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Jul 19, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss desert reads, boat stories, Muslim feminist reads, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by I Got There by JT McCormick and Afrofuture Books.

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The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

 

Questions

 

1. Hi ladies!!

I am moving to Arizona this fall and would love some good atmospheric books about the desert. I am open to reading fiction (any genre), YA, or non-fiction. Bonus points for women authors!

Thank you!
--Erika

 

2. I recently read Daughter of the Pirate King, and it got me in the mood for other books featuring tough ladies on ships. I'm going to the Outer Banks in the end of July, so I'm looking for some books like this to take with me. Similar books I've read and enjoyed are Magonia, Passenger, The Girl From Everywhere, and Ahab's Wife. I'm open to all genres, but I'd prefer YA. Thanks so much!
--Heather

 

3. Hi there, Amanda and Jenn,

I am looking for a book for my brother-in-law for his birthday. I usually get him non-fiction social psychology books like Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, Freakonomics, or anything by Malcolm Gladwell, which he really enjoys. After many years, though, I think my gifts might be a little too easy to foresee. Could you please recommend any works of fiction that would complement this type of book? I appreciate your help!

Thanks,
--Alicia

 

4. Hi!
I enjoy the show! Your recommendations for others have helped me in two ways by adding to my tbr list or eliminating books I've heard of, but now know wouldn't be for me. That's a huge timesaver when considering all the books I want to read!
I'm a devotee of Agatha Christie and Dickens, but I struggle to find a plentiful supply of well-written nonfiction on areas of my interest - Christian history, theology, religious practice, monasticism, apologetics, and biography. I recently read Rod Dreher's book, The Benedict Option. I really enjoyed his writing style and the subject was fascinating! If this helps, I've also read and reread these authors: Karen Armstrong, Timothy Keller, Huston Smith, C.S. Lewis, and, specifically Eric Metaxas's biography on Bonhoeffer. When I ask for suggestions from booksellers I'm often directed to authors (Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, etc.) who, while well-intentioned, aren't my cup of tea. I need something meatier. I prefer an educated author and/or one who engages in scholarly research. I'd be so pleased to hear your recommendations and I thank you, in advance!
--Tammy from Virginia

 

5. Hello! Do you have any recommendations for non-fiction (ideally narrative non-fiction) focused on England or Europe during the early 19th century?

I'm not looking for a detailed description of the Napoleonic wars or the War of 1812, but something that touches on the effect those wars had on society would be fascinating.

I've been reading and re-reading Jane Austen and contemporaries for years, and realized that what I know about the period comes mostly from fiction and those Lucy Worsley docu-shows made by the BBC.

I already have "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew" on my list, but other books covering similar topics would be great!

Many thanks!
--Allie

 

6. Hi! I am just getting into reading romance novels and for the most part I'm enjoying them more than I thought I would. There is just always one stumbling block for me - I hate the getting together part. Meet-cutes are nice and all but the awkward encounters, boundaries to being together, or denying feelings I just can't stand. Do you have any recommendations for books that start with an established relationship? I'm not sure if this makes it harder but I love poly or queer relationships as opposed to the typical cishet couple. I do not mind if the book contains smut or kink.
-Katrina

 

7. Hi, All -

I'm working through Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder challenge. I'm planning to complete the requirements by reading only books written by women. I was wondering if you would be able to give suggestions for these requirements:

A non-fiction book about technology
and
Read a collection of poetry in translation on a theme other than love

Both of these requirements are far outside my normal reading choices.
Thanks!

 

8. Hi! Recently, one of my cousins has been posting a lot of misinformed and Islamaphobic memes of "oppressed" Muslim women. She is trying to claim that she is "so grateful for women's rights". While I know that a burqa is no more oppressive than a bikini, I don't know enough about Islam and Muslim culture in the Middle East (my cousin conveniently forgets that Muslims live literally everywhere else as well) to respond with more than anecdotes. Do you know of any books that critique the western perception of women's rights in the Middle East? #OwnVoices is definitely preferred. Thanks!
--Lindsy

 

Books Discussed

The Rise and Fall of DODO by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Red by Terry Tempest Williams

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

The Guns Above by Robyn Dennis

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Bellwether by Connie Willis

Wearing God by Lauren Winner

Meeting Faith by Faith Adiele (The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems)

How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman

The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England by Kristine Hughes

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

Pansies by Alexis Hall

The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova translated by Judith Hemschemeyer

See also: http://bookriot.com/2017/01/30/read-harder-2017-poetry-collections-in-translation-not-above-love/

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember by Annalee Newitz

Muslim Girl by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif

Jul 11, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss Asian sci-fi, books about mental illness, starter graphic novels, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong and Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero.

