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Novelbound: A Comedy Book Podcast

Novelbound: A Comedy Book Podcast

By Anna & Celine

Meet your new book besties. Settle in and get ready to spill that ACADEMIC tea. Novelbound is a podcast dedicated to making you laugh and keeping you company while we discuss our favorite books and the beauty of the literary world. We’re Celine and Anna, two best friends who have zero shelf control.

In our weekly podcasts, we’ll discover new books and authors together and, with our friends, further explore the fun side of reading! We are building a community all about books, so tune in and join the fun. Our listeners can come on and dish all about their favorite books with us, so get ready!
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Novelbound: A Comedy Book PodcastMar 16, 2021

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We Talk Murder Mystery With Maureen Johnson

We Talk Murder Mystery With Maureen Johnson

Sit and listen to the wise words of the one and only (and slightly sick) Maureen Johnson while she walks us through her magnificent brain.

May 11, 202357:05
Hi Monster Books Scare Us

Hi Monster Books Scare Us

We wanted to come back strong for ya'll. Anna found some out of pocket monster book (let's be real they're all out of pocket..) recs. We just had to scream about the absurdity of them, let us know which one made you laugh the most on Instagram!

Apr 21, 202339:31
Stacey McEwan!!!

Stacey McEwan!!!

On todays Podcast we talk with author of "Ledge" Stacey McEwan!! We talk about balancing being a mom, working, and writing a book. Tell about our worst rejections (received or given). We also answer some really fun game like questions, like "what would be your weapon of choice?". Lots of fun and laughs in this episode, so don't miss this one!


Here's a little about Stacey:

Stacey McEwan is a school teacher by day and fantasy writer by night. She is a book influencer on multiple platforms and began writing her most current manuscript LEDGE after book lovers of the internet begged her to share her story ideas. Stacey was born and raised on the Gold Coast, Australia. She still resides in her hometown with her husband, two children and one questionable dog. Before she entered the online bookish community, Stacey received her Bachelor of Education from Griffith University. She has been teaching children in the classroom for 9 years to date. When Stacey isn’t writing, teaching, or making ridiculous tiktoks, you’ll find her playing with her children, reading, annoying her husband, or if she’s lucky – all three at once.

Feb 06, 202301:28:02
Books We Can't Wait For In 2023!

Books We Can't Wait For In 2023!

We're so excited for all the new books that are going to be hitting shelves in 2023! Here are a few we're most pumped about reading! Also, we talk about Meghan and Harry, a little about us in high school, and just our lives :)

Jan 30, 202349:22
Q&A

Q&A

We answer some your questions from our discord chats. We love hearing from you and answering all your questions, so if you have them, feel free to ask! We talk about our lives and what we hope our 2023 will look like! Thanks for listening!

Jan 16, 202347:44
Top Books of 2022

Top Books of 2022

We're back for the New Year!! But first, let's talk about our top books (both loved and not loved) of 2022!! If you need book recommendations for this year, this is the episode to listen to. We loved last years reads and we can't wait to read even more books in 2023!!

Jan 09, 202345:43
Nolan's Birth Story

Nolan's Birth Story

We're back with another episode! Anna gives us all the details about the day she gave birth to her newborn Nolan. Mothers and soon-to-be mothers, this is the episode for you! Cause when I say we give all the details- I MEAN ALL THE DETAILS! 

Dec 15, 202249:10
Christmas Recs

Christmas Recs

Do you want a book you can cozy up with a warm blanket and some hot chocolate with? If so, here's some books for all your Christmas/Wintry reading needs! 

Dec 15, 202235:31
Patreon Episode from the Past: TBR List

Patreon Episode from the Past: TBR List

Thought we'd say thank you for all the fun this year with an episode only our Patreon have heard!

Nov 30, 202236:58
YOUR CRAZY DRAMA

YOUR CRAZY DRAMA

In this episode we read and react to the drama that has happened in your lives. It gets crazy!!! If you love hearing other people's drama, this is the episode for you!

Nov 07, 202240:46
Adrienne Young- Spells for Forgetting

Adrienne Young- Spells for Forgetting

Warning: This is going to be a spoiler-filled episode!!!! If you haven't read Spells for Forgetting, be prepared to hear spoilers!

