Booked Solid

The Midnight Library

S3: E1 The Midnight Library

Kathleen & Sam are back to discuss The Midnight Library--a book that tackles life choices and regrets in a quirky and philosophical thought exercise.

Genuine Fraud

S3: E2 Genuine Fraud

Kathleen finally convinces Sam to read one of her favorites and redeems herself from a world of predictable happy endings. This is not a therapy session but is it a cry for help?

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

S3: E3 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Like Addie LaRue, Booked Solid was unable to tell our story, but Sam finally gets the tech issues sorted out while Kathleen warms up to magical realism. Loneliness and beauty abound in this tale about immortality and untethered humanity.

Gender Queer

S3: E4 Gender Queer

This month, we read the graphic memoir, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Join Kathleen and Sam as they grapple with Spivak pronouns while discussing this quietly brave story about life outside of binary privilege.

Ain't Burned All The Bright

S3: E5 Ain't Burned All The Bright

Kathleen and Sam dive into a truly unique book--a mixed media, collage in verse that tackles both the Covid pandemic and being a black youth in today's America.

Nothing to See Here

S3: E6 Nothing to See Here

Kathleen and Sam return to discuss powerful themes of friendship, family, and acceptance. It’s a bittersweet season finale that explores a beautifully rendered story about never giving up on those you love.

Cover of the book Circe by Madeline Miller

S4: E1 Circe

Kathleen and James get together and explore an incredible retelling of a myth that fully realizes its characters in new and exciting ways. James reveals that he is a verifiable fanboy for Greek mythology while singing this novel’s praises.

Cover of six of crows by Leigh Bardugo

S4: E2 Six of Crows

Kathleen and James join forces to pull off one last job… talking about Leigh Bardugo’s excellent fantasy heist, Six of Crows. James fails to keep his cool and cracks under the pressure.

babel book cover

S4:E3 Babel: An Arcane History

Kathleen and James welcome special guest Kat to the podcast to discuss R.F. Kuang’s historical fantasy epic, Babel. Tune in for a discussion on empire, colonialism, and revolution, as well as everyone’s favorite bad dad, Professor Lovell.

me moth book cover art

S4:E4 Me (Moth)

This month, Kathleen and James read the lush and lyrical novel in verse Me (Moth) by Amber McBride. Tune in for a discussion about identity, self-discovery, and spirituality, as seen through the lens of the life cycle of a moth.

Every heart a doorway cover, an open door in the middle of the woods going nowhere

S4:E5 Every Heart a Doorway

This month, Kathleen and James travel to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children to discuss the fantasy novella (and murder mystery!) Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.