Episode twelve: Potter Palooza!

Episode Twelve: Potter Palooza!

In this episode we talk about what we’re reading and Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Caitlyn

Books mentioned

Austenland by Shannon Hale
*Jackie’s read

Because her obsession with Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” is ruining her love life, Jane Hayes is delighted when she gets the chance to take a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.



A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
*Leigh’s read

An old map leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec Armand Gamache to places even he is afraid to go, and he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor with a copy of the old map. One of the cadets Amelia Choquet a protégée of the murdered professor, guarded and angry. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime.


Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick
*Caitlyn’s read

As Sissy, a girl with a crow head-dress and two different colored eyes, and Fox, a blind old man, travel a fanciful Old West world, they are pursued by Death who seeks Sissy for reasons unknown.



Wrecked by Maria Padian
*Mary’s read

Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked. Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school’s investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible–especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict. Wrecked offers a kaleidoscopic account of a sexual assault on a college campus. It will leave you thinking about how memory, identity, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.