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Best Book Ever

Aug 17, 2020

Farheen Abbas is the kind of person you want to be friends with the first time you meet her. She is engaging, quick-witted and energetic. She's my first guest who chose to talk about a book from her childhood, and it was amazing how relevant the book still is today. We ventured all over the place in this wide ranging talk - from Manga to how movies depict slavery to reading difficult books as a child. I know you're going to love hearing from her as much as I did.

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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Farheen Raza Abbas

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Discussed in this episode:


The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Pokemon Classic Chapter Book Collection

Sailor Moon 1 by Naoko Takeuchi

Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 1 by Akira Toriyama

Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition 1 by CLAMP

The Crucible by Arthur Miller



The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Origin by Dan Brown

Juliet, A Novel by Anne Fortier

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


Discussed in our Patreon Exclusive clip:

Flight #116 is Down! By Caroline B. Cooney

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom


The Patriot

Harriet Movie

Twelve Years a Slave (PS from Julie – this is also an excellent book by Solomon Northrup, and the audio version is especially gripping)

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Who Was? and What Is? Books (Note: this link is for a boxed set of 25 books, but the books are also available individually)