We're so excited to share our interview with Adrienne Young! We talk about her new book "Spells for Forgetting"!

A little about Adrienne:

Adrienne Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sky and Sea duology, the Fable series, and Spells for Forgetting. When she’s not writing, you can find Adrienne on her yoga mat, on a walk in the woods, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Oct 24, 202254:20
Fall Books+Shade

Fall Books+Shade

We love the fall and all the books that come out with it, but what has happened to the YA world? We talk about the YA writing lately and throw a little bit of shade in this weeks episode ;)

Oct 17, 202238:56
Stephanie Garber- The Ballad of Never After
Oct 13, 202246:41
A Haunted Wood: An Original Story Inspired by Salem

A Haunted Wood: An Original Story Inspired by Salem

Anna and Celine have written original stories based off of Folklore. This one is Celine's story, and it's set in the 1850s in Salem, MA. Full of ghost stories and piano backing, here's something original to get into the spirit!

Oct 06, 202221:60
Tropes That Deserve More Attention

Tropes That Deserve More Attention

We talk about all our favorite tropes that we LOVE (and maybe some that we're not a fan of). Give us some more book recommendations for tropes that you love that we should we read!

Sep 12, 202253:53
NOTHING MORE TO TELL WITH ***THE*** KAREN MCMANUS!!!

NOTHING MORE TO TELL WITH ***THE*** KAREN MCMANUS!!!

We interview Karen McManus and talk to her about her new book Nothing More to Tell!! 

This will be a spoiler filled discussion so we can really dive into the plot and characters!

A little about Karen:

Karen M. McManus is a #1 New York Times and international bestselling author of young adult thrillers. Her books include the One of Us Is Lying series, which has been turned into a television show on Peacock and Netflix, as well as the standalone novels Two Can Keep a Secret, The Cousins, You’ll Be the Death of Me, and Nothing More to Tell.

Sep 05, 202245:04
Love on the Brain with Ali Hazelwood

Love on the Brain with Ali Hazelwood

***WARNING THIS A SPOILER FILLED EPISODE FOR LOVE ON THE BRAIN BY ALI HAZELWOOD*** 

If you haven't read Love on the Brain yet, then DO IT! After reading this book, come listen as we squeal and gush over Ali's book with her. We loved talking with her and she may be the coolest/funniest person we've ever met! 

Aug 29, 202201:09:36
What Makes an Enemies to Lovers Book

What Makes an Enemies to Lovers Book

In this weeks episode we talk about what makes an enemies to lovers book. We'll go over the stages of how the characters of our favorite books go from enemies to friends to lovers. 

Also listen for how you can submit your story to be published in our anthology set in the Harry Potter world!

Aug 22, 202247:10
Sad Girl Autumn

Sad Girl Autumn

It may still be August, but we're honestly ready and in the mood for Fall. Listen as we catch up with Anna from her trip to Europe, discuss some spooky stuff like haunted houses and Hocus Pocus, and maybe even talk about a few books :)

Aug 08, 202225:00
Some Mistakes Were Made (and one of them was NOT INTERVIEWING KRISTIN DWYER SOONER)

Some Mistakes Were Made (and one of them was NOT INTERVIEWING KRISTIN DWYER SOONER)

How lucky do we feel to have the literal TAYLOR SWIFT of writing on our podcast? Kristin has a magical way of bringing up the feelings and fears you pressed deep down into your subconscious, and then magically heals you by the end. This book is giving EVERYTHING. And we had to scream about it with the world.... and the author herself. We swooned. We embarrassed ourselves. We screamed way too loud. Can't wait for you guys to hear it!

Aug 01, 202201:11:23
This Golden State: Book Interview with Marit Weisenberg and Discussion on Building Tension for Your Readers!

This Golden State: Book Interview with Marit Weisenberg and Discussion on Building Tension for Your Readers!

This Golden State is an INCREDIBLE book, and we are so lucky to discuss the book with the author herself, Marit Weisenberg! We also go deep into building the tension and talk about the world after the book! It's spoiler-filled because this book is SOOOOOO tightly packed with twists we had to dissect it all!

Jul 04, 202239:03
Bloom Writing Series: Love Stories & Creating TENSION! And how to rock kindle unlimited!

Bloom Writing Series: Love Stories & Creating TENSION! And how to rock kindle unlimited!

Bloom Writing Series: Courtney Willis is an amazing regency author who dominates the kindle unlimited world! Her stories are compelling and the way she writes love is inspirational!

Jun 27, 202254:03
Bloom Writing: Getting to Know Your Characters & Get DEEP with your story with Mckell!

Bloom Writing: Getting to Know Your Characters & Get DEEP with your story with Mckell!

This girl is here to teach us all the ways to understand your characters more. She's brilliant at creating powerful stories and characters, and we are so lucky to have her on!

Jun 20, 202250:19
Bloom Writing Series: Exploring Fantasy with Beck Michaels

Bloom Writing Series: Exploring Fantasy with Beck Michaels

Ever wondered how to create a world all your own? Here's a deep dive we LOVED with Beck Michaels! If you're interested in the way fantasy gets written, here's the episode for you!

Jun 13, 202241:23
Summer Books We Can't Get Enough Of

Summer Books We Can't Get Enough Of

Y'all, it's JUNE! Summer is officially here, and these are the books we have been reading, and honestly REREADING!

Jun 09, 202252:12
Part of Your World: A Wildly Adventurous Book Recap

Part of Your World: A Wildly Adventurous Book Recap

Y'all, we had way too much fun recording this episode! It's so much fun discussing this semi-steamy book. This episode is a little bit PG 13, but we discuss the wild parts we loved about this book! It was one of our favorite guilty pleasure reads of this year!

May 31, 202241:18
Bloom Writing | Shelby Mahurin | Write Through It

Bloom Writing | Shelby Mahurin | Write Through It

Honestly, this was one of the most emotional and impactful interviews we have ever done. We learned so much from Shelby- about not only creating a story but writing when it's hard. Writing when you've got a toddler at the door, or when you doubt yourself... or even when it's the middle of the night

This was the interview that has carried us through so much of our writing journies. and we can't wait for you to hear her words!

May 13, 202201:03:21
Bloom Writing ~ Writing Fantasy With Beck Michaels

Bloom Writing ~ Writing Fantasy With Beck Michaels

In this episode we talk all about world building for fantasy! Beck explains how she came up with the characters from Divine Blood, breaking the traditional mold of a female main character, and how impactful all the guardians are. We discuss how expansive her world is, and ask 'was it always going to be like this?' and further talk about how things can change in your story! 

May 09, 202242:42
Bloom Writing: Finding Your Voice and Pushing Through with Sasha Peyton Smith

Bloom Writing: Finding Your Voice and Pushing Through with Sasha Peyton Smith

Sasha is so insightful and opened up to us a ton about her journey with writing. Here are the questions we asked her, and she DELIVERED! 

  • How did you plot out and world-build so beautifully? Did it come character first or world first? You mixed magic with history so well, and I loved the way she uses magic to create something so beautiful.
  • You brought to life so many of the secondary characters and the world that you had. In your first draft, did you have that? How did that change and grow when you are developing those characters?
  • What kind of advice would you give to someone who was in the middle of their first draft and it feels so messy, half plotted, and all the characters are flat?
  • What do you do when your character's wants don’t seem strong enough?
  • When you’re plotting, how often do things change for you?
  • YOU ARE QUEEN OF THE TWISTS. How did you put enough in ahead of time to make it feel natural but still twisty?
  • What is it like writing a sequel? Is it intimidating? Exciting?
Apr 22, 202259:08
Bloom Writing: Self Publishing & The Art of Romance with Sarah Adams!

Bloom Writing: Self Publishing & The Art of Romance with Sarah Adams!

We're back with a DREAM interview, where we learn SO much about the self-publishing world from Sarah Adams! We also talk a ton about how to make a slow-burn romance that is filled with tension. Sarah's work is so incredible and we were so lucky to have her on!

Apr 20, 202247:07
How These Books SHOULD Have Ended

How These Books SHOULD Have Ended

We go off on some of our favorite popular books that took place that destroyed us, specifically during those dystopian eras. We also discuss harry potter, red queen, hunger games, truly devious, the summer i turned pretty, maze runner, pride and premeditation, and a few more! there are spoiler warnings throughout so you should be safe if you need to skip a book or two!

