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Book Who's Talking

120 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 3 years ago - ★★★★ - 7 ratings

A podcast about books. It's like a bookclub, but you don't have to leave your house and you don't have to bring a plate of cheese.
Hosted by Fiona, Laura and Cool Ben.

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50. The Flat Share

May 09, 2021 07:04 - 45 minutes - 62.8 MB

Hullo, Bookworms! For this Very Special Episode™, we read Beth O'Leary's chart-topping novel 'The Flat Share', a delicious and uplifting romantic comedy about friendship, love and the depressing realities of London real-estate. We are desperate to know if you would have gone to Sniff City. And the reason this episode is special is because it's our last one. We love you for reading along with us, and we're not crying there's just an EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF DUST IN OUR EYES. Thanks for...

49. Shuggie Bain

March 14, 2021 07:36 - 48 minutes - 67.2 MB

Awrite, Bookworms? This month we read Shuggie Bain, the debut novel by Scottish-American writer Douglas Stuart. It tells the story of the youngest of the three children, Shuggie, growing up with his alcoholic mother, Agnes, in the 1980s, in Thatcher-era post-industrial working-class Glasgow. We won't lie, this wiz’nae an easy read, it's pretty heartbreaking, but we're really glad we read it. And also, as you may be able to tell, we really enjoyed all of the Glasgow slang, even when we ha...

48. All Our Shimmering Skies

February 01, 2021 11:14 - 55 minutes - 77 MB

It's our first book for 2021, and we're kicking off with a graceful and poetic bang, by reading All Our Shimmering Skies, the second novel by Australian author Trent Dalton. Set in Darwin during World War II, the book follows Molly Hook, a gravedigger girl who is desperate to break a family curse that is slowly turning her heart to stone. This is a book full of adventure, optimism, and just a little bit of magic, and it properly captured us, Bookworms.  And hey! You could be one of the l...

47. The Hogfather

December 25, 2020 04:17 - 38 minutes - 53.4 MB

Happy Holidays, Bookworms! We're celebrating with our annual Christmas book, and this year Ben suggested we read The Hogfather, a Christmas adjacent Discworld novel by absolute legend Terry Pratchett. So light a candle, grab some pudding, and pop on your thematically appropriate headwear. Find out whether it's as good as Ben remembers, why Fiona isn't welcome at the library, and whether Laura is wrong about the Discworld being "sort of like a spaceship" (she is wrong). Happy reading! ...

Mini Episode - Summer Reading Recommendations

December 17, 2020 09:00 - 17 minutes - 25 MB

Bookworms! It's your friends from Book Who's Talking, here with some summer reading recommendations (or Christmas present suggestions, your choice).   Give it a listen to hear *why* we recommend them, but here are the books for your easy reference:   LAURA Sex and Vanity - Kevin Kwan Honeybee - Craig Silvey JOSIE Piranesi - Susanna Clarke FIONA Your Own Kind of Girl - Clare Bowditch Dark Emu - Bruce Pascoe BEN The Devil and the Dark Water - Stuart Turton Happy Summer...

Mini Episode - Rebecca Cinema

December 12, 2020 11:27 - 24 minutes - 34.3 MB

After thoroughly enjoying our book last month, we decided to do a proper movie marathon, with TWO adaptations of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The 1940 Alfred Hitchcock movie (Best Picture winner, fancy), and the brand new Netflix film starring Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, and absolute unit Armie Hammer. We recommend, if not highly at least middlingly, BOTH of these movies. So come and hear what we loved, what we liked, and what we weren't so sure about (do you even sketch, mate). H...

46. Rebecca

December 01, 2020 01:17 - 1 hour - 83.9 MB

Last night we dreamt we went to Manderley again Bookworms, we thought it was high time we dove into a classic, and what could be more classic than Daphne Du Maurier's 1938 gothic thriller, Rebecca? A best seller that has spawned multiple movies and never, not once ever, been out of print. Classic like tea in the library at Manderley. Find out which characters we loved (hi, Frank), which characters we loved to hate (hello, Mr Favell) and who we would definitely save from a fire (good boy,...

