3 book picks from our Roundtable guests

Every week, Kerri asks our Roundtable guests what they’re reading. Here’s what our panel mentioned:

Larry Jacobs: Thomas Mallon’s “ Watergate.”

Here’s an excerpt of The Washington Post review of the novel:

While staying close to the chronology of events, Mallon distinguishes his story from the library of books that have come before by shaping “Watergate” in his own inimitable way. Nixon’s the one, of course, and all the spiteful principals are here, too, caught by the author’s delectable humor, from H.R. Haldeman, “the castle’s ogre,” to Chuck Colson, “a kind of mad relative who needed to be kept out of sight.” But Mallon has rotated the cast of characters, pulling some stars out of the limelight and raising others into new prominence.

Kyle Tran Myrhe aka Guante: “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander.

Nekima Levy-Pounds: “A Sense of Urgency” by John Kotter.