Episode 176

New Releases and More for September 18, 2018

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss There There, Stalking God, The Great Believers, and more of their favorite books of 2018 so far.

This episode was sponsored by Google Play, The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman, and The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

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Books discussed on the show:

There There by Tommy Orange

Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell

Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In by Anjali Kumar

How To Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays by Alexander Chee

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee

The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat

Florida: Stories by Lauren Groff

All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein

What we’re reading:

A Dash of Dragon (The Mystic Cooking Chronicles) by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski

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

More books out this week:

Snazzy Cat Capers by Deanna Kent,‎ Neil Hooson (Illustrator)

Analee, in Real Life by Janelle Milanes

Bobbie Mendoza Saves the World (Again) by Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen,‎ Lola Rogers (Translator)

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

In Pieces by Sally Field

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Button Man by Andrew Gross

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream by Julissa Arce

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Property of the Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes

Nobody Cares: Essays by Anne T. Donahue

So Far So Good by Ursula K. Le Guin

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by Marieke Nijkamp

Sit Down and Shut Up: How Discipline Can Set Students Free by Cinque Henderson

Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy) by Tade Thompson

Deviation: A Novel by Luce D’Eramo and Anne Milano Appel

A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems by Emily Jungmin Yoon

The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

My Pet Serial Killer by Michael J. Seidlinger

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Check, Please!: # Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

Boomer1: A Novel by Daniel Torday

Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir by Liana Finck

The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World (Before It’s Too Late) by Josh Tickell

I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas

The Labyrinth of the Spirits: A Novel (Cemetery of Forgotten Books) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Love to Everyone by Hilary McKay

Costume Quest by Zac Gorman

Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of Ghost Stories

Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World by James Miller

Washington Black: A novel by Esi Edugyan

What Luck, This Life by Kathryn Schwille

When Rap Spoke Straight to God by Erica Dawson

The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

Time’s Convert: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

My Brother’s Husband, Volume 2 by Gengoroh Tagame

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin

The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang

The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish by Katya Apekina

Sharky Malarkey: A Sketchshark Collection by Megan Nicole Dong

Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar

What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming

Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman

Death of the Territories: Expansion, Betrayal and the War that Changed Pro Wrestling Forever by Tim Hornbaker

Guess Who by Chris McGeorge

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War by Neal Bascomb

The Storm Runner (A Storm Runner Novel, Book 1) by J.C. Cervantes

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