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Books N' Betches

Books N' Betches

By Books N' Betches
Three avid book readers discuss, dissect, and disagree. Each week we dive into a new subgenre to open your minds to new books! SSS Warning- swears, sex, and spoilers ahead!!! Oh yeah, and a whole lot of laughs.
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BONUS EPISODE - The Betches Talk Bookshelves!
Welcome to a Bonus episode for season 2 of Books N' Betches!  This episode goes into the wonderful world of Bookshelves. The Betches talk about what makes us hate the Bookstagram community and the shaming that goes on with the need to create beautiful bookshelves for pictures. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode! @Books_N_Betches
17:03
July 13, 2021
BONUS EPISODE - The Betches Talk Dealbreakers in Books!
Welcome to a Bonus episode for season 2 of Books N' Betches!  This episode goes into depth about what is a huge dealbreaker for us in books. The Betches talk about what makes us hate a book or would make us literally put a book down. As always, Erica, Kristin, and Maria squabble like hens. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode! @Books_N_Betches
21:22
July 7, 2021
Ep. 33- The Betches Talk 'Red, White and Royal Blue' by Casey McQuiston
This week the Betches talk "Red, White, and Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston with a very special guest, Erica's best friend, Jay! In honor of Pride Month, and the very coincidental moment where we recorded an episode when Jay was visiting, and he also loves this book, we dive into our first Male/Male romance! The Betches and Jay discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book and for you. Come join us for some fun book banter all the same!  Follow us on  Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content, too!  @books_n_betches
59:25
June 22, 2021
Ep. 32- The Betches Talk 'From Blood and Ash' by Jennifer Armentrout
This week the Betches talk "From Blood and Ash" by Jennifer Armentrout, and is ALMOST a rage read for Maria! As a highly anticipated episode,  The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book and for you. Come join us for some fun book banter all the same!  Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content, too!  @books_n_betches
44:53
June 15, 2021
BONUS EPISODE- The Betches Talk About Villains!
Welcome to a Bonus episode for season 2 of Books N' Betches!  This episode goes into depth about VILLAINS in general, not necessarily in books.  The Betches talk about what makes a good villain, why some were bad, and why some were just lackluster. As always, Erica, Kristin, and Maria squabble like hens about book and movie villains, which are the best and worst. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode! @Books_N_Betches
17:46
June 11, 2021
Ep. 31- The Betches Talk 'The Poet X' by Elizabeth Acevedo
This week the Betches talk "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo, but we literally stan the hell out of her and all her work! Maria enlightens us about the brilliance of Elizabeth Acevedo's poetry and real full-length novels as well. The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book and for you. Come join us for some fun book banter all the same! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content, too!  @books_n_betches
36:07
June 8, 2021
Ep. 30 - RAGE READ- TRIO TALKS 'AFTER' BY ANNA TODD
Welcome to our FOURTH Rage Read! Some of us hate a book so much but still feel the need to see the story to the end, thus RAGE READ! The people wanted the trio to read 'After' so, so bad, and 'After' we read!  Erica, Maria, and Kristin dive DEEP into the calamity wattpad turned novel. The gang holds no punches this episode as they peel apart this bully romance.  Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
54:47
June 1, 2021
Ep. 29- The Betches Talk 'A Court of Silver Flames' by Sarah J Maas
This  week the Betches talk the long awaited 'A Court of Silver Flames' by Sarah J Maas. While Maria and Erica disagree on somethings, they find plenty to agree with in the book, including the pacing and hawtness of Cassian. Come join us for some fun book banter all the same! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content, too!  @books_n_betches
43:53
May 25, 2021
Ep. 28- The Betches Talk 'The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1)' by Julia Quinn + Special Guest: Kate from the UK
This week the Betches talk "The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1)" by Julia Quinn, but this time, with a very special guest! Maria's British bestie joins us as the resident Bridgerton book series expert as the Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book and/or tv show for you. Come join us for some fun book banter all the same! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content, too! @books_n_betches
38:41
May 18, 2021
Ep. 27- The Betches Answer YOUR Questions!
We asked you all for questions in an Instagram story poll and you delivered!!! Get to know your betches a little more while we answer all your best questions from the gram!!!
36:41
May 11, 2021
BONUS EPISODE- The Betches Get Personal & Talk Mental Health
It's Mental Health Awareness Month, so no better time than now to talk about our own individual mental health journey's through this year. We don't get serious very often, but we know how difficult things have been this year and want to open the door on this conversation to help normalize not being okay. We're here for you in every way, we appreciate your listenership (now viewership on YouTube too, WOO!), and invite you to reach out, especially if you feel one of our stories resonates with you, or you need someone to talk to. All the love and light, The Betches. 
