148 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 • 501 Ratings

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

    First Quarter Reading Check-In + Welcoming New Co-Host Hannah

    First Quarter Reading Check-In + Welcoming New Co-Host Hannah

    In Episode 147 of Book Talk, Etc., Tina and Renee welcome new co-host Hannah. They share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about their first quarter reading. 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!  Your membership will give you access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and bonus episodes, including Books We DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, and Criminally Booked! Plus, invites to monthly events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Bookstore Browsing, and a private Facebook group and Discord server where you can interact with other fans of the show... all for just $5 a month! 
    Loving Lately 
    Writech Pens (H)
    Poete Scented Bookmarks (T)
    Mel Robbins Podcast & workbook (R) 
    Book Talk 
    Scamanda Podcast 
    Bookmory App 
    The Storygraph 
    Battle of the Back Burners (@kellyhook.readsbooks)
    The Women | Kristin Hannah 
    Father of the Rain | Lily King
    Leaving | Roxana Robinson 
    James | Percival Everett
    A Place for Us | Fatima Farheen Merza
    The Frozen River | Ariel Lawton 
    Latest Reads
    The Berry Pickers | Amanda Peters (H) 
    A Great Country |  Shilpi Somaya Gowda (T) 
    Happiness Falls | Angie Kim 
    Mayluna | Kelley McNeil (R) 
    Daisy Jones and the Six 
    Songs in Ursa Major | Emma Brodie 
    The Idea of You | Robinne Lee 
    Lapvona | Ottessa Moshfegh (H) 
    My Year of Rest and Relaxation 
    The Gunners | Rebecca Lowman (T) 
    California Bear | Duane Swerzenski  (R) 
    Shelf Additions 
    The Paris Novel | Ruth Reichl (H) 
    If the Tide Turns | Rachel Rueckert (T) 
    Love Letters to a Serial Killer | Tasha Coryell (R) 
    Hannah @hanpickedbooks 
    *The book titles listed here are Amazon links  *You can also shop our Bookshop.org shop.  Either place, we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thank you! 
    Blackwells 



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

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Easily Distracted By New Releases (April 2024)

    Easily Distracted By New Releases (April 2024)

    In Episode 146 of Book Talk, Etc., Tina and Renee share their new release reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about book blurbs. 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!  Your membership will give you access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and bonus episodes, including Books We DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, and Criminally Booked! Plus, invites to monthly events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Bookstore Browsing, and a private Facebook group and Discord server where you can interact with other fans of the show... all for just $5 a month! 



    Loving Lately 



    Saving recs on Libib App (T) 
    The Women | Kristin Hannah
    The Dust Child 
    Microwaveable booties (R) 



    Latest Reads 



    The Divorcees | Rowan Beard (T) 
    Sunburn | Laura Lippmann (R) 






    Book Talk 



    The Atlantic  “The Blurb Problem Keeps Getting Worse”
    Annie Bot | Sierra Greer (T) 
    The Backyard Bird Chronicles | Amy Tan (R) 
    What Happened to Nina? | Dervla McTiernan (T) 
    Colton Gentry’s Third Act | Jeff Zentner (R) 






    Shelf Additions 
    There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension | Hanif Abdurraqib
    @lizisreading_
    The Heart in Winter | Kevin Barry (R) 






    *The book titles listed here are Amazon links  *You can also shop our Bookshop.org shop.  Either place, we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thank you! 
    Blackwells 
    Support the show
    Thanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack Newsletter , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Books We've Been Meaning To Read

    Books We've Been Meaning To Read

    In Episode 145 of Book Talk, Etc., Tina and Renee share books they’ve been meaning to read. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about why books stay on 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!  Your membership will give you access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and bonus episodes, including Books We DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, and Criminally Booked! Plus, invites to monthly events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Bookstore Browsing, and a private Facebook group and Discord server where you can interact with other fans of the show... all for just $5 a month! 

    Leaving | Roxana Robinson 
    Loving Lately
    4:50 Good Molecules Eye Creme (T)
    Forever Eye Mask
    8:35 Palm Royale on Apple TV+ (R) 
    Mr & Mrs American Pie | Julie McDaniel 

    Latest Reads 
    10:55 The Women | Kristin Hannah (T)
    In Memorium | Alice Winn
    The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
    15:50 The Great Alone | KH
    Night Road | KH
    16:40 My Sunshine Away | M.O Walsh (R) 

    21:45 Book Talk
    Night | Ellie Wiesel
    The Rosary Girls | Richard Montanari
    30:50 The Vegetarian | Han Kang (T)
    35:10 Atonement | Ian McEwan (R) 🎧
    40:40 CAWPILE review system
    44:10 Data Baby | Susannah Breslin (T)
    51:43 Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel (R) 🎧
    The Singer's Gun 
    The Stand | Stephen King 

    Shelf Additions
    1:03:02 Forgotten Sisters | Cynthia Pelayo (T)
    Zack @ry_reads
    1:05:10 Tell Me Who You Are | Louisa Luna (R) 
    *The book titles listed here are Amazon links  *You can also shop our Bookshop.org shop.  Either place, we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thank you! 
    Blackwells 









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

    • 1 hr 7 min
    April Books on the Radar + Major Show Announcement

    April Books on the Radar + Major Show Announcement

    In Episode 144 of Book Talk, Etc., Tina and Renee share their anticipated April reads. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about upcoming show changes. 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!  Your membership will give you access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and bonus episodes, including Books We DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, and Criminally Booked! Plus, invites to monthly events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Bookstore Browsing, and a private Facebook group and Discord server where you can interact with other fans of the show... all for just $5 a month! 
    Loving Lately
    2:50 The Crown (Netflix) (T)
    5:40 CND Solar Oil Cuticle Pen (R) 

