Swoony Boys Podcast

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. 😉
  • 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! 😍😍😍


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