Tiny Book Club

A podcast about great books

November 18: Library of Things Spotlight: Wingspan

October 17: Magical Realism

Books read:

Teri: Eartheater by Dolores Reyes
Ethan: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Anne: The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova

September 22: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Books read:

Katie: Melissa by Alex Gino
Anne: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Ethan: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

August 8: Time Travel Fiction

Books read:

Teri: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Anne: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Ethan: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

July 1: Meet the Staff

Ethan talks to Linda, Carmen, and Ryan about their reading habits.

June 6: African-American Authors

Books read:

Ethan: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley 
Anne: Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead 
Teri: You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar 

April 8: 50th Anniversaries

Books read:

Ethan: Watership Down by Richard Adams
Anne: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty 
Teri: The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

February 18: Romance

Books read:

Ethan: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston 
Anne: A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
Teri: The Love Con by Seressia Glass 

December 10: Memoirs

Books read:

Ethan: Fire Season by Philip Connors
Anne: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
Teri: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

October 21: Magic

Books read:

Anne: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Ethan: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Teri: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

August 20: Back to School

Books read:

Teri: We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Anne: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Ethan: Bunny by Mona Awad

April 16: Reading & Writing

Books read:

Ethan: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft  by Stephen King
Anne: Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing by Margaret Atwood
Teri: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders

March 18: Animals Again

Books read:

Teri: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Ethan: Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
Anne: The Secret Lives of Bats by Merlin Tuttle

February 22: The Immigrant Experience

Books read:

Ethan: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Anne: Threads: From the Refugee Crisis by Kate Evans
Teri: The Abundance by Amit Majmudar

January 21: Self-Help

Books read:

Anne: The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker
Teri: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Ethan: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

December 17: Food Bios

Books read:

Teri: Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Ethan: Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee
Anne: Relish by Lucy Knisley and Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

November 20: Microhistories

Books read:

Ethan: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
Anne: Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
Teri: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

October 16: Horror Stories

Books read:

Anne: Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
Teri: Full Throttle by Joe Hill
Ethan: Books of Blood, volume 1 by Clive Barker

September 22: Other Worlds

Books read:

Teri: The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Anne: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Ethan: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

August 25: Short Stories

Books read:

Ethan: You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames
Anne: Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta
Teri: Pastoralia by George Saunders

July 23: Armchair Travel

Books read:

Anne: Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey into the Heart of America by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows
Teri: Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll
Ethan: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

June 29: March

Book read:

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

May 22: Virtual Humor

Books read:

Teri: My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Anne: Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Ethan: Guards!, Guards! by Terry Pratchett

April 29: Virtual Adventure

Books read:

Ethan: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Anne: White Fang by Jack London
Teri: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

February 25: LGBTQ

Books read:

Ethan: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Anne: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Teri: The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

January 17: Classics: Part 2

Books read:

Ethan: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Teri: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Anne: Orlando by Virginia Woolf

December 20: Decade Retrospective

Books read:

Anne: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Ethan: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Teri: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

November 22: American Historical Novels

Books read:

Teri: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Ethan: The Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins
Anne: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

October 18: Stephen King

Books read:

Anne: Salem’s Lot
Ethan: Pet Sematary
Teri: Needful Things

September 19: Space

Books read:

Teri: Apollo by Matt Fitch, C.S. Baker, and Mike Collins
Ethan: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Anne: Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

August 23: Reading Chicago

Books read:

Anne: The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
Ethan: BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels
Teri: An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

July 23: Exploration

Books read:

Ethan: The Terror by Dan Simmons
Teri: The Anomaly by Michael Rutger
Anne: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

June 21: Space Opera

Books read:

Teri: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Anne: Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (illustrator)
Ethan: The Player of Games by Iain Banks

May 20: Native American Authors

Books read:

Anne: The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
Teri: Winter in the Blood by James Welch
Ethan: There, There by Tommy Orange

April 18: Plants and Gardening

Books read:

Ethan: The $64 Tomato by William Alexander
Anne: Grow the Good Life: Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise by Michele Owens
Teri: The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan

March 22: Band Books

Books read:

Teri: Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis
Anne: Petty the Biography by Warren Zanes
Ethan: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

February 15: Fairy Tales

Books read:

Anne: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Teri: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Ethan: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

January 14: Classics

Books read: 

Ethan: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Teri: Night by Elie Wiesel
Anne: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

December 15: Food

Books read: 

Teri: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Ethan: Serve the People: A Stir-fried Journey Through China by Jen Lin-Liu
Anne: Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland by Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

November 16: First Novels

Books read: 

Anne: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Ethan: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Teri: What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan

November 2: Board Games (Part 2)

Ryan and Ethan talk about what they have been playing.

October 22: The Great American Read

This episode we read books that were on the Great American Read list.

Books read: 

Ethan: Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Teri: Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Anne: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

September 20: Glenview Reads Together

This episode we read books that were on the list of readalike titles for Glenview Reads Together. Find out more about this program.

Books read:

Anne: Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
Ethan: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Teri: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

August 28: Westerns

Books read: 

Anne: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Teri: Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
Ethan: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen

July 30: Travel

Books read: 

Ethan: A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain
Teri: Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West by Peter Hessler
Anne: The Kindness of Strangers: Tales of Fate and Fortune on the Road

June 28: Science

Books read:

Anne: The Thing with Feathers by Noah K. Strycker
Ethan: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Teri: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

May 30: First in a Series

Books read:

Ethan: The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time series) by Robert Jordan
Teri: Bone Rattler (Bone Rattler series) by Eliot Pattison
Anne: Case Histories (Jackson Brodie mysteries) by Kate Atkinson

April 26: Forced Reading

Books read:

Anne: The City and the City by China Mieville
Ethan: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Teri: Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy by L.A. Meyer.

March 30: Books Made Into Movies

Books read:

Teri: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Ethan: The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus
Anne: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

March 19: Board Games

Ryan and Ethan discuss their favorites.

March 6: A Different Point of View

Books read:

Anne: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Teri: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Ethan:  When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger


February 4: Humor

Books read:

Ethan: Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North

Anne: Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Teri: Maggody mystery series by Joan Hess


December 26: Family

Books read:

Teri: Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming

Anne: Like Family: Growing Up In Other People’s Houses : A Memoir by Paula McLain

Ethan: The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder


November 17: Graphic Novels

Books read:

Anne: The New Deal by Jonathan Case

Ethan: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Teri: Here by Richard McGuire


October 20: Horror

Books read:

Ethan: I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

Anne: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood

Teri: A Dark Matter by Peter Straub


October 6: Animal Life

Books read:

Teri: Animal Wise : The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell

Ethan: The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams

Anne:  The Soul Of An Octopus : A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

Theme music “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar.