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This week, author Eva Silverfine visits and discusses her novel, How to Bury Your Dog. We chat about writing, Kate Bush, the environment and other great books including Appleseed by Matt Bell and All the Things We Don't Talk About by Amy Feltman.  Books Discussed:Greenwood by Michael ChristieAll the Things We Don’t Talk About  Amy FeltmanAppleseed by Matt BellThe Lost Apothocary by Sarah PennerProperties of Thirds by Mary Wiggins Other Books Discussed:The Last Kabbalist in Lisbon by Richard ZimlerThe Drowned World by J.G. BallardThe Lies I Tell by Julie ClarkRefuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts by Matt BellEnd of the World House by Adrienne CeltEnd of the World House Giveaway!Closes June 19th. To enter, visit my instagram page @jennifercalyeras, find the giveaway post, comment and tag friends for extra entries. Add to your stories for additional entries. U.S. Mailing addresses only. Learn more at Kindle Promotion for How To Bury your dog June 12 – June 18th for .99 Eva Silverfine contact information:WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter Support the show
Today, I'm broadcasting a guest episode I recorded over at the The Perks of Being a Book Lover Podcast with Amy and Carrie! Subscribe to The Perks of Being a Book Lover, wherever you catch your pods!Follow them on Facebook Follow them on InstagramVisit their websiteBooks Discussed:1- Charlotte's Web by E.B. White2- Tales of The City by Armistead Maupin3- Why Fish Don't Exist by LuLu Miller4- Macbeth by William Shakespeare5- Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr6- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry7- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid8- Once More We Saw Stars by Jason Green9- When We Were Vikings by David MacDonald10- The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix11- Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix12- The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix13- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa14- You by Caroline Kepnes15- Strays by Jennifer Caloyeras16- Unruly Creatures by Jennifer Caloyeras17- The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen18- A Hell of a Book by Jason Mott19- The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan20- Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever21- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidSupport the show
This week, author May Cobb visits and talks about her latest release, My Summer Darlings. We chat about writing in a pandemic and discuss some of our latest reads including Watch Out for Her by Samantha Bailey and Geiger by Gustav Gordeman. Listen to learn more about how to enter My Summer Darlings book giveaway.  Books Recommended:My Summer Darlings by May CobbThe Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth.Watch Out for Her by Samantha BaileyThe Verifiers by Jane PekMore Than You’ll Ever Know by Kaitie GuitierrezGeiger by Gustav Skordeman Other Books Discussed: Big Woods by May CobbThe Hunting Wives by May CobbThe House Across the Lake by Riley SagerThe Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner May Cobb on Social Media:Instagram May_Cobb Website: www.Maycobb.comTwitter: @maykcobbGiveaway Info: I'm giving away a copy of My Summer Darlings! All you have to do to enter is visit my Instagram Page , follow me and leave a comment. Share in your stories or tag friends in the comments for more entries. This giveaway is open to U.S. Mailing addresses only and will close on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022. I will notify a winner on Friday, June 3rd. Learn more at for Bookworm for hire: weekly summer reading list: Entertainment weekly’s summer list: honeybees documentary  Support the show
This week, I'm joined by fridge organization and meal prep and planning guru, Kristen Hong, author of Fridge Love. She shares great food storage tips as well as some of her favorite reads! Books Talked About:Fridge Love by Kristen HongEnd of the World House by Adrienne Celt Big Magic by Elizabeth GilbertLike a House on Fire by Lauren McBrayerThe Love you make by Peter Brown and Steven GainesThe Violin Conspiracy by Brendan SlocumbOther Books Mentioned:Dark Matter boy Blake CrouchI am Pilgrim by Terry HayesGeiger by Gustaf SkördemanPachinko by Min Jin Lee. Vera Kelly: Lost and Found by Rosalie KnechtWhere to find Kristen:@hellonutritarian InstaFB @hellonutritarianHellonutritarian.comThank you to this week's sponsor, Athletic Greens. To sign up and earn a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase, the show
