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message 1: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 6164 comments Colson Whitehead was one of the presenters at the National Book Festival in 2009. Read one of Whitehead's books or any book linked on the Readers Also Enjoyed/See Similar Books section of any of his fiction or nonfiction. These are:

Fiction
John Henry Days
The Intuitionist
Apex Hides the Hurt
Sag Harbor
Zone One
The Underground Railroad
The Nickel Boys

Non-Fiction
The Colossus of New York
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

Please post suggestions or comments about task 20.4 in this thread.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12405 comments From prior experience, we've learned the Readers Also Enjoyed/See Similar Books can be fluid. You would be well-advised to lock in any books you even remotely think you might want to read. All will be noted, though I probably won't acknowledge your posts.


message 3: by Bea (new)

Bea | 1619 comments I plan to read The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which is similar to Sag Harbor.


message 4: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 2494 comments I would like to lock in On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, which is 'also enjoyed' by readers of The Nickel Boys


message 6: by Connie (last edited Aug 22, 2020 06:22AM) (new)

Connie G (connie_g) | 1410 comments I would like to lock in Dear Edward which is also enjoyed by readers of "The Nickel Boys"


message 7: by Denise (new)

Denise | 1554 comments I'd like to note three titles: Microserfs by Douglas Coupland and The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington from John Henry Days.

Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell from The Colossus of New York

(I bought a copy of this years ago and really want to get to it. This looks like the right season-journalist author, not-a-novel, oldies, and jumbo, thus far. Not to mention that it just sounds so interesting.)


message 8: by Norma (new)

Norma | 1384 comments I would like to lock in Echo by Seven Rue similar to John Henry Days and Apex Hides the Hurt


message 9: by Rosemary (last edited Aug 22, 2020 03:16PM) (new)

Rosemary | 2981 comments I would like to lock in Great Apes by Will Self, similar to Apex Hides the Hurt

and Educated by Tara Westover, similar to The Underground Railroad


message 11: by Tien (last edited Aug 23, 2020 01:15AM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 2550 comments From Zone One, Severance by Ling Ma

or maybe Homegoing from The Underground Railroad


message 12: by Shannon (new)

Shannon | 2 comments May I please lock in Pachinko similar to The Underground Railroad?


message 13: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4595 comments I have one to lock in for now ---

Ducks, Newburyport similar to The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

Thanks


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth Robinson (bethrobinson) | 1109 comments Please lock in The City We Became similar to Zone One


message 15: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1454 comments Books I'm remotely interested in for lock in:

Similar to Zone One:
The Glass Hotel
Severance

Similar to The Underground Railroad
The Dutch House
Between the World and Me
Girl, Woman, Other
How to Be an Antiracist
Such a Fun Age
An American Marriage

Similar to Nickel Boys:
Red at the Bone
Ask Again, Yes


message 16: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1925 comments Like Joanna above ....
Books I'm remotely interested in for lock-in that haven't been mentioned yet:

Zone One
Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

The Underground Railroad
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Nickel Boys
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

The Colossus of New York
Other People's Love Affairs by D. Wystan Owen

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser


message 17: by Anika (last edited Aug 27, 2020 02:39PM) (new)

Anika | 1952 comments Books I'd like to lock in, just in case...

related to John Henry Days
The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

related to The Intuitionist
The City We Became

related to Apex Hides the Hurt
The Book of V.

related to Sag Harbor
Weather

related to Zone One
Catherine House
The Companions

related to The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Relivings
American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI
Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

related to The Nickel Boys
American Dirt
Olive, Again
Disappearing Earth


message 18: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4595 comments Most of mine are already requested but I would like to lock in White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism listed on The Underground Railroad.


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message 23: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Well I know Washington Black had been a similar for The Underground Railroad. Now I can’t find it as similar 5o @ny of his books. So I came here and now I read it’s a fluid list!
It wouldn’t have been listed or locked in with RwS databases by any chance would it?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12405 comments Rebekah wrote: "Well I know Washington Black had been a similar for The Underground Railroad. Now I can’t find it as similar 5o @ny of his books. So I came here and now I read it’s ..."

Not at this time, Rebekah. But that section *is* very fluid. Keep checking - and I'll try to remember to watch for it too.


message 25: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments I’ll use it for scrabble and then if it does come back, I’ll just claim combo points.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12405 comments Rebekah wrote: "Books I’d like to lock in please
Similar to The Nickel Boys

The Water Dancer
Red at the Bone
Such a Fun Age
[book:The Glass Hotel|45..."



Added all of the titles not already pre-approved.


message 28: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4355 comments Thanx


message 29: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4595 comments Sometimes the list changing comes in handy --- could I get Transcendent Kingdom approved for The Underground Railroad?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 12405 comments Karen Michele wrote: "Sometimes the list changing comes in handy --- could I get Transcendent Kingdom approved for The Underground Railroad?"

Got it! :-)))


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