Apr 14, 202255:13
Bloom Writing ~ Adalyn Grace: What It Takes

Bloom Writing ~ Adalyn Grace: What It Takes

In this episode we talk with the one and only Adalyn Grace! She shares her raw and personal journey on becoming a published Author, as well as the time and dedication it took her. She peels back the curtain to show us that it might not always be rainbows and butterflies but boy it is fulfilling. We break down what it takes to truly create a likable unlikable heroin and journey it takes to fully draft a story. 

Apr 08, 202258:35
Bloom Writing ~ Jordan Grey: Critique Partner

Bloom Writing ~ Jordan Grey: Critique Partner

In this episode we talk about all things Critique Partner with the lovely Jordan Grey! She tell us what exactly it means to be someone partner and help them develop their story! We get real personal about the trials of becoming a published author and the dedication you need to put into your work. Jordan shares her Journey of writing and how she became a critique partner, and spoiler ya'll, it wasn't easy, THE DEDICATION. 

Apr 01, 202245:60
The Books that are WORTH the read, and the one's we recently DNF'd.

The Books that are WORTH the read, and the one's we recently DNF'd.

Here's us spilling the tea on some of the books we were obsessed with, and the ones we immediately skipped through. There's also a story about how Celine's car set on fire, and how it led to her first kiss. Wild tales, y'all. 

Mar 31, 202201:03:21
Bloom Writing ~ Rachel Griffin Interview: Writing Magic

Bloom Writing ~ Rachel Griffin Interview: Writing Magic

Starting of our Bloom writing series strong with the queen herself Rachel Griffin! In this episode we talk about how to create a magic system and the many, many changes it can go through. She shares insight into just how much work went into her wonderful book "The Nature of Witches", and the multiple drafts it went through. She's convinced us to be as obsessed as the pacific northwest as she is (If thats possible). The honest conversation we have about what it takes to create a story and dedicate yourself too it is so uplifting and inspiring. Let us know what inspiration you got while listening! 

Mar 25, 202255:13
Never Have I Ever (Book & Boy Edition!)

Never Have I Ever (Book & Boy Edition!)

Today we’re playing never have I ever… but with a twist.

We’re spilling the secrets both book related and boy related, and we are dropping names and spilling shade on our high school experiences and college adventurers.

Feb 26, 202247:49
Guilty Pleasure Reads We CANNOT Stop Raving About

Guilty Pleasure Reads We CANNOT Stop Raving About

Here's our current curated list of contemporary guilty pleasure reads. Get your TBR list ready, you're in for a really, really good time!

Feb 18, 202222:32
Our Interview with Christina & Lauren!

Our Interview with Christina & Lauren!

Yeah, we're freaking out too. We got the incredible chance to interview the best friend duo and writers of over 28 books that we love. Most recently they wrote the unhoneymooners, which was so funny we had to have them come on! 

We talked a ton about the soulmate equation, a book that comes out in paperback tomorrow! (If you loved the Love Hypothesis, this book blows it out of the water with the emotional depth and steamy, hilarious moments!) We were crying laughing throughout this episode and inspired by their friendship and the way they share their writing process! We seriously have major girl crushes on them, and this episode is spoiler-free except for the last 4 minutes! Snag one of their books and laugh along with us!

Feb 07, 202255:38
DESERTED ISLAND (full of ROASTING and book boyfriends)

DESERTED ISLAND (full of ROASTING and book boyfriends)

I thought it'd be a funny episode to do a "if you had to bring one thing to a deserted island, what would it be" and it was funny.... but for the completely opposite reasons. Welcome to the CHAOS of a show where we just fight about books and holidays ;) 

Jan 17, 202246:19
2022 Most Anticipated Reads! (And some you WON'T expect!)

2022 Most Anticipated Reads! (And some you WON'T expect!)

We did this last year, and it led to us being able to meet some of the coolest authors out there! Here's our list!

Jan 17, 202237:36
Ask Us Anything! (Big Announcement at the End!)

Ask Us Anything! (Big Announcement at the End!)

This is an episode where you guys submitted a ton of bookish and personal questioned, and we answered them all! We also discuss the BIGGEST thing to hit novelbound this year and what we’ve got in store! We cannot wait!