45. Hamnet

November 02, 2020 01:29 - 52 minutes - 71.6 MB

This month we popped on our jerkins and sheepskin gloves, and relaxed on the second-best bed, to read Hamnet, the 2020 novel (and winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction) by Maggie O'Farrell. Set in Stratford, England in the late 16th century, Hamnet imagines the emotional, domestic, and artistic repercussions after the world's most famous (though never named) playwright and his wife lose their only son, 11-year-old Hamnet, to the bubonic plague. Prepare the tissues, because this one wil...

Mini Episode - I'm Thinking Of Ending Things with a Dance

October 17, 2020 04:55 - 24 minutes - 34.1 MB

After reading Iain Reid's debut novel I'm Thinking Of Ending Things, we jumped on Netflix to watch the new movie adaptation, written and directed by Charlie Kaufman.  And really, folks, what a movie. Find out what's the same, what's missing, which bits we fast-forwarded through, and whether anyone did the worm. **SPOILERS** (for the book and for the movie, and yes, they are very different spoilers)

44. I'm Thinking of Ending Things

September 29, 2020 05:20 - 51 minutes - 71.2 MB

This month we turned on all of the lights and made sure we locked the doors before reading I'm Thinking of Ending Things, the 2016 debut novel of Canadian writer Iain Reid. This psychological thriller slash horror fiction slash newly-adapted Netflix movie kept us on the edge of our seats, and had us asking questions like "how easy is it to lose a toenail" and "why are high schools so terrifying" and "did you hear that?" Happy Listening! --- Tell us what you think about the book! Or t...

43. Death in Her Hands

August 31, 2020 09:38 - 33 minutes - 46.2 MB

Bookworms, it's time to pop on your camouflage onesie, feed your best friend, and settle down in front of some Christian call-in radio, because this month we read the much talked about (and somewhat confusing) Death in Her Hands, the latest novel by American author Ottessa Moshfegh. While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It was...

Mini Episode - Lili Wilkinson & The Erasure Initiative

August 25, 2020 11:24 - 29 minutes - 41.3 MB

In this mini we welcome author Lili Wilkinson back to the podcast to talk about her brand new book, The Erasure Initiative. A spoiler-free chat about how Lili found the story, the challenges of writing it, and what we loved (spoilers: all of it). Also, why teenagers are the best, and why Laura's childhood fave Mia Thermopolis is a hero for us all.  Absolutely get and read this book (especially if you have any long bus rides coming up), and let us know what you think. And go find Lili on ...

Mini Episode - Little Fires Everywhere (on the TV)

August 11, 2020 07:48 - 34 minutes - 47.1 MB

*** SPOILERS AHEAD*** Please only listen if you have watched the series, or if you really don't mind knowing everything that happens, including where the Penthouse magazine is hidden.  Even though only one of us has read the book (hi, Fiona), all four of us jumped on the Hello Sunshine train to watch the screen adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. This super binge-worthy series deals with lots of heavy subject matter, including racial di...

42. Convenience Store Woman

July 31, 2020 10:09 - 32 minutes - 45.3 MB

This month we're shining our name tags and practicing our friendliest greetings so we can do justice to Convenience Store Woman, a short and snappy novel by Japanese author Sayaka Murata. The first of Sayaka's books to be translated into English, this is an odd sort of love story between a misunderstood woman, and the store that she understands perfectly.  Irasshaimase! Happy Listening! --- Tell us what you think about the book! Or the podcast! Or if you would eat that chocolate and ...

41. The Seven (and a half) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

June 30, 2020 07:37 - 35 minutes - 49.7 MB

This month we dusted off our deerstalkers and de-smudged our magnifying glasses, because it was time to figure out WHODUNNIT in Stuart Turton's super fun debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (or the The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle if you have the US version). Described by the (quite clever actually) marketing department as “Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie”, this super entertaining book kept us guessing, kept us interested, and kept us asking "wait,...

