14 episodes

Join Teen Librarian Kathleen and Adult Services Librarian Sam as they read diversely across the teen, young adult, and new adult genre. Kathleen is mom to Michael the Corgi (an established social media influencer) and Sam is a former Pastry Chef with a love of contact sports which means, anything is up for discussion.

BOOKED SOLID: A New Canaan Library Podcast for Young Adults, New Adults, and the Forever Young Adult at Heart Samantha Connell, Kathleen Crouse

    • Fiction

Join Teen Librarian Kathleen and Adult Services Librarian Sam as they read diversely across the teen, young adult, and new adult genre. Kathleen is mom to Michael the Corgi (an established social media influencer) and Sam is a former Pastry Chef with a love of contact sports which means, anything is up for discussion.

    "Genuine Fraud" by E. Lockhart

    "Genuine Fraud" by E. Lockhart

    Kathleen finally convinces Sam to read one of her favorites and redeems herself from a world of predictable happy endings. This is not a therapy session but is it a cry for help? Kathleen wonders if you have to be morally compromised to live the life that you think you should be living. Sam gives Kathleen the moniker "tiny steps toward darkness." Come learn how to trade a paperclip to eventually buy a house and stay tuned for literally, anything else.

    • 38 min
    "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

    "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig

    Kathleen & Sam are back to discuss The Midnight Library--a book that tackles life choices and regrets in a quirky and philosophical thought exercise. Sam is not convinced that there is no place like home but embraces Stephen Hawking and string theory (and apparently double negatives). Kathleen confuses us with her post pandemic enjoyment of predictable endings. Listeners beware. Spoilers and surprises abound in every single spooky season of your multiverse.

    • 30 min
    "House In The Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune

    "House In The Cerulean Sea" by TJ Klune

    Sam & Kathleen wrap up the season with great ideas for summer reads and ponder humanity, philosophy, and veganism while grappling with an endearing, warm fuzzy fantasy read.

    • 35 min
    "Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson

    "Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson

    Celebrating our One Author New Canaan visit by Jacqueline Woodson by embracing her unique voice in poetic prose. Kathleen and Sam consider unreliable memory and discomfort reads, upcoming poetry month and summer books.

    • 33 min
    "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland

    "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland

    Sam embraces a sequel and Kathleen ponders the Zombie Adjacent in a satirical alternate history of the Civil War. Let's get pumped for One Author New Canaan--Jacqueline Woodson!

    • 42 min
    "Bear Town" by Fredrik Backman

    "Bear Town" by Fredrik Backman

    A tiny town with super-sized hockey. A master of character study is the best cocktail party wingman. Speaking out and the fall out. Books in translation. Find out about the technicality that keeps New Canaan as the reigning Girls Ice Hockey Connecticut state champions for three years in a row.

    • 35 min

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