If you’re like us, sometimes you go buy a book you are so excited to read, only to then leave it unread on the shelf for . . . well, years maybe! In this episode Trevor and Paul look at some of their dustiest unread books. Also, listen up for the winner of our short books episode giveaway!

We hope you enjoy this episode!


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All of the books brought up in this episode!

  • The Famous Magician, by César Aira
  • Bullfighting, by Roddy Doyle
  • The Last Days of Roger Federer, by Geoff Dyer
  • And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
  • Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie
  • The Crying Of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
  • Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
  • Against the Day, by Thomas Pynchon
  • Gravity’s Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon
  • Mason & Dixon, by Thomas Pynchon
  • Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope
  • The Warden, by Anthony Trollope
  • Letter From An Unknown Woman, by Stefan Zweig
  • The Books of Jacob, by Olga Tokarczuk
  • The Black Prince, by Iris Murdoch
  • The Green Knight, by Iris Murdoch
  • Labyrinths, by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Pilcrow, by Adam Mars-Jones
  • Cedilla, by Adam Mars-Jones
  • Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol
  • Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
  • Midaq Alley, byNaguib Mahfouz
  • The Cairo Trilogy, by Naguib Mahfouz
  • Voss, by Patrick White
  • The Vivisector, by Patrick White
  • Troubles, by J.G. Farrell
  • Riders in the Chariot, by Patrick White
  • Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
  • The Red and the Black, by Stendhal
  • The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco
  • Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
  • The Island of the Day Before, by Umberto Eco
  • Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce
  • Aphasia, by Mauro Javier Cardenas
  • Ennemonde, by Jean Giono

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