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January 25, 2012  
Bookrageous Episode 32; 2011 Faves & a Look Into 2012
Intro Music; Darkness - Leonard Cohen

What We’re Reading

Rebecca

[1:33] In One Person, Jon Irving, May 2012

[4:27] shout-out to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC; Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl

[6:30] Lucky Peach; Blood, Bones & Butter; Anthony Bourdain

Jenn

[7:26] Wild Thing, Josh Bazell, February 2012

[8:21] Among Others, Jo Walton

[10:00] John Lanchester: The Debt to Pleasure; Capital, June 2012

[11:18] Kristin Cashore: Graceling, Fire; Tamora Pierce (anything and everything)

Josh

[12:35] The Demi-Monde: Winter, Rod Rees; Reamde, Ready Player One

[16:56] The Operators, Michael Hastings

[18:45] Batgirl, Bryan Q Miller

Intermission; Jeeper Creeper - Sinkane

2011 Faves

[22:58] Unveiled, Courtney Milan (sequel: Unclaimed)

[24:29] Moondogs, Alexander Yates

[26:24] Josh kicks off the cheating: Sex on the Moon, Ben Mezrich; In the Garden of the Beasts, Erik Larsen; The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern; The Magician King, Lev Grossman

[28:08] Embassytown, China Mieville (The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell); Dial H!

[30:12] The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson

[33:13] The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser

[35:40] Revolution, Deb Olen Unfirth

[37:30] What It is Like to Go to War, Karl Marlantes

[39:25] I Married You for Happiness, Lily Tuck

[42:00] Happy engagement, Josh!

[42:40] Once Upon a River, Bonnie Jo Campbell; The Curfew, Jesse Ball

[45:30] Turn of Mind, Alice LaPlante; The Illumination, Kevin Brockmeier; honorable mentions: Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb, State of Wonder, Other People We Married, Ladies and Gentleman

[47:52] honorable mentions: Ladies and Gentleman, The Sisters Brothers, This Life is In Your Hands; The Whore of Akron, Scott Raab (also recommended by Patrick Brown)

[51:01] And the Adam Ross Award goes to … Glen Duncan and The Last Werewolf!

A Look Into 2012

[53:45] Bitterblue, Kristin Cashore, May 2012

[54:20] American Dervish, Ayad Akhtar

[55:45] Authors doing new stuff! China Mieville & Dial H; Charles Yu, Sorry Please Thank You, July 2012; Christopher Hitchens, Mortality, October 2012; Jonathan Franzen, Farther Away, April 2012

[56:39] Arcadia, Lauren Groff, March 2012

[57:32] Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, Emma Straub, 2012

[58:06] The Mark Inside, Amy Reading, March 2012

[59:19] The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata and Jim Finlay, February 2012

[1:00:16] Home, Toni Morrison, May 2012

[1:00:53] Josh predicts it will be kind of a shitty year for Amazon

[1:03:11] Lost Everything, Brian Francis Slattery, April 2012; Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway, March 2012

[1:04:37] Heading Out to Wonderful, Robert Goolrick, June 2012; Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain, May 2012

Outro; Darkness - Leonard Cohen

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Find Us Online: Josh, Rebecca, Jenn

Bookrageous Book Club Pick: Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

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January 10, 2012  
Bookrageous Episode 31; Zone One Book Club

Intro Music; Re: Your Brains - Jonathan Coulton

What We’re Reading

Josh

[1:16] Wild, Cheryl Strayed, March 2012 (also recommended by Michele)

[4:33] One Soul, Ray Fawkes

Rebecca

[6:43] The Nobodies Album, Carolyn Parkhurst (also recommended by Ann Kingman)

[9:46] The Lola Quartet, Emily St. John Mandel, May 2012

[10:36] Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, Geoff Dyer

[12:05] The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon

Jenn

[15:10] Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman, March 2012

[15:50] Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (as recommended by Christine)

[17:43] Sylvester, Georgette Heyer

[19:41] Cinder, Marissa Meyer (out now!)

Intermission; My Girlfriend’s Dead - The Vandals

Zone One: The Discussion

[22:24] Jon from Pages & Pages weighs in on his first zombie novel experience.

[23:43] How many thumbs was that again?

[25:00] Who is this Colson Whitehead anyway?

[25:25] Lit & genre: The Last Werewolf, The Magician King, Michael Chabon

[27:50] We are the monsters!!! (mandatory Walking Dead reference)

[31:15] The Passage, Justin Cronin

[33:50] We decide that “mid-apocalyptic” is a thing.

[35:10] World War Z, Max Brooks

[46:29] Margaret Atwood

[47:30] We speculate about critical reviews vs. ratings.

[49:00] A Modest Proposal

[51:30] The Leftovers, Tom Perrotta

Intermission 2; Zombie - The Cranberries

Zone One with Colson Whitehead (Spoiler Alert!)

[53:00] The author himself answers our questions!

Granta 117: Horror

Outro; Re: Your Brains, Jonathan Coulton

Find Us!

Bookrageous on Tumblr, Podbean, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Zazzle (for the Bookrageous 2011-2012 calendar), and leave us voicemail at 347-855-7323

Find Us Online: Josh, Rebecca, Jenn, Colson Whitehead

Bookrageous Book Club Pick: Swamplandia!, Karen Russell

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Note: Our show book links direct you to WORD, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. If you click through and buy the book, we will get a small affiliate payment. We won't be making any money off any book sales -- any payments go into hosting fees for the Bookrageous podcast, or Bookrageous projects like our calendar. We promise.

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