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Everything But the Book

Everything But the Book

By Sarah and Lyss
Where two best friends discuss their favorite books! Join Sarah and Lyss as they navigate the intricacies of an enemies-to-lovers trope, character development that sucks, and the horde of book fans on TikTok. You didn't ask for it, but here it is. Welcome to your new book club.
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Ep15 - Wrap-Up, but with Friends! ft. The Paperback Bruncher
Nothing says, "book club" like friends you met on the internet! Join Alyssa, Sarah, and their very first guest, Hannah *cue screaming* as they talk about the best and worst of their recent reads. Spoiler alert; this episode was almost cancelled over The Night Circus.  Catch up with Hannah on instagram and TikTok! @thepaperbackbruncher And be sure to follow us around as well!  @everythingbutthebookpod Everything But the Book on facebook! 
June 6, 2021
Ep14 - Netflix's Shadow and Bone REACTIONS
Up until know, you've heard Sarah and Lyss talk about books. Now, listen to them unleash themselves upon the most controversial topic in the book world (probably), the dreaded live-action ADAPTATION! *cue scary music* But seriously, the gal pals are excited to bring you through this journey that was season 1 of Shadow and Bone. Join them as they discuss their favorite actors, show faux-pas, and what they're looking forward to next season. Assuming, of course, that there IS a next season... We want to hear from you! Subscribe to the pod of course, but also let us know what you think on our social media. instagram - @everythingbutthebookpod TikTok - @everythingbutthebook And of course, our website!
May 30, 2021
Ep13 - Crooked Kingdom (a.k.a The One Where We Cried)
Book fans, have you ever wanted your podcasts host to burst into tears uncontrollably? How about twice? On a completely unrelated note, Sarah and Lyss are so excited to bring you today's episode on Leigh Bardugo's Crooked Kingdom. This is the second book in the Six of Crows duology and spoiler alert; we love it.  This is our last Grishaverse book for awhile, and the series we will be reviewing next is Stephanie Garber's Caraval trilogy. We would love nothing more than to hear from you, seriously. Tell us what you think! DO IT.  Email - Twitter - @everythingbutthebookpod instagram - @everythingbutthebookpod TikTok - @everythingbutthebookpod
May 9, 2021
Ep12 - Six of Crows
WE'RE BACK BOOK LOVERS! And today we are so excited to talk to you about the next book in the Grishaverse, Six of Crows. This book has a lot of hype and we are here to tell you that it is all deserved. Did this book make Sarah buy a Crow's head cane? Sure did. Did it make Lyss buy ten candles? Sure did. Join us as we discuss the first book in the duology by Leigh Bardugo that has completely raised the bar for Young Adult novels and heists alike.  We want you to be a part of our show! Reach out to us on social media, website, or email and let us know what you thought of Six of Crows, or the Shadow & Bone TV show versions of them.  Instagram - @everythingbutthebookpod TikTok - everythingbutthebook Twitter - @everythingbutthebookpod email - for upcoming episodes, books on our TBR, and recommendations! 
May 2, 2021
Ep11 - The Wrap-Up Episode
Welcome back, book lovers to a very special episode of Everything But the Book! Today, we're doing something a little bit different. Sarah and Lyss are giving your their SPOILER-FREE book reviews to include their least favorites, most-anticipated, and capping it off with BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR)! Not to mention that we start this episode off with some drama in the bookish community...spilling the tea like the Suriel.  Come talk bookish things with us at; insta/twitter/TikTok - @everythingbutthebookpod And check out this sweet website that Lyss makes;
April 18, 2021
Ep10 - Ruin & Rising
Welcome to Episode 10 of Everything But the Book! Today we wrap up our journey with the Shadow & Bone trilogy by the fabulous Leigh Bardugo. Join us for an in-depth discussion on Alyssa's tabbing system while Sarah builds a case in defense of Mal's tattoo. EBTB is proud to present to you your next obsession in being "Bookish." Can't wait to hang out with you again, friends! We want to hear from you! Email us, tweet us, DM us, send a carrier pigeon., @everythingbutthebookpod on instagram, tiktok, and twitter. 
