Most people have books on their shelves they’ve been meaning to read. Bailey has 125. With this podcast, she and her friends set out to finish their ever-growing To Read Lists.
The Tales of Mole
THE ADRIAN MOLE DIARIES by Sue Townsend
TALES by Amiri Baraka
In this week's episode, the crew takes on two firebrands from different sides of the Atlantic--Sue Townsend and Amiri Baraka--who wrote two wildly different books--THE ADRIAN MOLES DIARIES and TALES. They discuss their roller coaster lives all without spoiling anything. On top of that Bailey and Toby take a trip down the embarrassing memory lane of personal diaries. And of course MORE SHAME!
My Sister, The Witch
MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite
WITCHES ABROAD by Terry Pratchett
This week Toby fantasysplains the Discworld series to a skeptical Bailey, Bailey gushes about 2018’s #1 subway read (according to Andrew), and we all ponder the significance of the number of famous authors who worked in the energy engineering industry prior to publishing fame. Plus, Bailey cements her new catchphrase, Dillon gives a mini-review of Bailey’s book, and Andrew makes a SHOCKING last-second announcement at the end of the podcast.
Wolf is for Witching
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
WHITE IS FOR WITCHING by Helen Oyeyemi
Bailey and Dillon are back and ready to dig deep into English history! First, Andrew contemplates how many Thomases is too many in Hilary Mantel's WOLF HALL. Then, Bailey visits a racist haunted house in WHITE IS FOR WITCHING, a gothic coming of age story. If that's not enough, the hosts come up with drag names for Tudor monarchs and share their first real shame of quarantine.
A Brief History of Seven Trees
THE BARON IN THE TREES by Italo Calvino
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James
This week we dive into THE BARON IN THE TREES by Italo Calvino and A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS by Marlon James. We ask important questions like - Will Andrew like a book that Toby has abandoned? Will Toby like this novel as much as the other Calvino he's read? And, What stops does the surrealism train make? Also, Toby tries to survive a bachelor party in the deep woods...
The Proposal Girls
THE PROPOSAL by Jasmine Guillory
THE GIRLS by Emma Cline
This week we're joined by Gillian Durkee (our theme composer and Andrew's fiancée) as we discuss the Jasmine Guillory's romance novel THE PROPOSAL and the bookstagram smash hit THE GIRLS by Emma Cline. We also ponder genres we should read more of, flesh out the details of a possible Weddingverse, and hatch plans for some proposals of our own!
The Immortal Underground
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - by Colson Whitehead
THE IMMORTALISTS - by Chloe Benjamin
The week we have special guest host Camille Knox on to discuss the award-winning novel THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead and THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin. Which of these contemporary novels is more to our liking? We also discuss revisiting ratings on Goodreads, our levels of olive enthusiasm, and Homeward Bound... a lot.