Launching A Book In A Pandemic, Part II

Karen White, audiobook narrator and author of What I’m Looking For (under the name Karen Grey), returns to The Readerly Report to talk about reading and launching her new book in the middle of coronavirus. We also talk about #BlackLivesMatter and the changes the movement is bringing about in the book industry, particularly in the audiobook and romance writing worlds. Like many others, Gayle is committing to reading more authors of color going forward to broaden her perspective and promote diverse voices.

Links and books mentioned:
The Stacks Pod Instagram
Book Of The Month Club
Witnessing Whiteness by Shelly Tochluk
Wilmington’s Lie by David Zucchino
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (Gayle’s review here)
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Gayle’s review here)
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Gayle’s review here)
All The Light We Cannot
See by Anthony Doerr (Gayle’s review here)
Of Bears And Ballots by Heather Lende
Tunneling To The Center Of The Earth by Kevin Wilson
Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern

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