The 2020 Close Reads Schedule

Plus Amazon affiliate links (and some other stuff)

Hey everyone,

Happy Friday. As you know if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, yesterday we announced the list of books we will be reading in 2020. Here it is (in order):

We curated this list with your help. In fact, most of these books were chosen because many of you asked for them, or because you expressed an interest in discussing more books by a particular author (see: Greene, Graham). Or, as in the case of The Catcher in the Rye, because you won the auction item that gave you opportunity to choose a book. (Yes, you can blame those auction winners if you hate that book! :) ) We always cover at least one book geared more toward children and families and it seems right to finally turn to Ann with an E. She will be a fascinating counter point to young Holden Caulfield, we figure.

We’re excited about this list. Hopefully you are, too.


Affiliate Links

Many of you already own these books, or at least several of them, but if you’re planning to buy any (or maybe just want to get your hands on a different edition), then we’d sure appreciate it if you purchased using these affiliate links with Amazon:

Please note: Just by following these links you can help us out when you purchase these books in any format. Same goes for Christmas shopping, too, it turns out.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO GIVE AUDIBLE AS A GIFT THIS YEAR? WHAT A GOOD IDEA. CLICK HERE TO DO THAT AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE CLOSE READS CASUSE AT THE SAME TIME. :)


The Schedule

But you want to know the schedule not just the names of the books. So here it is, for your planning pleasure, beginning with the next few weeks when we finish out this year with A River Runs through It and Peace Like a River. Please note: The dates below correspond to the weeks that the episodes will air, not the exact day they will be pushed to your devices.

A River Runs through It — December 2, 9, 16 (Q&A)

Peace Like a River — December 23, 30, January 6, 13, 20, 27 (Q&A)

The Catcher in the Rye — February 3, 10, 17, 24 (Q&A)

Anne of Green Gables — March 2, 9 16, 23, 30, April 6 (Q&A)

The End of the Affair —April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 (Q&A)

Frankenstein — May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6 (Q&A)

The Sun Also Rises — July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 (Q&A)

Home — August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 (Q&A)

The Moviegoer — October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 (Q&A)

Death Comes for the Archbishop — November 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28, January 4 (Q&A)


Well that about covers it. Thanks for reading. We’re excited to read our way through 2020 with you.

Happy reading,

David and the CR crew

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