Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.40: Secondary Characters, Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, and a Summer Book Preview

It’s time for podcast once again! (Sorry we’re late, technical difficulties.) We discuss secondary characters, which gives me the chance to praise Diana Wynne Jones. We review Kate Atkinson’s new novel A God in Ruins (we received copies from the publisher for review consideration), and we preview some books we’re excited for this summer. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly to take with you on the go.

Episode 40

1:32 – Secondary characters
17:09 – Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins
32:22 – Summer book preview!

The books we mentioned in the summer book preview are listed below, so that you too can get psyched for them.

Whiskey Jenny

  1. Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen – Released by Random Penguin earlier this month (note: that is not their real name)
  2. The Complete Eightball, by Daniel Clowes – To be released in June by Fantagraphics
  3. The Sage of Waterloo, by Leona Francombe – To be released in June by Norton
  4. In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume – To be released in June by Knopf
  5. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan – To be released in July by Penguin Press

Gin Jenny

  1. Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson – Released by HarperTeen earlier this month
  2. Flood and Fire, by Amitav Ghosh – To be released in August by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux
  3. About a Girl, by Sarah McCarry – To be released in July by St. Martin’s Press
  4. Crooked Heart, by Lissa Evans – To be released in July by Harper
  5. Purity, by Jonathan Franzen – To be released for the internet’s unbridled mockery in early September by FSG

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