40. The Animals In That Country

June 02, 2020 05:36 - 41 minutes - 57.2 MB

Bookworms! Have you ever wondered what a real worm might sound like? Well, wonder no more, because this month we read The Animals In That Country by Laura Jean McKay. Set in Australia during a pandemic (yes, we agree, this was an interesting choice), this novel follows grandmother Jean as the country is swept by "Zoo Flu", a virus that leaves people able to understand the surprisingly complex and beautiful language of animals. But fair warning, we're very, very far from Dr Doolittle territ...

Mini Episode - Normal TV People

May 19, 2020 05:18 - 42 minutes - 58.9 MB

Last year we read Normal People by Sally Rooney, and now we're back to talk about the brand-new and much-hyped BBC / Hulu adaptation of the novel, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal. Spoilers, WE LOVED IT, and couldn't wait to talk about why and how this wonderful show hit us directly in all of our feelings.  Happy listening! 

39. Such a Fun Age

May 01, 2020 08:26 - 52 minutes - 73 MB

Bookworms! Gather around the Zoom call to hear what we thought of this month's book, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Covering (or at least introducing) a heap of heavy topics, this book should be subtitled: "Discussion starter for book clubs". Come and find out what we thought this novel could have had less of, what we desperately wanted more off, and what we wish we were drinking. Happy Listening! ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or the podcast! Or how you feel about fis...

Mini Episode - Isolation Recommendations

April 13, 2020 04:34 - 28 minutes - 38.8 MB

Hey Bookworms! Are you finding yourself with a little extra time at home right now? Some time you might like to fill with READING perhaps? We've put together some recommendations for things to read while you're on your own - things to distract you, things to excite you, and things to make you laugh. Give it a listen, then come and chat to us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you'd recommend - @bookwhostalking. And here's the full list of books we talked about, in case you missed ...

What to Read in April - Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

April 11, 2020 01:49 - 43 seconds - 1.36 MB

Hey, Bookworms! Can you believe it's still only April???? This month we're reading Such a Fun Age, the debut novel by American author Kiley Reid.  This book tells the story of a Emira, a young black woman who is wrongly accused of kidnapping while babysitting a white child, and the events that follow. This is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race, privilege and good intentions gone wrong. Get it read in time for our episode, out at the end of April. Happy Reading!

38. Mort

March 31, 2020 04:08 - 46 minutes - 63.7 MB

Bookworms! Just before we all had to be apart, we all got together to talk about Mort, the funny and fast-paced novel by Terry Pratchett. First published in 1987, Mort is the fourth book in the Discworld series, and the first to focus on the character of death.  This is one of Ben's absolute favourite books, and it's the very first Pratchett novel for the rest of us, so we were super excited to talk about it. Find out who liked it, who didn't think it quite lived up to Ben's hype, and wh...

37. Where the Crawdads Sing

March 08, 2020 23:52 - 39 minutes - 54.9 MB

Bookworms! We've just finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, and we are as keen to talk about it as Jumpin' was to buy those mussels.  Part ode to the natural world, and part murder mystery, this novel topped the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers list for 30 non-consecutive weeks. THIRTY. So yo've probably already read it. Dive in to find out what we loved, what we didn't, and which of us does the best North Carolina accent. SPOILER ALERT - We are definitely goi...

Mini Episode - Little Women on the Big Screen

February 24, 2020 03:53 - 18 minutes - 25.7 MB

Have you been to see the latest movie adaptation of Little Women, Bookworms? If you haven't, quick question: WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING??? GET TO THE CINEMA!!! Anyway, once you've seen and loved it, head back here to see what we thought of this latest addition to the Little Women canon. Basically, JUSTICE FOR AMY MARCH. Happy listening!  

36. Little Women

February 16, 2020 06:09 - 48 minutes - 67.3 MB

This month we read Little Women, the beloved classic by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. Everyone's talking about the new movie adaptation, so we're doing a re-read (and a first time read for some of us), to figure out just *why* this book has remained so popular.  Find out if it's as good as you remember, what the deal with jam is, and who we're going in to battle for. Happy Listening! ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or the podcast! Or if you think Ben has just give...

