Chapter 35 - Let's Talk
Every month Scott Richards, of WEZV 105.9 in Myrtle Beach, and I get together and talk books. He is such an avid reader and fellow book nerd that we have great discussions both on and off the air. Our theme is always what we've read, what is on our TBR (to be read) pile, and what is coming up that we are excited about. During our chats, Scott has told me about some terrific books to read such as A Gentleman in Moscow and Where the Crawdads Sing. I, in turn, have shared some that I have loved such as The Southern Book Clubs Guide to Slaying Vampires and Just One Damned Thing After Another.
If you are not in our market and can't hear the recommendations I will be posting them here on the blog after every show. Here are the books we discussed in August. Since the list is long I won't give summaries of each but just a little hint of what kind of book it is. You'll notice that some of these I've mentioned before as I have read them since the last time Scott and I talked books.
Books I've Recently Read
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - mystery/thriller
The Expats by Chris Pavone - ex-CIA agent moves to Luxembourg with her husband
The Break Up Book Club by Wendy Wax - chicklit, beach read
Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett - cozy bookstore mystery
Summer At the Little French Guesthouse by Helen Pollard - summer in France
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reed - siblings growing up in 1980's Malibu
The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian - coming of age story in 1920's Mississippi
All Adults Here by Emma Straub - family secrets come to light
On the Pile
The Cellist by Daniel Silva - the latest in Silva's Gabriel Allon series
Strongheart by Jim Fergus - the third in the One Thousand White Women series
The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian - boyfriend disappears during a trip to Vietnam
The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards - French singer goes undercover during World War II
The Last Exiles by Ann Shin - a novel of North Korea
To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara - a novel of Pearl Harbor
Within the next few weeks I'll tell you about books I'm really looking forward to!