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(Updated 04/2022)

Amy's Bookshelf Reviews is a not-for-profit business, as Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews does NOT charge for reviews. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews is very organized when it comes to reviews. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews has rules and specific policies. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews communicates with emails, which may or may not have attached spreadsheets or documents that are individualized for the author or representative.

This process allows Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews to read and review for the majority of the requests that are received (Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews accept about 96.5% of reviews requested). Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews is transparent with AMY’S LIBRARY OF BOOKSHELVES. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews tried to get the titles read, reviewed, and posted in a timely manner. However, it is only one person reviewing the work.  Works accepted are books, articles, graphic novels, children's books, magazine articles, Literary magazine reviews, online stories.  Donations can be made if the author wishes. Information about donations and how they work, can be downloaded from the PDF file.

POSTING DAYS are Sunday through Thursday. (Holiday exclusions apply) (Easter, Thanksgiving eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day are non-posting Holidays) UNLESS it is a scheduled release date.  Most reviews are posted in the morning, whenever possible, but sometimes they may get posted later in the day, depending on my day's schedule. (Though I may not post on these dates, I will be at least reading a bit and writing reviews). 

The costs listed are for the placement of the review and done via donation buttons on this website.


If a book is only on audiobook, or a review is reposted on an audiobook, in order for a review to be posted, the audiobook (at least on needs to be purchased. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews may not always have the funds to purchase audiobooks. So, if an author wants the book reviewed on audio (and it must be listened to, even if the print book was read), the author must provide a redemption code, or the audiobook is listed as "free" or a donation of the purchase price is required.


Reviews that have a scheduled release date, and Express Release Reviews. Reviews for The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon, and Blog Tour Review Dates. (Quick Response Calendar page)​


All titles from the same author will be listed in order. (Even if the author sends more title while a title is still on one of the shelves). However, once the first title has been reviewed, the other title(s) will be moved to the end of the VIP Legacy Author bookshelf (Unless a donation is made to move it to a higher bookshelf, or to the top of the bookshelf after the first author’s last title, for a $30 donation)

​Each book title has the author’s last name in parenthesis to show if they have multiple titles. When an author has a title on the bookshelf and adds another title, it goes right under the author’s last title. When one is reviewed, the other go to the end of the bookshelf, moving on to the next author’s title. ​​(The exception to this multiple title rule is the new "Consecutive Review" process.) The other exception is the other VIP-BOOKSHELVES, where titles are listed as they are received. Each title has its own 21-25 posting day window. 


Books that are out of print, and do not have a current published other format will not be reviewed, unless its status changes. If your title is on my list, and then gone because it is out of print, when it is released again, let me know. I do keep the information about the book and the author. This does NOT affect books that may only be sold on an author's or publisher's website or bookstore.


VERIFIED PURCHASES: Bookshelf items marked with #V refer to it being a verified purchase. ​​​Books can no longer be "gifted." Books do NOT have to be verified purchases to have a review. Verified purchases do not have a limit of how many reviews can be posted per week, but unverified purchases do, and this impacts how many reviews can be posted per week.

UNVERIFIED PURCHASE reviews do NOT get deleted by Amazon, but reviews written incorrectly or those that are reported as abuse may. According to Amazon, reviews are only discussed with the reviewers, and sometimes Amazon allows the reviewer to repost the review. 

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​A review is posted, it takes about 60 minutes for the entire process to be complete for one review. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews does NOT accept payment for reviews. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews reviews are unbiased and honest. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews accepts donations or gift cards but not for exchange of a specific type of review. Donations are NOT considered payment for providing a review and Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews DOES NOT allow the amount of the donation (if there is one) to influence the star rating in any way.

​​Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews is a proud supporter of the Indie Author Community.

Total Posted Reviews (From 2014 to Current Date)
Year-to-Date (2022)




Turnaround time for reviews of titles on this shelf is 3 posting days from the date after I receive the required information ($100 donation required) These book titles are also posted in order, even if the author has multiple titles.

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Turnaround time for reviews of titles on this shelf is 7 posting days from the date after I receive the required information ($75 donation required) These book titles are also posted in order, even if the author has multiple titles.

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Turnaround time for reviews of titles on this shelf is 14 posting days from the date after I receive the required information. ($60 donation required)

Lifetime Preferred “Expanded” Author

  • Douglas M Brown

Lifetime Preferred Author

  • Crystal Mary Lindsey

  • Jan Notzon

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Purchase your Preferred Packages here.

After purchase is complete, send a follow up email to 

only if your email or name is different than your pen name that you used on PayPal. 

Either way, you will get a reply and request for the title's information.



Turnaround time for reviews of titles on this shelf is within 21- 25 posting days from the date after I receive the required information. ($40 donation required)

Lifetime Legacy Friends:

  • Book Sirens Author Reviews

  • Celadon Books

  • Henry Roi

  • Blackthorn Book Tours

Lifetime Priority Authors:

  • Gary Edward Gedall

  •  Isobel Blackthorn

  •  Doug Lamplugh

  1. Endeavor's Run (Marks) 

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This bookshelf is meant for the authors who have been on The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon or will be, so their book is reviewed prior to or will be reviewed after the guest's appearance.

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Want to have a guest appearance on our podcast? Use the link to sign up.

Be our Guest

  1. Singing in Liquid Sunshine (L. Austin)

  2. Never Judge a Book - My Fur-Ever Friends (L. Austin)

  3. Fred: An Unbecoming Woman (A. Krabbenschmidt) 6/3

  4. Psychic (S. Rose, T. Rose) 6/17

  5. Beneath Cruel Waters (J. Bassoff) 6/24

  6. Hemlock Hollow (C. Holderfield)  7/15

  7. Lost and Found in the 60s (P. Justison) 7/22



Amy's Bookshelf Reviews has some available tokens, but would also accept donations for the purchase of tokens. The first three episodes are free, and then each episode must be unlocked to read, depending on the size, for a specific amount of tokens. The tokens are based on the number of episodes and the length of the episode

Donation for Vella's Only

  • 200 tokens for     $1.99

  • 525 tokens for     $4.99 

  • 1100 tokens for   $9.99

  • 1700 tokens for $14.99

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“Legacy” bookshelf is for “Legacy Authors” (or authors that are sent by a repeat representative, representing a “Legacy Author.” (Once an author has requested their second title to be reviewed, they automatically become a Legacy Author). (If the book is also to be reviewed in audiobook form, that is a separate review. Once the print review has been done, the audiobook review will be moved to the "reposted reviews" bookshelf.)

For Consecutive Reviews:

up to 3 books reviewed at the same time, $20 per every three books, and the reviews will be posted consecutively. 

To rise to the top (second or third position) $30 donation per author. (all titles move together, but don't necessarily get reviewed and posted together


  1. New Era (T. Smith)

  2. ​Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids (K. Beckstrand)

  3. To Swallow The Earth: A Western Thriller (K. Beckstrand)

  4. Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm: It's Not a Pretty Picture ... Book (K. Beckstrand)

  5. GROW: How We Get Food from Our Garden (K. Beckstrand) #V

  6. Gopher Golf: A Wordless Picture Book (Beckstrand) #V

  7. ​​Agnes’s Rescue: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl (K. Beckstrand) #V

  8. Samuel Sailing (K. Beckstrand)

  9. Why Can't Juan Sleep? v

  10. ​I SPY ALPHABET Easter egg hunt (M. Yiangou) #V

  11. ​EASTER colors & Counting (M. Yiangou#V

  12. THE egg-cellent EASTER kids COLORING BOOK  (M. Yiangou

  13. Dark Web Murders (B. O'Hare) 

  14. The 1105 Murders (B. O'Hare) 

  15. ​How to identify my greatest passion in life (D. Pais)

