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This week, our picks will have you asking: what the actual what?!
These picks are genre-bending, category-defying, and all-around delightfully different. Plus, the broads talk animal hybrids, bread pudding restaurants, and jury foreman-ing, and Amy finally nerds out over her favorite chameleonic performer.
Amy: Eleanor, or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love, Anna Moschovakis
Erin: Water, Jennifer Wilson
Amy: The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson (Memoir, Criticism, Autofiction)
Erin: Best American Non-Required Reading (Short story collection, Essays)
Amy: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie (Music)
Erin: Fyre and Fyre Fraud (Documentaries)
The Ghost Network, Catie Disabato
A pop star named Molly Metropolis disappears before a massive show, and lots of people are looking for her. But this novel is more than the deepening mystery and scary realities behind what could be a crime. Framed as a investigative non-fiction story, and paired with history lessons on a long-ago cult of explorers and philosophers, this book fuses ideas and genres into something truly unique.
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Broads and Books is a book podcast, a funny podcast, and a feminist podcast. And you'll find we're one of the best podcasts. Each week 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, unachievable reading lists, amazing business ideas, and so much more. We also update you on our mascot, Podcat, and her latest attempts to kill us. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.
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