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All Sides Weekend: Books


Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.


  • Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic
  • Robin Nesbittmanager, Hilliard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • Nick White, Assistant Professor of English at OSU, author of “How to Survive a Summer” and the new story collection “Sweet and Low”

Books mentioned include:

  • The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima
  • Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James
  • The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • Brides in the Sky by Cary Holladay
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
  • The Wedding Guest by Johnathan Kellerman
  • The Chef by James Patterson
  • I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
  • Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes on A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib
  • The Current by Tim Johnson
  • Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
  • Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
  • Severance by Ling Ma