Hey listeners, what's your sign? Your BOOK sign, that is! We took the "Universe of Stories" summer reading theme and astrologified it... or bookstrologified? Either way, check out this episode for a ton of recommendations, even if you're on the cusp!
- Edwidge Danticat, who came to KU last year, returns to stories in her highly anticipated upcoming collection, Everything Inside!
- Bookstores: How to Read More in the Golden Age of Content-- Polli recommends you feast your eyes!
Two Book Minimum:
- Look How Happy I'm Making You by Polly Rosenwaike
- A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian
Deaf Republic: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky (who will be here on Sept 8th!)
- also mentioned: Sara Novic's article, "At Home in Deaf Culture: Storytelling in an Un-Writable Language"
- Our Bodies, Ourselves by the Boston Women's Health Collective (which later inspired Trans Bodies, Trans Selves)
(click each set of 4 to enlarge the images and read the descriptions!)
This year's Summer Reading theme is "A Universe of Stories," and we decided to go wild with this theme and create 12 Bookstrology signs! Here are some recommendations for each sign:
- The Class Clown
- Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
- Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
- Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
- The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick (and any other books with someone's name in them)
- You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero / Daring Greatly by Brene Brown / The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
- Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
- any romance (H.E.A!)
- The Bestseller
- The Protester
- The Thrill Seeker
- The Creep
The Nerd Knight
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and How Long 'Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisen
- Daemon by Daniel Suarez
- Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
- Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (NOT James Van der Beek)
- The Globetrotter
- The DIY-er
- The Stargazer
- The Professor
- The Tree Hugger
Put it on your radar: POSE
2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019
Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.
This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, opens a new window, Stitcher, opens a new window, or SoundCloud, opens a new window. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate