Season 2: Episode 5: Read more! True crime

Season Two: Episode Five: Read more! True crime

In this episode, we talk about our current reads, the Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the category: a true crime.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
*Leigh’s read

Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center bombing who searches the city for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.

 

 

 

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
*Jackie’s read

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe–and built her back up again.

 

 

 

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
*Mary’s read

In early 1900s Korea, Sunja is the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family. Her unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. Caught in the indifferent arc of history, through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, Sunja’s family members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.