Media specialist and Alabama Take writer Laura Lott suggests some titles for fiction fans who may be hesitant to dabble in the world of nonfiction. We also talk about her favorite fiction from this year, as well as what we're currently reading and what's next on our TBR list. 

Books we discuss in this episode:

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Savor: A Chef's Hunger for More by Fatima Ali

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family by Rabia Chaudry

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

All That Is Mine I Carry with Me by William Landay

Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall

My Murder by Katie Williams

In the Weeds: Around the World and Behind the Scenes with Anthony Bourdain by Tom Vitale

The Last Word by Taylor Adams

Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby

If We're Being Honest by Cat Shook

Encounterism: The Neglected Joys of Being In Person by Andy Field

You can find Laura's article about nonfiction books that she loves here and her latest article about summer reads here

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