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Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.

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Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.

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81 Ratings
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Love the recommendations

By incognito82 - Jul 06 2018
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I love the format. Not the endless blabbing but honest talks about books.

Awesome bookish podcasts

By Abctjb - Sep 26 2017
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I like hearing book recommendations from authors. This short and sweet podcast is really great!!

iTunes Ratings

81 Ratings
Average Ratings
59
12
4
3
3

Love the recommendations

By incognito82 - Jul 06 2018
Read more
I love the format. Not the endless blabbing but honest talks about books.

Awesome bookish podcasts

By Abctjb - Sep 26 2017
Read more
I like hearing book recommendations from authors. This short and sweet podcast is really great!!
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Recommended

Latest release on Nov 14, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Recommended Ep. #2: Celeste Ng and Tara Clancy

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In this episode, Celeste Ng recommends The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and Tara Clancy recommends The Wanderers by Richard Price. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by: You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

Sep 13 2017

18mins

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Rank #2: #12: Nicky Drayden and Helen Ellis

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In this episode, Nicky Drayden and Helen Ellis talk about books that captured their attention in big ways.

This episode is sponsored by William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

Temper by Nicky Drayden

Nigerians in Space by Deji Bryce Olukotun

After the Flare by Deji Bryce Olukotun

Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Wifey by Judy Blume

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Forever by Judy Blume

Lace by Shirley Conran

The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

The Lord Won’t Mind by Gordon Merrick

Apr 24 2019

22mins

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Rank #3: Recommended Ep. #3: Annalee Newitz and Jesmyn Ward

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In this episode, Annalee Newitz recommends The Mount by Carol Emshwiller and Jesmyn Ward recommends The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Spinning by Tillie Walden. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com. You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

Sep 20 2017

17mins

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Rank #4: Recommended Ep. #12: John Scalzi and Alisha Rai

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In this episode, John Scalzi recommends The People’s Almanac by David Wallechinsky, Amy Wallace, and Irving Wallace and Alisha Rai recommends A Distant Heart by Sonali Dev. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Renegades by Marissa Meyer. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Nov 22 2017

20mins

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Rank #5: Alexis Hall and Maika and Maritza Moulite

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Alexis Hall recommends Terry Pratchett, Maika Moulite recommends Elizabeth Acevedo, and Maritza Moulite recommends Maria Semple.

This episode is sponsored by The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger and Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple PodcastsSpotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

BOOKS DISCUSSED

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Ola Shakes It Up by Joanne Hyppolite

Oct 02 2019

24mins

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Rank #6: Recommended Ep. #11: Andy Weir and Louise Erdrich

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In this episode, Andy Weir recommends Small Gods by Terry Pratchett and Louise Erdrich recommends The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

Nov 15 2017

18mins

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Rank #7: Take Our Listener Survey and Maybe Win A Gift Card!

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We want to hear from you! Take our (very short) survey about Recommended and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card from Amazon. Visit bookriot.com/recommended50 by Wednesday, December 26, to fill it out!

Dec 12 2018

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Rank #8: #6: G. Willow Wilson and Zen Cho

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In this episode, G. Willow Wilson and Zen Cho talk about two of their favorite unreliable narrators.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and CHENDELL: A Natural Warrior by Leslie Landis.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

The Hunters by Claire Messud

The True Queen by Zen Cho

Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Mar 13 2019

22mins

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Rank #9: Recommended Ep. #4: Tessa Dare and Malka Older

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In this episode, Tessa Dare recommends Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase and Malka Older recommends An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

Sep 27 2017

20mins

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Rank #10: #1: Seanan McGuire and Rumaan Alam

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In this episode, Seanan McGuire recommends Sarah Rees Brennan's In Other Lands and Rumaan Alam recommends Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Oothar the Blue by Brandon Reese and To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. 

May 16 2018

22mins

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Rank #11: Recommended Ep. #9: Lisa Lucas and Leigh Bardugo

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In this episode, Lisa Lucas recommends The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton and Leigh Bardugo recommends Catwitch by Una Woodruff and Lisa Tuttle. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Berserker by Emmy Laybourne. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

Nov 02 2017

17mins

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Rank #12: #4: Dhonielle Clayton and Roxanne Coady

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In this episode, author Dhonielle Clayton and bookstore owner Roxanne Coady talk about the books that have stuck with them.

This episode is sponsored by Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward and The Huntress by Kate Quinn.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Passing by Nella Larsen

Don’t Let Me Down by Erin Hosier

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Feb 27 2019

23mins

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Rank #13: #11: Lori Gottlieb and Nikesh Shukla

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In this episode, Lori Gottlieb and Nikesh Shukla join us to talk about books that have shaped their own craft.

This episode is sponsored by The Five by Hallie Rubenhold and The Fall of Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Love’s Executioner by Irvin Yalom

The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese

The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Us by Zaffar Kunial

Ocean Vuong

Terrance Hayes

Kaveh Akbar

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Apr 17 2019

20mins

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Rank #14: #10: Elizabeth McCracken and Rincey Abraham

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In this episode, Elizabeth McCracken and Rincey Abraham talk about favorites that are hard to categorize.

This episode is sponsored by In the Key of Nira Ghani by Natasha Deen and Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Apr 10 2019

19mins

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Rank #15: Recommended Ep. #5: Zareen Jaffery and James McBride

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In this episode, Zareen Jaffery recommends Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri and James McBride recommends To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

Oct 04 2017

19mins

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Rank #16: #8: Kim Stanley Robinson and Sonia Faruqi

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In this episode, Kim Stanley Robinson discusses Solar Bones by Mike McCormack and Sonia Faruqi picks Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Duchess by Design by Maya Rodale and Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jane Sherron De Hart.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

Oct 24 2018

23mins

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Rank #17: Recommended Ep. #6: Tom Perrotta and Nnedi Okorafor

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In this episode, Tom Perrotta recommends The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Nnedi Okorafor recommends What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com. You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

Oct 11 2017

19mins

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Rank #18: #2: Sandhya Menon and Alexander Chee

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In this episode, Sandhya Menon recommends Sophie Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess and Alexander Chee recommends Anne Carson's Plainwater.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Furyborn by Claire Legrand and Penguin Random House Audio.

May 23 2018

20mins

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Rank #19: Recommended Ep. #10: Valentine De Landro and Sarah Wendell

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In this episode, Valentine De Landro recommends Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick and Sarah Wendell recommends The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston. This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. To enter the giveaway of all twelve of the books sponsoring this season of Recommended, go to FierceReadsRecommended.com.

Nov 08 2017

17mins

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Rank #20: #2: Waubgeshig Rice and Janssen Bradshaw

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Today on Recommended, author Waubgeshig Rice and blogger Janssen Bradshaw each talk about a favorite teen novel.

This episode is sponsored by our $100 gift card giveaway for Swords and Spaceships.

You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Feb 13 2019

21mins

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