A big announcement. The start of BOTNS Book Bingo. We recommend Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner, and Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler.
Listen to the podcast for a big announcement about Books on the Nightstand!
The Assistants by Camille Perri, narrated by Jorjeana Marie, is Ann’s pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week.
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The Beginning (16:22)
Memorial Day weekend is days away which means the start of Books on the Nightstand Summer Book Bingo! Go to http://tinyurl.com/BOTNSBingo2016, and hit refresh to get a brand new card.
As in the past, the “rules” are what you make them. However, we suggest you:
- Interpret the categories as you see fit
- Not use a book for more than one square
- Use the Free Square for any book that you read that won’t fit in another category
Some of the categories and books Ann and I discuss in this episode:
- With an alliterative title – The Wind in the Willows, Brazzaville Beach
- Hated by someone you know – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- About books, bookstores or publishing – Be Frank With Me
- With a flower in the title or on the cover – The Black Dahlia (which actually is fiction, not true crime as we said in the episode)
- Written by two (or more) authors – Will Grayson, Will Grayson
- Reread a book you hated in school – The Catcher in the Rye, The Last of the Mohicans, Giants in the Earth
- That you think you will dislike – Me Before You
- Mentioned on The Gilmore Girls – Here’s a list of all 339 titles mentioned on the show!
- With a punctuation mark in the title – The Regional Office is Under Attack!, Who Killed Piet Barol? (not out until January 2017 though…)
- Sports-related – Ice Time, The Art of Fielding
Two Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read (32:50)
I recommend Everything is Teeth, a graphic memoir by Evie Wyld, illustrated by Joe Sumner. It’s the story of Evie’s childhood, some of which she spent visiting family in Australia. She was obsessed with sharks and shark attacks, and those memories and experiences are brought to vivid life via that unusual juxtapositions of art style and color.
Ann recommends Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. It’s the story of a young woman indoctrinated into working at a high-end NYC restaurant (based on the real-life Union Square Cafe). Stephanie Danler actually did work at the Union Square Cafe and that background brings a level of reality to this work of fiction.