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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci Thomas for lively discussions about books and the ways they have shaped their lives, and they way we all understand culture, race, politics, and more. The last Wednesday of each month Traci and guest will break down a book in detail as part of The Stacks Book Club. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

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The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci Thomas for lively discussions about books and the ways they have shaped their lives, and they way we all understand culture, race, politics, and more. The last Wednesday of each month Traci and guest will break down a book in detail as part of The Stacks Book Club. 

Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book Club picks.

    Ep. 323 You’ve Got to Want Depth with Chelsea Devantez

    Ep. 323 You’ve Got to Want Depth with Chelsea Devantez

    Friend of The Stacks Chelsea Devantez is here to tell us about her debut memoir I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This (But I’m Going to Anyway). Chelsea explains how podcasting about celebrity memoirs has impacted her writing, and what she found important to include in her own story. Plus we learn how the structure of Chelsea’s book is a reflection of one major event in her life.

    The Stacks Book Club selection for June is It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. We will discuss the book on June 26th with Melissa Mogollon.

    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' website:

    https://thestackspodcast.com/2024/06/12/ep-323-chelsea-devantez




    Connect with Chelsea: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Glamorous Trash

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    Ep. 322 I Think Voicy is Great with Melissa Mogollon

    Ep. 322 I Think Voicy is Great with Melissa Mogollon

    Today we are speaking with Melissa Mogollon about her debut novel Oye, a tragicomic family drama told in a series of one-sided phone calls from one sister to another. Melissa shares her approach to writing a book all in dialogue, and what it was like to write from a teenager’s POV. We also talk about the term "voicy" and whether or not it is a pejorative.

    The Stacks Book Club selection for June is It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. We will discuss the book on June 26th with Melissa Mogollon.

    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' website:

    https://thestackspodcast.com/2024/06/05/ep-322-melissa-mogollon




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    • 58 min
    Ep. 321 No Name in the Street by James Baldwin — The Stacks Book Club (Yahdon Israel)

    Ep. 321 No Name in the Street by James Baldwin — The Stacks Book Club (Yahdon Israel)

    It is The Stacks Book Club Day, and we're celebrating James Baldwin and his centennial year by reading his book, No Name in the Street. We're joined again by Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster- and founder of Literaryswag- Yahdon Israel. We talk about the delicate balance between public and private, in life and in memoir. We also examine the usefulness of public beefs, and Baldwin’s lasting legacy.

    Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out what our June book club pick will be.

    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' website:

    https://thestackspodcast.com/2024/05/29/ep-321-no-name-in-the-street




    Connect with Yahdon: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Literaryswag

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    Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Unabridged: The Best Books of 2024…So Far with Cree Myles and Sara Hildreth

    Unabridged: The Best Books of 2024…So Far with Cree Myles and Sara Hildreth

    *Patreon- and Substack-only bonus episode teaser*

    For today’s Unabridged, book lovers Cree Myles (All Ways Black) and Sara Hildreth (Fiction Matters) are back by popular demand to discuss the best books 2024, so far. We also get into our most disappointing reads, our favorite backlist titles, and what we’re most looking forward to for the rest of the year.

    *This episode is exclusive to members of The Stacks Pack on Patreon and our Substack subscribers. To join a community, get inside access to the show, and listen now, click the link below.




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    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' website:

    http://www.thestackspodcast.com/unabridged/2024/05/24/tsu-34-best-so-far




    Connect with Cree: Instagram | Twitter | All Ways Black

    Connect with Sara: Instagram | Fiction Matters | Novel Pairings

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    • 13 min
    Ep. 320 It’s Really Hard to Change the Patriarchy with Sierra Greer

    Ep. 320 It’s Really Hard to Change the Patriarchy with Sierra Greer

    Sierra Greer is the novelist behind the new speculative fiction book Annie Bot, about what happens when an AI robot designed to be the perfect girlfriend learns to become human. We talk today about how this novel came to Sierra, why she chose to write under a pen name for this book, and how she was thinking about race and feminism throughout the novel.

    The Stacks Book Club selection for May is No Name in the Street by James Baldwin. We will discuss the book on May 29th with Yahdon Israel.

    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' website:

    https://thestackspodcast.com/2024/05/22/ep-320-sierra-greer




    Connect with Sierra: Instagram | Twitter | Website

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    SUPPORT THE STACKS

    Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon

    To support The Stacks and find out more from this week’s sponsors, click here.

    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 319 The Vulnerability Is the Point with Carvell Wallace

    Ep. 319 The Vulnerability Is the Point with Carvell Wallace

    Writer and podcaster Carvell Wallace joins us to discuss their debut memoir Another Word for Love. Carvell describes the challenge of writing a trauma memoir without making it all about the trauma, and reveals how they thought about connecting with their audience. We also talk about how Carvell's past as an actor impacts the way they think about writing stories. 

    The Stacks Book Club selection for May is No Name in the Street by James Baldwin. We will discuss the book on May 29th with Yahdon Israel.

    You can find everything we discuss on today's show on The Stacks' website:

    https://thestackspodcast.com/2024/05/15/ep-319-carvell-wallace




    Connect with Carvell: Instagram | Twitter | Website | Substack

    Connect with The Stacks: Instagram | Twitter | Shop | Patreon | Goodreads | Substack | Subscribe




    SUPPORT THE STACKS

    Join The Stacks Pack on Patreon

    To support The Stacks and find out more from this week’s sponsors, click here.

    Purchasing books through Bookshop.org or Amazon earns The Stacks a small commission.

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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1.7K Ratings

Ivy's-maddah ,

Really enjoy!!

Really enjoy these book discussions convos…

Camcam374 ,

Welcoming and Accessible

Wednesdays are my favorite days because I get to be welcomed into a wonderful conversation about books on The Stacks. I have learned so much from this podcast on various topics. I have a processing learning disability, and sometimes it’s hard for me to follow more thought provoking podcasts, therefore making me feel dumb. Traci, however, and her guests are SO SO SO SO accessible - she has a gift of phrasing things that make sense, sound intelligent, and I’m able to follow everything she’s talking about. It’s an incredible feeling. I’m currently backtracking on her Book Club episodes and loving them. I’m so grateful for this podcast and everything Traci has given to the bookworm community!

KRoseC05 ,

I Adore This Podcast

It never fails. I’ll see the title of an episode, or the book of the week, and think “Meh. I’ll get to it when I get to it.” But then I listen to said episode and the conversation is engaging, the questions are thoughtful, and by the end of the episode I’m bummed that Traci and her guest can’t carry on their conversation longer, and I immediately try to get my hands on the book on question (for better or worse, my stack is tall).

What I really love about this podcast is how authentic Traci is. She will say what she honestly thinks about various topics or books, she asks guests questions that she’s interested in knowing the answers to, and the fact that she openly mentions hating things makes me giggle.

I enjoy this Podcast so much, I subscribe to Traci’s Patreon and Substack. Best wishes to The Stacks for many years of success!

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