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This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Priestdaddy, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, This is Just My Face, and more.

This episode was sponsored by Talenti, Adulthood for Beginners, and The Radium Girls.

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Books discussed on the show:

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays by Scaachi Koul

Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood

The Dinner Party: Stories by Joshua Ferris

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee 

What we’re reading:

Catapult: Stories by Emily Fridlund

Saints for All Occassions by J. Courtney Sullivan

More books out this week:

The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past by Charlie English

Deep Water (Simon True) by Katherine Nichols

The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

The Farm in the Green Mountains (NYRB Classics) by Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer (Author), Ida H. Washington (Translator), Carol E. Washington (Translator)

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

Genevieves by Henry Hoke

Triple Threat (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Beach Lawyer by Avery Duff

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck

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The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab by Shani Mootoo

Before We Sleep by Jeffrey Lent

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig  

Fen: Stories by Daisy Johnson

Said Not Said: Poems by Fred Marchant

The History of the Future by Edward McPherson

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick

The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell

Hooper’s Revolution by Dennie Wendt

Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death by Brenna Hassett

Time’s a Thief by B.G. Firmani

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: A True Love Story by Peter Turner

I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland

Firstborn by Tosca Lee

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter

Borrowed Souls: A Soul Charmer Novel by Chelsea Mueller

Dreamfall by Amy Plum

Bubble by Stewart Foster

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times edited by Carolina De Robertis

Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin (Author), Bonnie Huie  (Translator)

The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz

Milena, or The Most Beautiful Femur in the World by Jorge Zepeda Patterson (Author), Adrian Nathan West (Translator)

You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships by Deborah Tannen

Mid-Life Ex-Wife: A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances by Stella Grey

The Scattering (Outliers) by Kimberly McCreight

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork by Katrina Onstad

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

Trajectory: Stories by Richard Russo

Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci  (Author), Jose Pimienta (Illustrator)

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis (Author), Michael Lucey (Translator)

City of Miracles (The Divine Cities) by Robert Jackson Bennett

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura

He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty by S Jonathan Bass

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

Round Midnight by Laura McBride

Beyond the High Blue Air: A Memoir by Lu Spinney

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

The Nix by Nathan Hill (paperback)

The Assistants by Camille Perri (paperback)

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma (paperback)

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan (paperback)