Lit Society: Books and Drama
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

March 17, 2022

Pack your bags! We're touring Egypt and the Nile River, courtesy of Alexis! This week's theme paints a picture so vivid you'll feel as if you're there with the pyramids. Enjoy! Then, it's time for our book:

Suffering through his retirement, a world-renowned detective stumbles upon a glamorous young heiress and her new husband. Quickly, he discovers a love triangle that ends in a murder. Wealthy and beautiful, the victim is not short of enemies, but the person who did the deed was incredibly close. Will our detective find the culprit before another life is tragically cut short?

The detective’s name is Hercule Poirot.

The book is Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

March 10, 2022
An indomitable enemy, it holds you captive in your body as it eats away at your mind. Until it stops your mind and your heart, it is relentless. It abducts those you love the most, leaving you alone until even the person in the mirror becomes a stranger. That enemy is Alzheimer's Disease, and one brilliant woman is blind-sighted when having to face it too soon at an age too young.
 
The woman's name is Alice.
The book is Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
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Interview with Lisa Genova, American Neuroscientist and Author of Still Alice

Interview with Lisa Genova, American Neuroscientist and Author of Still Alice

March 9, 2022

Alexis sits down for an intimate chat with renowned author Lisa Genova after our discussion of her book, Still Alice.

You can find more about Genova and her work here: https://www.lisagenova.com/

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Wild Card: Memories, and How to Remember What Matters (No Book)

Wild Card: Memories, and How to Remember What Matters (No Book)

March 3, 2022

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It’s the first episode of the month, and you know what that means – A WILD CARD EPISODE! We’re discussing memories, and how to remember what matters.

This is the first wild card episode produced by Alexis and it’s AMAZING. She takes us through the inner workings of our minds and ties this complex subject to her favorite animated movie.

We’ll conclude with a few tips on how to improve your memory today so that you can remember what matters tomorrow.

Let's get LIT! 

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American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

February 24, 2022

🕵🏽‍♀️ Who do you love? Who deserves your loyalty? And are the two one and the same? One young, brilliant, beautiful FBI officer is tasked with betraying her heart in devotion to her country. Her mission will take her from the high rises of New York to the roads of West Africa to the island of her motherland. Will she have what it takes when the time comes to pull the trigger, or will she find herself on the wrong side of the gun?

Before diving into our book, we'll learn the truth about a woman many know as Mary Bowser, a former enslaved person and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War. (Psst! There will be a game, and Alexis WILL be put on the spot. Enjoy!

Our spy is Marie Mitchell.

The book is American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson.

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His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

February 17, 2022

What do you know about arranged marriages? If you've ever watched The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Married at First Sight, Love is Blind, or a million other reality shows, you may know more than you think. This week, we're discussing arranged hitching and clearing up a few misconceptions about the practice. 

Then, it's on to our book: The search for happiness and peace is a difficult one, especially in a society that dismisses your thoughts and preys on your innocence. The distress of our Ghanaian protagonist is relatable to many women around the world. Will our heroine find love and acceptance in the manner she deserves and desires? What will she tolerate? What is she willing to risk for the sake of her sanity?

The woman: Afi Tekple

The book: His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie

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The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

February 10, 2022

🦀 This week, we discuss crabs and who's got them. No, this isn't a new celebrity gossip segment. We're talking crabs in a bucket syndrome, a.k.a. crabs in a barrel syndrome, a.k.a. crab mentality, a.k.a. tall poppy syndrome. These monikers all describe a phenomenon where people (usually peers, family, or close associates) try to hold back, criticize, or sabotage a person they perceive as too ambitious, non-conforming, or successful. So, who are the crabs in your life? How can we reach our goals despite those who downplay our progress? Let's talk about it!

Then, it's on to our book: Black girls, beware! Your biggest enemy is out to get you, and it's not who you may think. Nella Rogers realizes this, perhaps too late, when Hazel, a new black publishing assistant, moves into her department.

Will Hazel buoy Nella toward the promotion she's wanted for months, or will Hazel steal what's rightfully Nella's. 

The book: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

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How To Journal for Improved Mental Heath (f/ Netflix’s Jo Franco)  | Season 3 Premiere (No Book)

How To Journal for Improved Mental Heath (f/ Netflix’s Jo Franco) | Season 3 Premiere (No Book)

February 3, 2022

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🗣 Season three of LIT Society is here, and we’re proud to sit down for a chat with the gorgeous Jo Franco of Netflix’s hit travel series The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.

Before conquering the world of travel vlogging for nearly a decade, learning countless languages, achieving her entrepreneurial dreams, and becoming a co-host for Netflix, Jo Franco was a writer.

In 2020, she founded JoClub, an online community for journalers bold enough to share their innermost thoughts with the world. JoClub’s membership program connects global writers for monthly meetings and discussions that help develop awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-discovery.

She joins us today to talk about the power of journaling and teach us how to live each day with intention by writing our thoughts and feelings down.

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ReLIT: Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner

ReLIT: Remembering Laughter by Wallace Stegner

January 27, 2022

The premiere of season three is around the corner! A brand new episode is coming next week, Thursday, February 3rd. 'Til then, here's another favorite episode from our past!

Before we get into this week's book, we discuss forgiveness. Can you imagine? What does it take to forgive someone, and how do you know you've genuinely forgiven a person in your heart? Also, why do we need to be forgiving in the first place? We'll get into it.

And then it's on to the book that inspired this week's discussion. It's the early 1900s, and one quiet woman lives a happy life with her happy husband on a beautiful farm in Iowa. All is as it should be until a single act of betrayal puts her at odds against everyone she knows and trusts.

That woman's name is Margaret Stuart.

The book is Remembering Laughter, and you're listening to LIT Society.

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ReLIT: Educated by Tara Westover

ReLIT: Educated by Tara Westover

January 20, 2022

Have you heard? We got cooties and so season three of our show will now start Thursday, February 3rd. So, here's another favorite episode from our past!

Have you ever had to cut someone out of your life? No phone calls, texts, and your friends know not to invite both of you to the same event? This week, our theme, How to Cut Someone Out of Your Life, is inspired by Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover.

Tara didn’t have a birth certificate until she was nine years old and she didn’t see her first classroom until the age of 17. It’s like The Village by M. Night Shyamalan, but interesting. . .

Eventually, she’s forced to choose between a life without her family or most certain death by their hands. It got real, real quick. Travel with us from the peaks of Idaho to the halls of Cambridge in Educated.

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