• Same Girls, New Name (We’re Back!)

    Emily and Paige are back and they missed you all so very much. Addressing the elephant in the room, the podcast has been rebranded to cover a small range of topics, not just books (but don’t worry, these bookworms will still bring you plenty of reading content). During this episode, the gals get into the podcast plan moving forward, the big news in their little lives, and of course, their latest reads (good and bad). Listen along to catch up with the besties!

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    36m - Jun 18, 2024
  • Ep.32 Our Favorite Spooky Season Movies!

    Hey everyone! Welcome to The Literary Lounge. Today we are switching it up, putting the books down, and talking about our top 5 favorite spooky szn movies! We are joined by our husbands, David and Nick, for this episode today. Update your must watch spooky season movie list with some of our recommendations! Also, this will be our last episode of 2023. Thank you all for a great season 1 and we will see you in 2024!

    46m - Oct 25, 2023
  • Ep. 31 Tender is the Flesh

    In todays episode we dive into the dystopian world of Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica. We will discuss the main themes and some controversial topics that may make you queasy at times, just like this novel did for us. But beware, spoilers ahead! Spooky Season is here!!

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    1h 21m - Oct 11, 2023
  • Book Talk: Horror and Mystery and Thrillers, oh my!

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge”! Today, we are joined by one of our book club besties, Ashley, for a spooky season book talk. We will be discussing horror and mystery and thrillers, oh my! FYI this entire episode is spoiler free. Grab your favorite Oktoberfest beer and get ready to fill your TBR!

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

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    1h 24m - Oct 4, 2023
  • Ep. 29 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty.

    In this episode, we discuss some of the bizarre and eye opening stories the author shares about her experiences working in a crematory. We share the interesting facts we learned in this book, the author’s dry sense of humor, and what we consider a “good death”.

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

    Trigger Warning: discussion of death

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    46m - Sep 27, 2023
  • Ep. 28 Hidden Pictures

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak.

    Every babysitter’s worst nightmare, the main character Mallory Quinn watches a little boy who has an imaginary friend. The little boy begins to draw disturbing images of a woman getting dragged through the woods. As Mallory’s concerns begin to unravel, and her own personal demons begin to surface, this book keeps readers on the edge of their seats. One of our favorite horror books, we discuss all the skin crawling, mysterious moments of this story. 


    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

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    58m - Sep 20, 2023
  • GIVEAWAY: WIN A COPY OF FOURTH WING

    Hey everyone! We want to thank each and every one of you for all of the support you have given us. As a thank you, we want to give a copy of Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros to a lucky subscriber! Here are the steps to enter:

    1. SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel @Theliterarylounge
    2. LIKE this giveaway video over on Youtube
    3. Leave a COMMENT under this video over on Youtube


    That's it! Giveaway ends 10.06.2023.

    Rules of entry:

    1. Must be 18 years or older to enter
    2. Must live in US


    This giveaway is not associated with Rebecca Yarros, Entangled: Red Tower Books, or Youtube.

    1m - Sep 13, 2023
  • Ep. 26 Fourth Wing

    Join us on The Literary Lounge as we dive into 'Fourth Wing,' a captivating novel that has been generating buzz in the literary world. In this episode, we'll unpack the plot, introduce the characters, and share our honest feedback and review. From its intriguing opening to its heart-pounding climax, we'll explore what makes 'Fourth Wing' a must-read. Whether you've already read it or are curious about it, our discussion will provide valuable insights into this remarkable literary work. Don't miss this episode of The Literary Lounge!

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    1h 27m - Sep 7, 2023
  • Ep. 25 Rosemary's Baby

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin as well as the classic movie! Plus, back by popular demand, our husbands are joining us as we dissect this classic horror novel. The four of us discuss the outdated themes of the book and how the spooky szn genre has evolved over time. Per usual, this episode with our guys contains many laughs and unfiltered opinions.

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!



    1h 44m - Aug 30, 2023
  • Novella: All the Dangerous Things

    Welcome to the latest novella episode of the Literary Lounge, where we'll be discussing "All the Dangerous Things" by Stacy Willingham. As a reminder, our novella episodes are short, sweet, and spoiler free!  In this episode, we summarize the plot of our sleep-deprived protagonist, Isabelle Drake, as she navigates a world filled with uncertainty and deceit. A year from the start of Isabelle’s story, her son was taken from his crib in the middle of the night. From that moment forward, Isabelle has stopped at nothing to find her son. Even when everyone around her remains skeptical of the nature of his disappearance. 

    In addition to the summary, we will also share our ratings of the book and who we think would enjoy this twisty thriller!

