CONTENT WARNING: This episode features a discussion about murder and violence toward women, children and animals. Sexual assault and suicide are also discussed and described.
Hi, Should-Heads! We're going to discuss true crime in today's episode. It's been getting increasingly popular over the past few years and has taken over podcasts, Netflix, cable shows, and of course the book world. So...why? Kelly has some theories and some recommendations.
New Cursebreakers book: https://twitter.com/BrigidKemmerer/status/1414624947553640453?s=20
Julia: The Book of Longings (Sue Monk Kidd); recently finished Wish You Were Here (Jodi Picoult)
Kelly: Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune); recently finished While We Were Dating (Jasmine Guillory) and Meant to Be: If the Shoe Fits (Julie Murphy)
Rachael: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (VE Schwab) and Project Hail Mary (Andy Weir); just finished Wish You Were Here (Jodi Picoult)
Julia: While We Were Dating (Jasmine Guillory) and The Rehearsals (Annette Christie)
Kelly: Where the Briars Sleep (Emma Beaven), While We Were Dating (Jasmine Guillory), Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune), When You Get the Chance (Emma Lord), The Rehearsals (Annette Christie), The Therapist (BA Paris), How Sweet It Is (Dylan Newton), Such a Quiet Place (Megan Miranda), The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Mackenzi Lee) and One True Loves (Elise Bryant)
Rachael: Project Hail Mary (Andy Weir) and The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot (Marianne Cronin)
Books mentioned in the episode:
The Stranger Beside Me (Ann Rule)
I'll Be Gone in the Dark (Michelle McNamara) and watch the HBO show, too
To the Bridge (Nancy Rommelman)
Chasing Alice (Stephanie Fowler)
Gone at Midnight (Jake Anderson)
Death on Ocean Boulevard (Caitlin Rother)
My Friend Dahmer (Derf Backderf)
Killers Keep Secrets (James Huddle)
An Unexplained Death (Mikita Brottman)
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Our next book club will be The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell! We're discussing it in our August 10 episode.