Episode 106

New Releases and More for May 9, 2017

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Lives of the Monster Dogs, Ramona Blue, Binti, and more.

This episode was sponsored by Talenti, ThirdLove, Woman No. 17 and Grand Central Publishing’s instant book club sweepstakes.

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Books discussed on the show:

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

Man of the Year: A Memoir by Lou Cove

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Binti and Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam M. Grant Ph.D.

What we’re reading:

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides

This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

More books out this week:

Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki

Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters–And How to Get It by Laurie Mintz

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville

Mother Land by Paul Theroux

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone

The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems by Tomas Transtromer (Author), Robert Bly (Translator)

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David Garrow

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like by Ashley Graham

House of Names by Colm Tóibín

We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery by Plum Sykes

Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War by Eva Dillon

D’Arc (War with No Name) by Robert Repino

Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh

Nearly Nero: The Adventures of Claudius Lyon, the Man Who Would Be Wolfe by Loren D Estleman

Deadmen Walking: A Deadman’s Cross Novel (Dark-Hunter: Deadman’s Cross Trilogy) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Some Rise by Sin by Philip Caputo

I Must Have You by JoAnna Novak

Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life by Jim Al-Khalili

The Pierre Hotel Affair: How Eight Gentlemen Thieves Plundered $28 Million in the Largest Jewel Heist in History by Daniel Simone (Author), Nick Sacco (Author)

Kitchen Disco by Clare Foges (Author), Al Murphy (Illustrator)

Assassin’s Fate: Book III of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb

There Your Heart Lies by Mary Gordon

Public Relations by Katie Heaney & Arianna Rebolini

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Kerim

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell

Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor

Large Animals: Stories by Jess Arndt

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate by Avi

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory by Richard Moore

A Twisted Vengeance: A Kate Clifford Novel by Candace Robb

The Coroner’s Daughter by Andrew Hughes

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D by David Kushner, Koren Shadmi (illustrator)

Jovienne by Linda Robertson

Killing Gravity (The Voidswitch Saga) by Corey J. White

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan (Author), George Miller (Translator)

Among the Lesser Gods by Margo Catts

Juan Pablo and The Butterflies by JJ Flowers

Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish: Essays by Tom McCarthy

The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively

Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Gift by Barbara Browning

Shtum by Jem Lester

Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami (Author), Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen (Translators)

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (paperback)

The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel (paperback)

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