A perennial question (often from rushed students who don’t have time to read a book!), and one easily answered by this handy online guide. The librarians here at Eisenhower have prepared a thorough list of resources and strategies for finding book reviews.
From newspapers to podcasts, from databases to RSS feeds, and everywhere in between, book reviews are out there. It’s just a matter of patience and craft. If your reading is for a class, probably the best place to start is with the databases for that subject. Many of the online indexes include book reviews. Often, you can limit your search to this type of material.
Want to read a little more broadly? There are collections of book reviews and essays on books in the libraries’ collections. Try browsing the books under this subject heading. And there are many historical works that give you a picture of a particular time period. Check out the online collections of early texts: Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Early English Books Online. And as always, contact a librarian for more help.