I recently wrote two book reviews for academic journals. The first one, a review of Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America by Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais, appeared in The Forensic (issues of this journal are not online). The book is a fairly good review of generational and technological changes on society, and I recommended it to forensics coaches who read the journal.
I wrote the second review for Presidential Studies Quarterly. That review covered the book The Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans: How Presidential Candidates Use Religious Language in American Political Debate by Frederick Stecker (my review can be found here). Although there are good qualities to the book--and it is a critically important topic--the book was disappointing in execution (especially in latter chapters).