Book Review: Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer

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.

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Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Floss the Fangirl’s review of I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer

Book Review: Dresses of Red and Gold (The Melling Sisters #2) by Robin Klein

In this episode, Diem is joined by Jen as she reviews the ‘Dresses of Red and Gold’, the second book in the Melling Sisters trilogy by Robin Klein. 9781925498332.jpg

Thank you Text Publishing for sending Bookish Friends a copy of ‘All in the Blue Unclouded Weather’ to review.

Show notes

Dresses of Red and Gold by Robin Klein

All in the Unclouded Weather by Robin Klein

The Sound of Music (1965 film)

TRANSCRIPT (IN PARTS) WILL BE UPLOADED SOON

Book Review: All in the Blue Unclouded Weather (The Melling Sisters #1) by Robin Klein

9781925498325-1In this episode, Diem is joined by Jen as she reviews the first book in the Melling Sisters trilogy by Robin Klein.

Thank you Text Publishing for sending Bookish Friends a copy of ‘All in the Blue Unclouded Weather’ to review.

Show Notes

All in the Blue Unclouded Sky by Robin Klein

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind (1939 film)

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

TRANSCRIPT (IN PARTS) WILL BE UPLOADED SOON

Mini Book Review: IDA by Alison Evans

9781760404383In 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. 

Show notes

IDA by Alison Evans

Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

One Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Hello dear listeners!

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.

Love you all,
Diem

‘Bookish Friends’ Giveaway

Recap: PTA Showcase 2017

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.

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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

Everything, Everything (film)

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

A Shadow’s Breath by Nicole Hayes

Book Discussion: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

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.

*Spoilers ahead!*

If you have not read ‘Skylarking’, you should listen to our mini review episode first and return to this at a later time. Enjoy!

Show notes

Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Readings blog: ‘Emily Bitto interviews Kate Mildenhall’

Book Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

 

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In this episode, Jen and Diem review Jennifer Niven’s ‘Holding Up the Universe’ by sharing their thoughts on the book’s highlights and lowlights.

Thank you Penguin for this e-ARC via NetGalley.

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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven