OCTOBER: Book Club
If you're one of the few Islanders currently reading along with us, we wanted to let you know the episode will be going live on the 4th of November.
If you're wanting to add to the conversation, you can do this by joining our Patreon, selecting the Book Club Tier, and have your say during the podcast (by submitting a thought for us to read out, or a question).
Unsure of which book to pick, here's the blurbs of both:
Two writers, one holiday. A romcom waiting to happen...
January is a hopeless romantic who narrates her life like she's the lead in a blockbuster movie. Gus is a serious literary type who thinks true love is a fairy-tale.
But January and Gus have more in common than you'd think:
They're both broke. They've got crippling writer's block. And they need to write bestsellers before summer ends.
The result? A bet to swap genres and see who gets published first. The risk? In telling each other's stories, their worlds might be changed entirely...
Set over one sizzling summer, Beach Read is a witty love story that will make you laugh a lot, cry a little and fall head over heels. For fans of The Flat Share and If I Never Met You.
Open Road Summer
After finishing with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O'Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. Reagan's best friend and country superstar Lilah Montgomery is about to kick off her 24-city tour, and Lilah is nursing a broken heart of her own - so this is a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence ... This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven, Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell.
Just incase the sign posts have been swept out to see again, you can also submit book requests to us via note in a bottle or via the contact form.
And, Islanders, whichever way you wish to read along with us, we wanted you to know we appreciate, and thank you for hanging out on our Island. Just be cautious of the crabs, they have been known to steal bookmarks.
Take care, Islanders.
Laura & Jo