Launching A Book In A Pandemic, Part II


Karen White, audiobook narrator and author of What I’m Looking For (under the name Karen Grey), returns to The Readerly Report to talk about reading and launching her new book in the middle of coronavirus. We also talk about #BlackLivesMatter and the changes the movement is bringing about in the book industry, particularly in the audiobook and romance writing worlds. Like many others, Gayle is committing to reading more authors of color going forward to broaden her perspective and promote diverse voices.

Books Mentioned 
Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk
[Amazon | Bookshop]

Wilmington’s Lie by David Zucchino
[Amazon | Bookshop]

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
[Amazon | Bookshop | Gayle’s Review]

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 
[Amazon | Bookshop | Gayle’s Review]

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
[Amazon | Bookshop | Gayle’s Review]

All The Light We Cannot
See by Anthony Doerr 
[Amazon | Bookshop | Gayle’s Review]

Of Bears And Ballots by Heather Lende
[Amazon | Bookshop]

Tunneling To The Center Of The Earth by Kevin Wilson
[Amazon | Bookshop]

Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern
[Amazon | Bookshop]

ICYMI: Last week we talk to Camille Pagán! | Links Mentioned: The Stacks Pod Instagram, Book Of The Month Club

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