Episode six: Not the Oranges!

Episode Six: Not the Oranges!

In this episode we talk about what we’re reading and how we find our next read.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Caitlyn

Books mentioned

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
*Leigh’s read

The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own. Beverly, with two children of her own, leaves her husband for Bert. The six children involved are forced to forge a childhood bond based on the combined disappointment in their parents. As adults, they find their families’ stories revealed in a way they couldn’t possibly expect. Patchett has written a family drama that perfectly captures both the absurdity and the heartbreak of domestic life. — Michael Colford for LibraryReads.


The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
*Jackie’s read

The Mort are coming! Johansen introduces new characters and enticing bits of history, with the second volume of her intriguing tale of fantasy, mystery and royal politics. Kelsea, the new Tearling Queen, has broken the Red Queen’s treaty and prepares to suffer the consequences as her nation is about to be invaded. Readers will be eager for the final volume in the Tearling saga. — Lucy Lockley for LibraryReads.



 The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
*Mary’s read

Despite losing her job as a librarian who liked to put the right book into a patron’s hands, Nina continues her mission by moving to rural Scotland, purchasing a van, converting it into a bookmobile,and taking to the road. The plot revolves around the romance of the road, the romance of books and reading, and just plain old romance. Another marvelous book by Colgan! A gem of a book! — Virginia Holsten for LibraryReads.



Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
*Caitlyn’s read

Follows six women in 1940 San Francisco as they discover love and danger on the borders where magic, science, and art intersect.