 

Questions

 

1. I have never read a graphic novel but am excited to get into them. However I really am just not into fantasy or sci fi. Where should I start? Thank you!
--Sara

 

2. Hi, I am looking for science fiction set in Asia by Asian writers for my bookclub and to read something in the vein of #ownvoices. I would prefer it not to be YA, but it is not a requirement. I tend to like science fiction with great characters over great science.
--Sidsel

 

3. Hey Jenn and Amanda,

I've been thinking and don't know how I missed this in my reading life. But some of my favorite movies are multi-generational female-lead stories that jump back and forth in their timelines. Examples are movies like Fried Green Tomatoes, How to Make an American Quilt, and Now and Then. Please help correct this 90's kid's need for some lady-friendships books.
--Teenie

 

4. I recently read The Vegetarian and I found it absolutely incredible. I have made it a mission to try to read other translated books. What are some suggestions you have? Thanks
--Ashley

 

5. Can you please recommend books with characters with mental illness? I recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and it really helps reading about characters that go through similar experiences. I read 'It's kind of a funny story' 'The rest of us just live here' and 'All the bright places'. I enjoy YA, but I would like to read other genres as well. (I usually like my books as diverse as possible)
Thank you for your help!
--Theodora

 

6. You two seem to know a lot about diversity in fiction so I figured I'd ask you two instead of taking my question to google (I figure you both will offer me better quality recs). So I'm a big reader of fantasy. It's always been my favorite, and preferred reading genre. However I'm also a gay man who enjoys reading about gay men (preferably if a romance is involved), so to find that I've pretty much had to go outside the fantasy genre for that one. I'd love it if I could read a (quality) fantasy novel with gay characters, and maybe a little bit of romance.
I'm so excited to hear what you two have to recommend, this is my favorite podcast, and I've read so many amazing books because of you two.
--Sam

 

7. I'm trying to get into post apocalyptic books, but don't know where to start. I recently read Station 11, and now I want more. There seems to be no shortage of YA post apocalyptic novels, but I've read several, and so far have not liked any of the ones I have read. I've never NOT liked YA, but I've never been too crazy about it either, so I figure I better look at 'adult' (I'M SO SORRY. I DON'T LIKE CALLING IT THAT EITHER) books of the genre.
Thanks so much you two! I can't wait to hear what you two have to recommend.
--Chloe

 

8. I am a sucker for sad books, especially those that revolve around loneliness. The History of Love, Everything I Never Told You, and Oryx and Crake (is that an odd third?) were all fantastically devastating for me. I am looking for recommendations that will send me to that despairing place in the company of the fictional.
--Sasha

 

Books Discussed

 

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

March, Book 1 by John Lewis

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu

The Sea Is Ours, edited by Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

Penance by Kanae Minato, translated by Philip Gabriel

The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette

Haldol and Hyacinths by Melody Moezzi

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Captive Prince by CS Pacat

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

Shelter by Jung Yun

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Jul 5, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss Scotland reads, Cuban fiction, mind-blowing YA, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by The Separatists by Lis Wiehl and Libby.

 

Questions

 

1. Hi Ladies!

I’ve always wondered if I’d have a need to send in a request to tap into your endless knowledge of books, and the need arose this week! I have been clerking for a federal judge for the past year. My time is quickly coming to an end in early August. Chambers is a tight-knit family of four. I’d love to give a book to each of my colleagues as a going away present and would love help with that!

