Memorial Day Inspired Reads

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This week, Kim and Alice talk about books related to Memorial Day, lady serial killers, and some capital “R” Romantics.

This episode is sponsored by American Fire by Monica Hesse.

Follow Up

Damnation Island and Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn

New Books

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta

Baracoon by Zora Neal Hurston

Great American Outpost by Maya Rao

Like a Mother by Angela Garbes

Feminist Freedom Warriors by Chandra Mohanty and Linda Carty

Weekly Theme: Memorial Day

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

Drift by Rachel Maddow

Mum’s Army by Winifred Philips

Ashley’s War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

A Life in Secrets by Sarah Helm


Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Lady Killers by Tori Telfer

Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon

Reading Now

Bombay Anna by Susan Morgan

Locking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr.

Don’t forget! Book Riot is giving away $500 to the bookstore of your choice. Visit to enter!