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Challenges, goals & #ReadICT

Beth Golay

Today on Books & Whatnot, Suzanne and Beth discuss annual reading challenges and publicly state their readings goals. It's up to the rest of us to keep them accountable!

This episode of Books & Whatnot was recorded on January 21, 2022. Any references to “new” or “forthcoming” and the like are relative.

These are the titles mentioned in this episode:

    • These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
    • Dare to Know by James Kennedy
    • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
    • Other Kazuo Ishiguro titles
    • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Bewilderment by Richard Powers
    • The Overstory by Richard Powers
    • How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
    • Mouth to Mouthby Antoine Wilson
    • The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
    • Vladimir by Julia May Jonas
    • Middle grade!! A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
    • The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    • The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
    • Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
    • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
    • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 
    • The Stars Are Not Yet Bells by Hannah Lillith Assadi
    • Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel
    • An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
    • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
    • Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
    • Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell
    • The Driving Linguistic Change episode of the You’re Saying It Wrong podcast
    • Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
    • Small World by Jonathan Evison
    • Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
    • Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James
    • Mood Witch Spider King by Marlon James
    • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


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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.