Today’s guest came to me with a specific request for surprising books with unique story structures, new information, and plot twists that will make her say, “what did I just read?” Shelly Akins is a proud Arizonian who is always reading. And when she isn’t reading, she loves attending the Tuscon Festival of Books, a huge literary festival where both book talk and fangirling are welcomed.
We eagerly await the day we can gather for book festivals again, but in the meantime, Shelly finds community in her Book Challenge Group, which is not a traditional book club. Talking books with fellow readers has helped Shelly hone in on her personal reading taste and decide what she wants more of in her reading life. I can’t wait to share three titles to surprise and delight this avid reader!
Let’s get to it!
You can follow Shelly’s reading life on Instagram.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Also mentioned: • The Tucson Festival of Books
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What do YOU think Shelly should read next? Let us know in the comments!
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