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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss No Exit, Thick, The Far Field, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by the Read Harder Journal, Warby Parker, and As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Cheney.

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Books discussed on the show:

No Exit: A Novel by Taylor Adams

Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry

The Dreamers: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker

Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

The Orphan of Salt Winds by Elizabeth Brooks

The Good Food: A Cookbook of Soups, Stews, and Pasta by Daniel Halpern and Julie Strand

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

What we’re reading:

Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It) by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

More books out this week:

Marked by S. Andrew Swann

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) by Ha Jin

The Perfect Liar: A Novel by Thomas Christopher Greene

The Smiling Man: A Novel by Joseph Knox

Unquiet: A Novel by Linn Ullmann

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris B. Hill

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers by Preston Lauterbach

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Paola Escobar

Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives by Jane Brox

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely by Andrew S. Curran

When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon by Joshua D Mezrich

Adèle: A Novel by Leila Slimani

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll by Ian S. Port

No Mercy (Ellery Hathaway) by Joanna Schaffhausen

Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley

Mothers: Stories by Chris Power

Talk to Me by John Kenney

Annelies: A Novel by David R. Gillham

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Oculus: Poems by Sally Wen Mao

Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson

Late in the Day: A Novel by Tessa Hadley

Hark by Sam Lipsyte

Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Love and Life by Kim McLarin

You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories by Kristen Roupenian

Unmarriageable: A Novel by Soniah Kamal

The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic

Joy Enough: A Memoir by Sarah McColl

The Whispers by Greg Howard

The Book of Training by Colonel Hap Thompson of Roanoke, VA, 1843: Annotated From the Library of John C. Calhoun by Percival Everett

None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed , and the Criminalization of Educators by Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married by Abby Ellin

Night School: A Reader for Grownups by Zsófia Bán and Jim Tucker

Fearless by Sarah Tarkoff

As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Cheney

Something Like Breathing by Angeka Readman

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon

Downhill from Here: Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality by Katherine S. Newman

Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Why We Fight: One Man’s Search for Meaning Inside the Ring by Josh Rosenblatt

The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown by Nick Barratt

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher

96 Words for Love by Rachel Roy and Ava Dash

Big Bang by David Bowman

Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape by Gregory Benford

Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds