Bookish Turn Offs and What to Do about Them

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're discussing some bookish turn offs we each have and when it's worth it to push past those turn offs (and when to accept them and move on!). We discuss tons of books including some of our collective favorites like John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies, Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See, and Alan Gratz’s Refugee. While we each have different turn offs, we all agree that there are certainly things that attract us and repel us when it comes to choosing books, and it's fun to discuss what those are!


Bookish Check In

Ashley - Abi Daré’s The Girl with the Louding Voice

Jen - Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child

Sara - Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door


Books Mentioned

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl

Miranda Popkey’s Topics of Conversation

Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network

Martha Hall Kelly’s The Lilac Girls

Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life

John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold’s The Almost Moon

Alice Sebold’s Lucky

Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train

Blake Crouch's Dark Matter

Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

Janie Chang’s The Library of Legends

Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea

George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy

Georgia Hunter’s We Were the Lucky Ones

Alan Gratz’s Refugee


Give Me One - A Show to Binge

Jen - Locke and Key (book), My Brilliant Friend (book)

Sara - Broadchurch, Cheer

Ashley - Schitt’s Creek


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