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Books Are My People is a podcast for book lovers with book news, book recommendations and ruminations on living a literary life in Los Angeles. Each episode will feature at least five book recommendations in various genres as well as bookish news and occasional guests. Jennifer Caloyeras is an author, voracious reader and writing instructor living in Los Angeles. www.jennifercaloyeras.com Find me on Instagram @jennifercaloyeras

Books Are My People Jennifer Caloyeras

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Books Are My People is a podcast for book lovers with book news, book recommendations and ruminations on living a literary life in Los Angeles. Each episode will feature at least five book recommendations in various genres as well as bookish news and occasional guests. Jennifer Caloyeras is an author, voracious reader and writing instructor living in Los Angeles. www.jennifercaloyeras.com Find me on Instagram @jennifercaloyeras

    Books Are My People - Episode 63

    Books Are My People - Episode 63

    On episode 63 of Books Are My People, I talk about Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg, The Teller of Secrets by Bise Adjapon and other great books!

    Book Recommendations: (Click book titles to be taken to my Bookshop.org page.) 

    What Just Happened by Charles Finch
    Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg
    The Guide by Peter Heller
    The Teller of Secrets by Bise Adjapon
    All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

    Other Things Discussed:

    Sign up for my novel writing course here! 
    Link to Station Eleven trailer
    What Just Happened Giveaway:
     Follow me and leave a comment on my instagram post @jennifercaloyeras by November 25th.  I will DM a winner by November 26th. Open to US mailing addresses only. Tag a reader friend for extra entries. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22705533)

    • 15 min
    Books Are My People Episode #62

    Books Are My People Episode #62

    On this episode I talk about Win Me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu, New York My Village by Uwem Akpan and other great books!

     Books Discussed:
    Win me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu
    The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim
    Carry the Dog by Stephanie Gangi
    The Turnout by Megan Abbott
    New York, My Village by Uwem Akpan
    Reading next: Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg  
    Saint Heron Community LIbrary
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22705533)

    • 15 min
    Books Are My People - Episode #61 with Darrin Doyle

    Books Are My People - Episode #61 with Darrin Doyle

    This week, on episode 61, author Darrin Doyle and I discuss his latest  novel, The Beast in Aisle 34 and other great books including, The Auctioneer by Joan Sampson and An Elderly Lady Can Do No Wrong by Ellen Tursdon.

    Click any book below to be taken to my Bookshop.org bookstore!

    Books Discussed:
    The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
    The Auctioneer by Joan Samson
    Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
    Tales the Devil Told me by Jen Fawkes
    An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed  by Ellen Tursdon

    Other Books Discussed:
    Washington Black Esi Edugyan
    An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Ellen Tursdon
    The Southern Lady’s Book club guide to slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

     
    What we're reading next: 

    The Rumphulus by  Joseph Peterson
    I Love you but I’ve chosen Darkness  Calire Vaye Watkins
     
    Where to find Darrin on Social Media

    Twitter @ DoyleDarrin
    Instagram  @DarrinDoyle Writer
    Darrin Doyle's Facebook Author Page
    Website Darrindoyle.com
     
    BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman

    Enter to win a copy of The Edge of the Haight! Simply cluck here to  go to my post on instagram, follow me and leave a comment on the post to enter. Each additional tag earns you one extra entry. You can post in your story for an additional entry. 
    Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only and closes on. October 25th, 2021. 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22705533)

    • 35 min
    Books Are My People - Episode #60

    Books Are My People - Episode #60

    This week on Books Are My People I recommend some new books including A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris , The Neighbor's Secret by L. Alison Heller and other great books!

    Click on the links below to be taken to my Bookshop.org shop. 

    A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris
    Brood by Jackie Polzin
    Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
    Performance Art, stories by David Kranes
    The Neighbor’s Secret by L. Alison Heller
     
    Others Books Discussed: 
     Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
    All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris
     
    Next : What Just Happened: notes on a long year by Charles Finch
    Instagram @Jennifercaloyeras
    Link to National Book Award Nominees
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=22705533)

    • 11 min
    Books Are My People - Episode 59 with author Jen Michalski

    Books Are My People - Episode 59 with author Jen Michalski

    This week, author Jen Michalski  joins me to talk about her latest novel , You'll Be Fine. We also discuss books including The Spectacular by Zoe Whitall  and The City We Became by N.K. Jemisen.

    Click on the links below to be taken to my Bookshop.org shop.

    Books Discussed:
    The Spectacular         Zoe Whittall     
    I am Faithful by Jenny Irish
    The Best Short Stories of 2021 The O. Henry Prize Winners
    The City We Became N. K. Jamison
    The Last Thing He Told me Laura Dave
    Other Books Discussed:
    Matrix by Lauren Groff
    Piranasi by Susanna Clarke
    Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

    You'll Be Fine by Jen Michalski  
    The Tide King by Jen Michalski
    The Summer she was under water by Jen Michalski 
    Close Encounters  by Jen Michalski 
    From Here by Jen Michaelski 
    Could You Be With Her Now by Jen Michalski 
    What we're reading next
    Matrix by Lauren Groff

    Deacon King Kong by James McBride

    Find Jen on Twitter at @MichalskiJen

    Click here to be taken to the  National Book Festival Podcast Series:
    Victoria Festival of Authors




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    • 28 min
    Books Are My People - Episode 58

    Books Are My People - Episode 58

    This week, I look at Hell of a Book by Jason Mott, Mrs. March by Virginia Feito and other great books!

    Books Recommended:
    Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
    The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley
    The Photographer by Marie Dixie Carter
    Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
    Mrs. March by Virginia Feito

    Other Books Mentioned:
    The English Patient by Michael Ondaji
     Animal by Lisa Taddeo
    A Calling for Charlier Barnes by Joshua Ferris
     
    Learn more about Misen knives here. 
    The Hit Living Foundation (animal rescue) 
    I have 2 creative writing editing slots available for up to 25 pages. If you are interested, please email Booksaremypeople@gmail.com and put "editing" in the subject line. To learn more, visit https://www.jennifercaloyeras.com/coaching-classes
    His Only Wife Book Giveaway link, closes Wednesday, September 8th. Click here to enter. 
     Click here to see the schedule of the Library of Congress national book event September 17th - 26th.  
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Jdub# ,

Is like having a friend suggest a good book

I very much enjoy this podcast. It is a great resource for anyone who likes to read and wants to know what they should pick up next.

Postcards and Authors ,

Fresh, Entertaining, Concise

Jennifer Caloyeras has a unique style of book convo that keeps my attention. I like her break up of segments, and her music production is an added bonus!

mslanders ,

If you don’t know what to read next, listen to this informative and thoughtful podcast

I am so happy to have found out about this podcast! It is during the time of quarantine where I have been devouring books and I no longer have to do all the research to figure out what to read next. Jennifer does an excellent job of informing the listener about the book without being revealing. She has piqued my interest on several books and her breadth is impressive, typically covering 5 books per podcast. I also love her literary happenings as it is a helpful way to stay informed of what is going on in the world outside of my four walls.

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