40 episodes

Fiction Friends is a book review and explainer podcast between two friends, Jet and Mariana, who have very different tastes in literary fiction.
In this podcast, we will cover our favorite fiction titles in all of literature, ranging from classics and old-time favorites to modern romance and contemporary thrillers. We both take turns choosing a book to cover for each episode wherein we discuss the book's spoiler-free summary, initial thoughts, favorite quotes, favorite scenes, and our general feelings about the book's underlying themes and messages.
This book review and explainer is dedicated to lovers of fiction and literature. Join us in our conversations and share in our passion for storytelling.
For book suggestions, inquiries, or general comments, feel free to reach out to us at fictionfriendsph@gmail.com.
Where else to find us:
www.instagram.com/jetluga
www.instagram.com/marianagvarela
www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph

Fiction Friends Jet Luga and Mariana Varela

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Fiction Friends is a book review and explainer podcast between two friends, Jet and Mariana, who have very different tastes in literary fiction.
In this podcast, we will cover our favorite fiction titles in all of literature, ranging from classics and old-time favorites to modern romance and contemporary thrillers. We both take turns choosing a book to cover for each episode wherein we discuss the book's spoiler-free summary, initial thoughts, favorite quotes, favorite scenes, and our general feelings about the book's underlying themes and messages.
This book review and explainer is dedicated to lovers of fiction and literature. Join us in our conversations and share in our passion for storytelling.
For book suggestions, inquiries, or general comments, feel free to reach out to us at fictionfriendsph@gmail.com.
Where else to find us:
www.instagram.com/jetluga
www.instagram.com/marianagvarela
www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Full Book Review

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Full Book Review

    In this episode, Jet and Mariana talk about the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This Pulitzer-prize winning masterpiece is told through the eyes of Scout Finch, the daughter of defense attorney Atticus Finch. The story is set in the fictionalized town of Maycomb, Alabama, and deals with topics of race, social class, justice, and empathy.



    This episode features a full in-depth review with a spoiler-free segment at the beginning for listeners who haven’t read the book yet. For this review, we will be tackling the following topics:



    Spoiler-free Summary

    Initial Thoughts and Impressions

    Who the Book is For

    Context about the Book and Author

    Favorite Quotes

    Memorable Moments

    Overall Opinions, and more!



    Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay up-to-date on every new release!

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/fiction-friends/id1559514079

    Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/FictionFriendsGoogle

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HoHffDE6VMXc0UvQbNuJt

    Stitcher: https://partners.stitcher.com/show/619888/stats

    Radio Republic: https://radiopublic.com/fiction-friends-8g7ze1



    Follow us on Instagram:

    Fiction Friends: www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph

    Jet: www.instagram.com/jetluga

    Mariana: www.instagram.com/marianagvarela



    Music in this episode:

    About That Oldie by Vibe Tracks

    Koto San by Ofshane

    • 51 min
    5-Minute Reviews: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    5-Minute Reviews: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    5-Minute Reviews is our short-form spoiler-free content for some of our more interesting reads.

    In this episode of 5-Minute Reviews, Mariana talks about The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay up-to-date on every new release!

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/fiction-friends/id1559514079

    Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/FictionFriendsGoogle

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HoHffDE6VMXc0UvQbNuJt

    Stitcher: https://partners.stitcher.com/show/619888/stats

    Radio Republic: https://radiopublic.com/fiction-friends-8g7ze1

    Follow us on Instagram:

    Fiction Friends: www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph
    Jet: www.instagram.com/jetluga
    Mariana: www.instagram.com/marianagvarela

    Music:
    Brown Hills by Motion Array Originals

    • 4 min
    Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Full Book Review

    Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Full Book Review

    In this episode, Jet and Mariana are joined by Ready2Adult/Charm De Leon as the trio discusses Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. A revolutionary piece of fiction, Watchmen is a part of Time Magazine's 100 best books of the 20th century, and is the only graphic novel with such distinction.



