Readers Advisory: Episode 123 – Big Little Lies

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 122 – A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

When Gina joined us to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, we were startled to discover that this book has way more than just witches! This book also has vampires, daemons, and plenty of #herbs. Join us for a relationship between a witch with tenure and a vampire who is 15 times older than Edward Cullen!

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: Deborah Harkness’ ‘A Discovery of Witches’ started with airport bookstores

Candy Pairing: Gina says Cadbury Flake, Kait says old timey candy, Renata says #herbs.

Coming up next: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 122 – A Discovery of Witches

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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The Worst Bestsellers LIVE!

In case you missed our many posts on social media, we’re going to be returning to Trident Booksellers and Cafe in Boston to record another LIVE episode of The Worst Bestsellers! We’ll be reading Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice, joined by Meredith Goldstein, whom you may know from Boston Globe‘s “Love Letters” column/podcast, her two books, Chemistry Lessons and Can’t Help Myself, or her appearance discussing the Horny Fairies Books here on our show. We’ll be discussing the book, playing games, giving away some prizes, and deciding how Wolverine and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can improve the story.

The show is one week from today, Thursday, April 18th at 7pm. Trident is located at 338 Newbury St in Boston, easily accessible from the Hynes Convention Center T stop (as much as anything is easily accessible from the T, am I right??). There’s also metered street parking and a smattering of garages in the area if you’d rather attempt Boston traffic.

The event is unticketed and FREE, and there will be full food/drink service during, so make an evening of it and grab dinner or a drink while you’re there! You can RSVP to the Facebook event here (though it’s not required) or check out some more details on Trident’s website. Hope to see you there!

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Episode 121 – Shatter Me

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

In a world…where a teen girl’s touch is deadly…to everyone except one hot guy…who she’s locked in a jail cell with…what will happen next? According to Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, maybe she’ll overthrow the government? Bookseller Maggie joined us to discuss this chaste, yet horny YA dystopian novel.

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: “A Very Large Expanse Of Sea” Author Tahereh Mafi on Representation for Muslim-American Teens and the Need for More Diverse Love Stories

Rogue & Gambit #5 Review (Featuring a Kate Beaton tribute)

Hilliterate

Candy Pairing: Kait says Thin Mints, Maggie says cinnamon rock candy, Renata says Twinkies.

Coming up next: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

 

Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 121 – Shatter Me

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 120 – Murder Games (Instinct)

Murder Games (Instinct) by James Patterson

Since James Patterson & Howard Roughan went to the trouble of giving their book two different titles, we decided that we needed the power of two book podcasts to discuss it. So we had our old friends J.W. and Chris from I Don’t Even Own a Television (@IDEOTVpod) join us for Murder Games aka Instinct! The best thing about this book is that it got Alan Cumming an acting job. The worst thing about this book is…well, we’ll tell you at the end of the next chapter.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Readers Advisory – Naked in Death

Episode #94 – Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

I Don’t Even Own a Television #102 – The Angel Experiment

A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions

Urban Dictionary: Skittles

Candy Pairing: Chris says a Hershey bar, J.W. says Ben & Jerry’s Cores, Kait says Hershey’s Kisses, Renata says white Skittles.

Coming up next: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

 

Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 120 – Murder Games (Instinct)

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Murder Games (Instinct) by James Patterson. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 119 – After

After by Anna Todd

We read After by Anna Todd, a fanfiction-turned-novel that’s bold enough to ask the question: would you like to date Harry Styles, if, rather than being a member of One Direction, he was just a college student, and also a completely rude and hurtful person? Liz from Liz & Alissa Make Stuff joined us to conclude: no, we definitely would not like that. Be sure to download this before you begin the impossibly long journey from your dorm room to your boyfriend’s frat house!

Readers advisoryHere.

Footnotes: Harry Styles Carpool Karaoke

Harry Styles Caught a Gummy Bear Thrown By a Fan and Everyone at O2 Arena Lost It

Anna Todd: From 1D fan fiction to feature film writer

From Fangirl to Phenomenon: Anna Todd and the Rise of Fanfiction

After on Fanlore

Fanfiction 101

Candy Pairing: Kait says Baby Bottle Pops, Liz says Sugar-Free Haribo Gummy Bears, Renata says Conversation Hearts.

Coming up next: Murder Games (Instinct) by James Patterson.

 

Worst Bestsellers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 119 – After

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading After by Anna Todd. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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