Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.56: What We Missed in 2015, and the Forcening Begins

The Forcening begins! Whiskey Jenny Forcens me to read Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, and you can see for yourself how that goes. But first, we recap a few of the things we didn’t get to in 2015. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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What We’re Reading

Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson (because of how much I liked Falling in Love with Hominids)
Spectacle, Pamela Newkirk
City on Fire, Garth Risk Hallberg

What We Missed in 2015

The Jinx (HBO series)
Oreo, Fran Ross
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Spotlight (won Best Picture!)
like seriously all new television (including several new CW shows! and I love the CW!)
True Detective Season Two
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, the Decemberists
Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee (avoided on purpose)
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins (avoided on purpose)
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers
Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff
Ex Machina (streaming on Amazon Prime)

The Forcening, Part 1

The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach

The Forcening, Part 2

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness
The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness

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  • Bina @ IfYouCanReadThis

    More Nalo Hopkinson, yes! I want to read all her stuff but I also don’t because I’m terrified I’ll run out of new reads. Such a dilemma. Also, I’m still kinda the only one who didin’t read Between the World and Me last year. I really want to but it was weirdly popular weith white liberals. But I’ll get to it this year hopefully. Ha I did read Girl on the Train despite all the hype and actually really liked it, I might give it a reread.

  • Citizen Reader

    I’d continue to miss “Fates and Furies.” I thought it was SO BORING. But I was the only one on the Internets who felt that way, I think.

  • Nishita

    I totally understand missing Go Set a Watchman, I wish I had had your good sense and did the same. But why miss The Girl on the Train? It’s over-hyped, true, but it’s still quite a nice book.

  • Christy

    I *love* the State of Play miniseries. Spotlight is great as well. I have had trouble getting into Nalo Hopkinson. I’ve tried Chaos and Sister Mine and both ended up being DNF books for me. I read The Girl on the Train. It was fine. I think the movie will be better – especially with Emily Blunt playing the main character. Good luck to Whiskey Jenny with the Patrick Ness books. I actually liked the first book the best.