Reading for Self Care

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This week Alice and Kim chat about their current obsessions (Lincoln and fraudsters, respectively), discuss reading for self care, and preview new nonfiction about strangers, assimilation, serial killers, and more.

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Nonfiction in the News

National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced [Book Riot]

Best-Selling Author Brené Brown Promotes Meaningful Change in Trailer for HBO Max’s ‘Atlas of the Heart’ [The Wrap]

New Nonfiction

Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us by Colleen Kinder

Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink by Veronique Hyland

You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce

Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, America’s First Serial Killer Family by Susan Jonusas

All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope – and Hard Pills to Swallow – About Fighting for Black Lives by Andre Henry

Burning My Roti: Breaking Barriers as a Queer Indian Woman by Sharan Dhaliwal

Reads for Self Care

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Calypso by David Sedaris

The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done by Kendra Adachi

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Reading Now

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu