From the Front Porch

We made it! Thanks for everything you've given us, 2018, but we're moving on. Before we do, though, we've compiled our own end-of-year list to share with our listeners. What were your favorite books this year? 

Annie's favorite books of the year:
Hey Ladies! by Caroline Moss and Michelle Markowitz
Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman
+ My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
+ Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
+ Educated by Tara Westover 
The Female Persuasion by Meg Woltizer
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
There There by Tommy Orange
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Chris's favorite books of the year:
The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce
There There by Tommy Orange
Calypso by David Sedaris
The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

Chris's unofficial aggregate of the internet's favorite books:
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
There There by Tommy Orange
Educated by Tara Westover
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Incendiares by R. O. Kwon
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
Florida by Lauren Groff
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
Melmoth by Sarah Perry

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Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like Chris and Annie's Unpopular Opinions, consider supporting us on Patreon here.  

Direct download: Episode_203____Best_Books_of_2018.m4a
Category:books -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Annie is joined once again by frequent guest contributors Hunter and Emily to discuss Puddin' by Julie Murphy.

Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here.

Listen to a full back catalogue of our show, including the first fifteen installments of Love It or Loathe It, here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like Chris and Annie's Unpopular Opinions, consider supporting us on Patreon here.  

Direct download: Episode_202____Love_It_or_Loathe_It_Vol._16.m4a
Category:books -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Annie sits down with Knox McCoy, co-host of The Popcast and author of The Wondering Years, in front of a LIVE audience to talk about books, faith, and pop culture.

Order Knox's book here.

Learn more about The Popcast here

Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here.

Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like Chris and Annie's Unpopular Opinions, consider supporting us on Patreon here.  

Direct download: Episode_201____Live_with_Knox_McCoy.m4a
Category:books -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

We did it. The big one. Here we are at our 200th episode, and we've only got YOU to thank. This week, Annie and Chris answer your questions, some about themselves, some about books, some about The Bookshelf, and some just about life. 

Jacey Verdicchio's Start Your Podcast guide is here.

We've had a blast making 200 episodes of From the Front Porch for you. We're going to continue after this, obviously, but thank you so much for getting us this far. We've got exciting things ahead.

Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here.

Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like Chris and Annie's Unpopular Opinions, consider supporting us on Patreon here.  

Direct download: Episode_200____Mailbag_Vol._4.m4a
Category:books -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

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