This week, I discuss the International Booker Prize shortlist and recommend books including Defenestrate, Unlikely Animals and other great books! Books recommended:Defenestrate Renee BranumUnlikely Animals by Annie HartnettHello Molly! By Molly ShannonMemphis by Tara M. StringfellowLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusInternational Booker Shortlist Books:A New Name: Septology VI-VII by Jon Fosse, translated from Norwegian by Damion SearlsHeaven by Mieko Kawakami, translated from Japanese by Samuel Bett and David BoydElena Knows by Claudia Pineiro, translated from Spanish by Frances RiddleTomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, translated from Hindi by Daisy RockwellThe Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from Polish by Jennifer CroftOther Things Discussed:Come take a writing class with me! Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Novel Writing.  Click here for more info. Click here to learn more about Gelli plates. Email me at booksaremypeople@gmail.comSupport the show (
This week, I'm joined by author A. E. Copenhaver, author of My Days of Dark Green Euphoria. We discuss eco-anxiety, the ethics of literature and she recommends some great reads! Books Discussed: Dreamland by Venetia WelbyThe Candy House by Jennifer EganWhen Goddesses Wake by Marisa Silva-DunbarPortrait of a Thief by Grace D. LiKind by Gretchen Primack Other Books Discussed:Little Earthquakes, a graphic novel by Tori Amos et alA Ballet Of Lepers by Leonard CohenRabbit Cake by Annie HarnettUp next for us:The Firecracker Boys by Dan O’NeillUnlikely Animals by Annie HartnettA. E. Copenhaver's  social media linksInstagram: @copenhaveraeTwitter: @copenhaver_aeWebsite: www.aecopenhaver.comI'm teaching Strategies for Writing Scenes online through UCLA Extension - a three-hour workshop on May 7th from 10-1 PT.  $30More about Tori Amos Little Earthquake Graphic Novel contributorsLearn more about my other private writing workshopsSend me an email at booksaremypeople@gmail.comSupport the show
This week, I'm joined by artist and illustrator Sara Boccaccini Meadows. We discuss what a day in the life of an artist is like and talk about books!Books Discussed: Why We Sleep by Matthew WalkerDisorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou1984 by George OrwellRefuse to Be Done Matt BellMatilda by Roald Dahl Other Books Discussed:Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste by Eduardo Garcia. Illustrated by Sara Boccaccini MeadowsGrow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them by Riz Reyes, illustrated by Sara Boccaccini Meadows Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall KimmererMemphis by Tara M. StringfellowMy Days of Dark Green Euphoria by A.E. CopenhaverSara's social media linksInstagram: @boccaccinimeadows Facebook: BoccaccinimeadowsWebsite: www.boccaccinimeadows.comNational Book Critics Awards WinnersWatch the Trailer for Shining Girls Watch the Trailer for Conversations with FriendsSend me an email at booksaremypeople@gmail.comSupport the show
Today, we are so lucky to be visited by Marit Weisenberg, author of the recently published, This Golden State. We discuss genetic testing and some of our favorite recent reads. Books. Discussed: This Golden State by Marit WeisenbergThe Nineties by Chuck KlostermanThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova BaileyThe Replacement Wife by Darby KaneThe Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez QuadeHooked by Sutton FosterOther Books Discussed:The Flatshare – Beth O’LearyPachinko by Min Jin LeeGeorge by Alex GinoInheritance by Dani Shapiro In the Wild Light, Jeff ZentnerOlypmus Texas by Stacey SwannA Portrait of  a Thief by Grace D. LiFollow Marit Weisenberg on Instagram @Marit WeisenbergLink to my Scene Writing Workshop at UCLA Extension Writers' Program May 7th. Let’s Get back to the Party Giveaway link – open until March 15th Action Kit to help. fight Banned Books ALA list of most frequently Banne Books This episode is sponsored by Euvoia WellnessUse promo code: WELLNESS for 15% off checkout at to Previous episode with Marit #38    Support the show
This week, I recommend Mercy Street by Jennifer Haigh and Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh as well as other great books! I also announce my next guest author and host a book giveaway for Let's Get Back to the Party. Books Recommended:This Golden State – Marit WeisenbergLet’s Get Back to the Party by Zak SalihMercy Street – Jennifer HaighQuiet in her Bones – Nalini SinghEssays Two - Lydia DavisFridge Love – Kristen Hong Up next for me:Farenheit 451 by Ray BradburyFind me on TikTok @jennifercaloyerasInstagram @jennifercaloyerasBook Giveaway: Go to my Instagram account and find the Let's Get Back to the Party Book Giveaway post. Comment and tag friends and post in your stories by 3/15/22 to enter. US Mailing addresses only. Link to my May UCLA One-Day Writing Course on SceneSupport the show (
