BT040. Diem: I want some fun books

BT040. Diem: I want some fun books

Guest: Diem | Host: Kat Mayo | Audio producer: Rudi Bremer | Recorded: 27/2/2017 Melbourne

When I was in Melbourne earlier this year for ARRC, I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with Diem Nguyen, a fellow podcaster and book reviewer. Diem’s blog and podcast, Bookish Friends, looks mainly at young adult books, but she has also started reading historical romance, and I’m thrilled to share our love of books with you. We talk about a lot of books in this episode, so be warned: you will probably one-click yourself out of your book budget! I think this episode might have the longest book list I’ve ever created for the show notes. Diem also shares her favourite book-related podcasts, so you might be interested in checking out some new shows.

The audio for this episode sometimes veers into the quiet side, because I live to make Rudi’s life interesting and I know she loves my little audio challenges. Ahem.

Also, I mistakenly say the title of a Gayle Forman book. Instead of If I Die, it should have been If I Stay. Links are included below.

You can catch Diem at the Book Talk session at the Melbourne Writers Festival on August 30 at 12.30pm. Tickets are $8.

Guest

Diem Nguyen — Reader, reviewer and podcast host at Bookish Friends: @diemng13Instagram; bookishfriendsblog.wordpress.com@BookishFriends

Books

  • BT | Amz | Aud — Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta [ review ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  • BT | Amz | Aud — When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare [ podcast ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar [ review ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta [ review ]
  • BT | Amz — Iris After the Incident by Mina V. Esguerra [ podcast ]
  • BT | Amz — Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes [ review | podcast ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn [ podcast ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Chance Sisters series by Anne Gracie [ Reviews: Book 1Book 4 ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Perfect Rake by Anne Gracie
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • BT | Amz | Aud — When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah [ review ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Noah’s Law by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • BT | Amz | Aud — If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [ review ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Bridget Jones series by Helen Fielding
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Paper Towns by John Green
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Twilight by Stephenie Meyer [ Reviews: Book, Graphic novel ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • BT | Amz | Aud — City of Bones by Cassandra Clare [ Reviews: Wandergurl, Kat ]
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • BT | Amz | Aud — A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Deerskin by Robin McKinley
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • BT | Amz | Aud — The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • BT | Amz | Aud — Begin End Begin (Anthology)
  • BT | Amz | Aud — My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams

People

Monique Bowley, Fiona Wood, Danielle Binks, Lili Wilkinson, Courtney Milan, Laura Kinsale, Nicholas Boulton, Kick Gurry, Pia Miranda, Greta Scacchi

Podcasts

TV/Film

Links

You be the judge — Who does the pond scene better?

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