Episode 162 || March Madness 2018

Annie sits down for her husband Jordan for their annual March Madness episode, a long-standing FTFP tradition. This episode is sponsored by the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation; the Foundation's new book, Thomasville in Concert, celebrates the Foundation's 80 years in Thomasville. You can purchase the beautiful new book (written by our friend Nadia Watts) on the TEF website or in-store at The Bookshelf.  

This year's book bracket features The Bookshelf's "sweet sixteen"--the 16 bestselling books of 2018 thus far: 
+ Gracism by David Anderson
+ Beauty by John O'Donohue
+ Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan
+ Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer
+ The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce
+ The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
+ A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
+ Awayland by Ramona Ausubel
+ Sunburn by Laura Lippman
+ Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
+ Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
+ The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny
+ We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
+ The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
+ Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
+ Feel Free by Zadie Smith

Other books mentioned on today's episode include: 
+ Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
+ To Bless the Space Between Us by John O'Donohue
+ Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett
+ Room by Emma Donoghue
+ To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
+ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
+ Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle

You can listen to previous March Madness episodes here

The Out of Print book bracket from 2016 is still online

This episode of On Being with John O'Donohue is so worth your time.

Follow along with Anne Bogel's Book Flight Bonanza here.  

Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here.

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