Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 34: We Love BEA {2016 Edition}

Hey, ya’ll! It’s time for this year’s BEA Wrap-up podcast! After taking a little time to recover from #BEA16 and BookCon, we’re ready to tackle our favorite parts–and maybe some of our not so favorite parts! Of course, we’re back with our favorite twinnies from Fiction Fare, Erin and Jaime.

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Podcast Notes

Caraval by Stephanie Garber Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth  A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas  Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo  Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol  The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid  Dream Home: The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House by Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott  Empire of Dust by Eleanor Hermann  Footloose by Kenny Loggins  Frazzled by Booki Vivat  Frostblood by Elly Blake  Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff  Ghostly Echoes by Will Ritter  The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg  History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera  Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven Kids of Appetite by David Arnold Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist  Metaltown by Kristen Simmons  Morning Star by Pierce Brown  Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland  P.S. I Like You by Kasie West  The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater  Replica by Lauren Oliver  The Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse  Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige  Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor  The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon  Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis  Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake  A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir  Truthwitch by Susan Dennard The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

  • We talk about bookish schedules and lament on the ineffectiveness of samplers.
  • And we get off on a crazy tangent and talk about lines and the seven kinds of hell they cause as well as why the autographing table spaces aren’t being utilized in the best way they could be.
  • We discuss how some of us were more selective about what we brought home. Go us!
  • We mentioned some of the authors we were the most excited to squeeze meet. (Books linked above.)
  • We make fun of Erin’s #pressback face.

PressBack Metaltown

  • We talk about how impressed Meg and Kass were that Jaime and Erin didn’t consume copious amounts of Starbucks.
  • We dish about some of the awesome blogger events and signings we got to attend.
  • We talk about the wonderfulness of Anderson’s Bookshop.
  • We giggle over Will Ritter’s Hat.

Will Ritter author of Ghostly Echoes

  • We go over some fun aspects of hanging out in Chicago.
  • Then we discuss PierceCon BookCon some more, including the crowds:

  • We have lots of thank yous.
  • We make our early plan for next year–back in NYC!

What’s going on on Swoony Boys Podcast & Fiction Fare?

  • WhaddYa Know Wednesday on June 15 at 9pm CST on Twitter: @SwoonyBoys & @FictionFare
  • We’ve got a bunch of fun Author Talk Podcast episodes, so don’t miss those:
  1. Jeff Zentner
  2. Jessica Love
  3. Jenna Evans Welch
  4. Robin Constantine
  5. Katja Millay
  6. Brighton Walsh
  7. Kristen Simmons
  • Don’t miss the YA Debut Authors featured on Swoony Boys Podcast this month.
  • Be sure to check out our brand new Instagram Challenge and follow us @SwoonyBoys and @JaimeArkin.


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Thanks for listening, everyone! Did you go to BEA? We want to know what your favorite parts were. Did you get the book you had been dying to grab? Tell us all the things! We hope to see you next year at #BEA2017 back in NYC! Be there or be *Times* square!


  1. Kristy Petre says

    I haven’t been to any big signings. The closest one to me is in St. Louis and doesn’t really draw any of my favorite authors in. Otherwise, I’d be looking at 8-9 hours minimum of driving or a flight (not feasible and too hard to miss that much work). But I would have loved to have gone. I definitely would have tried to pick up Lauren Oliver’s latest book Replica! Thanks!

  2. Artemis Giote says

    I am so jealous. I live far far away.
    There are so many but I can’t wait to read Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth.

    Thank you for the chance!!!!

  3. I’m not familiar with which books were at BEA, but definitely something contemporary with a compelling premise. Thanks for the giveaway!

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