The Audio Book Club Asks, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Slate critics take on Roz Chast’s cartoon memoir about her parents’ decline.
The Audio Book Club Visits the Dept. of SpeculationSlate’s critics debate Jenny Offill’s novel of art’s struggle with domesticity.
The Audio Book Club Plucks The Good Lord BirdDan, David, and Emily on the National Book Award–winning novel about John Brown.
The Audio Book Club on The FlamethrowersOur critics debate Rachel Kushner’s novel of art, revolution, and motorcycle racing.
The Audio Book Club on The InterestingsOur critics discuss Meg Wolitzer’s novel about six childhood friends whose lives intersect over the years.
The Audio Book Club on Swann’s WayOur critics celebrate the 100th anniversary of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.
The Audio Book Club on ArcadiaOur critics take on Lauren Groff’s novel about a 1970s commune and its aftermath.
The Audio Book Club on Behind the Beautiful ForeversOur critics visit Mumbai in Katherine Boo’s award-winning book.
The Audio Book Club on Gone GirlOur critics take on Gillian Flynn’s thriller about a marriage gone bad.
The Audio Book Club on Fifty Shades of GreyOur critics can hardly restrain themselves discussing E.L. James’ book-club bondage porn.
The Good MotherNovelist Amy Bloom is our special guest for a discussion of Sue Miller’s 25-year-old novel about a devastating custody battle.
The Audio Book Club Reads AmericanahOur critics discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel about Nigerians emigrating west.
The Audio Book Club Wonders Where’d You Go, BernadetteSlate’s critics debate Maria Semple’s comic best-seller.
The Audio Book Club on The GroupOur critics discuss Mary McCarthy’s influential 1963 novel about female friends in New York City.
The Audio Book Club on Ender’s GameOur critics discuss the sci-fi classic that will soon be a Hollywood movie.
The Audio Book Club on Life After LifeOur critics love Kate Atkinson’s ingenious historical (and counter-historical) novel of World War II.
The Audio Book Club on Tenth of December Our critics discuss George Saunders’ book of short stories.
The Audio Book Club on Going ClearOur critics take on Lawrence Wright’s epic investigation into Scientology and Hollywood.
The Audio Book Club on Pride and PrejudiceA special edition of our books discussion for the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic.
The Audio Book Club on NWOur critics take on Zadie Smith’s novel about four residents of northwest London.
The Audio Book Club on How Should a Person Be?Our critics debate Sheila Heti’s messy novel about female friendship and a life in art.
The Audio Book Club on Are You My Mother?Our critics on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s follow-up to Fun Home.