23 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.

Fiction Friends Jet Luga and Mariana Varela

    • Arts

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.

    5-Minute Reviews: Circe by Madeline Miller

    5-Minute Reviews: Circe by Madeline Miller

    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 Circe by Madeline Miller.

    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

    • 3 min
    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

    In this episode, Jet and Mariana talk about the book The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It's a modern retelling of a classic Greek myth that focuses more on the vulnerability and humanity of the heroes that society has grown to adore.

    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

    • 52 min
    5-Minute Reviews: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

    5-Minute Reviews: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

    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 My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

    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:
    Divine Life Society by Jesse Gallagher

    • 3 min
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Review

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Review

    In this episode, Jet and Mariana talk about the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Many people consider this book to be the definitive great American novel of the 20th century. It's an amazing story that has inspired many adaptations, most notably, the 2013 Baz Luhrmann film starring Leo DiCaprio as Gatsby.

    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

    • 55 min
    5-Minute Reviews: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

    5-Minute Reviews: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

    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 Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.

    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
    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Book Review

    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Book Review

    In this episode, Jet and Mariana talk about the book The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. The story follows a group of retirees who live in the same nursing home. They are self-appointed sleuths who review unsolved real-life murder cases. They dub themselves as the Thursday Murder Club. But things take an interesting turn when a murder actually takes place right on their doorstep.

    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

    • 57 min

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