April 12, 2021
Ep9 - Siege and Storm
Welcome, book-clubbing friends, to a CHAOTIC episode of Everything But the Book! This week, Sarah and Lyss talk about Leigh Bardugo's Siege and Storm, the second book in her Shadow and Bone trilogy. This book has everything you could ever want, including a witty pirate, a handsome prince, a prince-who-moonlights-as-a-pirate...and also some Grisha. With less than a month to go before the Netflix show releases, the gals are extra pumped to bring you their thoughts on this book.  We want to hear from you! Send us emails, mean tweets, book recommendations, whatever you want really. We are here for YOU.  Instagram - @everythingbutthebookpod email - TikTok - everythingbutthebook twitter - @everythingbutthebookpod
March 28, 2021
Ep8 - Shadow and Bone
WELCOME TO THE GRISHAVERSE, BOOK BABES! This week, Sarah and Alyssa dive into the first book of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Excitement around this series continues to build, as the Netflix show release date lies just beyond the horizon. Join the EBTB gang as they fight over pronunciation, swoon over the Darkling, and decide whether or not Mal deserves to breathe air. We can't wait to hear what you think about this episode and this series! Book club is in session.  Sarah and Alyssa want to hear from you! LIKE NOW! Email us, tweet us, DM us at everythingbutthebookpod on social media and Gmail. The offer still stands that if you send us your favorite book spice, we will make Alyssa read it on a future episode. 
March 15, 2021
Ep7 - A Court of Silver Flames
Hey bookclub babes and dudes, this episode is dedicated to the booklovers who waited years for this book. Today we discuss A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas, the newest installment in the A Court of Thorns and Roses saga. Sarah and Lyss talk about the predictions they got right, Rhysand being a jerk, and rate how uncomfortable Lyss gets reading the *spicy* scenes. The gals will give our their ratings for this book and hopes for the series as it progresses, because there's no way it can end here!  Email us, DM us, send mean tweets to us at everythingbutthebookpod on socials. Check out our TBRs on 
March 5, 2021
Ep6 - A Court of Frost and Starlight
BOOK CLUB IS BACK IN SESSION! Today Sarah and Lyss want to talk to their friends about Sarah J. Maas' novella from the internationally best-selling A Court of Thorns and Roses series, A Court of Frost and Starlight. In this episode the gals discuss the horrors and trauma of fantasy war, the horror and trauma of finding out one of the main characters is a horse girl, and Sarah literally spills her tea. They rate the book and recognize it's merits as more than just a sexy snowball fight.  Email us, TikTok us, instagram us, or tweet us at Everything But the Book Pod!  For our TBRs to follow along, check out our website at
March 4, 2021
Ep5 - A Court of Wings and Ruin
Welcome back to the book club of your dreams! Or your nightmares! We are continuing our chat about Sarah J Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses series with this MEGA episode on A Court of Wings and Ruin. Sarah and Lyss talk entirely too long about the deep state that is the Night Court, how Lucien continues to be the best character, and the drama of the High Lord summit.  We want to hear from you! Do you think we gave this book the right score? What should we add to our TBR? Twitter - @ebtbpod instagram - @everythingbutthebookpod
February 22, 2021
Ep4 - A Court of Mist and Fury (Part 2)
Welcome back to book club, friends! We continue this week on our journey through Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury. In today's episode Sarah and Lyss get embarrassed reading out loud, question the missing details on Fae magic, and swoon over Feyre's character development.  We want to hear from you! Email us, DM us, facebook message us, but cauldron boil you if you tweet at us.  This is part 2 of 2. 
February 14, 2021
Ep3 - A Court of Mist and Fury (Part 1)
This week Sarah and Lyss go WAY OVERBOARD talking about Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Mist and Fury, the sequel to the best-selling A Court of Thorns and Roses. Join them as they fall in love with Rhysand's inner circle, blush at the Court of Nightmares, and wonder why they didn't notice those red flags any sooner. Welcome back to book club.  Part 1 of 2. 
February 8, 2021
Ep2 - A Court of Silver Flames Predictions
WELCOME BACK to book club, where Sarah and Lyss discuss their predictions for Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Silver Flames, which releases in just a few weeks! Prepare to hear what we really think about Nesta, the CONTROVERSIAL cover art, and of course the fate of our favorite Bat Bois. We wanted to get our predictions out into the Ether so that when they inevitably come true, we can say we told you so.  We want to hear from you! Reach out to us at to be a part of the show. Send us your predictions, your recommendations, your hate mail, we want to hear it all. 
January 31, 2021
Ep1 - A Court of Thorns and Roses
Welcome to the book club you didn't ask for, but secretly always wanted to be a part of. In this episode, best friends Sarah and Lyss review their current obsession that is Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses. Join them as they attempt to give a spoiler-free summary of the book, discuss their favorite yet problematic parts, and petition the author to dish out more details on the Suriel. 
January 31, 2021