This week we discuss the Plague (!), getting locked out of the house, scraping barnacles off of boats and Andrew gets mistaken for a kidnapper. We recommend: The Arrangement by Robyn Harding, The Blurry Years by Eleanor Kriseman, and Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. Audiobook of the week is When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block narrated by gritty Mark Hammer. YA book of the week is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.
We debut a new game this week called “Snacks in the Stacks” and we talk about jury duty evasion and Andrew owns a courthouse(!). This week we recommend: Goodnight Stranger by Miciah Bay Gault, Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh and All Systems Red by Martha Wells. Audiobook of the week is Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem read by the salty voiced Geoffrey Cantor. YA book of the week is The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu.
Author Erika Mailman joins us for a chat about Lizzie Borden and her latest book The Murderer’s Maid. We recommend: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena, The Escape Room by Megan Goldin, and Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Audiobook of the week is IQ by Joe Ide narrated by the smooth baritoned richness that is Sullivan Jones. YA book of the week is Haunted by Lynn Carthage.
Author Kristan Higgins joins us for a chat about using dogs in her books, holding grudges and her new book Life and Other Inconveniences. We recommend: Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins, Ghostman by Roger Hobbs, and Caretaker by Josi Russell. Audiobook of the week is The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth narrated by the voice bending Barrie Kreinik. YA book of the week is Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza.
Author Stephen Hunter joins us for a chat about giving the readers what they want, the golden age of movie reviewing, and his new book Game of Snipers. We recommend: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig, The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson and Redshirts by John Scalzi. Audiobook of the week is Recursion by Blake Crouch narrated by Jon Lindstrom and Abby Craden. YA book of the week is Slated by Teri Terry.
Author J. Todd Scott joins us for an exciting chat about being a DEA Agent and a writer, the anti-hero, and his new book This Side of Night. We recommend: Conviction by Denise Mina, This Side of Night by J. Todd Scott and Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card. Audiobook of the week is Nobody Walks by Mick Herron narrated by the versatile Gerard Doyle . YA book of the week is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.