Book Gang Podcast Episode 7: An Unforgettable Meet-the-Author Road Trip

Book Gang Podcast Episode 7: A Meet the Author Road Trip

When a reader entered a local library contest to meet Emily St. John Mandel, she sent me a message to ask if I would come to Ohio and share the experience with her. This correspondence led to an unforgettable road trip and an experience that I won’t ever forget. Carie’s also sharing the joy she has found in running a middle-grade book club for her daughter. So be sure to tune in for all of her excellent book recommendations.

Here is a picture of our big moment with Emily St. John and I can’t wait for you to learn more about what an act of bravery this was for both of us and how glad we were we did it!

Book Gang Podcast Episode 7: An Unforgettable Meet-the-Author Road Trip


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Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Movie

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda the Musical

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

My Life As A Potato by Arianne Costner

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Kristina Reid  – ReidingwithK

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman

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The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels

All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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The new Expand the Stack format includes a deep dive into one read that I think you should check out for the month. I want to give you the chance to sample this experience (FOR FREE) in our Patreon community! 

Grey’s Anatomy fans should immediately pick up How to Save a Life, a soapy medical drama that delivers on big feelings and a heartstring-pulling love triangle. Today’s episode explains the motives behind the author’s story and the hits and misses I found with this romantic novel.

For just $5 a month, you get to join me after every episode to Expand the Stack together. This is where we get a bit more personal about those big bookish feelings, dissect what I learned each week, and give you suggestions for books based on our topics. To top it off, our members receive a monthly bookish digital download, a themed Spotify playlist, and a printable newsletter with the latest book news and reviews. I promise to give you way more than a $5 experience for your support. Join the Book Gang

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