HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 17 – Books for Guys

The HUSH podcast is Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley hosting a discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Books for Guys!

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Books for Guys!

Our guests this episode are Dave Coleman, Red Carpet Specialist and Nate Hohl, Public Services Specialist. They also host the book review column “Uncommonly Good Books Read by Two Common Guys

Books mentioned

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  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Einstein: his life and his universe by Walter Isaacson
  • The Soul of Baseball by Joe Posnanski
  • Our Boys by Joe Drape
  • Moondust: in search of the men who fell to earth by Andrew Smith
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Robert B. Parker
  • Harlan Coben
  • Joseph Ellis
  • David McCullough
  • Stephen Ambrose
  • John Feinstein
  • Sweetness: the enigmatic life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman
  • Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein
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Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Book for Guys. Why do you like them? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Books for Guys discussion.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.