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Loose Reads

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/ 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.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 6, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 6, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 6, 2020, 10.33 MB
Mon 6 Jul 2020

Kiran joins us with a thrilling page-turner that you won't be able to put down. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor is sure to have you on the edge of your seat, about femicide in Mexico and how poverty and extreme power imbalances lead to violence everywhere.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 29, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 29, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 29, 2020, 13.33 MB
Mon 29 Jun 2020

Jenna joins us with a book that's made her feel a little hopeful in what's been a strange year. Humankind: A New Hopeful History of Human Nature by Rutger Bregman is the non-fiction that everyone is bound to hear about this year. Covering economics and philosophy, this book has received praise from Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 22, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 22, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 22, 2020, 13.04 MB
Mon 22 Jun 2020

Kiran returns to the studio with a book she highly recommends. If you're looking for a new read, look no further because Nothing To See by Pip Adam is one to get into.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 15, 2020

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 15, 2020 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 15, 2020, 11.35 MB
Mon 15 Jun 2020

Jenna's back in the studio and we are certainly glad to see her. While using the pizza paddle seems like a distance memory, there are still plenty new books to discover, and this week Jenna reckons you've got to get your hands on Fake Baby by Amy McDaid.