This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss bestsellers they selected, as well as some history on what makes a bestseller a bestseller! During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori shake things up and drink fermented tea known as Kombucha! They try humm coconut lime kombucha–it’s delicious and feels like there is a party in the mouth! Not very vinegary, which Cori enjoys.
Back to discussing books, Kyrie’s pick this week is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly where readers are transported back to WWII in a Polish war camp. The story follows four women who end up being interconnected. This book really touched upon things that Kyrie and Cori enjoy in a book: strong female protagonists, historical, based on true events, characters you love and hate, and a compelling and engaging story line.
Cori’s selection, Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler, takes us to current New York City and the restaurant industry where Tess, our main protagonist, learns lessons on growing up, working in a restaurant, love, food, and heartbreak.
Coming up next week, Kyrie and Cori participate in Hispanic Heritage Month by reading non-fiction books from Hispanic/Latino authors. Read along with them or just listen to what they have to say about these two books. Make sure you subscribe to their podcast to get updates and check them out on their social media feeds! If you like what you’re hearing, go over to Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts and leave a review to help them reach a broader audience of book and tea lovers! Read along with us and partake in the discussion via our blog or Facebook! Logo: Chris Taesali. Sound and Editing: Daniel Stearman.
Kyrie’s pick: Nobody’s Son by Luis Alberto Urrea
Cori’s pick: Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming to Age in America by Helen Thorpe