A conversational podcast about books, from two longtime veterans of the publishing industry. If you love to read, this podcast is for you. Listen in to hear what's new, what's great, and the books we just can't stop talking about.
A conversational podcast about books, from two longtime veterans of the publishing industry. If you love to read, this podcast is for you. Listen in to hear what's new, what's great, and the books we just can't stop talking about.
Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.
Rank #1: Ep 64: Dear Match Book; Min Jin Lee's "Pachinko" Live.
Nicole Lamy is a writer, book critic and literary matchmaker for The New York Times' Match Book column. Nicole joined Just the Right Book to talk book recommendations, the most outrageous letter that she has ever received, and the books that changed her life.And stay tuned after Roxanne’s conversation with Nicole to hear a recent live event with author Min Jin Lee who talks about her book “Pachinko”, her “hysterical shyness”, how she has read The Bible six times, and even the merits of kimchi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Ep 61: 11 Books to Read Now; Linda Fairstein's "Digging for Trouble".
Former Books on The Nightstand host, "rep extraordinaire" and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list!Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein who stopped by Just the Right Book Podcast to chat about her kid's book Digging for Trouble, the second book in her Devlin Quick Mysteries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
Rank #1: E129: #129: Somebody's Dead So That's Awkward.
Rank #2: E128: #128: Nonfiction Galore.
Jenn is joined by Kim Ukura and Alice Burton, hosts of the For Real podcast, for a special nonfiction-themed episode!This episode is sponsored by Rebound by Kwame Johnson and the Bruno Johnson Series by David Putnam.Enter our mystery giveaway! Questions1. Hi there, This never-ending winter has me looking forward to the vacation I've planned for this June and I have visions of laying on the beach for days at a time with a good book. I'm not worried about being able to find good vacation reading material for myself, but my wife is a much pickier reader. Can you help me find a book that will keep her entertained so I can relax with my own book? She loves nonfiction and particularly enjoys heavy topics like the holocaust, dictatorships, and cults. Recent reads she has enjoyed include Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler and Without You, There is No Us: Undercover Amongst the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim. I recently put The Road to Jonestown and Lilac Girls in her hands, but neither of those worked for her. Thanks in advance for your help! Best, --Brianna 2. I'm a single woman in my mid-30s and, while I am fine with my single status and enjoying my life as it is, almost all of my friends are partnering off and having children. I was feeling blue about it until I read Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies and Kate Bolick's Spinster, and am now looking for more reads that celebrate single women, especially single women without children. I'm looking specifically for books with female protagonists who get to enjoy a happy ending without being coupled off or having kids, or where the happy ending is not focused on coupledom (though it's fine if there's a relationship in the story). I read all fiction genres except horror and I also enjoy nonfiction, especially memoirs and biographies.Thanks in advance. I love the podcast! --Rebecca 3. Hi Amanda and Jenn!I just have to say y'all are the best, and I love this podcast so much. My to be read list grows every day (mostly because I just discovered this podcast so I am just binging my way through it :))I have a request for a book for my boyfriend. He likes to read, but he's a really slow reader (this was my way of saying, he likes to read but doesn't read a lot, you know?), and we just moved in together and I noticed that almost all of his books are by straight white males. My new years resolution is to get him only books by...not straight white males.So. He likes fantasy and science fiction. (He loved the Name of the Wind, I think he liked Game of Thrones.) But I've already recommended him Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin is on my to-read list.He also LOVES true crime and nonfiction/historical-ish books, like Devil in the White City. (I also already got him Killers of the Flower Moon before I made my resolution. Whoops.)Any recommendations are so welcome, in these genres or feel free to go crazy.Best, --Rachael 4. I've been feeling the inadequacy of my high school level American History education lately, as I've been listening to a lot of podcasts that have happened to bring up Asian American historical events that I realize I know very little about. I would like to brush up on my Asian American history in general but I don't know where to start. Do you have any nonfiction recs in this area, both in the overview theme and more specific and particular events and ethnic groups? Thank you much! --Rayne 5. I am getting very interested in language itself. This began with just loving novels with beautiful and pithy prose (so rec's in that vein are certainly welcome). Now I'm increasingly interested in linguistics and philology. While I'm so far fascinated by Steven Pinker's "The Language Instinct", I am hoping for books (nonfiction, memoirs, essay collections, or even novels) more welcoming to the lay linguist. For instance, Bill Bryson's "The Mother Tongue" is very much the sort of thing I'm hoping for more of, and I am currently working through and enamored by Jhumpa Lahiri's beautiful "In Other Words". So, where do I go when I finish that one? Thanks y'all! --Noah 6. Hi-ya!I am trying to be a less stupid white person. Recently I have read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates, the March series by Congressman John Lewis, and the quite excellent satire, I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett. I loved them all, and would like to read more like them. I am planning to read more satires like Welcome to Braggsville, The Sellout, and Blackass, but are there other books on race that you can recommend, fiction or nonfiction? I