- Episode 114 - Family Drama
As we enter the holiday season, we figured what better to read about than family dynamics that aren't our own. These families may have more issues than us, some haven't truly spoken in three years, there may be a cult involved, one woman is unable to leave well enough alone, oh but the husbands really support their wives, so at least there's that.
Never Meant to Stay by Trisha Das
The Husbands by Chandler Baker27m | Nov 28, 2023
- Episode 113 - Murder Mystery
Dead bodies, bombs on crew ships, tea, assassins, French pastries. What more could you want from murder mysteries. Come with us while we figure out who dun it in two different murder mysteries, both featuring older leading ladies.
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Vera Wong's Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto36m | Nov 14, 2023
- Episode 112 - The Halloween Special
Happy Halloweeneve Night Owls! We've got a special episode filled with witches, cures, love, and mortal enemies. All treats and no tricks.. well maybe a trick or two.
Stay safe out there dear listeners!
Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare
Wild is the Witch by Rachel Griffin31m | Oct 31, 2023
- A True Crime (Not So) Mini
Our last mini of October isn't quiet so mini, Kristia wasn't able to keep it short, so enjoy this almost full length episode. All treats, not tricks. This true crime is a white collar crime, so don't expect any gore. Our con artist managed to pretend to be a piolt while swindling over $2 Million from banks in the 60s.
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding32m | Oct 27, 2023
- Episode 111 - Psychological Thrillers
We're going back to our roots here and reading one of our favorite genres, psychological thrillers! Neither of our main characters can be trusted to know what's really going on around them. They may be a bit paranoid, but that doesn't mean someone isn't out to get them...
TW: Infertility Issues (starting at 12:00 minutes), the entire book covered by Kristia touches on this, skip if you're not in a good place to hear about this issue ❤️
Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough
The Surrogate Mother by Freida McFadden37m | Oct 17, 2023
- It's a True Crime Mini
With October being spooky scary month, we decided to cover some true crimes this month for the minis. Rachael kicks us off with a survivors story, and like many survivors she isn't believed by the town or the police. Thankfully, she doesn't give us.
TW: Sexual Assault (is mentioned in the episode, but goes into detail in the book)
Gitchie Girl by Phil Hamman & Sarah Hamman17m | Oct 13, 2023
- Episode 110 - Ladies Solving Crimes
Lady detectives are better than boy detectives, there we said it. This episode we've got two amature detectives solving crimes, saving lives, and being all around badasses. Both belong in series, so of you're interested there are more out there!
One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner
The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson35m | Oct 3, 2023
- Episode 109 - They're Still Banning Books
Yeah, you'd think in the year 2023 they'd finally stop with this nonsense, but then you'd be wrong. Happy Banned Book Week everyone! We've got two books that as usual we say for parents to read with their kids instead of banning them. It's some more adult themes, but that doesn't mean kids are ready. We've got sex work in different forms, slut shaming, and lies.
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu37m | Sep 18, 2023
- Episode 108 - Short Reads for a Long Weekend
Happy three day weekend to our listeners in the States, hopefully no Monday-scaries are getting ya. We've got some books this episode you can knock out in a weekend, or even in one sitting, for when you just don't want to leave your house. One is an older but classic story technically for kids, but also kids at heart. The other is about Murder Bot. Enjoy!
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Coraline by Neil Gaiman29m | Sep 4, 2023
- Triple Shot Espresso
The final mini of August is here. This episode we're talking about what you'd do if you could go back in time, mind you there are a lot of rules you gotta follow. Hope you like coffee!
Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi14m | Sep 1, 2023
- Episode 107 - Summer Scaries
August starts with Au, which stands for Autumn, which means the best time of the year is beginning! The episode we're diving in with some scary summer stories. One is by a great thriller author, though this one fell short, the haunted house just wasn't haunting. The other is a chilling retelling of some brutal murders that happened right where Rachel lives!
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
All These Bodies by Kendare Blake35m | Aug 24, 2023
- A Doppio Please
Too much coffee and not enough water got us forgetting to click post on this episode. We're just too wired. Enjoy a late entry for August minis, we've got a cozy coffee fantasy about an orc who wants to retire from all the fighting and killing and settle down and enjoy some bean water.
Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree17m | Aug 17, 2023
- Episode 106 - Fantasy
Last episode was sci-fi now we're moving into fantasy. With opposite styles this week we've got kid spies and necromancers. Lots of questions, some answers, many skeletons. Orphans all around.
The Mysterious Benedict Socitey by Trenton Lee Stewart
the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir37m | Aug 8, 2023
- Overly Caffeinated (a mini episode)
Too much coffee and too many episodes in a month, no such thing! This month's minis are all coffee related, and you get three of them! We're kicking things off with a coffee shop murder. Who doesn't love some sleuthing with their latte.
Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan14m | Aug 4, 2023
- Episode 105 - Science Fiction
Branching out (for us) and picking up some Sci-Fi books this week. Kristia's book takes on the population issue, requiting 17 years olds to determine when they'll die, until out characters start dying early. Rachael covered a classic sci-fi story and let us know the differences between what Hollywood told us and the truth.
Five Minds by Guy Morpuss
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley36m | Jul 25, 2023
- Episode 104 - Non Fiction Picks
Every now and then we like to read about things that are real, things that actually happened. This episode we cover a true crime story, which as a survivor as a part author. And science. We go to space, learn about what's going on out there. Five stars all around.
The Girl in the Leaves by Larry Maynard, Sarah Maynard, & Robert Scott
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson37m | Jul 11, 2023
- Episode 103 - Black Authors
We're discussing books by Black authors this episode, One's a brand new release (pub day 6/27) with unreliable narrators, kidnapping, stalking, and adultery. The other is a cautionary tale on what happens to kids who don't listen to their elders.
The Other Mistress by Shanora Williams
\How The One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones27m | Jun 27, 2023
- Summer in a Small Town
Our final June mini is here and its not as bubbly as the last. There's a haunting, a mysterious death, a small B&B style inn, everything you'd want for your perfect relaxing summer getaway. Well, minus the murder.
TW: Death of a Parent (Mother) - this is what starts the book, and the theme of grief is carried throughout. Listen at your own discretion. xo- R&K
The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb16m | Jun 23, 2023
- Episode 102 - Happy Dad's Day
Father's day is right around the corner (don't forget to wish him a happy day, if that's your thing). So this episode we've covering books where the dad plays a main role. There's a kidnapping, 20 year old murders, a plane hijacking, fresh murders, and children trying to be brave. These dads really got their work cut out for them this episode.
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
Falling by T.J. Newman38m | Jun 13, 2023
- Summer Sunshine
Memorial day means the start of Summer to some, for Kristia, it's June 1st. We know there are a few more weeks of Spring, but Summer is here in our hearts.
June's minis have the very broad topic of summer and Kristia kicks us off with a bang. Her book covers ten different summers, and this is the final summer for our main characters to fall in love. Will they? Won't they? Only time will tell.
The People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry15m | Jun 9, 2023