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Books Are My People is a podcast for book lovers with book news, book recommendations and ruminations on living a literary life in Los Angeles. Each episode will feature at least five book recommendations in various genres as well as bookish news and occasional guests. Jennifer Caloyeras is an author, voracious reader and writing instructor living in Los Angeles. www.jennifercaloyeras.com Find me on Instagram @jennifercaloyeras
 
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On episode 63 of Books Are My People, I talk about Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg, The Teller of Secrets by Bise Adjapon and other great books! Book Recommendations: (Click book titles to be taken to my Bookshop.org page.) What Just Happened by Charles Finch Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by Klara Hveberg The Gu…
 
On this episode I talk about Win Me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu, New York My Village by Uwem Akpan and other great books! Books Discussed: Win me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim Carry the Dog by Stephanie Gangi The Turnout by Megan Abbott New York, My Village by Uwem Akpan Reading next: Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine by…
 
This week, on episode 61, author Darrin Doyle and I discuss his latest novel, The Beast in Aisle 34 and other great books including, The Auctioneer by Joan Sampson and An Elderly Lady Can Do No Wrong by Ellen Tursdon. Click any book below to be taken to my Bookshop.org bookstore! Books Discussed: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix The Au…
 
This week on Books Are My People I recommend some new books including A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris , The Neighbor's Secret by L. Alison Heller and other great books! Click on the links below to be taken to my Bookshop.org shop. A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris Brood by Jackie Polzin Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney Performance …
 
This week, author Jen Michalski joins me to talk about her latest novel , You'll Be Fine. We also discuss books including The Spectacular by Zoe Whitall and The City We Became by N.K. Jemisen. Click on the links below to be taken to my Bookshop.org shop. Books Discussed: The Spectacular Zoe Whittall I am Faithful by Jenny Irish The Best Short Stori…
 
This week, I look at Hell of a Book by Jason Mott, Mrs. March by Virginia Feito and other great books! Books Recommended: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley The Photographer by Marie Dixie Carter Ghosts by Dolly Alderton Mrs. March by Virginia Feito Other Books Mentioned: The English Patient by Michael Ondaji Animal by Lisa…
 
This week, my friend Michael Levin joins the show and talks about reading his way through Nobel Prize winners including Thomas Mann and A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe. Click on the links below to be taken to my Bookshop.org shop. Books Discussed: Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann The Plague by Albert Camus A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe One Hundred…
 
This week, I discuss some new releases, including All's Well by Mona Awad and Edge Case by YZ Chin. Books Discussed: (Click book title to be taken to my Bookshop.org store. It's a GREAT way to support this show!) All's Well by Mona Awod Immediate Family by Asjley Nelson Edge Case YZ Chin The Sinful Lives of Trophy Wives by Kristen Miller. Safe in M…
 
This week, Rachel Donohue, the author of The Temple House Vanishing, visits and we talk about books, including Embers and Love and Fury. This episode is sponsored by OMIO. Click here to learn more. Books Discussed: Embers by Sandor Marai Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft by Samantha Silva The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides Mother …
 
This week, I recommend five great books including Build Your House Around My Body, Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead and other great books! Click on the link to purchase books at my bookshop.org shop. Books Discussed: Everyone In This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith Bath Haus b…
 
This week, Ellen Birkett Morris, author of Lost Girls , visits and we talk about writing, teaching and books, including Klara and the Sun and Euphoria. Books Discussed: KLARA AND THE SUN ISHIGURO EUPHORIA BY LILY KING THE GIRLS I’VE BEEN BY TESS SHARPE ABIDE WITH ME BY ELIZABETH STROUT THE PLOT BY JEAN HANFF Korelitz Find Ellen Birkett Morris on So…
 
This week, I recommend four books including The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia and other great books! Books Recommended: The Son of the House Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia With Teeth Kristen Arnett. How to Stop Time by Matthew Haig Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto Other Books Mentioned Next up for me is Build Your House Aroun…
 
This week, Missy Dunaway, author of The Traveling Artist: A Visual Journal , visits and talks about writing and some of her favorite books, including Astray by Emma Donahue. Books Discussed: The Journey is the Destination: The Journals by Dan Eldon Bluets by Maggie Nelson Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock My Name i…
 
This week, May Cobb, author of The Hunting Wives, visits and talks about writing and some of her favorite books, including Hollow by Owen Egerton and Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey. Books Discussed: Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey The Shark Club by Ann Kid Taylor Hollow by Owen Egerton World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Shar…
 
On this episode, I discuss No One is Talking about This, Hot Stew and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras email me at booksaremypeople at gmail dot com Books Discussed: (click link to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) The Hunting Wives by May Cobb out May 18 Wh…
 
On this episode, I discuss No One is Talking about This, Hot Stew and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras email me at booksaremypeople at gmail dot com Books Discussed: (click link to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lo…
 
On this episode, I discuss Hummingbird Salamander, Love in Case of Emergency and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras email me at booksaremypeople at gmail dot com Books Discussed: (click link to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff V…
 
On this episode, author Mindy Mejia, author of Strike Me Down, comes to visit and we talk about The Echo Wife, You Will Know Me and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras email me at booksaremypeople at gmail dot com Books Discussed: Land of Shadows – Rachel Howze…
 
On this episode I discuss How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue, Who Is Maude Dixon? And other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: (click any book to be taken to my Bookshop.org store) The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen Justine by Forsyth Harmon The B…
 
On this episode, author Heather Bell Adams comes to visit and we talk about The Dearly beloved by Cara Wall, Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: The All Night Sun Diane Zinna Fourteen Talk by Age 14: The …
 
On this episode, I talk about Milkfed by Melissa Broder, Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan The Delivery by Peter Mendelsund Milkfed by Melissa …
 
On this episode, Jacki Skole, author of Dogland, and I talk about dog books including The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, The Particulars of Peter by Kelly Conaboy and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: Dogland: A Journey into the Heart of America’s D…
 
On this episode, I talk about The Rib King, My Brilliant Life and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: (click books to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) My Brilliant Life by Ae-ran Kim The Housewife Chronicles by Jennifer Snow The Rib King Ladee…
 
On this episode, I talk about The Wife Upstairs, The Fortunate Ones and other great books. And you can enter a book giveaway! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: (click books to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) Ed Tarkington The Fortunate Ones The Wife Upstairs …
 
On this episode, I go back in time and visit some of my favorites books from 2017 including White Tears and Forest Dark. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Find me on instagram at @jennifercaloyeras Books Discussed: (click books to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) The Leavers by Lisa Ko Her Body and other Parties by Car…
 
On this episode, author Marit Weisenberg visits and speaks about her novel, The Insomniacs. We also discuss The Dutch House, The Harpy and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: (click books to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg The Harpy by Megan Hunter T…
 
On this episode, I talk about Caste by Isabelle Wilkerson, Intimations by Zadie Smith and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify FREE shipping on all orders in my Bookshop.org bookstore through November 30th. Click here to be taken there. Books Discussed: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson The Shining Girls by Laur…
 
On this episode, author Kitty Cook visits and speaks about her novel, Sleeping Together. We also talk about Why Fish Don’t Exist, This Is How You Lose the Time War and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: (click books to be taken to my bookshop.org shop) Sleeping Together by Kitty Cook W…
 
On this episode, I talk about White Ivy, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi White Ivy by Susie Yang Anxious People by Fredrik Backman How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymo…
 
On this episode, I speak with author Mallory Tater about The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun, Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: The Birth Yard by Mallory Tater The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona Leonard and Hung…
 
On this episode, I talk about Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Want to join my writing workshop on October 18th from 10 - 11:30 am? Click here to register and learn more. You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode b…
 
On this episode Midge Raymond, publisher and author of My Last Continent, stops by for a visit. We share some of our favorite environmentally friendly reads including We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Wan…
 
On this episode I discuss The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg, Luster by Raven Leilani and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link! Books Discussed: Born A Crime - by Trevor Noah The Insomniacs – Marit Weisenberg Musical Chairs by…
 
On this episode Julie Christine Johnson, author of The Crows of Beara, stops by for a visit. We share some of our favorite recent reads including The Vanishing Half, Disappearing Earth and other great books. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link!…
 
On this episode I discuss Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony, Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link! Books Discussed: Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony Turbulence by David Szala…
 
On this episode Katy Yocom visits to discuss her novel Three Ways To Disappear and share some of her favorite reads. You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Three Ways to Disappear by Katy Yocom Sleeping Together by Kitty Cook Par…
 
On this episode I discuss The Last Flight by Julie Clark, Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks and other great books! You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link. Or click on the individual book titles below. Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify …
 
On this episode I get a visit from author JoeAnn Hart and we discuss her memoir Stamford '76: A True Story of Murder, Corruption, Race and Feminism in the 1970's as well as Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld and The End of October by Lawrence Wright and other great books! You can purchase all the books I discuss on this episode by clicking this link! Subs…
 
On this episode I discuss How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson White Fragility by Robin Diangelo This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell …
 
Books Are My People #24 On this episode I discuss A Children's Bible by Lydia Miller, Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes One Day by David Nicholls Happy & you Know it by Laura Han…
 
On this episode I discuss Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker, We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas by Mari…
 
On this episode I discuss Pretend I'm Dead by Jen Beagin, The Southern Bookclub's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix The Lonely City: Adventu…
 
On this episode I discuss The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandell, We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages by Jack Hartnell We Used to be Friends by Amy Sp…
 
On this episode I discuss Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman, The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming Temporary by Hilary Leichter Other…
 
On this episode I discuss The Holdout by Graham Moore, Things in Jars by Jess Kidd and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: The Holdout by Graham Moore Things in Jars by Jess Kidd The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen Night Theater by Vikram Paralkar …
 
On this episode I discuss Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin, Long, Bright River by Liz Moore and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen Reputation by Sara Shepard The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak Long, Bright River by Liz Mo…
 
On this episode I discuss Weather by Jenny Offill, When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Weather by Jenny Offill When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald Three Daughters Of Eve by Elif Shafak Heathcliff Redux: A Novella and Stories …
 
On this episode, we get a visit from writer, Colette Sartor and discuss her short fiction collection, Once Removed, as well as other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera The Giant Baby by Laurie Foos The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery Of Betrayal, Fam…
 
On this episode I discuss The Only Woman In The Room by Marie Benedict, The Inventors by Peter Selgin and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Books Discussed: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict The Worst Kind of Want by Liska Jacobs White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux The Deep by Rivers Solomon…
 
On this episode I discuss Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok, My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams and other great books! Subscribe to Books are my People using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok The Wall – by John Lanhchester My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams The Grace Year by Kim Liggit Tell The Machin…
 
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