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We Discuss Our Reading Influences With J. Ryan Stradal

Gayle and Nicole welcome Gayle’s literary hero J. Ryan Stradal to the show to talk about childhood reading influences. We also talk about the authors J. Ryan turns to to help make him feel empathetic toward his characters, why he doesn’t give up on authors, and whether it’s OK to dogear pages and mark up books.Books mentioned:Kitchens Of The Great Midwest by J. Ryan StradalThe Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan StradalThings You Save In A Fire by Katherine CenterThe Cactus League by Emily NemensEvvie Drake Starts Over by Linda HolmesDubliners by James JoyceThe Dark Crystal by A.C.H. SmithAnimal Farm by George OrwellOf Mice And Men by John SteinbeckThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander DumasThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldHarriet The Spy by Louise FitzhughThe Westing Game by Ellen RaskinAll-Of-A-Kind Family by Sidney TaylorTo The Lighthouse by Virginia WoolfThe Moonstone by Wilkie CollinsWork by Dennis JohnsonHow I Met My Husband by Alice MunroWorking by Studs TerkelGig by John Bowe and Marisa BowePoor People by William T. VollmannEvicted by Matthew DesmondThe Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler WarnerBridge To Terabithia by Katherine PatersonTuck Everlasting by Natalie BabbittThe Dinosaurs of North America by Helen Roney SattlerLiar by Robert RobergeThe Wanderers by Meg HowreyThe Flamethrowers by Rachel KushnerEileen by Otessa MoshfeghMy Year Of Rest And Relaxation by Otessa MoshfeghDeath in Her Hands by Otessa MoshfeghFleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-AknerThe Dutch House by Ann PatchettMy Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell*Books linked above are our affiliate links. There’s no additional expense you, but if you make a purchase through us a small portion of that contributes to the costs associated with making our podcast. Thanks so much for listening and for your support!Please help support the podcast and take a few minutes to leave a review and/or rating for the podcast

About The Readerly Report

The Readerly Report is a lit podcast hosted by Nicole Bonia & Gayle Weiswasser. We offer candid book conversations, recommendations, observations and tips for the reading life. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.