Welcome to Episode 11! This week we’re talking must-reads for after you graduate college, books to fill the void left by The Night Circus, excellent novellas in translation, and more:
Need a book recommendation? Fill out the form at the bottom of the post, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help!
I graduated from college last May and am in my early 20s. I was wondering if you had any recommendations for post-grad books, what you think everyone should read as they enter the “real world”. I’m open to all genres, and would love to read whatever you recommend!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern has left a void in my heart no other books can fill. What do I read next??
I’m not a huge short story reader, but I do like novellas, particularly ones with beautiful language or imagery. I really like the work of Eileen Chang and Banana Yoshimoto. What other authors should I read? Bonus points for diversity and/or translations.
I’m a big fan of fantasy and sci-fi and have been looking for a new book or series to get into. Do you know any novels that combine the two together (a little like Dune I suppose)? I’d love to read about a magic system that’s either explained by science and/or is combined with it. Thanks so much in advance and good luck with the new show!
Hey Get Booked,
Such a wonderful idea for a podcast! I’m a high school English teacher ALWAYS looking for title suggestions for the boys in my class especially new titles with contemporary subject matter. What titles/authors do you suggest for reluctant male readers from the ages of 14-18? What resources (websites etc.) can I continually check for new titles? (Bookriot is SUCH an amazing resource for teachers THANK YOU!!)
I hope you can help me. I have an almost 17 year old daughter. She is intelligent and beautiful, but, although she aced her exams and has been successful in finding a Saturday job, she lacks confidence. I would like to find her some feminist literature that will show her that she rocks and can achieve anything she sets her mind to. She goes through stages of reading – sometimes she’ll read non-stop for days, like me, but sometimes when school or teenage life gets too busy she might not read for ages. She has read and enjoyed The Hunger Games and the Divergent series, and kick-ass girls in fiction are all well and good. But I want to show her that kick-ass girls can exist in the real world too. I would love some recommendations of some accessible non-fiction writing
Terri from London, UK
Books Discussed on the Show!
Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown
Getting Things Done by David Allen
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag by Jolie Kerr
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
The Quick by Lauren Owen
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
Moods by Yoel Hoffmann (transl Peter Cole)
Nowhere to be Found by Bae Suah (transl Sora Kim-Russell)
Hall of the Singing Caryatids, Victor Pelevin (New Directions Pearls)
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, F Scott Fitzgerald (Art of the Novella, Melville House)
Tor.com’s Novella series
Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series
Dawn by Octavia Butler
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
The Keltiad by Patricia Kennealy (out of print/hard to find but worth it)
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
Turbulence by Samit Basu
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds
Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
First Second: Gene Luen Yang, Dave Roman, Jorge Aguirre, MK Reed
Barry Lyga, James Dashner, Scott Westerfeld
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bitch by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann
Me, My Hair, and I edited by Elizabeth Benedict
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai