Episode 5 - Reading Under Quarantine (part 1) with Ashley Hales & Brandon O'Brien


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In the first of a two-part conversation about reading under the Covid "quarantine," Chris and Jen have a lively discussion with writers Ashley Hales and Brandon O'Brien. They discuss what their reading experience is like right now, what types of books and authors they're gravitating to, and get pretty honest about the challenges of home life during this season.
Books mentioned in this episode:

  • Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home by Jen Pollock Michel
  • Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much by Ashley Hales
  • The Imperfect Pastor: Discovering Joy in Our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus by Zack Eswine
  • Love Big, Be Well: Letters to a Small-Town Church by Winn Collier
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • A Spacious Life by Ashley Hales (forthcoming release, working title)
  • Not From Around Here: What Unites Us, What Divides Us, and How We Can Move Forward by Brandon O'Brien
  • Silence by Shusako Endo
  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  • Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris

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