043: Bennet and Darcy and Gramlich and Kenn

Well, Polli FINALLY got Kate to read a Jane Austen book. Find out if she hated it as much as she hated the audiobook intro music! Also get some great recommendations for some sweet gay reads and a few new releases coming out this fall!  

Two Book Minimum:

Also mentioned, coming out this fall: The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Oct 2019) and The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman (Sept 2019)

She Said/She Said: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

We don't often tackle classics on this podcast, so this is a rare treat! (..Right?) We do include spoilers because, as they say, it's been out for a "hot century." 

Polli also found some fantastic contemporary retellings of Pride and Prejudice set around the world:

Tip: if you're going to listen to the audiobook on Hoopla, go with THIS one to avoid that awful piano intro. And if you want some drama, watch Elizabeth take down Lady Catherine in this clip:

2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019

Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.

This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, opens a new windowStitcher, opens a new window, or SoundCloud, opens a new window. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate