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It’s officially cold – let’s get into some books!

Greta Johnsen is the host of WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast and a known super-reader, regularly knocking out at least a book a week. Rundown host Erin Allen talks with Greta about her favorite fall reads, new and old, where to find them (hey Libby!) and what a poll of readers is consuming right now. Here’s just a few of the many recommendations in this episode: “Happiness Falls” by Angie Kim (2023) “Worthy” by Jada Pinkett Smith (2023) “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner (2021) “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J. Maas (2012-2018) “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman (2011) “Who Fears Death” by Nnedi Okorafor (2010) “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt (1992)

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Greta Johnsen is the host of WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast and a known super-reader, regularly knocking out at least a book a week. Rundown host Erin Allen talks with Greta about her favorite fall reads, new and old, where to find them and what a poll of readers is consuming right now.

Here’s just a few of the many recommendations in this episode:

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