Episode 193

New Releases and More for January 29, 2019

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss We Cast a ShadowDeep CreekNotes on a Nervous Planet, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by the Read Harder Journal, Flare Up by Shannon Stacey, and Doubleday, publishers of The Plotters by Un-su Kim.

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Books discussed on the show:

We Cast a Shadow: A Novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston

The Falconer: A Novel by Dana Czapnik

Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine by Emily Bernard

99 Percent Mine: A Novel by Sally Thorne

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Devotions by Mary Oliver

What we’re reading:

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams

More books out this week:

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Spin by Lamar Giles

Come Find Me by Megan Miranda

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer

The Twenty-Ninth Year by Hala Alyan

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones

All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf by Katharine Smyth

Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet by Will Hunt

Vigilance by Robert Jackson Bennett

At the Wolf’s Table: A Novel by Rosella Postorino and Leah Janeczko

Ransacker (Berserker) by Emmy Laybourne

The End of Loneliness: A Novel by Benedict Wells and Charlotte Collins

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus) by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Tonya Bolden

I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck: An Everyman’s Guide to a Meaningful Life by John Kim

House of Stone: A Novel by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Meena Meets Her Match by Karla Manternach and Rayner Alencar

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

WeirDo (WeirDo #1) by Anh Do

The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation by Jodie Patterson

The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis

Reckoning of Fallen Gods: A Tale of the Coven by R.A. Salvatore

The Plotters: A Novel by Un-su Kim

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Golden Child: A Novel by Claire Adam

Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber

41 Reasons I’m Staying In: A Celebration of Introverts by Hallie Heald

The Pope: Francis, Benedict, and the Decision That Shook the World by Anthony McCarten

Battlepug: The Compugdium by Mike Norton (Author, Artist), Allen Passalaqua (Artist), David Dunstan (Artist)

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib

Some Girls Bind (Ya Verse) by Rory James