Briefly Read

We read a lot. We read for pleasure and with purpose. To encounter fresh perspectives and hear new voices.

Use Briefly Read in a way that suits you. You can peruse our reviews section to discover new recommendations. Or jump into a reading challenge to give your TBR pile more structure. Whatever works for you, we’re here to help you get the most out of every word.

Reading Challenge 2023

Our Reading Challenge 2023 goes back and forth, back and forth…

Photo by Karolina Grabowska

See our challenges in full:

Succinct, meaningful reviews

We are always looking for new writing to review. We are especially interested in debut poetry collections and writing that engages with environmental issues.

If you would like to request a review of your book or pamphlet, please email or fill out the form below. Include a brief synopsis (or a link to where we can read one) and author details.

Storytelling has its origins in oral culture, in the exchange of tales, dreams and fantasies, and the shared experiences of new worlds and adventures. We created Briefly Read as a collaborative reading space. Let us know what you think or what you would like to see by email ( or on social media (@BrieflyWrite).