63 episodes

A conversational podcast about books and more from two Midwest mood readers who are easily distracted by new releases.

Book Talk, etc‪.‬ Tina, Renee

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    • 4.9 • 297 Ratings

A conversational podcast about books and more from two Midwest mood readers who are easily distracted by new releases.

    Legal Thrillers That Bring the Drama

    Legal Thrillers That Bring the Drama

    In Episode 63 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share dramatic legal thrillers they've recently read. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, shelf additions, and have book talk about what makes legal thrillers so compelling 

    **If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon ! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, Books We Disagreed On, What's in the Mailbag, Second Year Spoiler Author Chat, + our ALL NEW CRIMINALLY BOOKED! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour +Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group & our NEW DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    6:23 Home Decor on Tik Tok - The Blush Home, _Miavolk, Unnecessary Necessities (T)
    Our Amazon Store
    9:33 Alfi Multipurpose knives (R)

    Latest Reads
    13:22Patricia Wants to Cuddle | Samantha Allen (T)
    16:35 So Happy for You | Celia Laskey
    17:02 Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins Valdez (R) 🎧
    23:37 Listener Latest Read - Amy Gironda- A Little Love Story |Roland Merullo

    25:00 Book Talk
    27:09 The Firm |John Grisham
    The Murder Rule | Dervla McTiernan
    33:26 Presumed Innocent | Scott Turow
    Your House Will Pay | Steph Cha
    The Lincoln Lawyer Series | Michael Connelly
    35:50 The Local | Joey Hartstone (T) 🎧
    40:52 With Prejudice | Robin Peguero (R) 🎧
    47:21 Take It Back | Kia Abdullah (T) 🎧
    52:58 The Hallows | Victor Methos (R) 🎧
    The Neon Lawyer | Victor Methos 🎧(R)
    58:14 Love Lists and Fancy Ships | Sarah Grunder Ruiz

    Shelf Additions
    59:51 The Road Back to You | Ian Morgan Cron (T)
    Michelle @beginsandendswithbooks
    1:01:24 Marked for Life | Isaac Wright Jr (R)

    *The book titles listed are linked to Amazon Affiliates, where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thanks for your support!

    Connect with us on social media! On Instagram, Tina @Tbretc, Renee  @Itsbooktalk, and the podcast is @booktalketc

    You can also email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 5 min
    August Books On the Radar

    August Books On the Radar

    In Episode 62 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share a few of their anticipated August Releases. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, shelf additions, and have book talk about reading goals for the second half of the year 

    **If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon ! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, Books We Disagreed On, What's in the Mailbag, Second Year Spoiler Author Chat, + our ALL NEW CRIMINALLY BOOKED! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group & our NEW DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    4:01 Loot on Apple Tv+ (R)     
    7:28 Automatic Rechargeable Wine Aerator (T)
    Our Amazon Shop (loving lately's, favorite products, books)
    ChomChom Roller

    Latest Reads
    10:38 Open | Andre Agassi 🎧 
    Ashley @baileysbookshelves
    15:40 Carrie Soto is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
    19:08 Miss Me with That | Rachel Lindsey (T) 🎧
    24:05 Listener Latest Read- Horse | Geraldine Brooks from Melanie @battyforbooks  
    25:53 Book Talk
    Books Previously Mentioned on Show
    The Family Remains | Lisa Jewell
    The Last Housewife | Ashley Winstead
    Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
    Girl, Forgotten | Karin Slaughter
    Haven | Emma Donoghue

    On Java Road | Lawrence Osborne  (R) 
    The Devil Takes You Home | Gabino Iglesias (T) 
    The Sleepless | Victor Manibo   
    Complicit | Winnie Li (T)   
    Touch | Olaf Olafsson (R)
    Overkill | Sandra Brown  (T)
    The Darkness of Others | Cate Holahan 
    Lies She Told | Cate H
    Perish | LaToya Perkins  (T)

    Current Reads
    Perfect Days | Raphael Montes 🎧 (R)   
    The Attic Child | Lola Jaye (T)   
    *The book titles listed are linked to Amazon Affiliates, where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thanks for your support!

