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Book Club Appetizer is the snackable podcast to help you kick off your book club meetings or enhance your solo reading adventures. Every month, hosts Abbe and Alana—two book addicts from Read It Forward—select a tantalizing book that’s ripe for discussion, then recap the plot and characters, and invite the author into the studio for an interview and a brief reading.

Book Club Appetizer is the snackable podcast to help you kick off your book club meetings or enhance your solo reading adventures. Every month, hosts Abbe and Alana—two book addicts from Read It Forward—select a tantalizing book that’s ripe for discussion, then recap the plot and characters, and invite the author into the studio for an interview and a brief reading.
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Book Club Appetizer is the snackable podcast to help you kick off your book club meetings or enhance your solo reading adventures. Every month, hosts Abbe and Alana—two book addicts from Read It Forward—select a tantalizing book that’s ripe for discussion, then recap the plot and characters, and invite the author into the studio for an interview and a brief reading.

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Episodes

The Windfall by Diksha Basu

6/28/2017
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Read it Forward editors Abbe and Emma discuss going from no money to new money in THE WINDFALL by Diksha Basu and Abbe Wright interviews the author.

Duration:00:23:50

I'll Eat When I'm Dead by Barbara Bourland

5/30/2017
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Abbe and Emma discuss the murder mystery I'LL EAT WHEN I'M DEAD and Abbe interviews author Barbara Bourland about impossible standards of beauty and ethical fashion.

Duration:00:29:59

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

4/30/2017
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Abbe Wright interviews LGBTQ activist and author Jennifer Finney Boylan about her new novel, LONG BLACK VEIL, a thriller about the price of secrecy.

Duration:00:48:55

Celine by Peter Heller

3/31/2017
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Emma and Abbe discuss CELINE by Peter Heller, the story of an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Duration:00:22:54

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

2/28/2017
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This month, we read The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and speak to author Jennifer Ryan about her characters and inspiration.

Duration:00:31:59

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

1/27/2017
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We speak to author Amor Towles about his latest work of historical fiction A Gentleman in Moscow.

Duration:00:27:04

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

12/29/2016
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In this episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Emma discuss a new YA favorite—THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon—and chat with the author.

Duration:00:24:59

The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

11/22/2016
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This month, we read THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang, a novel about family, fortune and the American Dream—and what happens when it all disappears.

Duration:00:26:30

The After Party by Anton DiSclafani

10/28/2016
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This month, we read THE AFTER PARTY by Anton DiSclafani, a work of historical fiction set in 1950s Houston, which examines the fraught relationship between two best friends.

Duration:00:27:37

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

9/23/2016
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This month, Abbe and Alana read ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld, a modern re-telling of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and discuss what has changed—and what hasn't—about marriage and courtship since Austen's day.

Duration:00:25:05

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

8/29/2016
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In honor of the 10th episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Alana read DEAD WAKE and sat down with one of their all-time favorite authors, Erik Larson.

Duration:00:21:03

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

7/27/2016
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This month, Abbe and Alana read LISTEN TO ME by Hannah Pittard. Read along with them and meet the author of this stormy, summer read.

Duration:00:21:28

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

6/23/2016
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Just in time for summer, Abbe and Alana read the latest from the wonderful Terry McMillan, I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU. In this episode, we chat with the author to get her dating advice, explore the deeper themes in her books, and so much more.

Duration:00:20:17

The Assistants by Camille Perri

5/25/2016
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This month, Abbe and Alana discuss the zeitgeist of the millennial working woman and read THE ASSISTANTS by Camille Perri.

Duration:00:17:04

Spinster by Kate Bolick

4/18/2016
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In this month's episode, Abbe and Alana celebrate independence and feminism by reading SPINSTER by Kate Bolick.

Duration:00:15:59

American Housewife by Helen Ellis

3/25/2016
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This month Abbe and Alana put on their pearls and read American Housewife by Helen Ellis.

Duration:00:13:31

The Martian by Andy Weir

2/29/2016
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This month, Abbe and Alana have Oscar fever. They discuss THE MARTIAN and chat with author Andy Weir. The episode wraps up with Andy reading a hilarious passage from the book.

Duration:00:13:06

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan

1/29/2016
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This month, Abbe and Alana read A WINDOW OPENS by Elisabeth Egan. The engaging story centers on a bookworm mom whose life gets turned upside down. Happy reading and cheers!

Duration:00:13:48

2 A.M at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

12/17/2015
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In the second episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Alana get into the holiday spirit with 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.

Duration:00:15:41

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

11/10/2015
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Book Club Appetizer is kicking things off with their first pick: ​THE TSAR OF LOVE AND TECHNO by Anthony Marra. In this episode, your hosts, Abbe and Alana, offer a refresher course to prepare you for your discussions, recapping who's who in this tangled web of characters. Then, author Anthony Marra answers some pressing questions and reads a ​*very*​ romantic scene from the book. Happy reading and cheers!

Duration:00:17:20