Episode 236

Great Books for Giving: November 26, 2019

This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss Magic for Liars, The Beautiful Ones, Cats Are a Liquid, and more great books for giving this holiday season.

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Books discussed on the show:

Forking Good: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place by Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Stephen H. Segal, Dingding Hu (Illustrator)

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

The Beautiful Ones by Prince

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Cats Are a Liquid by Rebecca Donnelly and Misa Saburi

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Meg Wolitzer and Hilary Goldberg Sloan

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy by Phil Keith and Tom Clavin

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

The Octopus Museum: Poems by Brenda Shaughnessy

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, Humor Books) by Matt Kracht

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

What we’re reading:

Thunderhead and The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Firewatching by Russ Thomas

More books out this week:

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings) by Mackenzi Lee

The Girl in the Photograph: The True Story of a Native American Child, Lost and Found in America by Byron L. Dorgan

Paw of the Jungle (A Paw Enforcement Novel) by Diane Kelly 

Aviva-No by Shimon Adaf, Yael Segalovitz (translator)

Starsight (Skyward) by Brandon Sanderson

Where Winter Finds You: A Caldwell Christmas (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series) by J.R. Ward

Sword of Kings: A Novel (Saxon Tales) by Bernard Cornwell

The Wickerlight by Mary Watson

Stranger Things: SIX (Graphic Novel) by Jody Houser

Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River by Jung Young Moon, Yewon Jung (Translator)

All My Cats by Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson (Translator)

The Hero by Lee Child

Tiny Love: The Complete Stories of Larry Brown by Larry Brown 

NVK: A Novel by Temple Drake 

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the U.S. by Erika Lee

The Lying House by Rick Mofina

The Last Affair by Margot Hunt 

Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge 

JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson

AOC: Fighter, Phenom, Changemaker by Prachi Gupta 

Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump by Glenn Simpson

David Lazar by Robert Kalich

… And Other Disasters by Malka Older