Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reading Envy 067: Rain and Readability

Ruth returns to the book-lined room of the Reading Envy pub, and we settle in to talk about books. We start off with some discussion of the titles we have read from the Man Booker Prize long list, and go from there.

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Books discussed:

PopCo by Scarlet Thomas
Memories from Moscow to the Black Sea by Teffi
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
The 6:41 to Paris by Jean-Philippe Blondel

Other mentions:

Man Booker Prize 2016
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien
Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Hystopia by David Means
Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves
The Many by Wyl Menmuir
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlet Thomas
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlet Thomas
Podcast discussing Teffi with the same passage - Open Book from BBC4
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Serial Reader app
Mathilda by Mary Shelley
The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish
Love and Friendship (film)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Readers podcast
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A Good Man is Hard to Find and other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
24 in 48 readathon
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Powells (Portland)
The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles)

Related episodes:
Episode 033 - An Undulating Thrum with guests Ruth and Elizabeth
Episode 023 - The Patron Saint of the Misfit Readers with guests Marco V. Morelli and Averi Dylan
Episode 061 - Never Do That to a Book with Elizabeth

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