Episode 37: Back to School Classics, answering more listener questions about “classic literature” and recommending the best of the oldies

Today we’re answering MORE listener questions about “classic literature” (heavy air quotes), sharing which classics have inched their way up our to be read lists, and recommending some classics to read in the Fall. We also have some reminders: In order to win 3 months of free audiobooks, please take a minute to write a review on Apple podcasts and help more bookworms find our show. We’re so grateful for those reviews, and we’d really like to hit 100 reviews by our one year podcast anniversary in October. We’ll draw the winners and announce them on the show in October. We’re also collecting questions for an Ask Us Anything episode in October to celebrate one year of podcasting together. Send your questions via email or DM.

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Show Notes:


The Odyssey

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Episode 24

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Pronounce Alexander Dumas

The Black Count by Tom Reiss

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

On War by Carl von Clausewitz

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Edgar Allan Poe short stories

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Mandalorian

Star Wars Episode 9


The Source of Self Regard by Toni Morrison

The Rendezvous by Daphne Du Maurier

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

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