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UPCOMING BOOKS: Ep. 15 - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris (October 8th) Ep. 16 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving / The Devil and Tom Walker, Washington Irving / Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne (October 22nd) Ep. 17 - The Night Country, Stewart O'Nan (November 5th) Ep. 18 - Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse (November 19th) Ep. 19 - Cathedral, Raymond Carver (December 3rd) Ep. 20 - A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (December 17th) Ep. 21 - TBD (December 31st) Better the Bookshelf is a bi-weekly, bookclub-esque podcast where we read to decide what to keep on our personal bookshelves and we podcast because we like the sound of our own voices.

UPCOMING BOOKS: Ep. 15 - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris (October 8th) Ep. 16 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving / The Devil and Tom Walker, Washington Irving / Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne (October 22nd) Ep. 17 - The Night Country, Stewart O'Nan (November 5th) Ep. 18 - Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse (November 19th) Ep. 19 - Cathedral, Raymond Carver (December 3rd) Ep. 20 - A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (December 17th) Ep. 21 - TBD (December 31st) Better the Bookshelf is a bi-weekly, bookclub-esque podcast where we read to decide what to keep on our personal bookshelves and we podcast because we like the sound of our own voices.
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UPCOMING BOOKS: Ep. 15 - Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris (October 8th) Ep. 16 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving / The Devil and Tom Walker, Washington Irving / Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne (October 22nd) Ep. 17 - The Night Country, Stewart O'Nan (November 5th) Ep. 18 - Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse (November 19th) Ep. 19 - Cathedral, Raymond Carver (December 3rd) Ep. 20 - A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (December 17th) Ep. 21 - TBD (December 31st) Better the Bookshelf is a bi-weekly, bookclub-esque podcast where we read to decide what to keep on our personal bookshelves and we podcast because we like the sound of our own voices.

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Episodes

Episode 22 - Heart Of A Dog - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

1/14/2019
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Jacob and Ryan stay the course on Russian-themed literature for another week with the short novel, Heart Of A Dog.

Duration:00:56:14

Episode 21 - A Gentleman In Moscow - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

12/30/2018
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Jacob and Ryan read their final book of 2018 and it's a good one! Come check out this episode over Amor Towles' "A Gentleman In Moscow."

Duration:01:05:31

Episode 20 - A Christmas Carol - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

12/17/2018
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Jacob and Ryan have a festive episode on Charles Dickens' universally loved book, "A Christmas Carol," and chat about their favorite and least favorite parts of the holiday season.

Duration:01:07:26

Episode 19 - Milkman - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

12/3/2018
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Jacob and Ryan meander through the 2018 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, "Milkman" by Anna Burns.

Duration:01:11:43

Episode 18 - Steppenwolf - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

11/19/2018
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Jacob and Ryan take a trip through Hesse's Steppenwolf in this meandering episode. Have the guys found a new favorite book?

Duration:01:09:04

Episode 17 - The Night Country - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

11/5/2018
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Jacob and Ryan get behind the wheel of a modern day ghost story with Stuart O'Nan's "The Night Country". It might be slightly macabre but it's very enjoyable. Did we just ruin our bookshelf rating again? Listen to the episode and find out!

Duration:01:07:44

Episode 16 - Legend Of Sleepy Hollow & Other Creepy Stories - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

10/22/2018
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Jacob and Ryan get into some spooky tales with this episode's reading list: Washington Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Devil and Tom Walker" as well as Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown."

Duration:01:14:19

Episode 15 - Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

10/8/2018
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Jacob and Ryan make their first foray into non-fiction with David Sedaris' humorous collection of personal essays titled "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls"

Duration:00:56:52

Episode 14 - To The Lighthouse - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

9/24/2018
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Jacob and Ryan dive into some major themes in Virginia Woolf's hefty novel, To The Lighthouse.

Duration:01:10:21

Episode 13 - Bluebird, Bluebird - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

9/10/2018
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Jacob and Ryan pick up Attica Locke's enjoyable "Bluebird, Bluebird" for this episode.

Duration:01:11:36

Episode 12 - Blood Meridian - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

8/28/2018
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Jacob and Ryan wade through the gore in McCarthy's world renowned "Blood Meridian" or as Ryan would rename it, "Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness In Holy S*** How Many More Words Can McCarthy Unnecessarily Cram Into Everything He Does?!"

Duration:01:15:50

Episode 11 - The Sense Of An Ending - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

8/13/2018
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Jacob and Ryan get into the wonderful short novel, The Sense of An Ending, by Julian Barnes. Oh crap, this kind of gives away their feelings about the book... no secret on ratings this time around!

Duration:01:08:46

Episode 10 - Inherent Vice - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

7/30/2018
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Jacob and Ryan jump into Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice," a tale of drugs, sex, drugs, crime, and drugs. Come because we just said there's a ton of drugs, stay because you can't get enough of this podcast.

Duration:01:06:18

Episode 9 - Espedair Street - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

7/23/2018
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Jacob and Ryan read Iain Banks' Espedair Street (not to be confused with his Sci-Fi alter ego, Iain M. Banks). Join them for sex, drugs, and rock and roll... in book form of course.

Duration:01:10:11

Episode 8 - Plot Against America - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

7/16/2018
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Jacob and Ryan finally have a disagreement. Join in for an episode on Phillip Roth's alternate history of the WW2 era in America.

Duration:01:00:55

Episode 7 - 100 Years Of Solitude - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

7/9/2018
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Jacob and Ryan are getting their magic on in this episode. Join them for some deep conversation on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude.

Duration:01:13:42

Episode 6 - Foundation - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

6/25/2018
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Jacob and Ryan make it through Isaac Asimov's "Foundation"

Duration:00:41:14

Episode 5 - So Much Blue - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

6/11/2018
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Jacob and Ryan read one of Ryan's favorite writers, this episode is Percival Everett's "So Much Blue"

Duration:01:05:33

Episode 3 - The Sound And The Fury - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

5/14/2018
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Jacob and Ryan take on Faulkner's critically acclaimed "The Sound and The Fury"

Duration:01:01:06

Episode 2 - All The Light We Cannot See - Better The Bookshelf Podcast

5/14/2018
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Jacob and Ryan delve into Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize winning novel "All the Light We Cannot See"

Duration:01:09:12