Swoony Boys Podcast (Bookish Talk)

Podcast Notes

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: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's book: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's book: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's book: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)

Then we reveal July's Assigned Reading:

  • Kassiah's homework: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (chosen by Meg)
  • Erin's homework: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Jaime's homework: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's homework: What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli (chosen by Jaime)

 

Direct download: sbp_june-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Harte Darrigan from The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell and Marcus from Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Sam Cole from A Love Like Yours by Robin Huber
  • Rob from Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer.
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Jase Ballenger from Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Nik Malikov from Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • Andrew Hart from Maybe This Time by Kasie West
  • Gabriel Duke from The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
  • Piers Gedrick Atherton, The Duke of Redmayne from How to Love a Duke in 10 Days by Kerrigan Byrne
  • Ezra Lynley from First and Then by Emma Mills
  • Luke from Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt
  • Ezra Mason from Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • Dylan McAvoy from Shameless King by Maya Hughes

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 we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, and next month, we'll be reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our homework episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_june-hotm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

  • Jaime tells us why she chose The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw.
  • We discuss how we felt about the book and if we would have chosen this one for ourselves. Spoiler: we wouldn't. ๐Ÿ˜’
  • We dig in to the ending and all the problems we had with that.
  • We talk about the setting and what we thought of the characters.
  • We explore who we might cast in a movie adaptation.
  • We talk about how hard it is to cast people, and go over some more twists in the story.
  • Kassiah announces her pick for July's Book of the Month: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern!
Direct download: the_wicked_deep.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:05pm 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: Warcross by Marie Lu (chosen by Jaime)
  • Kassiah's book: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (chosen by Erin)
  • Jaime's book: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (chosen by Meg)
  • Meg's book: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West (chosen by Kassiah)

Then we reveal June's Assigned reading:

  • Kassiah's homework: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's homework: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Meg's homework: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)
  • Erin's homework: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (chosen by Meg)

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_may-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 9:06pm CDT

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Jase from Vow of Thieves and Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Logan Bruno from The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Hideo Tanaka from Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Lucas Maxfield from Easy by Tammara Webber
  • Max Watson from The Start of Me & You by Emery Lord
  • Tristan from Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Elian from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Beast/Whit from Brazen and the Beast (The Barenuckle Bastards Series) by Sarah MacLean
  • Alex Claremont Diaz and Prince Henry of Wales from Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Also in this episode, Kassiah and Meg cry a little over the fact that Erin and Jaime haven't read Price and Prejudice, and we briefly discuss whether or not Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts. ๐Ÿ˜’ Kass makes a push for them to check out this audiobook. 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 we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, and next month, we'll be reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our homework episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

Direct download: sbp_2019_may-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:49pm CDT

Here are our picks for May's Hotties of the Month:

  • Jase from Vow of Thieves and Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Logan Bruno from The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Hideo Tanaka from Warcross by Marie Lu
  • Lucas Maxfield from Easy by Tammara Webber
  • Max Watson from The Start of Me & You by Emery Lord
  • Tristan from Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
  • Elian from To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  • Beast/Whit from Brazen and the Beast (The Barenuckle Bastards Series) by Sarah MacLean
  • Alex Claremont Diaz and Prince Henry of Wales from Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Also in this episode, Kassiah and Meg cry a little over the fact that Erin and Jaime haven't read Price and Prejudice, and we briefly discuss whether or not Pride and Prejudice and Zombies counts. ๐Ÿ˜’ Kass makes a push for them to check out this audiobook. 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 we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, and next month, we'll be reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, so join us! We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our homework episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

Direct download: sbp_2019_may-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:48pm CDT

  • Erin tells us why she chose Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. #Trolls ส• อกยฐ อœส– อกยฐส”
  • We discuss how we felt about the book and the characters, especially the MC Tristan, prompting us to apologize to Erin for ridiculing her choices.
  • We talk about the parallels to Beauty and the Beast.
  • We explore our feelings about trolls and our favorite scenes.
  • We discuss the ending and whether we will be continuing the series. And when.
  • Jaime announces her pick for June's Book of the Month: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, which none of us have read. #Witches

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_stolen-songbird.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am 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: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Kassiah's book: Alienated by Melissa Landers (chosen by Meg)
  • Jaime's book: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (chosen by Erin)
  • Meg's book: Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm (chosen by Jaime)

We go off on a long tangent about trends in book covers and classic novels, then we reveal May's Assigned reading:

  • Meg's homework: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West (chosen by Kassiah)
  • Erin's homework: Warcross by Marie Lu (chosen by Jaime)
  • Jaime's homework: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (chosen by Meg)
  • Kassiah's homework: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (chosen by Erin)