Mini Episode - Pet Cinema-Tary

January 21, 2020 12:38 - 17 minutes - 24.7 MB

After reading our (very Christmassy) December book, Pet Sematary by Stephen King, we decided we simply had to see the movies as well. That's right, we watched BOTH the 1989 AND the 2019 film adaptations, and we have some things to talk about.  What was changed, what stayed the same, and WHAT THE EFF DOES EVERYONE HAVE AGAINST NORMA??!? Find out in this bite-size movie mini. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

What to Read in January - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

January 12, 2020 12:36 - 57 seconds - 1.68 MB

We're starting the year with a classic, Bookworms, a classic movie tie-in that is. For January we're reading Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. This novel tells the story of four sisters growing up during the American civil war, and has been a favourite of many readers (and many podcasters on this very podcast) since it was published in 1868. Enjoy this classic just in time for the new and critically acclaimed movie adaptation, and be sure to let us know which March sister you think eac...

35. Pet Sematary

December 30, 2019 09:12 - 44 minutes - 61.8 MB

It's holiday time, Bookworms, and we celebrated this festive season by reading... Pet Sematary by Stephen King. There's sort of some Christmas stuff in the book, guys, just go with it. Find yourself a fluffy cat friend, and settle in for a chat about what Stephen King calls his "scariest book ever". See what we thought of this horror classic, how we think it compares to King's other books, and which one of us (Laura) was just a little *too* scared.  Happy listening! ----- Do you want...

What to Read in December - Pet Sematary by Stephen King

December 10, 2019 06:06 - 29 seconds - 838 KB

Bookworms, the holiday season is upon us once again, so we've decided to stick with tradition, and read a Christmas Book! *record scratch* That's right, we're reading that well-known Christmas classic, Pet Sematary by Stephen King. Look, it was on a list of Christmas Books, and we've never read horror for the podcast before, so we're doing it.  Released in 1983, Pet Sematary follows the Creeds, a family who have just moved from Chicago to small-town Maine. Near their new house, local...

34. The Farm

November 30, 2019 10:23 - 50 minutes - 69.5 MB

Bookworms, it's time to secure your tracking bracelet - sorry I mean your "Well Band" - because we're about to dive into The Farm, the debut novel by Filipino American author Jane Ramos. Set inside Golden Oaks, a baby farm in Massachusetts where women (especially immigrants) serve as surrogates for super-wealthy clients, The Farm reads not so much as dystopia, but as a plausible next step on our capitalist journey. With a super interesting premise, and a whole lot of buzz, we were very e...

Mini Episode - The Goldfinch on the Silver Screen

November 22, 2019 05:36 - 16 minutes - 22.5 MB

After one of our most tense book reviews (Laura and Fiona are finally speaking again, thank goodness), we went to see The Goldfinch movie. And we have some thoughts! Whether you've already seen it or you're wondering if you should, this episode will tell you everything you need to know. It will also tell you how many times Laura cried when Nicole Kidman was on screen (spoiler: all of the times). Happy listening!  

What to Read in November - The Farm by Joanne Ramos

November 09, 2019 01:05 - 1 minute - 1.82 MB

This month we're reading The Farm - the much-hyped debut novel from Joanne Ramos, and we're wondering if we can borrow your high school ethics textbook? Thanks so much.  The Blurb: Nestled in the Hudson Valley is a sumptuous retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you get paid big money. The catch? For nine months, you belong to the Farm, as you dedicate yourself to the all-consuming task of producing the pe...

33. The Goldfinch

October 30, 2019 06:32 - 1 hour - 91.5 MB

It's time to pop on your tortoiseshell glasses and grab a plate of chicken wings, because we just read The Goldfinch, the (quite polarising) 2013 novel by Donna Tartt, and we can't WAIT to talk to you about it. Set in New York, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam, this sprawling (read: quite long) novel follows Theo Decker, a 13-year-old whose life takes a sudden turn after a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The book follows Theo's life as he discovers love, loss, and heaps of drug...

Booking Back - It's a Book Who's Talking Clip Show!

September 30, 2019 08:09 - 43 minutes - 60.1 MB

Have you loved Book Who's Talking since it was a tiny podcast baby, and wish you could relive some of your favourite moments? Or are you new to the show and wish you could listen to some highlights from the back catalogue? Or are you just missing us, and want more of our dulcet tone in your ear holes? Whoever you are, Bookworms, it's your lucky day!  While we all make our way through The (let's be honest, quite hefty) Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, we're bringing you our first ever clip episo...

