Hi Should-Heads! This is a fun but expensive episode. We're joined by Claire Handscombe, author, bookseller, noted West Wing enthusiast and podcaster! Claire came with a great list of recommendations and they all sound amazing. You're going to want to take notes and hit up your library or favorite bookstore (or Blackwell's.com--just one of many hot tips we get from this episode).
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Rachael Reads on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYcyAEteFiL-sLHZVLX6nw
Bachelor Nation reading challenge: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJl3uDVJmuc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Tis the Damn Readathon (Taylor Swift challenge): https://twitter.com/damnreadathon
Julia: Olive (Emma Gannon--one of Claire's recommendations!) and Temporary (Hilary Leichter)
Kelly: The Kingdom of Back (Marie Lu)
Rachael: Graceling series (Kristin Cashore)
Julia: none, somehow
Kelly: Life in the Balance (Jen Petro-Roy), Cool For the Summer (Dahlia Adler), Sloppy Firsts re-release (Megan McCafferty) and Wings of Ebony (J Elle)
Rachael: Love is For Losers (Wibke Brueggemann)
Other Books Mentioned (Claire bankrupts us): Unscripted (Claire Handscombe), The Office of Historical Corrections (Danielle Evans), Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling (Emer McLysaght), the Georgia Nicolson series (Louise Rennison), Eleanor Olyphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman), One Day in December (Josie Silver), Act Your Age, Eve Brown (Talia Hibbert), Olive (Emma Gannon), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 and 3/4 (Sue Townsend), One Day (David Nicholls), Love, Nina (Nina Stibbe), Freshers/Freshmen (Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison), The Paris Connection (Lorraine Brown) and the collected works of Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Don't forget about our next book club! We're discussing Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro! It comes out on March 2 and you can email your thoughts or find us on social media! We're really excited for this one--and its special guest!
Theme song by Violet Gray: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQUkSoVPZkfsXtMWLoZV5Q