You Should Read: Books from a Baltimore/DC Bookstore Tour (With Bekki Fahrer!)

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Hi, Should-Heads! We spent last Friday going to some of the bookstores in Baltimore and DC! (There are a bunch we missed, so hopefully there will be a part two the next time Rachael comes to Baltimore!) We visited five bookstores and were joined by Kindred Spirit of the Pod Bekki Fahrer for three of them. It was a great day and became a Very Expensive Friday.

Plum County Literacy Festival discussion links:

https://twitter.com/EliotSchrefer/status/1440009959228456960?s=20

https://starherald.com/news/local/education/plum-creek-literacy-festival-cancels-events-after-authors-pull-out-over-discriminatory-concordia-policy/article_d21d788b-97fe-5480-9a57-d29b1266c411.html?mode=comments

Currently Reading:
Bekki: The Secret Bridesmaid (Katy Birchall), The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown), Malice (Heather Walter) and Legendbourne (Tracy Deonn)
Julia: Defy the Night (Brigid Kemmerer)
Kelly: Off the Record (Camryn Garrett); just finished Defy the Night and What I Like About You (Marisa Kanter)
Rachael: Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune) and Black Nerd Problems (William Evans); just finished Defy the Night.

Recent Acquisitions:
Julia: The Graceling series (Kristin Cashore), So Many Beginnings (Bethany C. Morrow), The Dating Playbook (Farrah Rochon) and Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune)
Kelly: Defy the Night (Brigid Kemmerer)

The Ivy:

Julia: The Two Lives of Louis and Louise (Julie Cohen) and Eliza Starts a Rumor (Jane L. Rosen)
Kelly: Harlem Shuffle (Colson Whitehead)
Rachael: The Extraordinaries (TJ Klune) and Exhausted (Nick Polizzi and Pedram Shojai)

Busboys and Poets:
Bekki: Certain Dark Things (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)
Julia: Blackout (Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon) and How Long 'til Black Future Month (NK Jemisin)
Kelly: Things We Couldn't Say (Jay Coles) and The Insiders (Mark Oshiro)
Rachael: Blackout (Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon)

Capitol Hill Books:
Bekki: A Desolation Called Peace (Arkady Martine) and Gideon the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir)

East City Books:
Bekki: Harrow the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir), Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune) and Praying With Jane Eyre (Vanessa Zoltan)
Julia: Malice (Heather Walter)
Kelly: Last Night at the Telegraph Club (Malinda Lo)
Rachael: Wow, No Thank You (Samantha Irby) and A Clash of Steel (T.B. Lee)

Mahogany Books:
Julia: Rise to the Sun (Leah Johnson)
Kelly: Off the Record (Camryn Garrett)
Rachael: An Unkindness of Ghosts (Rivers Solomon)

Follow Bekki:
Twitter: @Ginger_Sister
Instagram: @bekki_the_gingernut/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3325348-bekki-fahrer

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