10 episodes

A virtual book club for readers of queer books in Aotearoa-New Zealand!

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A virtual book club for readers of queer books in Aotearoa-New Zealand!

    May 2022 Book Chat - The Extraordinaries

    May 2022 Book Chat - The Extraordinaries

    May 2022 Book Chat: The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

    https://alphabetbookclub.nz 

    This episode's guests:

    TJ Klune
    www.tjklunebooks.com
    https://twitter.com/tjklune
    https://www.instagram.com/tjklunebooks

    Kirsty
    https://twitter.com/alkalinekiwi
    https://www.instagram.com/alkalinekiwi/
    https://www.instagram.com/alkalinekiwireads

    Jac Lynch
    Oli's Days
    Campground at Ivy Bar
    Books mentioned/ discussed:
    Camp - LC Rosen
    The House in the Cerulean Sea - TJ Klune
    The Extraordinaries - TJ Klune
    One Last Stop - Casey McQuiston
    Malice - Heather Walter
    Brothersong - TJ Klune
    Green Creek series - TJ KLune
    Lakelore - Anna Marie McLemore
    Flashfire - TJ Klune
    Under the Whispering Door - TJ Klune
    Tales from Verania Series - TJ Klune
    Heatwave - TJ KLune
    In The Lives of Puppets - TJ Klune
    How to Be A Normal Person - TJ Klune
    How To Be Series - TJ Klune
    Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
    The Whispers - Greg Howard
    How to Be A Movie Star - TJ Klune
    Olive Juice - TJ Klune
    Into This River I Drown - TJ Klune
    Blasphemy Series - TJ Klune
    The Li'l Depressed Boy - S. Steven Struble

    Join our Facebook Super Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/alphabetbookclub/

    Special thanks to Claire Cowan for the gorgeous music. Find out more about Claire at: www.clairesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Mid-Month – Here The Whole Time w/ @Queerkiwireads

    Mid-Month – Here The Whole Time w/ @Queerkiwireads

    Chelsea and our favourite queer psychologist Ilana (AKA @queerkiwireads) go on a deep dive into the world of Vitor Martins and Here The Whole Time and end up playing a spirited game of Best and Worst in the World!
    Books we discussed:
    Duck and Dive, Slip and Slide and Over and Out – G B Ralph
    Dad Jokes and Pine Cones – C J Banks
    Last Night at the Telegraph Club – Malinda Lo
    Heartstopper Series - Alice Oseman
    Felix Ever After – Kacen Callendar
    House in the Cerulean Sea – TJ Klune
    The Extraordinaries – TJ Klune
     
    You can find Ilana on Instagram @queerkiwireads https://www.instagram.com/queerkiwireads/
    You can find Chelsea and the Alphabet Team at:
    https://alphabetbookclub.nz 

    Join our Facebook Super Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/alphabetbookclub/

    Special thanks to Claire Cowan for the gorgeous music. Find out more about Claire at: www.clairesmusic.com

    • 52 min
    April 2022 Book Chat – Last Night At The Telegraph Club

    April 2022 Book Chat – Last Night At The Telegraph Club

    April 2022 Book Chat: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

    https://alphabetbookclub.nz 

    This episode's guests

    * Molloy/Mo/Ninja:
    https://twitter.com/FallenRedNinja
    https://www.instagram.com/fallenredninja/
    Antisocial gremlin & Friends

    * Andi C Buchanan:
    https://twitter.com/andicbuchanan
    https://andicbuchanan.org/
    https://books2read.com/sanctuary-novel

    * H. S. Valley:
    https://www.instagram.com/hsvalley
    https://hsvalley.nz/

    Books we discussed:
    Last Night at the Telegraph Club – Malinda Lo
    The Consumption of Magic – TJ Klune
    Teenage Wasteland: The Slasher Movie Uncut - J. A. Kerswell
    #iHunt: Killing Monsters in the Gig Economy – Olivia Hill
    Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Toby Morris (Chelsea accidentally said Toby Morrison)
    Boyfriend Material / Husband Material – Alexis Hall
    A Desolation Called Peace – Arkady Martine
    Ash – Malinda Lo
    Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters
    She Who Became the Sun - Shelley Parker-Chan
    Sanctuary - Andi C. Buchanan  
    Howl – Allen Ginsberg
    Tim Te Maro and the Subterranean Heartsick Blues – H. S. Valley

    Join our Facebook Super Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/alphabetbookclub/

    Special thanks to Claire Cowan for the gorgeous music. Find out more about Claire at: www.clairesmusic.com

    • 59 min
    Mid-Month – Heartstopper w/ Matt & H.S. Valley

    Mid-Month – Heartstopper w/ Matt & H.S. Valley

    Episode 7: Mid-Month – Heartstopper w/ Matt & H.S. Valley The first season of Heartstopper is dropping on Netflix this week and it’s all that Chelsea wants to talk about, so she got some friends together and shared some thoughts.  
    Books we discussed:
    Heartstopper and the Alice Oseman verse
    Burn it All Down – Nicolas DiDomizio
    One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston
    Last Night at the Telegraph Club – Malinda Lo
    We Who Hunt the Hollow – Kate Murray
    Check, Please! - Ngozi Ukazu
    Tim Te Maro and the Subterranean Heartsick Blues – H.S. Valley
     
    You can find Matt on twitter @smithmattyj
    You can find Helen in a tent in Mangakino, but also at @HSValley on Instagram
     
    You can find Chelsea and the Alphabet Team at:
    https://alphabetbookclub.nz 

    Join our Facebook Super Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/alphabetbookclub/

    Special thanks to Claire Cowan for the gorgeous music. Find out more about Claire at: www.clairesmusic.com

    • 33 min
    March 2022 Book Chat - Loveless

    March 2022 Book Chat - Loveless

    March2022 Book Chat: Loveless by Alice Oseman

    https://alphabetbookclub.nz 

    This episode's guests:
    * Jacob from A Very Queer Book Club: https://www.instagram.com/a.veryqueerbookclub/
    https://twitter.com/DatDemlow
    https://www.tiktok.com/@a.veryqueerbookclub   * Ciara:
    https://twitter.com/CiaraMMitchell
    https://www.tiktok.com/@amoldineshepard

    * Jay:
    https://discoverylover.tumblr.com/  


    Join our Facebook Super Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/alphabetbookclub/

    Special thanks to Claire Cowan for the gorgeous music. Find out more about Claire at: www.clairesmusic.com

    • 55 min
    Mid-Month - Juliet Takes a Breath w/ Kirsty (alkalinekiwi)

    Mid-Month - Juliet Takes a Breath w/ Kirsty (alkalinekiwi)

    Chelsea and Kirsty have a chat about Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera which leads into a larger discussion on intersectional feminisim, the worst types of feminists and how to cope when a person you admire disappoints you.  You can find Kirsty at @alkalinekiwi on Twitter and Instagram
    You can find Chelsea and the Alphabet Team at:
    https://alphabetbookclub.nz 

    Join our Facebook Super Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/alphabetbookclub/

    Special thanks to Claire Cowan for the gorgeous music. Find out more about Claire at: www.clairesmusic.com

    • 38 min

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