podcast, review

Book Review: Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais

In this episode, Diem and Sarah review Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais, a book that made them laugh out loud numerous times on public transport.


Show notes

Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais

Amanda the Bookish Manicurist

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008 film)

Promo for Les Petites Reines


miscellaneous, Uncategorized

An announcement from Diem (it’s not a sad one!)

In this episode, Diem gives all you lovely listeners an update about the podcast.

Also, how awesome is the updated logo? Diem’s pal Lauren is amazing and deserves so much love. Send her good vibes!



interview, loveozya, podcast

Interview: Jessica Townsend

In this episode, Diem interviews Jessica Townsend, author of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. They talk about book deals, writing grumpy and misunderstood characters, the importance of character names, and scary kid’s films of the 80s and 90s.


Show notes

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Return to Oz (1984 film)

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries series by Robin Stevens

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Interview: Kate O’Donnell

In this episode, Diem chats to Kate O’Donnell about her debut novel Untidy Towns. They then talk about 90s YA, keeping diaries, the LoveOzYA community, reading YA, books about artists and readers, and the New Adult genre.

Show notes

UntidyTowns_FINAL-COVER_9780702259821_smlUntidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

The YA Room

Kate O’Donnell’s interview with Sarah from Written Word Worlds

Henrietta Dugdale

My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

The Mitfords

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

Secret Scribbled Notebooks by Joanne Horniman

Clara in Washington by Penny Tangey

Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey

Margaret Clarke

People Might Hear You by Robin Klein

The Babysitter’s Club

Margo Lanagan

Borrowed Light by Anna Fienberg

Nick Earls

My Place by Sally Morgan

Dear Swoosie by Kate Constable and Penni Russon

Jaclyn Moriarty

Looking for Alibrandi (2000 film)

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

John Steinbeck

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Because of You by Pip Harry

The Society of the Spectacle Book by Guy Debord

The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Dragon’s Green by Scarlet Thomas

PopCo by Scarlet Thomas

Our Tragic Universe by Scarlet Thomas

The End of Mr. Y by by Scarlet Thomas

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Towsend

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza

Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport by Anna Krien

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

elina MarchettaPaper Towns by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green

The Simple Gift by Steven Herrick

Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Man Bites Dog by Adam Ford