Read Along

Season 2

Welcome back to Books and Tea with Kyrie and Cori! Here’s our Season 2 reading list! Please read along with us and share your comments and feelings with us! We love hearing from you!

We are also doing the Modern Mrs Darcy 2018 Reading Challenge this year!  Visit here to learn more and participate, too.  We will make a note on the episodes for our selected challenge.

Episode 1: English (Kyrie) vs. French (Cori)

Kyrie’s Pick: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Cori’s Pick:The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge:  Read a book recommended by someone with great taste.  (Each other, duh!)

Episode 2: French (Kyrie) vs. English (Cori)

Kyrie’s Pick: The Bookseller by Mark Pryor

Cori’s Pick: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Episode 3: Dark of Winter

Kyrie’s Pick: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Cori’s Pick: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge:  A book you can read in a day

Episode 4: Black History Month Reads (Kyrie: Fiction; Cori: Non-fiction)

Kyrie’s Pick: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Cori’s Pick: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby

Episode 5: Honoring Women’s Month (A Classic Female Author)

Kyrie’s Pick: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Cori’s Pick: Emma by Jane Austen

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge: A classic you have been meaning to read

Episode 6: Honoring Women’s Month (Non-fiction)

Kyrie’s Pick: The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg

Cori’s Pick: All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

Episode 7: Honoring Women’s Month: Chick Lit

Kyrie’s Pick: Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

Cori’s Pick: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Episode 8: Nature and Environment for Earth Day!

Kyrie’s Pick: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben

Cori’s Pick: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams

Episode 9: Poetry for Poetry Day on April 28

Kyrie’s Pick: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

Cori’s Pick: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge:  A book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own

Episode 10: Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Kyrie’s Pick: Snow Flowers and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Cori’s Pick:  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Episode 11: Let’s hear it for the Underdog!

Kyrie’s Pick: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

Cori’s Pick: Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Episode 12: Pride Month Selections

Kyrie’s Pick:  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Cori’s Pick:  This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Episode 13:  Summer Read

Kyrie’s Pick: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cori’s Pick:  Hey Ladies: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails  by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss (a recommendation from Annie at the Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia)

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge:  A recommendation by a librarian or indie bookseller

Episode 14: Really Long Books

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge: A book more than 500 pages

Episodes 16 and 17 were our tea shop visits

Episode 18:  Banned Books Week

Kyrie’s Pick:  Howl by Allen Ginsberg

Cori’s Pick:  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge:  A banned book

Episode 19: Revisiting Favorite Authors

Kyrie’s Pick: In the Woods by Tana French

Cori’s Pick: Outer Banks by Anne River Siddons

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge: A book by a favorite author

Season 1

Episodes 1 – 3:  Introductions and Our Initial Book Suggestions For Each Other

Visit show notes for a list of books

Episode 4 (August 23): Short Stories
Kyrie’s Pick: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Leslie Arimah
Cori’s Pick: What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Episode 5 (August 30): Mysteries
Kyrie’s Pick: And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie
Cori’s Pick: The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon

Episode 6 (September 6): Creative Non-Fiction: Literary Journalism
Kyrie’s Pick: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Cori’s Pick: The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison

Episode 7 (September 13): Bestsellers 
Kyrie’s Pick: Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly
Cori’s Pick: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Episode 8 (September 20): Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month – Non-Fiction
Kyrie’s Pick:  Nobody’s Son: Notes From an American Life by Luis Alberto Urrea
Cori’s Pick: Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe

Episode 9 (September 27): Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month – Fiction
Kyrie’s Pick: Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Cori’s Pick: Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Episode 10 (October 4): Banned Books
Kyrie’s Pick: The Well of Loneliness by Radyclyffe Hall
Cori’s Pick: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Episode 11 (October 11): Magical Realism
Kyrie’s Pick: The Girl With the Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
Cori’s Pick: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Episode 12 (October 18): Science Fiction
Kyrie’s Pick: Dune by Frank Herbert
Cori’s Pick: The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K Dick

Episode 13 (October 25): Spooky/Scary
Kyrie’s Pick: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Cori’s Pick: We Have Always Lived In the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Episode 14 (November 1): Suspense and Thrillers
Kyrie’s Pick: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Cori’s Pick: Dark Matter by Black Crouch

Episode 15 (November 8): Horror
Kyrie’s Pick: World War Z by Max Brooks
Cori’s Pick: Security by Gina Wohlsdorf

Episode 16 (November 15): Native American Heritage Month Non-Fiction
Kyrie’s Pick: Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn
Cori’s Pick: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Episode 17 (November 22): Native American Heritage Month Fiction
Kyrie’s Pick: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Cori’s Pick: Last Standing Woman by Winona LaDuke

Happy Holidays!  We are taking a break.  We will see you back in 2018 with new episodes.