HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 31 – Hunger Games and more

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion (41:44) with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Hunger Games and other books with a competition to the death!

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Hunger Games and more

Our guest this episode is Miranda Ericsson, who shelves books in the Circulation Department. She joins us to share her interet and expertise in the predecessors to The Hunger Games.


Books mentioned

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  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
  • The Long Walk by Stephen King
  • The Running Man by Stephen King
  • Theseus and the Minotaur

Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Hunger Games readalikes. Have you read any of the books Miranda  recommends? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Hunger Games readalikes discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

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.