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This episode it’s the first part of our 2021 Battle of the Books! We’re each pitching a book that we think we should all read and discuss, and you get to decide which one we read! We talk about pombies, wooden book clubs, friendship, and more! Plus: Digressions about superheroes!
In this episode
Which book should we all read?
- I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom
- Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
- Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez
Vote for which book you’d like us all to read
- RJ’s Shortlist
- Meghan’s Shortlist
- Anna’s Shortlist
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Media We Mentioned
- The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
- Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
- Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
- Loki (TV series) (Wikipedia)
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Links, Articles, and Things
- Episode 079 - Which Book Should We Read?
- Episode 083 - The Fifth Season
- Episode 103 - Battle of the Books 2020
- Episode 107 - Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
- Dear Prudence
- Shirley Jackson (Wikipedia)
- The Shirley Jackson shirt RJ was wearing
- Arsenal Pulp Press
- Hark! Podcast
- Canada Reads (Wikipedia)
- Spider-Man (Wikipedia)
- The New 52 (Wikipedia)
- Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Wikipedia)
- Imaginary Prisons (Wikipedia)
- Wyvern (Wikipedia)
- Sixties Scoop (Wikipedia)
- Canadian Indian residential school system (Wikipedia)
- Cultural genocide (Wikipedia)
- 1976 Argentine coup d'état (Wikipedia)
15 Spy/Espionage books by Authors of Colour
Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by POC (People of Colour) authors to help our listeners diversify their readers’ advisory. All of the lists can be found here. This is our retrospective book list for Episode 012 - Spies & Espionage.
- Benita Renee Jenkins: Diva Secret Agent by Lorisa Bates
- A Hope Divided : A Novel of the Civil War by Alyssa Cole
- A Spy in the Struggle by Aya de Leon
- Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo, translated by Casey Loe
- Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by Sulari Gentill
- A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin
- Your Republic Is Calling You by Young-Ha Kim, translated by Chi-Young Kim
- The Starlet and the Spy by Ji-Min Lee, translated by Chi-Young Kim
- A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
- The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Quotients by Tracey O’Neill
- The Strivers' Row Spy by Jason Overstreet
- Open House by Nabil Saleh
- Impostor Syndrome by Kathy Wang
- American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
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- Fill out the form to ask for a recommendation or suggest a genre or title for us to read!
Join us again on Tuesday, August 3rd it’s time to jack in and download because we’ll be reading the genre of Cyberpunk!
Then on Tuesday, August 17th it’s time for another of our episodes in which we discuss books, movies, and other media we consume that aren’t for the podcast!