In Mini Episode 57, Liz Hein (@lizhein89) and I talk about two old books we both love and a beloved campus novel Liz didn’t love.
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- The situation with distance learning at my kids’ school and Liz’s school where she’s an administrator.
- How coronavirus has impacted Liz’s reading…including pushing her to re-read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
- Why we were perplexed by the release (date and marketing) of The Heart’s Invisible Furies.
- Why dark books are surprisingly working well for us during coronavirus.
- Liz reveals she does not like campus novels.
- Liz shares why she hated a beloved modern classic novel.
Liz’s Book Recommendations [7:39]
Two OLD Books She Loves
- The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [8:14]
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:11]
Two NEW Books She Loves
- Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar | Buy from Amazon [16:54]
- Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore | Buy from Amazon [21:49]
One Book She DIDN’T Love
One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About
Other Books Mentioned
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [6:34]
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [11:28]
- Moby Dickby Herman Melville | Buy from Amazon [14:49]
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Buy from Amazon [15:28]
- Young Jane Youngby Gabrielle Zevin (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [16:27]
- Gwendy’s Button Box by Richard Chizmar and Stephen King | Buy from Amazon [17:05]
- Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven | Buy from Amazon [20:59]
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [24:09]
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [26:11]
- We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [30:00]
- The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine | Buy from Amazon [31:01]
Liz went to college to become an English teacher to spend all day talking about books! That transitioned to an administrative position at a high school in Milwaukee, WI. Even though she doesn’t teach books anymore, she is consistently and perhaps obnoxiously recommending books to students and really anyone that will listen.
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