The Booket List September 19

When most people think about their high school English classes, they generally think about two things: The Scarlet Letter, and essays. Despite how interesting Puritanical values are, we don’t really want to talk about them because they’re actually quite boring. So, we’ve come together to give you an episode on essays! Where did they come from? What do they do? What even is an essay?

The Booket List Episode 17: To Sequel or Not To Sequel?

Hey Everyone! Welcome to the 17th episode of The Booket List! This week we are talking all about to sequel or not to sequel? Brennan and Kimmy both agree that both stand alones and series can be great, but in what genres is the real question!

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The Booket List Episode 16: Storytelling and Video Games!

Hey Everyone!

On this episode of The Booket List we’re discussing the dynamic between Storytelling and Video Games. As y’all know, this months read is “Halo: Contact Harvest”. Which is in fact based on a video game character! Join us as we discuss storytelling within the world of video games.

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The Booket List Episode 15: We’re Back!!

Hey Everyone! We are so excited to be back on campus this week to start off our spring semester! Tune in to this week’s episode to hear about the different books all the hosts read over break, and hear the results of Kimmy and Brennan’s competition! We will be reading a book from the Halo franchise this month titled “Halo: Contact Harvest” by Joseph Staten. For those of you who are scrunching your nose at this because you’ve never played the games or don’t know the lore, we picked this particular novel because it starts at the beginning of one of the more well known arcs, so no one should be getting confused. Also another selling point, this novel is centered around Sargent Johnson who happens to be one of the most entertaining characters in the whole franchise.

We hope you’ll join us reading this month, you can purchase this months read here, and be sure to check back in throughout the month for more discussion.

Till next week, peace out peeps!

The Booket List Episode 13: Winter Reading Recommendations

Hey Everyone! This week on The Booket List Brennan and Kimmy talk all about what they read when there’s snow outside. Granted, Brennan has no fire place to stay warm by but he definitely has a wish list this season. Kimmy is still reading Elantris. As, for Chris he was home for Thanksgiving, so he wasn’t able to be here for this weeks episode. We’ll have to get his answers before we discuss Elantris next week!

 

The Booket List Episode 12: A Hero’s Journey

Sup peeps! This week on The Booket List, Brennan tells us all about the Hero’s Journey. We learn about all the different tropes and motifs of the theme, and how it pertains to this months read Elantris. Beware though, Kimmy doesn’t know nearly as much about this stuff as she thought so half the time she talks she gets corrected. Chris is full of wise cracks and silly joke just as always. Listen in to hear more of this weeks shenanigans on The Booket List!

The Booket List Episode 6: “Good As Gone” By Amy Gentry

This week on The Booket List, Kimmy introduces a new host to the show. Brennan!! We learn a bit about Brennan and all his reading interests.  After that we launch right into introducing October’s Book “Good As Gone” by Amy Gentry, If you would like to purchase it you can do that here. We are all excited, well most of us are. Kimmy has a distaste for anything remotely scary. You can read up on the blurb down below and head on over to our facebook page to tell us what you expectations are for October’s read!

Blurb for “Good As Gone” by Amy Gentry:

Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic—but Anna, Julie’s mother, has whispers of doubts.  She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.

Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep readers guessing until the final pages.

 

The Booket List Episode 5: “Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub

This week on The Booket List, Kimmy and Chris discuss September’s Book Club Book “Modern Lovers” by Emma Straub. We’ll talk about our opinions of Straub’s writing, what our expectations were for the book and if they were met, and we’ll talk all about our favorite aspects of this excellent read.

This podcast is full of spoilers! For our spoiler-free review, check out this post on The Geekwave.

October’s book will be “Good As Gone” by Amy Gentry! You can find it on Amazon. If you want to join our book club you can find us at facebook.com/kutethebooketlist.