Welcome back to Nerdette Book Club! It’s just like a regular book club only we have our own hashtag! This month we’re reading Klara and the Sun by Nobel Prize-winning Kazuo Ishiguro.
Stay tuned for the panel discussion of the book later this month — in the meantime, as if you didn’t need more books to add to our to-read list, Greta talks with book nerds Liberty Hardy and Bethanne Patrick about some of the best books they’ve read so far this year.
Liberty Hardy is a senior contributing editor for Book Riot and host of their All the Books! podcast. She usually reads more than 500 books a year. Here are some of her standouts:
- The Ugly Cry, Danielle Henderson
- The Rib King, Ladee Hubbard
- Build Your House Around My Body, Violet Kupersmith
- The Five Wounds, Kirsten Valdez Quade
- Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner
Bethanne Patrick is a book critic who tweets as @TheBookMaven. You can see her book reviews in The Washington Post, among other places. Here’s her list of favorites:
- The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Delila Harris
- How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, Cherie Jones
- Seek You, Kristin Radtke
- Great Circle, Maggie Shipstead
- Filthy Animals, Brandon Taylor
And here are some of Greta’s picks!