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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


[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


[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)


[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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