Readers, I met today’s guest on an unconventional book tour stop for I’d Rather Be Reading this fall, in a small town, where I met some very special bookish people — and now it’s one of my favorite memories of my fall tour. My host was Tiffany Patterson, a Florida reader who has created a new kind of literary get-together that is convincing her friends to give books a shot, even if they didn’t consider themselves “readers” before Tiffany got a hold of them. If you steal her idea and start your own Tiffany-inspired group in the new year, I can’t blame you a bit— and I'm cheering you on.
Today Tiffany is ready to break down her own reading barriers… she asked me to help ease her fiction-loving soul into NONfiction. I’m happy to oblige, although I’ll tell you now, the recommendation I love the most for her is a novel. You’ll hear all about it, so let's get to the episode!
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♥ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
♥ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
♥ My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
▵ One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Trespasser, by Tana French (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Likeness, by Tana French (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Meet Me At The Museum, by Anne Youngson (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, by Ruth Reichl (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
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What books would YOU recommend to someone who wants to "feel smarter"? Tell us in the comments!