This week, author Sarah Blake visits to talk about her latest novel, Clean Air! We also recommend books, books and more books including When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O'Neill and Hard Child by Natalie Shapero.  Books Recommended:A Lesser Love by E. J. KohWhen We Lost Our Heads by Heather O’NeillThe Naomi Letters by  Rachel MenniesBlack Cake by Charmaine WilkersonHard Child by Natalie ShaperoAgatha Christie and the Eleven  Missing Days by Jarod KaidThe Mystery of Mrs. Christie  by Marie Benedict.  Other Books Mentioned:The Lost Daughter by Elena FerranteThe Queen’s Gambit by Walter TevisNaamah by Sarah BlakeMr. West by  Sarah BlakeLet’s Not Live on Earth by Sarah BlakeTrashlands by Alison SteinVladamir by Julia May JonasFind Sarah on Social Media:Twitter: @BlakeSarahInstagram: @sarahblakeauthorSarahblakeauthor.comSave $20 on an Arkive Box by using the code BAMP. Good through the end of February. This episode is sponsored by Pair Support the show
This week, I'm joined by librarian and J3  children's literacy program director, Valerie Jauregui of the J3 Foundation. We discuss some of our favorite recent reads including The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson and The Upstairs House by Julia Fine.Click links below to be taken to my shop!  Books Discussed:How to Write one Song by Jeff TweedyThe New Girl by Jesse Q. SutantoThe Upstairs House by Julia FineThe Violence by Delilah S. DawsonFinding Inner Courage Mark NepoWhat We're Reading Next:Clean Air by Sarah BlakeFlamer by Mike CuratoOther Books Discussed:PachinkoFleishman is in troubleConversations with FriendsPercy Jackson and the Olympians Saint XChildren of Blood and BoneThe PlotBad FeministFind Valerie on Instagram and Twitter @valerie_library Find our more about the J3 Foundation:@j3foundationlaJ3 FoundationThis episode is sponsored by Pair  Email me at booksaremypeople@gmail.comSupport the show
This week, I'm joined by Carrie and Amy from the podcast, The Perks of Being a Podcast Lover and we discuss some of our favorite recent reads, crochet and sweating in closets. Books Discussed:The Murmur of Bees by Sofia SegoviaAll the Frequent Troubles of our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler by Rebecca DonnerPerestroika in Paris by Jane SmileyWave by Sonali Deraniyagala Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier What We're Reading Next:When We Lost Our Heads by Heather oneillThe Rot by Siri PetersonThe Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carrey Insta: @PerksofbeingabookloverpodWebsite www.perksofbeingabooklover.comFacebook: perks of being a book lover page Email me at booksaremypeople@gmail.comThis episode is sponsored by the show
This week, I look at Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson, Reckless Girls. by Rachel Hawkins and other great books out now! Books Discussed:Mouth to Mouth by Antoine WilsonOlga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl GonzalezThe School for Good Mothers: A Novel by Jessamine ChanThe Maid by Nita ProseReckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins Other BooksThe Ex Hex Erin SterlingEmail me at booksaremypeople@gmail.comThis episode is sponsored by the show (
This week, I go back in time to my favorite books in 2016 as well as recommend my favorite reads form 2021. Get your to read list ready! I'm slinging a ton of titles your way!   Books Recommended: The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan Homegoing by Ya GyassiDark Matter by Blake CrouchThe Red Parts: An Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrThe Sentence by Lousie Erdrich.    Wayward by Dana Spiotta Hell of a Book by Jason MottNo One is Talking About This by Patricia LockwoodKlara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro March Other Books Mentioned:Transcendent Kingdom by Ya GyassiThe Argonauts by Maggie NelsonBluettes by Maggie NelsonJane: A Muder. By Maggie NelsonBorn a Crime by Trevor NoahBeartown by Fredrick Backmanthe Underground Railroad by Colsoin Whitehead’sThe Rib King by Ladee Hubbard (talked about on episode #41)Detransition baby by Torrey Peters With Teeth by Kristen Arnett(talked about on episode #51)The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (talked about on episode #46)The Mysteries by Marissa Silver (talked out on episode #49Razorblade tears by SA Cosby Rabbits by Terry MilesOther things discussed:Freedom ReadsThis episode is sponsored by Give me the gift of a review wherever you listen to this podcast! I so appreciate it!Find me on Instagram @jennifercaloyerasemail me at Booksaremypeople@gmail.comSupport the show
