Your new internet besties give you a weekly dose of books, banter, and folks you should be following. Join 30-something reading enthusiasts and real-life best friends Grace Atwood and Becca Freeman every month for a book club featuring a read they promise you won’t be able to put down. In between, they’re joined by guests for conversations on careers, dating, fashion, and more.
Bonus Episode with Diksha Basu
Today we are joined by Diksha Basu, the author of our November Book Club pick, Destination Wedding. Diksha is an author, former actress, and academic from New Delhi, India, and she now splits time between NYC and Bombay. We explore what ‘home’ means to her, and how that influenced this book. She shares her unique writing process, starting with character development before plot. We also learn the inspiration behind our favorite character Tina (who we want to be BFFs with), and our least favorite Mariann
Destination Wedding Book Club
For our November Book Club we read Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu. This book is exactly what we needed as we are both missing travel, meeting new people, and big events like weddings! The story follows Tina Das, a Brooklynite who is traveling to India with her divorced parents and her best friend to attend a cousin’s lavish wedding. Both Tina and her father are looking for love while on their trip, with some pretty mixed results. This book was such a fun read we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Holiday Gifting with Caroline Moss
Welcome to our holiday gift guide episode with Caroline Moss. Caroline is the host of “Gee Thanks, Just Bought it,” a podcast about all things shopping. Her podcast explores the fun things she and her guests have found on the internet, bought, and loved. We talk about what we’re eyeing on Black Friday, plus gift ideas for moms, best friends, kids, and the office secret santa. We hope this episode gives you some great gift ideas (we certainly checked a few people off our list while recording!).
Royal Fashion with Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes, the author of HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style joins us to talk about royal fashion moments and her new book. Elizabeth shares the analytical lens she uses to observe and report on royal style, and the message behind the clothes just as much as their glamour. We dig into the writing process, photo selection, and her favorite royal outfits (and missteps!). She also shares how recent conversations around race and racism have impacted how she covers Meghan and royal style overall.
Just Us: Our favorite movies + TV shows.
For today’s episode, in honor of the cooler temps, we are sharing our favorite TV shows and movies. We have both been watching a lot more TV than movies. We still stick to our fav genres- Becca almost exclusively watches Rom Coms, and Grace likes anything with secret agents or lawyers, and documentaries. Differences aside, we can both agree that we really do love an old person romance… especially when Nancy Meyers is behind it. Hopefully this list will make your winter quarantine a little more entertain
Bonus: Alexis Daria on writing complicated LatinX families and the evolving romance genre
Alexis Daria is a native New Yorker, award winning author, celeb sighting specialist, who wrote our October Book Club pick, You Had Me at Hola. We get the inside scoop on her choice to write about the world of telenovelas and the ways that her own family mirrors the characters in the story. We get a peek into her writing process and how she writes such steamy sex scenes! We also get her favorite open door sex scene book recs, LatinX romance recs, and more.
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