Black Chick Lit

Hosted ByDanielle & Mollie

Black Chick Lit is a twice-monthly podcast that talks books by and for black women. Join Dani and Mollie as they talk prose, drink wine and laugh at their own jokes.

All Episodes


Happy New Year, y’all! We hope you had a fantastic holiday and a wonderful start to your 2020.
‘Cause RWA certainly didn’t!

BCL Chat: We Survived (and Thrived in) 2019

We can’t believe it, dear readers, but we’ve made it through another year of reading, podcasting and doing both while black. The twitter dramas! The plagiarism scandals! The nacho cheese!
We take a look back and reflect on all the books read

Episode 33: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Winter is coming. That means it’s time for us to dive into the world of fantasy ( … er, or into fantasy worlds).
This episode, we read N.K. Jemisin’s 2010 debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Mollie wasn’t kidding when she

BCL Chat: Our Favorite Diverse Kid Lit Titles

Hey, readers! In this month’s episode we discuss the perilous world of shopping for diverse children’s books. We’re overwhelmed by how much there is to consider with presenting children with authentic representation of people of color:

Episode 32: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

The kids are back in school and we revisit a childhood favorite: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor. And, whew, boy! Ms. Taylor aimed to teach the kids the truth about racism and she went above in beyond to do so. This book had lynch mobs, r

BCL Chat: YouTube and Black Booktubers

We try to talk Booktube and get distracted by our general distrust of social media. Inspired by the HuffPost piece titled “Where Are All the Black Booktubers?,” we decided to investigate the question ourselves.

Episode 31: They All Fall Down

Happy August, readers! This month, we wanted a light beach read to help us make it through these remaining dog days of summer. Instead, we got a wild And Then There Were None-inspired murder fest where a man gets boiled alive in a hot tub. Fun.
We read T

BCL Chat: Your Most Anticipated 2019 Reads

Happy July! It’s a chattier chat than usual as we dig into some book news from around Twitter and the business pages.

Angie Thomas kicks off Twitter controversy by … asking not to be tagged in reviews?
Microsoft shut down its ebook service,

Episode 30: The Wedding Date

This is the last time we talk about this book and this author. That’s a promise.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter