Reading the End Bookcast, Ep. 70: Funny Books and Dirk Gently

It’s super weird listening to this podcast (that’s why I’m posting it late) because Whiskey Jenny and I were so young and innocent when we recorded this. Now we are old and sad. 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

Do You Want to Start a Scandal, Tessa Dare
Acute Reactions, Ruby Lang
The Secret Heart, Erin Satie
Integrity, Willow Scarlett
Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (both of us!)
Gotham Academy, vol.2

Funny Books

Big Trouble, Dave Barry
Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Christopher Moore
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Christopher Moore
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
Roald Dahl
My Man Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse
Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon
One Plus One, Jojo Moyes
Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams

For Next Time

The Mothers, Brit Bennett

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Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
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  • Read Diverse Books

    Ahh, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Mothers. I personally adored it, but have seen some more negative reviews floating around as well.

  • I was surprised that you didn’t get into Terry Pratchett here, because in my mind he’s the definition of a funny author who is also really thoughtful and gets you DEEPLY invested in his characters.