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Starting in 2020, we're now releasing two episodes a month! The first episode releases on the 15th and is a chat of what we're currently reading and a general bookish discussion topic. The 2nd episode releases on the 30th and is our monthly book club discussion. We announce the following month's book pick at the end of the episode so you can read along with us. (Our older episodes follow this same format, but were combined into one longer episode a month.)
We also have special author interview episodes sprinkled throughout the year, so make sure to subscribe in your favorite podcast app so you never miss out!
If you'd like join in on the bookish discussion through social media, our hashtag is #EclecticReaders and you can find us at:
Twitter: @EclecticReadPod
Litsy: @EclecticReaders
Instagram: @EclecticReaders
Goodreads: Eclectic Readers
The History of Eclectic Readers
The Eclectic Readers started in 2009 as an IRL book club. In 2015, four of us in the book club thought we'd give podcasting a try and have been going strong ever since! In each monthly book club episode, we base our book choice on that month's IRL book club pick.

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Starting in 2020, we're now releasing two episodes a month! The first episode releases on the 15th and is a chat of what we're currently reading and a general bookish discussion topic. The 2nd episode releases on the 30th and is our monthly book club discussion. We announce the following month's book pick at the end of the episode so you can read along with us. (Our older episodes follow this same format, but were combined into one longer episode a month.)
We also have special author interview episodes sprinkled throughout the year, so make sure to subscribe in your favorite podcast app so you never miss out!
If you'd like join in on the bookish discussion through social media, our hashtag is #EclecticReaders and you can find us at:
Twitter: @EclecticReadPod
Litsy: @EclecticReaders
Instagram: @EclecticReaders
Goodreads: Eclectic Readers
The History of Eclectic Readers
The Eclectic Readers started in 2009 as an IRL book club. In 2015, four of us in the book club thought we'd give podcasting a try and have been going strong ever since! In each monthly book club episode, we base our book choice on that month's IRL book club pick.

    Episode 88: The Forest of Enchantments: You Tried, Ram

    Episode 88: The Forest of Enchantments: You Tried, Ram

    Susan, Meredith, and Jeannette discuss the Forest of Enchantments and what they thought of the Ramayana being told from Sita’s perspective. They talk about the themes of love and enduring as well as the impact Ram had made on Sita’s life.


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    Palace of Illusions on Goodreads and Bookshop


    Next Episode’s Book:

    The City We Became on Goodreads and Bookshop

    • 52 min
    Episode 87: Book Talk: Road Trips/Journeys - I Reserve My Judgement

    Episode 87: Book Talk: Road Trips/Journeys - I Reserve My Judgement

    Jeannette, Meredith, and Susan discuss journeys and road trips in books. What makes them enjoyable? What books come to mind when they think journeys and road trips?


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    Rich People Problems on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Phantom Tollbooth on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Road on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Just Mercy on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Riot Baby on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Clap When You Land on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Party of Two on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Lightning Thief on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Hobbit on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Wayward Son on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Spin the Dawn on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Darkest Minds on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Wizard of Oz on Goodreads and Bookshop

    • 38 min
    Episode 86: Author Interview: Jasmine Guillory

    Episode 86: Author Interview: Jasmine Guillory

    Jeannette has a delightful chat with Jasmine Guillory, author of the Wedding Date, The Proposal, and more. They talk about her newest book, Party of Two, what make her couples so much fun, and of course, dessert!


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    Jasmine Guillory
    The Wedding Date on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Proposal on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Wedding Party on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Royal Holiday on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Party of Two on Goodreads and Bookshop

    From the Desk of Zoe Washington on Goodreads and Bookshop

    The Glass Hotel on Goodreads and Bookshop

    • 20 min
    Episode 85: The Gifted School: Shenanigans! I Wanted More Shenanigans

    Episode 85: The Gifted School: Shenanigans! I Wanted More Shenanigans

    Susan, Meredith, and Tara talk schools; or rather a gifted school for the gifted. They talk about status, competition, and class with how parents think they are doing everything they can to help their children succeed.


    Find us on Twitter, Litsy, Instagram, and Goodreads


    Next Episode’s Book:

    The Forest of Enchantments on Goodreads and Bookshop

    • 49 min
    Episode 84: Book Talk: Pride Month - Let's Change the Default

    Episode 84: Book Talk: Pride Month - Let's Change the Default

    Happy Pride Month! Meredith, Tara, and Susan talk LGBTQIA+ in the media. How TV leans towards WLW and books lean towards MLM, but there still needs to be more representation, overall. They then talk about their LGBTQIA+ focused book stacks and recs.


