Podcast Episode 7: Ashley Spivey (Galentine’s Day Book Recommendations & Bachelor Talk)

Ashley Spivey


In Episode 7, Ashley Spivey (founder of #SpiveysClub Facebook Group and former Bachelor contestant) shares Galentine’s Day book recommendations and talks a bit of The Bachelor behind-the-scenes!

We had a lot to cover this week (including 3 extra book recommendations from Ashley!), so the episode as a little longer than you’re used to. But, I don’t think you’ll be mad about it!

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  • Surviving The Bachelor without being allowed to read.
  • A bit of behind-the-scenes of The Bachelor & what it’s like to be a contestant on the show.
  • Why Ashley doesn’t like reading books in advance of publication.
  • Sarah’s favorite podcasts.
  • Why Ashley rarely DNF’s books.
  • Ashley’s dream job.
  • Authors on social media (and some that are particularly good follows).
  • Why Ashley doesn’t read books about The Bachelor anymore.

Ashley’s Book Recommendations

Four OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

Two Upcoming Releases She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Ashley

Facebook GroupAshley SpiveyInstagram | Twitter 

Ashley is the founder of the #SpiveysClub Facebook Group and Book Club. She’s also co-host of the He Said, She Said Podcast sharing advice on life and love with Reality Steve. Prior to all that, she was a contestant on Season 15 of The Bachelor with Brad Womack.

Next Week’s Episode

Carla from Happiest When Reading (airing February 20)

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