Season 2: Episode 2: Read more! Books with a recipe

Season Two: Episode Two: Read more! Books with a recipe

In this episode, we talk about our current reads, the Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the category: a book with a recipe in it.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
*Leigh’s read

Dellarobia Turnbow is a discontent farmwife engaging in a flirtatious relationship with a younger man when she discovers an unsual fire in a forested valley behind her house. This curiosity causes a stir in the scientific and local communities, garnering a great deal of media attention and leads to Dellarobia confronting and questioning everything she thought she believed in.

 

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
*Jackie’s read

The Birch family will be spending the Christmas holiday in quarantine, thanks to eldest daughter Olivia’s recent relief work in a disease-infested Liberia. She has returned to England but must be in quarantine for seven days. This family has not ever spent this much time in each other’s company. Each person has secrets that are slowly revealed over the course of the seven days. It is particularly interesting to watch them become the family they should have been all along: supportive and loving. An enjoyable read. — Cheryl Braud for LibraryReads

 Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
*Mary’s read

After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, theDiviners have had enough of lies. They’re more determined than ever to uncover themystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward’s Island, far from the city’s bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten–ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them face-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they’ve ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation–a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves.–Provided by Publisher.