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From Sentimental Garbage to Hollywood Dreams

Femme presenting person sips coffee while she thinks about books that should be movies and reading The Rachel Incident by Caroline O'Donoghue

In this episode of Feminist Book Club: The Podcast, we go on a literary journey that celebrates the intricacies of adulthood, embraces the power of joy, and envisions beloved books on the big screen. Our two segments dive into a  conversation with Caroline O’Donoghue about her book The Rachel Incident and share some Mariquita and Niba’s favorite books that should be movies.

Navigating Adulthood and Embracing Joy with Caroline O’Donoghue


Join us as Jordy sits down with Caroline O’Donoghue, author and Sentimental Garbage podcast host, to delve into her latest novel, The Rachel Incident. This candid conversation explores the challenges of navigating adulthood and the everyday dichotomies we encounter, including hope and desolation, love and loneliness. Together, they discuss the empowering journey of embracing joy despite societal pressures and how to stay true to our passions even when faced with shame.

Get a copy of The Rachel Incident by Caroline O’Donoghue here! 

Reel-Worthy Reads: Books Begging for the Silver Screen


In this dynamic segment, Niba and Mariquita share their enthusiasm for beloved books that deserve the Hollywood treatment. From thrilling adventures to heartwarming tales, they offer creative insights on which stories should be adapted into movies. As they explore the barriers and possibilities in transforming these literary gems into cinematic masterpieces, they send a message to Hollywood with these free ideas ripe for the picking!

Books mentioned by Mariquita and Niba

Clean Air by Sarah Blake

The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

Uprooted by Naomi Novak

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

The Tea Dragon Society by K. O’Neill

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

Your Driver is Waiting by Priya Guns

Tune in to this episode of our podcast, where we celebrate the beauty of adulthood, encourage the pursuit of joy, and reimagine the magic of our favorite books on the silver screen.

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Caroline O’Donoghue: Instagram // Author Website // Sentimental Garbage Podcast

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Mariquita: Instagram

Niba: Instagram // Twitter // TikTok // YouTube // Website 

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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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