80 episodes

Black Chick Lit is a twice-monthly podcast that talks books by and for black women. Join Dani and Mollie as they talk prose, drink wine and laugh at their own jokes.

Black Chick Lit Unknown

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    • 4.7 • 73 Ratings

Black Chick Lit is a twice-monthly podcast that talks books by and for black women. Join Dani and Mollie as they talk prose, drink wine and laugh at their own jokes.

    Episode 48: A Glimmer of Death

    Episode 48: A Glimmer of Death

    This winter, we got cozy with the podcast's first cozy mystery. We read A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley, the first in the Odessa Jones series. We loved the characters in this book — and there are a bunch of them.


    There's Charlie, Dessa's a*****e boss/murder victim; Harley, her co-worker, whose innocence Dessa is tasked with proving; and Lennox, a former cop turned BBQ pit master who thinks Dessa is in way over her head. We gossip about all of them and their mess.


    We also chat about new trucks, black women and fiber arts, and planes versus trains.


    If you want to be among our favorite people in the world, support us over on Pateron. Rewards include a shout-out on every episode of the podcast and exclusive audio/chats.


    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Bryonna, Catherine, Claire, Ellen, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Martel, Montara, Noella, Ruth, Therese and Whitney.


    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


    Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 47: Butterfly

    Episode 47: Butterfly

    Urban Fic Month may be delayed but it’s never canceled.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BCL Chat: The Horror

    BCL Chat: The Horror

    In this episode, we're joined by a special guest, Frank, to discuss another of our favorite genres: horror! Why does it share in common with romance? What defines a work of horror? And why are people trying so hard to "elevate" the genre?


    We also brainstorm the perfect romance for Frank to try and list off a dozen of different horror recs.


    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes.


    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Claire, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Lauren, Martel, Melissa, Sylvia, Therese, Whitney and YM. We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


    Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 46: These Toxic Things

    Episode 46: These Toxic Things

    October is here, and we're ready to get creepy.


    This episode, we read These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall. It was full of creepy stalkers, ruthless serial killers, explosive family secrets and ... one big dummy of a main character. (Mickie, girl, here's some advice: don't sleep with dudes you suspect may have killed their own mother.)


    We also chat about getting into the holiday spirit, that L.A. life and Rachel's expanded KU universe.


    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes. As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Claire, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Lauren, Martel, Melissa, Sylvia, Therese, Whitney and YM.


    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 45: Loving My Wife and Her Sister Too ft. Ratchet Book Club

    Episode 45: Loving My Wife and Her Sister Too ft. Ratchet Book Club

    This episode, we're joined by Derrik of the Ratchet Book Club to discuss Loving My Wife and Her Sister, Too by Lady Lissa and Shelli Marie.


    We meet Analise (the wife), Zakiya (the sister) and Gavin (the f*****y) and dig into the messiness (or lack thereof) of their lives. Is Gavin a predator who groomed his wife (and her sister, too)? Would Analise ever cheat on Gavin? Who the f**k even is Micaela??


    We also talk about the unexplored rachetness of Kindle Unlimited, new merch slogans and other things you should and could do besides read this book.


    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes.


    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Lauren, Martel, Melissa, Sylvia, Therese, Whitney and YM. We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


    Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 44: The Other Black Girl

    Episode 44: The Other Black Girl

    We’re getting spooky already at Black Chick Lit. This month, we read The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris and we had … thoughts. Listen in as we discuss what makes good Black horror, hair products you need to stay away from and iffy Instagram hashtags.


    If you wanna be part of the cool kids club, head over to Pateron and sign up. You’ll also get access to bonus materials including video and podcast outtakes.


    As always, a very special thank you to our Patrons: Ali, Andrea, Brittney, Bryonna, Catherine, Ellen, Emily, Erica, Frank, Heather, I Found This Great Book, Jennifer, Kat, Katie, Martel, Melissa, Sylvia, Therese, Whitney and YM.


    We also love it when you rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


    Special thanks to Suite45 for our theme song, Jones’n. And thanks to YOU for listening!

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

twodejia ,

New listener and I love it here!

I asked Siri for podcasts featuring Black women who read and was blessed with Black Chick Lit. A bittersweet find because I should be listening to an audiobook but…🤷🏾‍♀️ I can’t resist! Dani and Mollie are fun(ny), insightful and relatable. When I saw there was an older Ice Planet Barbarians episode, I knew this was where I needed to be!

M.R1992 ,

Funny and insightful

I have a blast listening to these hosts recap the books they choose, and I’ve learned a lot about genres I never considered before (like urban fiction). Very fun to listen to!

Sjh112 ,

The Wedding Date Episode

I’m late to this party! You ladies made me laughed out loud so many times. I was also commenting out loud about this book. You were so on point, my biggest problem with the book was the Elephant in the room place for conflict... interracial relationship. I feel like they glossed over it SO much! Being in an interracial relationship & marriage it is a REGULAR issue from day one. You never even knew if they dated white/black person before. The cultural aspect was absent as well. Especially if the author wanted to appeal to all audiences, this would have been so much more interesting and relatable. I’m a Latina and had the exact same thoughts as all of you. Great book discussion.

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