Tag: Nicole Bonia

The Readerly Report – Episode 13 – Chatting with Audiobook Narrator Karen White, plus Our Favorite Listens

The Readerly Report – Episode 13 – Chatting with Audiobook Narrator Karen White, plus Our Favorite Listens

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | The Readerly Report – All Episodes Doesn’t summer feel like the season to listen to audiobooks? Just in time for the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, Gayle and Nicole chat […]

The Readerly Report – Episode #12 – Announcing Our Summer Classics Challenge

The Readerly Report – Episode #12 – Announcing Our Summer Classics Challenge

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | The Readerly Report – All Episodes So if you listen to this episode you’ll discover that Gayle and Nicole (despite reading upwards of 200 books a year between them) have scant knowledge of the classics. They […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 11 – The Post BookExpo 2017 Report

The Readerly Report – Episode 11 – The Post BookExpo 2017 Report

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | The Readerly Report – All Episodes After spending some time discussing the fact that Book Expo America is now just Book Expo (getting hipper? midlife crisis?), Gayle and Nicole discuss some of their finds from the […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 10 – Our First Major Holiday of the “Summer” and What To Read When It Gets Here!

The Readerly Report – Episode 10 – Our First Major Holiday of the “Summer” and What To Read When It Gets Here!

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | The Readerly Report – All Episodes Among many tangents, side conversations and musings (authors writing about unhappy marriages while all claiming to have happy marriages, the disappointing odds of Goodreads giveaways, authors whose debut novels are […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 9 – The Hot Summer Books Are Starting To Roll In

The Readerly Report – Episode 9 – The Hot Summer Books Are Starting To Roll In

Gayle and Nicole discuss their conception and notion of summer books and what constitutes summer reading. They also discuss some upcoming books that they are looking forward to reading in May. Some books discussed in this podcast. Saints for Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan Into the Water […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 8 – The Most Disturbing Books We’ve Ever Read

The Readerly Report – Episode 8 – The Most Disturbing Books We’ve Ever Read

After debating the types of books that get under their skin, Gayle and Nicole discuss the most disturbing books they have ever read. But before they delve into the topic at hand, Gayle relates her Andrew McCarthy sighting. Afterward, they discuss a few upcoming books […]

Readerly Top Picks in Paperback – February 2017

Many of wonderful titles we’ve loved and recommended are now out in paperback. Enjoy! Beside Myself by Ann Morgan (Bloomsbury USA) When Ellie assumes the role of her identical twin, and better-loved sister, Helen, the real Helen is left to muddle through a life with fewer prospects and […]

<b><i>The Readerly Report</b></i> – Episode 5 – Reading Vows & Resolutions

The Readerly Report – Episode 5 – Reading Vows & Resolutions

Gayle and Nicole discuss their reading resolutions, psychological thrillers as the equivalents of one night stands, and the books they are most looking forward to reading in the first few months of 2017. Books mentioned and discussed include: A Simple Favor by Darcy Bell The […]

The Readerly Report – Episode 4 – Looking Back: Examining The Best Book Lists of 2016

The Readerly Report – Episode 4 – Looking Back: Examining The Best Book Lists of 2016

The end of the year is always an exciting time because we get all the year-end best-of reading lists. We compiled a number of those lists to find out which books were the most talked about in 2016. On the positive side, we noticed a depth […]

Readerly Chats With Summer’s Reigning Queen, Mary Kay Andrews

Readerly Chats With Summer’s Reigning Queen, Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is a New York Times bestselling author of women’s fiction. The Weekenders her 24th novel. A newspaper journalist for 14 years, she spent the last ten years as a features writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She describes her books as romantic comedies, […]

Books In The Wild—February 5, 2016

Books In The Wild—February 5, 2016

If you’re anything like us, you perk up a little when you see someone reading in public. We do a double take, and sometimes we even backtrack to see what book has caught someone else’s attention. There’s nothing like the  satisfaction of seeing  another reader’s […]

Readerly Chats: Martine Bailey, Author of <i>A Taste For Nightshade</i>

Readerly Chats: Martine Bailey, Author of A Taste For Nightshade

Martine Bailey’s latest work of historical fiction,  A Taste For Nightshade, an intoxicating and suspenseful novel filled with passion, intrigue, danger and period recipes for the food of the time as well as spells and enchantments. We had the opportunity to chat with Martine Bailey and she […]

6 New Books Based on Classic Works of Literature

6 New Books Based on Classic Works of Literature

Books based on classical works or their authors continue to be of huge interest to writers and readers alike. It’s fascinating to investigate beloved treasures from a fresh perspective, examining the lives of their authors, and seeing how they hold up if modernized and placed […]

IF I WERE A BOY: 3 Books Examining Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh

IF I WERE A BOY: 3 Books Examining Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh

  One of the great joys of reading is the pleasure of constantly learning and experiencing new people, concepts and cultures. You can combine the immediacy and comfort of your own couch with not only the wonders and curiosities of the world but also the […]

Nonfiction Review: Girl In the Dark  By Anna Lyndsey

Nonfiction Review: Girl In the Dark By Anna Lyndsey

  In Girl in the Dark, Anna Lyndsey is in the prime of her life. She is independent, a homeowner, and excels at her career. She is falling in love with the man of her dreams. An allergy to the artificial light emanating from her […]

Books To Give Mom For Mothers Day 2015  (So You Can Borrow Later)

Books To Give Mom For Mothers Day 2015 (So You Can Borrow Later)

Hey, if you can give a book that both you and mom can enjoy then so much the better, right? The Kind Worth Killing by Peter SwansonSociopaths and malcontents of various degrees vie to outdo each other in this compelling thriller where a man plots the […]

Readerly Chats: Cynthia Swanson, Author of The Bookseller

Readerly Chats: Cynthia Swanson, Author of The Bookseller

Tell us about yourself- how you got started writing, what kind of books you like to write? My name is Cynthia Swanson. I’ve been writing fiction my entire life, and have published numerous short stories before my debut novel, The Bookseller, was published by HarperCollins this […]

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott (Doubleday, February 17) Fans of historical fiction should flock to this well-crafted and entertaining novel that double dips in the tumultuous filming of Gone With The Wind and the lively relationship between vivacious Carole Lombard and, the much […]

Her by Harriet Lane

Her by Harriet Lane

Her by Harriet Lane (January 6, Little Brown and Company) Two different women; two different worlds. On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina is sophisticated […]

Respect by David Ritz

Respect by David Ritz

 Respect by David Ritz (October 28, Little Brown) Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and […]