Happy Monday, A Novel Chat readers (well… listeners I guess?? Readers and listeners?). It’s another Monday, which means it’s time for another episode of A Novel Chat centered around The Winner’s Curse. 

This week we’re talking about those good ol’ slow burn romances (a favorite among us podcasters, apparently!). We delved into all the reasons we love slow burn romances, and center our discussion first on insta-love, and our mutual dislike of insta-love. We made a distinction between insta-love and insta-attraction and why the difference between the two is important. I mention that I love slow burn romances because they’re realistic, because romances take time to develop. After that, we dive into our favorite books with slow burn romances. We cover a wide array of novels, anything from contemporary, magic realism, and of course, the ever-present fantasy novels we love so much. Sorry, not sorry for talking about A Court of Mist and Fury for like 10 minutes (a real sorry to Em, though, who hasn’t read this book yet). As always, it’s a fantastic mix of excited fangirling, book talk, and slightly off-topic discussion.

And now what you’ve been waiting for the most… the book list! Remember, we do have all of these compiled for you on a Goodreads shelf as well, for your viewing pleasure.

The Book List 

If you’d like to listen in, you can do so in a variety of places:

As always, if you’d like to contact us, please find us on Twitter @aNovelChat or send us an email at anovelchat @ gmail dot com! <3 We hope you enjoy!

Welcome, welcome to another Monday, and another lovely episode of A Novel Chat!

This week we talked all things cover changes. This was actually a requested topic of ours, from some feedback we got on Twitter, so we were especially excited to record this episode for you! Definitely check out the Goodreads shelf if you’d like to follow along with all the covers we discuss- all the books (with their covers!) are uploaded in there!

We started off this discussion talking specifically about the major cover drama that went down with the cover for The Winner’s Kiss, the final book in the Winner’s Curse trilogy. We talked about a few of the things we like to see in covers, and a few we absolutely don’t (including faces- not a favorite for neither Em nor me). After, we delved into some pretty intriguing discussions about books with covers we like and dislike. We cover a lot of ground with this episode, covering cover changes we thought were major improvements, cover changes we could do without, newly released covers, and at the end, we talk about one of my all time favorite covers. Of course, we manage to weave in our normal humor and Willa’s off topic ramblings (which according to a Very Official Twitter Poll, people actually enjoy?!). I manage to slip in Six of Crows once again (I’m getting pretty good! ;)). Overall, another hilarious yet interesting podcast topic, one a little lighter than the heavier topics we’ve been covering.

And now what you’ve been waiting for the most… the book list! Remember, we do have all of these compiled for you on a Goodreads shelf as well, for your viewing pleasure.

The Book List 

If you’d like to listen in, you can do so in a variety of places:

As always, if you’d like to contact us, please find us on Twitter @aNovelChat or send us an email at anovelchat @ gmail dot com! <3 We hope you enjoy!

Happy Monday everyone! It’s a new week, and a new episode of A Novel Chat. We took a much needed break from AP exam studying to record this episode for you, and if I must say, it turned out pretty fabulously!

Today we’re delving into a variety of discussions about politics. It’s a huge topic in The Winner’s Curse, as we discuss in the podcast, given Kestrel’s background and life. She’s a political schemer at heart, so we get a huge glimpse into the political life through the book. We start off the podcast talking about precisely why we love politics in general (warning: Em and Willa are apparently quite passionate about this), and I chat a bit about my recent love for international politics. We then dive into a discussion about some of the books we adore that feature politics. It’s an excellent mix of modern, historical, and fantasy books, with books both light and heavy, short and long. It’s quite the mix, so you’re sure to find something new to pick up that will keep you intrigued from start to finish. Complete with our usual mix of meanderings (we even mention a Twitter poll about Willa getting us off topic- keep an eye out for that), this episode will (very hopefully) leave you laughing and thinking about politics at the same time.

And now what you’ve been waiting for the most… the book list! Remember, we do have all of these compiled for you on a Goodreads shelf as well, for your viewing pleasure.

The Book List

If you’d like to listen in, you can do so in a variety of places:

As always, if you’d like to contact us, please find us on Twitter @aNovelChat or send us an email at anovelchat @ gmail dot com! <3 We hope you enjoy!

It’s a new month, and another Monday. Happy May, you all! We’re incredibly excited to announce our new book of the month, and to delve into today’s podcast episode- a personal favorite of mine, if I do say so myself.

Today, we reveal our newest book of the month: The Winner’s Curse! The last book came out in the series recently, making it perfectly binge-worthy (which is exactly what we all plan to do, post-AP exams). We talk about our love of The Winner’s Curse, especially of the main character, Kestrel, and her complexity. We delve into a discussion about why exactly we like complex characters, and what we feel they add to YA books as a whole. Then comes the fun part: book recs! We spend a lot of time in this one fangirling about some of our favorite books (as well as yelling at Em for not having read a lot of said books, in fact). It’s a fascinating mix of fantasy, contemporary, and historical novels both old and new- so you’re sure to find at least one new book to read from our list!

And now what you’ve been waiting for the most… the book list! Remember, we do have all of these compiled for you on a Goodreads shelf as well, for your viewing pleasure.

The Book List

If you’d like to listen in, you can do so in a variety of places:

As always, if you’d like to contact us, please find us on Twitter @aNovelChat or send us an email at anovelchat @ gmail dot com! <3 We hope you enjoy!

Hey hey, lovely readers and listeners! Happy Monday! We’re so pumped to be sharing today’s episode with you.

In episode 8, Willa, Emily, and I wrap up our discussion about Tamara Ireland Stone’s Every Last Word with a discussion about therapy (a topic we may or may not have decided on air in the last episode). We kick it off discussing about how therapy is viewed in society, and how that view has changed. Willa also notes the importance of understanding that there are, in reality, a lot of different types of therapy and we also get into an epic discussion about school counseling. After, we delve into a discussion about some of our favorite books that deal with therapy (some of which don’t perfectly fit in, but hey, we do our best here on a Novel Chat). Overall, it’s another hilariously poignant episode we can’t wait for you to listen to.

And now what you’ve been waiting for the most… the book list! Remember, we do have all of these compiled for you on a Goodreads shelf as well, for your viewing pleasure.

The Book List

If you’d like to listen in, you can do so in a variety of places:

As always, if you’d like to contact us, please find us on Twitter @aNovelChat or send us an email at anovelchat @ gmail dot com! <3

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