• We Start Reading: 'The Dark Portal' by Robin Jarvis #85

    This week we review ‘After Sappho’ by Selby Wynn Schwartz! We have finished our 16th Book Club book. Thanks for reading along with us. Let us know your final verdict. We then let you know what our 17th Book Club book will be – ‘The Dark Portal’ by Robin Jarvis (6.15). We will be reading up to chapter 4 by next week. Make sure to grab yourself a copy from your local library or bookshop.

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘Ask No Questions’ by Claire Allan (13.37)

    ·        ‘The Last Murder at the End of the World’ by Stuart Turton (14.51)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns. 

    S17E1 - 18m - May 20, 2024
  • Is this Book Getting Good? #84

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 16th book being ‘After Sappho’ by Selby Wynn Schwartz. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘Ask No Questions’ by Claire Allan (9.13)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon(12.22)

    ·        ‘The Last Murder at the End of the World’ by Stuart Turton (15.32)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘After Sappho’. Join us by reading to the end of the book before our next podcast :D. 

    S16E8 - 21m - May 13, 2024
  • Who Was Natalie Barney? #83

     Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 16th book being ‘After Sappho’ by Selby Wynn Schwartz. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘The Dinner Guest’ by B.P Walter (11.55)

    ·        ‘Ask No Questions’ by Claire Allan (13.30)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon(15.19)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘After Sappho’. Join us by reading up to Chapter 17 before our next podcast :D. 

    S18E4 - 24m - May 6, 2024
  • The Three Body Problem #82

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 16th book being ‘After Sappho’ by Selby Wynn Schwartz. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘The Dinner Guest’ by B.P Walter (9.52)

    ·        ‘The Three-Body Problem’ by Liu Cixin and translated by Ken Liu (13.13)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon(16.16)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘After Sappho’. Join us by reading up to Chapter 13 before our next podcast :D. 

    S16E2 - 20m - Apr 29, 2024
  • Thoughts on Verity #81

     Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 16th book being ‘After Sappho’ by Selby Wynn Schwartz. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘Verity’ By Colleen Hoover (10.23)

    ·        ‘The Dinner Guest’ by B.P Walter (12.55)

    ·        ‘The Three-Body Problem’ by Liu Cixin and translated by Ken Liu (14.03)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon (17.30)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘After Sappho’. Join us by reading up to Chapter 9 before our next podcast :D. 

    S16E2 - 21m - Apr 22, 2024
  • We Start Reading: 'After Sappho' by Selby Wynn Schwartz #80

    This week we review ‘The Hiding Place’ by Amanda Mason! We have finished our 15th Book Club book. Thanks for reading along with us. Let us know your final verdict. We then let you know what our 16th Book Club book will be – ‘After Sappho’ by Selby Wynn Schwartz (4.38). We will be reading up to chapter 5 by next week. Make sure to grab yourself a copy from your local library or bookshop.

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘None of this is True’ by Lisa Jewell (12.05)

    ·        ‘Verity’ By Colleen Hoover (12.45)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon(16.15)

    ·        ‘The Three-Body Problem’ by Liu Cixin and translated by Ken Liu (17.19)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘After Sappho’. Join us by reading up to Chapter 5 before our next podcast :D. 

    S16E1 - 22m - Apr 15, 2024
  • It's Getting Ghosty #79

     Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 15th book being, ‘The Hiding Place’ by Amanda Mason. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘None of this is True’ by Lisa Jewell (6.05)

    ·        ‘Wolf of the Plains’ by Conn Iggulden (10.04)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon (12.17)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘The Hiding Place’. Join us by reading to the end of the book before our next podcast :D. 

    S15E5 - 21m - Apr 8, 2024
  • Knock, knock #78

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 15th book being, ‘The Hiding Place’ by Amanda Mason. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘None of this is True’ by Lisa Jewell (8.51)

    ·        ‘Boulder’ by Eva Baltasar and translated by Julia Sanches (13.13)

    ·        ‘A Day of Fallen Night’ Samantha Shannon (15.36)

    We rate all our books: Return,Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘The Hiding Place’. Join us by reading to the end of Chapter 18 before our next podcast :D. 

    S15E4 - 21m - Apr 1, 2024
  • Person or Pasta? #77

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 15th book being, ‘The Hiding Place’ by Amanda Mason. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘May We Be Forgiven’ by A.M. Homes (9.40)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘The Hiding Place’. Join us by reading to the end of Chapter 15 before our next podcast :D. 

    S15E3 - 23m - Mar 25, 2024
  • Beware Nosy Neighbours #76

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our 15th book being, ‘The Hiding Place’ by Amanda Mason. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘May We Be Forgiven’ by A.M. Homes (9.31)

    ·        ‘The Wolf of the Plains’ by Conn Iggulden (12.36)

    ·        ‘Boulder’ by Eva Baltasar and translated by Julia Sanches (13.50)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Lets hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘The Hiding Place’. Join us by reading to the end of Chapter 10 before our next podcast :D. 

    S15E2 - 18m - Mar 18, 2024
  • We Start Reading: 'The Hiding Place' by Amanda Mason #75

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books. 

    This week we review ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Lauren Black! We have finished our 14th Book Club book. Thanks for reading along with us. Let us know your final verdict. We then let you know what our 15th Book Club book will be – ‘The Hiding Place’ by Amanda Mason (4.10). We will be reading up to page 67, chapter 6, by next week. Make sure to grab yourself a copy from your local library or book shop.

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘May We Be Forgiven’ by A.M. Homes (12.55)

    ·        ‘The Queen of Posions’ by Robert Thorogood (15.42)

    ·        ‘So Late in the Day’ by Claire Keegan (17.00)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content.

