Books Are My People

Jennifer Caloyeras

Books Are My People is a podcast for book lovers with book news, book recommendations and ruminations on living a literary life in Los Angeles. Each episode will feature at least five book recommendations in various genres as well as bookish news and occasional guests. Jennifer Caloyeras is an author, voracious reader and writing instructor living in Los Angeles. www.jennifercaloyeras.com Find me on Instagram @jennifercaloyerasPublicists and authors: Feel free to pitch an appearance on the show at booksaremypeople at gmail dot com. Due to the overwhelming amount of emails I receive, I am only able to respond if interested. You can send books to:Jennifer Caloyeras / 2041 W. 139th Street / Gardena, CA 90249

Start Here
90 - Books Are My People with Tracy Dawson
Nov 28 2022
90 - Books Are My People with Tracy Dawson
Books Are My People – Episode 90This week, I welcome author and actor Tracy Dawson, author of Let Me Be Frank: A Book about Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren’t Supposed to Do. Books Recommended:Let Me Be Frank: A Book about Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren’t Supposed to Do by Tracy DawsonIf Neitzsche Were a Narwhal by Justin GreggRun Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia ChaudryThe Wreckage of my Presence by Casey WilsonOther Books Mentioned:Trust by Hernan DiazIn Sensorium: Notes for my People by TanaisKindred by Octavia E. ButlerLady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. LawrenceReckless Girls by Rachel HawkinsNo Farther than the End of the Street by Benjamin NiespodzianyBurntcoat by Sarah HallThe (Other) You: Stories by Joyce Carol OatsLove in the Big City Sang Young ParkSmitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for your Forever Files by Deb PearlmanMrs. Dalloway by Virginia WoolfHow to Sell A Haunted House by Grady HendrixYou can purchase all of the books I talk about on the show on my Bookshop.org store: Books Are My People. It’s a great way to support the show as well as local bookstores.  Tracey: Twitter @dawsontracyInstagram @dawsontracyArtist Tina Berning: @tina_berning NEWS NOTES:Here are the list of Kirkus Prize WinnersHere is the official trailer for the film adaptaion of Lady Chatterly’s Lover  Support the showI hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week!
90 - Books Are My People with Tracy Dawson
Nov 28 2022
90 - Books Are My People with Tracy Dawson
Books Are My People – Episode 90This week, I welcome author and actor Tracy Dawson, author of Let Me Be Frank: A Book about Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren’t Supposed to Do. Books Recommended:Let Me Be Frank: A Book about Women Who Dressed Like Men to Do Shit They Weren’t Supposed to Do by Tracy DawsonIf Neitzsche Were a Narwhal by Justin GreggRun Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia ChaudryThe Wreckage of my Presence by Casey WilsonOther Books Mentioned:Trust by Hernan DiazIn Sensorium: Notes for my People by TanaisKindred by Octavia E. ButlerLady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. LawrenceReckless Girls by Rachel HawkinsNo Farther than the End of the Street by Benjamin NiespodzianyBurntcoat by Sarah HallThe (Other) You: Stories by Joyce Carol OatsLove in the Big City Sang Young ParkSmitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for your Forever Files by Deb PearlmanMrs. Dalloway by Virginia WoolfHow to Sell A Haunted House by Grady HendrixYou can purchase all of the books I talk about on the show on my Bookshop.org store: Books Are My People. It’s a great way to support the show as well as local bookstores.  Tracey: Twitter @dawsontracyInstagram @dawsontracyArtist Tina Berning: @tina_berning NEWS NOTES:Here are the list of Kirkus Prize WinnersHere is the official trailer for the film adaptaion of Lady Chatterly’s Lover  Support the showI hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week!
88 - Books Are My People with Author Rachel Harrison (Such Sharp Teeth)
Oct 31 2022
88 - Books Are My People with Author Rachel Harrison (Such Sharp Teeth)
This week, I have the perfect Halloween guest, Rachel Harrison, author of the recently published, Such Sharp Teeth. We talk about reads for spooky season! House of Hunger by Alexis HendersonMotherthing by Ainslie HogarthGhosteaters by Clay McLeod ChapmanHester by Laurie Lico AlbaneseSo Happy for you by Celia Laskey Other BooksCackle by Rachel HarrisonThe Return by Rachel HarrisonThe Pallbearers Club by Paul TremblayThis Thing Between Us by Gus MorenoNight Bitch by Rachel YoderThe Swimmers by Julie OtsukaWhen We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jullian MedoffNights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk (translated by Ekin OklapWeasels in the attic by Hiroko Oyamada (translated by David Boyd):Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin (translated by Megan McDowell)Sister Novelists : The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës by Devoney LooserA Murder at Balmoral by Chris McGeorgeThe Collective by Alison GaylinGreenwich Park by Katherine FaulknerShe-Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves by Hanna PriestThe Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der KolkThe Graveyard of Lost Children by Katrina MonroeLove in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson Rachell Harrison Social MediaTwitter: @RachfacelogicInsta Rachelharrisonsghostwww.Rachel-Harrison.comTake a writing class with me! Link to Shirley Jackson Award Finalists (Yes, I'm aware these are last year's nominees!)Colleen hoover NYT ArticleIf you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate and review the show! Support the showI hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week!
