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WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 4 – SciFi with Annette

Posted on September 23, 2022

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Latest Episode: Episode 4 – SciFi with Annette
Guest Librarian: Annette Diola

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Interview Notes:

Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Annette Diola, her SciFi Book Club’s August pick: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. She has also written a sequel to this book titles Harrow the Ninth, and the third book in the series, Nona the Ninth, comes out this month.

If you like Gideon the Ninth, even though there’s virtually nothing exactly like it, here are some other titles and authors to try:

John Scalzi – Old Man’s War

VE Swabb – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Martha Wells – Network Effect

Reader’s Report


  1. The awakening : a solitary soul by Kate Chopin.
  2. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  3. The silent patient by Alex Michaelides
  4. The Lincoln highway by Amor Towles
  5. Beautiful world, where are you by Sally Rooney


  1. From strength to strength : finding success, happiness, and deep purpose in the second half of life by Arthur Brooks
  2. Atlas of the heart : mapping meaningful connection and the language of human experience by Brené Brown
  3. Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner
  4. The anatomy of anxiety : understanding and overcoming the body’s fear response by Ellen   Vora
  5. The family Roe : an American story by Joshua Prager


  1. All the devils are here by Louise Penny
  2. The American agent : a Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear
  3. A death in the dales by Frances Brody
  4. The forgotten girls by Sara Blædel
  5. Gone for good by Joanna Schaffhausen


  1. Greater good by Timothy Zahn
  2. The invisible life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab
  3. Network effect by Martha Wells
  4. The tower at the edge of the world by Victoria Goddard
  5. The eye of the world by Robert Jordan


  1. House of Gucci
  2. The contractor
  3. The outfit
  4. Spider-man : No way home
  5. Sing 2


  1. Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah
  2. Diamonds and deadlines : a tale of greed, deceit, and a female tycoon in the gilded age by Betsy Prioleau
  3. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  4. Love, activism, and the respectable life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson by Tara T. Green
  5. Madam : the biography of Polly Adler, icon of the Jazz Age by Debby Applegate


  1. Three women by Lisa Taddeo
  2. What happens in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
  3. Less : a novel by Andrew Sean Greer
  4. The one and only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  5. Hell and Other Destinations by Madeline Albright


  1. Food52 big little recipes : good food with minimal ingredients and maximal flavor by Emma Laperruque
  2. Practically vegan : more than 100 easy, delicious vegan dinners on a budget by Nisha Melvani
  3. Vegetables : 250 bold, simple recipes for every season by Christopher Kimball
  4. The lighter step-by-step Instant Pot cookbook by Jeffrey Eisner
  5. Family : new vegetarian comfort food to nourish every day by Hetty McKinnon


  1. Just roll with it by Lee Durfey-Lavoie
  2. The canyon’s edge by Dusti Bowling
  3. My neighbor Seki = Tonari no Seki-kun by Takuma Morishige
  4. Kitchen princess by Natsumi Andō
  5. The promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai


  1. One-Punch Man by Yusuke Murata
  2. Seraph of the end : vampire reign by Takaya Kagami
  3. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy
  4. Activist : a story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting by Lauren Hogg
  5. The Croaking Volume 1 by Megan Grey