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The Bookstore

Jul 9, 2024

Corinne's pick for July's prompt to read a book published 20 years before you were born is The Stud by Jackie Collins. It's a wild ride with lots of rich and rich-adjacent people exhibiting poor impulse control!

Contains: sex, swearing, discussion of homophobia and transphobia, other offensive behaviors, attempted rape


Jun 26, 2024

Let this be a sign that if the only Nabokov book you've read is Lolita, you should remedy that. Despair is Corinne's pick for June's prompt to read a book about twins or doppelgangers. 

Content warning: mention of suicide, murder, Dostoevsky

Our next book discussion will be The Stud by Jackie Collins. You can find it at...


Jun 11, 2024

Today we discuss Wise Children by Angela Carter, a book about twins, fulfilling June's prompt to read a book with twins or doppelgangers. It's Angela Carter, so everything is in excess, not just one set of twins, but multiple, plus all the twins share the same birthday. There's a confusing family tree, there's a...


Jun 4, 2024

You ready for a messy book? This week we read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin.

Next time we will be reading Wise Children by Angela Carter.

Content warnings: sexual assault, domestic violence, fertility issues.

If you want to read along with The Bookstore Challenge 2024, you can join us on The...


May 21, 2024

We're back! Becca's still suffering from a sinus infection, but we're pressing on anyway. The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams is Corinne's pick for May's prompt to read a book recommended by your favorite author. Joy Williams (in general) is recommended by many authors, among them Catherine Lacey and...