Interview: Kate O’Donnell

Interview: Kate O’Donnell

In this episode, Diem chats to Kate O’Donnell about her debut novel Untidy Towns. They then talk about 90s YA, keeping diaries, the LoveOzYA community, reading YA, books about artists and readers, and the New Adult genre.

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The YA Room

Kate O’Donnell’s interview with Sarah from Written Word Worlds

Henrietta Dugdale

My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

The Mitfords

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

Secret Scribbled Notebooks by Joanne Horniman

Clara in Washington by Penny Tangey

Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey

Margaret Clarke

People Might Hear You by Robin Klein

The Babysitter’s Club

Margo Lanagan

Borrowed Light by Anna Fienberg

Nick Earls

My Place by Sally Morgan

Dear Swoosie by Kate Constable and Penni Russon

Jaclyn Moriarty

Looking for Alibrandi (2000 film)

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

John Steinbeck

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Because of You by Pip Harry

The Society of the Spectacle Book by Guy Debord

The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Dragon’s Green by Scarlet Thomas

PopCo by Scarlet Thomas

Our Tragic Universe by Scarlet Thomas

The End of Mr. Y by by Scarlet Thomas

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Towsend

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza

Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport by Anna Krien

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

elina MarchettaPaper Towns by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick

Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Man Bites Dog by Adam Ford

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Book Review: Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Book Review: Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

 

In this episode, Diem, Jennifer and Sandy (a friend of the podcast) review Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood.

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Show notes

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Interview: Pip Harry

Interview: Pip Harry

In this episode, Diem interview Pip Harry about her latest YA novel, Because of You. 

Show notes

Because of You by Pip Harrybecause of you

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Share the Dignity

Days for Girls

Head of the River by Pip Harry

I’ll Tell You Mine by Pip Harry

The Undercurrent by Paula Weston

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Hexenhaus by Nikki McWatters

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

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Book Discussion: No Limits by Ellie Marney

Book Discussion: No Limits by Ellie Marney

In this episode, Lauren and Diem talk all about Harris. They start off the discussion by chatting about the cover model of No Limits and then Liam Hemsworth. Gird your loins, there’s

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No Limits by Ellie Marney

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Book Review: No Limits by Ellie Marney

Book Review: No Limits by Ellie Marney

In this episode, Lauren and Diem review No Limits, which is one of their favourite reads of 2017. The review focuses Ellie Marney’s examination of drug use and domestic violence in small towns. Lauren and Diem both stumble over their words, more than once. Please forgive them! Ellie Marney tackled such important issues that prompted some serious discussion.

If you were looking for some cheery and fun chat about Harris and his goldenness, his beard, and his snake tattoo… listen to our discussion episode. That one will be chock full of spoilers, and squeeing.

Content warning: Drug addition and domestic violence.

Thank you Ellie Marney for sending us an e-ARC of No Limits to review.

 

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No Limits by Ellie Marney

‘Every’ series by Ellie Marney

The Inky Awards

Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Sinister Kid by The Black Keys

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Book Review: The Sky in Silver Lace (The Melling Sisters #3) by Robin Klein

Book Review: The Sky in Silver Lace (The Melling Sisters #3) by Robin Klein

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

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Thank you Text Publishing for sending Bookish Friends a copy of The Sky in Silver Lace to review.

Show notes

The Sky in Silver Lace by Robin Klein

Guide to the Classics: Alice Pung on Robin Klein’s The Sky in Silver Lace

Fiona Wood on Robin Klein’s Dresses of Red and Gold

Book Review: Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

Book Review: Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology

 

In this episode, Diem and Lauren share their thoughts the stories in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA anthology.

They also talk about Harris from Ellie Marney’s upcoming release, No Limits, and the logistics of dating him.

Fair warning, there’s quite a bit of squealing because that’s what we do when we get excited – we squeal. So we suggest you turn down the volume a notch. We don’t want to burst your ear drums!

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Laurinda by Alice Pung

Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer

The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer

Faking It by Gabrielle Tozer

Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty

Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty

‘Every’ series by Ellie Marney

No Limits by Ellie Marney