31:57
May 7, 2021
Ep. 26- The Betches Talk “The Hike” by Drew Magary
This week the Betches talk about the trippy fantasy fiction, “The Hike” by Drew Magary.  The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you,  but come join us for some fun book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content! @books_n_betches
32:49
May 4, 2021
Ep. 25- The Betches Talk “Take a Hint Dani Brown” by Talia Hibbert
This week the Betches talk “Take a Hint Dani Brown” by Talia Hibbert. The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you, but come join us for some fun book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content! @books_n_betches
29:49
April 27, 2021
Ep. 24- The Betches Talk 'A Discovery of Witches' by Deborah Harkness
This week the Betches talk about the very popular book to TV adaptation, "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness. Erica and Maria explain the plot of the first book in this trilogy while Kristin instigates per usual. The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you, but come join us for some fun book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content! @books_n_betches
38:16
April 20, 2021
Ep. 23- The Betches RANT ABOUT BOOK PET PEEVES
This week the Betches rant and rave about all the things we hate about books. It's a nightmare train of epic proportions when all three of the book betches complain about everything we hate about books. Come join us for some laughs and book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content!
23:59
April 13, 2021
Ep. 22- The Betches Talk 'The One' by John Marrs
This week the Betches talk about the classic tale of "The One" by  John Marrs. Maria explains the multiple perspective plot while Erica talks about how this is exactly a Black Mirror episode and Kristin asks the tough questions. The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you, but come join us for some fun book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content!
36:29
April 6, 2021
Ep. 21- The Betches Walk Down Memory Lane By Discussing Children's Books
This week the Betches take a long stroll down memory lane and talk about the books of our childhood. We go from the basics of the first books you ever read to those chapter books like Nancy Drew and the Babysitters club. Come join us for some laughs and book banter!
28:02
March 30, 2021
Ep. 20 - RAGE READ- Trio Talks 'Den of Vipers' by K.A. Knight
Welcome to our third Rage READ! Some of us hate a book so much but still feel the need to see the story to the end, thus RAGE READ! The people wanted the trio to read a Reverse Harem, and a reverse harem we read! Erica, Maria, and Kristin dive DEEP into the Den of Vipers, a world in which they have never been. The gang holds no punches this episode as they peel apart this erotic romance.  Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
44:57
March 23, 2021
Ep. 19- The Betches Talk 'The Poppy War' by R. F. Kuang
This week the Betches talk about the classic tale of "The Poppy War" by  R. F. Kuang. Kristin and Maria explain the plot of this newly beloved book while Erica gets hung up on the character that resembles a bucket of water. The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you, but come join us for some fun book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content!
37:22
March 16, 2021
Ep. 18- The Betches Talk Books to TV Adaptations
This week the Betches talk about the best book to TV adaptations. Erica enlightens the gang about some TV shows they didn't realize were actually books. Maria slams home some classic adaptations while Kristin pokes holes in everything, like usual. Come join us for some laughs and book banter! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content!
41:45
March 9, 2021
Ep. 17 - The Betches Talk 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This week the Betches talk about the classic tale of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Erica loses her mind about the green light, Kristin talks about the movie because somehow she didn't have to read this book in high school, and Maria morosely admits a re-read of this book proved to be disappointing. The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you, but come join us for some fun book banter!   Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and more bookish content!
40:01
March 2, 2021
BONUS EPISODE- Accents and Bad Character Names
A bonus episode for Books N' Betches!  In this episode the Betches complain excessively about written accents in books and how badly some authors butcher them.  The Betches also talk about really bad names for characters, specifically Sarah J Maas, among others. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode! @Books_N_Betches
17:60
February 26, 2021
Ep. 16 - The Betches Talk 'The Awakening' by Nora Roberts
This week the Betches talk about the book "The Awakening" by a well-known romance writer, Nora Roberts! Straying away from her typical romance genre lately, this book is actually a fantasy novel! The Betches discuss, dissect, and ultimately spoil this book for you.  Follow us on  Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
30:20
February 23, 2021
Season 2 Premier! Ep. 15 - The Betches Talk 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen
This week the Betches talk a staple read! A classic! A book everyone should have at least seen the movie of! The Betches discuss the plot of "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. The Betches discuss classism, major adaptation difference from the 2005 film, and how impactful this book was on modern-day day romance.  Follow us on  Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
33:34
February 16, 2021
BONUS EPISODE! Erica Talks Self Publishing
Bonus episode to round out the finale of Season 1 of Books N' Betches! This episode goes into depth about what Erica did to publish her book. The Betches talk process, editors, what's happening with Erica's book currently, the cover art, and a very funny story about Erica's mid-book meltdown. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode! @Books_N_Betches 32 mins
32:18
February 12, 2021
SPECIAL EPISODE: A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES SERIES- ALL 3 BOOKS
Welcome to our season 1 finale! We are so obsessed with the A Court of Thorns and Roses that we decided to do a very special two-hour episode! Erica, Maria, and Kristin talk about the entire A Court of Thornes and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. They go through the entire series, book by book, and then fan theories for A Court of Silver Flames. 0:02:23 Erica describes the covers and the hotly debated new covers. 0:06:10 Plot summary for the series/ beginning of A Court of Thornes and Roses 0:33:00 A Court of Mist and Fury 1:07:10 A Court of Wings and Ruin 1:40:45 Book Community feelings on this series 1:45:05 A Court of Silver Flames hype 1:47:15 Fan Theories on A Court of Silver Flames Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode and other bookish things!
