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The best intentions... | Books & Whatnot

 Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay
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Suzanne Perez and Beth Golay

Today on Books & Whatnot, Suzanne and Beth discuss the books they read all the way back in November!

Believe it or not, this is our December episode. It was recorded December 3, 2021. Any references to “new” or “forthcoming” and the like are relative.

These are the titles mentioned in this episode:

  • Saved by a Song by Mary Gauthier
  • The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • My Reading Life: A Book Journal by Anne Bogel
  • Never by Ken Follett
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
  • Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
  • The Family by Naomi Krupitsky
  • Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
  • Stoner by John Williams
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • The Dead by James Joyce
  • The Dubliners by James Joyce
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
  • My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
  • Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Erin and Philip Stead
  • Amos McGee Takes a Sick Day by Eric and Philip Stead
  • I Don’t Want to Read This Bookby Max Greenfield


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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.
Suzanne Perez is a longtime journalist covering education and general news for KMUW and the Kansas News Service. Suzanne reviews new books for KMUW and is the co-host with Beth Golay of the Books & Whatnot podcast. Follow her on Twitter @SuzPerezICT.