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_april-homework.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

Here are our picks for April's Hotties of the Month:

  • Malachiasz from Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
  • Will Caruso from Follow by Tessa Bailey
  • Joe Fontaine *bat*bat*bat* from The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  • Jamie from Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Here's our list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Callum (22) from Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Zan from Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
  • Aelyx from Alienated by Melissa Landers
  • Josh from Arrange Me by Katy Regnery
  • Tyler Jones and Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth from Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Silas Cecil-Coke from the London Lovers books by Sierra Simone
  • Thomas Pane from Work in Progress by Staci Hart
  • Blake Crawford from Smut by Karina Halle

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 we'll get right on him! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don't forget that we've got our Book Club going on right now. This month, we read The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, and next month, we'll be reading Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen, so join us! #trolls We're also doing #EJKMHomework. ๐Ÿค“ Find out our assigned readings in our podcast episode. Thanks for listening. โค๏ธ

 

Direct download: sbp_2019_apr-hotties-otm.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:01pm CDT

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

We let you know our favorite boys this summer, beginning with Erin's picks: Elias Veturius from A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir and Alex Quinn from The Traitorโ€™s Ruin by Erin Beatty.

Kassiah is up next with her faves: Cedric from Finding Himself by Minisinoo (Harry Potter Fanfiction) and Jesse from Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry.

Jaime shocks us all by narrowing down to just four five boys: Donovan from Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West, Max from A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna, Peter and Asher from The Fixer by Jenn Lynn Barnes, and Jamie Aldridge from Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider.

Meg surprises us a little bit with one of her selections: Jase from Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson (where we get off on a slight Jase tangent), and she keeps it 100 with Gabe from 9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno.

We follow up our favorite boys of summer with our favorite HOTTIES of the MONTH: Jaime's Man Ham: LIAM from Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby, Kassiah's Pick: Colin Fitzgerald (aka Fitzy) from The Chase by Elle Kennedy, Erin's Hotties: Cardan from The Wicked King by Holly Black and Lord Carlston from The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman, and Meg's Catch: Peter K from To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Let's be real. We dish all things Peter K for awhile. And why wouldn't we?

We finish up with our Honorable Mentions.

Direct download: Summer-2018.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

 

Erin starts us off with the boy she can't wait to warm up with: Drix from Say Youโ€™ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Kass chooses Fletcher Scott from Breaking the Ice by Julie Cross

Jaime whines about not being able to have hot cocoa with Xander, then selects Jamie from Prince In Disguise by Stephanie Kate-Strohm

Meg rounds out our choices with Carver from Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Next, Jaime lets us know her hottie of the month: Lennon from Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Kassiah follows up with her hottie Riden from Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller. *swoon*

Erin heats things up with her choice: Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco from Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Meg closes out the category by cheating and choosing almost all of the boys from Meet Cute, especially: Wolf from Siege Etiquette by Katie Cotugno, Tyler from The Dictionary of You and Me by Jennifer Armentrout, Dev from The Unlikelihood of Falling In Love by Jocelyn Davies, Philip from 259 Million Miles by Kass Morgan, Sean from Say Everything by Huntley Fitzpatrick

We finish up with our Honorable Mentions.

 

Direct download: hot-cocoa.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

Podcast Notes

  • We talk about our favorite books we've recently been reading:
  • The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
  • The Bride by Julie Garwood
  • The Broken Ones by Danielle L Jensen
  • Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
  • The Eagle Elite Series by Rachel Van Dyken
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
  • Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
  • In a Perfect World by Trish Doller
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
  • The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
  • The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Rebel by Rebecca Yarros
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Roar by Cora Carmack
  • Ross by Winston Graham
  • Royally Series by Emma Chase
  • The Rules of Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean
  • Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
  • Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
  • Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
  • When It's Real by Erin Watt
  • Wild Beauty by Anna- Marie McLemore
  • The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  • We also mentioned our previous Book Bangin' Episodes, which you can find on our Episodes Page or by the Book Banging tag.
  • And we painted this visual for you and didn't want to leave you hangin':

Aidan Turner Ross Poldark

  • You're welcome.

 

Direct download: 2017Crushes.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

2016 Fall & Winter Funcast

In this episode, we join our besties from Fiction Fare to talk about our favorite Fall 2016 Reads and our most anticipated Winter 2016 books. We cover contemporary romance, young adult, fantasy romance, historical romance, new adult, and many more genres.

We apologize again for the feedback and weird noises on this episode. We're working on improving the quality of the audio!

We want to know what made your lists! Be sure to leave us a comment let us know your most anticipated read this Fall! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

 

Thanks for listening, everyone!

