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Podcast with in-depth book reviews and book discussions for fiction with strong female leads. Chats cover all genres such as historical fiction, psychological thrillers, young adult, contemporary fiction, suspense, and more. We pick one best-selling book per month to discuss. Since this is a full analysis, there will be spoilers. See spoiler-free reviews on our website.

Join the discussion on social media or at www.JudgingMoreThanJustTheCover.com

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The team: Amber Gregg, Kate Ota, and James Moore.

Judging More Than Just The Cover: Book Club Amber Gregg

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Podcast with in-depth book reviews and book discussions for fiction with strong female leads. Chats cover all genres such as historical fiction, psychological thrillers, young adult, contemporary fiction, suspense, and more. We pick one best-selling book per month to discuss. Since this is a full analysis, there will be spoilers. See spoiler-free reviews on our website.

Join the discussion on social media or at www.JudgingMoreThanJustTheCover.com

Suggestions for our next book? Send us a message on social media!

The team: Amber Gregg, Kate Ota, and James Moore.

    Book Discussion: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

    Book Discussion: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

    Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.*

    For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.com

    The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or connect with us on social media. Enjoyed the show? Share the love. Give us a review, like, follow, and a share with your friends.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/judgingmorethan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Book Info:

    Genre: Horror/Psychological Thriller | Number of Pages: 286 | Perspective: First | Location: Boston Suburbs, MA

    When their eldest teenage daughter seemingly starts to lose her mind, the family in A Head Full of Ghosts turns to their church and a reality show for exorcism help. Is she really possessed by a demon or is it schizophrenia? For a complete summary, you can go here.

    Full review of A Head Full of Ghosts: https://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/10/review-head-full-of-ghosts-paul-tremblay.html

    Virtual Written Book Chats: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/category/book-chat

    Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota.

    Tags: book talk, book club, books, virtual book club, podcast, audio book club, book chat, book discussion, book, fiction, novel, review, book review, book of the month, bookish, Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts, horror, ghost story, spooky, exorcism, religion

    • 53 min
    Book Discussion: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

    Book Discussion: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

    Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.*

    For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.com

    The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or connect with us on social media. Enjoyed the show? Share the love. Give us a review, like, follow, and a share with your friends.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/judgingmorethan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Book Info:

    Genre: Crime Mystery | Number of Pages: 368 | Perspective: First | Location: London, England and Ireland

    Sweet Little Lies follows the detective Cat as she tries to solve a murder that intertwines with a missing person case from her childhood hometown that she has always suspected her father is tied to. For a complete summary, you can go here

    Full review of Sweet Little Lies: https://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/09/review-sweet-little-lies-caz-frear.html

    Interview with the author, Caz Frear: https://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/08/q-a-with-caz-frear.html

    Virtual Written Book Chats: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/category/book-chat

    Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota.

    Tags: book talk, book club, books, virtual book club, podcast, audio book club, book chat, book discussion, book, fiction, novel, review, book review, book of the month, bookish, Sweet Little Lies, Caz Frear, crime fiction, crime mystery, mystery thriller, detective, police fiction, England

    • 59 min
    Book Discussion: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

    Book Discussion: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

    Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead. *Spoiler alert for the conversation.*

    For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.com 

    The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or connect with us on social media. Enjoyed the show? Share the love. Give us a review, like, follow, and a share with your friends.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/judgingmorethan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Book Info:

    Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi
    Number of Pages: 343
    Perspective: First Person
    Location: Manhattan, NY

    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing follows 23-year-old April May as she becomes a viral social media influencer after discovering the first of many alien robots in the middle of Manhattan. This starts a series of puzzles to figure out what these robots, referred to as Carls, want. For a complete summary, you can go here.

    Full review of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: https://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/08/book-review-an-absolutely-remarkable-thing-by-hank-green.html

    Virtual Written Book Chats: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/category/book-chat 

    Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota.  

