Mini Ep. 55: Sarah Saba Cetra (@bookedinadvance) on Middle Eastern Books on her TBR + Reading During Coronavirus
In Mini Episode 55, Sarah Saba Cetra (@bookedinadvance) shares Middle Eastern books on her TBR list, books from a publisher we both love (Riverhead), and we both share how coronavirus is impacting our reading.
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- How coronavirus is impacting both of our reading.
- How Sarah barely read at all during law school and what (specific book and specific person) eventually got her back into reading.
- Sarah’s 2 reading goals for this year (including focusing on reading more Middle Eastern authors).
- The 3 Middle Eastern books on Sarah’s TBR list.
- An ode to Riverhead Books (the publisher).
Sarah’s Book Recommendations
Two OLD Books She Loves
- Beautiful Souls by Eyal Press | Buy from Amazon [10:45]
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds | Buy from Amazon [13:55]
Two NEW Books She Loves
- We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [16:13]
- Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson | Buy from Amazon [19:45]
One Book She DIDN’T Love
One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About
Other Books Mentioned
- It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood | Buy from Amazon [4:24]
- Hour of the Assassin by Matthew Quirk | Buy from Amazon [5:16]
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [6:51]
- Our Women on the Ground by Zahra Hankir | Buy from Amazon [9:24]
- How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi | Buy from Amazon [9:24]
- Apeirogon by Colum McCann | Buy from Amazon [9:24]
- A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler | Buy from Amazon [17:10]
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson | Buy from Amazon [21:17]
Sarah was an avid reader until she hit law school, where she read maybe 2 books per year for the three years she was a student, and the year after she graduated. After following Ashley Spivey for Bachelor-related reasons, and she found Sarah’s Bookshelves Live and got back into the swing of regularly reading. She is currently a legal writer living in Pittsburgh, where she’s just become a regular at her neighborhood indie bookstore. She also likes to embroider while listening to audiobooks. Next Episode
Full length episode featuring Holly Root, Literary Agent and Owner of Root Literary (airing Wednesday, April 29).
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