Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, the authors of How to Read a Book, suggest you write an analytical book review that follows these four rules once you’ve finished reading:
Classify the book according to subject matter.
State what the whole book is about. Be as brief as possible.
List the major parts in order and relation. Outline these parts as you have outlined the whole.
Define the problem or problems the author is trying to solve.