Judge: Is an AVID golfer. I mean really avid. Do you have any good recommendations for golf coffee table books or a narrative nonfiction book about golf? Or really anything golf related? If that is too niche, he also enjoys legal thrillers a la John Grisham, but I would like to recommend him something in that vein but perhaps less mainstream?
Judicial assistant: She LOVES to cook. And she is a healthy eater. I think she would enjoy something that focuses on fresh, organic ingredients. She’s also from Florida. Do you have any great cookbook recommendations?
Co-clerk: Loves the outdoors and national parks. Avid hiker. I’m thinking a memoir where the author goes on a hiking trip or writes about their time exploring nature etc.
I hope that’s descriptive enough and appreciate any help you can offer!

Best,
–Chantalle

 

2. I am traveling to Washington D.C. for work at the end of July and I would like some D.C. related reads. These can be fiction or non-fiction but something historical would be nice.
–Ashley

 

3. Hi Ladies!

I recently discovered the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon a little over a year ago and just finished reading the 8th book at the end of August. Ever since I opened that first book I have been obsessed with anything and everything related to Scotland. Since it will be 3-4 more years before the next book comes out I would like to read more books set in Scotland to make the waiting easier lol. I’m not a huge reader of nonfiction but would love to try recommendations for fiction and nonfiction on this topic. I have read At The Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen and I really enjoyed it. I am really enjoying the podcast and my TBR is getting longer and longer everyday.

Thanks!
–Leslie

 

4. Hi! I love the show! I would love a recommendation for a fiction book set somewhere in 20th century Latin America. A book with a great story, but also some historical/geographical tidbits in the background. I usually read fantasy or mystery, but I’m up for any genre. Thanks again!
–Janine

 

5. I am so happy this podcast exists! I have been looking for some help with recommendations for ages. My favourite books have all been about women in academia and the world, specifically in the earlier 20th century. I’ve read The Group, but maybe I am looking for a sort of female version of A Separate Peace or Dead Poets Society if you kind of understand what I mean. Sort of like book versions of the Julia Roberts movie Mona Lisa Smile.
Thank you so much 🙂
–Jennifer

 

6. I am looking for book recommendations for someone dealing with infertility. While I was struggling to get pregnant and then while I was in fertility treatments, I had a hard time finding books that made me feel less alone and broken. After a long process, I finally have my beautiful boy, but I still want to know what kinds of works are out there that could maybe be a comfort for someone who is going through a similar situation. When I was looking, I was interested in fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. They don’t necessarily have to feature characters with fertility issues, but I’m looking for books that can be a comfort and let you know that you aren’t alone in this. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you!
–Amanda

 

7. I have a very eclectic reading taste. I’ve recently been going through my contemporary YA fiction phase. I love Jandy Nelson and Melina Marchetta. I’m looking for another story with characters that will blow my mind. I want to feel like my life just changed when I’m done reading it. Can you help?
–Krista

 

8. I try very hard to read a number of books with diverse characters and authors, but I realized somewhere along the way I completely forgot to read books that represent my own culture/heritage. I’m a Cuban American and I realized I haven’t ONCE come across a novel where the main character is Cuban. I’ve read a good amount of books/authors of other hispanic origin, but not my own. The only things I’ve read have been two non fiction books- Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, and a biography of Che Guevara.
Do you guys have any recommendations? I’d really like some fiction to read, but if you know of any good non fiction literature I’d be happy to know of those as well!
All the best, and thank you.
— Celia

 

 

Books Discussed

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (November 9 2017)

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat

Murder in the Rough, edited by Otto Penzler

The Hour of the Land by Terry Tempest Williams

The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

Scotland: The Autobiography by Rosemary Goring

Death Going Down by Maria Angelica Bosco, translated by Lucy Greaves

The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

The Art of Waiting by Belle Boggs

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Planet for Rent by Yoss, translated by David Frye

Oye What I’m Gonna Tell You by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes

Jun 27, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss readings on motherhood, Star Wars read-alikes, novels about twins, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy and OwlCrate.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcast here.
The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

 

Questions

 

1. My husband and I are going on a belated honeymoon adventure at the end of August/early September. We are starting in London, then heading to Croatia, and ending the trip in Tuscany. I am looking for books set in these places. I typically read contemporary fiction and psychological thrillers. I gravitate towards realistic - sorry, no Game of Thrones ;). I also enjoy a good memoir. Thank you so much for your recommendations!