    Connect with us on social media! On Instagram, Tina @Tbretc, Renee  @Itsbooktalk, and the podcast is @booktalketc

    You can also email us at booktalketc@gmail.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr
    Short Books to Read In An Afternoon

    Short Books to Read In An Afternoon

    In Episode 61 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee are sharing their recent short reads.  They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, shelf additions, and have book talk about favorite short books that were so fun to read

    **If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon ! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, Books We Disagreed On, What's in the Mailbag, Second Year Spoiler Author Chat, + our ALL NEW CRIMINALLY BOOKED! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour, a private Facebook group & DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    2:14 90 Day Fiance (T)     
    7:09 Trader Joe’s Pepita Salsa (R)

    Latest Reads
    12:01 Body Grammar |Jules Ohman  (T)   
    15:11 Nora Goes Off Script |Annabelle Monaghan (R) 🎧(272p)
    20:11 Other People’s Clothes | Calla Henkel  - Listener Latest Read from Sarah @bowie.and.books     

    21:55 Book Talk
    26:15 Joan is Okay |Weike Wang
    29:59 The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
    31:03 Maybe You Should Talk to Someone|Lori Gottlieb
    31:34  An Untamed State|Roxane Gay
    33:04 Between the World + Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    33:08 Passing | Nella Larsen
    33:20 An Elderly Lady is up to No Good | Helene Turston
    33:29 Luster|Raven Leilani
    33:39 My Sister the Serial Killer|Oyinkan Braithwaite
    34:05 Castle of Water |Dane Hucklebridge
    34:36 We Are Called to Rise | Laura McBride
    34:50 Writers and Lovers| Lily King
    35:05 Did You Ever Have a Family| Bill Clegg
    35:22 Lily and the Octopus| Steven Rowley
    35:40 Our Wives Under the Sea (240 p)| Julia Armfiel (T) 🎧
    40:50 The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (244p) |Vendela Vita (R) 🎧
    46:04 Perfect Days | Rapheal Montes(272) (T)
    You | Caroline Kepnes
    Scribd
    Brad @Fredhandbags_reads
    52:13 This is How I Lied | Heather Gudenkoff (332p) (R) 🎧

    Shelf Additions
    57:26 A Shoe Story|Jane Rosen (T)
    Eliza Starts a Rumor
    59:12 Small Game | Blair Braverman (R) 
    *The book titles listed are linked to Amazon Affiliates, where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thanks for your support!

    Connect with us on social media! On Instagram, Tina @Tbretc, Renee  @Itsbooktalk, and the podcast is @booktalketc

    You can also email us at booktalketc@gmail.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Books + Self Care with author & Forever 35 Podcast CoHost Kate Spencer

    Books + Self Care with author & Forever 35 Podcast CoHost Kate Spencer

    In Episode 60 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee are talking reading & self care with special guest Kate Spencer.  They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, shelf additions, and have book talk about books, reading, skincare & more

    **If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon ! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, Books We Disagreed On, What's in the Mailbag, Second Year Spoiler Author Chat, + our ALL NEW CRIMINALLY BOOKED! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour, a private Facebook group & our NEW DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    4:59 Sacred Beauty Rose Mist Toner (K)
    5:50 Romantically Inclined on Instagram (K)
    6:21 Monster Romance: Orc Sworn |Finley Fenn (K)
    10:26 Dr Dennis Gross Aha/Bha Daily Peel (R)
    The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 
    The Origins Avocado Sleep Mask
    14:16 The Misha Time Revolution Essence (T)

    Book Talk
    17:27 In a New York Minute | Kate Spencer (R) 🎧
    52:50 Klur Beauty Products (face wash & oil)
    53:24 Kypris Beauty Elixar
    54:15 Vitner's Daughtner's Essence
    The Antidote Podcast

    Latest Reads
    58:08 Ice Planet Barbarian Series | Ruby Dixon (K)
    1:01:23 The Mutual Friend | Carter Bays (K)
    1:02:52 The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
    A Little Life | Hanya Yanigahara
    1:09:17 Just By Looking at Him 🎧| Ryan O'Connell (T)
    1:11:30 The Bartender's Cure | Wesley Straton 🎧(R)
    1:16:29 Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow | Gabrielle Zevin (T)

    Kate's Info...
    The Dead Mom's Club - Kate's Memoir
    Forever 35 Podcast
    @Kate Spencer Instagram
    Katespencerwrites.com

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    Connect with us on social media! On Instagram, Tina @Tbretc, Renee  @Itsbooktalk, and the podcast is @booktalketc

    You can also email us at booktalketc@gmail.com


    Support the show

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Our 10 Best Books of 2022 (so far)!

    Our 10 Best Books of 2022 (so far)!

