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It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.

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    • 4.5, 73 Ratings

It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.

    We're Renaming Ourselves The Library

    We're Renaming Ourselves The Library

    Today we have some fun discussing an article about how libraries are the real enemy. And we also talk about the shadowy world of bestseller lists. 

    Articles mentioned:
    Overdue: Throwing the book at libraries by Kenneth Whyte

    Author loses spot in Top 10 after buying 400 copies of his own book by Alison Flood

    Next week we're reading The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell.

    • 30 min
    Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

    Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

    We read Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor. The book is filled with difficult topics, so this episode will not be for everyone. Despite the discomfort some of the themes may cause it is also a very beautifully and interestingly composed book.

    Next time we will be discussing The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. 

    • 41 min
    Anticipated Reads

    Anticipated Reads

    This episode we take some time to share a few books we're looking forward to reading in the remainder of 2020, as well as a couple news items we found interesting. 

    Next week will be a discussion of Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor.

    https://www.thebookstorepodcast.com/

    • 29 min
    The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

    The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

    This week we discuss Kazuo Ishiguro's 2015 literary fantasy novel The Buried Giant and are pleasantly surprised to say that we do, in fact, actually like some fantasy novels.

    • 44 min
    Internet Nonsense

    Internet Nonsense

    This week we delve into some Book Twitter news; explaining the supply chain, revealing our ignorance of how the British government works, and encountering yet other stubborn man unwilling to rethink his preconceived notions. 

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/24/authors-call-for-removal-of-emma-nicholson-booker-prize-foundation-over-homophobic-views

    https://www.vulture.com/2020/06/national-book-critics-circle-resignations.html

    • 31 min
    Heavy by Kiese Laymon

    Heavy by Kiese Laymon

    This week we read and discussed Heavy by Kiese Laymon and we think you should, too.

    Our next book will be The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Find it at your library or local bookstore or from Libro.fm with code BOOKSTORE for the audio and read along with us.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Jessichicka ,

The Book Club I’ve Always Wanted

I love my book club, and I’m so thankful for the wonderful people in it. That being said, listening to this podcast is like being part of the book club I’ve always dreamed of. Becca and Corinne are insightful, witty, and unafraid to share their real opinion on what they’ve read. This is an absolute delight and one of the only podcasts I listen to as soon as it drops. Thank you, ladies!

not a white person ,

Assumes a white audience

I’m referring to the “news and book news” episode where the hosts address their audience as white people. I’m a non-white person and felt excluded and unseen. I have not listened since.

ParkerWesley ,

Heck yes

My personal reading habits are terrible. I trust these two whole heartedly with their book choices and opinions and love getting into discussions when I can. Great work, as always, you two!

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