This episode we're reading Family Sagas! Do they have to be incredibly long? Do they have to be boring? Plus: We talk about diversity, reading books from earlier time periods, and we say farewell (for now) to a host. You can download the podcast directly, find it on Libsyn, or get it through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify (new!) or your favourite podcast delivery system. In this episode Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessi Bernáldez Frostrup Books We Read This Month Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende Moonglow by Michael Chabon Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg Fried Green Tomatoes (movie) The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin Wikipedia article Books and Other Media We Discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder Note: Matthew has never read these and has no idea what he’s talking about. Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Beowulf Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros White Teeth by Zadie Smith Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales edited by Michael Chabon McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories edited by Michael Chabon Dune by Frank Herbert Total Recall Links, Articles, and Things Inside North Korea's bubble in Japan Liberty Osaka (Osaka Human Rights Museum) Michael Chabon Returns With a Searching Family Saga (The New York Times) Fried Green Tomatoes (the food) Magical Negro (Wikipedia) Magical Negro (TV Tropes) Questions Send us questions for our 50th episode! Ask us for reading suggestions! Do you like family sagas? Why? Check out our Pinterest board and Tumblr posts, follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook Group, or send us an email! Join us again on Tuesday, February 6th for our episode on our 2018 Reading Resolutions! Then come back on on Tuesday, February 20th for our episode about Non-fiction Creative Writing Books!