This week, author and actor, Dinah Manoff is here to discuss her novel, The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold and recommend some of her favorite reads!Books discussed:Lawn Boy by Jonathan EvisonWayward by Dana SpiottaOne Simple Thing by Warren ReadMy Sweet Girl by Amanda Jayatissa Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen Next up for us:Mouth to Mouth by Antoine WilsonMatrix by Lauren Groff Link to Bright Burning Stars Giveaway. Open until December 13th. Purchase. The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold:on bookshop.orgon Amazonon www.dinahmanoff.orgStar Alley PressOrder stamps at and enter code POD for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale. Sign up for my newsletter here.Like me on my Books are my People Page on Facebook! Support the show
This week, bookstagrammer Jessica Laguna from The Towering TBR visits and recommends some great reads! We discuss The Brittanys by Brittany Ackerman, The Mad Women's Ball by Victoria Mas and other great books! Books discussed The Brittanys by Brittany AckermanThe Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria MasTo Break a Covenant by Alison AmesChouette by  Claire OshetskyCackle by Rachel Harrison Other books discussedDial A for Aunties Next up for us:Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry Find Jessica on Instagram @The_Towering_TBR instagrm Link to Bright Burning Stars Giveaway. Open until December 13th. Come say hello to me at artist, Missy Dunaway's Book signing at Diesel Books, Brentwood on Sunday, December 5th at 3 pm.I'll be handing out Books Are My People stickers! Sign up for my newsletter here.Like me on my Books are my People Page on Facebook! Support the show (
On episode 63 of Books Are My People, I talk about Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg, The Teller of Secrets by Bise Adjapon and other great books! Book Recommendations: (Click book titles to be taken to my page.) What Just Happened by Charles FinchLean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara HvebergThe Guide by Peter HellerThe Teller of Secrets by Bise AdjaponAll Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. MorrisOther Things Discussed:Sign up for my novel writing course here! Link to Station Eleven trailerWhat Just Happened Giveaway: Follow me and leave a comment on my instagram post @jennifercaloyeras by November 25th.  I will DM a winner by November 26th. Open to US mailing addresses only. Tag a reader friend for extra entries. Support the show (
On this episode I talk about Win Me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu, New York My Village by Uwem Akpan and other great books!  Books Discussed:Win me Something by Kyle Lucia WuThe Cabinet by Un-Su KimCarry the Dog by Stephanie GangiThe Turnout by Megan AbbottNew York, My Village by Uwem AkpanReading next: Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg  Saint Heron Community LIbrarySupport the show (
This week, on episode 61, author Darrin Doyle and I discuss his latest  novel, The Beast in Aisle 34 and other great books including, The Auctioneer by Joan Sampson and An Elderly Lady Can Do No Wrong by Ellen Tursdon.Click any book below to be taken to my bookstore! Books Discussed:The Final Girl Support Group by Grady HendrixThe Auctioneer by Joan SamsonNightbitch by Rachel YoderTales the Devil Told me by Jen FawkesAn Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed  by Ellen TursdonOther Books Discussed:Washington Black Esi EdugyanAn Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Ellen TursdonThe Southern Lady’s Book club guide to slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix What we're reading next: The Rumphulus by  Joseph PetersonI Love you but I’ve chosen Darkness  Calire Vaye Watkins Where to find Darrin on Social MediaTwitter @ DoyleDarrinInstagram  @DarrinDoyle WriterDarrin Doyle's Facebook Author PageWebsite BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Edge of the Haight by Katherine SeligmanEnter to win a copy of The Edge of the Haight! Simply cluck here to  go to my post on instagram, follow me and leave a comment on the post to enter. Each additional tag earns you one extra entry. You can post in your story for an additional entry. Giveaway open to US mailing addresses only and closes on. October 25th, 2021. Support the show (
This week on Books Are My People I recommend some new books including A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris , The Neighbor's Secret by L. Alison Heller and other great books! Click on the links below to be taken to my shop. A Carnival of Snackery by David SedarisBrood by Jackie PolzinRock Paper Scissors by Alice FeeneyPerformance Art, stories by David KranesThe Neighbor’s Secret by L. Alison Heller Others Books Discussed:  Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony DoerrAll The Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrHolidays on Ice, David Sedaris Next : What Just Happened: notes on a long year by Charles FinchInstagram @JennifercaloyerasLink to National Book Award NomineesSupport the show (
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