057: The Word of the Day is “Lovely”

Welcome back to the Book Squad Podcast! Today's episode features a special guest to give you all the scoop on Read Across Lawrence. Listen to the end to hear all about it. You'll also get book recs for times of stress, and you'll get to listen to Kimberly finally master upspeak and Polli give a basic United States history lesson. It's John Wilkes Booth, not James Wilkinson Booth, by the way.

The Book Squad Podcast is recorded in the SOUND+VISION Studio at Lawrence Public Library. A big shout out to Heidi Gluck for composing our jingle, and for Joel Bonner for editing the show.


Read Across Lawrence...

All of the books mentioned...


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Aka, "the one with the monkey."

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

It Ends With Us

Reminders of Him



Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead


Transcendent Kingdom

The Roommate

The Intimacy Experiment

The rabbi's name is Ethan Cohen.

The Friend Zone

The Happy Ever After Playlist

Life's Too Short


The Queer Principles Of Kit Webb

We don't have Hither, Page but Kimberly loves this one even more!

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

A Psalm for the Wild-built

The House in the Cerulean Sea

Carry on

A Darker Shade of Magic

Meet Me at the Museum

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Even more links...

The Millions


Abby Jimenez's Instagram

Nadia Cakes Instagram

Stunt Man Mike's Instagram

Personalized Recommendations

List of UpLit Books