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

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    13m - Aug 23, 2023
  • Ep. 23 Glow

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing Glow, by Raven Kennedy. This is the fourth book in the Plated Prisoner series. Per usual, we obsess over the story and MC Auren’s continued journey of discovering herself and her untapped power. We gush over the romance chapters with the sexy male protagonist and rave about the heart pumping conflicts that overshadow this intense novel. With a book this size, there is much to discuss!

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

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    51m - Aug 16, 2023
  • Ep. 22 Yours Truly

    Join us in this episode as we discuss Abbey Jimenez's novel "Yours Truly." We dive into the storyline, unraveling its layers of love, loss, and self-discovery. Our conversation highlights key plot elements and character dynamics, offering insights into the author's masterful storytelling.

    As we share our impressions, we provide an honest review of the book, touching on character development, pacing, and thematic depth. This podcast episode is your guide to understanding the essence of "Yours Truly" and discovering whether it's a literary journey worth embarking on.

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    48m - Aug 9, 2023
  • Novella: It Starts With Us

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are giving a spoiler-free review of It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover.

    In this episode, we summarize the book, talk about our honest opinions, and who the target audience is for this novel. In typical novella fashion, this discussion is short, sweet, and spoiler-free!

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

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    16m - Aug 2, 2023
  • Ep. 20 Gleam

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing Gleam, by Raven Kennedy. This is the third book in the Plated Prisoner series. Per usual, we obsess over the story and MC Auren’s continued journey of discovering herself and her untapped power. We gush over the romance chapters with the sexy male protagonist and rave about the heart pumping conflicts that overshadow this intense novel. With a book this size, there is much to discuss!

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!


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    51m - Jul 26, 2023
  • Ep. 19 The Writing Retreat

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing The Writing Retreat by debut novelist Julia Bartz. 

    In our conversation on The Writing Retreat, we recap the mysterious story about struggling writer, Alex, as she is accepted for an exclusive opportunity. Alex will get to meet her favorite author, Roza Vallo, and work on a new novel under her guidance. She will compete against four other talented female writers who are competing for the grand prize. While fighting a major bout of writer’s block, Alex becomes unhinged as her past comes back to haunt her. Things are not what they seem at Blackbriar Mansion and we are unpacking it all!  


    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!

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    1h 23m - Jul 19, 2023
  • Ep. 18 Romantasy Book Talk

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are dishing out more book recommendations! This time, we are talking specifically romantasy novels. We share our favorites and the ones we are excited to read this year. Will we bring up ACOTAR? Of course, now DRINK. Plus we discuss many more we think our fellow fae lovers will enjoy. Don’t worry, this episode is completely spoiler free.

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!


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    25m - Jun 28, 2023
  • Ep. 17 Glint

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing “Glint” by Raven Kennedy, the second novel in the Plated Prisoner Series. Follow along as we walk through Auren’s continued journey through the world of Orea. After leaving the Sixth Kingdom and being captured by the Army of Rot, our beloved main character learns that everything is not what it seems. We analyze Auren’s continued character development, her flourishing new friendships, the new unsuspecting man in her life, and so much more.

    Tune in every Wednesday to hear honest perspectives on your favorite novels. Drinks in hand, we’ll see you in the Lounge!


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    39m - Jun 21, 2023
  • Ep. 16 The Measure

    Welcome to this week's episode of "The Literary Lounge," where we dive into the world of books and explore their themes and ideas. Today, we are discussing The Measure by Nikki Erlick. This story focuses on a handful of characters that one day discover boxes on their doorstep that contain a single piece of string. They soon discover its length reveals how long they will live. 

    Riddled with anxiety or relief, each character makes certain choices depending on how long they are expected to live. While discussing each of these scenarios, we also put ourselves in these characters’ shoes and debate whether we would’ve opened the all-revealing box.


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    58m - Jun 14, 2023
  • Ep. 15 Gild

    Welcome to "The Literary Lounge" podcast! In this episode, we delve into the enchanting world of "Gild" by Raven Kennedy. Join us as we unravel the captivating plot of this book and share our thoughts, feedback, and honest reviews. Get ready for a literary adventure where we discuss the twists, turns, and intricacies of the story, exploring the themes, characters, and writing style that make "Gild" a remarkable read. Whether you've already enjoyed this book or are curious to learn more, our engaging discussion will provide insights and opinions that will leave you eager to dive into the pages of "Gild." Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle into the cozy literary lounge, and let's embark on this literary journey together.

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    46m - Jun 7, 2023
  • Novella Ep. Haunting Adeline

    Welcome to our episode of The Literary Lounge, where we kick off our first novella series with the captivating book, 'Haunting Adeline.' In this spoiler-free episode, we delve into the hauntingly beautiful plot, offering our unbiased review and discussing which readers would be drawn to its mysterious, dark allure. Tune in for a short and sweet exploration of 'Haunting Adeline' and prepare to be captivated by its haunting tale.


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    14m - May 31, 2023
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