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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

I'm sorry that we don't have show notes for all of the episodes, and that the episodes do not have consistent filenames. Still, we hope you find that the content is valuable enough to overlook those annoyances.

Thank you to all who have listened to BOTNS over the years and for those who are just discovering the podcast. 

May 24, 2016

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 Beginning (16:22)

Memorial Day weekend is days away which means the start of Books on the Nightstand Summer Book Bingo! Go to, 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:



Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read (32:50)

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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.