Episode 173

New Releases and More for August 28, 2018

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Darius the Great Is Not Okay, City of GhostsNothing Good Can Come From This, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays by Kristi Coulter

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison

If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi: Stories by Neel Patel

City of Ghosts by VE Schwab

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction by James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

What we’re reading:

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

The Best American Food Writing 2018 (The Best American Series) by Silvia Killingsworth and Ruth Reichl

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

More books out this week:

Everyday People: The Color of Life–a Short Story Anthology by Jennifer Baker

Second Time Sweeter: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

Missing Signal by Seb Doubinsky

The Towering Sky (Thousandth Floor) by Katharine McGee

Stygian: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Sold on a Monday: A Novel by Kristina McMorris

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood

Nostrand Avenue by Kenji Jasper

Locked In: The Will to Survive and the Resolve to Live by Victoria Arlen

Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen

Mirage: A Novel by Somaiya Daud

The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel

French Exit: A Novel by Patrick deWitt

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World by Lawrence D Burns and Christopher Shulgan

War Cry by Brian McClellan

Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies, Brains, and Health by Rupert Sheldrake

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

Dim Sum of All Fears (A Noodle Shop Mystery) by Vivien Chien

Bloody Rose (The Band) by Nicholas Eames

Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden

Ozy and Millie by Dana Simpson

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

We That Are Young: A novel by Preti Taneja

Housegirl: A Novel by Michael Donkor

A Politically Incorrect Feminist: Creating a Movement with Bitches, Lunatics, Dykes, Prodigies, Warriors, and Wonder Women by Phyllis Chesler

Ahab’s Return, or, The Last Voyage by Jeffrey Ford

The Impostor: A True Story by Javier Cercas, Frank Wynne (Translator)

I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Dog Symphony by Sam Munson

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Hollywood Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey

The People’s Republic of Everything by Nick Mamatas

The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien

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