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Most people have books on their shelves they’ve been meaning to read. Bailey has 125. With this podcast, she and her friends set out to finish their ever-growing To Read Lists.

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Feb 24, 2021

THE FIRE NEXT TIME by James Baldwin

FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC by V.C. Andrews

In THE FIRE NEXT TIME, Baldwin expertly composes two essays about race and the American experience. In FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, Andrews spins the illicit tale of teens imprisoned with their hot, hot siblings. Some say these books have nothing in...


Feb 10, 2021

PIMP: THE STORY OF MY LIFE by Iceberg Slim
THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY by Alexander McCall Smith

The crew discusses two very different books, Iceberg Slim’s PIMP, an influential first-hand account of a lawless life and Alexander McCall Smith’s THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY, a cozy mystery series...


Jan 27, 2021

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

THE NAME OF THE ROSE by Umberto Eco

This week, Toby tries out Y.A. fantasy with the African mythology-inspired bestseller CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE. After debating the feasibility of expandable bo staffs, Bailey hangs with murderous monks in THE NAME OF THE ROSE. Plus, the...


Jan 13, 2021

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernadine Evaristo
INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer

Join us this week on the pod as Andrew reviews the recent Man Booker Prize winning GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER, by Bernadine Evaristo, and Bailey tackles the monumental bestseller of the late 90s INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer.

We also discuss the relative...


Dec 30, 2020

The To Read List crew reflects back on 2020, a year that was certainly... a year. We go through our reading stats, award best book and cutest protagonist, and test our retention skills. Piranesi!