Direct download: fall_winter_funcast.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:00am CDT

We Love BEA (2016 Edition)
  • Just like last year, we remind you about our previous posts about BEA, including our 2013, 2014, and 2015 Podcast Episodes and our Pre-BEA posts filled with fun tips.
  • We mention our favorite grabs (and biggest disappointments) from BEA this year, which can be found on our website.
  • We talk about bookish schedules and lament on the ineffectiveness of samplers.
  • And we get off on a crazy tangent and talk about lines and the seven kinds of hell they cause as well as why the autographing table spaces aren't being utilized in the best way they could be.
  • We discuss how some of us were more selective about what we brought home. Go us!
  • We mentioned some of the authors we were the most excited to squeeze meet.
  • We make fun of Erin's #pressback face.
  • We talk about how impressed Meg and Kass were that Jaime and Erin didn't consume copious amounts of Starbucks.
  • We dish about some of the awesome blogger events and signings we got to attend.
  • We talk about the wonderfulness of Anderson's Bookshop.
  • We giggle over Will Ritter's Hat.
  • We go over some fun aspects of hanging out in Chicago.
  • Then we discuss PierceCon BookCon some more, including the crowds:
  • We have lots of thank yous.
  • We make our early plan for next year--back in NYC!
  • We mention lots of other stuff on our website, so be sure to head over there and check it out!
Direct download: SBP_BEA2016.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

Books We Fell For In Fall And Are Wishing For In Winter- the 2015 Version

We're back with another episode with Jaime and Erin, our favorite twinnies from Fiction Fare. Just like we did last time, we're bringing you our Favorite Fall Reads as well as our Most Anticipated Upcoming Winter 2016 Releases. Are you ready? Have a listen and leave us comment to let us know which books made your list!

Podcast Notes

  • We talk about our favorite Fall Reads.
  • We point out that Jaime never follows the rules always reads books way ahead of time.
  • We laugh about the fact that Meg is the only one who has read a particular fantasy series. Because dragons.
  • We are (not really) shocked by one of the books on Erin's Fall List.
  • We lament about the lack of resolution we get when reading all of Jennifer E. Smith's books.
  • There might be a mention of a secret word.
  • We list our most anticipated Winter 2016 reads.
  • We give you one of our #bookgoals.

Be sure you're following us on Twitter: Swoony Boys Podcast  Fiction Fare  And on Instagram: Swoony Boys Podcast  Fiction Fare  Thanks for listening, everyone! WhaddYA Know Wednesday Trivia on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

Direct download: sbp_29_winter-is-coming.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 11:56am CDT

The Time We Did a Half Book Bang

Podcast Notes

Here's a handy dandy list of all of the books our hotties of the month came from in this episode (in alphabetical order):

Check out Swoony Boys Podcast for the quote mentioned as well as lots of fun stuff!

Direct download: 28_half-a-book-bang.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:25pm CDT

Podcast Notes

  • We remind you about our previous posts about BEA, including our 2014 BEA Podcast Episode and our Pre-BEA posts filled with fun tips.
  • We kicked things off talking about our favorite books we grabbed at BEA.
  • Then we spent some time lamenting the fact that we don't rule the world and metaphorically wept over the fact that we didn't get a few books that we really wanted. Even the ones that haven't been written yet.
  • Next we dished on some of the authors that we were crazy excited to meet/see.
  • We came to the conclusion that Adam Silvera was actually stalking us instead of the the other way around.
  • Then we discussed some of the awesome Publisher and Blogger Events we got to attend. #totalwin
  • We mentioned some of the reasons this BEA was the best ever. Pedicures and napping together were involved.
  • Then we talk about BEA 2016, which has a new location (Chicago) and earlier dates (May 11 - May 13, 2016)!
  • And again, Like every podcast, we have some more thank yous. ♥
Direct download: 27_bea2015.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 2:21am CDT

26: The Time We Tried To Pick A Single Book Boyfriend

Podcast Notes

  • Erin chooses Bishop Lattimer from The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel.
  • No surprise that Kassiah names Étienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
  • Jaime was all about Jase Garrett from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.
  • We take a moment to discuss why more people don't choose Jase as their book boyfriends (even though it's technically not allowed).
  • Of course Meg picked Four from the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.