would especially love some gems from the past that I may have missed, or something written by a woman!Many thanks!! --K Books DiscussedNot So Stories edited by David Thomas MooreBastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy AllisonBachelor Nation by Amy KaufmanMy Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer TeegeFive Days at Memorial by Sheri FinkDeath in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City by Kate Winkler DawsonBachelor Girl by Betsy Israel (trigger warning: discussion of rape)The Extra Woman by Joanna ScuttsI Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen KirkmanThe Grace of Kings by Ken LiuThe Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah BlumBlack Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu EatwellThe Making of Asian America by Erika LeeThe Song Poet by Kao Kalia YangAsian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People by Helen Zia“Stories of Your Life” from Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted ChiangProust and the Squid by Maryanne WolfThe Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn BraggEloquent Rage by Brittney CooperThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel WilkersonFrom #blacklivesmatter To Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com
Rank #1: E340: Clutching Intensifies.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, more about the terrible Nobel year, some adaptation news, and more. This episode is sponsored by:The Read Harder JournalAmerican Dirt by Jeanine CumminsSips ByLinks discussed in this episode:Holy bad looks, Batman: Nobel jurors gave prize to Handke after falling for a conspiracy theory 2019 National Book Awards AnnouncedAuthor responds after West Virginia library removes LGBT book from shelvesAnd locals are upset b/c the decision has been delayed Memphis Public Libraries joins the overdue fines cancellation trendWe have a Daisy Jones!Lord of the Rings series at Amazon already greenlit for Season 2David! Chang! Memoir! 2019 Publishing Salary Survey
Rank #2: 2019 Fall Book Preview.
Jeff and Rebecca go through 14 of the fall's buzziest books and declare whether or not they would buy, hold, or sell them.This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerMrs. Everything by Jennifer WeinerTidelands by Philippa Gregory
Book Based Banter
Rank #1: Ep 169; BookTube & Daphne Du Maurier (With Two Special Guests).
After Thomas forgets that he and Simon were recording, Simon managed to find two fabulous guests to discuss BookTube and Daphne Du Maurier with. Who on earth could they be?Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. You can also support The Readers if you feel like it via www.patreon.com/thereadersBookTube () Simon is joined by two of his lovely friends and fellow booktubers Mercedes, from MercysBookishMusings and Lauren from Lauren and the Books, who also spookily have their own book podcast too, Books and Blankets. In the first part of the show they talk about the world of booktube, how they got involved with it and how it has changed their lives.Daphne Du Maurier () In the second part of the show Simon, Mercedes and Lauren talk about one of their other mutual loves, the wonderful Daphne Du Maurier. They discuss how they came to read her, why they love her and have a natter about some of her books including Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, The Birds and Other Stories and Jamaica Inn.Next time on the Readers () Simon and Thomas will be reunited in two weeks when they will be back with more book based banter.Get the RSS link for the podcast by clicking here.You can subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes here.You can also support The Readers if you feel like it viawww.patreon.com/thereaders
Rank #2: Ep 171; Summer Plans, Summer Reads….
In the latest episode of The Readers Simon and Thomas discuss their summer plans and the summer reads in their second Summer SpectacularDon’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. Summer Plans () Thomas and Simon discuss what they have lined up over the summer months outside of reading, where are they going on holiday, or what are they doing if they don’t go on holiday this summer. They also discuss how they read in the summer.Summer Recommendations () Thomas and Simon share five books each that they would recommend you lovely listeners check out over the forthcoming months…Thomas’ five:1. The Good House by Ann Leary2. Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster3. Six Days of the Condor by Paul Grady/A Kind of Anger by Eric Ambler4. The Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather5. The Three Musketeers by Alexander DumasSimon’s five:1. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry2. The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan3. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry4. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid5. See What I Have Done by Sarah SchmidtBooks Mentioned On The Readers () Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, The Magician’s Assistant by Anne Patchett, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, Rebecca by Daphne Du MaurierNext time on the Readers () The Readers will be back in two weeks when they will be back with more book based banter. Simon has sadly ended You Wrote The Book however you can go back and listen to all the episodes with some wonderful authors.
Writers talk about reading. Hosted by Tod Goldberg, Julia Pistell, and Rider Strong. https://www.literarydisco.com
Rank #1: Episode 96: Why We Write About Ourselves.
For the first time on the Disco, we discuss a book on the craft of writing. We delve into a new collection of essays by some of the world’s great memoirists.Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature is edited by Meredith Maran and includes pieces by Darin Strauss, Cheryl Strayed, Anne Lamott and more. These essays are brief, interesting glimpses behind the curtain; a chance to see how some writers approach their material. And, perhaps not surprisingly, the process and philosophy varies greatly from writer to writer.[No, it’s not your speakers, please excuse the horrible sound quality from Rider’s microphone] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 78: Nancy Drew.
