Reading Around The World

This week, Gayle and Nicole talk about books set in foreign places— especially those that are evocative of place— and how that enhances or changes the reading experience. Mari Partyka, a passionate reader, intrepid traveler and longtime friend of The Readerly Report joins us, and comes prepared with book recommendations!

Books mentioned in this podcast:

The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin
The Dinner List by Rebecca Searle
A Long Way Home by Ishmael Beah
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Looker by Laura Sims
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib
The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Belonging by Nora Krug
The Italian Party Christina Lynch
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
Killing It by Camas Davis
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Love And Ruin by Paula McLain

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