From 1st November, and throughout the month of November, I will be taking part in a readalong of my first novel Slur with the Goodreads group ‘A Good Thriller’. If you want to join in the readalong, please follow the link: Goodreads Readalong. You will have to join the group in order to post comments but otherwise you can just follow the chat. For anyone who is interested in thrillers, I would recommend joining this lively group. Later in this post I’ve outlined some of the fun online activities that this group organises.
The format that the readalong takes is that readers have an opportunity to read the book and discuss it with the author while they are reading. This gives them a chance to ask any questions about the author’s writing process, plot lines, characters or anything else that may interest them. The author then dips in and out of the thread to respond to questions and comments made by members.
Readalongs aren’t just open to people who choose to read the book during the discussion; people who have already read the book can join in too. The group has already hosted a number of successful readalongs, which have been enjoyed by both readers and authors.
This is just one of the threads that members of ‘A Good Thriller’ can take part in. It’s a very active group and one of the friendliest I have come across on Goodreads. As well as various themed chats, two of the popular threads that members can take part in are ‘Book Pals’ and ‘Pick it for Me’. With ‘Book Pals’, members read and discuss a book along with a partner. ‘Pick it for Me’ involves listing a selection of books that you would like to read, and members will then help you choose which books they think you should read next from that selection. There are many other fun threads too so this group is well worth checking out if you are a fan of thrillers.
If you would like to join in the readalong and get an insight into the mind of a crime thriller writer, it will take part from 1st November – just follow the link: Goodreads Readalong.