For the Love of Books Episode 3


Nutrition, suspense, adult fiction, memoir, mystery, young adult, historical fiction, non-fiction, rom-com, and of course, middle-grade fiction! It’s all in this episode of For the Love of Books! Grab a cup of tea and some chocolate-covered berries and listen in to this episode where we share some book love from our favorite summer reads!

Listeners’ Favorite Summer Reads (1:18)

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung with Tim Downs

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The River by Peter Heller

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Team Friendships’ Favorite Summer Reads (4:35)

It Starts with Food by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six Audiobook

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Instant Mom Audiobook

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses Audiobook

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Serial Reader App

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

Look! I Wrote a Book (And You Can Too!) by Salley Lloyd-Jones

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For the Love of Books Episode 2



Star Wars, fairy tales, fantasy, delightful middle-grade fiction, devotionals, travel guides, and going green! Grab a diet A&W root beer (or whatever beverage you prefer) and sit back and listen to our current book love as well as some book love from a few of our listeners.  We love hearing from you all, so please email us or message us on social media to share your book love!

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Star Wars Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

Star Wars Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Lauren gets confused and says this is a book about the San Francisco Library fire, but it is actually the Los Angeles Library)

Compost City by Rebecca Louie

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott

Searching for Spring by Christine Hoover

Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson

A Geek in Japan by Hector Garcia

Up in the Leaves by Shira Boss

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Listen to us on: 

Apple Podcasts


Google Play

Links to our Book Club:

Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp –

Mandalay Parkman –

Lauren Keen –

And look for each of us on Goodreads!




List of Newbery Medal Books

Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound