Ep. 81 The best in books and reading in 2016 with Jessica Turner and Laura Tremaine

'Tis the season for year-end lists of favorites! We've invited blogger and author Jessica Turner back to Sorta Awesome to join Laura in talking all things book and reading for 2016. They dish on buzzed books that fell flat for them, what books they are giving as gifts, and what their very favorite reads from the past year were. All of that, plus Awesome of the Week!


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The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware
Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly
When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin
Before the Fall, Noah Hawley
The Nest, Cynthia Sweeney
The Girls, Emma Cline
Truly, Madly, Guilty, Lianne Moriarty
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton
The Sound of Gravel, Ruth Wariner
Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Ruby, Cynthia Bond
My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
A Little Life, Hanya Yanigahara
The Trespasser, Tana French
Dead Wake, Erik Larson
Outlander, Diane Gabaldon
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller
The Stranger Beside Me, Ann Rule
The Wonder, Emma Donoghue
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist

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