Episode seven: Stealing Horses #intense

Episode Seven: Stealing Horses #intense

In this episode we talk about what we’re reading and a few of our favorite reads.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Caitlyn

Books mentioned

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
*Mary’s read

Former Texas Rangers leave their unsuccessful cattle business when they hear of good opportunities in newly opened territory.




Paradise Sky by Joe R. Lansdale
*Leigh’s read

On the run after an infamous landowner murders his father, Willie becomes an expert marksman before turning Buffalo Soldier, befriending Wild Bill Hickok and earning the nickname “Deadwood Dick.




Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
*Jackie’s read

In a future world where the birth rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as “handmaids,” and forced to bear children to prominent men.




Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
*Caitlyn’s read

At turns funny, sweet, smart, and sad, Fangirl traces Cath’s journey to independence as she begins college, struggles to have an identity separate from her twin sister, find her voice and passion as a writer and fall in love, maybe, for the first time. As sharp and emotionally resonant as Rowell’s previous novel, Eleanor & Park. — Stephanie Chase for LibraryReads



A few of our favorite reads

The Assembler of Parts by Raoul L. Wientzen

While in heaven reviewing her short life with the help of the Assembler of Parts, eight-year-old Jess, born with several birth defects, discovers the true purpose of her life after her death unleashes events beyond her control.

Also try the books of Diana Wynne Jones (especially the Crestomanci series) and Francis Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden, A Little Princess)



Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

When a freeway “accident” leaves a beautiful fashion model disfigured and incapable of speech, she seeks to reinvent herself and her world, along with her new friend, Brandy Alexander, a transvestite who is one operation away from becoming a real woman.

Also try A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess



Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Clegg’s devastatingly beautiful fiction debut is the portrait of a community in the aftermath of a tragedy. June Reid, the broken woman at the epicenter of the novel, is struggling with a loss so profound that she is unable to see beyond her grief, unaware that it has touched many people. Clegg tells their stories with heartbreaking sensitivity and insight. — Mary Coe for LibraryReads.



Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

When Julia Beckett moves into Greywethers, her rustic new home, she discovers that it acts as a portal between worlds, transporting her back to seventeenth-century England, where she becomes Mariana, a young woman struggling with danger and treachery and battling a forbidden love. Each time she travels back, she finds herself getting more caught up in the past and in Mariana’s life, until she finally realizes that doing so might be costing her a chance at happiness in her own time.

Also try Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Me Before You by JoJo Moyes and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.