Hey lovely podcast listeners!

So, we’re really changing things up with today’s podcast episode and doing something totally different with today’s episode. Both Willa and I (Aneeqah) absolutely adored Sarah J. Maas’s latest book, A Court of Mist and Fury. However, Emily, who is not really a fantasy fan, hasn’t read it and probably won’t ever read it in the foreseeable future. Because we just had to fangirl some more about this book, we decided to bring you a more off-the-cuff, more fangirly special episode in which we just talk about the gloriousness that is ACOMAF.

We divided this episode into two parts: the non-spoilery and the spoilery. The first part is the non-spoilery talk, where we discuss our general thoughts about the book, how much we adore Sarah J. Maas’s gorgeous writing, and the expansion of the series, among other things. We then announce the beginning of the section with spoilers, so those of you that haven’t read ACMOAF (which we highly suggest you do) can turn us off. For the rest, stay tuned for a ridiculously animated, enthusiastic, and hilarious discussion all some of the gorgeous nuances of this book and of course, talk about some of the awesome ships in this book.

It’s definitely a different type of episode for us, so be sure to let us know what you think! We’ll be back to normal next week with a new book of the month, and Emily rejoining us as well.

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 

As always, feel free to contact us on Twitter @ANovelChat or talk to us via email on anovelchat@gmail.com. We always want to hear your thoughts!

We can’t believe over here at A Novel Chat that we’ve already hit episode 20 (?!) already. If you’ve stuck around with us this long, thank you! We love you deeply. If you’re just getting started with us, well, this episode is a great one to jump onto the ANC bandwagon with.

We’re continuing our discussed of the lovely The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry by talking about books that are tough to get through. This has varied for each one of us, and we talk about what exactly makes a novel hard to get through. We spend a bit discussing pacing in novels and how that can affect our enjoyment of a novel (hint: Aneeqah is all about that plot, while Willa and Emily are not). Really, it all comes down to engagement, among a few other things. After that, we dive straight into talking about some of our favorite books that started off as really tough to read in the beginning for whatever, but were totally worth getting through the rough beginning. Contemporary, fantasy, historical, we’ve got it all in this episode- so make sure you ready up those TBRs. (Also, Emily proposes we do a roast, Willa wants to roast me, and I threaten to cut everything out from the end of the podcast. Stay tuned till the end to hear things get a bit… intense at the end.) We hope you love this episode as much as we do!

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, feel free to contact us on Twitter @ANovelChat or talk to us via email on anovelchat@gmail.com. We always want to hear your thoughts!

Hello hello, and welcome back to another episode of A Novel Chat!

If you’re going to listen to just one episode of A Novel Chat, listen to this one.

I’m not even going to lie: this might be one of my most favorite episodes of A Novel Chat. Like ever. It’s got it all. We go super in-depth and personal about a topic most people aren’t really talking about in the YA world: religious diversity in novels. From discussions about how we perceive different religions and how important we think talking about this subject is, we go through it all in this episode. I get pretty dang fiery in this one too, which is always fun. 😉 We talk about the importance (or lack of belief!) of religion in our lives, and then move on to talk about the importance of empathy in building better relationships between people of different faiths. Then we move on to an incredibly diverse list of recommendations- even with some fantasy thrown in there. This episode has one of the best combinations of seriousness, depth, passion, humor and our lovely slightly-off-topic ramblings that has made it to the top of my personal favorite lists.

We hope it’ll top yours too.

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, feel free to contact us on Twitter @ANovelChat or talk to us via email on anovelchat@gmail.com. We always want to hear your thoughts!

Happy Monday everyone! If you are located in the lovely country of Canada (I’m jealous), I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. If you’re in the United States, happy 4th of July (#Murica)! For the rest of you all, I hope you all had fabulous weekends.

Regardless of where you live, you are sure to love our latest episode of A Novel Chat! We’re talking about a new book, The Passion of Dolssa by the lovely Julie Berry. It’s quieter release, with not a ton of buzz, which is why we decided to talk about quieter books and the awesome #QuietYA hashtag. We kicked off our discussion talking about our thoughts on reading quieter books. It’s interesting because although we all read a variety of books, and I myself gravitate towards newer releases, we all agree that it’s important that we as book bloggers and book advocates spread the word about books that aren’t incredibly mainstream. It’s a particularly interesting discussion, as we talk about why some books may be bigger, why Willa reads debut authors, among other things. We then dive into the discussion on books! Once again, there’s a good mix of pretty much all genres, and this crazy Inception-esque book Willa throws in at the end, so make sure you add the books to your TBR with the list below.

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!

For our last episode of the month, we’re switching things up on the podcast and doing something not directly related to our book of the month. Instead, we’re talking about a topic super relevant to us right now: summer books! We start the discussion by discussing just what we classify as summer book (spoiler alert: Willa’s definition is pretty different from ours!). But mainly, we focus on lighter and super engaging reads for the sake of this show! We then dive into some awesome recs to help fill your beach bag or keep you company on a lazy, hazy summer day. We cover a wide array of genres, so regardless of if you’re a seasonal or mood reader, you’ll be sure to find the perfect new read. (Also, we totally talk about Jellicoe Road- so if you’re curious about what I thought about Willa’s beloved book, stay tuned!).

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!

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