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Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.

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Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.

    Episode 140 – Bests & Worsts of 2019 (Part 2, Adult & Graphic Novels)

    Episode 140 – Bests & Worsts of 2019 (Part 2, Adult & Graphic Novels)

    Tune in to our Bests & Worsts of 2019 episodes to hear us discuss these titles and read excerpts from our favorites! Please note:



    We counted things that we read in 2019, regardless of publication year.

    We didn’t count anything that we read specifically for this podcast, so our worst books are aside from those.

    For that reason, we picked top 5 favorites and only 1 least favorite–we have this whole podcast to talk about bad books, so for these episodes we’re choosing to focus on the positive!

    Some of our “worsts” are really just “least best.” Listen to the podcast to hear more detail!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 139 – Bests & Worsts of 2019 (Part 1, Children’s & YA)

    Episode 139 – Bests & Worsts of 2019 (Part 1, Children’s & YA)

    Tune in to our Bests & Worsts of 2018 episodes to hear us discuss these titles and read excerpts from our favorites! Please note:



    We counted things that we read in 2019, regardless of publication year.

    We didn’t count anything that we read specifically for this podcast, so our worst books are aside from those.

    For that reason, we picked top 5 favorites and only 1 least favorite–we have this whole podcast to talk about bad books, so for these episodes we’re choosing to focus on the positive!

    Some of our “worsts” are really just “least best.” Listen to the podcast to hear more detail!

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Episode 138 – Queer Venting About Instinct

    Episode 138 – Queer Venting About Instinct

    How desperate is Kait for scraps? She pre-ordered the next Murder Games novel just for another dumb murder story about gay people, despite all her issues with the first one. And boy, there were issues. Join Kait and Wren as they delve into what works and what doesn't in "James Patterson's" foray into queer protagonists, and gush endlessly over how much they love the incredibly silly show based on it.



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    Coming up next: Bests and Worsts of 2019, Part One

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    Episode 137 – The Mister

    Episode 137 – The Mister

    We knew we would need a lot of help to get through the frequently-requested book The Mister by E. L. James, so we tagged in Kitty and Piggy, the financial mavens behind the website and now podcast Bitches Get Riches! We'd already suffered through both Fifty Shades of Grey and also Grey, so we thought we knew what we were in for. But The Mister took us to unexpected places, such as inside a pair of big pink granny panties, and also Albania. Don't miss DJ Maxim's Club remix of this episode!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 136 – The Initiation (The Secret Circle)

    Episode 136 – The Initiation (The Secret Circle)

    It must be the season of the witch, since we read The Initiation, the first book in L. J. Smith's Secret Circle series. The new school year in New Salem marks the start of some beautiful friendships whose homoerotic subtext is only barely concealed beneath a thin layer of herbs. Plus also, some valuable lessons about urban planning!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 135 – Dark Angel

    Episode 135 – Dark Angel

    We revisited the world of V. C. Andrews and read Dark Angel, the second book in the Casteel family saga with V. C. Andrews apologist Arielle. It's a grim story of a girl who escapes her impoverished hometown but can't get away from the fact that men are trash everywhere. Keep your wits about you if you listen to this episode in a hedge maze!

    • 1 hr 28 min

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