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!