The Broads Talk Books With: Carter Sickels


In this new installment of The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to Carter Sickels! His novel, The Prettiest Star, made Amy ugly cry in Episode 69.


Carter talks about his love for The Outsiders, touching fan messages, stalking his favorite authors, and BOWIE.


In The Broads Talk Books With, we talk to some of our favorite authors, and nerd out about books. We've talked to Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Andrea Lawlor, Jeannie Vanasco, Mona Awad, and more! Hit subscribe now in your favorite podcast player, and every episode of this bonus series will come to you direct, like magic.

Favorite books and authors as a kid and teen:


Books/authors that made Carter want to write:


Books on TBR pile:


Books that have surprised him recently:


Books, authors, and media that helped inform The Prettiest Star:


A book Carter 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.

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