    In Episode 59 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee are sharing their top 10 favorite books (so far)!  They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, shelf additions, and have book talk about how they narrowed down their favorite books  

    **If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon ! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, Books We Disagreed On, What's in the Mailbag, Second Year Spoiler Author Chat, + our ALL NEW CRIMINALLY BOOKED! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group & our NEW DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    4:40 St. Tropaz Self Tan Express Bronzing Mouse
    Tina's Makeup Brush
    7:16 Bustle.com Article
    Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir

    Latest Reads
    11:45 On Rotation | Shirlene Obuobi (T)
    15:13 Look Closer | Davis Ellis (R)
    Cocktails & Crime Fiction

    21:00 Book Talk
    29:50 Migrations | Charlotte McConaghy (T) 🎧
    31:36 Like a House on Fire | Lauren McBrayer (R)
    34:01 The Good Son | You- Jeong Jeong (T)
    Confessions | Kanae Minuto
    36:09 Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson (R) 🎧
    38:58 Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett (T) 🎧
    42:26 Dark Horse | Gregg Hurwitz (R) 🎧
    46:40 The Violin Conspiracy |Brendan Slocumb (T)
    49:08 Speak | Tunde Oyeneyin (R) 🎧
    52:13 The Measure | Nikki Erlick (T) 🎧
    56:42 Cover Story | Susan Rigetti (R) 🎧
    @Basicbsguide

    Shelf Additions
    1:01:07 Black Tide | KC Jones (T)
    1:02:22 The Manhattan Girls | Gill Paul (R)

    *Chapters for Images Here!

    *The book titles listed are linked to Amazon Affiliates, where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thanks for your support!

    Love audiobooks? Head to Libro.fm & find your next must listen audiobook! *link is an affiliate which we earn a small commission at no cost to you

    Connect with us on social media! On Instagram, Tina @Tbretc, Renee  @Itsbooktalk, and the podcast is @booktalketc

    You can also email us at booktalketc@gmail.com
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bonus: Episode 1 of Criminally Booked..A True Crime Story Paired with Fiction Book Recs!

    Bonus: Episode 1 of Criminally Booked..A True Crime Story Paired with Fiction Book Recs!

    In Episode 58 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee (on vacation this week) are sharing their  Patreon Exclusive bonus episode called Criminally Booked! If you enjoy this episode and want to hear Episode 2,  head to our Patreon to sign up today!

    **If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us on Patreon ! We have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, Books We Disagreed On, What's in the Mailbag, Second Year Spoiler Author Chat, + our ALL NEW CRIMINALLY BOOKED! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group & our NEW DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Welcome to the first episode of Criminally Booked! Like many people, we’re fascinated by crime, both true and fictional, and we wanted to create a segment that combines the two. Criminally Booked gives us a space to share true crime stories while also sharing helpful resources, laws that have been enacted, and other pertinent information.
    With these true crime stories, we're also tying in fiction book recommendations that we will be bringing exclusively to our patrons first! We hope you enjoy what is a reoccurring bonus episode topic for Patrons of Book Talk, etc!
    Now-on to the case of Francine Hughes...
    **Content Warnings for Domestic Violence 
    Books Mentioned 
    The Burning Bed | Faith McNulty
    Finding Mrs. Ford | Deborah Goodrich Royce 🎧
    A Suitable Lie | Michael Malone 
    Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
    Surrounded by Narcissists | Thomas Erikson 
    Surrounded by Idiots | Thomas Erikson
    Narcissist Apocalypse Podcast  
    Domesticshelters.org  
    Sources
    If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or chat with a worker at https://www.thehotline.org/.
    People Magazine Article  
    https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2015/10/15/domestic-violence-in-the-1970s/
    https://www.history.com/news/burning-bed-syndrome-francine-hughes-domestic-abuse

    *The book titles listed are linked to Amazon Affiliates, where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thanks for your support!

    Connect with us on social media! On Instagram, Tina @Tbretc, Renee  @Itsbooktalk, and the podcast is @booktalketc

    You can also email us at booktalketc@gmail.com


    Support the show

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
297 Ratings

297 Ratings

EDMWDM ,

One of the best

Always exceeds expectations!

Rose75252 ,

Awesome podcast!

I’m a new listener and SO happy I found this cozy, chatty book pod. Really love the hosts and the books they read. Highly recommend!

EchoReading ,

Great Book Podcast

Tina & Renee are so awesome! This has quickly moved to being one of my favorite book podcast. I love the format of the show, and although all the books mentioned are not for me, I still enjoy Tina and Renee describing them.

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