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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #8: Best of 2015 Halftime Show

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss their favorite books of 2015 so far, including The Fishermen, Sweetland, and A Little Life. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Live.

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Books discussed on the show:

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lại

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids edited by Meghan Daum

(My Misspent Youth by Meghan Daum)

Escape from Baghdad! by Saad Hossain

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

The Ghost Network by Catie Disbato

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

What we’re reading:

As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew by Jen Chaney

Speak by Louisa Hall

Books out today:

Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins

When You’re Back by Abbi Glines

Falling for June by Ryan Winfield

I Am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson

Ana of California by Andi Teran

Weightless by Sarah Bannan

Stilletto by Daniel O’Malley

A Thorn Among the Lilies by Michael Hiebert

Run Away by Laura Salters

The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms

The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume 1 by Ishbelle Bee

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

Against All Enemies by John Gilstrap

Murder, D.C. by Neely Tucker

The Mask by Taylor Stevens

As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

Fatal Deception by Marie Force

Run You Down by Julia Dahl

The Tide Watchers by Lisa Chaplin

Minutes to Kill by Melinda Leigh

The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton

New Frontiers by Ben Bova

Severed Souls by Terry Goodkind

Margaret Truman’s Undiplomatic Murder by Donald Bain

Dead Out by Jon McGoran

A House Made of Stars by Tawnysha Greene

The Hollow Queen by Elizabeth Haydon

The House of Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Artemis Invaded by Jane Lindskold

American Craftsmen by Tom Doyle

Alien Hunter: Underworld by Whitley Streiber

Kill Again by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene

The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

The Assassins by Gayle Lynds

Exit Strategy by Kena Diaz

The Book of James by Ellen J. Green

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal

The Flemish House by Georges Simenon

Death at Tammany Hall by Charles O’Brien

What Doesn’t Kill Her by Carla Norton

A Less Perfect Union by Adam Freedman

Viral: Stories by Emily Mitchell

Matt Helm – The Terminators by Donald Hamilton

The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

Black Valley by Charlotte Williams

A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America by Ted Cruz

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck

Tommy: The Gun That Changed America by Karen Blumenthal

Flame Tree Road by Shona Patel

Little Girls by Ronald Malfi

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997 edited by Bill Morgan

Ghost Fleet by P. W. Singer and August Cole

White Crocodile by K. T. Medina

The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson

Local Girls by Caroline Zancan

Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

The Map of Chaos by Félix J. Palma

To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix

Sweet Forgiveness by Lori Nelson Spielman

Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Finding Love, Self, and Home on the Far Side of the World by Tracy Slater

How Did I Get Here?: Making Peace with the Road Not Taken by Jesse Browner

The Mountain and the Wall by Alisa Ganieva

Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill-Fortune by Kate Griffin

Hardcovers now in paperback:

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke

The Remedy for Love by Bill Roorbach

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber


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