February is almost here, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to share the books they are most looking forward to this month. (BONUS it's a Leap Year which means you have an entire extra day to read!)
Books mentioned in this episode:
Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah
The Resisters by Gish Jen
Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Weather by Jenny Offill
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
18 Tiny Deaths by Bruce Goldfarb
Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
Amnesty by Aravind Adiga
Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller
The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips
A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
A Delayed Life by Dita Kraus
Greenwood by Michael Christie
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Books mentioned in this episode
Books set in the 1920's
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
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If you'd like information about donating books to prisons you can find great info from Book Riot here:
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Books mentioned in this episode