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Rough Draught

7
Apr 2021

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Kirsty & Carissa set out to solve the mystery surrounding love, class, science, and murder in this smart period drama.

 

Topic: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

30
Mar 2021

Nothing to Envy

Kirsty & Carissa explore the stories of several defectors from North Korea & discuss bias, responsibility, and the value of personal experience.

 

Topic: Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

16
Mar 2021

The Phantom Tollbooth

Kirsty & Carissa take a road trip to a land of learning, meeting a wide cast of characters and discovering the joys of the world around them along the way.

 

Topic: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

5
Mar 2021

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Kirsty & Carissa go on a modern Southern gothic road trip featuring supernatural entities, bodily fluids, and sweet sweet emotional catharsis.

 

Topic: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

25
Feb 2021

Ninth House

Kirsty & Carissa go to YALE for some dark academia gore: ghosties and rituals and emotional trauma and romance and more.

 

Topic: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

16
Feb 2021

Meet Cute Club

Carissa & Kirsty celebrate Valentine's Day by rediscovering a love of romance thanks to a cast of charming, complex characters and a story that is heartwarming but not saccharine.

 

Topic: Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

11
Feb 2021

Deaf Republic

Kirsty & Carissa consider silence, rebellion, joy, love, and the infinite penis.

 

Topic: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

3
Feb 2021

The Toll

Kirsty & Carissa finish the extremely solid Arc of a Scythe series with religious allegory, space exploration, and another underwhelming storyline for Rowan.

 

Topic: The Toll by Neal Shusterman

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

25
Jan 2021

Cherry

Kirsty & Carissa take a hit of candid, vivid writing on a journey through the mind of an Iraq-vet-slash-heroin-addict-slash-hopeless-romantic-slash-part-time-bank-robber-slash-average-dude.

 

Topic: Cherry by Nico Walker

Theme: "Make It Ours" by Evermore

12
Jan 2021

2021 Draughties

Kirsty & Carissa revisit the books of Rough Draught 2020, and none of the real-life events. Who will win the coveted Best Classic, or some of the more obscure Draughties? Let's find out!

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