We finally take on the young detective Nancy Drew with her first adventure, The Secret of the Old ClockMuch like our Hardy Boys episode, there is some confusion about the setting (less wig shops this time), the criminals, and the overall feeling that the “mystery” ain’t that mysterious. (Hint: there’s a secret in the old clock.)And who knew that this much discussion of probate law would launch one of the most beloved and imitated characters of all time?But up first: should you ever be ashamed of what you read? We read and discuss the side-by-side essays that asked this question in The New York Times Book Review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and enthusiasm regarding the week's new book releases.
Rank #1: E205: 205: New Releases and More for April 23, 2019.
This week, Liberty and Tirzah discuss Storm of Locusts, Ragged Alice, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, and more great books.This episode was sponsored by Amazon Kindle Unlimited, Ritual Vitamins, and FabFitFun.Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here.Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS or iTunes and never miss a beat book.Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news.Books discussed on the show:The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live by Heather B. ArmstrongStorm of Locusts (The Sixth World) by Rebecca RoanhorsePaul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor Ragged Alice by Gareth L. PowellFlowers of Mold & Other Stories by Ha Seong-nan, Janet Hong (translator) The Tiger at Midnight by Swati TeerdhalaThe Last Job: "The Bad Grandpas" and the Hatton Garden Heist by Dan BilefskyThe Missing Years by Lexie ElliottWhat we're reading:If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana KimDeath Prefers Blondes by Caleb RoehrigThe Den by Abi MaxwellMore books out this week:Dawn: Stories by Selahattin DemirtasCamp by Kayla MillerCarmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, edited by Carmen Maria MachadoHow Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S. J. GosleeThe Summer Retreat (A Moonlight Harbor Novel) by Sheila RobertsStone Mothers: A Novel by Erin KellyThrow Me to the Wolves by Patrick McGuinnessThis searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History by Jon SavageLotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country by Simon WinderA Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. FletcherThe Pandora Room: A Novel by Christopher GoldenEverything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales by Oliver SacksDante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens by Tracy DaughertyA Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities by Mady G and J.R. ZuckerbergAny Other Place: Stories by Michael CroleyEverything About You by Heather ChildThe Mother-in-Law by Sally HepworthThe First True Thing by Claire NeedellD-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah RoseEmily Eternal by M. G. WheatonCourting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel by Louis BayardMachines Like Me by Ian McEwanIf I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaI Know Who You Are by Alice FeeneyThe Heartland: An American History by Kristin L. HogansonHacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity by Jamie MetzlHide and Seek by Mary BurtonThe Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda GatesFumbled (Playbook, The Book 2) by Alexa MartinHope for the Best (Chronicles of St Mary's) by Jodi TaylorA Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution by Marianne WilliamsonWilliam Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls (Pop Shakespeare) by Ian Doescher and Kent Barton
Rank #2: E202: 202: New Releases and More for April 2, 2019.
This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Women Talking, The Affairs of the Falcóns, Finding My Voice, and more great books.This episode was sponsored by I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!; Once and Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta from JIMMY Patterson Books; and The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer from Graydon House Books.Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. And check out our new podcast: KidLit These Days.Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS or iTunes and never miss a beat book.Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news.Books discussed on the show:I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori GottliebThe Affairs of the Falcóns by Melissa Rivero No Happy Endings: A Memoir by Nora McInernyWomen Talking by Miriam Toews Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward by Valerie JarrettThe Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive ThompsonDaisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidThis Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca BarrowWhat we're reading:Calvin: A Novel by Martine Leavitt Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin DreyerAt Briarwood School for Girls by Michael Knight More books out this week:Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative by Jane Alison Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia by Tracey ThornPrince of Monkeys by Nnamdi EhirimAround Harvard Square by C. J. FarleyBaseball Epic: Famous and Forgotten Lives of the Dead Ball Era by Jason NovakAs One Fire Consumes Another by John Sibley WilliamsGatsby's Oxford: Scott, Zelda, and the Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929 by Christopher A. SnyderHold Fast Your Crown: A Novel by Yannick Haenel, Teresa Fagan (translator)Days by Moonlight by André Alexis Oscar Wilde and the Return of Jack the Ripper: An Oscar Wilde Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries) by Gyles BrandrethGhost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense by Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa MortonA Sin by Any Other Name: Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South by Robert W. Lee and Bernice A. KingBeyond the Point: A Novel by Claire GibsonServing