87 - Books Are My People (with author A.M. Homes)
Oct 10 2022
87 - Books Are My People (with author A.M. Homes)
This week, I welcome acclaimed author, A.M. Homes to the show! We talk about her latest novel, The Unfolding, as well as her writing habits and what made her want to write about politics. Books discussed this week. The Unfolding by A.M. HomesSecret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington by James KirchickDinosaurs by Lydia MilletAncestor Trouble by Maude NewtonThe Hero of this Book by Elizabeth McCrackenFiguring by Maria PopovaOther Books DiscussedThe Foulest Things  Amy TectorMy Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole JohnsonA Carnival of Snackery by David SedarisHer Hidden Genius by Marie  BenedictA Minor Chorus by Billy-Ray BelcourtLeave the World Behind by Ruman AlamEphemeral Wings by Eva SilverfineBlack Folk Could Fly: Selected Writings Randal Keenan? Woolf Hall by Hilary MantellBring up the bodies by Hilary MantelGiving up the Ghost by Hilary MantelThe Guncle  by Steven RowleyReal Life by Brandon TaylorHorse by Geraldine BrooksBig Swiss by Jen BeaginThe Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell Find A.M. Homes on Social Media:Twitter nycnovelwww.Amhomesbooks.comThree Muses Giveaway instructions: Go to my instagram @jennifercaloyerasScroll until you find the Three Muses post. Follow me and leave a comment to enter. Tag friends for additional entries.  Share in stories for additional entries.  Giveaway closes on October 13th. I will contact the winner on October 14th. U.S. Mailing addresses only.  Support the showI hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week!
83 - Books Are My People with Author Katie Hafner (The Boys)
Aug 22 2022
83 - Books Are My People with Author Katie Hafner (The Boys)
Click here to purchase any of the books mentioned today.This week, I am joined by Katie Hafner, author of The Boys. We talk about how reading is like matchmaking and Katie recommends some of her favorite books. Books Recommended :The Boys by Katie HafnerYou Again by Debra Jo ImmergutI The Last Housewife by Ashley WinsteadCapture the Castle by Dodie Smith Portrait of an Unknown Lady by Maria Gainza translated by Thomas BunsteadJoan is Okay by Weike Wang Other Books Mentioned:The Burning by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman The Darkness of Others by Cate Holahan What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J. A. Chancy The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirely JacksonSouthern Book Club Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady HendrixMy Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady HendrixHorrorstor by Grady HendrixThe Final Girls Support Group by Grady HendrixBel Canto by Ann PatchettThe Patron Saint of Liars by Ann PatchettMotherthing by Ainslie HogarthKatie Hafner on Social MediaTwitter: @katiehafner Instagram: @katiehafnerOther Things Mentioned:Link up to podcast The Sh*t no one tells you about writingRecord your recommendation for the show!  Send a brief voice memo recording to booksaremypeople@gmail.com. Include title and author!Take a beginning novel writing class with me September 6 – October 28:Visit my website jennifercaloyeras.com to learn more or my Instagram page @jennifercaloyerasSign up for my newsletter: www.jennifercaloyeras.comBennet House LinkAthletcisgreen.com/emergingSupport the showI hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week!
Books Are My People - episode #80
Jul 11 2022
Books Are My People - episode #80
This week, a book about murder turns murderous in my bookish news segment, I recommend five recent paperback releases and five great books that I've read recently. You'll also hear about my trip to Whistler, our new pets, and I'll share who will be my special guest on the next episode. BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Displacements by Bruce HolsingerWIN a hard copy of this newly released book by going to my Instagram account @jennifercaloyeras, find the post that shows the giveaway, follow my account and leave a comment on the post. Tag bookish friends for extra entries. Share in your stories for an extra entry. This giveaway will close on Wednesday, July 27th and I will contact a winner on the 28th. Good luck! U.S. mailing addressed only. Want to know what this book is about? Listen to today's podcast!Reach out and say hi at booksaremypeople@gmail.comLike what you hear? Please rate my podcast and share the love! It helps other book enthusiasts find out about the show. This week's books:The Displacements by Bruce HolsingerThe Poet’s House by Jean Thompson Night of the Living Rez: Stories by Morgan TaltyA Novel Obsession by Caitlin BaraschVera Kelly Lost and Found by Rosalie KnechtPaperbacks out now:Ghosts: a novel by Dolly AldertonNot A happy Family: a novel by Shara LapenaWe Were Never Here: a novel by Andrea BartzTHe Last Gradiate by Naomi NovikThe Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine Up Next for me: Shmutz by Felicia MelinerAlthletcigreens.com/emergingSupport the showI hope you all have a wonderfully bookish week!