Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reading Envy 085: An Acquired Taste

Thomas Otto (from The Readers) stops by the Reading Envy Pub to chat books. Jenny also tries one of Thomas's favorite authors!

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Books featured:

The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
Ben, In the World by Doris Lessing
No Knives in the Kitchens of this City by Khaled Khalifa
The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

Other mentions:

Anita Brookner
Barbara Pym
Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Professor's House by Willa Cather
O, Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Gila National Forest
Chris Wolack and the Book Cougars Podcast
Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
Lewis Percy by Anita Brookner
Providence by Anita Brookner
Adolphe by Benjamin Constant
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
The Possession by A.S. Byatt
Penelope Lively
Euphoria by Lily King
Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty
Orfeo by Richard Powers
The Student Conductor by Robert Ford
The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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Jenny at GoodReads
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Thomas on The Readers Podcast
Thomas on Twitter
Thomas at his blog, hogglestock


  1. Excellent job, Jenny. I have never heard Thomas speak at length on his favorite authors (you know who won't let him talk that much!). I have only read My Antonia and this discussion definitely peaked my interest.
    Best regards from
    Gail in Washington State


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