the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain by Danny Goldberg Since We Last Spoke by Brenda RufenerTo Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace by Shannon Sedgwick DavisWoman of Color by LaTonya YvetteLights! Camera! Puzzles!: A Puzzle Lady Mystery (Puzzle Lady Mysteries) by Parnell HallThe Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal by Dena MoesLeaving Richard's Valley by Michael DeForge Little Lovely Things: A Novel by Maureen Joyce ConnollyYe by Guilherme PetrecaThe Spectators: A Novel by Jennifer duBoisThe Deadly Kiss-Off by Paul Di FilippoThe Luminous Dead: A Novel by Caitlin Starling The Editor by Steven RowleyThere's a Word for That by Sloane TanenThe Light Years: A Memoir by Chris RushWe Rule the Night by Claire Eliza BartlettGreystone Secrets 1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix and Anne LambeletLost and Wanted: A novel by Nell Freudenberger When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace BurrowesOrange for the Sunsets by Tina AthaideA Wonderful Stroke of Luck: A Novel by Ann BeattieStay Up with Hugo Best: A Novel by Erin Somers The Execution of Justice (Pushkin Vertigo) by Friedrich Duerrematt, John E. Woods (Translator)The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis GravesLights All Night Long: A Novel by Lydia FitzpatrickSoft Science by Franny ChoiThe Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar GilesSabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-AnstineI'm Writing You from Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future by Delphine Minoui, Emma Ramadan (Translator)The Gulf by Belle BoggsLoch of the Dead: A Novel by Oscar de MurielWicked Saints by Emily DuncanThe Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairytale (Once Upon A Con) by Ashley PostonBrute: Poems by Emily Skaja Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer by Elizabeth KleinhenzBluff by Jane Stanton HitchcockThe Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon by Basil HeroBoy Swallows Universe: A Novel by Trent Dalton A Song for the Stars by Ilima ToddMother Is a Verb: An Unconventional History by Sarah KnottAmerican Spirit: Profiles in Resilience, Courage, and Faith by Taya Kyle and Jim DeFeliceGreek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary NorrisCrossing: A Novel by Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston (translator)The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith MayWomen's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home by Megan K. StackThe Body Papers by Grace Talusan The Tradition by Jericho BrownAll Ships Follow Me: A Family Memoir of War Across Three Continents by Mieke EerkensGeek Girls Don't Cry: Real-Life Lessons From Fictional Female Characters by Andrea Towers and Marisha RaySave Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth ReichlThe Killer in Me: A Novel by Olivia KiernanNative Country of the Heart: A Memoir by Cherríe MoragaFifty Things That Aren't My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years by Cathy GuisewiteRadical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City by Amanda Kolson HurleyWhy Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz ChastYou'd Be Mine: A Novel by Erin HahnThe Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story by Adele Griffin and LeUyen PhamUnscripted by Claire HandscombeThe Undefeated by Kwame Alexander and Kadir NelsonThe Poison Bed: A Novel by Elizabeth FremantleThis One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life as a Man by Lorimer ShenherThe October Man by Ben AaronovitchPerfunctory Affection by Kim Harrison
The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.
Rank #1: Bonus Episode - Frankenstein: Our Dark Mirror.
Over 200 years ago, a teenage girl started a literary legacy that continues to haunt us today. Why do we still keep telling this story and how does it reflect our darkest fears? The New York Public Library's curators join monster theory scholars and best-selling authors to trace the history of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley’s classic. This special podcast episode unpacks the genius of Shelley’s novel, its origins and evolution—from the British Romantics to Black Lives Matter—to uncover how it’s helped us better understand ourselves, our humanity, and our future.
Rank #2: New Fiction! New Fiction!.
Gwen gets fired up about reading—you guessed it—new fiction this year, while Frank dips into the backlist of a new favorite author. Plus: New Year's resolutions, The Bachelor, and the best short stories of 2018. Book Recommendations Best American Short Stories 2018, ed. by Roxane Gay The Children's Bach by Helen Garner The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley Encocylopedia Britannica's quick summary of "Beowulf"—or check out lots of versions of the actual poem from the Library Non-Book Recommendations The panel Gwen is speaking on at ALA Midwinter: “So You Want to Podcast." Come say hi! Vice Nina LaCour's podcast, Keeping a Notebook The Bachelor
Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time.
Rank #1: Ep 300 - Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer.
We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our 300th episode than with a *biting* discussion of Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster hit Twilight.Will klutzy cipher Bella Swan and perfect baseballboy Edward Cullen make it? Can you practice abstinence in the world that gave rise to Fifty Shades? And when you become a vampire, does it make you HOT?Find the answers to these questions and more in our tricentennial extravaganza!
Rank #2: Ep 050 - Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James.
Strap yourselves in and pick a good safe word, because Andrew and Craig both read Fifty Shades of Grey for this, our landmark 50th episode! Boy are they sorry!A warning up front in case you're not familiar: this is a book that is mostly about a BDSM relationship. Our show this week has swearing and pretty graphic descriptions of sex, so keep that in mind while listening.
Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.
Rank #1: Ep. 58 | Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Pt. 1.
We're back, bookish friends! With our first regular episode, we chat about some of our most anticipated releases of 2019. Find a full version of our show notes over on our website.Many thanks to our sponsor for this week’s episode, The Great Courses Plus! We’ve arranged a special, limited time offer for our listeners: an entire month of unlimited learning—for FREE! Sign up here for your free trial and get one month of access to The Great Courses Plus.Some links are affiliate links. Find more details here.Books MentionedJan. 8th - Sugar Run by Mesha Maren (Algonquin Books)Jan. 29th - Black Is the Body by Emily Bernard (Knopf)Feb. 5th - The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang (Graywolf Press)Feb. 12th - Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli (Knopf)March 5th - A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum (Harper Books)March 5th - Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden (Bloomsbury)Check out the animated GIF of the cover!Note: Though Kendra says March 19th in the episode, the pub date is now March 5th.March 12th -The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press)April 16th - Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (FSG) Music by Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Interview with Anne Bogel.
When we started podcasting, everyone and her mother's brother asked if we listened to Anne Bogel's podcast What Should I Read Next? And rightly so. She has a great podcast where she talks with guests about some of their favorite books and recommends titles she thinks they'll love. We couldn't be more thrilled to chat with Anne about her blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, her podcast, and her latest book, Reading People. And be sure to be on the look out for our episode on What Should I Read Next?, which will go live on May 1st. Books MentionedReading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everythingby Anne Bogel (Baker Books)The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin(Algonquin)Rules of Civilityby Amor Towles(Viking) OUR SPONSORThis episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders! In honor of Insiders’ first anniversary, Book Riot is running a special promotion from April 15-30. Get a two-week free trial of Insiders Novel Monthly or Annual! There’s no special code required, just sign up for Novel Monthly or Annual to start your trial. Head over to the Insiders' website for more info! About AnneSince founding her blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, six years ago, Anne has emerged as a talented writer, a skilled community builder, and a trusted tastemaker. She has a knack for getting the right books into the hands of the right readers, which makes her opinions sought-after by authors, publishers, and media outlets. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.
Rank #1: #12: Nicky Drayden and Helen Ellis.
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 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:Temper by Nicky DraydenNigerians in Space by Deji Bryce OlukotunAfter the Flare by Deji Bryce OlukotunSouthern Lady Code by Helen EllisWifey by Judy BlumeAre You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy BlumeForever by Judy BlumeLace by Shirley ConranThe Other Side of Midnight by Sidney SheldonHollywood Wives by Jackie CollinsThe Lord Won’t Mind by Gordon Merrick
Rank #2: #12: Karina Yan Glaser and Alyssa Cole.
In this episode, Karina Yan Glaser recommends Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor and Alyssa Cole recommends To Find You by Cerece Rennie Murphy.This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders and Annotated.A transcript of this episode is available here.
Join host Angela Ledgerwood as she discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary with the authors she loves.
Rank #1: Elizabeth Gilbert on exploring our desires and sexual freedoms.
Eat. Pray. Love’s portrayal of the inner-struggles we deal with and the raw emotions that come with these struggles is part of what made her book hugely successful. Elizabeth shares with host Angela Ledgerwood how taking a deep dive into your own emotions and your own character and its’ flaws can help you form these relatable characters in books.
Rank #2: Esther Perel on rethinking infidelity.
Psychotherapist Esther Perel joins Angie to talk about her latest book "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity," the provocative follow up to her New York Timesbest-seller "Mating in Captivity." This conversation, like Esther's book, will no doubt push some buttons and leave you questioning--and perhaps rethinking--the boundaries of your romantic relationships!
Welcome to From the Front Porch, a weekly conversational podcast on books, small business, and life in the South, produced by The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in Thomasville, Georgia.
Rank #1: Episode 168 || Missed Opportunities.
Have you ever finished a book and thought, "...Really?" This week on the show, Chris and Annie talk you through the [mostly good] books they've read with endings or other elements that just should have been a little different. Also, Lordy, I hope there are tapes. Mentioned this week: + Little Women by Louisa May Alcott + The Wanderers by Meg Howrey + The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin + Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn + Divergent by Veronica Roth + The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins + 11/22/63 by Stephen King + The Mothers by Brit Bennett + The Power by Naomi Alderman Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here. Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like What Annie Didn't Finish, consider supporting us on Patreon here.
Rank #2: Episode 167 || Bookshelf Reading Challenge 2018.
