Episode 137

Our Favorite Books of 2017, Part 1

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Chemistry, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Idaho, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

The Nature Fix: why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

Chemistry by Weike Wang

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give by Ada Calhoun

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

What we’re reading this week:

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai

More books out this week:

Witch Wife by Kiki Petrosino

We’ll Sleep When We’re Old: A Novel by Pino Corrias

They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen, Kristian London (Translator)

The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir by Maude Julien, Adriana Hunter (Translator)

In the Fall They Come Back by Robert Bausch

The Love of a Bad Man by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The Mannequin Makers: A Novel by Craig Cliff

Wedding Bush Road: A Novel by David Francis

Mad Hatters and March Hares edited by Ellen Datlow

Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen