Episode 3: Beartown


In this episode we are discussing Beartown by Fredrik Bachman.

First, we share a spoiler-free review of the book. Then we share our response to the book mixed with a few spoilers.

Recent reads

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Daniel recently read Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan.

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Amanda recently read Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.

Current reads

A Conjuring of Light

Daniel tried to read A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, but it wasn’t the right time so he did not finish (dnf). He’ll probably read it later when that style of book feels right.

Dark Age

His next book will probably be Dark Age by Pierce Brown.

One Day in December

Amanda is currently reading One Day in December by Josie Silver.

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Episode 2: What we are reading now

Here’s an update on how many books we’ve read this year:

  • Amanda has read 54 books
  • Daniel has read 36 books

What we recently read

Daniel finished Make by Pieter Levels.
Amanda says he’s an interesting follow on twitter.

Amanda read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Amanda didn’t care for the book, but felt like she should read one of Liane Moriarty’s books to have it under her belt.

What we are reading now

Daniel is currently listening Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. Daniel really enjoyed the first trilogy in the Red Rising series.

Amanda suggests EReaderIQ for being notified when books are on sale.

Amanda is reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. She loves the “Sliding Doors” scenario of the book.

Amanda is reading How to Train Your Dragon with our kids narrated by David Tennant.

Amanda is also reading Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve.

We’re excited about the movie like we were excited about Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

What reading next

Daniel is going to read For the Win by Cory Doctorow.

Also by Cory Doctorow: Little Brother, and Homeland.

Amanda is reading I would rather be reading by Anne Bogel.

Other books on deck for Amanda:

Daniel might read the third Crazy Rich Asians – Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan.

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Episode 1: Crazy Rich Asians

In our first episode we are excited to discuss Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan before the movie comes out this month.

We share our favorite and least favorite characters, why we read it, and give an overall rating.

We also discuss what is currently on our digital bookshelves.