    Tags: book talk, book club, books, virtual book club, podcast, audio book club, book chat, book discussion, book, fiction, novel, review, book review, book of the month, bookish, Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, sci-fi, science fiction, young adult, new adult

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Book Discussion: Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

    Book Discussion: Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

    Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead.
    *Spoiler alert for the conversation.*

    For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.com


    The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or connect with us on social media. Enjoyed the show? Share the love. Give us a review, like, follow, and a share with your friends.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/judgingmorethan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Book Info:

    Genre: Magic Realism
    Number of Pages: 369
    Perspective: Third Omniscient
    Location: New York City, NY

    The Rules of Magic follows three magical siblings from the 1960s to 1990s. Their ancestors were cursed so that no one in their family could ever love or else their significant other would face disastrous consequences. But this conflicts with one of the three major rules of magic: Fall in love whenever you can. For a complete summary, you can go here.

    Full review of The Rules of Magic: https://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/06/review-rules-of-magic-alice-hoffman.html

    Virtual Written Book Chats: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/category/book-chat


    Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota.


    Tags: book talk, book club, books, virtual book club, podcast, audio book club, book chat, book discussion, book, fiction, novel, review, book review, book of the month, bookish, hello sunshine bookclub, Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman, magic, magical realism, fantasy

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Book Discussion: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Book Discussion: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead.
    *Spoiler alert for the conversation.*

    For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.com


    The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or connect with us on social media. Enjoyed the show? Share the love. Give us a review, like, follow, and a share with your friends.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/judgingmorethan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/



    Book Info

    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Number of Pages: 368
    Perspective: Multiple First Person
    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    Daisy Jones and the Six takes place in the late sixties in the era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. It is formatted in documentary-style transcripts and follows a band, The Six, who reluctantly accepts the alluring Daisy Jones as their second lead singer. For a complete summary, you can go here.

    Full review of Daisy Jones and the Six: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/04/review-daisy-jones-and-the-six-taylor-jenkins-reid.html

    Virtual Written Book Chats: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/category/book-chat


    Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota.


    Tags: book talk, book club, books, virtual book club, podcast, audio book club, book chat, book discussion, book, fiction, novel, review, book review, book of the month, bookish, hello sunshine bookclub, historical fiction, music, Taylor Jenkins Reid, rock and roll, Daisy Jones and The Six, behind the music

    • 58 min
    Book Discussion: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

    Book Discussion: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

    Episode Summary: In this Book club discussion, we will have an in-depth analysis of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Each month, we discuss a different best selling novel with a strong female lead.
    *Spoiler alert for the conversation.*

    For the full book review and articles related to writing, publishing, and editing, visit: www.judgingmorethanjustthecover.com


    The chat doesn't end here. Let us know your thoughts in the comment area or connect with us on social media. Enjoyed the show? Share the love. Give us a review, like, follow, and a share with your friends.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/judgingmorethan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/judgingmorethanjustthecover/

    Book Info
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Number of Pages: 532
    Perspective: Alternating First + Third
    Location: France

    The Alice Network is a story following two women. One is Eve, a spy in World War I. The other is Charlie, a well-off college student shamed by her accidental pregnancy in the aftermath of World War II. Their timelines converge as Charlie goes on a search for her cousin who went missing after the war. For a complete summary, you can go here.

    Full review of The Alice Network: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/2019/04/review-the-alice-network-kate-quinn.html

    Virtual Written Book Chats: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.com/category/book-chat


    Team: Amber Gregg, James Moore, and Kate Ota.

    Tags: book talk, book club, books, virtual book club, podcast, audio book club, book chat, book discussion, book, fiction, novel, review, book review, book of the month, bookish, hello sunshine bookclub, historical fiction, history, the alice network, kate quinn

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

ambergregg ,

Great discussion of books!

I love hearing these three discuss books in-depth. I get excited preparing for each month by reading the book with them. It’s like a little virtual book club!

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