In this episode, Lauren and Diem talk about all the ways they love Gabrielle Tozer’s latest YA novel. In ‘Remind Me How This Ends’, there’s a road trip, a boy-meet-girl (again!) romance and grief so palpable it’ll make you want to fall on the ground and weep.
In this episode, Diem is joined by Sarah as she reviews ‘IDA’ by Alison Evans. Diem gets a bit ranty and angry but still thinks readers should check out the book for its representation of gender and queerness.
Diem received a copy of IDA from Echo Publishing via NetGalley.
IDA by Alison Evans
Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
In a month, it will be the one year anniversary of this podcast! I have had so much fun reading books, chatting about these books and making new BOOKISH FRIENDS.
My heart swelled whenever the podcast was given a shoutout. My highlights include Adele Walsh giving us a whole slide at the Centre for Youth Literature’s YA Showcase, this Readings blog post (!!! Still not over it) and this Bookthingo podcast episode. Not to mention the tweets and retweets! It means so much.
Here is a giveaway as a way of saying thank you. Thank you for following Bookish Friends on Twitter, for subscribing the podcast on iTunes, for listening to the podcast and also engaging with us online.
In this episode, Lauren recaps the Melbourne Penguin Teen Australia showcase. Diem missed out on tickets and is still super jealous about missing out on cake, goodies as well as information on all the upcoming releases.
Valentine by Jodi McAlister
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Mr Romanov’s Garden in the Sky by Robert Newton
Wreck by Fleur Ferris
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson
Cradle and All by James Patterson
The Build Up Season by Megan Jacobsen
The Change of Heart by Darren Groth
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
A Semi-Definite List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
In this episode, Sarah and Diem dive deep into Kate Mildenhall’s ‘Skylarking’. We share our thoughts on what it would be like to be female and living in 1880s Australia, the mystery surrounding McPhail and his role in the novel. We also touch on Kate and Harriet’s relationship.
If you have not read ‘Skylarking’, you should listen to our mini review episode first and return to this at a later time. Enjoy!