Episode 11 - Crooked House (Part 1)

There's a mystery afoot...

Happy New Year, Misfits! We're stoked that 2017 is over...but we're even more excited about this month's pick! We're reading our first mystery—Agatha Christie's Crooked House! And don't worry, this episode is spoiler-free, so you don't have to worry about us giving away the ending.

We get back into the groove of podcasting with our bookish resolutions and book news, and then we introduce you to Queen Agatha herself. Did you know that she's the best-selling novelist of all time?! She's pretty much the best. We'll tell you everything you need to know before you dig into Crooked House.

Oh! And stick around until the end because we have another giveaway announcement just for you! (We're basically the Oprah of book club podcasts, not to be confused with being the Oprah of book clubs. That's...well, that's Oprah.)

Episode Shout-Outs! @theunreadshelf (Instagram) @katereadsbooks_ (Instagram) @Calsbooks (Instagram) @799books (Twitter) @theyearofagatha (Instagram)

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Episode 10 - Turtles All the Way Down (Part 2)

It's a metaphor.

Happy Holidays, Misfits! We're here with a special gift for you—a brand spankin' new episode! We're digging into Turtles All the Way Down by John Green...you know, that book that's totally not popular right now AT ALL. We think you're going to love this episode whether you've started TATWD or not, but be forewarned: there are spoilers ahead!

So here's how it all goes down: we start with part two of our First Annual Holiday Gift Guide [7:15] before giving you our general thoughts on the book [13:15]. We talk about Daisy and Aza's friendship [20:00] before asking each other WTF is up with all hush money [24:30]! Then we move onto the real point of this book—Aza's struggle with anxiety and OCD [31:45]. That's when things get real, you guys. While we don't get too specific, we do want to put a trigger warning on this part.

On a serious note: if you're struggling with mental health issues, you are not alone. There are many free services that can help [48:45]. Your now is not your forever.

Finally, we wrap things up with a fun discussion of Star Wars [40:00] before announcing January's book pick [54:00] and our upcoming special guests. Oh! And there will be more freebies in your future...so be sure to stick around until the very end!

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Episode 9 - Turtles All The Way Down (Part 1)

What happens when you can't control your own thoughts?

I don't know if you feel the same way we do, but we can't wait for 2017 to be over. But that doesn't mean we can't wrap things up with a great read! That's why we picked John Green's Turtles All the Way Down for December!

I mean, honestly. How do you not choose the new John Green book? And if you're anything like us, you're super excited to dig in.

First, join us for our awkward Thanksgiving stories [3:45] and our First Annual Holiday Gift Giving Guide! What do you get for that tough person on your holiday list? Don't worry—we've got you covered [7:45]. (Some of these book recommendations are a little passive-aggressive. But hey...why give a gift if you can't send a message, right?)

Then we're off to the spoiler-free races. We give you the skinny on John Green [13:00] and Turtles All the Way Down [19:45] and tackle some hard questions along the way. Should the author's life matter when we're trying to figure out the meaning of a book [23:00]? Why is it important to see good representations of mental illness in literature [26:00]? But don't worry—there are plenty of laughs sprinkled in there, too.

And make sure you stick around until the end...we have a big surprise annoucement! (Hint: it involves free things.) You definitely don't want to miss it.

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Episode 8 - Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Part 2)

The best women are unruly ones.

Never fear! We've got a new episode of The Misfit Book Club to help you get through your Thanksgiving holiday. (But, like...don't listen to this one without headphones. Things get a little saucy right off the bat and stay that way. You know you like it.)

This is the discussion episode for Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen. We start off with two hilarious stories about Stranger Things and a Maria's really weird massage, then we get into book news [9:50]. We have an awesome Harry Potter tidbit for you gamers out there.

Then we get into the meat and potatoes. Be forewarned: there are spoilers past this point! (Can you spoil a non-fiction book? Unclear.) We offer some general thoughts [12:20] before jumping into our very favorite chapters [14:00]. We also tackle a really hard question: how do you talk to people who are antagonistic toward feminism about feminism? We offer our suggestions [45:40], but we'd love to hear yours, too.

And of course, we share your answers to our book club Instagram questions [38:50]!

Keep listening to the end so you don't miss the announcement of December's book pick! We think you're going to be really, really excited about this one.

So plug in those headphones, turn up the volume, and enjoy!

EPISODE SHOUT-OUTS TO THESE AWESOME MISFITS.

  • @georginakaneauthor
  • @799Books
  • @lowelowexxoo
  • @wethreereaders
  • @bookcish
  • @littlered_reader
  • @hiltonjenkin
  • @katnundrum
  • @theunreadshelf
  • @paperstreetbooks
  • @VirginiaFoote

Go give 'em a follow on Instagram! You won't be sorry.

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Episode 7 - Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Part 1)

Feminism and celebrities and hysteria, oh my!