  16. Poetry on Inspiring Women (D. Pais)

  17. The Silhouette in the Picture (D. Pais)

  18. Just a little Bit (D. Pais)

  19. Zach the Zany Zebra  (S. Baker)

  20. Annie Alligator  (S. Baker)

  21. Billy Beaver  (S. Baker)

  22. Cutie Caterpillar  (S. Baker)

  23. Duke and Dawn  (S. Baker)

  24. Elephant and Earthworm  (S. Baker)

  25. Furry Fox  (S. Baker)

  26. Giraffe's Gift  (S. Baker)

  27. Hamster and Hippo  (S. Baker)

  28. Itsy is Itchy  (S. Baker)

  29. Jelly in a Jam  (S. Baker)

  30. Kitten is a Kangaroo (S. Baker)

  31. Lion's Lesson  (S. Baker)

  32. Maymeemye Momu  (S. Baker)

  33. Nellie's Nine Narwhals  (S. Baker)

  34. Outlaw Orangutans  (S. Baker)

  35. Pudgy Porky  (S. Baker)

  36. Quacky Quads  (S. Baker)

  37. Rude Rutherford Robin  (S. Baker)

  38. Salamander Sisters  (S. Baker)

  39. ​Snifter of Death (C. Karlsen) #V

  40. The Lost Power (A. Centrae)

  41. Solstice Shadows (A. Centrae)

  42. Songs I Heard the City Sing (M. Brooks)

  43. The Mouse in The Tabernacle (M. Brooks)

  44. Hunt for the Troll (M. Richardson)

  45. The Sun Casts No Shadow (M. Richardson)

  46. Cause And Effect: Vice Plagues The City (P. Adams) #V

  47. The Ancestor (L. Goldberg) #V

  48. Runaway Train (L. Goldberg)

  49. Deadly Enterprise (K. Chapman) #V

  50. ​No Chance In Hell (R. Glenn) #V

  51. Holiday of the Dead (R. Glenn)

  52. Wild Wolf's Twisted Tails (R. Glenn)

  53. The King of America: Epic Edition (R. Glenn)

  54. P.O.W. Wartime Log of F/Sgt. T.D. Glenn (R. Glenn)

  55. Aaron After School (M. Kriscott)

  56. Sonia's Secret Someone (M. Kriscott)

  57. Melanie's Match (M. Kriscott)

  58. School's Out (M. Kriscott)

  59. HooDoo Island (W. O'Brien)

  60. The Girl Who Disappeared (J. Lingard) 

  61. The Girl Who Disappeared [audiobook] (J. Lingard) #V 

  62. Tame The Storm (T. Tayler) #V

  63. One True Friend (T. Tayler)

  64. A Fallen Kingdom (M. Wilson) 

  65. DNA Demons N Angels: What to Expect When You're Expecting Something Different (K. Zaber)

  66. Something Twisted: The Fifth Tale of the Zodiac Cusp Kids (S. Dale)

  67. Something Fatal: The Sixth Tale of the Zodiac Cusp Kids (S. Dale)

  68. Liza Fury: Catch 22 (T. Marti)

  69. Enterprising Women: A Practical Guide to Starting Your First Business (M. Druga)

  70. 1914 (M. Druga)

  71. 1915 (M. Druga)    

  72. 1916 (M. Druga)     

  73. 1917 (M. Druga)

  74. 1918 (M. Druga)   

  75. A Tale of Two Nations (M. Druga)

  76. Heinous (M. Druga)

  77. Ask Not (M. Schmidt)

  78. What Happens in Chicago (L. Crowe) 

  79. House Rules (L. Crowe) 

  80. The Testaments (M. Atwood) #V

  81. ​Sophie: Witch-Hunter (K. Marsden)

  82. Under Dark Skies (A. Scudiere)

  83. Fracture Five (A. Scudiere)

  84. Echo and Ember (A. Scudiere)

  85. Salvage (A. Scudiere)

  86. Garden of Bone (A. Scudiere)

  87. The Camelot Gambit (A. Scudiere)

  88. Dead Tide (A. Scudiere)

  89. Sabotage (A. Scudiere)

  90. Vanishing Point (A. Scudiere)

  91. The Surface (A. Scudiere)

  92. The Tempest (A. Scudiere)

  93. The Swarm (A. Scudiere)

  94. Phoenix (A. Scudiere) #V

  95. ​Words That Matter: Family (J. Patchen) #V

  96. Journeys - Out of Body Ventures That Proves God Exists (M. Mullen) #V



This bookshelf is for authors that have put in their first request, or from representatives that have requested an author’s title for the first time (for that particular author)

For Consecutive Reviews:

up to 3 books reviewed at the same time, $20 per every three books, and the reviews will be posted consecutively. 

