Concerned things were getting too heavy, Brooke and Kel decided to spend today talking about one of their favourite topics: Books! What they’re reading, the books they love, and the ones they don’t.
Brooke and Kelly have discovered that one of the pitfalls of having existential, navel-gazey conversations every week is the very real risk of appearing overly earnest. So while these weekly chats are definitely a highlight, in today’s episode the girls talk about something they both love dearly – books!
Not only do they discuss what genres they enjoy reading and which they avoid, but also the where and how of reading too. Brooke is now a strictly physical book in the hand type reader, while Kel is happy with her iPad with the occasional real book.
Brooke also talks about her complete lack of self-help reading these days (is self-help book burnout a thing? It should be) and Kel pleads with Patrick Rothfuss to JUST. RELEASE. HIS. NEXT. BOOK.
Kelly and Brooke share a love of dystopian fiction, and fangirl over Hugh Howey and his Wool trilogy for a while, before leaving with a list of comfort reads that they both routinely come back to. Some of those are pretty surprising, and most not the slightest bit comfortable on first glance.
Needless to say, this episode is fun and loose and more than a little enlightening.
- We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
- The Wool Trilogy by Hugh Howey
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington
- The Walking Dead
- The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
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