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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176 – Wise Children

Today we discuss Wise Children by Angela Carter, a book about twins, fulfilling June’s prompt to read a book with twins or doppelgangers. It’s Angela Carter, so everything is in excess, not just one set of twins, but multiple, plus all the twins…

175 – The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

You ready for a messy book? This week we read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin. Next time we will be reading Wise Children by Angela Carter. Content warnings: sexual assault, domestic violence, fertility issues. If you want to…

174 – The Quick and the Dead

We’re back! Becca’s still suffering from a sinus infection, but we’re pressing on anyway. The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams is Corinne’s pick for May’s prompt to read a book recommended by your favorite author. Joy Williams (in general) is…

Becca is Never Going to Read ‘It Ends With Us’ Part I

Due to some unforseen circumstances this week we are bringing you an episode from our Patreon about Colleen Hoover’s massively popular novel It Ends With Us in leiu of our regularly scheduled book discussion. We will hopefully be back with that next…

173 – The Employees

Perhaps our most referential episode, ever. The book: The art it was created to accompany: Books (many are also Movies/TV shows) Mentioned: by Phillip K. Dick (movie is titled Bladerunner) by William Gibson by James S.A. Corey by Arthur C….

172 – Latitudes of Longing

April’s prompt is to read a book of ecofiction, and Becca’s pick is Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup.  Content warning: miscarriage, death in childbirth, sexual topics Our next book will be The Employees by Olga Ravn, as chosen by…

171 – The Extinction of Irena Rey by Jennifer Croft

It’s a book by a translator that’s a book by a translator that’s translated by a translator about translators translating a book and we loved it. There are also some major time spoilers, but we give good warnings this time. Next time we are reading ….

170 – I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Now THIS is the type of historical fiction that we love. Corinne’s pick for March’s prompt to read a book with a name in the title is . This novel is a fictionalized account of Tituba, an enslaved woman from Barbados who became the first person…

169 – Bless Me, Ultima

Today we discuss . This is one of the first books of Chicano/a Literature, with Rudolfo Anaya considered one of the founders of the literary movement. It’s a coming-of-age story that weaves Catholicism with traditional and indigenous beliefs, and the…

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