This week our picks are following the glorious Janet Jackson's lead: taking control, and letting others' opinions go.


Plus, the Broads talk the joy of planners, self-appointed titles, mind bullets, and so much more.


 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 116: Control


Novels:

Amy: The Change, Kirsten Miller

Erin: Counterfeit, Kirstin Chen


Other Books:

Amy: A Ghost in the Throat, Doireann Ni Ghriofa (Memoir)

Erin: Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight (Nonfiction)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Heartstopper (Netflix)

Erin: The Deep End (Hulu)

 

 

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode, Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.


Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!


This week we're talking summer: summer reads, summer rites, summer sweat and grossness. It's a mixed bag for the Broads.


Plus, we detail our riders for a boat trip, declare 'beach reads' a stupid category, and heap praise yet again on public libraries for their summer programs. We stay on theme.

 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 115: Cruel Summer


Novels:

Amy: Real Life, Brandon Taylor

Erin: The Disappearing Act, Catherine Steadman


Other Books:

Amy: Off Assignment (Online Magazine) (Plus: Amy's Letter to a Stranger)

Erin: Strange Planet, Nathan W. Pyle (Comics)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Candy (Hulu)

Erin: Big Brother

 

 

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode, Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.


Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!


We're kicking off a summer of '80s pop vibes! This week we're listening to Paula Abdul, and talking about books and pop culture that deal with being radically honest.


Plus, the Broads talk dangers of honesty, religious insults, and clinger anthems. And much more.


 

Our picks from Broads and Books Episode 114: Straight Up


Novels:

Amy: The Manningtree Witches, AK Blakemore

Erin: Embassy Wife, Katie Crouch


Other Books:

Amy: The Middle Ages: A Graphic History, Eleanor Janega (Graphic nonfiction)

Erin: My Mess is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety, Georgia Pritchett (Memoir)


Pop Culture:

Amy: Those You've Known: Spring Awakening (HBO Max)

Erin: White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie and Fitch (Netflix)

 

 

Broads and Books is the funny and feminist book podcast you need in your life! Each episode, Amy and Erin choose a unique theme. Then we choose two fiction books, two other genre books (short story collections, memoir, non-fiction, true crime, poetry, etc.), and two pop culture picks based on that theme. We surprise each other with our picks, talk about why we like them, and give you unexpected recommendations for every reading taste. Along the way, we share embarrassing stories, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, check in on our Podcats, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.


Visit us at www.broadsandbooks.com, and talk to us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!