01:55:17
February 2, 2021
Ep. 13 - Kristin Talks 'Year of Yes' by Shonda Rhimes
This week the Betches talk non-fiction! Kristin and the Betches discuss the plot of "Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person" by Shonda Rhimes. The Betches discuss race, Shonda as the visionary she is, and motivations within the book. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
30:48
January 26, 2021
Ep. 12 - The Betches Talk Tropes! Enemies to Lovers!
This week is the Betches switch things up and talk in generalities about the beloved trope- Enemies to Lovers! They go over everything they love, hate, and how it can be done so, so, so perfectly! Plus, in the end, the Betches give their favorite enemies to lovers recommendations! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
28:60
January 19, 2021
BOOK GOALS BONUS EPISODE- What are your book goals?!
Erica, Maria, and Kristin talk about our book goals for 2021. What are your book goals for 2021?!
11:51
January 15, 2021
Ep. 11 - RAGE READ- Trio Talks 'Midnight Sun' by Stephanie Meyer
Welcome to our second Rage READ! Some of us hate a book so much but still feel the need to see the story to the end, thus RAGE READ! Erica, Maria  and Kristin all talk plot of the 'Midnight Sun' by Stephanie Meyer while arguing about whether this book sucked or not. There are three sides to every coin, find out who is on each side! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
35:09
January 12, 2021
Ep. 10 - Erica Talks 'Angel's Blood' by Nalini Singh
This week is fantasy-romance! Erica discusses the plot of "Angel's Blood" by Nalini Singh. Maria and Kristin ask ALL the questions.  Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
31:13
January 5, 2021
Ep. 9 - Kristin Talks 'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline
This week is Science Fiction! Kristin discusses the plot of the "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. Maria and Erica ask ALL the questions. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
29:41
December 29, 2020
CHRISTMAS MOVIE BONUS EPISODE- Listen to Erica and Kristin FIGHT!
Erica and her fiancè, John, decided to watch and rate 25 Christmas movies for the 25 days of Christmas. Erica has posted them every day on her Instagram, by a rating scale that was created by Erica and John. Kristin has taken issue with the ratings and is here to tell Erica exactly what she thinks about them! Listen to Kristin and Erica duke it out over Christmas movie ratings while Maria tries to play referee! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!
17:30
December 25, 2020
Ep. 8 - Erica Talks 'Bared to You' by Sylvia Day
Mom and Dad, please don't listen!!! This week is Erotica! Erica dives into the misconceptions surrounding the Erotica genre while also discussing the plot of the "Bared to You" series by Sylvia Day. Maria and Kristin ask ALL the difficult and explicit questions. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
37:30
December 15, 2020
Ep. 7 - Maria Talks 'Folk of the Air' Series by Holly Black
This week is a Young Adult Fantasy! Maria and Erica dive into the plot of the "Folk of the Air" series by Holly Black while Kristin asks ALL the questions. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next week's episode!
29:36
December 8, 2020
Ep. 6 - Kristin Talks 'Ninth House' by Leigh Bardugo
This week is a thriller! Kristin explains the plot of the "Ninth House" by Leigh Bardugo while Erica and Maria ask ALL the questions. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next weeks episode!
29:39
December 1, 2020
Ep. 5 - RAGE READ! Trio Talks 'Crave' by Tracy Wolff
Welcome to our first Rage READ! Some of us hate a book so much but still feel the need to see the story to the end, thus RAGE READ! Erica, Maria and Kristin all talk plot of the "Crave" by Tracy Wolff while arguing about whether this booked sucked or not. There's three sides to every coin, find out who is on each side! Follow us on Instagram for previews of next weeks episode!
28:45
November 24, 2020
Ep. 4 - Erica Talks 'No White Knight' by Nicole Snow
This week is a mystery romance! Erica explains the plot of the "No White Knight" by Nicole Snow while Kristin and Maria ask ALL the questions. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next weeks episode!
30:14
November 17, 2020
Ep. 3 - Maria Talks 'Lovely War' by Julie Berry
This week is a historical romance! Maria chats us through the plot of the "Lovely War" by Julie Berry while Kristin and Erica ask ALL the questions.  Follow us on Instagram for previews of next weeks episode!
27:06
November 10, 2020
Ep. 2 - Kristin Talks 'The Institute' by Steven King
Kristin explains the plot of the "The Institute" by Steven King while Maria and Erica ask questions. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next weeks episode!
29:11
November 3, 2020
Ep. 1 - Erica Talks 'The Hunger Games'
Erica, Maria, and Kristin introduce themselves then painfully dissect "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Follow us on Instagram for previews of next weeks episode!
28:08
October 27, 2020