Holiday Recommendation Extravaganza Bonanza

This week, Jeff and Rebecca take on their now annual challenge of fielding holiday recommendation request in a two-episode marathon. These episodes are sponsored by Kurgo,, Valiant #1, and Kobo.

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Books recommended in this show (listed in the order in which they were discussed):

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan,

Euphoria by Lily King

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Song of The Lark by Willa Cather

Ruth Reid’s “Heaven on Earth” series  

The Guardian Angel’s Journal by Carolyn Jess-Cook

When We Knew We Were Feminists by J Courtney Sullivan and Courtney E Martin,

Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti

For Her Own Good by Barbara Ehrenreich

From Margin to Center bell hooks

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Brilliant Blunders by by Mario Livio

Smarter Than You Think by Clive Thompson

The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

The Spiderwick Chronicles  

Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series

The Maile Meloy books (first is The Apothecary)

Kate Milford’s books, starting with The Boneshaker

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Matterhorn by Karl Marinates

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien,

 The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Saga by Vaughn/Staples  

Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb by George Rabasa

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

Y The Last Man by Vaughn/Carrera

The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Bossypants by Tina Fey

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Inferno by Dan Brown, Patrick O’Brien

A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour

Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler

Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

The Magicians by Lev Grossman,

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway,

Moondogs by Alexander Yates

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susannah Clarke

The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Bone by Jeff Smith

 Zone One by Colson Whitehead,

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hild by Nicola Griffiths

City of Glass by Paul Auster illustrated by David Mazzuchelli

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomon

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Hunters by James Salter

Queen of the Tearling

The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Salsa Nocturna by Daniel José Older

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott

 The Karla Trilogy by John Le Carre

Moonraker by Ian Fleming

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian

The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

Ancilliary Justice by Ann Lecke

The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead

Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich

Kasparov and Deep Blue by Bruce Mandolfini

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