2021 March Madness: Round 1

Gayle and Nicole kick off Round 1 of the 2021 March Madness tournament, where we narrow down the best book that we’ve both read in the last two years. (We had some input from our Facebook fans as well.) Tune in to find out which books will move on to the next round!

Books mentioned:

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Educated by Tara Westover
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Long Bright River by Liz Moore
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
The Last Flight by Julie Clark
There There by Tommy Orange
Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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  1. 3.26.21
    Jasmine said:

    I vote for The Vanishing Half!

    • 3.29.21
      Nicole Bonia said:

      Thank you! That’s the one I wanted!