130 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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 467 Ratings

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

    Easily Distracted By New Releases (December 2023) + 2023 Themes

    Easily Distracted By New Releases (December 2023) + 2023 Themes

    In Episode 129 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their recent new release reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about 2023 themes. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

    **If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon!  You get access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and we have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group &  Discord where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    Christmas gift list tracker app (T)
    Article - the case for never reading the book jacket (R)

    Latest Reads
    The Jolliest Bunch | Danny Pelligrino (T) 🎧
    How Do I Unremember This
    Danny's Episode on BTE
    The Year of the Locust | Terry Hayes (R)
    I Am Pilgrim
    Meredith from @currentlyreadingpodcast
    Kelly @kellyhooks.readsbooks
    Cindy @thoughtsfromapage

    23:00 Book Talk - 2023 themes
    The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D Jackson
    Mixed media structures in books
    Podcasters as characters in books
    One word book titles & 5 word or more book titles
    Authors promoting their brands
    Wellness by Nathan Hill - several overlapping themes
    Motherhood themes - esp complicated moms
    31:45 Mom Noir
    LeVar Burton Reads (ad)
    34:00 Christmas Presents | Lisa Unger (T)
    36:00 Distant Sons | Tim Johnston (R) 🎧
    The Current | Tim Johnston
    41:12 The Reformatory | Tananarive Due (T)
    The Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
    We Carry Their Bones | Erin Kimmerle
    45:51 What Really Happens in Vegas: True Stories about the people who make Vegas Vegas | James Patterson and Mark Seal

    Shelf Additions
    53:08The Other Mothers | Katherine Faulkner (T)
    55:00 The Hidden Life of Cecily Larson | Ellen Baker (R)

    *The book titles listed are Amazon Affiliate links (other affiliate links are below) where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).

    Support the showThanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 58 min
    Patrons Pick Our Reads + Recommending Books To Others

    Patrons Pick Our Reads + Recommending Books To Others

    In Episode 128 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their reads chosen by patrons. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about recommending books. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

    **If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon!  You get access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and we have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group &  Discord where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!
    Loving Lately
    Shark Wand Vac (T)
    Emily in Paris on Netflix (R)


    Latest Reads
    Birdie & Harlow | Taylor Wolfe (T)
    What We Kept to Ourselves | Nancy Jooyoun Kim (R) 🎧


    Book Talk
    A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
    Lessons in Chemistry | Bonnie Garmus
    Go as a River | Shelly Read (T)
    The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
    Beyond That, the Sea | Laura Spence Ash (R) 🎧
    The Leftover Woman | Jean Kwok (T)
    The Bee Sting | Paul Murray
    Akin | Emma Donoghue (R) 🎧


    Shelf Additions
    Someone Else's Secret | Julia Spiro (T)
    One Day | David Nicholls
    The Lion Women of Tehran | Marjan Kamali (R)
    The Stationary Shop 


    *The book titles listed are Amazon Affiliate links (other affiliate links are below) where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).
    Bookshop.org  | Blackwells 
    Support the showThanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Long Books - Take Them 0r Leave Them?

    Long Books - Take Them 0r Leave Them?

    In Episode 127 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their recent chunky reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about reading long books books. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

    **If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon!  You get access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and we have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group &  DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!
    Loving Lately
    3:50 Your Own Backyard Podcast (T)
    7:50 Conair Fabric Shaver  (R)
    Latest Reads
    10:20 Linghun | Ai Jiang (T)
    Confessions | Kanae Minuto
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle | Shirley Jackson
    14:10 The Road to Dalton | Shannon Bowring (R)
    18:23 Book Talk
    A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
    Trust Your Eyes | Linwood Barclay
    Greenwood | Michael Christie
    26:34 The Last One | Will Dean (T)
    29:37 A Room Full of Killers | Michael Wood (R)
    36:00 Wellness | Nathan Hill 🎧 (both)
    Happiness Falls | Angie Kim
    Shelf Additions
    50:52 Second Chances in New Port Stephen | T. J. Alexander (T)
    52:24 The Helsinki Affair | Anna Pitoniak (R)
    *The book titles listed are Amazon Affiliate links (other affiliate links are below) where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).
    Bookshop.org  | Blackwells 
    Support the showThanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 55 min
    Nonfiction November: Riveting True Stories

    Nonfiction November: Riveting True Stories

    In Episode 126 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their recent nonfiction reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about nonfiction books they've added to their tbr's. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

    **If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon!  You get access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and we have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group &  DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Latelys
    5:24 Adam Ragusea on YouTube (T)
    7:12 Rechargeable Flashlight (R)

    Latest Reads
    10:44 Nana | Brandon Massey (T)
    13:50 Keep Moving | Maggie Smith (R) 🎧

