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35 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Books Worth Reading: All About the Altered Bible Study
Today's episode is a very special one. Today I'm sharing the title, description, and heart behind my upcoming bible study, Altered: Redefining Womanhood Through 10 Encounters with Christ. Friends, I'm so excited for this book to be on shelves and discussed in bible studies. Hopefully this episode will get you just as pumped to have it in your hands. You can find out more about Altered on my website, www.byhershelfmedia.com
25 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 12
Today is our epic finale to the 12 Books of Christmas 2020. This book was my introduction to an author I’ve wanted to read for some time. Book 12 is based on the author’s personal experience and the R. Kelly scandal. It involves a young black woman who aspires to be a singer, and someone she meets who could possibly make her dream come true. But their meeting has devastating consequences for both of them. Think you know which book I'm featuring today? Tune in to see if you're correct, and possibly add this New York Times Bestseller to your TBR pile.
16 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 11
Book 11 is a rerelease from one of my favorite authors. It’s a romance with fantasy elements that centers around a guardian angel who’s desperately trying to right her wrongs and bring a hero home. Think you know which book I'm featuring today? Tune in to see if you're correct, and possibly add this fantasy laced romance to your TBR pile.
18 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 10
Book 10 is a literary fiction novel and my introduction to a well-known, award-winning African American author. She’s well known for her memoir, but book 10 is a split narrative. It centers around a sixteen-year old’s coming of age party and the custom-made dress she wears—a dress designed for her mother that her mother never got to wear. Think you know which book I'm featuring today? Tune in to see if you're correct, and possibly add this lush literary fiction novel to your TBR pile.
16 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 9
Book 9 is an inspirational second chance romance by an award-winning author in the genre. It involves an Amish woman harboring a tragic secret, and the man she left behind. Think you know which book I'm featuring today? Tune in to see if you're correct, and possibly add this Amish inspirational romance to your TBR pile.
14 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 8
Book 8 is a memoir looking at different aspects of hope written by a fellow Hope*Writer. Hope*Writers is an online community for writers of hope. This book tells the story of the author’s personal journey with hope in difficult situations. Think you know which book I'm featuring today? Tune in to see if you're correct, and possibly add this beautiful memoir to your TBR pile.
16 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 7
Book 7 is a debut Middle Grade novel authored by someone I follow on Instagram. It centers around a young girl who stumbles upon an abandoned graveyard, and the spirit that attaches itself to her. Think you know what book I'm reviewing today? Tune in to see if you're correct and possibly add this stunning debut to your TBR pile.
65 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
From the Red Carpet to the Side Door with Cindy LaFavre Yorks
Today, we're getting to know Cindy LaFavre Yorks by her shelf. Cindy LaFavre Yorks is an award-winning writer whose articles have appeared in hundreds of magazines and newspapers, including the LA Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune and People Magazine. After decades of covering celebrities, fashion and the red carpet circuit, she traded in her stilettos for sandals and entered her own side door of special needs parenting. Married to husband Ben for 35 years, she is now the empty nested mother to two sons and lives in Orange County, California. The Side Door: Welcoming God's Divine Detours is the first in Cindy's trilogy of devotion books. Connect with her at www.cindyyorks.com. In this episode, Cindy and I chat about: Why movie versions of books often disappoint readers Marie Kondo for book lovers Binge reading Why being in a room with these two authors would be her version of Dante's Inferno. **Since recording this episode, Cindy has released the other two books in her Door Trilogy. The Trap Door released in December 2019, and The Vault Door released December 18th!
14 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 6
Book 6 is a memoir by an author I interviewed on this podcast. We talked about this book's interesting structure/framework. Although I interviewed her over a year ago, I didn't finish her book until this year, and I'm kicking myself for not finishing it sooner? Think you know which book I'm discussing today? Tune in to find out if you're right. You might find another book to add to your towering TBR pile.
