Book Reviews

Each year many books applicable to advising are published; no one advisor can read them all, yet each book may contain information vital to the advisor's professional development. Book reviews are one way members can share their reading experiences with others. This writing experience also provides an entry point for new authors that may want to work up to submissions to our blogAcademic Advising Today or the NACADA Journal later in their publishing career.

How does it work?

Some books are made available to current members, free of charge, in exchange for a review.  If we don't have any books available to give freely, we encourage potential reviewers to borrow a current book or propose reviewing one that was important to their own professional development.  The member writes up a brief review and relates the content of the book to the advising profession or their work with students.  Reviewers must be current members and there is a limit of one review per year.  Completed reviews are copy edited to conform with APA style and posted here.

Available books

  • You may also propose a book from your collection or from your institution's library to review that you feel could be applied to academic advising.  Non-fiction titles are highly preferred.  Email us with your proposal by including the title, author, and a brief description of why you think it may be valuable to advisors. We normally provide several months to provide a draft review, but we are flexible with deadlines.

Review process and guidelines

Contact bookrev@ksu.edu for more information. 

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Current & Past Reviews


Book reviews referenced in the NACADA Journal

  • Issue 36(2) - December 2016
  • Issue 36(1) - June 2016
  • Issue 35(2) - December 2015
  • Issue 35(1) - June 2015
  • Issue 34(2) - December 2014
  • Issue 34(1) - June 2014
  • Issue 33(2) - December 2013
  • Issue 33(1) - June 2013
  • Issue 32(2) - December 2012
  • Issue 32(1) - June 2012
  • Issue 31(2) - December 2011
  • Issue 31(1) - June 2011
  • Issue 30(2) - December 2010
  • Issue 30(1) - June 2010
  • Issue 29(2) - December 2009
  • Issue 29(1) - June 2009
  • Issue 28(2) - December 2008
  • Issue 28(1) - June 2008
  • Issue 27(2) - December 2007
  • Issue 27(1) - June 2007
  • Issue 26(2) - December 2006
  • Issue 26(1) - June 2006
  • Issue 25(2) - December 2005