Season 2: Episode 8: Read More! Books by Popular Authors and Recommended Reads

Season Two: Episode Eight: Read more! Books by Popular Authors and Recommended Reads

In this episode, we talk about our current reads, the Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the categories: a book by a popular author and a book that was recommended to you.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
*Mary’s read

Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend’s wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past.

 

 

 

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
*Jackie’s read

Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early-twentieth-century America by Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood.

 

 

 

The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty
*Leigh’s read

Featuring Catholic cop Sean Duffy whose outsider status in the mostly Protestant RUC makes it as hard to do his job as the criminals he’s fighting, this is the start of a new series set in Troubles-era Belfast. A body is found in a burnt out car. Another is discovered hanging from a tree. Could this be Northern Ireland’s first serial killer, or another paramilitary feud?