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The Brit Lit Podcast

Nov 15, 2018

Lauren Bravo is the author of What Would the Spice Girls Do?: How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up, which makes some fascinating and important points about identity, feminism, and the power of the girl gang. In this episode, Lauren talks to Claire about what she was reading back in the days when the Spice Girls were blaring out from her ghetto blaster, her friendship with previous podcast guest Daisy Buchanan, the book she made her boyfriend read while standing over him to make sure he laughed in the right places, and more.

Books Mentioned on the Podcast:

What Would the Spice Girls Do?: How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up, by Lauren Bravo

Sweet Valley Twins, by Francine Pascal

The Baby-Sitters Club, by Ann M. Martin

Anastasia Krupnik Stories, by Lois Lowry

Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends, by Kelsey Miller

Promising Young Women, by Caroline O'Donoghue

The Break, by Marian Keyes

OMG, What a Complete Aisling, by Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght

Conversations with Friends,  by Sally Rooney

Work Like a Woman, by Mary Portas

Crudo, by Olivia Laing

Vile Bodies, by Evelyn Waugh

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison

The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossman

Middle England, by Jonathan Coe

Five Days of Fog, by Anna Freeman

The Story of Crossrail, by Christian Wolmar

Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe


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