The Stacks Book Club

We’re not only a podcast thats talks about bookish behavior and reading recommendations, we also have a book club, The Stacks Book Club. Every other week we discuss a book with our guest in great detail. We discuss the book, its themes, and what it brings up for us as the reader. Below find a list of all the official TSBC books, past and future.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat – November 20 (Ep. 86)

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin – November 6 (Ep. 84)

Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen – October 23rd with Jac Vanek (Ep. 82)

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin – October 9th with Jenna Ushkowitz (Ep. 80)

Educated by Tara Westover – September 25th with Sarah Enni (Ep. 78)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – September 11th with Clark Moore (Ep. 76)

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington – August 28th with Allison Punch (Ep. 74)

The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander – August 14th with Dani McClain (Ep. 72)

Work Party by Jaclyn Johnson – July 31st with Calli Cholodenko (Ep. 70)

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – July 17th with Rachel Overvoll (Ep. 68)

Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson – July 3 with Dave Cullen (Ep. 66)

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams – June 19 with Lori Gottlieb (Ep. 64)

Tinderbox by Robert W. Fieseler – June 5 with Joseph Papa (Ep. 62)

Beloved by Toni Morrison – May 22nd with DaMaris B. Hill (Ep. 60)

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed – May 8th with Keltie Knight (Ep. 58)

Wild Beauty by Ntozake Shange – April 24th with Gabrielle Civil (Ep. 56)

The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois – April 10th with Ben Blacker (Ep. 54)

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid – March 27th with Niccole Thurman (Ep. 52)

Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister – March 13th with James J. Sexton (Ep. 50)

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – February 27th with Wade Allain-Marcus (Ep. 48)

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung – February 13th (Ep. 46)

Rap Dad by Juan Vidal – January 30th with Josh Segarra (Ep. 44)

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie – January 16th with Tawny Newsome (Ep. 42)

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz – January 2nd with Alec Penix (Ep. 40)


Open City by Teju Cole – December 19th with Behzad Dabu (Ep. 38)

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim – December 5 with Aja Gabel (Ep.36)

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison – November 21 with Renée Hicks (Ep.34)

To the Bridge by Nancy Rommelmann – November 7 with Heather John Fogarty (Ep. 32)

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt – October 24 with Harris Cohn (Ep. 30)

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou – October 10 with Nancy Rommelmann (Ep. 28)

Less by Andrew Sean Greer – September 26 with Zeke Smith (Ep. 26)

Motherhood by Sheila Heti – September 12 with Jo Piazza (Ep. 24)

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner – August 29 with Becca Tobin (Ep. 22)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates – August 15 with Jay Connor (Ep. 20)

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhymes – August 1 with Ashley North (Ep. 18)

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore – July 18 with Lauren Fanella (Ep. 16)

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – July 4 with Ross Asdourian (Ep. 14)

How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer – June 20 with Aaron Dolores (Ep. 12)

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier – June 6 with Vella Lovell (Ep. 10)

Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth – May 23 with Sam Pinkleton (Ep. 8)

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin – May 9 with Chris Maddox (Ep. 6)

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward – April 25 with Sarah Fong (Ep. 4)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – April 11 with Dallas Lopez (Ep. 2)

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