    Find us on Twitter, Litsy, Instagram, and Goodreads



    The Wrath and the Dawn on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Naturally Tan on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Drama on Goodreads and Bookshop
    A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Stamped from the Beginning on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Monday’s Not Coming on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Here for It on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Reverie on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Pulp on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Lies We Tell Ourselves on Goodreads and Bookshop
    The Gravity of Us on Goodreads and Bookshop
    You Should See Me in a Crown on Goodreads and Bookshop
    What If It’s Us on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Cinderella is Dead on Goodreads and Bookshop
    We Were Always Here on Goodreads and Amazon
    George on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Call Me By Your Name on Goodreads and Bookshop

    • 51 min
    Episode 83: Black Lives Matter

    Episode 83: Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter. Black Stories Matter. Share them. Say their names. Don’t let them be silenced.


    Resources



    Advancement Project’s List of Organizations
    Bookshop’s Antiracist Reading Recs
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. spotlights the last 50 years of African-American history in “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” now streaming in full for free online
    Guide to Ally-ship: read the short guide here
    10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship: on Instagram
    An anti-racist reading list from Ibram X Kendi
    List of Black-Owned bookstores in the U.S.
    The Conscious Kid : A resource to help educate children on racial bias and promoting positive identity development
    I have No Mouth, and I Must Scream: The Duty of the Black Writer During Times of American Unrest by Tochi Onyebuchi
    Ibram X Kendi on why not being racist is not enough


    Accounts to Follow on Social Media



    The Conscious Kid on Instagram
    Spinesvines on Instagram
    The Stacks Podcast on Instagram
    Diverse Spines on Instagram
    Bowties and Books on Instagram


    Where to Donate



    Black Live Matter: donate here
    Campaign Zero: donate here
    The Bail Project: donate here


    Podcasts/Podcast Episodes



    Code Switch Podcast: hosted by journalists of color, the podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.
    Deadline City Podcast: hosted by authors Dhonielle Clayton & Zoraida Cordova who talk about the publishing industry and their writing journeys.
    First Draft Podcast’s interview with Jason Reynolds, discusses his book LOOK BOTH WAYS, his childhood growing up in DC, his writing career, and more.
    The Stacks Podcast interview with R. Eric Thomas, author of HERE FOR IT, a collection of humorous and thoughtful essays centering around his identities of Black, Christian, Gay, and American.
    The Reading Women’s interview with Kiley Reid, author of SUCH A FUN AGE.


    Black Stories on Youtube



    Let’s Talk About Race: Nic Stone & Jodi Picoult
    Amber Ruffin’s Experience with Police on Late Night with Seth Meyers
    This is My Story - The FBE Cast
    Untold Story of Black Suffragettes


    Tara’s Book Rec
    Sister Outsider - on Goodreads and Bookshop
    Audre Lourde is a legend. When I read Sister Outsider for the first time a few years ago I felt empowered, I felt rage, I felt sickened - I cried a number of times. Ultimately, it’s a plea for hope and change.
    Why I picked it? A stunning number of my friends on Goodreads have not read this book. It’s older, but I think it’s just as important now as when it was published.


    Meredith’s Book Rec
    Dear Martin on Goodreads and Bookshop
    This book might be short, but its impact is huge as it tackles racial discrimination, police brutality, and the inequality in the American school system.
    Why I picked it?
    This is one of those books that sticks with you. I ugly cried during portions of it, but was still left with hope at the end. It’s also a great time to read it because Nic Stone is publishing a sequel called DEAR JUSTYCE in September 2020 that deals with the very real issues facing Black boys and other minorities in the American justice system.


    Jeannette’s Book Rec
    All American Boys on
    Goodreads and
    Bookshop


    Told from the two perspectives of Rashad and Quinn, this book explores the idea of police brutality and the trauma and impact it has on the victim and their community, but it also shows a white teen dealing with his privilege and what his responsibility is as someone who knows the truth behind the incident.


    Why I picked it?
    This book is so powerful in the way it handles real issues of discrimination and privilege. It made me think, it made me cry, and it has never really left me.


    Non-Fiction Book Recs



    Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood on Goodreads and Bookshop
    March on Goodreads and Bookshop
    How to be An Antiracist on Goodreads and Bookshop
    So You Want to Talk About Race on Goodreads and Bookshop
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Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

TanelleNash ,

Fantastic discussions

I love listening to the group chat about books and their featured reads. I love that they mix up their featured reads; many different genres and formats. And their discussions regarding the books are very in depth and informative.

melissajayne80 ,

A fun podcast

Hosted by 4 women this is a fun podcast that talks about what they are reading and one book that they have all read together.

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