This week, Brea and Mallory defend the much maligned term “beach read”, review some weird reading glasses and debate book sharing. Reading Glasses is sponsoring Tonia Thompson’s drive to get copies of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas into the hands of teens. Link below for details! Use the hashtag #TakeBackBeachRead to participate in online discussion on Twitter and Instagram!


Tonia Thompson


The Hate U Give Donation Link -


Banned Books-


Prism Spectacles-


Books Mentioned-


Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan


Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin


The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin


Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer


The Hike by Drew Magary