Podcast Mini Episode 46: Heart-Breaking, But Hopeful Books with Aubree Cheadle (@mnreadingmama)

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In Mini Episode 46, Aubree Cheadle (@mnreadingmama) shares her love for heart-breaking, but hopeful books and we talk about overdone literary comparisons.

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This episode is sponsored by Book of the Month. Use the code SARAHSBOOKSHELVES at checkout to get your first book for just $9.99!

This month, I chose You Are Not Alone, The Holdout, and Anna K. Check out my commentary on all the February picks to help choose the right book for your reading taste.


  • Why Aubree loves books that make her cry.
  • The Glass Castle being the Gone Girl / Girl on the Train comparison book for memoirs…and many readers’ gateway to memoir.
  • And, deep into the accuracy of marketing book comparisons in general.

Aubree’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She DIDN’T Love

One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

About Aubree

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Aubree is a stay-at-home mom and part time high school theatre director living in Minnesota and she reads so her kids don’t drive her crazy!

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Full length episode featuring Caroline Zancan, author of We Wish You Luck (airing Wednesday, February 19).

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