This week Alice and Kim talk about books to read for Black History Month and some nonfiction-adjacent podcasts they love (plus more books).
This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s TBR and Flatiron Books, and I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir by Reema Zaman, from Amberjack Publishing..
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American Fire by Monica Hesse
An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie
Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir by Jean McNeil
A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland by William E. Glassley
No Beast So Fierce by Dane Huckelbridge
Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
BuzzFeed: I’ve Been Committed To A Psych Ward Three Times — And It Never Helped (excerpted from The Collected Schizophrenias)
Underground by Will Hunt
Weekly Theme: Black History Month
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, edited by Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris
Negroland by Margo Jefferson
To Keep the Waters Troubled by Linda O. McMurry
Nonfiction + Podcasts
Mel Magazine: The Sad, Strange Life and Death of Devonte Hart
A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance by Emma Gray
I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robertson
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
It’s Ok to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort
Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird
American Prison by Shane Bauer
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (not nonfiction!)