Book Club Appetizer
By Read It Forward
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Book Club Appetizer is the snackable podcast to help you kick off your book club meetings or enhance your solo reading adventures. Every month, hosts Abbe and Alana—two book addicts from Read It Forward—select a tantalizing book that’s ripe for discussion, then recap the plot and characters, and invite the author into the studio for an interview and a brief reading.
||CleanThe Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon||In this episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Emma discuss a new YA favorite—THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon—and chat with the author.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang||This month, we read THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang, a novel about family, fortune and the American Dream—and what happens when it all disappears.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe After Party by Anton DiSclafani||This month, we read THE AFTER PARTY by Anton DiSclafani, a work of historical fiction set in 1950s Houston, which examines the fraught relationship between two best friends.||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEligible by Curtis Sittenfeld||This month, Abbe and Alana read ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld, a modern re-telling of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and discuss what has changed—and what hasn't—about marriage and courtship since Austen's day.||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDead Wake by Erik Larson||In honor of the 10th episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Alana read DEAD WAKE and sat down with one of their all-time favorite authors, Erik Larson.||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListen to Me by Hannah Pittard||This month, Abbe and Alana read LISTEN TO ME by Hannah Pittard. Read along with them and meet the author of this stormy, summer read.||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan||Just in time for summer, Abbe and Alana read the latest from the wonderful Terry McMillan, I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU. In this episode, we chat with the author to get her dating advice, explore the deeper themes in her books, and so much more.||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Assistants by Camille Perri||This month, Abbe and Alana discuss the zeitgeist of the millennial working woman and read THE ASSISTANTS by Camille Perri.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpinster by Kate Bolick||In this month's episode, Abbe and Alana celebrate independence and feminism by reading SPINSTER by Kate Bolick.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Housewife by Helen Ellis||This month Abbe and Alana put on their pearls and read American Housewife by Helen Ellis.||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Martian by Andy Weir||This month, Abbe and Alana have Oscar fever. They discuss THE MARTIAN and chat with author Andy Weir. The episode wraps up with Andy reading a hilarious passage from the book.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan||This month, Abbe and Alana read A WINDOW OPENS by Elisabeth Egan. The engaging story centers on a bookworm mom whose life gets turned upside down. Happy reading and cheers!||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 A.M at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino||In the second episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Alana get into the holiday spirit with 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra||Book Club Appetizer is kicking things off with their first pick: THE TSAR OF LOVE AND TECHNO by Anthony Marra. In this episode, your hosts, Abbe and Alana, offer a refresher course to prepare you for your discussions, recapping who's who in this tangle||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Author interviews set this one apart
This podcast has the best premise - everything you need to be set for your next book club (even a book club of one!) I love the author interviews, a very unique feature. The hosts do a great job highlighting good points of discussion. Would recommend to any book lover!