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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

Jul 27, 2022

Books That Make You Want to Heal the World of Climate Change

As the climate crisis progresses and we see more catastrophes from rising temperatures, damaged ecosystems, droughts, rising sea levels and so much more, we wonder what we can do.

Author and engineer E. A. Smiroldo uses real science in her debut novel “The...

Jul 20, 2022

Books That Make You See Clarity in Chaos

On the road to recovery or transformation, it’s often hard to recognize what might be holding you back. Many feel stuck, like there is nothing they can do. How can we see and break the ongoing cycles we may be trapped in?

Marci Hopkins is the author of “Chaos to Clarity:...

Jul 13, 2022

Books That Make You Want to Undertake an Adventurous Road Trip

Many of us wish for a long adventure, to just pack up and hit the open road. Life, however, often holds us back. We find we can’t just up and go somewhere for an extended period of time. Or can we?

From 2017 to 2021, Mary Hollendoner and her family...

Jul 6, 2022

Books That Make You Swoon From a Real-Life Love Stories

When we’re caught in its whirlwind, love can spur the greatest passions, creativity, ideas and transformations. Few books illustrate such a concept as well as that of “My Love Affair: Thorns & Roses”, the new autobiographical work from multi-talented actress,...