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Riot Recommendation: 9 of Your Favorite Books from Podcasts

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The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and by Harper Perennial

The latest installment in the Welcome to Night Vale universe is the story of the familiar and terrifying Faceless Old Woman. Told in a series of harrowing flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman takes readers back to an early 19th century Europe revealing an initially blissful, then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean estate, her rise in the criminal underworld, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on those who have betrayed her, and her ultimate death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until finally settling in Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is an eerie present-day story as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way.

We love books, and we love podcasts. It’s no surprise that we dig it when those two world collide! There are tons of podcasts out there that talk specifically about books (we host a few pretty rad ones if we do say so ourselves), but what about books that come from podcasts? We asked you to tell us all about the best books born from your favorite pods, bookish or otherwise! Now both our TBRs and TBLs (to be listened? we’re going with it) are a few entries longer.

Without further ado, here are your favorite books born from and inspired by podcasts. Enjoy!

Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry

Dirty John  by Christopher Goffard

The Moth Presents: All These Wonders edited by Catherine Burns

My Dad Wrote A Porno: The Fully Annotated Edition of Belinda Blinked 1
by Morton, Jamie

The Sawbones Book by Justin McElroy and Dr. Sydnee McElroy, illustrated by Teylor Smirl

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’ Hollywood by Karina Longworth

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

Waiting for the Punch by Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald

Yes, We (Still) Can by Dan Pfeiffer