Episode 232

New Releases and More for October 29, 2019

This week, Liberty and Jenn discuss Nothing to See Here, The Cheffe, Sisters of the Vast Black, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored Book Riot’s Blind Date with a Book; Bombas; and Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz, now available from Algonquin Books.

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Books discussed on the show:

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

The Cheffe by Marie Ndiaye

Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs by Camilla Townsend

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Ascender, Vol. 1: The Haunted Galaxy by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

What we’re reading:

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

Blood Countess (A Lady Slayers Novel) by Lana Popović

More books out this week:

Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Díaz

All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell

Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right by Anne Nelson

Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers by Natalie Eve Garrett

Blood: A Memoir by Allison Moorer

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland

Paper Houses by Dominique Fortier and Rhonda Mullins

The Name of All Things (A Chorus of Dragons) by Jenn Lyons

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town by Cynthia Anderson

The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (translator)

The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

Find Me by André Aciman

Kafka in a Skirt: Stories from the Wall (Camino del Sol) by Daniel Chacón

Heroine by Gail Scott

The Monsters Know What They’re Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters by Keith Ammann

Blue Moon: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note by Booker T. Jones

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World by David Owen

Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration by Bryan Caplan and illustrator Zach Weinersmith

When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Dreadful Orbits, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets and the Origins of Today’s Night Sky by Erik Asphaug

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna by Mira Ptacin

The Beautiful Ones by Prince

The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses by Dan Carlin

Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk by Jon Krakauer

Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot, Cara McGee (Illustrator)

Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals by Ken Follett

The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

If: A Mother’s Memoir by Lise Marzouk

Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever by Gavin Edwards

Twelve Nights at Rotter House by J.W. Ocker

Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy, Tim Parks (Translator)

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang

The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour by Peter Asher

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War by S. C. Gwynne

Vicksburg: Grant’s Campaign That Broke the Confederacy by Donald L. Miller

Death and the Seaside by Alison Moore

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink

Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design by Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts

Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire

Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley