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Amanda and Jenn chat about books set in the Appalachians, wellness classics, a few Pride reads, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult (received by Laura)
Beginning by J. Courtney Sullivan (received by Elizabeth)
John green The anthropocene reviewed (received by Sofia)
The queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton (received by Gina)
1. Lately I missed the days of reading as a teenager when there were so many action / adventure book series (all of which included great romantic subplots) like Ally Carter’s Heist Society and Gallagher Girls, Divergent Series, Hunger Games, the Uglies series, The Maze Runner, The Selection, etc. Now I’m in my 20s and feel like all the best book series are in the YA category. So I’m looking for a book series that has all the action, adventure, and romance of those from my youth, but that are more mature. I don’t like fantasy, but I like dystopian, spy and government stories, and any other realistic adventure story. I read the memory font earlier this year and while I liked it, it wasn’t as fast and I didn’t connect to the characters the way I wanted. Thoughts?
2. I’m going on a trip to the Appalachians at the end of July and trying to collect some books to take away. I’m looking for books that take place either in the Appalachian mountains or in the woods. So far, I bring “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson, but I would love some fictional readings. I read just about anything, but I’m not a fan of horror. My favorite books are Thrillers, Mysteries, The Founding Family and Memories. Bonus points if they make great audio versions that I can listen to on the player there.
3. I realize that I’m a bit late here since pride is in full swing now, but as it deserves to be recognized all year round, that’s it anyway! After coming out of a long-term “normal” cis / straight relationship, I found my true self. Right before the panini-times hit the world, I started exploring poly-romantic relationships and over the past year or so, I openly recognized that I was a bisexual woman. My poly-partners have been amazing additions to my life and have really helped me stay together over the past hectic year. Now that the world is reopening, I am tentatively forging a friendship with one of my loves – the partner of a partner of mine – and we have both discovered that we are all new to this way of making love. relationships and that we are trying to figure out how to coexist peacefully with each other. She once gave me a great recommendation for a book focused on the versatile lifestyle, so I wish I could return the favor, as well as find some reading material to help continue my own journey of self-exploration. . Fiction or non-fiction are welcome, but I’m especially curious to see if there are any novels that feature characters in these types of relationships finding out about it. I’m not that much in love with romance myself, but if that’s any aspect of the story it’s okay. Can’t wait to see what you can offer! Thanks for all you do to keep my playlists overflowing!
4. hi! so in honor of pride month and almost a year of being more open about being non-binary and using he / they pronouns, i would really appreciate something full from lgbt rep, in in particular one or more trans and / or non-binary characters. I don’t have anything specific, just preferably fictional and queer characters. also maybe a good happy ending or at least something that won’t rip my heart out, tear it to shreds and leave me like an empty shell of who I was for weeks at the end, you know?
-Rey (he / him)
5. * time sensitive – to be submitted before July 2 *. Hi! My stepfather will soon be having surgery with an estimated recovery time of 6 weeks. I’m looking for some good science fiction books to keep him entertained during his recovery. He’s a retired computer scientist and has read a ton of classic sci-fi like Aasimov, Bradbury, and Heinlein. I’m pretty sure he’s read more recent sci-fi like Ready Player One, and I know he’s not into military sci-fi. Any recs would be appreciated Thanks!
6. I am currently on a kick off from boarding / college books. I am open to YA, adult, magic… I just ask that they are not too (young) if that makes sense. Here are a few books that I have enjoyed in the past:
Little pretty things from Sona Charaipotra
A study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Shadow and Bone of Leigh Bardugo
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Jillian Dodd’s London Prep series
Cambria Hebert’s Hashtag Series
Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Covenant Series
Thank you in advance for your help!
7. I recently finished reading “The Secret Garden” and “Little Women” which made me want some wellness classics. I picked up Jane Austen but cannot pass them due to the complicated language. So, can you please recommend some classics that are easy to understand and do good?
PS I love your podcast. You give the best recommendations!
A memory called Empire by Arkady Martine
The Cas Russell series (Zero-sum game) by SL Huang (tw: torture, a lot of violence, mention of suicide, alcoholism)
Even as we breathe by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (tw: racism)
Betty by Tiffany McDaniel (tw: rape, abuse, animal cruelty) (received by Kendra)
Next year for sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson
Forced to be a married by Megan Mulry
What big teeth by Rose Szabo
Extravagant Phoenix by Yoon Ha Lee (cw: racism, torture)
Six awakenings by Mur Lafferty
Murderous robot by Martha Wells
Machine cover by SB Divya (cw: mention of the death of a child following a chronic illness)
Every heart a door by Seanan McGuire
The tenth daughter by Sara Faring
Anne of the Green Gables by LM Montgomery
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien