Spring has arrived in Georgia. Are you ready to relax outside with a good book? We asked Literary Atlanta podcast host Alison Law and Decatur-based author Nicki Salcedo to tell us about the best new books by Southern writers. We also talked with the Breakroom gang about the most discussed news items of the week.

On Second Thought for Friday, April 20, 2018.

Alison and Nicki's picks: 

"The Fighter" by Michael Farris Smith

"As Good As True" by Cheryl Reid

"Whiskey & Ribbons" by Leesa Cross-Smith

"Strong as a Mother" by Kate Rope

As we do every Friday, we sat down with four smart people to break down this week's news. Tomika DePriest, Kalena Boller, Jake Evans and Christian Zsilavetz joined us in the studio to discuss Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize, Fox News host Sean Hannity's ties to President Trump's personal attorney and racial bias training for Starbucks employees after people protested against the arrest of two black men inside one of the coffee company's Philadelphia stores.