Well Read

A podcast about great books

from your Glenview Public Library staff

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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 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