Ep. 9 Talking Books with Vella Lovell

Actress Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex- Girlfriend, The Big Sick) joins us this week to nerd out on books. Vella talks about reading as an actor, examining scripts for clues to her character's inner workings, and being a good scene partner. Vella also talks about trusting Oprah's Book Club recommendations and her love of self help books, especially as a spiritual guide for working actors. We also talk about why it doesn't matter how you read, it just matters that you pick up a book and get started. Check out all the books, plays, and movies Traci and Vella discuss right here in the show notes. BOOKS New Boy by Tracy Chevalier Alls Well The Ends Well by William Shakespeare Othello by William Shakespeare MacBeth by William Shakespeare As You Like It by William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Hamlet by William Shakespeare Richard III by William Shakespeare The Seagull by Anton Chekhov New People by Danzy Senna My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Hunger by Roxane Gay A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres Into Thin Air by John Krakauer Into the Wild by John Krakauer Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer Missoula by John Krakauer Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Where Men Win Glory by John Krakauer Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James The Soulmate Secret  by Arielle Ford The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitz Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder Caucasia by Danzy Senna When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Freedom by Jonathan Franzen The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez In The Woods by Tana French Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama EVERYTHING ELSE Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Soundtrack The Big Sick (Amazon Studios) Felicity (WB) A Chorus Line (Columbia Pictures) Save the Last Dance (Paramount Pictures) Rent (The Nederlander Organization) Jesse L. Martin Brandon Uranowitz Neighbors (The Public Theatre) Oprah's Book Club Eso Won Books (Los Angeles, CA) Book Soup (Los Angeles, CA) Chevalier's Books (Los Angeles, CA) Bart's Books of Ojai (Ojai, CA) Strand Bookstore (New York, NY) Powell's Books (Portland, OR) Jonathan Groff The Bacchae (The Public Theater) Anne with an E (Netflix) Brene Brown Elizabeth Gilbert Rami Malek Daniel Kaluuya Connect with The Stacks: Instagram| Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads |Traci's Instagram|iTunes| Website|Patreon Connect with Vella: Instagram | Twitter Thank you to this week's sponsor Audible. To get your FREE audiobook download and FREE 30 day trial go to audibletrial.com/thestacks. To contribute to The Stacks, join The Stacks Pack, and get exclusive perks, check out our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thestacks). We are beyond grateful for anything you're able to give t...

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