The Book Riot Podcast #104: Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show

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The Book Riot Podcast, Episode #104: Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show


This week, Amanda, Rebecca, and Jeff answer reader recommendation requests for summer time holidays and reading. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Invincible by Amy Reed.


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Books mentioned:


Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Wolf Winter by Cecelia Ekback

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Out by Natsuo Karino

Dare Me by Megan Abbott

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Zone One by Eula Biss

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie Helene-Bertino

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

I Want to Show You More by Jamie Quatro

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz


Stalingrad by Antony Beevor

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel

Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah


The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

My Life in France by Julia Child

Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway


Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

You by Austin Grossman

Scott Pilgrim comics

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


Girl Meets God by Lauren F. Winner

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Diving Belles by Lucy Wood

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Alibis by Andre Aciman

Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano


A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney

How We Got to Now by Stephen Johnson


The Guernsay Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure


The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The Middle Passage by Charles S. Johnson


Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil Degrasse Tyson

The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach


The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara

Corregidora by Gayl Jones




The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson


Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Railsea by China Mieville


Sabriel trilogy by Garth Nix

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg