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Shelf-Involved Podcast

Oct 30, 2019

This week we're catching up with the first in a classic fantasy series, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. This was a brand new book for both of us, and while we enjoyed it overall, we both were regretting not reading it as actual children. 

Oct 23, 2019

This week we’re talking about books set in Portland. It’s where we live, and it’s fun to read books about your city. But more than that, we’re interested in specific settings in books and what it means to read a book about a place you know well.


Oct 16, 2019

This week we’re talking about graphic novels with a super exciting guest, 2020 debut graphic novelist, Breena Bard! Breena is a friend of ours and we’re super excited to have her on the show as our graphic novel authority. We talk about a lot of books in this one, so check out our show notes on our...

Oct 9, 2019

This week we’re talking about bad boys with hearts of gold and why this trope remains so prevalent in YA. We talk about why we like it, why we don’t, and why we’re excited to see this trope flipped on its head more in the genre. 

Oct 2, 2019

It’s spooky season, readers! So we’re here to talk to you about the YA horror that we love. And if horror isn’t your thing, we’ve still got some books on this list that we consider “horror-lite” and we think you’ll still totally enjoy.