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It’s the cliche of all cliches….”don’t judge a book by its cover”. Well, we’re breaking all the rules in this episode and judging 9 different books by reading their covers to each other and having the other judge what she thinks will happen. From vampires to cursed French women, we’re COVERing (haha get it?) books […]

Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

February 15, 2021

Judging Books by their Covers

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If you want to be magically transported to a rugged life on the open seas with the wind in your hair and a map in your hand, you HAVE to check out Fable. A new YA fantasy duology from New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young. Seventeen-year-old Fable is a dredger—a freediver who excavates rare […]

Fiction, Young Adult Books

February 8, 2021

We Recap Fable : The Coolest Pirate Book

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You’ve probably seen it, heard of it, rewatched it, or maybe avoided it. Regardless, Bridgerton is everywhere. Can’t get enough of the ballgowns and drama? We got you! Our books that will satisfy your most posh Jane Austen, Old Victorian England daydreams. As an added bonus, all the books we recommend are on the cleaner […]

Classics, Fiction, Young Adult Books

February 1, 2021

If You Like Bridgerton, Read This!

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As every book lover knows, for every hundred books you read there’s bound to be at least one or two that you just can’t make it all the way through. In this episode of Novelbound, we dive into the books on our shelves that we just can NOT finish. Anna starts off the list by […]

Classics, Fiction, Young Adult Books

January 29, 2021

Books that we just COULD NOT FINISH

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This series was honestly the BEST series we’ve read in years, and we aren’t saying this lightly. WE’RE EMBARRASINGLY OBSESSED.If you’ve read Black Witch, this interview is where we discuss EVERYTHING with the queen herself, Laurie Forest!Laurie has just finished writing the fourth book in her series, and gave us so much to look forward […]

Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Books

January 3, 2021

Read Black Witch Already. (Our interview with Author Laurie Forest!)

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This week we talk about our favorite reads of 2020! We talk about “Serpent and Dove” and just how much we love how crass Lou is. How “Boy Next Story: A Bookish Boyfriends Novel” gives us the happy ending we all desperately wanted  in little women with Jo. We touch on just how draining toddlers […]

Fantasy, Fiction, Guilty Pleasure Reads

December 29, 2020

Our Favorite Reads of 2020 (and what we’re excited for next year!)

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We have a straight-up TREAT for your ears this week. We brought on one of our favorite slam poetry writers and he shares some of his deepest (and also romantic) ones. We dissect them and share the embarrassing Facebook posts full of angst and discuss the power of writing to tell a story in such […]

Classics, Poetry

December 21, 2020

THIS POETRY SLAMS. (Deep dive into the good stuff with Jacob Jacobson)

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Celine and Anna kick off this episode of Novelbound with some embarrassing Facebook posts from their teenage years, and a cringeworthy moment in Chipotle where Celine may have told a man she was betrothed. Throughout this episode Anna and Celine dive into the world of old literature. Books that are classics that get slept on […]


December 18, 2020

Old Books You Shouldn’t Be Sleeping On

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In this episode of Novelbound, a book podcast, Celine and Anna start a new segment called, if you liked that, read this. They recommend new books based on past books they loved. First, they bring on their first ever guest on the podcast, Katie from @katieelizabeth_reads. Katie is from Oxford, England and is studying publishing. […]

Fiction, Young Adult Books

December 7, 2020

If You Liked That, Read This with Katie (Our Hilarious British Friend)

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In this episode of Novelbound, Celine and Anna talk about things they never thought would ever make it on air. Like why in the world they started this podcast, the feelings they felt before launch day, and how they got their motivation to keep this going. But the big topic for this episode is perspective […]


November 29, 2020

Books that Changed Our Perspective (And Our Weirdest Breakup Stories!)

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