Alex tells us about their reading adolescence, praises new literary loves, and shares an incredible story of a fan interaction.
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Favorite books and authors as a kid and teen:
Authors and books that made Alex want to write:
Books on their TBR pile:
The Artful Edit, Susan Bell (rereading)
Books that have surprised Alex recently:
How Alex gets book recommendations:
(And some recommendations of recent reads:)
Books and authors that inspired The Fact of a Body:
Book Alex demands everyone read:
Current pop culture obsessions:
Broads and Books is a book podcast. A funny podcast. A feminist podcast. And 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, pitch amazing-slash-crackpot business ideas, implicate ourselves in future crimes, and so much more. Broads and Books is fresh, funny, thought-provoking, and basically the best time you'll have all week.