Swoony Boys Podcast

Meg tells us why she chose The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.

We talk about what we liked and didn't like so much, including the unique political aspects of the book and that ending! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We lament over the changes in the movie preview vs. the book.

We talk about our love for the main characters, Daniel and Natasha.

We discuss books to movies and how hot we (still) think Robert Pattinson is.

We wander at the world that is Game of Thrones and decide if we'd recommend The Sun is Also a Star to everyone we know.

Erin reveals her pick for the April Book of the Month: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, which she based her decision in part on the fact that none of us have read it. #Trolls ส• อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐส”

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_the-sun-is-also-a-star.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:50pm CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's book: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway(chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's book: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's book: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (chosen by Erin)

Then we reveal April's Assigned reading:

  • Meg's homework: Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm (chosen by Jaime)
  • Erin's homework: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Jaime's homework: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)
  • Kassiah's homework: Alienated by Melissa Landers (chosen by Meg)

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_march-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:15pm CDT

Here are our picks for the Hotties of the Month:

  • Soren from Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
  • Jake Connelly from The Risk by Elle Kennedy
  • Jack from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
  • Aiden Emerson from When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Loom from The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano
  • Oliver from Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • All of the Guys from the Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy
  • Vane Weston from Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
  • Hayden Tremblay from Just One of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper
  • Lute from To Best the Boys by Mary Weber
  • West Ravenel from Devilโ€™s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas
  • Zan from Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
  • Donavan from Fame Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West
  • Drew from Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_march-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Kassiah tells us why she chose Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger.

We talk about what we liked and didn't like so much, including the characters vs. the story and the ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ unique elemental themes of the book.

We dissect the covers and discuss information found on Shannon Messenger's website.

We discuss whether we'll be reading the rest of the Sky Fall Series.

We dreamcast the characters.

We talk about Books to Movies and lament over the fact that Jaime hasn't had to read any of our #EJKMBookClub picks so far. ๐Ÿ˜”

Meg reveals her pick for the April Book of the Month: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, which she based her decision in part on this trailer! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Direct download: mar_2019_let_the_sky_fall.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Royals by Rachel Hawkins (chosen by Jaime)
  • Kassiah's book: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (chosen by Erin)
  • Jaime's book: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (chosen by Meg)
  • We get off a little tangent and talk about Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
  • Meg's homework: Riders by Veronica Rossi (chosen by Kassiah)

Then we reveal March's Assigned reading:

  • Kassiah's homework: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's homework: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's homework: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (chosen by Erin)
  • Erin's homework: Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (chosen by Meg)
Direct download: sbp_2019_feb-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Here are our picks for this special Valentine's Day edition of our Hotties of the Month:

  • Lord Carlston from The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman
  • Prinz Soren from Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian
  • Romeo Anderson from the #Hashtag Series by Cambria Hebert
  • Aiden Callahan from the Hearts Revenge Series by Cole Jaimes
  • Noah Stern from Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum
  • Caleb from The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Athan from Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
  • Loom from The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
  • Jordan Tuttle from You Promised Me Forever by Monica Murphy
  • Jesse Lachlin from Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
  • Ignifex from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Gideon Pruitt from Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

We also mentioned Jase (from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick) and Jase (from The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson). Because of course we did. ๐Ÿ˜

Did we miss any favorite guys this month? Let us know in the comments if there's a guy we're missing out on. And don't forget that we've got our Book Club going. This month's selection is Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. Find out our assigned readings in our podcast episode. Thanks for listening. ๐Ÿ’˜

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_feb-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:38pm CDT

Jaime explains why she chose Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills.

We talk about what we liked and didn't like so much.

We discuss whether we'll be reading all of Emma Mills's other books. (spoiler: we already have or will right away.)

Kassiah reveals her pick for the March Book of the Month: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Direct download: sbp_foolish-hearts.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

We announce the books that were chosen for us and discuss what we liked about them, if there were things we didn't like, and (if applicable) whether or not we'll continue the series.

  • Erin's book: Sanctum by Sarah Fine (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's book: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's book: Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's book: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (chosen by Jaime)

Then we reveal February's Assigned reading:

  • Erin's homework: Royals by Rachel Hawkins (chosen by Jaime)
  • Meg's homework: Riders by Veronica Rossi (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's homework: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (chosen by Erin)
  • Jaime's homework: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (chosen by Meg)

We wrap things up by talking about whether this #EJKMHomework challenge has encouraged us to read other books from our backlists.

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_jan_homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:20pm CDT

  • Erin explains why she chose An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and gives a pitch to listen to the audiobook as well.
  • We discuss our general feelings--whether we loved it or hated it.
  • We question the (necessary?) violence.
  • We reveal our favorite parts. They really won't surprise you. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • We consider the comparisons to other favorite reads, like The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and Red Rising.
  • We talk about whether we'll read the next books in the series and discuss the love triangle aspects of the series.
  • Jaime reveals her pick for the February Book of the Month: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

 

Direct download: sbp_ember-in-the-ashes.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

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