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January 20, 2015  

Bookrageous Episode 78; Our Favorite Books of 2014

Intro Music; Swagger by Flogging Molly

What We’re Reading


[1:15] Captain Marvel 1: Higher Further Faster More, Kelly Sue DeConnick, David Lopez (Bitch Planet)

[2:00] The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

[3:20] If You Could Be Mine, Sara Farizan

[3:45] Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson


[5:00] Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, Sara Farizan

[6:20] Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, Nina MacLaughlin (carpentrix), March 16 2015

[8:55] What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, Laura Van Den Berg

[9:20] Blindness, Jose Saramago


[10:45] Let Me Tell You, Shirley Jackson, July 21 2015


Intermission; Intermission by Typhoon


Our Favorite Books of 2014

[14:45] Josh: Caffeinated, Murray Carpenter

[16:25] Rebecca: Land of Love and Drowning, Tiphanie Yanique; Mermaids in Paradise, Lydia Millet

[20:10] Ghost Lights, Lydia Millet (mystery book: Oh Pure and Radiant Heart)

[21:15] Jenn: Red or Dead, David Peace

[23:00] Josh: The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman

[26:00] Rebecca: A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip, Kevin Brockmeier

[28:10] Jenn: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, Eimear McBride

[29:30] Josh: Sisters, Raina Telgemeier

[31:05] Rebecca: The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi

[33:15] Jenn: Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

[35:00] Josh: The Lobster Kings, Alexi Zentner

[36:55] Rebecca: Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

[39:40] Jenn: Poisoned Apples, Christine Heppermann

[41:20] Josh: Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay

[44:30] Rebecca: An Untamed State, Roxane Gay; Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King

[46:55] Jenn: Ms. Marvel: No Normal, G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona

[46:45] Josh: The Historical Atlas of Maine

[49:35] Rebecca: Stone Mattress, Margaret Atwood

[51:15] Rebecca: Sleep Donation, Karen Russell

[52:25] Josh: Spoiled Brats, Simon Rich; The Noble Hustle, Colson Whitehead

[53:05] Jenn’s “literary genre” favorites: Southern Reach Trilogy, Jeff VanderMeer; Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes; Tigerman, Nick Harkaway; Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

[54:25] Josh: Euphoria, Lily King


Outdo; Swagger by Flogging Molly


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