Guys, grab your "Nasty Woman" shirts and dig out that pussy hat...because this month's read is Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen!

We kick off this episode with some hot book news and a Jurassic Park wrap-up. Then we move on and give you the skinny on Anne Helen Petersen, the book, and what you can expect from a manifesto on unruly celebrity women. (We love Anne Helen, so we are super excited about this read. Prepare for some serious fangirling.)

We think this is going to be great read for everyone (including you, our fearless male Misfits)! And even if you haven't picked the book up yet, you're still gonna love this episode. It has a little of everything: ice cream metaphors, wandering uteri, Gwyneth Paltrow confusion, and some serious grad school truth. And, as always, the first episode on any book we read is spoiler-free!

EPISODE SHOUT-OUTS TO THESE AWESOME MISFITS.

  • @georgieandherbooks (Instagram)
  • @799Books (Twitter)
  • @ARHForester (Twitter)

Go give 'em a follow! You won't be sorry.

You got feedback for us? We wanna hear it! Here's where you can find us:

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P.S: Because of the book title, we decided to go ahead and put an "Explicit" tag on this episode. We got your back.

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Episode 6 - Jurassic Park (Part 2)

We don't endorse dinosaurs eating children

What's that rumbling sound in the distance? Don't worry...it's just our discussion episode for Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton! We dig into the book. (See what we did there?) We leave no stone unturned--we talk about everything from the characters, to the campiness, to the compeys. And don't worry--we talk about Jurassic Park the movie, too. Oh! And Maria has a pretty strong reaction to Jurassic World that you don't want to miss! Hold onto your butts and be prepared for spoilers!

Pro tip: all the dino talk starts around the 10:00 mark, right after we share the biggest book news of the week.

A huge, brachiosaurus-sized thanks to our vicious, adorable dinosaur roarers who made the ending of this episode the best ever: Ben, Caroline, and Emilie!

Episode Shout-Outs: Poppy (@talltalespoppynwosu) @799Books Georgie (@GeorgieAndOurBooks) @Phinnley @LiteraryEmpress Ileana (@whirligigworld) Georgina (@georginakaneauthor) Brittany (@Britts_artistry)

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Episode 5 - Jurassic Park (Part 1)

Dinosaur Eats Man, Woman Inherits the Earth

It was bound to happen sometime—the audio gremlins struck...and boy, did they strike hard! But we wanted to get this episode to you on time, so we fought through. Is it perfect? No. But neither was Jurassic park, and everyone lived (mostly).

But until then...welcome to Episode 5 of The Misfit Book Club! This month, we're reading Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. It's got thrills! Chills! Deadly dinosaurs! What more could you want?

In this episode, we give you all the spoiler-free background you need to start digging into the book. So don't worry if you haven't read it! And you definitely don't want to miss this episode: Pixie does lots of dinosaur impressions.

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Episode 4.5 - Bunker Books

Time to prepare for the apocalypse

Episode Notes

If you've been watching the news lately, you know that things seem...apocalyptic. Never fear! We're here with a BONUS EPISODE full of our favorite apocalyptic books! So put together your bug-out bag and get ready to doomsday prep with our favorite bunker books.

(This episode is a fun bit of talk therapy for us, and we think you'll love it, too.)

Also: don't forget that we're reading Jurassic Park for October! The intro episode drops on October 6th. It's guaranteed to contain plenty talk of Jeff Goldblum...we promise!

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Episode 4 - The Hate U Give (Part 2)

Getting real in Garden Heights.

It's finally here! Today, Pixie and Maria are discussing "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas. It's only the hottest book of the year...and we're gonna dig right in!

If you missed our background episode on the book and author, go ahead and give Episode 3 a listen before you start this one. That one is safe, but be warned: this episode contains major spoilers! (It also contains Pixie's hilarious moving story...you definitely don't want to miss it!) Oh, and we announce our October read. Hint: it's got Spielberg ties.

Anyway, we're really proud of this episode — we think it's our best one yet! But we couldn't have done it without all the wonderful Misfits who've been chatting with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads. You guys are great, and some of get some specific shout-outs in this ep! We love, love, LOVE chatting with such fun people.

And hey, the conversation always has room for one more! So if you've got future book suggestions, thoughts about "The Hate U Give," or feedback on the podcast, drop us a line. You can find us at all the places below:

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Episode 3 - The Hate U Give (Part 1)

Happy Labor Day weekend! Let's talk "The Hate U Give"

Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone! Pixie and Maria here, and we're super excited about our September book pick: "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas!

This book is on FIRE right now, and we are ready to kick it off. Not only do we discuss Angie Thomas and the history behind "The Hate U Give," we also explain the ins-and-outs of YA literature (and maaaaybe chat about Taylor Swift's new single, too).

As usual, our background episodes are spoiler-free, so don't worry if you haven't read the book yet!

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