Did The Reading

We did the reading, so you don't have to

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What we read over lockdown

Season 2, Ep. 1
We're back!To start series two we both talk through some of the books we read during lockdown, as we face another one. From fiction through to books we lent and borrowed (and we know how picky Jess is about who she lends books to) we try and fit it all into 40 mins. We would like to encourage anyone looking to buy any of the books we mentioned to do so through the new A new website and centre for independent bookshops — simply search up any book and be pointed in the direction of a local bookshop who stocks it.Jess:The Last Samurai - Helen DewittSweet Sorrow - David NichollsWe Both Laughed in Pleasure - Lou SullivanThe Secret History - Donna TarttAnna Karenina - Leo TolstoyMostly Dead Things - Kristen ArnettRight After the Weather - Carol AnshawWhy I'm No Longer Talking To White People About RaceThe Good Immigrant - edited by Nikesh ShuklaSummer - Ali SmithConvenience Store Woman - Sayaka MurataCarceral Capitalism - Jackie WangWe Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley JacksonAbby:Insomniac City- Bill HayesDenying the Holocaust- Deborah Lipstadt100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists- Alex DanchevCatch and Kill- Ronan FarrowNo Visible Bruises- Rachel Louise SnyderNight Film- Marissa PesslLost at Sea- Jon RonsonConvenience Store Women- Sayaka MurataIn the Miso Soup- Ryu MurakamiAmerican Psycho- Brett Easton EllisWe Both Laughed in Pleasure- Lou SullivanTrans, a Memoir- Juliet JacquesTwilight- Stephenie MeyerThe Pisces- Melissa BroderA Little Life- Hanya Yanagihara