Since this was Annie's show last week, it's only fair that Chris gets a turn, too! He's thoughtfully prepared four sets of discussion-based course curriculum just like he would for one of his classes at Florida State--in fact, two of them are adapted from courses he's actually taught. These curated lists of five books each are centered around asking questions. Perfect for book clubs!
The ranking Annie mentions at the top of the show can be found here.
The 'Other' Mother (for fans of That Kind of Mother)
+ Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
+ The Mothers by Brit Bennett
+ Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu
+ The First Bad Man by Miranda July
+ Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
How to be a Human (for fans of Station Eleven)
+ Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
+ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
+ A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller, Jr.
+ Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
+ The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Florida, O Florida (for people who wonder how we live here)
+ Best. State. Ever. by Dave Barry
+ Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
+ Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard
+ Florida by Lauren Groff
+ Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Small Town Living (for fans of A Man Called Ove)
+ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
+ This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick
+ The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch
+ The From-Aways by CJ Hauser
+ Beartown by Frederik Backman
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