Book Club: This Is How It Always Is

In our fall book club we are discussing Laurie Frankel's novel This Is How It Always Is. In the book, parents Rosie and Penn, and their family of five children, must come to terms with the true identity of the youngest boy, Claude, who wants to be a girl. During... Read more →


Book Club: An American Marriage

We sip a peach sour mocktail (since it's before noon on a Monday) mixed up with Iconic Cocktail's Pichuberry Peach Sour mixer (a seasonal flavor that is out of stock, sorry! Grab it next year!), tonic, and a hearty squeeze of lime. For summer book club we discuss Tayari Jones'... Read more →


Book Club: The Heart's Invisible Furies

Snack We share a soul-comforting lemon blueberry cinnamon roll from our neighborhood bakery. The Heart's Invisible Furies Join us for book club as we discuss John Boyne's rich, epic novel of Cyril Avery's life, The Heart's Invisible Furies. Connect with us on Instagram / @higirlsnextdoor and on Facebook. Sign up... Read more →


Book Club: The Keeper of Lost Things

Sign up for the Friendlier Reading Experience with the Friendlier podcast! Cocktail We sip on Trader Joe's rhubarb and strawberry soda with Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin. Kelsey's wall calendar and cardinal glasses are by Charley Harper. The Keeper of Lost Things We read and really enjoyed Ruth Hogan's The... Read more →


Book Club 11: The Night Circus

Cocktail Cocktail des RĂªves: gin, spiced honey from Iconic Cocktail Co., Luxardo cherry juice, and cherry garnish. The Night Circus We discuss Erin Morgenstern's intriguing book The Night Circus which paints the world in black, white, and magic. Other books we mentioned: The Ocean at the End of the Lane... Read more →


Book Club 6: Big Magic

Welcome to The Girl Next Door Book Club! If you're listening, you're in the club. We're discussing Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert over a favorite local brew, Papago Brewery Orange Blossom. Listen in for the discussion, (but here is the Toni Morrison interview Kelsey mentions). And check out our sponsor... Read more →


Book Club 5: The Girl on the Train

This episode is dedicated to our discussion of The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. We sipped on a book-inspired cocktail while we chatted about this page turner. Classic Gin and Tonic (adapted from the Kitchn) makes 1 drink 2 oz gin 2 oz tonic (go for high quality!... Read more →


Book Club 4: We Were Liars

Summer calls for beach reads and tasty cocktails so this episode delivers. We discuss the book, We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart. There is a surprise ending, so spoiler alert, if you have not read it yet come back and listen when you're finished. Sea Breeze 2 oz vodka 3... Read more →


Book Club 3: Yes Please

This episode is all about Amy Poehler's popular new memoir, Yes Please. In honor of Amy's Boston roots and as a comfort to our friends trapped in quite a brutal Northeastern winter, we're sipping on a cocktail for you while we chat... Nor'Easter 2-3 oz bourbon (we used Elijah Craig... Read more →