Readers Advisory: Episode 190 – The Five Love Languages

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 189 – Carnal Innocence

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts Month continues with a gracious Southern-style housecall from Heidi and Emily, the cohosts of the Nora Roberts podcast Romancing the Shelf. For this podcast crossover event, we discussed Nora’s 1991 thriller Carnal Innocence. It’s the story of a serial killer in a small Southern town and aspects of it have not aged well. Listen now to find out how to sign up for a true crime LARP!

Content warning: This book and our discussion of it includes sexual assault, murder, child abuse, racism, and hate crimes.

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Footnotes: Romancing the Shelf: Carnal Innocence

Romancing the Shelf on Instagram

Worst Bestsellers Episode #169 – Divine Evil

Coming up next: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 189 – Carnal Innocence

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

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Episode 188 – Brazen Virtue

Brazen Virtue by Nora Roberts

We’re once again starting the year with a visit from our Nora Roberts expert, Christine. This time we read Brazen Virtue, a murder mystery-romance novel from 1988 that has been mystifyingly adapted into a 2022 Netflix original movie. This episode costs $1.99 per minute to listen to via long-distance phone call.

Content warning: This book and our discussion of it includes rape and murder.

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Footnotes: A Statement from Nora Roberts Re: Alyssa Milano

“Nora Roberts defends Alyssa Milano’s casting in adaptation of Brazen Virtue” by Maureen Lee Lenker

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Finale Fails to Reckon with Its Pro-cop Legacy” by s.e. smith

Coming up next: Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts.

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Readers Advisory: Episode 188 – Brazen Virtue

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

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Episode 187 – Bests of 2021

Another year has come and gone, and Kait and Renata are here to make lemonade out of the lemons of 2021. We each picked our top 6 books of the year and discussed some other highlights of the year.

Footnotes: The Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2021, featuring Renata’s picks for best middle grade and young adult novels

Taylor Swift

Legends of Tomorrow

Ted Lasso

The West Wing

Fast & Furious: Highway Heist Game

Wingspan

 

Screenshot of a TikTok featuring a young Black woman with a stack of books, captioned Book that I love & recommend but I do not remember anything about the plot

Coming up next: A January hiatus. Happy New Year! We’ll see you in February!

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Episode 186 – The President Is Missing

The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Our beloved patrons voted on a book for us to read, and they chose The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. We still love them, and we also love returning guest Carrie for reading this book even though she didn’t have to. Listen now before some terrorists delete the entire internet!

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Footnotes: Unclear and Present Danger podcast

Coming up next: Bests of 2021.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 186 – The President Is Missing

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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Episode 185 – The Meaning of Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey.

All we want for Christmas is…another celebrity memoir, and Mariah Claus delivered. We read The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis and enjoyed our visit to Mariah’s realm. Listen to this episode on your way to visit your lambily!

Content warning: This book and our discussion of it contains non-graphic discussions of child neglect, domestic abuse, and racism.

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Footnotes: “Mariah Carey Explains Why She Tweeted That “Thanksgiving Is Cancelled” by Bianca Betancourt

“This Throwback Photo Of Mariah Carey & Will Smith Will Give You All The ’90s Feels” by Brad Witter

“This Video Of Mariah Carey Communicating With A Dolphin Has Over 30,000 Retweets, Like She Is Actually Speaking Dolphin” by Matt Stopera

“The Summer That ‘I Don’t Know Her’ Became the Most Crushing Celebrity Shade” by Kenzie Bryant

Mariah Carey’s Ice Cream Meltdown on TRL

Mariah Carey’s Weddings in Photos

“Mariah Carey smashes pumpkins to kick off Christmas season: ‘It’s time'” by Nick Romano

“27 Burning Questions About Mariah Carey’s New McDonald’s Ad” by Dave Holmes

How Did This Get Made #94 – Glitter

Coming up next: The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton.

 

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 185 – The Meaning of Mariah Carey

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

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