The Bookstore

Hosted ByBecca & Corinne

It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.


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168 – My Garden (Book): by Jamaica Kincaid

This week we read and discussed It’s memoir, it’s essays, it’s history, it’s botany, it’s maybe not what you’d normally choose to read if you’re a fan of our typical fare, but it has a lot of great ideas to think and talk about. You should still read…

167 – Priestdaddy

For our first read of the February Bookstore Challenge Prompt (read a memoir written by a writer) Corinne chose by Patricia Lockwood. It’s a memoir about being a poet and having your dad literally be a Catholic priest. And we’re of divided opinions…

166 – True North

Our second book for January’s prompt to read a book set in a place where you’re from is Jim Harrison’s True North. True North is set mostly in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and follows David Burkett, descendant of lumber barons as he…

165 – Daughters of Eve

Our first book of the year! is set in the fictional town of Modesta, Michigan, thus fulfilling January’s prompt to read a book set in the place where you’re from (we’re both from Michigan). A new teacher has come to town and she begins to help a…

164 – Our 2023 Review and the 2024 Bookstore Challenge

Happy New Year! Out with the old (reviewing last years reading) and in with the new (walking through the 2024 Bookstore Challenge prompts). Books we will be reading in January: by Lois Duncan (look for one published before the 2010s to avoid any…

163 – Y/N

Last book of the year! It’s Becca’s pick for December’s prompt to read a book by an author who shares the first initial of your surname is  by Esther Yi. We follow a young woman as she descends further into an obsession with a member of a…

162 – Ice

First book for December’s prompt to read a book by an author who shares your surname or first initial of your surname is . This is a sci-fi or slipstream novel about a man searching for a girl in a world that is slowly being consumed by ice. …

161 – The Yield

November’s prompt is to read a book about death and Becca’s pick is . The novel has three different narratives, one being about August, an Aboriginal Australian woman returning to her hometown after her grandfather, Poppy, dies. The second narrative…

160 – Death With Interruptions

November’s prompt is to read a book about death and Corinne’s pick is . This book is about an unnamed country where suddenly one New Year’s, death stops happening. It reads like a textbook at times, going over logistical issues and government…

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