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This week we read Flowers In The Attic by V.C. Andrews with our special guest, Sean O’Reilly (Comedy Commons)! This 1979 gothic family saga made the NYT bestseller list upon release and then again in 1988, when the movie adaption was released. There was also a 2014 Lifetime adaption starring Kiernan Shipka, Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham! So it must be good, right? Wrong.

Mean Book Club is four ladies (UCB, BuzzFeed, College Humor, Impractical Jokers) who read, discuss and whine about NYT bestselling books that have questionable literary merit. It's fun. It's cathartic. It's perfect for your commute. New podcast (almost) every Tuesday!

Here’s the book list for Season 8:

- [ ] Neon Prey by John Sandford
- [ ] Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
- [ ] Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
- [ ] The Girls by Emma Cline
- [ ] The TB12 Method by Tom Brady
- [ ] The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- [ ] Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
- [ ] Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews

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Produced and edited by Sarah Burton.
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