Welcome back for the first episode of 2020…the Winter 2020 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books!
Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out for the first quarter (January – March) of 2020.
Also, stay tuned for my Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2020 blog post, which is coming out tomorrow. I’ll share some of the books I talked about in this podcast, but also some that I didn’t!
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Starting this month, I’m introducing a new bonus feature for $5/month podcast patrons! I’m going to do a monthly solo episode (i.e. no co-host) where I do the book recommendations segment from Sarah’s Book Shelves Live.
So, I’ll share…
- 2 Old Books I Love
- 2 New Books I Love
- 1 Book I Didn’t Love (this could be a DNF)
- 1 Upcoming Release I’m Excited About
These episodes will be released around mid-month. I’m so excited to have a place to talk about the books I’m loving (and not loving) beyond just piping in when I happen to have read a book my guest is sharing.
If you’d like access to these episodes (and other bonus content), subscribe for $5/month on Patreon!
- Catherine and my success rate for books we shared in our Fall 2019 Preview episode.
- Our Best and Worst picks from the Fall 2019 Preview episode.
- Catherine shares how her Louise Penny pick from the Fall Preview episode panned out.
- Sarah’s and Catherine’s #1 Winter book picks.
Winter 2020 Book Preview
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (December 31, 2019) | Buy from Amazon [8:20]
- Long Bright River by Liz Moore (January 7) | Buy from Amazon [14:57]
- We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan (January 14) | Buy from Amazon [19:23]
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (January 21) | Buy from Amazon [25:09]
- Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey (January 7) | Buy from Amazon [13:13]
- Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict (January 7) | Buy from Amazon [17:29]
- The Cactus League by Emily Nemens (February 4) | Buy from Amazon [31:12]
- Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin (February 18) | Buy from Amazon [36:16]
- Weather by Jenny Offill (February 11) | Buy from Amazon [23:09]
- House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild (February 11) | Buy from Amazon [29:16]
- The Lost Diary of M by Paul Wolfe (February 25) | Buy from Amazon [33:57]
- My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (March 10) | Buy from Amazon [40:48]
- Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel (March 17) | Buy from Amazon [44:25]
- The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel (March 31) | Buy from Amazon [48:57]
- Writers and Lovers by Lily King (March 3) | Buy from Amazon [38:32]
- A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler (March 10) | Buy from Amazon [43:02]
- The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen (March 17) | Buy from Amazon [46:26]
- The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (March 24) | Buy from Amazon [50:44]
Other Books Mentioned
- The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [4:20] (My Review)
- The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [4:38]
- Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia | Buy from Amazon [4:54]
- The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [5:09]
- City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [5:09]
- Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [5:09]
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | Buy from Amazon [5:09]
- The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan | Buy from Amazon [5:50]
- Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan (My Review)| Buy from Amazon [5:50]
- A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman (August 27) | Buy from Amazon [6:29]
- The Submission by Amy Waldman | Buy from Amazon [7:00]
- Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill | Buy from Amazon [14:11]
- Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [16:49]
- A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [16:49]
- Dopesick by Beth Macy (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [17:13]
- The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict | Buy from Amazon [17:53]
- The Ensemble by Aja Gabel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [22:43]
- The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild | Buy from Amazon [29:36]
- The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach | Buy from Amazon [32:27]
- Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:01]
- The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [33:57]
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (My Review) | Buy from Amazon[37:44]
- Euphoria by Lily King | Buy from Amazon [38:32]
- From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [39:45]
- Out East by John Glenn (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [39:45]
- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [43:04]
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong | Buy from Amazon [48:05]
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [49:40]
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [50:51]
- Catherine’s 10 Winter 2020 Books I’m Ready to Read post (includes some books she shared on the podcast and some new books she didn’t already share)
- Mommy Dead and Dearest (HBO documentary about DeeDee Blanchard)
- The Vietnam War (documentary by Ken Burns)
About Catherine Gilmore
Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 6 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Seattle.
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