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December 13, 2012  

Bookrageous Episode 47; 2012 Favorites (Supersized Episode)

Intro Music; Northern Lights by Allo Darlin

What We’re Reading


[1:10] Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere, Andre Aciman

[3:00] Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, various

[5:10] The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer, April 9 2013

[6:30] Suttree, Cormac McCarthy


[7:10] Desperate Sons, Les Standiford

[9:05] from recommendations on iFanboy, Graphic Canon: Vol. 2, Russ Kick (Vol. 3 coming in March 2013)

[11:15] The Rime of the Modern Mariner, Nick Hayes

[13:00] Jenn interjects: Down in the Hole, Joy Delyria and Sean Michael Robinson (recommended by Emily)


[14:15] The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (Tender Morsels)

[16:50] The Rise of Ransom City, Felix Gilman (The Half-Made World; also try Sixth Gun)

[18:15] Moby-Dick, Herman Melville (Moby-Dick Marathon NYC); Moby Dick Big Read (h/t to Holly)

Intermission; Mama Told Me from Big Boi feat. Little Dragon

2012 Favorites

[21:50] Rebecca: Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman

[23:30] Josh: Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed

[25:00] Jenn: Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway

[26:55] Rebecca: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ben Fountain

[28:50] Josh: Mortality, Christopher Hitchens

[30:44] Jenn: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, Shehan Karunatilaka (Episode 40)

[32:40] Rebecca: Quiet, Susan Cain

[37:25] Josh: Penguin’s Civic Classics series

[39:50] Jenn: Railsea, China Mieville

[42:35] Rebecca: Ask the Passengers, A.S. King

[44:55] Josh: Drama, Raina Telgemeier

[46:25] Jenn: This Is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen (Buy prints of his work!)

[49:10] Rebecca: Contents May Have Shifted, Pam Houston

[51:20] Josh: Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon

[53:25] Jenn: The Lifespan of a Fact, John D’Agata and Jim Fingal

[55:20] Rebecca: The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers

[58:50] Josh: This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz

[1:00:45] Jenn: Bitterblue, Kristin Cashore

[1:03:00] Rebecca: Diving Belles, Lucy Wood

[1:06:30] Josh: The World Atlas of Beer, Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont

[1:08:20] Jenn: The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

[1:10:20] Rebecca: Arcadia, Lauren Groff

[1:13:10] Josh: Modernist Cuisine at Home, Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet

[1:16:10] Jenn: The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland, Catherynne Valente (The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland)

[1:17:40] Rebecca: Home, Toni Morrison

[1:20:10] Josh: The Rime of the Modern Mariner, Nick Hayes

[1:22:35] Jenn: The Killing Moon, NK Jemisin

[1:25:25] Rebecca: Breasts, Florence Williams (check out the trailer); cheater shout-out to The Guide to Getting It On

[1:28:45] Josh: Several Short Sentences About Writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg

[1:30:30] Jenn: Safe as Houses, Marie-Helene Bertino

[1:32:45] The Adam Ross Award for 2012 goes to: Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, originally recommended by Adam Ross! (Runners up: Angelmaker, Arcadia, The Lifespan of a Fact, Drop Dead Healthy, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, Telegraph Avenue)

[1:37:00] Book group: In Other Worlds, Margaret Atwood, discussion next show!

Outro; Northern Lights by Allo Darlin

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