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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.

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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.

    Ghosts Book Club

    Ghosts Book Club

    This week we finally get to discuss our November Book Club pick, Ghosts by Dolly Alderton. This book captured modern dating in a way we haven’t seen before, and honestly, we can’t agree on if the ending was satisfying or not.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Grace Interviews Becca

    Grace Interviews Becca

    We’re so excited to continue our yearly tradition of interviewing each other, starting off with Grace interviewing Becca! (Grace will have her turn in the hot seat in a few weeks!)

    Grace asks Becca your questions about bookish things, her new creative projects, career reflections, dating & friendship advice, what she’s learned about herself in the past year, and So! Much! More!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Best Books of 2021!

    The Best Books of 2021!

    It’s been a big year of reading, and today we’re talking about our favorite books from 2021! We each picked a top 5 and also had our listeners weigh in on the best books—from thrillers to romance to non-fiction to backlist—they read this year. If you’re in search of book recs, look no further, we have the best of the best for you!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Grace Bonney on her New Book, Design Sponge, and Career Changes!

    Grace Bonney on her New Book, Design Sponge, and Career Changes!

    This week we interviewed Grace Bonney, founder of Design Sponge to talk about her new book, Collective Wisdom! We learn how she got to where she is today, what inspired her to write a book about women over 50, how she found the women featured in her book, and the interviews that had the greatest impact on her.

    We also talk about Design Sponge, how it felt to close it down on her terms, and her thoughts on going back to school as an adult!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Special Place for Women Book Club

    A Special Place for Women Book Club

    It’s book club week and this month we’re talking about A Special Place for Women by Laura Hankin. Capturing start-up culture can be a hit or miss, and we really think Laura Hankin got it right in this book. A Special Place for Women follows a daring reporter who infiltrates an exclusive female-run members club, whose members are far more powerful than she imagined.

    We also talk about not knowing what’s next, Becca’s Sweater status, and Grace’s accidental trespassing adventure.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    All About Birthdays!

    All About Birthdays!

    Since we both celebrated our birthdays recently, we thought it would be fun to spend today’s episode reminiscing and looking forward.

    We reminisce on our most memorable birthdays as kids, have a very in-depth conversation about ice cream cake, and talk about how 40th birthday parties are the year to go ALL OUT. We also talk about aging and if/how milestone birthdays spark anxiety about getting older.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

JennaK1 ,

Look forward to this every week

Becca and Grace do an amazing job of making people feel like no matter where they are in life or what they want to be doing they are exactly where they should be. I have loved listening to their life journeys as I have gone along on my own. They have inspired me to fall in love with reading again. I cannot say enough good things about these ladies and their incredible podcast.

32345543244566 ,

A must listen

I look forward to every episode and listen to it first chance I get. Truly feel like Grace and Amanda have become “friends”. Great book club too.

acriner ,

A happy place

I love this podcast. I love the honesty, the gripes about small & large things, the details on amazing things like beauty / sweats / how to best enjoy a walk. It’s like having best friends along with you on a walk or cleaning your closet or making dinner.

Such a joy!

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