    Latest Reads
    7:42 She Started It| Sian Gilbert (T)
    12:10 After Annie | Anna Quindlen (R) 🎧

    April Books
    17:40 Sociopath | Patrick Gagne  (T)
    20:51 Wild Life Finding My Purpose in an Untamed World | Rae Wynn-Grant (R)
    22:58 The Sleepwalkers | Scarlett Thomas (T)
    24:53 The Cemetery of Untold Stories| Julia Alvarez (R)
    27:35 The Gathering| CJ Tudor (T)
    The Drift
    29:45 Days of Wonder | Caroline Leavitt (R)
    32:14 Darling Girls | Sally Hepworth (T)
    33:58 Granite Harbor | Peter Nichols (R) 

    36:25 Book Talk 
    Hannah @hanpickedbooks  


    Renee's Email - itsbooktalk@gmail.com


    *The book titles listed here are Amazon links  *You can also shop our Bookshop.org shop.  Either place, we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thank you! 
    Blackwells 
    Support the show
    Thanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack Newsletter , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 45 min
    Books By Female Authors + Favorite Debuts

    Books By Female Authors + Favorite Debuts

    In Episode 143 of Book Talk, Etc., Tina and Renee share their recent reads by female authors. They also share what they've been loving lately, their latest reads, and have book talk about 10 of their favorite debuts. 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!  Your membership will give you access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and bonus episodes, including Books We DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, and Criminally Booked! Plus, invites to monthly events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Bookstore Browsing, and a private Facebook group and Discord server where you can interact with other fans of the show... all for just $5 a month!

    Loving Lately
    2:15 Little Sleepies (T)
    4:49 Books Are My People podcast (Feb 26 episode)
    Leaving | Roxana Robinson

    Latest Reads
    7:06 The One | John Marrs (T)
    10:00 Manifest in Action | Roxie Nafousi (R)
    Manifest
    Big Magic | Elizabeth Gilbert

    14:50 Book Talk - Fav female authors
    Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi (T)
    Mother in the Dark | Kayla Maiuri (R)
    The Girl With the Louding Voice | Abi Dare (T)
    Rootless | Kyrstle Zara Appeigh (R)
    18:16 Luster | Raven   (T)
    What Beauty There Is | Cory Anderson (R)
    20:34 Migrations | Charlotte McConaghy (T)
    21:15 Finding Mrs Ford | Deborah Goodrich Royce (R)
    Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney (T)
    Take It Back | Kia Abdullah (R)

    23:58 I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself | Marissa Crane  (T)
    27:47 Still See You Everywhere | Lisa Gardner (R) 🎧
    33:33 Listen for the Lie | Amy Tinterra  (T) 🎧
    37:28 Sweetwater | Roxana Robinson (R)

    Shelf Additions
    42:52 And So I Roar | Abi Dare (T)
    44:49 The Wedding People | Alison Espach (R) 

    *The book titles listed here are Amazon links  *You can also shop our Bookshop.org shop.  Either place, we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thank you! 
    Blackwells 
    Support the show
    Thanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack Newsletter , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 47 min
    Easily Distracted By New Releases (March 2024)

    Easily Distracted By New Releases (March 2024)

    In Episode 142 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 the state of their new release reading. 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!  Your membership will give you access to our exclusive Audiobook Guide and bonus episodes, including Books We DNFed, What's in the Mailbag, and Criminally Booked! Plus, invites to monthly events like Mood Reader Happy Hour and Bookstore Browsing, and a private Facebook group and Discord server where you can interact with other fans of the show... all for just $5 a month! 


    Loving Lately
    3:55 Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting (T)
    Facial cotton pads
    7:00 bookgirlsguide.com (R)
    Best books of 2014

    Latest Reads
    10:46 Perfect Parents | L.G. Davis (T)
    15:08 Mrs Gulliver | Valerie Martin (R) 🎧

    20:34 Book Talk
    22:30 Dixon Descending | Karen Outen (T)
    Midnight | Amy McCullough
    23:00 Leaving | Roxana Robinson (R)
    Holiday Country | Inci Atrek
    24:58 Poor Deer | Claire Oshtesky
    30:22 Come and Get It | Kiley Reid (T)
    Such a Fun Age
    34:17 The Trail of Lost Hearts | Tracy Garvis Graves (R) 🎧
    Amy @novelgossip
    38:22 James | Percival Everett (T)
    Erasure
    The Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
    43:10 Kill for Me Kill For You | Steve Cavanagh (R) 

    Shelf Additions
    48:27 House of Glass | Sarah Pekkanen (T)
    49:29 All the Colors of the Dark | Chris Whitaker (R)
    Tall Oaks
    All the Wicked Girls



    *The book titles listed here are Amazon links  *You can also shop our Bookshop.org shop.  Either place, we make a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you). Thank you! 
    Blackwells 
    Support the show
    Thanks for Listening!
    Let's Connect...
    Email us at booktalketc@gmail
    Renee's Substack Newsletter , IG@Itsbooktalk
    Tina's TikTok , IG @tbretc
    Jonathan IG @infiltrate_jay
    Podcast IG @booktalketc

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
501 Ratings

501 Ratings

LaurenJames82 ,

My favorite book podcast!

Some of the best books I’ve read were recommendations from this podcast. Each week the hosts share multiple books that they have read and tell a little about each title (spoiler free!) and give their honest feedback about it. Some very popular titles and some that I never would have discovered on my own. Lots of diversity in their selections which I appreciate.

SaltyT007 ,

Never Miss a Tuesday!

Always look forward to Tuesday book reviews and loving latelys! Definitely feels like chatting with friends!

Tomyhealth ,

Wonderful!!

Recently found this podcast and absolutely love the conversation as well as the book recommendations. It’s my number one listen each week

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