    16:51 Book Talk
    TBR Books
    20:27 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in an American City  | Matthew Desmond (T)
    21:53 In Extremis: The Life and death of War Correspondent Marie Colvin | Lindsey Hils
    23:00 How to Say Babylon | Safia Sinclair (T)
    24:00 Alone on the Wall | Alex Honnold (R)
    26:06 The Jolliest Bunch | Danny Pelligrino (T)
    27:00 Gratitude | Oliver Sacks (R)
    Article
    27:57 Four Thousand Weeks | Oliver Burkeman (T)
    29:38 Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times | Katherine May (R)
    30:50 Sure I'll Join Your Cult | Maria Bamford (T)
    32:00 The Hidden Life of Trees  | Peter Wohlleben (R)

    Books Read
    33:23 Hey Hun | Emily Paulson (T)
    36:30 The Best Strangers in the World | Ari Shapiro (R) 🎧
    40:40 Dear Dolly | Dolly Alderton (T)
    Tiny Beautiful Things
    43:00 Heads in Beds | Jacob Tomsky (R) 🎧

    Shelf Additions
    49:20 Kill for Me Kill for You | Steve Cavanagh (T)
    50:57 Still See You Everywhere | Lisa Gardner (R) 

    *The book titles listed are Amazon Affiliate links (other affiliate links are below) where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).
    Bookshop.org  | Blackwells 



    Support the showThanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 53 min
    November/December Books on the Radar

    November/December Books on the Radar

    In Episode 125 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their anticipated Nov/Dec reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, and their latest and current reads. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

    **If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon!  You get access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and we have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group &  DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    3:45 Preview + Personalized functionality on The Storygraph  (T)
    8:00 The Golden Bachelor (R)
    Article

    Latest Reads
    11:36 The Woman in Me | Britney Spears 🎧(T)
    17:18 Trust Your Eyes | Linwood Barclay (R) 🎧

    Books on Our Radar
    24:12 Class | Stephanie Land (T)
    26:13 Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen | Sarah James (R)
    28:00 Search History | Amy Taylor (T)
    Adelaide
    30:00 Hot Springs Drive | Lindsay Hunter (R)
    32:24 The Professor | Lauren Nossett (T)
    34:35 Again and Again | Jonathan Evison (R)
    36:26 The Frozen River | Ariele Lawton (T)
    38:08 A Very Inconvenient Scandal | Jacquelyn Mitchard (R)

    Current Reads
    40:07 The Reformatory | Tananarive Due (T)
    41:09 The Road to Dalton | Shannon Bowring (R)

    *The book titles listed are Amazon Affiliate links (other affiliate links are below) where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).
    Bookshop.org  | Blackwells 
    Support the showThanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 44 min
    We Read Book of the Month Books!

    We Read Book of the Month Books!

    In Episode 124 of Book Talk, Etc. Tina and Renee share their recent BOTM reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about Book of the Month. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to FOLLOW /SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app so you never miss an episode!

    **If you enjoy our commercial free podcast please consider supporting us on Patreon!  You get access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and we have great bonus episodes including: Books we DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, + Criminally Booked! Plus, we host fun Zoom events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Book Talk Book Club, a private Facebook group &  DISCORD where you can interact with other patrons all for just $5 a month!
    Loving Lately
    2:30 Below Deck TV Show
    6:30 Bombas Socks


    Latest Reads
    10:22 The Invisible Hour | Alice Hoffman (T) 🎧
    The Invisible Life of Addie Larue | VE Schwab
    14:24 The Vaster Wilds | Lauren Groff
    14:47 The Secrets of Hartwood Hall | Katie Lumsden (R) 🎧


    20:32 Book Talk
    Book of the Month
    Book Riot article
    32:08 Happiness Falls | Angie Kim (T)
    25:26 Night Charter | Sam Hawken (R) 🎧
    41:50 Bright Young Women | Jessica Knoll (T) 🎧
    Notes on an Execution | Danya Kukafka
    45:16 The Collected Regrets of Clover | Mikki Brammer (R)


    Shelf Additions
    50:00 The Pairing | Casey Mcquisten (T)
    Red, White and Royal Blue
    51:10 A Short Walk Through a Wide World | Douglas Westerbeke (R)
    *The book titles listed are Amazon Affiliate links (other affiliate links are below) where we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).
    Bookshop.org  | Blackwells 
    Support the showThanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
467 Ratings

467 Ratings

thedaisycomplex ,

Love it

My favorite bookish pod. Love their recs and their loving lately selections.

LindaMRG ,

This is my favorite podcast!

Just joined Patreon and love all the bonus content!!!!

Mctmamma ,

Great podcast

I am also easily distracted by new releases! I enjoy your show and reading suggestions. I listen regularly now!

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