Books and the City

Books and the City


Welcome to your new favorite literary podcast! Books and the City Podcast is hosted by four New York City-dwelling, book-nerd best friends who met for one Bookstagram book club, and the rest was history. Unlike most bookish podcasts, each episode of Books and the City stays spoiler-free. Every Monday, the hosts come prepared to discuss the last book they read, meaning you’ll walk away from each weekly episode with four new must-read titles! Pour yourself a glass of whatever, and meet your new favorite book club.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today, we’re talking haunted house mishaps and embarrassing spooky season stories in general. This episode features one of the funniest miscommunications we’ve had on the pod in a while, and that’s saying something. Then, appropriately, we’re talking about some spooky reads including a couple of witch stories (with varying degrees of horror/coziness), and a true-crime-podcast-esque mystery. And don’t forget to grab your copy of All This Could Be Different for Libby’s November book club! Stay tuned for dates. <3 thanks so much for listening! You can get your BATC merch here: Browse and shop all the books we’ve discussed on this episode and past episodes at Check out our website for more information about the fan club, any anything else at You can also subscribe to our newsletter there, and send us a note at>

Becky’s pick: Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen (15:55-25:18)

On Becky’s TBR: Small Town Big Magic by Hazel Beck

Emily’s pick: Cackle by Rachel Harrison (25:19-34:47)

On Emily’s TBR: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Libby’s pick: Sadie by Courtney Summers (34:48-49:36)

On Libby’s TBR: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Music by EpidemicSound, logo art by @niczollos, all opinions are our own.

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