Read to Be Freed

Write a book review of your favorite book or your latest read and receive a raffle 
ticket to win:
  • ​​​​​free dress passes
  • Amazon gift cards
  • fun prizes and much, much more.

Raffles will be held monthly and the most creative and compelling reviews will be featured in InsideSI. Submit as many book reviews as you would like here and receive a raffle ticket for each entry.


How do I write and submit a book review? 

  1. Read other people’s reviews.  Publishers Weekly has a ton of short book reviews, and NPR  has fantastic long-form book reviews.

  2. Check out Purdue Owl.  It has everything you need to know about how to write a book review.

  3. Start writing. 

  4. Submit your review to

How long should my book review be? least 100 words. It can be as long as you would like, but reviews featured in Inside SI may need to be edited.

May I choose any book I’ve ever read?


Other Tips:

  • Keep in mind that you are trying to help your reader decide whether to read the book that you are reviewing.  A synopsis is important, but it’s equally important to share how the book made you feel, what it made you think, and why. 
  • Give your readers a good idea of what the book is about, but don’t tell them every detail--and, of course, no spoilers.  
  • Need help? Stop by the library. Ms. Wenger or Ms. Brancoli can walk you through it.

Fine print:

All members of the SI community, including faculty and staff, may submit book reviews.  There is no limit to the number of reviews that one can submit.

Reviews of any and all books are welcome.

Submitted reviews may be published on the Library’s website, Instagram, in the Library, in InsideSI, and elsewhere.

Reviews must be a minimum of 100 words. 

*Reviewers  may opt out of having their book reviews printed in InsideSI.


Image credit: Tiffany Lee '20