Books clubs are great. Just think about it, a group of friends that enjoy reading as much as you do; a free space to talk about anything and everything. They are amazing. But, with self-quarantining and social distancing, we don’t have the option of getting together with a group of friends. So, here are four podcasts to fill the book club shaped hole in your social life!
- Lit Society
Together, childhood friends Kari Herrera and Alexis Honoria talk about books, life struggles, and drama. According to their podcast trailer, we are welcome to join them as they use literature to “humorously explore pop culture and personal peculiarities with a dash of relatable cynicism.” If you want to read along, Kati and Alexis have the books they plan to read listed on their website under the ‘What We’re Reading’ tab. Their show is posted every Thursday on all major podcast outlets.
- What Should I Read Next?
While Anne Bogel isn’t recapping and discussing books to read, she does a great job of recommending them. According to the podcast’s description on Spotify, What Should I Read Next is for all the readers who’ve “ever finished a book and [have] faced the problem of not knowing what to read next.” So, how does Bogel recommend these books? Each week, Bogel interviews a different reader about books they love, hate, or are currently reading. With that information, she recommends books that the reader should read next. Bogel uploads new episodes every Tuesday.
- 372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back
In a quirky, fun podcast, Conor Lastowka and Michael J. Nelson read books they know they won’t like. Unlike Lit Society, these boys announce their book choices as part of the podcast itself, allowing readers to read alongside the duo. They dedicate a couple of episodes to each book, giving thorough, funny commentary. It’s not clear if the podcast is on hiatus, seeing that they haven’t released an episode since March 10th; however, there are 70 episodes to hold you over for now.
- Black Chick Lit
Twice a month, Danielle and Mollie dive into discussions about books written by and for black women. The podcast stretches across all genres, from YA to Urban Fiction. In between book discussion episodes, Danielle and Mollie take the time to create BCL Chats episodes, where they discuss current events and “share their opinions about different aspects of reader life.” Uploads are usually at the beginning and end of each month.
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