Episode 18: Books We Wish We Read in 2020

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In This Episode

The Book Evangelists discuss the NPR’s Best Books of 2020 Book Concierge selections, particularly Books We Wish We Read in 2020

Morning Chatter

  • Why are we so tired after NaNoWriMo?
  • Holiday Baking Traditions: candied orange peels, caramels, carrot cookies, briecelets.
  • Reflecting on our NaNoWriMo2020 experiences: finishing our 50,000 words, story structure, missing writing at in person events, word crawls, what we learned.

What is the NPR Book Concierge?

The Book Concierge is NPR’s annual, interactive, year-end reading guide. Mix and match tags to filter results and find the book that’s perfect for you or someone you love.

It’s been a year of reading slump. Marian thought this would be a good idea because we could take a look at what we would have read, if we had a good reading year.

Lissa’s Books We Wish We Read in 2020

Books Lissa Bought, Read, Loved

Books Lissa Started but Didn’t Finish, Yet

Books Lissa Has Bought But Not Read, Yet

Books that Look Interesting to Lissa

Marian’s Book We Wish We Read in 2020

Books Marian Has Bought But Not Read, Yet

Books that Look Interesting to Marian

Coming Up

Next episode: Marian and Lissa read and discuss Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.

Someday we might also like to read and discuss any of all of these titles: The Glass Hotel, A Castle in the Clouds, Why Fish Don’t Exist, The Space Between Worlds, The Once And Future Witches, A Game of Fox and Squirrels, Glass Town, The Daughters of Ys, Interior Chinatown.

Pssst! Want to See Something Cool?

Marian’s first book is launching in February 2021 and the preorder link for the ebook is available here.

Our Show Notes include mentions and recommendations, all linked for your convenience. What else would you like to see here? 

Music Credit: The music used during transitions in our podcast is adapted from: Jazzy Sax, Guitar, and Organ at the club by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/58382 Ft: geoffpeters

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