Everyone Loved It But Me is a podcast where we take a deep dive and discuss a popular book with a unique perspective. In our Book Bits episode, Lisa tackles book etiquette, literary topics and book news.
In this episode, Lisa talks about the etiquette involved when someone comes to book club and didn’t read the book. She also delves into reading challenges and pen names.
Some popular reading challenges can be found at Goodreads and Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. Another popular challenge is a 52-book challenge, where you read a different theme of a book each week.
Lisa discusses pen names and the reasons many authors have chosen to have a pen name. Most recently, Spanish author Carmen Mola, who writes crime novels received the highest literary prize. Mola was known to be a pen-name it was told that she was a professor and mom of three children and that’s why she wanted to keep her name private because her books were provocative. But when she went to collect her prize, it was discovered, she was actually three men and there has been outcry since the news was published and the use of pen-names and the back-story that these three men created.
Lisa would love to get your thoughts and questions on any book topics. And, if you have an “Everyone Loved It But Me,” book you’d like her to discuss on the show, reach out to her on her website.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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