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Best Book Ever

Dec 14, 2020

Malavika Praseed invites guests to talk about their favorite books on to her podcast, “Your Favorite Book.” Sound familiar? She’s my Podcast Twin, and I’m delighted we found each other. I’m a big fan of her work, and I invited her to talk about her favorite book, “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers. But our conversation bounced all over the place, from her fascination with old Southern culture to weird literary crushes to how we deal with casual racism in old books. She’s whip smart and so funny. If you haven’t heard of her before, I know you’re going to adore her after hearing this episode.

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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Malavika Praseed

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Your Favorite Book Podcast


Discussed in this episode:

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

Herzog by Saul Bellow

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Amy Teegan on the Best Book Ever Podcast

Small Days and Nights: A Novel by Tishani Doshi

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland

The Ballad of the Sad Café: And Other Stories by Carson McCullers

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Clune

Jeff Adams on the Best Book Ever Podcast

The Great British Bake Off

The Stacks Podcast

Novel Pairings Podcast

The Fuckbois of Lit Podcast

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