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Best Book Ever

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 to say about the 2022 Science Fiction novel “The School for Good Mothers” by Jessamine Chan. In this episode, we talk about our experiences, hardships, and joys as mothers, and the discussion ranges from KidLit to Black Mirror to Michelle Obama to questions like “Why aren’t moms allowed to be sexy??”


Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Yolanda Skeete



Guest: Vanessa Vicente


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Discussed in this episode:


The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2022

Maribel’s Year and Others by Michelle Sterling

Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

Creepy Crayon by Aaron Reynolds

The Couch Potato by Jory John

The Bad Seed by Jory John

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


Black Mirror TV Show

The Sitting Month

The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding

Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us by Sarah Pekkanen

Judy Blume

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Movie

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus

Drowning by T.J. Newman


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