Episode 63: Unputdownable books and recommendations for readers of all tastes

Today, we’re recommending books to our listeners based on requests they submitted a few weeks ago. Curtis LOVES recording these episodes. We’re ready to fill your TBR and perhaps your shopping cart with books.

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Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

The Alice Network or The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makai

The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach


The Poet X or Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Billy Collins

Langston Hughes

Nikki Giovanni

What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer


Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar

Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills

Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor by Russell S. Bonds

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley

Be Free Or Die by Cate Lineberry


Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

That Will Never Work by Marc Randolph

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin 

The Dry by Jane Harper


Penguin Vitae series or Penguin Clothbound Classics

Scribe by Alyson Hagy

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Sabrina & Corina by Kali Farjado-Anstine


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller


Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (Century trilogy)

Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (First Law trilogy)

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

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