    This episode features a full in-depth review with a spoiler-free segment at the beginning for listeners who haven’t read the book yet. For this review, we will be tackling the following topics:



    Spoiler-free Summary

    Initial Thoughts and Impressions

    Who the Book is For

    Context about the Book and Author

    Favorite Quotes

    Memorable Moments

    Overall Opinions, and more!



    Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay up-to-date on every new release!

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/fiction-friends/id1559514079

    Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/FictionFriendsGoogle

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HoHffDE6VMXc0UvQbNuJt

    Stitcher: https://partners.stitcher.com/show/619888/stats

    Radio Republic: https://radiopublic.com/fiction-friends-8g7ze1



    Follow us on Instagram:

    Fiction Friends: www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph

    Jet: www.instagram.com/jetluga

    Mariana: www.instagram.com/marianagvarela

    Learn more about Charm here:

    YouTube: Charm de Leon - YouTube

    Ready2Adult Planner: Let’s Adult Planner & Book by Ready2Adult Ph | Shopee Philippines

    Music in this episode:

    About That Oldie by Vibe Tracks

    Koto San by Ofshane

    Audio Clip from Warner Bros. Studios and DC Comics Watchmen movie by Zack Snyder.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    5-Minute Reviews: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Review

    5-Minute Reviews: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Review

    5-Minute Reviews is our short-form spoiler-free content for some of our more interesting reads.

    In this episode of 5-Minute Reviews, Jet talks about Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay up-to-date on every new release!

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/fiction-friends/id1559514079

    Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/FictionFriendsGoogle

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HoHffDE6VMXc0UvQbNuJt

    Stitcher: https://partners.stitcher.com/show/619888/stats

    Radio Republic: https://radiopublic.com/fiction-friends-8g7ze1



    Follow us on Instagram:

    Fiction Friends: www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph

    Jet: www.instagram.com/jetluga

    Mariana: www.instagram.com/marianagvarela

    Music:

    Windswept by ann annie

    • 4 min
    Radio Silence by Alice Oseman Book Review

    Radio Silence by Alice Oseman Book Review

    In this episode, Jet and Mariana invite Alton Lorenzo from Life on the Grow podcast to talk about Radio Silence by Alice Oseman.

    Learn more about Alton here:
    Instagram: @altonlorenzo

    This episode features a full in-depth review with a spoiler-free segment at the beginning for listeners who haven’t read the book yet. For this review, we will be tackling the following topics:

    Spoiler-free Summary
    Initial Thoughts and Impressions
    Who the Book is For
    Context about the Book and Author
    Favorite Quotes
    Memorable Moments
    Overall Opinions, and more!

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay up-to-date on every new release!
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/fiction-friends/id1559514079
    Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/FictionFriendsGoogle
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HoHffDE6VMXc0UvQbNuJt
    Stitcher: https://partners.stitcher.com/show/619888/stats
    Radio Republic: https://radiopublic.com/fiction-friends-8g7ze1

    Follow us on Instagram:

    Fiction Friends: www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph

    Jet: www.instagram.com/jetluga

    Mariana: www.instagram.com/marianagvarela

    Music in this episode:

    About That Oldie by Vibe Tracks

    Koto San by Ofshane

    • 1 hr 5 min
    5-Minute Reviews: Verity by Colleen Hoover

    5-Minute Reviews: Verity by Colleen Hoover

    5-Minute Reviews is our short-form spoiler-free content for some of our more interesting reads.

    In this episode of 5-Minute Reviews, Mariana talks about Verity by Colleen Hoover.

    Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast to stay up-to-date on every new release!

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/fiction-friends/id1559514079

    Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/FictionFriendsGoogle

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4HoHffDE6VMXc0UvQbNuJt

    Stitcher: https://partners.stitcher.com/show/619888/stats

    Radio Republic: https://radiopublic.com/fiction-friends-8g7ze1

    Follow us on Instagram:

    Fiction Friends: www.instagram.com/fictionfriendsph
    Jet: www.instagram.com/jetluga
    Mariana: www.instagram.com/marianagvarela

    Music:
    Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806

    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 4 min

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