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Warm weather is approaching, and it is the perfect time to get outside with a good book or listen to a new podcast. From suspenseful, psychological thrillers, to a new twist on how we view therapy– these books will have you hooked. And from a different approach to traditional new outlets to comedy, these podcasts will make you look forward to your daily commutes.
Scroll down to find 5 of Molly’s must-reads, and 4 must listen to podcasts for spring.
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins- Meet Jane. She recently moved to Birmingham, Alabama, and is working as a dog-walker in Thornfield Estates – a gated community filled with McMansions, shiny SUVs and bored housewives. Her luck begins to change when she meets the mysterious widower, Eddie Rochester. As Jane and Eddie fall for each other, get ready for secrets, shocks and surprises: this one is a page turner.
The Last Flight by Julie Clark- Nothing is as perfect as it seems, especially when it comes to the life of Claire Cook. Behind closed doors, her husband has a fierce temper and watches her every move. She plans to escape and vanish completely. With a twist of fate, she conjures up a plan with Eva, a woman in a similar position that she met at a bar, and switch flights and identities. However, Eva has secrets from her life that Claire was not expecting.
You’ll Thank Me For This by Nina Siegal- A psychological thriller based on a chilling Dutch tradition of families dropping their young teens in the middle of the forest where they are forced to fight for survival. The end goal is for them to return to the designated location where their family awaits, but something sinister in the woods awaits.
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers- With a recently completed PhD in Astronomy, 28-year old, Grace Porter heads to Vegas to celebrate. Her usual role as a straight-A student and overachiever gets the back seat when she drunkenly marries a woman whose name she doesn’t know. Struggling under the weight of her ex-military father’s plans for her life, she wonders why she doesn’t feel fulfilled with her new degree. Grace flees her home of Portland and heads for a summer in New York with her new wife. In New York, Grace can forget about her family problems and fall in love with her creative new wife, but Grace must face what she’s been running from – the fears that make us human, family issues, and longing for connection.
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb- A memoir of Lori Gottlieb who is a long-time psychotherapist with troubles of her own. She experiences a difficult time in her life and ironically enough, ends up having to go to a therapist herself. As each session progresses, Lori recalls her past life experiences and patients which leads to an intriguing dual point of view from her being a therapist and being someone in therapy.
Late night is saved! Michelle Collins has returned to Forever Dog with a brand new “late nigh podcast”. Every Tuesday night, Michelle dives into the latest and greatest stories with stars from the world of comedy, television, and podcasting. Every Thursday night, she sits down with your favorite celebrity for deep one-on-one interviews.
A podcast about refusing to accept things as they are. Hosted by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr., the podcast interviews various guests who are at the frontlines of the movement for Black Lives. It consists of stories from Black and brown individuals in a generation fighting for change.
A weekly podcast with comedians, Chris Distefano and Sal Vulcano. Be prepared to be cracking up while listening to Chris and Sal share stories about basically anything and everything. Their motto: “Let your hair down & come and hang out with the BABES”.
Twenty-five minutes a day, 5 days a week, and ready by 6am, this is what they new should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists. “You listen to The Daily and you’re better equipped to speak at a dinner party,” says jenna Weiss-Berman of the podcast shop Pineapple Street Studios. “And that’s all you really want.”