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We are Moving!

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There will no longer be posts on this site after January 31, 2012

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You Gotta Read Reviews Admin Team

About Us

A group of dislocated reviewers joining together to give their honest opinions about some good books and some not so good books!

Our Ratings System

  You Gotta Read - Our highest rating - very few books will earn this award

You Need To Read - Excellent books that don't quite meet Gotta Read

You Want To Read - Good books to read, these are the average reads, still a good book

You Could Read - Books that you might want to think about before purchasing

Leave It On The Shelf - Books that just didn't measure up - hopefully you'll never see this one given

Our Review Team

Tir - Tir has been an avid reader and writer for as long as she can remember.  Her first book was published with Lyrical Press in early 2009 and since then, she's published three more books.  She has also began giving back to other writers, new and veteran, by editing for several publishing houses.  Though her time to review books is limited, she assists the group by posting many of the reviews for her fellow reviewers.

Brynna - Paranormal romance author and reviewer, Brynna Curry is a life long believer in the importance of reading. She enjoys the writing process and helping others hone their craft whether by reviewing published novels, critquing raw manuscripts or serving as a contest judge. When she isn’t writing, you may find her at the local library or the park with her children. Brynna makes her home in the Deep South with her husband, son, two daughters, and their redbone hound Diablo.

Martha E. - I love to read and review books! I am married, my DH is retired, and we live with two great dogs and a sweet cat! I used to say I was an attorney and real estate title business owner by day and a reader/reviewer by night. Now I own eTreasures Publishing and am squeezing in the duties of a reader. editor, publisher manager!  Life is grand with good books all around.

Lupa - I am a 33 year old Housemom and critter caretaker. I am also a writer, a cat breeder, a rabid reader, a machinist and a business manager. (Yea and they say being a stay at home Mom is easy….) Reading has been a passion of mine since I was a child. In fact I just got a book I read in the 5th grade that I had loaned out and never gotten back, and spent 20 years looking for, from my sister for my birthday. So yea books are a big part of my life LOL.  I have had a passion for vampires and the paranormal since I was a teenager. L.J. Smith’s vampires were among the first that I fell for. I am a fan of Laurell K Hamilton, Yasmine Galenorn, Mary Stanton, and a number of others. We, my husband and I have a large collection of books, and a small house LOL so we have to cycle the books through on the shelves, that cover nearly every genre on the market. Nonfiction to good old fashioned Smut ;). I love reviewing books because I like getting the word out there about books I have enjoyed. Almost as much as I love finding a review that gets my interest and gets me hooked on a new writer.

Val - My name is Val and I'm a bookaholic.  I was always this way and now I have three teenage girls (18, 17 and 14) who are spitting images of myself.   Sometimes that's not always a good thing. :) I live in sunny South Carolina and love it here.  My two passions are Nascar and reading and  I'm currently in school for Computer Programming.

Gabrielle - I am a working mother of two boys who share my love of reading and writing. If you don't find me with a pen and paper in hand or my nose in a book, I can be found out enjoying the outdoors and playing with my boys. I have of many interests from English humor, listening to music, to volunteering at my local wildlife preserve.

Janelle - I've always been something of a bibliophile, (okay, fine, I'm a nerd) despite my slight dyslexia. I have a degree in PR/Advertising with a minor in English. My favorite genres are fantasy, paranormal, and mythology. I enjoy plot driven stories -- the more complex the better --that are well researched and don't delve into false drama. My favorite series are Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and many others. I am working on a few stories of my own, but at this time I am not published.

Jennifer S. - I am an avid reader when the time allows.  I have always been a reader and have enjoyed being a book reviewer.  Most of my time is spent learning to be a good sign language interpreter, mom to 2 boys, and a wife.  I also have an Australian Shepard named Hope, she thinks she's a person.    I also love to scrapbook and quilt.  I am truly blessed with my life and will always have a book by my side.

 Valentina C. - I am a maniacal reader who is also dabbling in the world of writing. I’ve had many poems published in such magazines as Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Magnolia's Press, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19 among others. I have a blog about the craziness that ensues when living in a house with seven tame snakes, which is called Cold-Blooded Lives. I am also studying to be a classical singer, so what you most likely would hear if you strolled past my house is a lot of high notes followed by the howling of dogs.

Jodie Pierce

Shawn Weisser
Nerine Dorman