14 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 5
Book 5 is by a New York Times Bestseller author in the YA genre. This book is told partially in the epistolary style with one character writing letters to another and is the follow up to the authors NYT Bestselling debut novel. Think you know which book I'm discussing today? Tune in to find out if you're right. You might find another book to add to your towering TBR pile.
13 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 4
Book 4 is from a person whose career is based on books and reading. They work in a unique environment, and their career saw them behind bars frequently. Think you know which book I'm referring to? Tune in to find out if you're correct. Maybe you'll find another must read book for your TBR pile.
13 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 3
Book 3 of the 12 Books of Christmas series is an award winning middle grade novel centered around a Native American tweenager (who prefers to be called Indian) taking a cross country road trip with her grandparents to visit her mother. On the way, she tells them the story of her friend, her friend's disappearing mother, and the lunatic. Think you know which book I'm talking about today? Tune in to find out for sure. Perhaps you'll have one more book to add to your TBR pile.
11 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep 2
Day 2 of the 12 Books of Christmas mini-season features a memoir by a singer-slash-reality tv star turned fashion mogul who posed an age-old philosophical question to a generation of fans. Think you know which book I chose for today? Tune in to find out if you're right or if this is one you'd love to add to your TBR pile.
7 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
12 Books 2020 Intro
Welcome back to my favorite series of the year! Today kicks off By Her Shelf's annual 12 Books of Christmas series, where I share 1 book that impacted me this year each day for 12 straight days. This introductory episode will tell you everything you need to know about the 12 Books of Christmas 2020 episodes, including the clues for book number one in the series. Check it out, then hop right into episode 1.
13 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
12 Books 2020 Ep1
Day 1 of the 12 Books of Christmas mini-season features a book by a well-known YA author whose work is having a moment right now. This particular book takes place in sixty seconds...and in an elevator. Think you know which book kicks off this year's chronicling of my best reads of 2020? Listen in as I share what made this book a no-brainer for this list.
24 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Bookshelf Shake Up
Today's episode is a special solo episode about reading in a time of pandemic, protests, and a push for performative, political posting (and reading!). If all the world is going through has been negatively impacting your reading, this episode will give you the encouragement and permission you need to take back your bookshelf. I hope you enjoy it.
27 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
The Book Was Better with Brian Welch
Welcome back to By Her Shelf! After an unintended hiatus (hello wedding planning followed by a global pandemic!), I'm back with a new episode featuring a very special guest. Today's episode is the first where we'll get to know a reader by HIS shelf--my husband, Brian Welch. Brian is an avid audio book listener who recently watched the movie based on one of his favorite recent reads. His reaction is hardly surprising to anyone who reads the book before seeing the movie, but it's fun to hear his reaction.
31 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
I have a confession to make: I only gave you 10 books that impacted me this year in my 12 Books of Christmas series because only 10 books stood out to me at the time. I'm happy to report that since I recorded the series, I've read two books that begged to be a part of the series. I sat down to record an episode highlight both of these recent reads, one of which became my favorite read of 2019. If you're still looking for the perfect read to bring in the new year with, maybe one of these books will be perfect for you.
24 minutes | Dec 21, 2019
12 Books of Christmas Book 12
Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Books of Christmas Series on the By Her Shelf Podcast! I've been sharing the books that impacted me the most this year with you for 11 days straight, but today's episode is a little different. Today, I'm sharing the books listeners and fellow readers said impacted them the most this year. I also share how I did on my reading goals and what you can expect from By Her Shelf in the new year. I hope you enjoy this reading wrap up post, and have a happy holiday season with your family. Until next year, I'm wishing you more people worth following, but more importantly, more books worth reading!
30 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
12 Books of Christmas Book 11
Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Books of Christmas Series on the By Her Shelf Podcast! I'm posting a short episode each day featuring one book that's impacted me this year. In this episode, I do something a little different from the previous 10 and share the books I still haven't finished, the book I still haven't started, and the books I'm having major FOMO over. I invite you to tell me what I should read (or finish) before the new year and tell you how your most impactful books of 2019 can be featured on the last episode of the series.
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