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The Arctic & the Tropics

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This week Alice and Kim talk arctic explorers, murder in the tropics, and the mixed reactions to nonfiction bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Read Harder Journal.

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Follow Up

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

New Books

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married by Abby Ellin

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein

It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America by Reniqua Allen

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

Weekly Theme: The Arctic

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Ada Blackjack: A True Tale of Survival in the Arctic by Jennifer Niven

The Tropics

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker

The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon by Chris Feliciano Arnold

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen by Linda M. Heywood

Reading Now

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

Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover

Remember the Ladies: Women in America, 1750-1815 by Linda Grant De Pauw


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