It's time to forge ahead into the wild unknown. Are you ready to earn 20% off a Bookshelf purchase? Follow along with Chris and Annie as they explain the terms of this year's Bookshelf Reading Challenge! Also, do we sound different? Mentioned this week: + Heating and Cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly + The End We Start From by Megan Hunter + Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck + Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park + Encyclopedia Brown by Daniel J. Sobol + The All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor + The Familiar Enemy by Ardis Butterfield + Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen + Dead Wake by Erik Larsen + Tale of Two Americas by various + A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes + The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald + Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser + Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly + Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow + The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman + The Oracle Year by Charles Soule + Arrival by Ted Chiang + How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe by Charles Yu + The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber + Dark Matter by Blake Crouch + Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis + The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien + A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle + Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer + Ready Player One by Ernest Cline + Black Panther by various + The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood + Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty + Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng + Far from the Tree by Robin Benway + Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi + The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas + Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell + When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon + Difficult Women by Roxane Gay + Hunger by Roxane Gay + Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche + Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi + The Mothers by Brit Bennett + The Color of Water by James McBride + My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante + Tangerine by Christine Mangan + The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani + You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac + Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery + Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery + The Dry by Jane Harper + Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter + To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay + Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray + Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt + Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson + An American Marriage by + Reunion by Hannah Pittard + Sean of the South by Sean Dietrich + Portrait of the Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar + Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar + French Milk by Lucy Knisley + Displacement by Lucy Knisley + Last Things by Marissa Moss + Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart + Blankets by Craig Thompson + Fun Home by Alison Bechdel + Nimona by Noelle Stevenson + Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson + Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson This episode is sponsored by the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation. Learn more at their website. We talked about poetry with Will Fargason and Ruth Baumann in Episode 114. Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here. Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like What Annie Didn't Finish, consider supporting us on Patreon here.
An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.
Rank #1: E2: #2: How Did Independent Bookstores Avoid Going Extinct?.
In this episode, we look at the remarkable turnaround in independent bookstores in the U.S. After thousands closed from 1995 to 2008, over the last decade more bookstores are setting up shop...and staying open. How did it happen? And will it continue? This episode is sponsored by: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Less by Andrew Sean Greer You can keep up with Annotated between episodes with photos, facts, and trivia on Instagram (@annotatedfm) and Twitter (@annotatedfm). This episode was written and produced by Jeff O’Neal and directed by Jeremy Desmon. Sound editing and design by Kyle O’Neal. Special production assistance from Sharifah Williams, Blair Anderson and Rita Meade. Our thanks to Josh Christie of Print: A Bookstore in Portland, Maine, Oren Teicher of the American Booksellers Association, Prof Ryan Rafaelli of Harvard’s Business School and Noelle Santos of The Lit Bar, coming soon to The Bronx.Follow Annotated on Instagram!
Rank #2: E3: #3: The World's Most Glamorous Librarian.
In this episode: the life of Belle da Costa Greene, the most glamorous and influential librarian in early 20th Century America, who kept a life-long secret that would have ended her career. This episode is sponsored by: Careers for Women by Joanna Scott Blame by Jeff Abbott You can keep up with Annotated between episodes with photos, facts, and trivia on Instagram (@annotatedfm) and Twitter (@annotatedfm). Special thanks to: Andrea Mays, author of The Millonaire & The Bard Heidi Ardizzone, author of An Illuminated Life This episode was written and produced by Jeff O’Neal and directed by Jeremy Desmon. Sound editing and design by Kyle O’Neal. Special production assistance by Rita Meade. ___________________________ You can subscribe to Annotated in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. Follow Annotated on Instagram!
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
Rank #1: Ep 3: Books that "smart" people like, books you truly love, and books that embrace the grey.
Today's guest is Jacey Verdicchio from the Around The Table podcast.Anne and Jacey discuss books that make you feel smart / not-so-smart, and the inner battle between reading what you love vs. reading what you feel like you should love. Anne recommends three bittersweet books that Jacey can enjoy without second-guessing about her taste.Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode, and leave us a comment to let us know what YOU think Jacey should read next!Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram
Rank #2: Ep 91: The books you can't stop recommending.
Today’s guest is Bethany Armstrong, a lifelong reader who describes herself as the kind of kid who always had a book in her hand. After studying literature in college, Bethany suffered through a period of bookish burnout. But a surprising thing re-invigorated Bethany’s reading experience... you'll have to listen to find out what it was. Today Bethany’s reading life is thriving, and in this episode she and Anne dive into the specifics—they talk about how it’s alllllll about the story, and why it’s important to Bethany to keep the balance in her reading life. And when Bethany shares the book she hates … well, she's sure some of you will want to come after her with pitchforks when you find out what it is.Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles and articles discussed in this episode, and leave us a comment to let us know what YOU think Bethany should read next!Connect with Bethany: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookConnect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram
Professional Booksellers. Casual Drinkers.
Rank #1: Ep11: Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman, Books on the Nightstand & Penguin Random House.
