That book was a great read! (or an easy read.)
It was a page-turner. I couldn’t put the book down. I had to read it to the end.
The characters in the book were so real. I felt like I really knew them!
This book was written by an up and coming author. (new author with promise)
The book written about Obama was very timely. (Timely – meaning that it was written when it was most relevant.)
That book was not quite what I expected. I thought it would be more emotional and less scientific.
I didn’t think that this book would be good; however, it exceeded my expectations.
This is an award-winning book. It won 5 awards.
This book is lifeless. I didn’t like it at all.
He’s a terrible author; his book is full of clichés. (overused expressions or ideas)
We have a book club where we read a new book every week. Do you want to join?