Today, Annie is diving into listeners’ bookish dilemmas with some literary therapy. Topics include romance novels, tackling nonfiction, genre shame, and, of course, Little Women. Pretend Annie is coming to you live from Seattle, because she is Annie Jones, and she is listening.
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Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Americana by Bhu Srinivasan
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
27 Dresses by Jesse Russell
Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Ann Boyd Rioux
March Sisters by Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado & Jane Smiley
Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra
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This week, Annie is reading Handle with Care by Lore Ferguson Wilbert.
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