Need some ideas for your summer reading? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I share a handful of our favorite mind-blowing books as well as a heads-up on what we intend to read at the beach and on the train this summer. I line up some science fiction that deals with previous podcast topics and Julie brings a mix of non-fiction and literary fiction.
Tune into the podcast for the discussion, but here's a quick rundown of the books we picked:
My List: "Disciple of the Dog" by R. Scott Bakker "The Wind-Up Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi (YA alternate from Bacigalupi: "Ship Breaker") "Embassytown" by China Miéville "The Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks
Julie's List: "The Best American Science and Nature Writing" by Mary Roach (Editor) and Tim Folger (Editor) "Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel" by Gary Shteyngart "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" by Richard Dawkins and illustrated by Dave McKean "Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired" by Till Roenneberg "The Family Fang," by Kevin Wilson