In the muck and mire of social media, there remains a beacon of hope—a lone site where we’re not going to read about politics or how everyone who disagrees with you is a fascist, misogynist, or a Canadian. That site, of course, is Goodreads, which Dave, Barnabas and I all love for obsessively tracking our reading over the course of each year.
Something they do on their social media accounts is ask reading-related questions. So, being the book connoisseurs that we are, we decided to answer a few of them for you:
- Describe yourself in book characters.
- If you could transport yourself to an era in a book you’re reading what would it be?
- Which book is the best to read by the fire?
- Which books are you embarrassed to have read but you love?
- Transport yourself into a fictional world: what would it be?
And as you can imagine, things get weird pretty quickly. Enjoy!
A selection of the many books mentioned in this episode:
- The Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
- Y The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
- A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Outlaws of Time: The Last of the Lost Boys by N.D. Wilson
- Call of the Wild by Jack London
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Natural by Bernard Malamud
- The Borrowers by Mary Norton
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior
- Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan
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About the hosts
Aaron Armstrong is the author of several books and screenplays, most recently Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer, Brand Manager of The Gospel Project, and co-host of The Hero of the Story, a podcast presented by The Gospel Project.
Dave Schroeder is the VP of Marketing for B&H Publishing Group, contributor to LifeWay Books, and a lover of many books.