Want to join a book club but don't have time? Did you just finish a book you loved, but you don't have anyone to talk with? Wish you knew more about the books everyone is talking about?
The Big Book Club Podcast is for you!
Each month on the podcast our librarian-bibliophile hosts will share their insights and reactions to a buzz-worthy book. We'll feature popular books, books in the news, classics worth a second look, and titles coming to a theater near you - the books Arlington readers are talking about - and will be talking about.
Big Book Club Podcast Trailer
What is the Big Book Club Podcast? What makes a Big Book? How is this version of the Big Book Club different from the previous one? Jennie, Megan and Pete are here to explain!
Ayiti by Roxane Gay: Powerful Short Stories
Charlotte and Megan talk about Roxane Gay's powerful first volume of short stories. Originally published in 2011, it was rereleased in 2018.
Underground Railroad: Metaphor for America
In this episode, Jennie and Megan talk with Pete about how Colson Whitehead uses metaphor throughout his novel to to create a jolting, yet beautiful, story of America.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: Old Favorites
Deborah and Megan talk with Pete about their personal experience of reading Little Women, the history of its publication, and why this book is still worth talking about.
Red, White & Royal Blue: What is a "Big Book"?
Jennie and Megan talk to Pete about why we read romance, and how Casey McQuiston's "Red White & Royal Blue" captured so much of the current zeitgeist.