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NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney | Book Club Discussion

NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney | Book Club Discussion

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Hi readers, I’m Jess. And I’m Abbe. Thank you so much for joining our August book club when we read Normal People by Sally Rooney. So this book follows two friends, Marianne and Connell. They grow up in a small little town in Ireland and Marianne’s kind of the outcast Connell is way more popular, […]

CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert | Book Club Discussion

CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert | Book Club Discussion

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Hey readers, I’m Abbe. And I’m Jess. Thank you so much for reading along with us with our July book club pick. If you need a refresher we read City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert and boy did we love this book. We loved this book so much. I actually read it on the beach […]

Read It Forward Book Club | Feb 2019: KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler

Read It Forward Book Club | Feb 2019: KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler

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Hey readers, I’m Abbe and I’m Jess and we are so excited to bring you February’s book club pick. You guys voted and without further ado we are reading… Kindred by Octavia Butler. So Kindred centers on Dana, a young black woman living in California in 1976 While she’s celebrating her 26th birthday she’s abruptly […]

Book Club Discussion: GINGERBREAD by Helen Oyeyemi

Book Club Discussion: GINGERBREAD by Helen Oyeyemi

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Hey readers, I’m Abbe and I’m Jess and we are here talking about our April book club pick, GINGERBREAD by Helen Oyeyemi. You want to tell them a little bit about what it’s about? Yes! With no spoilers, this book centers on mother Harriet Lee and her daughter Perdita and Harriet wants nothing more than […]

EDUCATED by Tara Westover | Read It Forward Book Club

EDUCATED by Tara Westover | Read It Forward Book Club

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Hey readers, thank you so much for reading along with us in book club this month as you know we read Educated by Tara Westover and we absolutely loved it We really love this book. if you don’t know really what it’s about Tara Westover recounts her experiences growing up in a survivalist family in […]

Book Club Discussion: NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton

Book Club Discussion: NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton

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Hey readers, I’m Abbe and I’m Jess and we read Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton this month for our book club Yes, and it was so good we loved this book So Abbe do you want to just sum it up for everybody? Sure. So this book is a dual narrative. Part of […]

Book Club Discussion: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

Book Club Discussion: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

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Hey readers, I’m Abbe. – And I’m Jess – and welcome to our discussion of our March book club pick. We are talking about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens this month. It was so good we absolutely loved it. Ok I’m just gonna say right now there’s gonna be spoilers galore in this […]

Read It Forward Book Club Announcement: EDUCATED by Tara Westover

Read It Forward Book Club Announcement: EDUCATED by Tara Westover

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Hey readers, I’m Jess and I’m Abbe we’re here to announce our book club pick for June. We’re so excited that you voted for… Educated by Tara Westover This is an absolutely moving memoir about a young woman who grows up to survivalist parents in the wilderness of Idaho. She stews herbs with her mother, […]

How to Find Books That are Actually Worth Your Time

How to Find Books That are Actually Worth Your Time

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Here’s an interesting question. Given all the books out there, how do you know what to read? Or to rephrase that, how do you avoid the bad or mediocre books that just waste your time? Well that is what we are going to try to answer in this video, though I think we need a […]

How I Rediscovered Books (In the Digital Age)

How I Rediscovered Books (In the Digital Age)

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Tell me if you can relate to this. You were an avid reader of fiction as a kid. The Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, Bobby Pendragon, Percy Jackson You ate them like ice cream, you drank them like water in summertime after running around at the park. You would spend hours in your bedroom, […]