Then we talk about our hotties of the month:

  • Mateo Torres from All Played Out by Cora Carmack
  • Fill-in Bradley from The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West
  • We discuss why all of Kasie West's books rock.
  • Michael St. Clair from Crushed by Lauren Layne
  • Alec Flynn from The Confession (part of The Body Works Trilogy) by Sierra Kincade
  • Kiran from The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
  • Then we talk about why Kristen Simmons is the queen of character interviews (as seen in our interviews with Chase and Sean from the Article 5 Series and Kiran from the Glass Arrow.
Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_number1bookboyfriends.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Erin starts us off with Dmitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead.
  • Kassiah talks about Todd Wilkins from the Sweet Valley High Series by Francine Pascal.
  • Jaime names Edward Cullen from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer as her blast from the past.
  • And Meg names her top three faves: Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery, Peter Savinar from Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and Dickon Sowerby from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • Next we talk about our hotties of the month:
  • Jaime: Bishop Lattimer from The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel, Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas, and Jesse Oliver from Also Known As and Going Rogue by Robin Benway.
  • Kassiah: Theodore Finch from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
  • Erin: Arin from The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutoski, Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas, and Jackson from Collide by Melissa West.
  • Meg: Darrow) (and Pierce Brown! from Golden Son by Pierce Brown.
  • Then we have a long discussion on how readers' experiences change when they have to wait for the books to come out vs. reading them all at once.

You know we can't get by without our extensive list of Honorable Mentions, named at the end of the show and throughout the podcast:

  • Almanzo Wilder from the Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  • Logan Bruno from the Babysitter’s Club by Ann M Martin.
  • Patrick from the Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
  • Count Vlad from Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
  • Romeo from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_blastfromthepast.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Meg tells us what qualifies a hottie with a tortured soul (think Edward Cullen).
  • We talk about the tortured souls we'd like to tame:
  • The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  • Christian Prescott from the Unearthly Series by Cynthia Hand
  • Cole St. Clair from the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Sawyer LeGrande from How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  • Darrow from the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
  • Then we talk about our hotties of the month:
  • Cade Maxwell from Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh
  • Jason Brody from Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
  • Charlie Hanson from Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander
  • Prince Theron from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • Dane from Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
  • Oscar from I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Listen at the end of the show for our extensive list of Honorable Mentions.

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_torturedsouls.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • We talk about our favorite books in Fall 2014:
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel Catalyst by SJ Kincaid Falling into Place by Amy Zhang The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas Remember Me by Romily Rites of Passage by Joy Hensley Shattered by Mari Marcusi Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Stitching Snow by RC Lewis A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Then we flail over the books we can't wait to read in Winter 2015:
All Fall Down by Ally Carter City of Savages by Lee Kelly The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall Fairest by Marissa Meyer  For Real by Alison Cherry Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons Golden Son by Pierce Brown I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell Ignite by Sara B. Larson I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios Invaded by Melissa Landers The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Love, Lucy by April Lindner Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown Reborn by Jennifer Rush Rebound by Noelle August Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Save Me by Jenny Elliott The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury Stand Off by Andrew Smith This Shattered World by Amie Kaufmann & Meagan Spooner Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill  Zodiac by Romina Russell
  • We also mentioned some other books during the podcast when talking about our picks:
Alienated by Melissa Landers The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Boomerang by Noelle August Boundless by Cynthia Hand Catherine by April Lindner Champion by Champion Defy by Sara B. Larson Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey Hallowed by Cynthia Hand Insignia by SJ Kincaid Jane by April Lindner Legend by Marie Lu Prodigy by Prodigy Red Rising by Pierce Brown Scorched by Mari Mancusi Something Like Normal by Trish Doller Something Real by Heather Demetrios These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufmann & Meagan Spooner Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Until Midnight by Melissa Landers  Vortex by SJ Kincaid

Here are the Honorable Mentions that We Just Couldn't Leave Out:

    • Vivian Apple At The End Of the World by Katie Coyle (Jan 2015)
    • We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist (Dec 2014)
    • Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansen (Jan 2015)
    • My Heart & Other Black Holes by

Jasmine Warga

    (Feb 2015)
  • The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (Feb 2015)
  • Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor (Feb 2015)
  • The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark (Feb 2015)
  • The Distance Between Lost & Found by Kathryn Holmes (Feb 2015)
  • Rebellion by Stephanie Diaz (Feb 2015)
  • The Return by Jennifer Armentrout (Feb 2015)
  • Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott (Feb 2015)
  • Dove Arising by Karen Bao (Feb 2015)
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman(Jan 2015)

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Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_fall2014funcast.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

Young Adult and New Adult titles featuring Military Characters

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Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 12:52am CDT

Featuring our Favorites in YA Historical Fiction, plus our hotties of the month

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_historicalguys.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 10:53am CDT

