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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss The Underground Railroad, I Contain Multitudes, Vow of Celibacy, and more new releases.

This episode was sponsored by ThirdLove, Penguin Random House Audio, and Book Riot Live.

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Books discussed on the show:

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole

I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows

Vow of Celibacy by Erin Judge

Long Division by Kiese Laymon

What we’re reading:

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

More books out this week:

The Wages of Desire: A World War II Mystery by Stephen Kelly

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

White Nights in Split Town City by Annie DeWitt

Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency by James Andrew Miller

The Garden Party: And Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

When Watched: Stories by Leopoldine Core

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Insidious by Catherine Coulter

War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans (Author), David Mckay (Translator)

The National Parks of the United States: A Photographic Journey by Andrew Thomas

Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education by Charles J. Sykes

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

The Age of Bowie by Paul Morley

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman by Mamen Sánchez

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization by Robert Evans

Moggerhanger by Alan Sillitoe

Lacunae: 100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems by Daniel Nadler

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

The Night Bell by Inger Ash Wolfe

The Grand Tour by Adam O’Fallon Price

I’ll Sell You a Dog by Juan Pablo Villalobos (Author), Rosalind Harvey (Translator)

When the Music’s Over: An Inspector Banks Novel by Peter Robinson

The Collected Stories by Mavis Gallant

The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills

Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino

Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth

The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir by Susan Daitch

The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the Last Age of the Exotic by Jamie James

The Hero’s Body: A Memoir by William Giraldi

Results May Vary by Bethany Chase

How to Party With an Infant by Kaui Hart Hemmings

All True Not a Lie in It by Alix Hawley

How to Be a Leader (The School of Life) by Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa

Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier

Shining Sea by Anne Korkeakivi

Who Will Catch Us As We Fall by Iman Verjee

Scream: A Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction by Tama Janowitz

Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils by Lydia Pyne

The Hanged Man: A Mystery in Fin de Siecle Paris by Gary Inbinder

Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud by Elizabeth Greenwood

The Guns of Empire: Book Four of The Shadow Campaigns by Django Wexler

The Cauliflower by Nicola Barker

Wicked Plants Coloring Book by Amy Stewart

Makoons by Louise Erdrich

Malafemmena by Louisa Ermelino

Origins of the Universe and What It All Means by Carole Firstman

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Clothed, Female Figure: Stories by Kirstin Allio

The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom by David Neilsen
Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich

Dinosaurs on Other Planets: Stories by Danielle McLaughlin

The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State by William McCants

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica by Matthew Parker (paperback)

Vanishing by Gerard Woodward (paperback)

1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar by Eric Burns (paperback)

Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists and Code Breakers of World War I by Taylor Downing (paperback)

Fool Me Once by Harlen Coben (paperback)

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams (paperback)

The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie

The Girl Before by Rena Olsen (paperback)

Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly (paperback)

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown (Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation) by Vaseem Khan (paperback)

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B., III Sullenberger (paperback)

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (paperback)

The Blue Guitar by John Banville (paperback)

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman (paperback)