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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Jun 26, 2020

With this crucial, historical moment involving the Black Lives Matter protests, the literary realm can help sharpen our understanding and put things in perspective. Encouragingly, the book business has seen a huge increase in book sales on the topics of racism, black history, and social justice.

On this podcast, we talk...

Jun 17, 2020

Books That Make You Sizzle With A Romantic Summer in 70s New York, with Dave Ruggerio

Booklovers love beach season: a special time to escape into other worlds, or a steamy affair. This year, author David Ruggerio offers a new addition to our beach-bound bookbag, with his novel “Say Goodbye and Goodnight.”

As a...

Jun 10, 2020

Many of us are adjusting to new patterns in the workplace. As a result, we may well clash with other generations. Why, for instance, does that Boomer accountant insist on using the noisy adding machine, when Microsoft Excel will do the job more quickly and quietly? How irritating is the Gen Z intern, with all her...

Jun 3, 2020

What happens when we find ourselves enamored with more than one genre? Why, we mix them! And Romantic Suspense is one of those genre marriages that people seem to love most.


Going beyond genre expectations can often expand a book’s demographic. Men, for example, are not typically drawn to the romantic genre, but...