(FYI, some favorites: Tell the Wolves I'm Home, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Dark Places, Burial Rites - thanks to you two!, The Poisonwood Bible, Dear Fang With Love)
--Karoline

 

2. Hi there! I'm having my first child, a boy, in August 2017. I'm not with the father (who will remain uninvolved), the baby was unplanned, and I will be transitioning from a full time job in downtown Nashville to a remote position in a tiny town in Ohio. I'm looking for books applicable to my situation (early thirties, single motherhood, liberal and cognizant of the need to raise a thoughtful, independent thinking, and respectful white son who is being born during a time when the country is under terrifying leadership). Fiction or non-fiction welcome! I'm a big fan of the site and can't wait to hear your suggestions.
--Amanda

 

3. Hi! I'm a college professor and my wife and I are expecting a baby in July, so I'll have a semester off for the first time in a long time. While I'm sure most of it will be spent sleepless with a baby, I'm also hoping to get in some good reading for fun. In the summer, I tend to love ridiculous sun-soaked literary fiction like The Vacationers and Seating Arrangements. Otherwise, I read/listen to a lot of sci-fi/fantasy and LGBTQ lit. I loved the Argonauts and would love to read more about queer families or parenting. I also recently read The Expanse series and All the Birds in the Sky. What should I read while I'm home with a little one to prevent me from being lonely and crazy?
--Nikki

 

4. My boyfriend is suuuuper into Star Wars. We first bonded over a love of reading, but the vast majority of his already-read pile is Star Wars novels - and there's nothing wrong with that, but I've been enjoying trying to expand his palate. He claims he'll try anything, just never knew where to start, and has already borrowed the Lunar Chronicles from me and really loved it. I also gave him Night Circus (because it's my favorite), but that one seemed to go over less well - his comment was "I can see why you love it so much." The thing I'm noticing, however, is that my personal collection leans much more towards fantasy and fairy tale retellings than sci fi, and I was wondering if you had any ideas of sci fi that *isn't* Star Wars that he might like. He especially enjoys explorations of people in the Empire, I know he was really excited for the recent book about Thrawn, and he loves Lost Stars by Claudia Grey.

Thanks in advance!
--Anne

 

5. I have a yen to read more short stories, but I am finding myself at my wit's end trying to find any good collections that suit my reading interests.

I really fell in love with short stories recently reading "Diving Belles" by Lucy Wood, and then I absolutely loved "American Housewife" by Helen Ellis. Both these collections contained relatively short, engaging short stories. I think the common factor is that they are primarily about women, and are thoroughly charming. There is darkness without being too much of a downer, but they are not sappy "Chicken Soup for the Soul" type reads, which I don't judge, but don't enjoy.

I don't know if I have far too particular tastes, or I just don't know where to look next. I tried to read some Neil Gaiman short stories and I'm not really thrilled so far, although I am not giving up yet!

Help! I don't even know where to look next.

Kind regards,
--Eliza

 

6. Hello! My older sister recently asked me for book recommendations because she feels like she doesn't have any hobbies. She is in a very different place in life than I am, so I'm not sure what to suggest. She works, is married, and has three kids, all under the age of 8, so she doesn't have a ton of free time. I think the last time she read fiction was 12 years ago, when we were living together and I had my books all over the apartment. Back then, she enjoyed historical fiction set in South Asia (e.g. The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan). She and her husband are now in the process of building a house, and she has always been very interested in interior design (she loves Pinterest and tells me I should have throw pillows). She also loves to cook and she took a baking class once. Any ideas? Her birthday is coming up in July so I hope you can answer before then. Thanks so much!
--Sel

 

7. Hello!

I'm a little worried that my request may be kind of tricky. I'd like to buy my Dad a book for his upcoming birthday. The problem is that while he enjoys reading, he is prefers short novels with straight-forward writing styles. I think that this is because he's dyslexic and gets a little overwhelmed when texts are too "flowery" in their writing style or have a reputation for being "intellectual." He tends to only read a couple books a year (usually the ones I give him) so I feel a bit of pressure!

