What Should You Read Next? (Callie’s Recommendations)

Callie loved:

An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb

Wow, No Thank you, Samantha Irby

Callie hated:

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Callie wants to read anything other than grad school books on research design and evaluation!

Dana’s Recommendations!

  1. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer
  2. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, J. Ryan Stradal
  3. Good Talk, Mira Jacob

I’m new at the book recommending game, and this one might be cheating a little since I’ve been swapping book suggestions with Callie for over a decade! Her three favorites were all non-fiction, with rich, funny writing from authors whose voices are clear and distinct. Braiding Sweetgrass is gorgeous “ecological non-fiction,” weaving indigenous custom and nature writing. Kitchens of the Great Midwest is fiction, and Stradal’s writing is funny and a little eccentric and I think it fits the pattern of quirky, clear-voiced things (I’m worried I’ve already recommended this one to Cal!). I haven’t actually read Good Talk yet, but it’s a new graphic novel about immigrants and families and I mostly want to hear Callie’s take on it!

(This book recommending format is from Anne Bogel‘s fantastic podcast, What Should I Read Next. I’m sharing recommendations as a fundraiser for Camp Bethel. You can get your very own personalized recommendations by making a donation and filling out this form!)

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