Book Gang Podcast Episode 24: Strong Book Opinions Wanted

Book Gang Podcast Episode 24: Strong Book Opinions Wanted

Book Gang Podcast Episode 24: Strong Book Opinions Wanted (With Lindsay @theopinionatedreader)

Lindsay (@theopinionatedreader) may have been tasked with the most challenging podcast assignment yet, but it seemed fitting for a bookstagrammer that builds a brand on strong book opinions.

So today we discuss three books she loved and three books she hated. Learn some of the best practices for sharing negative book reviews and what surprising author friendship blossomed from a positive book review.  


Today’s episode does have trigger warnings for the last portion of our show (in the negative review

  • The negative reviews do have spoilers.
  • 43:05- A rape case is mishandled and there is a discussion on how this case would actually be handled based on Lindsay’s background (and her husband’s background) working as a sex crime’s detective and intern in the sex crimes unit. 
  • 52:52- May be triggering to those facing disabilities because it is about someone being dishonest about a health diagnosis.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 24: Strong Book Opinions Wanted

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Mentioned in this episode:

The Opinionated Reader on Instagram

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Bath Haus by P.J. Vernon

A Little Hope by Ethan Joella

Bath Haus Review on Patreon

The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden

Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger

Setting Free the Kites by Alex George

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Such A Fun Age by Kylie Reid

When You Hate Your Neighbor, and Then Your Kids Start Dating by Kiley Reid in the NY Times

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

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