Episode 237

New Releases and More for December 2019

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Such a Fun Age, Dead Astronauts, This is Going To Hurt, and more great December books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom by Toni Morrison

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey 

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident by Adam Kay

Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison 

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Burn the Place: A Memoir by Iliana Regan

What we’re reading:

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch

More books out this week:

Cheaters Always Win: The Story of America by J. M. Fenster

Treachery: A Novel (Giordano Bruno Thriller) by S. J. Parris 

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean

Free Day (New York Review Books Classics) by Inès Cagnati, Liesl Schillinger (translator)

Nine Elms (Kate Marshall) by Robert Bryndza 

One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle

The Wilds by Vita Ayala, Emily Pearson (Artist)

Now You See Them (Magic Men Mysteries) by Elly Griffiths

Just Watch Me: A Novel by Jeff Lindsay

The Attempted Murder of Teddy Roosevelt by Burt Solomon

Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir by Margaux Motin 

Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennieke Cohen

Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra

The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time by Nancy Davis Kho

All the Colors of Magic by Valija Zinck

When Old Midnight Comes Along (Amos Walker Novels) by Loren D. Estleman 

Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger

Thin Ice: A Mystery by Paige Shelton 

1973: Rock at the Crossroads by Andrew Grant Jackson

Walk the Wild With Me by Rachel Atwood

Reverie by Ryan La Sala

Oppo: A Novel by Tom Rosenstiel

Anyone: A Novel by Charles Soule

Down Among the Dead by K.B. Wagers

Winter Grave (An Embla Nystrom Investigation) by Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (translator)

Scornful Stars (Breaker of Empires Book 3) by Richard Baker

The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast: New and Selected Stories by John L’Heureux

Reputation: A Novel by Sara Shepard

Diamond & Dawn (Amber & Dusk, Book 2) by Lyra Selene 

Children of Virtue & Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh 

Trace of Evil: A Natalie Lockhart Novel by Alice Blanchard 

Elena Ferrante’s Key Words by Tiziana de Rogatis, Will Schutt (translator)

The Sacrament: A Novel by Olaf Olafsson

Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer by Carol Sklenicka 

Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World by L. S. Fauber

The General Zapped an Angel: Stories (Art of the Story) by Howard Fast 

Nietzsche and the Burbs by Lars Iyer

Blitzed (The Playbook) by Alexa Martin 

The Revisionaries by A. R. Moxon 

A Bookshop in Berlin: The Rediscovered Memoir of One Woman’s Harrowing Escape from the Nazis by Françoise Frenkel

This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

From Sea to Stormy Sea: 17 Stories Inspired by Great American Paintings by Lawrence Block 

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters