Novel Pairings

55. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin and modern pairings with evocative writing

55. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin and modern pairings with evocative writing

Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. We both loved this evocative, ground-breaking classic and couldn’t wait to dig into its setting, themes, and stunning writing. As usual, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with Baldwin’s classic, including poignant YA novels, memoir, and essays. For access to our upcoming  class on literary theory and a book club style discussion of Baldwin’s novel later this month,  join our Classics Club: patreon.com/novelpairings.com. Use our Libro.fm affiliate code NOVELPAIRINGS to get an audiobook subscription and support independent bookstores. Connect with us  on Instagram or Twitter. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates and behind-the-scenes info. Find trigger warnings for each book mentioned today on our blog: novelpairings.com Skip to the pairings with this timestamp: [31:00] . . . . . . Chelsey Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian (Amazon) How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones (Amazon) James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (Amazon) Sara Real Life by Brandon Taylor (Amazon) Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski (Amazon) Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas (Amazon)   Also mentioned: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (Amazon) If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (Amazon) Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin (Amazon)   Picks of the week: Chelsey: Paris Blues (1961) Sara: I Am Not Your Negro

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