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#051 - Favorite Books Read in 2019

The GribCast

Release Date: 01/31/2020

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The Gribshnobler is all by himself, talking about his 2020 Reading challenge. He's gonna tell you about the various categories he came up with, which books he plans on reading, which books he's already read, and some other stuff.  Also featured is some new music by Trouble Salad, including another drone entry for Silber Records' Droneuary 2020 Authors mentioned in this episode include A. E. Marling, Michael Swanwick, Cat Rambo, Julia Liz Eliot, Saladin Ahmed, P. Djeli Clark, Theodora Goss, Rich Horton, Frank Herbert, Michael Moorcock, Norman Spinrad, Marlon James, Harlan Ellison, Ursula...

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LadyMsGee and The Gribshnobler celebrate the new year by talking about their favorite books they read during the last year. LadyMsGee's top 25 includes lots of history and historical fiction, several works by jewish authors, some classics, and more! The Gribshnobler's top 20 features many works of science fiction, some children's books, a couple of graphic novels, and (guess what) more! Also included in this episode is a bonus clip featuring Professor Gerry Canavan discussing The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and some drone / ambient music by Bodies That Matter, Ocean in a Bottle, and Remora. Check our full lists of books and authors discussed below.

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LadyMsGee's Top 25 Books read in 2019:

1. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
2. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
3. The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
4. The Essential Langston Hughes: Poetry
5. Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
6. Cheri by Colette
7. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
8. The Woman In White by Wilke Collins
9. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
10. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
11. Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
12. Possession by AS Byatt
13. The Collected Poems of Nelly Sachs
14. The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
15. Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi
16. The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
17. The Wandering Jews by Josepth Roth
18. Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
19. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
20. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
21. Paris 1919: 6 Months That Changed The World by Margret McMillian
22. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
23. The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret
24. People of The Book by Geraldine Brooks
25. Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford
Short Stories: Anything by Julia Liz Elliott

The Gribshnobler's Top 20 Books read in 2019:

20. Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica – Paul Dini, Marc Andreyko, & Laura Braga (art)
19. 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior - Annette L. Breaux & Todd Whitaker
18. Philip Jose Farmer - Flesh
17. Acts of Conscience – William Barton
16. One Crazy Summer – Rita Williams-Garcia
15. Knuffle Bunny Trilogy – Mo Willems
14. Robert Silverberg – Nightwings
13. The Einstein Intersection – Samuel R. Delaney
12. Robert Sheckley – Dimension of Miracle
11. My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers - Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Christine King Farris & Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator)
10. Ubik – Philip K. Dick
9. The Seven Good Years – Etgar Keret
8. The Entropy Exhibition – Colin Greenland
7. The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo & Timothy Basil Ering (art)
6. The Power – Naomi Alderman
5. The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester
4. They Called Us Enemy - George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker (Art)
3. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
2. An Informal History of the Hugos – Jo Walton
1. The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin

 

Music in this episode

 

1. Bodies That Matter: Are We Weird Enough? (7:30)

From the album Are We Weird Enough?

Part of Droneuary 2020

Bodies That Matter on Facebook and BandCamp

 

2. Ocean in a Bottle: Holding Hands Falling Into Saturn (5:28)

From the album Holding Hands Falling Into Saturn

Part of Droneuary 2020

Ocean in a Bottle on Facebook and Bandcamp

 

3. Remora: Variations (18:03)

from the album Variations

Remora on Facebook and Silber Media

Silber Media on bandcamp and http://www.silbermedia.com