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Real readers and real books.

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Love the variety of books and readers that Jenny showcases. 😀

Terrific Podcast

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Jenny is terrific, and so no surprise that this podcast is terrific.

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37 Ratings
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Real readers and real books.

By fefdshjutd - Oct 04 2019
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Love the variety of books and readers that Jenny showcases. 😀

Terrific Podcast

By Jon Laubs - Dec 01 2017
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Jenny is terrific, and so no surprise that this podcast is terrific.
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Rank #1: Reading Envy 175: Reading on Impulse with Marion Hill

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The last regular episode of the year brings back someone who contributed to the best reads of 2018 - author and reader Marion Hill. We talk about the books that work for us and some great reads we've had recently. Jenny also asks Marion to talk about his recent trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Books discussed:



Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Memory & Dream by Charles de Lint
The Tilting World by Colette Fellous, translated by Sophie Lewis
The Chef's Secret by Crystal King
Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington
Other mentions:

Diondray's Discovery (Kammbia Book 1) by Marion Hill
Marion's 25 by Marion Hill
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Kim Stanley Robinson
Frankfurt Book Fair
Independent Booksellers Consortium
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
Bojack Horseman (tv show)
Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King
Ascending by Meg Pechenick
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Related episodes:
Episode 096 - Not Without Hope with Yanira Ramirez
Episode 139 - Stocking Stuffer (Best Reads of 2018) 
Episode 148 - Multiple Lives with Jeff
Episode 152 - Kill 'em and Leave with Nadine 
Stalk us online:

Marion Hill's website
Marion on Goodreads
Marion on Instagram
Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

Dec 17 2019

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Rank #2: Reading Envy 174: Cozy Holiday and TBR Explode 4

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Jenny decided to do a bonus episode recommending some cozy holiday reading and finishing up the 2019 TBR Explode project. If you listen prior to December 14, you still have time to contribute your best book of 2019 to be included in the last episode of the year. Read more about it!

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Cozy Holidays:

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis
25 Days 'Til Christmas by Poppy Alexander
Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer
The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street by Karen White
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra
Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Louise Miller Instagram
One Day in December by Josie Silver
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Winter by Ali Smith
Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson
Home Made Christmas by Yvette van Boven
Feast by Nigella Lawson
Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson
A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

TBR Explode 4

Removed from TBR:

The Girl in the Italian Bakery by Kenneth Tingle
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner
Sway by Ori Brafman
Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson
The Apocalypse Reader by Justin Taylor
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Lipsky
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat by Chris Stewart
Everything I Want to Do is Illegal by Joel Salatin
All You Can Eat by Joel Berg
Terra Madre by Carlo Petrini
The Taste for Civilization by Janet A. Flammang
The Dying Animal by Philip Roth
The Kitchen and the Cook by Nicolas Freeling

Went ahead and read:

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
First Light by Charles Baxter
Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

Left on TBR:

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
Between Meals by A.J. Liebling
La Bonne Table by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
When Gravity Falls by George Alec Effinger
Related Episodes:

Episode 123 - Godlets and Forests with Lauren Weinhold
Episode 141 - Profound and Tedious Work with Yanira Ramirez 
Episode 149 - TBR Explode!
Episode 158 - TBR Explode 2
Episode 168 - TBR Explode 3  
Episode 172 - The It Book of NYC with Jon Laubinger 
Episode 173 - Expecting a Lot from a Book with Sarah Tittle
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Jenny at Goodreads
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Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #3: Reading Envy 173: Expecting a Lot from a Book

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Jenny was happy to welcome Sarah Tittle in person to chat books we have read and liked recently. Sarah's past in publishing, her own writing, and her book club experiences all come together to form the reader she is today. We found our way to a few unintentional themes of female empowerment and radicalism, with a little reader's memory lane of one Nicholson Baker.

Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 173: Expecting a Lot from a Book with Sarah Tittle

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Books discussed:



The Gloaming by Melanie Finn
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Unfollow by Megan Phelps
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls by Mona Eltahawy
Other mentions:

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker
Vox by Nicholson Baker
The Fermata by Nicholson Baker
Double Fold by Nicholson Baker
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
Away from You by Melanie Finn
Women's Prize for Fiction
Antigone by Sophocles
Circe by Madeleine Miller
Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy
Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
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Sarah is @sarahcrosbytittle on Instagram
Sarah on Facebook
Sarah at Goodreads
Jenny at Goodreads
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Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

Dec 03 2019

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Rank #4: Reading Envy 171: Foodie Recommendations with Jen Nathan Orris

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Jenny reached out to the host of her favorite foodie podcast to see if she would be interested in collaborating on a recommendations episode - just in time for the holidays! We cover a range of types of books - cookbooks, essays, memoir - and have a few titles from the backlist to recommend as well. The second season of the Skillet podcast goes live the same day this episode, so I hope you'll give both a listen!

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver 
The Nordic Baking Book by Magnus Nilsson
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin
Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi 
Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman
Women on Food ed. by Charlotte Druckman
Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen
The Modern Cook's Year by Anna Jones
Mixtape Potluck Cookbook by Questlove
South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations by Sean Brock
The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig
The Best American Food Writing 2019 edited by Samin Nosrat

Other mentions:

ASAP's Farm Tour (Western North Carolina)
Chef's Table - Magnus Nilsson (tv show)
Nilsson - Thick Oven-Baked Pancake with Apple on JennyBakes
The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty
Top Chef Season 13
Kith and Kin
Where I Come From by Aaron Sanchez
Alison Roman on Instagram
Feed the Resistance by Julia Turshen
Dorie Greenspan
Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan and Julia Child
Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
Keep Calm and Cook On podcast
Jones - Whole-wheat spelt, date, and molasses scones on JennyBakes
Jones - Cauliflower rice with fried eggs and green chutney on JennyBakes
Chef's Table episode with Sean Brock
Heritage by Sean Brock
Brock - Peanut Butter Chess Pie on JennyBakes
Best American Food Writing 2018 edited by Ruth Reichl
The Bitter Southerner

Related Episodes (and Posts):

Episode 064 - Reading Down the Rabbit Hole with guest Tracy Landrith
Episode 143 - Reading the Pain with Kala
Recommended Reads in Biography and Memoir: Foodie (July 2017)
Stalk us online:

Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy
Skilletpodcast.com
Jen is @skilletpodcast on Instagram
Jen is @skilletpod on Twitter
Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links, where I do get a minor kickback when people click on them. Since I never beg for donations, I don't feel too bad about it.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #5: Reading Envy 164: Character Driven with Carol Ann

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Carol Ann is back to talk books with more reading in her rearview. We each talk about books we've liked lately but also end up talking about cheese at the end. Jenny did feel she'd spoiled too much for one book so that discussion has been removed!

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Books discussed:



The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Bunny by Mona Awad
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Other mentions:

Plainsong by Kent Haruf
John Irving
Barbara Kingsolver
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
The Captured by Scott Zesch
The Pat Conroy Cookbook by Pat Conroy
Tillamook Cheese Cookbook by Kathy Holstad

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Maresi Red Mantle by Maria Turtschaninoff
Related Episodes:

Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret History
Episode 103 - Duchess Potatoes with Carol Ann Ellison
Episode 116 - Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again with Jeff Koeppen
Episode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World 
Episode 161 - Women in Translation Month Recommendations with Lauren
Stalk us online:

Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy
Carol Ann at NovelGobblers
Carol Ann at Goodreads
Carol Ann is @thebookandbeyond on Instagram

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #6: Reading Envy 157: Joint Readalong - Gone with the Wind with the Book Cougars

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Jenny received Chris Wolak and Emily Fine (known as The Book Cougars) at the Reading Envy Pub for mint juleps and a discussion of Gone with the Wind, a book many of us have been reading along in May and June.

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Book discussed:



Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Other mentions:

Reading Envy Goodreads Group - Gone with the Wind discussion
The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall
Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy
Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel (documentary)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
O Pioneers by Willa Cather
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Carol Burnett Show: "Went with the Wind" 
Sapphira and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather (upcoming readalong over on Book Cougars!)

