What You Should Read

You Should Read: Historical fiction!

December 07, 2021 Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall Season 2 Episode 41
What You Should Read
You Should Read: Historical fiction!
Show Notes

We're here to talk about historical fiction today, Should-heads! It's one of Rachael's favorite genres and we've got a bunch of great picks for you. Also, since we've been gone for a bit, our "recent acquisitions" are a little bit out of control. 

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Currently reading: 

Julia: Beasts of a Little Land (Juhea Kim) 

Kelly: The Last Days of Jack Sparks (Jason Arnapp) 

Rachael: Hogfather (Terry Pratchett) and Always, In December (Emily Stone)

Book News: 

Alice Sebold:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59485586 

Malcolm X Cell Prison Library:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/11/25/metro/prison-advocate-macarthur-genius-turns-what-may-be-malcolm-xs-former-cell-into-library-place-hope/?p1=BGSearch_Overlay_Results 

PRH Book Data: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/articles/2021-year-in-books/ 

Recs:

Julia: The Family (Naomi Krupitsky), The Vanishing Half (Brit Bennett) and Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)

Kelly: Last Night at the Telegraph Club (Malinda Lo), City of Girls (Elizabeth Gilbert) and The Orphan Collector (Ellen Marie Wiseman)

Rachael: Plantagenet and Tudor novels (Philippa Gregory), The Great Alone (Kristin Hannah) and Beyond the Point (Claire Gibson)

Bonus picks: Your House Will Pay (Steph Cha) and The Orphan Train (Christina Baker Kline)

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