What to Read in September AND October - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

September 12, 2019 08:47 - 1 minute - 2.76 MB

We're reading a big boy this time, bookworms, so we're giving you a WHOLE extra month to do your homework. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - winner of a Pulitzer Prize, the basis of a star-studded movie adaptation, and not to mention Laura's *actual* favourite book. It's long, it's divisive, and it's well worth reading.  WARNING: Dropping this book on your face while reading in bed could cause serious and permanent injury. It's heavy.  We'll see you for some serious Goldfinch chat at the ...

32. The Dry

August 30, 2019 23:52 - 47 minutes - 65.2 MB

Don't forget to slip - slop - slap, Bookworms, because this month we're heading out bush and reading The Dry, the 2016 debut novel by Australian author Jane Harper. Full of murder, mystery and small town politics, The Dry will keep you guessing, and also keep you waving your hand in front of your face because you can just *FEEL* those flies trying to get in your mouth, don't you reckon? Feel the heat (it just seems so hot), and find out why we honestly can't wait for the movie adaptation...

What to Read in August - The Dry by Jane Harper

August 10, 2019 07:30 - 1 minute - 1.77 MB

It's mystery time, Bookworms! This month we're reading The Dry, an atmospheric page-turner by Australian author Jane Harper. Join Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk as he reluctantly goes back to his home town to investigate the murder of his childhood best friend. As Aaron gets deeper in the investigation, it becomes clear that this small town is hiding some big secrets.  We'll see you at the end of the month, Happy Reading! 

31. Evvie Drake Starts Over

August 03, 2019 07:31 - 53 minutes - 73.4 MB

Hold on to your (baseball) hats, Bookworms, because this month we read the best-selling modern romance Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. Full of believable, flawed characters and snappy dialogue, this is a book about finding yourself, finding love, and finding out what the yips even are. Described by our very own Fiona as "a coming-of-age novel about a grown-up", this is one that D I V I D E D the podcast. So come and hear our thoughts on baseball, best friends, and sexy consent, ...

Mini Episode - Big Little Lies S2: Lie Harder

July 30, 2019 06:51 - 51 minutes - 71.3 MB

The ladies of Monterey are back, and so are we! Albeit with fewer secrets, pant suits, and shower wigs. "What's a shower wig?" we hear you ask? You'll have to listen to find out. We're re-capping Season 2 of the originally-based-on-a-book smash hit TV show Big Little Lies (now with added Streep), so come and chat with us about Jane's bangs, Nicole's ear lobes, and Fiona's thoughts on snitchin' kids.  Happy watching!    

What to Read in July - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

July 16, 2019 08:35 - 28 seconds - 700 KB

Gather round, Bookworms, because this month we're reading Evvie Drake Starts Over, a romance novel (and a New York Times bestseller) by pop culture writer and host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, Linda Holmes. Set in small town Maine, this is a book for those of us who like our romance with a side of believability. Bonus points if you love baseball and/or breakfast and/or shaggy dogs.  Get reading, and join us to talk about it at the end of the month. Happy Reading!

30. Boy Swallows Universe

July 06, 2019 05:43 - 53 minutes - 73.8 MB

Your end is a dead blue wren, Bookworms.  For this episode we read Boy Swallows Universe, the debut award-winning novel by Australian author Trent Dalton. A story about good people doing bad, bad people doing good, and how to live with the consequences of other people's decisions. There is just so much to talk about, bookworms, and there's a reason this book is everywhere.  Come break it down with us - find out about Fiona's lucky freckle, Ben's red phone theory, and Laura's obsession ...

What to Read in June - Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

June 07, 2019 09:56 - 44 seconds - 1.37 MB

This month we're reading Boy Swallows Universe, the award-winning, first-time novel by Australian author Trent Dalton. Inspired by Trent's own childhood, Boy Swallows Universe is a tale of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, all set against the backdrop of 1980s working-class, suburban Brisbane. If you're anything like us, this book will get in your head, and there it will stay. Join us for a chat (and a cry? I'm guessing?) at the end of the month.  Happy reading!  

