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BookTok is a virtual book club with your new best friends! Follow along with us as we read sections of books and chat about them each week. Hosted by Katie Chaney and Erica Bailey, BookTok airs every week on Sunday nights.

IG: @booktok_podcast
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BookTok Katie & Erica

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BookTok is a virtual book club with your new best friends! Follow along with us as we read sections of books and chat about them each week. Hosted by Katie Chaney and Erica Bailey, BookTok airs every week on Sunday nights.

IG: @booktok_podcast
Tiktok: @booktokpodcast

    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 4 (chapters 41-end!) ft. Chi Reads

    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 4 (chapters 41-end!) ft. Chi Reads

    We finished Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Whew! Spoiler alert, we both loved this one. In this episode, we chat about the last section of the book. We are then joined by Adannia known as Chi Reads on Instagram and Tiktok to chat about the themes of this amazing novel!

    Next week, we have a special one-off episode about It Had to Be You featuring the author Georgia Clark. Then, grab your copy of The Guide by Peter Heller which is our next podcast read. We start reading on September 26th and are reading through the end of chapter 4. The first episode about The Guide will come out on October 6th. Chat then!

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    Other books mentioned in this episode: 

    The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed Masood

    Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner 

    Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

    Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala

    Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

    Mondays Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson

    Allegedly by Tiffany D Jackson

    Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

    Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

    Salt Houses by Hala Alyan 

    All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks

    Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 

    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 

    Piranesi by Susanne Clarke 

    It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

    This will make more sense if you've listened to the episode, but Erica HAS published in a Nature journal (not THE Nature journal... we can't all be Gifty). You can find it here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18539-w


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    • 45 min
    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 3 (chapters 26-40)

    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 3 (chapters 26-40)

    In this episode, we chat about section three from Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. AND we have two big announcements! After our final episode of Transcendent Kingdom, we have a special one-off episode coming at you. We will cover It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark with the author! That episode will come out on the 19th. We also announce our next book club book - The Guide by Peter Heller. Grab your copy of The Guide from Bookshop.org or a local book store. We start reading on the 26th!

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    Other books mentioned in this episode: 

    Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

    Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

    It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy


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    • 25 min
    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 2 (chapters 14-25)

    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 2 (chapters 14-25)

    This episode is a little longer than usual because we had a lot to say! The THEMES in this book. Whewww. Next week, we're reading chapters 26 through the end of 40 of Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.

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    Other books mentioned in this episode: 

    Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones 

    Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

    Outlawed by Anna North






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    • 29 min
    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 1 (chapters 1-13)

    Transcendent Kingdom - Part 1 (chapters 1-13)

    Our new book is here! This is the first episode (out of four) covering Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Next week, we are reading chapters 14 through the end of 25. 

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    Other books mentioned in this episode: 

    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

    The Hospital by Bryan Alexander 

    Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

    Girl, Women, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

    Outlawed by Anna North 


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    • 24 min
    The Bad Muslim Discount ft. Alyzeh Ashraff

    The Bad Muslim Discount ft. Alyzeh Ashraff

    Special episode alert!! (with a teeeensy delay) In this episode, we chat about The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood. We are joined by our esteeeeemed guest Alyzeh Ashraff to riff about social identity labels, her experience as a Muslim American, and what she wants to see in media. Reminder that next week, we start reading Transcendant Kingdom! Grab your copy and check our Instagram page (@booktok_podcast) for the schedule if you're reading along in real-time. 

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    Books and papers mentioned in this episode: 

    A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza 

    More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood 

    Minor Feelings by Kathy Park Hong

    James T. Carter’s paper on Black vs. African American Labels: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/african-american-labels

    Missed Translations by Sopan Deb

    Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

    All Adults Here by Emma Straub


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    • 49 min
    Good Neighbors - Part 4 (pg. 216-end!) ft. Sarah Langan

    Good Neighbors - Part 4 (pg. 216-end!) ft. Sarah Langan

    This is our last episode about Good Neighbors! First, we recap the end of the book (MAJOR EYES EMOJI), and then we are joined by the author Sarah Langan!! We learned so much more about the book after chatting with her. Can't wait for you to hear it!



    Next week is a special one-off episode about The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed Masood. After that, we start reading our next book: Transcendant Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi!!!

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    Other books mentioned in this episode: 

    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

    Luster by Raven Leilani

    The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

    The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

    Good Company by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

    Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun

    Heartburn by Nora Ephron


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    • 49 min

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