Episode 20: 2018 Summer Special

Introduction

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In episode twenty, we’re doing something a little different. We don’t have just one book to discuss, we have a whole year of reading and books and reading related goals to reflect on. And, of course, we’ve got a bunch of stellar recommendations for you that should see you through those long lazy summer afternoons.

So, let’s talk books. We read a pretty interesting mix this year, from This One Summer, a graphic novel from Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki, to Clare Wrights The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka to N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. Some scored the much revered two thumbs up and some, well, not so much.

So, what were our high points this year? Hit play and find out!

Show Notes:

Neve:

‘The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge’ by Clare Strahan: https://www.readings.com.au/products/25078427/the-learning-curves-of-vanessa-partridge

‘The Cruel Prince’ by Holly Black: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-cruel-prince-holly-black/prod9780316310314.html

‘Princess in Theory’ by Alyssa Cole: https://www.booktopia.com.au/a-princess-in-theory-alyssa-cole/prod9780062685544.html

‘Hurts to Love You’ (and the rest of the Forbidden Hearts series) by Alisha Rai: https://www.booktopia.com.au/hurts-to-love-you-forbidden-hearts-alisha-rai/prod9780062566768.html

‘The Governess Game’ by Tessa Dare: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-governess-game-tessa-dare/prod9780062672124.html

‘Duke by Default’ by Alyssa Cole: https://www.booktopia.com.au/a-duke-by-default-alyssa-cole/prod9780062685568.html

Kirby:

‘Wise Children’ By Angela Carter: https://www.readings.com.au/products/3008186/wise-children

‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte: https://www.booktopia.com.au/jane-eyre-charlotte-bronte/prod9781784870737.html

‘Ceremony’ by Leslie Marmon Silko: https://www.booktopia.com.au/ceremony-leslie-marmon-silko/prod9780143104919.html

‘The Fish Girl’ by Mirandi Riwoe: https://www.readings.com.au/products/24150061/the-fish-girl

‘Daughters of Passion’ by Julia O’Faolain: https://www.booktopia.com.au/daughters-of-passion-julia-o-faolain/prod9780571351947.html

Fi:

‘A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work’ by Bernadette Brennan: https://www.readings.com.au/products/23163487/a-writing-life-helen-garner-and-her-work

‘How To Write An Autographical Novel’ By Alexander Chee: https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-write-an-autobiographical-novel-alexander-chee/prod9781328764522.html

‘The World Was Whole’ By Fiona Wright: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-world-was-whole-fiona-wright/prod9781925336979.html

George Ezra & Friends Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/george-ezra-friends/id1346610013?mt=2

‘The Wonder of Birds’ by Jim Robbins: https://www.readings.com.au/products/23913878/the-wonder-of-birds-what-they-tell-us-about-ourselves-the-world-and-a-better-future

Recommendations:

Fi:

The September Issue: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1331025/

The Bold Type: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6116060/

‘Insomniac City’ by Bill Hayes: https://www.booktopia.com.au/insomniac-city-bill-hayes/prod9781620404942.html

‘Notes to Self’ by Emilie Pine: https://www.readings.com.au/products/26408520/notes-to-self

Neve:

The Blak Brow

https://www.theliftedbrow.com/current-issue/

‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller

https://www.booktopia.com.au/ebooks/circe-madeline-miller/prod9781408890066.html

Kirby:

I Used To Be Normal: https://www.madmanfilms.com.au/i-used-to-be-normal-a-boyband-fangirl-story/

‘Bush Studies’ by Barbara Baynton: https://www.readings.com.au/products/15725703/bush-studies

‘Her Body and Other Parties’ by Carmen Maria Machado: https://www.booktopia.com.au/her-body-and-other-parties-carmen-maria-machado/prod9781555977887.html

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