Book Gang Podcast Episode 11: What It Takes To Be A Top Goodreads Reviewer

Book Gang Podcast 11: What it Takes to Be A Top Goodreads Reviewer

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and many of us rely on it every day to make our own book choices. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a top GoodReads reviewer on a platform with millions of members?

Larry ranks 28th in the world on this platform and is giving us a peek into his daily reading life and how he shares books. Learn his preferred format to read a book, the process to rate and review books, how the GoodReads reviewer ranking works, his experience with review copies, and how he gained his loyal following.

He offers 5 great books we should add to our stack immediately and I couldn’t check them out fast enough. These fiction book recommendations include a couple that hit all the right notes for both of us.

Book Gang Podcast Episode 11: What It Takes To Be A Top Goodreads Reviewer

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

A Friendly Goodreads Competition

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Tin Man Sarah Winman

The Dearly Beloved Cara Wall

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee

The Charm Offensive by Allison Cochrun

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

UnREAL TV series

Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

It’s Either Sadness or Bookphoria…

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In this week’s Patreon Bonus 

This week’s nostalgic playlist is courtesy of my Columbia House pennies that were shipped off for my CD collection; membership stopped for the required duration and then restarted to collect more.

I carried around a big binder on all our road trips and dinners with friends.

My collecting followed me into those early married days. I still remember the excitement of ripping open those cardboard boxes and buying a CD of mediocre music for that one great hit. 

Enjoy this playlist while preparing that holiday feast this year! 

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Monthly in-depth video interviews with each of our chosen authors. Learn the stories behind each of their stories and what they hope you will walk away from each of their books.

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Exclusive MomAdvice Book Gang Podcast Episodes & Early Access Book Reviews. Your stack will be toppling over with my real-time reviews each month. These reviews are available in both audio and printable formats.  

Monthly Themed Playlists & Digital Downloads. Pair your favorite thriller with my spooky playlist. Brew some tea and listen to an instrumental mix with your favorite classic. Embrace short story songs with my favorite storytellers. The playlists are endless and digital downloads are available for your reading journals.

Sneak Peek Upcoming Content. You will know before anyone else what to expect in upcoming podcast episodes and what I’m researching for our next shows. Be bookishly curious with me and give your input for these MomAdvice Book Gang podcast shows.

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Book Gang Podcast 11: What it Takes to Be A Top Goodreads Reviewer

Published November 12, 2021 by:

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