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Bibliophile Episode 8: in which we learn that Julie definitely likes sci-fi

Welcome to episode 8 of Bibliophile, in which we discuss our current reads, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and the Man Booker winner for 2018, Milkman by Anna Burns. David gives us more miserable nonfiction to read, Jonathan hands out interesting facts, and Julie definitely, definitely likes sci-fi.

  • Thin Air by Richard Morgan (Jonathan)
  • Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan (Jonathan)
  • Thirteen by Richard Morgan (Jonathan)
  • Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis (David)
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (David)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin (Julie)
  • The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber (Julie)
  • The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin (Jonathan)
  • Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Julie)
  • The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola (Julie)
    • more department store fiction recommends: The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark & “The Dream of the Consortium” in the collection The Knife Thrower by Steven Millhauser
  • Everything Under by Daisy Johnson (Jonathan)
  • Fen by Daisy Johnson (Jonathan)
  • Head Lopper by Andrew MacLean (Jonathan)
  • Square Eyes by Anna Mill and Luke Jones (Julie)
  • The Lottery
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • No Bones
  • Little Constructions
  • Mostly Hero
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Man Booker winner, 2017)
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (shortlisted for Man Booker Prize, 2016)
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney (longlisted for Man Booker Prize, 2018)


  • Babylon Berlin (TV Series), based on the books by Volker Kutscher (Jonathan)
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (David)
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and being/speaking to booksellers (Julie

Next month

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara (author of A Little Life)