29. Children of Blood and Bone

June 02, 2019 01:27 - 41 minutes - 57 MB

This month we read the extremely-hot-right-now Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi. Join us as we talk magical world-building, the passion of teens, and how much we can't wait for the upcoming movie adaptation (very much we can't wait). ----- Tell us what you think about the book! Or the podcast! Or if you know what an MF DOOM is! We are @bookwhostalking on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Goodreads. And you can email us at [email protected].

What to Read in May - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

May 07, 2019 05:17 - 48 seconds - 1.47 MB

This month we're devouring Children of Blood and Bone - a 2018 young adult fantasy novel by Nigerian-American novelist Tomi Adeyemi. A New York Times Bestseller, and a feature of just about every "Best of YA" list from last year, this is a story about standing up to power, protecting the people you love, and coming to terms with your own strength. Read along, and join us for a magical chat at the end of the month. Happy Reading!

28. Normal People

April 29, 2019 23:40 - 39 minutes - 54.8 MB

This month we read the award-winning and much-raved-about Normal People, a 2018 novel by Irish author Sally Rooney. A modern love story about how one person can profoundly change another person's life, this book gave us loads to talk about, and lots of feelings.  Join us to find out whether Normal People stacks up to those mountains of good reviews, which character captured our collective hearts, and how tall Ben is compared to the boys of One Direction. ----- Tell us what you think ...

Mini Episode - Looking AT Alibrandi

April 16, 2019 23:06 - 20 minutes - 27.9 MB

You've read the book, now join us as we watch the movie! Come and roll around in all of your teenage feelings, and hear us talk about our love for Pia Miranda, Laura's lust for Anthony LaPaglia (keep it together, girl), and the legend of the shark tooth necklace.  WE JUST LOVE THIS MOVIE, OK?!

What to Read in April - Normal People by Sally Rooney

April 08, 2019 23:26 - 54 seconds - 1.62 MB

This month we're tackling Normal People, a 2018 novel by Irish author Sally Rooney. Normal People was long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize (fancy), and Rooney has been hailed as "a Salinger for the snapchat generation". We're not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds like catnip for Laura, so we're into it.  We are really excited to read this one, Bookworms, so read along with us, and we'll see you back here to talk about it at the end of April. Happy Reading!

27. Looking Back For Alibrandi

March 31, 2019 05:11 - 51 minutes - 71.7 MB

Order yourself a cappuccino and grab a seat in the good room, because it's time to talk about the quintessential coming-of-age novel (and according to Laura, "the greatest piece of Australian literature ever written") Looking for Alibrandi, by Melina Marchetta. Serving up complex characters, multigenerational stories and a PAINFULLY accurate depiction of what it feels like to be a teen, there's a reason this book is a classic. Let's find out if it's as good as Laura and Fiona remember, if ...

26. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (But We Are A Mess)

February 28, 2019 05:13 - 59 minutes - 82.6 MB

Grab a hanky, pop on some waterproof mascara, and make sure you hydrate, because this month we're discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and TEARS WILL BE SHED. This is a beautifully written book about loneliness, kindness, friendship, and the healing power of cats that, spoilers, we LOVED. If you haven't read it yet, please do yourself a favour, then come back and listen to us talk about jerkins, the magic of Tesco, and which character Reese Witherspoon should pl...

Mini Episode - Valentine's Day Quiz

February 14, 2019 06:01 - 17 minutes - 24.4 MB

Happy Valentine's Day, book lovers! Are you a lover of love? A connoisseur of courtship? In celebration of this special day, Laura is putting on a quiz. Find out how well you know your literary love stories, and if you can score higher than Ben and Fiona (you probably can). Happy (book) loving!  

What to Read in February - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

February 06, 2019 11:58 - 43 seconds - 1.35 MB

This month we're reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, the 2017 debut novel by Gail Honeyman. SPOILER: WE LOVE THIS BOOK. Read it. We'll be back and ready to talk (through our tears) at the end of February. Happy Reading!