Epigraph We are fucking thrilled to have Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman on Episode 11. Michael and Ann are the hosts of the late, great Books on the Nightstand podcast and sales reps for Penguin Random House. This episode is sponsored by Books & Whatnot, the newsletter dedicated to books, bookselling, and bookish folk. We were too excited about hosting Books on the Nightstand to mention Books & Whatnot on air, but you should definitely check out the newsletter archive here. Follow Books & Whatnot on Twitter at @booksandwhatnot. Introduction In Which Ann Doesn’t Let Us Set Anything on Fire, Emma Makes Coworkers Awkward, Michael Activates Host Mode, and Kim Finds a Book Too Relevant We’re drinking Cider House Drools (local hard cider, shot of rum, dash of bitters). The alternate drink is the Out-cider (sub bourbon for rum). Or, if you’re Michael and rockin’ the cold medicine, tea. Ann had originally planned to have us drink Charles Dickens’s punch, which involves a shit ton of alcohol and, uh, fire. If you’re braver than we are, here’s the recipe: https://food52.com/blog/18626-the-punch-you-add-a-spoonful-of-fire-to-literally What We’re Reading: Emma is reading: Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson and Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson (Bonus reading! Check out The New Yorker article about the new Shirley Jackson bio: The Haunted Mind of Shirley Jackson) Michael is reading: Shadow Man by Alan Drew (pubs 23 May 2017... also mentioned: Gardens of Water) Ann is reading: The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve (pubs 2 May 2017) Kim is reading: Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... and Why by Sady Doyle Emma and Kim just read Vicious by V E Schwab (shout out to book club!) Chapter I [11:00] In Which We Discuss the Noble Role of the Bookseller to Booksellers and How To Be an Introvert in a Socially-Focused Industry Ann and Michael work for this little publishing house you’ve probably never heard of named Penguin Random House. Yeah, we think they should have called themselves the Random Penguin House, too. Be among your people at BookRiot Live. They have designated reading rooms, for all y’all introverted book nerds. We see you. Chapter II [19:20] In Which We Unveil the Creation Story of Books on the Nightstand, Michael Issues a Mea Culpa for not Reading Ann’s Recs Sooner, and Kim Wonders About Knitting Podcasts Books on the Nightstand readers voted on what Michael should read over the summer. The results: So, due to popular demand, Michael finally read Ann’s recommendations from yeeeeeeears ago: Stoner by John Williams and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. He also recently discovered how great Stephen King is and treated himself to Salem’s Lot for Halloween. Ann recently reread The Secret History by Donna Tartt. She also loved The Nix by Nathan Hill and Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard Check out the last eight years of Books on the Nightstand episodes at their website: http://booksonthenightstand.com/podcasts. BTW, Booktopia is still alive via Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT. Field trip? Michael’s Recent Favorite Comics/Graphic Novels/Graphica: The Vision by Tom King DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan Emma follows up with a rec for Joyride by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, then we all nerd out about Lumberjanes. (Seriously, y’all. it’s awesome.) Chapter III [35:10] In Which Ann Wants to Read The Road Set at a Boarding School, Kim is Uncomfortable with Magical Realism, and We Crush on Bookstores Ann’s book description guaranteed to get her reading: A dark and disturbing apocalyptic story collection of thrillers set in boarding schools. The Unfinished World: And Other Stories by Amber Sparks The Secret History by Donna Tartt The Secret Place by Tana French Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel The Road by Cormac McCarthy Favorite Short Story Collections Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Emma has to name drop Kelly Link (obvi) and everybody flips out. Ann: Tenth of December by George Saunders. She also loves the individual stories “Anything Helps” by Jess Walter (from We Live in Water) and “Governor’s Ball” by Ron Carlson (expanded upon in Ron Carlson Writes a Story) Desert Island/Station Eleven/Wild Books Michael used to say The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, but he doesn’t actually... like reading Shakespeare, so maybe not. So then he thought he’d pick 100 Skills You'll Need for the End of the World (as We Know It) by Ana Maria Spagna, illustrated by Brian Cronin. But, naw, nevermind. He’d bring DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Ann would take The Complete Essays by Michel De Montaigne, because she got a crush on him due to How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell. Go-To Handsell Michael: Any Human Heart by William Boyd and Stoner by John Williams Ann - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (IT’S ABOUT JESUITS IN SPACE, GUYS) Bookseller Confessions Michael still hasn’t read Great Expectations. But, I mean, he read A Christmas Carol, so he’s read Dicken’s okay? Also, he hasn’t read Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Neither has Emma. Or Kim. But we’ve read Alan Moore’s Watchmen, so that balances out, right? Right?? Ann convinced hundreds of people to read War and Peace with her, but only got to page 75. At least she’s inspiring. Bookstore Crushes Ann: Green Apple in San Francisco, CA (featured in Ep 8 with Pete Mulvihill) Michael: Powell’s Books in Portland, OR (featured in Ep 3 with Kevin Sampsell) Favorite literary podcasts The Readers Literary Disco What Should I Read Next Chapter IV [52:45] In Which Michael and Ann Tell Us About Two Three Books They Can’t Wait for Us to Read Michael: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Gilded Cage by Vic James (pubs 14 Feb 2017) The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (pubs 28 March 2017) Ann: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel (pubs 7 March 2017) American War by Omar El Akkad (pubs 4 April 2017) Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny (pubs 23 May 2017) Epilogue [1:05:50] You can follow Ann and Michael on Twitter at: Ann: @annkingman Michael: @mkindness They’re also on Instagram, Litsy, and Goodreads, so look them up there. You can find us on Twitter at @drunkbookseller and everywhere else as DrunkBooksellers (plural). Aaaaaaand, we’re about to launch an Instagram account, so you should probably start following that @DrunkBooksellers. Our dear friend and fellow bookseller is in charge of it, and it’s gonna be weird and wonderful. Here’s a teaser: Emma tweets @thebibliot and writes bookish things for Book Riot. Kim tweets occasionally from @finaleofseem, but don’t expect too much.
