Jul 26, 2019 • 47M

169: #SummerReading

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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers and journalists in all genres, with hosts Jessica Lahey, KJ Dell'Antonia and Sarina Bowen.
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Jess is going gangbusters on her summer writing, and KJ may be struggling, but they’re both plowing through some serious recs for your summer reading list from them and from members of the #AmWriting Facebook group.



Rules for Visiting: A Novel, Jessica Francis Kane

Honestly We Meant Well: A Novel, Grant Ginder

What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw, Leah Stewart

The Gifted School: A Novel, Bruce Holsinger

City of Girls: A Novel, Elizabeth Gilbert

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, David Epstein

The Sentence is Death: A Novel, Anthony Horowitz

Bowling Avenue, Ann Shayne

The Library of Lost and Found, Phaedra Patrick

Jeeves and the King of Clubs: A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse, Ben Schott

There's a Word for That, Sloane Tanen

Mostly Dead Things, Kristen Arnett

The Bride Test, Helen Hoang

Everything Is Just Fine, Brett Paesel

The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel, Louise Miller

After the End, Clare Mackintosh

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays, Mary Laura Philpott

Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults, Audrey Monke


Top Secret, Sarina Bowen

Raising a Screen Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age, Julianna Miner

Basketball Junkie: A Memoir, Chris Herren

Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race, Lara Prior-Palmer

The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time, Nancy Davis Kho

Stoney the Pony's Most Inspiring Year: Teaching Children About Addiction Through Metaphor, Linda Myers

Everything Is Just Fine, Brett Paesel

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, Michael Pollan


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