A Product Designer Looking for Her Next “Moby Dick”

Episode 2

Carrie Tian is a product manager at a major tech company. She’s part of a rollicking book club and even read Moby Dick during quarantine. What can we possibly recommend this voracious reader who wants her next book to be small and perfect — or deliciously large and messy? Listen to find out which of our picks piqued Carrie’s interest.

Round 1 Picks

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee

Weird but Normal by Mia Mercado

Round 2 Picks

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

The Heavens by Sandra Newman

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

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Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.