Episode 218

New Releases and More for July 23, 2019

This week, Liberty and Vanessa discuss Gods of Jade and Shadow, Theme Music, The Marriage Clock, and more great books.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry

Gods of Jade and Shadow: A Novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Theme Music: A Novel by T. Marie Vandelly

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem

How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

Tell Me Everything by Cambria Brockman

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

What we’re reading:

The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

More books out this week:

Beijing Payback: A Novel by Daniel Nieh

Black Sun: A Novel by Owen Matthews

Medusa in the Graveyard: Book Two of the Medusa Cycle by Emily Devenport

Jade War (The Green Bone Saga) by Fonda Lee

The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal

Cowboy Up by Stacy Finz

History. A Mess. by Sigrún Pálsdottír and Lytton Smith

The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Hummingbird in Underworld: Teaching in a Men’s Prison, A Memoir by Deborah Tobola

Desdemona and the Deep by C. S. E. Cooney

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

Gravity Is the Thing: A Novel by Jaclyn Moriarty

Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian by James Grant

A Stranger on the Beach: A Novel by Michele Campbell

Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel by Laurie Gelman

Love Street: Pulp Romance for Modern Women by Leah Rachel

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

We Love Anderson Cooper: Short Stories by R.L. Maizes

Reasons to Be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

Screen Tests: Stories and Other Writing by Kate Zambreno

The Violent Century: A Novel by Lavie Tidhar

The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler

The Last Astronaut by David Wellington

The Pillars by Peter Polites

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls: A Novel by Julie Kibler

The Redeemed: The West Country Trilogy by Tim Pears

The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra

The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

The Possession (The Anomaly Files) by Michael Rutger

The Dark Above: A Novel by Jeremy Finley

Furnace of This World: Or, 36 Observations About Goodness by Ed Simon

Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)