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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Jul 18, 2023

This episode we’re giving our book pitches for our Battle of the Books 2023! Each of us has picked one title that we think we should all read and discuss and you get to vote for which one it is! Will we read Spear by Nicola Griffith, Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey, Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea Ypi, or The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing? You decide

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards

Books We Pitched

Our “Long List” of Titles

Podcast Episodes

Links, Articles, Books, and Things

15 Comedic Science Fiction & Fantasy by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors

Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors - to help readers to diversify their reading and library professionals to diversify their readers' advisory. All of the lists can be found here.

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Join us again on Tuesday, August 1st we’ll be discussing the fiction genre of Pulp!

Then on Tuesday, August 15th we’ll be talking about books and other media we’ve recently enjoyed in our Summer 2023 Media Update!