Episode 32

Our Favorite Nonfiction of the Year (So Far)

This week Kim and guest host Liberty Hardy talk new books and their favorite nonfiction of the year so far.

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New Books

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: One Introvert’s Year of Saying Yes by Jessica Pan

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Favorite Nonfiction of the Year So Far

Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan’s Cherry Blossoms by Naoko Abe

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
by Patrick Radden Keefe

Reading Now

Southern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis

The Library of the Unwritten by by A. J. Hackwith (October 1)

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