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Books About The Dark Side of Suburbia The Readerly Report

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Gayle and Nicole discuss books about the dark side of suburbia: how people who are different are often mistreated or excluded, how darkness and evil can live under the surface and how society's ills - racism, environmental issues, abuse - often play out amid idyllic surroundings. They also discuss this month's book club pick: Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan.
Books discussed:
Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan | https://amzn.to/2VWS0qD (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781982144364 (Bookshop)
What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins | https://amzn.to/3skyeB1 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780593085998 (Bookshop)
Brat: An 80s Story by Andrew McCarthy | https://www.amazon.com/Brat-80s-Story-Andrew-McCarthy/dp/1538754274/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=Brat%3A-An-80s-Storyandqid=1628927694andsr=8-1 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/books/brat-an-80s-story-9781549135361/9781538754276 (Bookshop)
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave | https://amzn.to/3CWIZi7 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781501171345 (Bookshop)
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson | https://amzn.to/3iMkonU (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062855329 (Bookshop)
Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson | https://amzn.to/3g4GHUd (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062855343 (Bookshop)
When Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams | https://amzn.to/3iKKDLF (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780385546577 (Bookshop)
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3xLhN1R (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781524798659 (Bookshop)
Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3CNTh3F (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781524798642 (Bookshop)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3iIkiOc (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781501161933 (Bookshop)
Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3jVKbcM (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476776880 (Bookshop)
After I Do and by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3AHVXy5 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476712840 (Bookshop)
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3xLIrHK (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476776903 (Bookshop)
Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore | https://amzn.to/3AKftd8 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781492650959 (Bookshop)
The Last Letter From Her Lover by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/3iGFyUp (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780143121107 (Bookshop)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/3g4GHUd (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/0883929490325 (Bookshop)
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/37JuoI8 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780143127505 (Bookshop)
The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/2VYshhn (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780399562488 (Bookshop)
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore | https://amzn.to/3iHUDFc (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062913272 (Bookshop)
Carousel Court by Joe McGinniss Jr. | https://amzn.to/3CGUIkF (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476791296 (Bookshop)
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond | https://amzn.to/37JIzx8 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780553386363 (Bookshop)
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta | https://amzn.to/37E8NRD (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780312363550 (Bookshop)
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel | https://amzn.to/3iKLCeP (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781250088567 (Bookshop)
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris | https://amzn.to/3sijjXW (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781250132369 (Bookshop)
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole | https://amzn.to/3iJ9v69 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062982650 (Bookshop)
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper | https://amzn.to/2VNKePo (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780452296367 (Bookshop)
The Year Of The Witching by Alexis Henderson | https://amzn.to/3jSSOVs (Amazon)...

Gayle and Nicole discuss books about the dark side of suburbia: how people who are different are often mistreated or excluded, how darkness and evil can live under the surface and how society's ills - racism, environmental issues, abuse - often play out amid idyllic surroundings. They also discuss this month's book club pick: Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan.
Books discussed:
Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan | https://amzn.to/2VWS0qD (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781982144364 (Bookshop)
What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins | https://amzn.to/3skyeB1 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780593085998 (Bookshop)
Brat: An 80s Story by Andrew McCarthy | https://www.amazon.com/Brat-80s-Story-Andrew-McCarthy/dp/1538754274/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=Brat%3A-An-80s-Storyandqid=1628927694andsr=8-1 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/books/brat-an-80s-story-9781549135361/9781538754276 (Bookshop)
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave | https://amzn.to/3CWIZi7 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781501171345 (Bookshop)
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson | https://amzn.to/3iMkonU (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062855329 (Bookshop)
Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson | https://amzn.to/3g4GHUd (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062855343 (Bookshop)
When Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams | https://amzn.to/3iKKDLF (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780385546577 (Bookshop)
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3xLhN1R (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781524798659 (Bookshop)
Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3CNTh3F (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781524798642 (Bookshop)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3iIkiOc (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781501161933 (Bookshop)
Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3jVKbcM (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476776880 (Bookshop)
After I Do and by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3AHVXy5 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476712840 (Bookshop)
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | https://amzn.to/3xLIrHK (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476776903 (Bookshop)
Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore | https://amzn.to/3AKftd8 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781492650959 (Bookshop)
The Last Letter From Her Lover by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/3iGFyUp (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780143121107 (Bookshop)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/3g4GHUd (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/0883929490325 (Bookshop)
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/37JuoI8 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780143127505 (Bookshop)
The Giver Of Stars by Jojo Moyes | https://amzn.to/2VYshhn (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780399562488 (Bookshop)
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore | https://amzn.to/3iHUDFc (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062913272 (Bookshop)
Carousel Court by Joe McGinniss Jr. | https://amzn.to/3CGUIkF (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781476791296 (Bookshop)
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond | https://amzn.to/37JIzx8 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780553386363 (Bookshop)
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta | https://amzn.to/37E8NRD (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780312363550 (Bookshop)
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel | https://amzn.to/3iKLCeP (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781250088567 (Bookshop)
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris | https://amzn.to/3sijjXW (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9781250132369 (Bookshop)
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole | https://amzn.to/3iJ9v69 (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780062982650 (Bookshop)
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper | https://amzn.to/2VNKePo (Amazon) | https://bookshop.org/a/2143/9780452296367 (Bookshop)
The Year Of The Witching by Alexis Henderson | https://amzn.to/3jSSOVs (Amazon)...

1 hr 7 min