Best of 2016 Halftime Show

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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss their favorite books of 2016 so far, including The Queen of the Night, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, and The Hour of Land.

This episode was sponsored by ThirdLove, We Were Never Here by Jennifer Gilmore, and Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir by Amber Tozer.

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Books discussed on the show:

Relief Map by Rosalie Knecht

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapta

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

The Unfinished World and Other Stories by Amber Sparks

Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

The Regional Office is Under Attack by Manuel Gonzales

Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams

What we’re reading:

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

More books out this week:

So Much for That Winter: Novellas by Dorthe Nors (Author), Misha Hoekstra (Translator)

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Burn What Will Burn by C. B. McKenzie

New York, 1960 by Barry Gifford

Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World by Rosamund Stone Zander

Will & I: A Memoir by Clay Byars

Finding the Flavors We Lost: From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food by Patric Kuh

We Want Everything by Nanni Balestrini

Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific by Bill Lascher

Born of Legend (The League: Nemesis Rising) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Surprise Me by Deena Goldstone

Bukowski in a Sundress : Confessions from a Writing Life by Kim Addonizio

The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech by Kimberley Strassel

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

The Pursuit: A Fox and O’Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama by Joseph Madison Beck

Death by Video Game: Danger, Pleasure, and Obsession on the Virtual Frontline by Simon Parkin

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

As Good as Gone by Larry Watson

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver

We Were Kings by Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy

Man + Table by Nicholas Wadley

A Contrived World by Jung Young-Moon (Author), Jeffrey Karvonen (Translator), Eunji Mah (Translator)

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt (paperback)