141 episodes

Throwback Paperback is a book club podcast on the Nerd Party network hosted by best friends Asia Bonilla and Charles Scheland. Asia and Charles share young adult books with each other
that one of them read, but the other never got to, and they see how these young adult staples
appear when read or re-read as adults. Every week, they assign which book and chapters they
will be covering the following week and they start with a brief summary if you can’t read along.
Then they dive into the plot, themes, and experience of favorite young adult books. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/throwback-paperback/support

Throwback Paperback: A Young Adult Novel Podcast The Nerd Party

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Throwback Paperback is a book club podcast on the Nerd Party network hosted by best friends Asia Bonilla and Charles Scheland. Asia and Charles share young adult books with each other
that one of them read, but the other never got to, and they see how these young adult staples
appear when read or re-read as adults. Every week, they assign which book and chapters they
will be covering the following week and they start with a brief summary if you can’t read along.
Then they dive into the plot, themes, and experience of favorite young adult books. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/throwback-paperback/support

    Episode 140 - Aqueous

    Episode 140 - Aqueous

    Throwback Paperback was gifted complimentary copies of this book by the publishing house, but received no other compensation in exchange for us reading this book.

    This week we have a special episode covering the debut novel of Jade Shyback. She takes a new spin on dystopian literature as human society has collapsed under the burden of climate change. Society has moved under water, and now Marisol Blaise has to come to terms with growing up as the adoptive daughter of the admiral of Aqueous station. It’s a dramatic and suspenseful book that kept us wanting for more. 

    Listen to the end for a very special announcement. 




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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 139 - They Return: Chapters 24-45

    Episode 139 - They Return: Chapters 24-45

    TW: This episode includes topics of death, violence, and self harm. Please take care of yourself and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, you can visit the resources page for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence here: ​​https://ncadv.org/RESOURCES. Please listen at your discretion. 

    Throwback Paperback was gifted complimentary copies of this book by the publishing house, but received no other compensation in exchange for us reading this book.

    It’s another intense and violent episode this week on Throwback Paperback. We’re covering the second half of They Return so in addition to Francesca bringing back Leonard’s friends and withering away, the other friends make and execute a plan to attack Leonard and get rid of him for good. We have a lot to say about plans as usual. There is some wonderful romance, so that is a high-note, but we also have some more withering opinions about the reading so be prepared for that. 

    Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, Aqueous.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 138 - They Return: Chapters 1-23

    Episode 138 - They Return: Chapters 1-23

    TW: This episode includes topics of death, violence, and self harm. Please take care of yourself and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, you can visit the resources page for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence here: ​​https://ncadv.org/RESOURCES. Please listen at your discretion. 

    Throwback Paperback was gifted complimentary copies of this book by the publishing house, but received no other compensation in exchange for us reading this book.

    It’s another week of craziness this week as we cover the first half of They Return. Miles is adjusting to his new life, and the lovers are recovering from their battles. Francesca is being forced to bring back all of Leonard’s friends which is super evil and twisted. We have a lot to say about that, and what creeps us each out individually. There’s hope for romance, but also a lot of suspense and tension. So be prepared for a dramatic episode. 

    Next week we will be reading chapters 24-45 of book 3 in the series, They Return. 




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    • 44 min
    Episode 137 - They Whisper: Chapters 20-38

    Episode 137 - They Whisper: Chapters 20-38

    TW: This episode includes topics of mental abuse, death, violence, kidnapping, gun violence, alcoholism, drug addiction, and PTSD. Please take care of yourself and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, you can visit the resources page for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence here: ​​https://ncadv.org/RESOURCES. Please listen at your discretion. 

    Throwback Paperback was gifted complimentary copies of this book by the publishing house, but received no other compensation in exchange for us reading this book.

    This week we finish They Whisper, and if it was chaotic before, things just get even crazier. There is violence and attacks and a plan to swap Miles’ spirit into a new body because his is really falling apart. There’s some passion for the lovers of romance, but also some jealousy and complications so that sucks. Overall we have a lot to say about the content, though it still is a page turner. We just can’t stop reading. 

    Next week we will be reading chapters 1-23 of book 3 in the series, They Return.




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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 136 - They Whisper: Chapters 1-19

    Episode 136 - They Whisper: Chapters 1-19

    TW: This episode includes topics of mental abuse, death, violence, kidnapping, gun violence, alcoholism, drug addiction, and PTSD. Please take care of yourself and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, you can visit the resources page for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence here: ​​https://ncadv.org/RESOURCES. Please listen at your discretion. 

    Throwback Paperback was gifted complimentary copies of this book by the publishing house, but received no other compensation in exchange for us reading this book.

    It’s time for more darkness and spook factor as we dive into the first half of They Whisper. The haunting continues as the super sleuth team tries to both chase down Leonard and deal with their own problems like a decaying zombie and a love triangle. These books have been crazy busy already, but we’re going to throw in even more elements this week. 

    Next week we will be reading chapters 20-38 of book 2 in the series, They Whisper.




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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 135 - They Stay: Chapters 20-39

    Episode 135 - They Stay: Chapters 20-39

    TW: This episode includes topics of physical and mental abuse, death, violence, kidnapping, gun violence, alcohol abuse, references to suicide, sexual abuse, and bullying. Please take care of yourself and only listen if these are safe topics for you. If you need to talk to someone or need further resources, you can visit the resources page for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence here: ​​https://ncadv.org/RESOURCES. Please listen at your discretion. 

    Throwback Paperback was gifted complimentary copies of this book by the publishing house, but received no other compensation in exchange for us reading this book.

    This week we finish They Stay the first book in Claire Fraise’s series. The haunting continues as Shiloh tries to save her brother Max from Leonard’s evil clutches. The squad also includes Miles, Jonah, and Francesca, who discovers that she has some of her own powers. The tensions in the relationship rise, and we have lots of commentary on it, unsurprisingly. We get some of our questions answered but more arise, and we are left with a dramatic cliffhanger that you cannot miss. 

    Next week we will be reading chapters 1-19 of book 2 in the series, They Whisper.




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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Shawndorman ,

Add this to your ‘must-listens’

Avid reader? Why not revisit all your Young Adult favorites with Throwback Paperback? Starting with the Percy Jackson series, the show’s amazing hosts Asia and Charles go through a number of childhood classics to determine whether or not they still hold up today. So, so good.

triddell24 ,

Great chemistry

Great chemistry and insight. Asia and Charles friendship comes through and it enhances the book club experience. You feel like you’re right there with them. Make sure to not sleep on this subscription!

JSJOSHJS ,

A Must-Listen Podcast

Charles and Asia are brilliant hosts. I love listening to them talk about the different books in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. They transport me back to my Middle School days with their content. They definitely let their personalities shine through while keeping me both engaged and entertained. I usually do not like podcasts, but Charles and Asia keep me interested. I can’t wait to see how they develop their podcast even more as time goes on. Everybody should listen to them!

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