Gayle is back from vacation, so she and Nicole catch up on what they read- and didn’t read – while she was gone. They also talk about the passing of Toni Morrison (read an old post of Nicole’s celebrating Toni Morrison) and the Obamas’ role as literary tastemakers, and have a long book club discussion about The Travelers by Regina Porter. (If you haven’t read it, turn the show off around minute 50.)
Bustle article about Michelle Obama’s book recommendations
InsideHook article about Barack Obama’s growing literary influence
The Readerly Report podcast about Barack Obama’s book picks
All of the books Barack Obama recommended during his presidency, compiled by Mental Floss
The Other’s Gold, Elizabeth Ames (Gayle’s review here)
The Housekeeper And The Professor, Yoko Ogawa (Gayle’s review here)
The Last Romantics, Tara Conklin (Gayle’s review here)
And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie (Nicole’s review here)
Murder On The Orient Express, Agatha Christie
The Affairs Of The Falcons, Melissa Rivero
Dominicana, Angie Cruz
The Swallows, Lisa Lutz
Verity, Colleen Hoover
One Night In Georgia, Celeste Norfleet
In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death And Duran Duran, John Taylor
Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
Bad Blood, John Carreyrou (Gayle’s review here)
The Last House Guest, Megan Miranda
The Real Michael Swann, Bryan Reardon
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