Emily Books Book Club

  1. If you are not familiar with the Emily Books Book Club, or simply have that condition where you struggle to form short-term memories, you may click here. Maybe you already did! This month, Ruth Curry (as the most fervent proponent of THE TERRIBLE GIRLS) and I had a delightful conversation about how good and different it is. If you haven't already, you can buy it here, and there's a one-day 20% discount if you type…

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  2. If you are not familiar with the Emily Books Book Club, or simply have that condition where you struggle to form short-term memories, you may click here. Maybe you already did! We skipped November because of a) laziness, and b) Middlemarch. But now we're here to read, and we're can't stop. This month, we're reading THE TERRIBLE GIRLS. We have a lovely discount code for you at the bottom of the post, and our…

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  3. If you are not familiar with the Emily Books Book Club, or simply have that condition where you struggle to form short-term memories, you may click here. Maybe you already did! This month, Emily and I read and discussed Samantha Irby’s Meaty, which you can learn more about purchasing here. And I strongly suggest you do, but first, the sloppy Gchat. Emily: MEATTTTYYYYYY Nicole: Oh, God, I laughed a...tremendous amount. But then,…

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  4. If you are not familiar with the Emily Books Book Club, or simply have that condition where you struggle to form short-term memories, you may click here. Maybe you already did! I was DELIGHTED to hear that the newest offering from Emily Books was Samantha Irby's brilliant collection, Meaty, having read and enjoyed it earlier this summer. Nothing reminds you of grade school like being able to say "Ah, of course.

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  5. If you are not familiar with the Emily Books Book Club, or simply have that condition where you struggle to form short-term memories, you may click here. Maybe you already did! This month, Emily and I read and discussed Dorothy Baker's Cassandra at the Wedding (discount code, as always, at the bottom of the post) and had a tiny fight about Sylvia Plath. Emily - Oh, hello there! Nicole - HI EMILY, this…

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  6. If you are not familiar with the Emily Books Book Club, or simply have that condition where you struggle to form short-term memories, you may click here. Maybe you already did! Well, another month is here, and another chance to do your background reading for Nicole and Emily's rambling gchats about literature is upon us. We'll be discussing CASSANDRA AT THE WEDDING, by Dorothy Baker.

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  7. Earlier this month, we announced the formation of the Emily Books Book Club (man, am I ever good at naming things! call me, Childlike Empress!) in conjunction with, right, Emily Books. As promised, I read the book (King Kong Theory, by Virginie Despentes, discount code at bottom of post for late adopters!) and gchatted with Emily about it yesterday. Here is the raw e-footage of said exchange: Emily - hi Nicole!! Nicole…

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  8. I've subscribed to Emily Books since the beginning, mostly just because Emily and Ruth have dynamite, dynamite taste, and it's like having a personal shopper for reasonably-obscure, fabulous reading. So we asked Emily if she would tell us a bit about how Emily Books came to be, and wheedled a discount code out of her (readers of The Toast can take 20% off purchases from Emily Books -- subscriptions or individual books -- by…

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