I've had a lot of luck in the past with John Steinbeck (he liked the Pearl but loved Of Mice and Men). He enjoys books with historical elements. He's from Northern California and he gets a kick out of reading books set in landscapes that he knows and loves.

Are there books out there that fit some of these guidelines? I know that Steinbeck's canon has a lot of books with these elements, but I don't think my Dad will sit through East of Eden or the Grapes of Wrath, and I'd like to try something a little different.

Thank you so much!
--Amris

 

8. I love reading stories about siblings, particularly twins. Got any suggestions?
Thanks!
--Jonathan

 

 

Books Discussed

Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian (out August 22 2017)

Behind the Throne KB Wagers

Girl at War by Sara Novic

NW by Zadie Smith

Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Saga Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Tender by Sofia Samatar

Single Carefree Mellow by Katherine Heiny

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

The Girl From the Garden by Parnaz Foroutan

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (recommended by Liberty)

California by Edan Lepucki

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger

 

Jun 22, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss under the radar favorites, witchy reads, beautiful prose, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by OwlCrate, The Assignment (Lessons in Control series) by Jade A. Waters, and Ploughshares.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here.
The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

 

Questions

 

1. My husband and I are venturing to Montreal, Quebec this summer and I find myself questioning if I have ever read a book set in Canada let alone Quebec or Montreal. I am looking for an engrossing book to take with me on the trip and would love your help finding something set in Canada or more specifically Quebec or Montreal. I will read just about anything but tend towards fiction, and this summer especially mystery and other page turnery type novels.

Thank you in advance!
--Abby

 

2. Hello Bookriot!

As part of my reading goals, I am trying to read more diversely, so I decided to try and mirror America's racial dynamics in this year's 100 books (12% African American, 16% Hispanic/Latino, 5% Asian American, etc.)

So far I've read some fantastic classics - Beloved, The Color Purple, etc., but it's been a bit of a struggle to find books in my favorite genres. I read almost exclusively science fiction and science nonfiction, which are both dominated by white male authors. Do you have any suggestions for science fiction or nonfiction by non-white authors? I'd especially like to hear about some Hispanic/Latino authors, which I have been especially struggling to find.

Thank you!
--Tia

 

3. I am looking for books for my 12 year old son. He used to be a 'reader' but he now he is only obsessed with playing video games. He loves all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and I have tried giving him books that have to do with video games like Ready Player One and Ender's Game. He started reading Ready Player One and he really liked it but he said it only makes him want to play more video games. He is very interested in History and Politics. He bought a History book just to read on his own and he watches the news and presidential debates. Can you recommend any books that will appeal to him? Thank you!
--Denise

 

4. I recently looked at my daughter's reading list for school and noticed very few had female protagonists- and this is something my daughter has complained about before. She's in the fifth grade and an avid reader, but she keeps getting recommended and given books with male main characters. As a middle aged man children's books aren't admittedly in my wheelhouse, but I want to give my daughter books with strong female characters. Her favorite books are Harry Potter (obviously), Peter Pan, and The Once and Future King. She loves fantasy and adventure stories, and goes crazy over anything with witches. A friend recently gave her The Sisters Grimm and she finished all ten books within the month. She reads at a fairly high reading level (she recently read The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and all three Lord of the Ring books) so I'm not afraid of giving her something a bit more difficult to read, but I would like to give her some fun children's books.
Thanks for the help- your show is wonderful and I look forward to hearing your recommendations.
--Adam

 

5. Hello Jenn and Amanda,

I would like to start by saying that I adore this podcast and I look forward to it every week so thank you for that :) Now on to my question:

I have a YouTube channel called Under The Radar Books and I am always looking for books that are lesser known. I tend to read mostly literary fiction, but I am open to all kinds of genres. Some of my favorite 'under the radar' books are Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis and In The Mean Time by Paul Tremblay. I am hoping you guys can recommend some books that you think are extremely underhyped but wonderful.

