Summer Reading 2014

Summer Reading 2014

Looking for a good, intelligent beach read? Join Robert and Julie for their annual Summer Reading episode, loaded with fiction and non-fiction reading recommendations for the curious mind: zombies, animals, Marilyn Monroe, torture, monsters, Muppets, Guillermo del Toro, skeptic science for kids and more.

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Julie's Picks:

"Daily Rituals: How Artists Work" by Mason Currey

"The Girl with All the Gifts" by M.R. Carey

"Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America" by Jon Mooallem

"Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates

"Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections and Other Obsessions" by Guillermo del Toro and Marc Scott Zicree

Robert's Picks:

"Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures" By Bill Schutt

"The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson: Essays on His Work and Legacy Beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street" by Jennifer C. Garlen and Anissa M. Graham

"11/22/63" by Stephen King

"Galveston: A Novel" by Nic Pizzolatto

"Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction?" By Karen Miller

(And Robert plans to read "The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World" by Elaine Scarry and "The Unholy Consult" by R. Scott Bakker)

Related Content:

Summer Reading 2013: Robert & Julie's Picks

Summer Reading 2013: Guest Picks

The STBYM Summer Reading List 2013 (list version)

Summer Reading 2012

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