Listen Up: The Inaugural Meeting of the #ReadingThings Book Club
On the most recent episode of A Few Things with Claire and Erica, we’re channeling our inner Oprah and bringing you the first ever Reading Things book club! We break down Lily King’s pageturner, Euphoria...but we don’t give away free cars.
EPISODE 36 RECAP
How Euphoria has put us in a total state of euphoria.
- Give a read/listen to The Diane Rehm Show’s fascinating review of the book.
- A perfect tie-in that brings us back to our college days: The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, specifically Durkheim’s genius idea of collective effervescence—getting real deep.
- Interviews with the author very much worth reading: TriQuarterly, Boston Globe, and Slice magazine.
- If you liked Euphoria, then try: The Poisonwood Bible, The People in the Trees, State of Wonder, and Bel Canto. Anne Patchett, who wrote the last two, is worth a deep-dive: Listen to this Terry Gross interview and prepare to fall in love, in case you haven’t already (shout out to Anne’s Parnassus Books, a wonder of a bookstore in Nashville).
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