Podcast Notes

  • Erin tells us her pick for the good guy she'd like to make naughty: Zeke from The Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa.
  • Kassiah gives us her choice: the lovely Joe Fontaine from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. *bat*bat*bat*
  • Jaime reveals her two good guys: Jase from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and Matt Finch from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord.
  • Meg reveals her guys: Logan from The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller and Patrick from Something Real by Heather Demetrios.
  • Then we talk about our Hotties of the Month, beginning with Nathan Everetts (Nate) from Boys Like You by Juliana Stone (Erin's pick this month).
  • Kassiah gives us her hotties of the month: Harvey from Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and Drew Jordan from Perfect 10 by Erin McCarthy.
  • Jaime tells us her picks this month: Connor Kelleher from Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna and Ethan Vance from Boomerang by Noelle August (aka Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger.
  • Meg chooses Arin from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Check out Bridge of Snow (Arin's Story), which we mentioned in the Episode.

You know we can't get by without our extensive list of Honorable Mentions:

  • Chaol from theThrone of Glass Series by Sarah Maas
  • Eli from Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • Finn from The Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood
  • Callum from Reboot by Amy Tintera
  • Xander from The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Hector from the Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
  • Adam from the Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
  • Elias from the One Universe Series by LeighAnn Kopans
  • Aiden from the Covenant Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Trevor from the Pivot Point Series by Kasie West
  • Peeta from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
  • Finn from The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Stephen from Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
  • Aidan from The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
  • Dave from A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
  • Bodee from Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens
  • Logan from the Defiance Series by CJ Redwine
  • Colby from The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Tucker Avery from the Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • Dylan McCutter from the Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin
  • Jesse Oliver from the Also Known As Series by Robin Benway
  • Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Graham Larkin from This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Cameron Hamilton from Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Joe Foster and Sam Kennedy from Love on the Lifts by Rachel Hawthorne
  • Oliver from Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch
  • Gabriel from the Cold Kiss Series (but really Glass Heart) by Amy Garvey

Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who's got you swooning here.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_goodguyswewanttomakenaughty.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Join us as we discuss all things BEA 2014!

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_bea2014.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:36pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with Special Guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss their bad boys in fiction.

Podcast Notes

  • We welcome you to another month of Book Bangin' and start with a definition of what a bad boy is.
  • Erin shares her bad boy pick: Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber.
  • We're all shocked when Meg reveals that she's never read a naughty book before.
  • Kassiah gives us her choice this month: Noah Hutchins from Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.
  • We discuss the other boys in the Pushing the Limits Series and their awesomeness.
  • Jaime chooses Griff from Find me by Romily Bernard.
  • Meg shares her favorite bad boy: Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth.
  • Then we give you our Hotties of the Month, beginning with Erin, who chose Alexander Belov/Barrington from The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander, and The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons, after flailing a bit over Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Dominic Courtenay from The Boleyn Reckoning, the final book of the Boleyn Trilogy by Laura Andersen.
  • We find out about Darrow/Pierce Brown taking the place of Levi on Meg's official list.
  • We discuss Rainbow's motivation for Levi, which we believe to be Rob (evidence can be found on our review).
  • Kass chooses Gray from Unraveled by Jen Frederick
  • Jaime shares her choice: Fade from the Razorland Series by Ann Aguirre
  • Meg chooses Aelyx from Alienated by Melissa Landers.
  • We list our Honorable Mentions.
Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_badboyswewanttogetnaughtywith.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

Paranormal Boys in YA Books

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_paranormalboys.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:02pm CDT

Join Kassiah and Meg along with special guests, Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare, as they talk about their favorite boys in Contemporary Young Adult books.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_contemporaryboys.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 1:34am CDT

Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 11: Foreign Mouths We Want to Kiss

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with special guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss their favorite Young Adult and New Adult Books and Boys with Foreign Accents.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_foreignboys.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with special guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss their favorite Young Adult Dystopian Books and Boys.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_dystopianboys.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 11:38pm CDT

Join Kassiah and Meg as they discuss their favorite swoony boys in the military.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_weloveamaninuniform.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast with special guests Erin and Jaime from Fiction Fare as they discuss Book Expo America (BEA).

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_beawasliketotallyawesome.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 9:51pm CDT

Join Meg and Kassiah of Swoony Boys Podcast as they discuss the YA Books that they are most looking forward to reading this Spring.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_spring2013reads.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:51pm CDT

Join Meg of Swoony Boys Podcast on the Epic Reads' Dark Days Tour Stop in Seattle, WA with authors Debra Driza, Claudia Grey, Lauren Oliver, Dan Wells, and Kiersten White.

Direct download: swoonyboyspodcast_darkdaystour.mp3
Category:Bookish Talk -- posted at: 7:17pm CDT

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