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A monthly book club and podcast for readers who enjoy an eclectic variety of books - and talking about them nonstop.




Episode 40: This Savage Song: Heavy-Handed But Awesome

The hosts discuss auto-buy authors where they can't help but give them our money. They also discuss Schwab's upcoming books. Then they dive in to This Savage Song and cut the discussion short because they could all talk about this book for hours. -This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab on Goodreads ( and Amazon ( -Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare on Goodreads...

Duration: 01:18:35

Episode 39: The Captive Mind: Finish A Chapter, Eat A Cookie

Susan, Tara, and Jeannette talk about DNF'ing a book; why do you DNF, what makes you DNF, would you go back to a DNF? All this leads to a discussion of The Captive Mind. We discuss if it has captivated our minds. What did you think of The Captive Mind? Tell us about it on GoodReads! ( -The Captive Mind on GoodReads ( and Amazon (

Duration: 01:07:53

Episode 38: Wallbanger: Entertain Me, Please

In this episode, Meredith, Susan, and Jeannette wrap up the Eclectic Readathon and ER Madlibs and announce the winners! We speak on the weird happiness of adulthood, and how we overcome reading slumps. Finally, we discuss Wallbanger - its characters, the unreality of Caroline’s cat, and the reality of sex in romance. -Discuss Wallbanger with us on Goodreads ( -Wallbanger by Alice Clayton on Goodreads...

Duration: 01:15:20

Episode 36: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: A YA With Parents!

The Eclectic Readers Podcast is two years old! In celebration, we’re gearing up for our next Eclectic Readathon (starting Friday, June 23rd at 8:00pm EST) and the end of our first ER Mad Libs Reading Challenge (submissions due at the end of the Readathon.) In this episode we talk about books that helped shape us into who we are today and discuss the Young Adult (YA) book “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” which focuses on two teenage boys discovering their...

Duration: 01:28:27

31 - Blood at the Root: Not for the Faint of Heart

In this episode we welcome a new guest host and book blogger: Stacie! We talk about some exciting podcast news, like our new website and upcoming author interview, and then we discuss some of our favorite POC (Person of Color) literary characters and this tough but important read: Blood at the Root.

Duration: 01:34:14

30 - Men Explain Things to Me: We’re So Witty

Susan, Tara, and Meredith start off the new year with their read-olutions and goals for 2017. A small update on our ER MadLibs Challenge and then we dive into Men Explain Things to Me. We talk about how Rebecca Solnit addresses hard and upsetting issues that women experience through 9 essays.

Duration: 01:11:10

28 - Eclectic Readers Special: Interview with Ken Liu

Next up in our Book Riot Live author interview, Meredith and Tara speak with author, Ken Liu. He has written The Grace of Kings and translated The Three-Body Problem.

Duration: 00:49:26

27 - Eclectic Readers Special: Interview with Charlie Jane Anders

Meredith and Tara were at Book Riot Live! They had a chance to interview 3 authors. This episode is with Charlie Jane Anders author of All the Birds in the Sky.

Duration: 00:37:24