Book Hoarders Anonymous, Episode 40

“Over the Hill and Beyond!”

Twitter: @BookHoarders
Hosts: Erin @ErinEdgar and Shannon @BardSong

In this podcast, the Book Hoarders introduce the Hoarders’ Query. This month, the query is: “What books are you hoarding in the hope that you may read them one day?” Send responses to us by e-mailing or tweeting @BookHoarders.

We encourage all listeners to sign up for and participate in the 24-hour Read-A-Thon which will be held on April 23, 2016, beginning at 8:00 Eastern time. More information and links to sign up can be found at and follow @ReadAThon. If you want to get encouraged and read one reader’s top 10 reasons to sign up, visit @Shainareads on Twitter.

Last month’s homework was American Housewife by Helen Ellis.

Erin’s Reading List
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
The Luck of Huemac by Daniel Peters
Voices in the Evening by Natalia Ginsberg
Alice by Christina Henry

Shannon’s Reading List
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Dead Ringer by Sam Schooler and Heidi Belleau

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Other Items Mentioned
Shannon also mentioned The Overdue podcast, which is all about books you should have read but haven’t.

Mists of Avalon
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly ClearyBlood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, A Mystery, And A Masquerade by Walter Kirn

Next Month’s Homework
Join us next month when we read and review A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara (Amazon), also available on

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