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Best Book Ever

Sep 18, 2023

This week I'm so delighted for you to meet Kate Reynolds, also known as The Lavender Librarian. Kate is a passionate advocate of inclusive storytimes for children, and she has some innovative ideas for how to share reading time with kids. 

I was initially hesitant when Kate suggested we read a children's book for this...

Sep 11, 2023

Today I am joined by Lisa Petersen, my dear friend since college. We agreed to spend the summer revisiting our favorite childhood classics by Judy Blume, and now we’re back to discuss our feelings about the books as children vs. as adults. Along the way, we talked about banned books and parenting, and how our love for...

Sep 4, 2023

Yolanda Skeete, an avid reader and co-host of Thrillers by the Book Club SoCal, is back on the show with our book club pal Vanessa Vicente. Yolanda and Vanessa are both bookstagrammers living in Southern California who love to review thrillers, nonfiction, romance, and other genres. As mothers ourselves, we have a lot...

Jul 3, 2023

If you have not yet experienced the joy of the "Court of Thorns and Roses" fandom, we are going to fix that today.


Host: Julie Strauss



Guest Panel:


Victoria Snow






Nicole Burton




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Jun 26, 2023

Today I've got my first "three-peat" guest, Marion Hill. Just like in our two previous conversations, Marion introduced me to a book that I wouldn't have picked up on my own, that I sort of dreaded reading, and that I wound up loving and thinking about nonstop after I finished!


Host: Julie Strauss