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Lemonada Media, the podcast network that makes life suck less, has launched a book club powered by Penguin Random House, a first-of-its-kind collaboration.

The Lemonada Book Club Powered By Penguin Random House will provide Lemonada’s podcast audience with curated book recommendations from the collection of Penguin Random House books. The book club will include exclusive access to Penguin Random House authors as guests on Lemonada shows, regular book recommendations that align with your favorite Lemonada content, and, over time, unique opportunities for Lemonada listeners to engage and discuss their favorite Penguin Random House books together.

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Book of the Month

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell
Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

Laura Warrell

Passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, jazz and soul: a "gorgeously written debut" (Celeste Ng, best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere) about the perennial temptations of dangerous love, told by the women who love Circus Palmer—trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man—as they ultimately discover the power of their own voices.

“A modern masterpiece.” —Jason Reynolds, best-selling author of Look Both Ways

It’s 2013, and Circus Palmer, a forty-year-old Boston-based trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man, lives for his music and refuses to be tied down. Before a gig in Miami, he learns that the woman who is secretly closest to his heart, the free-spirited drummer Maggie, is pregnant by him. Instead of facing the necessary conversation, Circus flees, setting off a chain of interlocking revelations from the various women in his life. Most notable among them is his teenage daughter, Koko, who idolizes him and is awakening to her own sexuality even as her mentally fragile mother struggles to overcome her long-failed marriage and rejection by Circus. Delivering a lush orchestration of diverse female voices, Warrell spins a provocative, soulful, and gripping story of passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, and, finally, hope and reconciliation, in answer to the age-old question: how do we find belonging when love is unrequited?

Other Books We're Reading in November

Why We're Reading

Lemonada’s mission is to make life suck less. We tell stories about the unfiltered human experience. Through the Lemonada Book Club, we’ve selected Penguin Random House books that capture recurring themes across our network — grief, sex, joy, reliving our youth — books that reflect the beauty and challenge of the human experience. Whether fiction, memoir, or nonfiction, each of the books are united by these themes and the strength of community in persevering through life’s (many, many) curveballs.

The only thing that rivals the intimacy of a podcast is the intimacy of a book in any form. Happy reading and happy listening!

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

The Light We Carry

Michelle Obama

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin

October's Book of the Month

Be Not Afraid of Love by Mimi Zhu
Be Not Afraid of Love by Mimi Zhu

Be Not Afraid of Love

Mimi Zhu

A collection of powerful interconnected essays and affirmations that follow Mimi Zhu’s journey toward embodying and re-learning love after a violent romantic relationship, a stunning and provocative book that will guide and inspire readers to lean into love with softness.

September's Book of the Month

All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers

All Good People Here

Ashley Flowers

In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, a journalist uncovers her hometown’s dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor—and the disappearance of another girl twenty years later.
You can’t ever know for sure what happens behind closed doors.

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