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Get your bookworm on with a rotating roster of, um, bookworms. Including Jenna Todd & Kiran Dass from Time Out Bookstore, bringing us a different book to talk about each week.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 2020, 11.45 MB
Mon 21 Sep 2020

After recently hooning through What Are You Going Through, Jenna reckons you better crack into any of the books by Sigrid Nunez. With tales of companionship, this novel will leave you with warm fuzzies.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 2020, 9.4 MB
Mon 14 Sep 2020

Suri brings us Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones, the romance novel that you must read this Spring. After taking out the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, this is definitely one to add to your reading list.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 7, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 7, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 7, 2020, 13 MB
Mon 7 Sep 2020

Jenna joins us in the studio for a review of Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi. A novel about a complicated mother-daughter relationship, with references to various real world events that are sure to keep you hooked on this one.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 31, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 31, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 31, 2020, 13.14 MB
Mon 31 Aug 2020

Kiran is talking about Ali Smith's 'Summer', the fourth and final installment in her 'Seasons' series that tracks the big politics of the day in real-time lyrical storytelling. Whakarongo mai nei to hear more!

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: August 24, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: August 24, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: August 24, 2020, 13.3 MB
Mon 24 Aug 2020

Suri joins us with a book that has gone straight onto her must-read list. Betty by Tiffany McDaniel narrates the story of a girl who was born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother. A devastatingly beautiful novel that you won't be able to put down.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 10, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 10, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 10, 2020, 14.83 MB
Mon 10 Aug 2020

Jenna brings in a book from our very own Aotearoa. Sprigs by Brannavan Gnanalingam tells the story of many characters throughout their experiences in high school, dealing with trauma, peer pressure and masculinity, she highly recommends this one.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 3, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 3, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 3, 2020, 24.86 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

Kiran returns with a review of David Mitchell's new book, Utopia Avenue. Kiran reckons this is one that you'll either love or be slightly suspicious of, telling the story of a fake band making it's way to the top and meeting all your favourite music stars on the way.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 27, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 27, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 27, 2020, 11.88 MB
Mon 27 Jul 2020

Jenna returns with a book from a New Zealand author, Lil O'Brien's Not That I'd Kiss a Girl. A story about coming out in Aotearoa, relationships, friendships, and dinner at Cobb & Co. You'll whiz through this one.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: July 20, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: July 20, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: July 20, 2020, 10.1 MB
Mon 20 Jul 2020

Suri joins us this week to review A Burning by Megha Majumdar, where three stories intertwine into a narrative that touches on capitalism, facism, surveillance, and some big dreams. Suri couldn't recommend this one enough.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 13, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 13, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 13, 2020, 11.03 MB
Mon 13 Jul 2020

Jenna returns with a book she says was the reset she needed. Bae Suah's Untold Day and Night is a sensory experience that takes you by surprise. But the list of Korean novels written by women doesn't stop there: Jenna also reckons we'll love Frances Cha's If I Had Your Face, and Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin.