Suri's in the studio this week, chatting to Rachel and Tess about a memoir that's an absolute must-read. The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom narrates stories from over 100 years in the same house, with a huge touch on the influence of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. An important read.
Kiran joins Tess this morning for a cup of coffee and a book review. 2000ft Above Worry Level by Eamonn Marra has had Kiran just cracking up and she couldn't recommend it more. A page turner that you'll whiz through, this book tackles some serious topics with humour and wit.
Jenna's been waiting a while for this book to come into New Zealand, and it didn't disappoint. In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado navigates the narrative of an abusive relationship whilst taking a different lens in each chapter. Potentially triggering while also cathartic.
Kiran pops in with a review of a book by one of her favourite authors, Eimear McBride. Strange Hotel is 149 pages of narrative in third person telling the story of different hotel rooms with a special shout out to our hometown, Auckland city. A very good read.
Jenna returns after a short hiatus with a beautiful, meditative novel for the listeners this morning. Despite it's title, Braised Pork by An Yu is not a cookbook, but in fact the narrative Jenna reckons you need to wrap yourself around this week.
Kiran's back in the studio bringing us her reckons to kick off February reading, All Who Live On Islands by Rose Lu. A series of intimate essays of her personal history, what it's like to grow up in Aotearoa and the questions migrants face. Big thumbs up from Kiran for this one.
Jenna is back and has some top reckons for your summer reads.Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is definitely a page turner that you will pick up and not want to put down, some might say it's considered to be in the same realm as Big Little Lies. Wowee.
Kiran's here for her last book review of the year (where has the time gone?!) and lucky for us, she's hand picked her favourite music books of the festive season. Special mentions go to Face It by Debbie Harry, Acid for the Children by Flea and Bowie's Books by John O'Connell. Something for all your music loving friends and family. Aww.