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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.

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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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