To rise to the top (second or third position) $30 donation per author. (all titles move together, but don't necessarily get reviewed and posted together

  1. Cherokee Sumer (S. Antony)

  2. Whispers of Innocence (N. Simmons)

  3. God Through Binoculars: A Hitchhiker at a Monastery (D. Goska)

  4.  Madness (P. Parque)

  5. The Stimulus Fortune: When Rock Bottom Means You Are Just Getting Started (J. Walker) #V

  6. Deacon Blues  (K. Trautman)

  7. H2LiftShips - Beyond Luna (B. Freeman) #V

  8. H2LiftShips - A Back Story (B. Freeman) #V

  9. The Hidden King (E. Radcliff) 
  10. The Last Prince (E. Radcliff)
  11. The Wild Court (E. Radcliftt)
  12. Cost of Victory (C. Saxon)
  13. Dragonborn (D. Sundblad)
  14. Sage Goddess for Humanity Vol 1-3 (A. Strauss)
  15. Sword and Sorcery: Frostfire (E. Avery) 
  16. Soulmate, Stage Right (B. Jones) #V
  17. Soulmate, Stage Right (B. Jones) #V [audiobook]
  18. MEAT (D. Cobain)
  19. Crown Prince: Book One of New Blood (W. Kilpack)
  20. Check Mate (L. Starr)
  21. Firebomb (L. Starr)
  22. The Altar from Space (R. DeBoard) 
  23. Fearghus Academy (I. Scheffer)
  24. Death Space: The true story of a deaf serial killer at Gallaudet University (T. Crowe)
  25. The Poetic Vibrations of a Matured Butterfly (A. Conway)
  26. Whispers of Innocence (N. Simmons)




Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews does repost reviews or update reviews or add previously posted reviews to new sites where the book title is listed. This includes reposting or rewriting reviews for audiobooks or new "boxed" sets.


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This is a list of banned, burned, challenged or even controversial books.

This donate button is for banned books only!
For every donation over $5 for Amy's Bookshelf Reviews to purchase a banned book, this icon will be given as a gift to the donator. (It is an image created by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews and Essence Publishing, and copyrighted). 

My Goal is to purchase the books in paperback, even if I have them on Kindle.  
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Download a copy of the Banned, Burned, Challenged, and Controversial book list.

Updated 3/2022

  1. The Color Purple (Walker) #V (Kindle) 

  2. A Light in the Attic (Silverstein) #V (Kindle) 

  3. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo (Twiss) #V (Kindle) 

  4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain) #V (Kindle) 

  5. Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) Own (Hard cover part of collection)

  6. Tell Tale Heart (Poe) Own (Hard cover part of collection)

  7. The Outsiders (Hinton) #V (Paperback) 

  8. A Good Kind of Trouble (Ramée) #V

  9. Ground Zero: A Novel of 9/11 (Gratz) #V (Paperback) 

  10. Slaughterhouse-Five (Vonnegut) #V (Paperback) 

  11. 1984 (Orwell) #V (Paperback) 

  12. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Blume) #V (Paperback) 

  13. A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive (​Pelzer) #V (Paperback) 

  14. The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger) #V (Paperback) 

  15. The Book Thief (Zusak) #V (Paperback) 

  16. To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee) #V (Paperback) 

  17. A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) (L'Engle) #V (Paperback) 

  18. Fahrenheit 451  (Bradbury) #V (Paperback) 

  19. Lawn Boy (Evison) #V (Kindle)

  20. The End of Policing  #V (Kindle)

  21. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Kesey) #V (Paperback)

  22. The Call of the Wild (London) #V (Paperback)

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These are the books that I will read and review, but are also linked to my other review site, Amy's Reel True Crime Reviews, where the related documentaries to those particular subjects of these books.  Reading and reviewing these books do not affect the timeliness of other books that are on the other bookshelves.

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  1. Under the Banner of Heaven (J. Krakauer) (original show on Hulu) #V

  2. A SPECIAL KIND OF EVIL (Pardoe) (Hester) #V

  3. THE CASE OF THE ZODIAC KILLER (Morford) (Ferguson)


  5. Germond Family Murders (Cookingham) #V



This genre "children's" refers to any book written for the age group 0-18. Sometimes listed as teen, coming of age, young adult, children, picture books, etc. These book titles can be nonfiction or fiction.


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February n/a

March n/a

April n/a

May n/a

June- Children's

July - Self-Help

August -Mental Health

September -Erotica

October - Educational Books

November- Memoirs/Biographies

December - True Crime

Not on a bookshelf, but want your book in this list. Donate $5 per title, or donate any amount to allow an author's title being verified by purchasing it on

If it doesn't have #V, it's not a verified purchase yet.

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