Book Cougars Goodreads Group - Sapphira and the Slave Girl discussion
Related Episodes:

Episode 085 - An Acquired Taste with Thomas Otto
Episode 090 - Reading Envy Readalong: East of Eden with Ellie and Jeff
Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret History
Episode 118 - Reading Envy Readalong: To the Bright Edge of the World
Episode 137 - Reading Envy Readalong: The Golden Notebook
Stalk us online:

Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy
Book Cougars website/podcast
Book Cougars are @bookcougars in Instagram

Jun 18 2019

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Rank #7: Reading Envy 172: The It Book of NYC

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Jenny welcomes Jon Laubinger of the Film Baby Film Podcast back to the Reading Envy Pub for a chat on books, the multimedia versions they connect to, and more. We spend some time chatting about recent book awards, including more on the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature. If you're not that interested in award chatter, jump ahead to 15:15. And make sure to listen to the end for information on one Reading Envy guest who had a movie made from his work!

Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 172: The It Book of NYC with Jon Laubinger

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Books discussed:



The Need by Helen Phillip
The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes
Satantango by László Krasznahorkai, translated by George Szirtes
First Light by Charles Baxter
The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, read by Frances McDormand
Other mentions:

Booker Prize 2019
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
Nobel Prize for Literature
Flights by Olga Tocarczuk
Wings of Desire (film)
Kindred by Octavia Butler
ZEAL & ARDOR
"We Are in the Future" - This American Life 623
Interview with Rivers Solomon
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Satantango (film)
Werckmeister Harmonies (film)
The Turin Horse (film)
Roadside Picnic by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
The Devils (film)
Black Wave by Michelle Tea
Beanpole (film)
21 Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by P&V
Related Episodes:

Episode 041 - Grotesque Beauty with Nathan Ballingrud 
Episode 080 - The Wild Things Helped with Jason Roland
Episode 102 - The Reading Women Reading Envy Crossover Episode 
Episode 106 - Falling Asleep During Tarkovsky Films with Jon Laubinger
Episode 126 - Bernice Bobs her Hair with Jon Laubinger
Episode 165 - Delightful Reads with Claire
Episode 166 - On Brand with Karen
Episode 167 - Book Pendulum with Reggie
Episode 170 - Permission to Read with Joshua Greer 
Stalk us online:

Jon's podcast website, Film Baby Film
FBF on Instagram
Jon at Goodreads
Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy

Nov 19 2019

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Rank #8: Reading Envy 165: Delightful Reads with Claire Handscombe

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Claire Handscombe joins Jenny to discuss recent reads, bookish podcasts, and Claire talks about what brought her to DC, her writing project, and the bookseller's life. Be sure to check out Claire's podcast, blog, and books, all linked at the end of the shownotes.

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Books discussed:



Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Flights by Olga Takarczuk; Translated by Jennifer Croft
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Summerlings by Lisa Howarth
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
Other mentions:

Reading Glasses podcast
Book Riot "main" podcast
East City Bookshop
Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Homesick by Jennifer Croft
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Takarczuk
Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais
Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Mina by Kim Sagwa, translated by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
Related Episodes:

Episode 155 - Books About Music Recommendations Episode with Thomas
Stalk us online:

Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy
Claire on Twitter
BritLitPodcast on Twitter
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Sep 10 2019

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Rank #9: Reading Envy 170: Permission to Read with Joshua Greer

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Joshua Greer has known Jenny since he worked for her in the music library as a new college student, and since then has gone on to become a librarian. We have been talking about having him on the podcast for a while, so I'm glad it finally worked out!

Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 170: Permission to Read with Joshua Greer

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Books discussed:



I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
Crossing by Pajtim Statovci
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Little Weirds by Jenny Slate
Other mentions:

Beaufort County (SC) Library
Bahni Turpin (narrator)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Frazer Douglas (narrator)
The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller
Tuvan throat singers
Russian Doll (tv show)
Circe by Madeleine Miller
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Jim Dale (narrator)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Guardian Books podcast interview with Lucy Ellmann
Booker Prize Podcast
Related Episodes:

Episode 099 - Readalong: The Secret History
Episode 100 - 100 Reasons Why
Episode 139 - Stocking Stuffer (Best Reads of 2018)
Episode 162 - Heat Rating with Sara DeSantis
Episode 167 - Book Pendulum with Reggie
Stalk us online:

Jenny at Goodreads
Jenny on Twitter
Jenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy
Joshua at Goodreads

Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links, where I do get a minor kickback when people click on them. Since I never beg for donations, I don't feel too bad about it.

Nov 05 2019

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