Andrea & Dan’s Awesome Show: ‘Lady Astronauts’ and Nonfiction Graphic Novels

Cover of The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Andrea & Dan’s Awesome Show is back for Season 2! It’s sort of a game show: The all-powerful Spinny Wheel chooses what genre or category Dan and Andrea will read next.

Last episode, our contestants were challenged to read something from the new books area. Hear about the books they chose, and find out what the next challenge will be. Maybe you’ll want to read along!

Andrea’s Picks for This Episode

New Book Challenge:

The “Lady Astronaut” novels by Mary Robinette Kowal.

Rise of the Rocket Girls, by Nathalia Holt.

Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

WASPs: Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II, by Vera S. Williams.

Fly Girls, by Keith O’Brien.

The Women with Silver Wings, by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

Under 200 Pages Challenge:

Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens.

The Lights go Out in Lychford, by Paul Cornell

Take a Look at the Five and Ten, by Connie Willis.

Divorce Horse, by Craig Johnson.

Dan’s Picks for This Episode

New Book Challenge

Kent State, by Derf Backderf

My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf

Trashed, by Derf Backderf

Under 200 Pages Challenge

Bookshots” by James Patterson. Patterson has published a series of novella-length stories, all under 150 pages.