Discussions about the books we love and otherwise. Hosted by Nur and Teah.
New episodes release every third Monday.
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Episode 29: Taking Destiny By The B*lls
February's book club was She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan, which both Nur and Teah loved! Other books & authors mentioned: All About Love by bell hooks, Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami, Mary Balogh. The next book club pick is An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell Mysteries #7)
Episode 28: These Violent Delights
New year, still the same us. Teah and Nur talk about the progression of inclusivity in the genre fiction we like, what it's like to read YA again after a long break, and discuss These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, which delivered on it's promise with aplomb. Our next book club is She Who Became The Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan.
Episode 27: Our Year of Feels
Nur and Teah talk about how reading fit into their lives in the past year, where the concept of time was just really, really weird.
Episode 26: Pleasure Activism
We read Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown for the book club. It was... not for us, but we're happy if it is for you! Also discussed: Helen Hoang's latest release The Heart Principle and why we won't be reading it any time soon, how we've been reading a lot (spoiler: because of lockdown). Our next book is The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin.
Other books mentioned:
Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee
Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini
The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux
Episode 25: How You Doin'?
Nur and Teah finally get together after a long break (from recording, not friendship) and talk about what's been going on with their reading. Did they finish the book club? No! Because life.
Episode 24: Bye, Goodreads & An Unexpected Peril
Goodreads isn't a very good platform, so we're looking for other systems to track our reading. Let us know how you track yours! Our book club for March is Deanna Raybourn's An Unexpected Peril, and we get a bit personal on how the book touches (or not touches) us on the inside. We're taking a break from book clubbing for the fasting month, and we'll be back in May to read The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty... again. HOORAY!