Episode 14: In Which Amy Allen Clark is a Guest Co-Host
We’re here this week to chat with Amy Allen Clark about some great books as well as what makes a successful book club, both IRL and on the internet!
Amy Allen Clark of MomAdvice.com
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a surprise book present, an accessory to make binge-reading the next big thing, and choosing books for a trip.
Next, we tackle what we are currently reading, just two titles from each of the three of us because that still gives you a whole stack to check out.
Our deep-dive this week delves deep into the ins and outs of running a book club. And this episode is for you whether you have a group of friends that meet at a coffee shop each month or you are looking for a group of bookish friends on the internet so you can “book club” in your PJs! We even toss around some ideas for those of us (like Meredith and Kaytee) who are “book-club challenged” in that our inner rebel shows up whenever someone says we have to read a certain title.
As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week we have some classic dude-friendly literature, a lovely little fun romp, and a sweeping American and African family story.
Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down!
0:45 - MomAdvice.com
0:58 - The MomAdvice Book Club on Facebook
2:59 - idealbookshelf.com
3:40 - Ideal Bookshelf on Instagram: @idealbookshelf
9:13 - Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
9:31 - The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
12:46 - Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
12:53 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
13:28 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
14:14 - Serial Reader App
14:35 - Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
15:39 - Heartland by Sarah Smarsh
15:49 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
19:00 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
19:18 - The Selection (Series) by Kiera Cass
19:44 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
21:24 - The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
21:38 - Wundersmith (Second book in Nevermoor series) by Jessica Townsend
22:34 - Elevation by Stephen King
25:42 - River Of Stars by Vanessa Hua
28:39 - Ghosted by Rosie Walsh
32:50 - Seven Tips for Hosting a Successful Book Club article on MomAdvice.com
37:07 - Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
39:11 - meetup.com - LOL it still exists!!
40:14 - The Lazy Genius Podcast episode #72: The Lazy Genius Hosts a Book Swap
45:40 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
46:18 - MomAdvice Book Club on Facebook
48:00 - Shogun by James Clavell
50:54 - The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall
52:42 - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
55:13 - Amy on Instagram: @momadvice
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