You Should Read: These Books So We Don't Have To! (Anti-TBR tag)


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Welcome to our second podcast episode of 2021 and the first after an attempted coup! I'm mentioning that so if you think "Hey, they seem a little rattled," you'll know why. Today, in a departure from our usual format, we're discussing books we aren't reading. One of us slightly misunderstood the assignment and ended up with a bunch MORE books on her TBR list instead of fewer.

(NOTE: This doesn't mean that anyone who likes these books or genres is wrong to do so. This is just our respective opinions and, as you'll see, we don't agree on all of them, either.)
Also, good news! We came up with a nickname for you, our listeners. Feel free to weigh in or propose a new name for yourselves. (Just kidding Should Heads! It's too late.)

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Book news: Josh Hawley Loses His Book Deal

Bachelor Nation reading challenge:

Currently reading:

Julia: Roman and Jewel (Dana L. Davis)

Kelly: When You Look Like Us (Pamela N. Harris), just finished Happily Ever Afters (Elise Bryant)

Rachael: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig) and Serpent & Dove (Shelby Mahurin)

You Know What You Should Read? (each fits a Bachelor Nation prompt)

Julia: Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes ("I'm Not Here to Make Friends")

Kelly: One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (Tayshia Adams)

Rachael: Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson (First Impression Rose)

You Know What We Won't Read?

We first heard of this prompt from Nicole and Her Books

Julia: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess), Elin Hilderbrand, southern gothic/horror/comic books, Middlegame, Elena Ferrante, Midnight Sun (Stephenie Meyer)

Kelly: Anxious People (Fredrik Backman), James Baldwin, Kathleen Hale, JK Rowling's Cormoran Strike novels, Kinsey and Me and Y Is For Yesterday (Sue Grafton)

Rachael: Normal People (Sally Rooney), The Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger), Elin Hilderbrand, Cassandra Clare, deep space sci-fi, The Secret History (Donna Tartt), Sarah J. Maas and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Suzanne Collins)

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Don't forget about our next book club! We're discussing Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones on February 9! You can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for this one--and its special guest!

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