Briefly Read

At Briefly Read, we encourage you to read differently. To read for pleasure and with purpose. To encounter fresh perspectives, consider diverse opinions and hear new voices.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

Haruki Murakami

Storytelling has its origins in oral culture, in the exchange of tales, dreams and fantasies, and the shared experience of new worlds and adventures. Although reading might now be a primarily solitary pursuit, that doesn’t mean books can no longer be enjoyed collectively. Briefly Read aims to create a collaborative reading experience.

Peruse our reviews to find your next favourite book or dive straight into a reading challenge. Discover ways to make your reading more meaningful and get the most out of every book you pick up.

Read more, read more widely and read smarter with Briefly Read!

Reading Challenge 2022

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Succinct, meaningful reviews

We are always looking for new writing to review. 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 link to where we can read one) and author details.