Season 2: Episode 9: Read More! Books featuring animals and award winners

Season Two: Episode Nine: Read more! Books Featuring Animals and Award Winners

In this episode, we talk about our current reads, the Great American Read, the Read More! 2018 reading challenge, and our choices for the categories: a book featuring an animal/animals and an award-winning book.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
*Jackie’s read

A tale inspired by firsthand accounts about the notoriously corrupt Tennessee Children’s Home Society follows the efforts of a Baltimore assistant D.A. to uncover her parents’ fateful secrets in the wake of a political attack and a chance encounter with a stranger.




A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
*Leigh’s read

Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.




Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
*Mary’s read

Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a United States airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II airbase.