    S15E1 - 21m - Mar 11, 2024
  • This Book is Bonkers #74

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde(10.20)

    ·        ‘Wolf of the Plains’ by Conn Iggulden (11.30)

    ·        ‘The Queen of Posions’ by Robert Thorogood (12.27)

    ·        ‘May We Be Forgiven’ by A.M. Homes (14.12)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to the end of the book before our next podcast :D. 

    S14E7 - 21m - Mar 4, 2024
  • Are Love Stories Believable? #73

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘California Schemin’ by Gavin Bain (10.02)

    ·        ‘Welcome to the Hyum-Dong Bookshop’ by Hwang Bo-reum/ translated by Shanna Tan (12.21)

    ·        ‘May We Be Forgiven’ by A.M. Homes (13.43)

    ·        ‘Wolf of the Plains’ by Conn Iggulden (19.45)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew, or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to Chapter 42 before our next podcast :D. 

    S14E6 - 24m - Feb 26, 2024
  • The Weather Girls #72

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘California Schemin’ by Gavin Bain (3.56)

    ·        ‘Welcome to the Hyum-Dong Bookshop’ by Hwang Bo-reum/ translated by Shanna Tan (5.59)

    ·        ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (6.28)

    ·        ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde (9.23)

    Before we sign off, Claire shares one of the historical stories she’s been researching this week. This time we are going back to 70’s Whitby. It’s a corker!

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to Chapter 35 before our next podcast :D. 

    S14E5 - 19m - Feb 19, 2024
  • The Yellow Wallpaper #71

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘California Schemin’ by Gavin Bain (7.38)

    ·        ‘Welcome to the Hyum-Dong Bookshop’ by Hwang Bo-reum/ translated by Shanna Tan (12.05)

    ·        ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (14.38)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew, or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to Chapter 28 before our next podcast :D. 

    S14E4 - 19m - Feb 12, 2024
  • Cosy Reading #70

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘The Sum of Our Days’ by Isabel Allende (8.29)

    ·        ‘California Schemin’ by Gavin Bain (9.20)

    ·        ‘Welcome to the Hyum-Dong Bookshop’ by Hwang Bo-reum/ translated by Shanna Tan (12.19)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew, or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to Chapter 21 before our next podcast :D

    S14E3 - 18m - Feb 5, 2024
  • Why Has Noone Been Eaten by a Bear? #69

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘The Sum of Our Days’ by Isabel Allende (9.45)

    ·        ‘He Who Drowned the World’ by Shelley Parker-Chan (13.11)

    ·        ‘Welcome to the Hyunam-Dong Bookshop’ by Hwang Bo-reum/ translated by Shanna Tan (16.31)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to Chapter 14 before our next podcast :D. 

    S14E2 - 19m - Jan 29, 2024
  • We Start Reading: 'Lost Kingdom' by Laurel Black #68

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books.

    We decided to start our own book club with our fourteenth book being, ‘Lost Kingdom’ by Laurel Black. Each week we’ll be letting you know our thoughts on the book. We would love you to join in and get involved so pick this book up from your local library and read along with us!

    We then chat about what we’ve been reading and our book-related news! This week we discuss:

    ·        ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding (10.23)

    ·        ‘The Sum of our Days’ by Isabel Allende (11.52)

    ·        ‘He Who Drowned the World’ by Shelley Parker-Chan (13.25)

    We rate all our books: Return, Fine, Renew, or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. And let us know your thoughts on ‘Lost Kingdom’. Join us by reading to Chapter 7 before our next podcast :D. 

    S14E1 - 20m - Jan 22, 2024
  • Author Interview: Laurel Black #67

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books. 

    Our new January book club book will be 'Lost Kingdom' by Laurel Black. Before we get started we are interviewing Laurel and getting the scoop on her debut novel. Interview questions below:

    • What is 'Lost Kingdom' about? (2.44)
    • How did you come up with your characters? (3.35)
    • How did you build your world? (6.33)
    • How did you know 'Lost Kingdom' was the book you wanted to publish? (8.15)
    • Tell us about your publishing journey. (9.59)
    • Were you nervous about the fantasy market being saturated? (13.43)
    • Do you have any writing traditions? (15.41)
    • What advice would you give to those wanting to self-publish? (16.59)
    • What are you currently reading? (20.41)


    We hope you join us in reading 'Lost Kingdom' this January. Head over to Laurel's website for more information and pick up the book on Amazon.

    Head over to our Instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content and follow Laurel for 'Lost Kingdom' updates.

    22m - Jan 15, 2024
  • New Year, New Reviews #66

    Welcome to our Monday morning podcast! We are two friends keeping in touch through the power of books. 

    This week we fill you in on all the books we have finished in 2024. Can you believe we have finished 4 books in just 4 days!

    ·        ‘Fire Witness’ by Lars Kepler (1.19)

    ·        ‘Death of a Bookseller’ by Alice Slater (7.07)

    ·        ‘The Last Tale of the Flower Bride’ by Roshani Chokski (9.12)

    ·        ‘The Christmas Appeal’ by Janice Hallett (11.35)

    ·        ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding(14.26)

    We rate all our books: Return,Fine, Renew or Overdue. Let's hope we don’t get too many returns.

    Head over to our instagram @LoungingWithBooks for great booky content. Next week we will be interviewing Laurel Black and talking about her debut novel 'Lost Kingdom'. This will be our new Book Club book in January.

    For more information visit Laurel's website.

    19m - Jan 8, 2024
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