Thank you in advance! I cannot wait to see what you come up with :)

--Brittany

 

6. I recently read Coffin Hill because it was recommended on this show, and I loved it. It didn't just remind me of my love of witches, but also family heritage/curses. Do you know of any good supernatural books that involve old families, and magic, and maybe curses?
I look forward to hearing your recommendations!
--Maggie

 

7. Hello! I'm a huge, huge fan of the show and I thought maybe you could help me with a problem I've been having, even though it isn't the most straightforward of questions. I would like to know what are some contemporary authors you would recommend based solely on their writing style. I've read mostly classics for ages and I'm afraid I'm missing out on a lot of good stuff. One of the things I like most in a book is unique and beautiful writing, so: where can I find that in contemporary lit? I'm sure it's everywhere, I just don't know where to look and could use some guiding. I know it's a vague question, sorry for that and thank you in advance!
--Liliana

 

8. Hi! I love the show (and have compiled a massive TBR list, thanks).

I find I've been having a hard time really enjoying YA like I used to. It's not that I'm older (although I am); it's because I find I now get annoyed by love shapes--triangles and squares where the heroine has all these men vying for her affection. Can you recommend any YA books that don't have love shapes? I usually like a bit of romance, but maybe just one-on-one relationships or keeping the romance way off to the side of the plot would help. Or possibly the solution is reading a YA that has no romance.

Some YA books that I love:
- A Girl of Fire and Thorns series
- The Raven Boys series
- The Mediator series (old, I know, but still a fav)

Thanks for your help!

 

Books Discussed

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Death Going Down by María Angélica Bosco

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Problems by Jade Sharma

Pym by Mat Johnson

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

100 Must Reads About Witches post

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland

The Graceling series by Kristin Cashore

Jun 13, 2017

Jenn, Sharifah, and guest author Aliette de Bodard give fantasy reading recommendations in this week's episode of Get Booked!

This episode is sponsored by The People We Hate At The Wedding by Grant Ginder and The Crime Book.

Jun 7, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss fiction about moms and dads, middle-grade books, asexual characters, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber.

 

May 30, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss travel audiobooks, under-the-radar magical realism, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle and Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf.

May 24, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss body-positive health books, YA horror, unreliable narrators and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Amazon Kindle for Kids and Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott.

May 17, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss essay collections, historical fiction, personal favorites, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson.

May 10, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss travelogues, tearjerkers, and books for kids with depression in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Elves, written by Jean-Luc Istin and illustrated by Kyko Duarte, and The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via iTunes here.
The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

 

May 2, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss nature reads, books about Iceland, sci-fi, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders.

Apr 25, 2017

Amanda, Jenn, and guest expert Katie discuss mysteries and thrillers!

This episode is sponsored by Start Up by Doree Shafrir and Perfect by Cecilia Ahern.

Apr 19, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss cookbooks, JFK, book group picks and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Post Grad by Caroline Kitchener and Kensington Books.

Apr 12, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss deeply messed up books, body positive reads, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Falling Hard by Stacy Finz and Book Riot Insiders.

 

Apr 4, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss books on grief and mortality, chapter books, personal favorites and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Only A Mistress Will Do by Jenna Jaxon and The Baker Street Four from Insight Editions.

Mar 29, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss Glasgow lit, books for understanding the American political right, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson, and His Alone by Alexa Riley.

Mar 22, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss LGBT+ history, prickly Westerns, experimental prose and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Playster and You Are Here by Jenny Lawson.

 

Mar 15, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss retellings of classics, San Francisco fiction, westerns, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by The Book That Made Me.

Mar 7, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss Brazilian fiction, nature stories, urban fantasy, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco and Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfař.

 

Mar 2, 2017

Jenn and guest host Preeti Chhibber discuss kids and YA recommendations in this week's episode of Get Booked.

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Feb 22, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss place-based narratives, women breaking barriers, and books set in Vancouver in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by Carina Press, publisher of Rough and Tumble by Rhenna Morgan.

Feb 15, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss crime families, non-binary characters, conspiracy theories, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by In The Club, Book Riot's book groups newsletter.

Feb 7, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss the Singularity, Russian nonfiction, and novels about platonic friendships in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This episode is sponsored by A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom and The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom.

 

Jan 31, 2017

Amanda and Jenn discuss books about Africa, non-NBA basketball reads, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.

This week's episode is sponsored by the Book Riot Store and the Swords & Spaceships newsletter.

 

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