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The Book Club Review

Jul 17, 2021

In celebration of our 100th episode we turn the spotlight on ourselves a little more than usual to answer listeners' questions. From our favourite childhood reads to the books that shaped us as adults, from books which kept us up all night to books we disagree on (with a shocking mid-show revelation from Laura that threatens to derail the whole discussion), listen in to learn more about us as readers and how we came to make the podcast. 

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Childhood reads

The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Chalet School books by Elinor M. Brent Dyer

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Miss Happiness and Miss Flower and Little Plum by Rumer Godden

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien

Dark Canyon by Louis L’Amour

A Devil to Ride by Patricia Leitch

Cobbler’s Dream by Monica Dickens

Howl’s Moving Castle and other books by Diana Wynne Jones

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

White Boots, Ballet Shoes, Theatre Shoes, Hollywood Shoes by Noel Streatfield


Transition books

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien


General books

Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine

Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Moth and the Mountain by Ed Caesar

The Time-Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenneger

Watership Down by Douglas Adams

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W. E. Bowman

Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin

The Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante

The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Miss Iceland by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Parisian Lives by Deidre Bair

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross

West With the Night by Beryl Markham

Travels by Michael Crichton