Today, Chelsey and Sara talk about favorite books from childhood, Little Women fashion, and family stories to read this winter with Annie Jones, owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville and host of the bookish podcast From The Front Porch. There’s lots of nostalgia, laughter, and book recs in this episode, plus tips for helping your favorite local bookstores thrive during trying times. Note: this episode includes some spoilers for Little Women.
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Franny & Zoey by J.D. Salinger
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konig
Bloomability by Sharon Creech
Jo & Laurie by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz
What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer
Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel
House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Ex Libris by Michiko Kakutani
HRH by Elizabeth Holmes
Passing by Nella Larsen
Emma by Jane Austen