The Big Boo Cast, Episode 193

The credit for this whole episode goes to Melanie, who suggested that we have a conversation about the books that have shaped us over the course of our lives. So what we have here in Ye Olde 193 is a discussion of Books We Have Loved – from childhood to adulthood. And it’s not just that we love these books; it’s also that, in big ways and small ways, these books have changed us.

I swore and declared that I was absolutely not going to do links for all of these books – I even say that in the episode intro – but lo and behold I ended up adding links for almost everything that’s currently in print.

And just FYI: we are not condoning every situation in every book, we are not endorsing every author of every book, we are not subscribing to every philosophy in every book. We’re just saying, HEY, THIS MEANT SOMETHING TO US, and by the way, that may have happened despite the fact that the author really enjoys the F word.

Enjoy, y’all!

p.s. We also talk about Hamilton again. :-)

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Show Notes:

Eliza’s gasp

Lin Manuel Miranda on writing “My Shot”

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Taste the Nation

Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter

The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

Ramona series by Beverly Clearly

Judy Blume books (SO MANY)

The Ring by Danielle Steele

Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal

– Hail, Hail Camp Timberwood by Ellen Conford

– Just Like Ice Cream

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, Then What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck

Jacob, Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior by Max Lucado

Believing God by Beth Moore

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson


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