The Readerly Report | Books Featuring The Dark Side of Suburbia

The Readerly Report Dark Side of Suburbia

Gayle and Nicole discuss books about the dark side of suburbia: how people who are different are often mistreated or excluded, how darkness and evil can live under the surface and how society’s ills – racism, environmental issues, abuse – often play out amid idyllic surroundings. They also discuss this month’s book club pick: Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan.

Books discussed:

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins

Brat: An 80s Story by Andrew McCarthy

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Never Have I Ever and Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

When Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams

Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones And The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Maybe In Another Life, After I Do and One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Last Letter From Her Lover, Me Before You, One Plus One and The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Carousel Court by Joe McGinniss Jr.

The Marriage Pact by MIchelle Richmond

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

The Year Of The Witching by Alexis Henderson

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

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