Jan 03, 202257:42
Christmas Reads (From Nice To Naughty!)

Christmas Reads (From Nice To Naughty!)

Wintertime is here, and Celine spent two weeks sifting through a VARIETY of Christmas reads, ranking from victorian (very chaste and adorable) Christmas reads to closed-door but steamy cabin retreats in the snow, all the way to a very, very ridiculous and very sexually punny read about Santa Claus himself.

(We'll warn you when it gets a little bit dirty ;) But it was so much fun recording this! Anna also shares one of the most embarrassing and crazy stories from her hooligan days as a gift to you!

Dec 20, 202158:53
Novelbound 2021 Book Awards!

Novelbound 2021 Book Awards!

We're creating our own categories and listing each of our own personal nominations for these categories:  The Best Couple, One Bed Trope, Best Contemporary, Best Murder Mystery, Best fantasy, Best kiss, Coolest plot, Best world-building, Best Enemies to lovers book, The Book hangover award, Best book boyfriend, Best villain, and so many more!

So excited to hear what you guys liked for each category! Let us know your votes!

Dec 13, 202138:51
Beach Reads: A Review

Beach Reads: A Review

The one where Anna and Celine review Beach Reads! We talk about all the hilarious situations January finds herself in, the witty and aloof Gus, and the hardships of finding out your parents aren't perfect. They're far from it. 

Nov 16, 202128:47
A Deadly Education Review

A Deadly Education Review

We promise, this is not a sponsored ad declaring our love for Naomi Novik. It just feels like it.
This book series isn't complete yet. There's ONE MORE left, but that cannot stop you from experiencing the amazing world of Deadly Education. Here's our unfiltered opinion on this book! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

Nov 10, 202156:50
Why We DNF Books

Why We DNF Books

Listen, even if you don't want to admit it everyone has DNF'ed (did not finish) a book or two, YES EVERYONE. In this episode Anna and Celine talk about some of the major reasons they DNF a book, wether it be because they're just tired of reading about war, or are SICK OF THE MISCOMMUNICATION TROPE! Give this episode a listen and see if you agree! 

Nov 04, 202143:30
The Last Legacy Interview with Adrienne Young *SPOILER*

The Last Legacy Interview with Adrienne Young *SPOILER*

It was so amazing to have Adrienne back to talk about her newest book The Last Legacy! We dissect certain character's, talk about Adriennes AMAZING imagery, and her love of writing. Make sure you've read The Last Legacy, because in this episode we're jumping right into it! 

Oct 26, 202151:17
The Folklore Stories: A Collection of Scary Stories Inspired by Taylor Swift's Lyrical Prose

The Folklore Stories: A Collection of Scary Stories Inspired by Taylor Swift's Lyrical Prose

Folklore and Evermore have always been haunting, gripping, and beautiful. And when our listeners submitted their own stories based off of one of the songs in the albums, we were blown away by the storytelling. In this episode, we try to bring those words they wrote to life, and live react to the ones we had time to share!

There were SO MANY we were in love with, so the reason these were chosen was that they revolved around the same haunting theme- a dangerous love that treads the line with death. Here are the authors of these stories:

A Dangerously Convincing Ruse | Shaylin Mechling

The Heart of a Strzyga By Mckell Wall | Inspired by “Exile” by Taylor Swift

WITCHCRAFT AFOOT by Sarah Slaga | Inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Willow”

Kaitlyn Mitchell - Nothing at All | Inspired by My Tears Ricochet


There are soooo many we loved and couldn't share, so keep your eyes open for more! :) 

Oct 18, 202101:07:16
New Books You're Gonna Love This Fall

New Books You're Gonna Love This Fall

So many of our favorite authors came out with books this fall that we're obsessed with, and we also came up with a list of books that are on our own personal TBRs!

Oct 11, 202140:22
Our Spoiler FILLED episode with Stephanie Garber!

Our Spoiler FILLED episode with Stephanie Garber!

Guys, we're freaking out. We got to discuss Stephanie's incredible new book, Once Upon a Broken Heart! And this hour-long episode is filled with her thoughts while writing this book and the scenes she loved writing, and her true feelings about the vampire diaries! It was so much fun, we literally were crying from laughing so hard and learned so much from her about these beloved characters!

Oct 04, 202153:53