Rank #2: Ep 5: Liberty Hardy, Book Riot.
Epigraph We’re here on episode number 5 with Liberty Hardy, contributing editor at Book Riot and co-host of the All the Books! podcast. In addition to this LibSyn landing page, you can find us on Tumblr or stream the episode on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow us on Twitter at @drunkbookseller for updates, book recs, and general bookish shenanigans. Bitches in Bookshops Our theme music is awesome. Bitches in Bookshops comes to us with permission from Annabelle Quezada. Introduction [0:30] In Which We Drink PBR and Discuss ALL THE BOOKS Coming Out in October In addition to her Book Riot work, Liberty is a roaming bookseller, former bookseller at RiverRun Bookstore in New Hampshire, judge for Bookspan’s Book of the Month Club, volunteer librarian, and self-proclaimed velocireader. Drink of the Day: Pabst Blue Ribbon. Yes, that PBR. Originally posted by uponfurtherreview-mark Emma’s reading Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science by Charles Wheelan, and A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham Kim’s reading Phoebe and her Unicorn by Dana Simpson, My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey, The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray, and Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Liberty’s reading Mrs. Engels by Gavin McCrea, Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen, and Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology by Ed Regis. October is a very exciting month for books, amiright? Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor Slade House by David Mitchell The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff Witches of America by Alex Mar Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers by Matt Kaplan Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew Degraff and Daniel Harmon Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors by Kate Gavino We Five by Mark Dunn The Mare by Mary Gaitskill Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson Numero Zero by Umberto Eco Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente Also mentioned: The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn, various books by Cat Valente (Six-Gun Snow White, Deathless, Speak Easy) Chapter I [16:45] In Which Liberty Doesn’t Have To Wear Pants, Tells Us Her Secret to Reading ALL the Books, and Gives Us a Tour of Her Library and Cat B&B Liberty’s last official brick-and-mortar bookselling gig was at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH. Now she talks about books on the interwebz at Book Riot and doesn’t have to wear pants, which seems like a pretty sweet deal to me. Originally posted by nevadatrek If you’re not listening to Liberty’s podcast every week, you should. Like, stop reading this and go listen to All the Books! instead. We’ll wait. Want to read like a bookseller? You can score advanced digital copies of books from NetGalley and Edelweiss. Learn more about Edelweiss here. Fun Fact: The average person reads 215 words per minute. Liberty reads 536 words a minute. How do you match up? Liberty only sleeps 3 to 4 hours a night. So, that’s a thing. Originally posted by redbullmediahouse Chapter II [31:30] In Which Gary Shteyngart Writes a Successful Blurb, A Giant Crate of Books Washes Up On Liberty’s Desert Island, Liberty’s fav local bookstore haunt is Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH. She also “accidentally” bought a bunch of books from Small Beer Press in the middle of the night (including The Liminial War by Ayize Jama-Everett and Kalpa Imperial by Angélica Gorodischer, translated byUrsula K. Le Guin). And she gives a big shout out to Sherman’s Books in Portland, ME and their store manager Josh Christie who, spoiler alert, is our next guess on Drunk Booksellers! Liberty’s a judge for Bookspan’s Book of the Month Club. Sounds rad. Liberty’s wheelhouse: anything compared to Kurt Vonnegut or The Secret History by Donna Tartt We talk blurbs. Gary Shteyngart blurbs everything, including this gem about Sloane Crosley’s new novel: “The Clasp reads like The Goonieswritten by Lorrie Moore.” It’s kinda brilliant. Liberty’s Desert Island Books: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken, The Known World by Edward P. Jones, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Sorrows of a Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, My Name is Asher Levby Chaim Potok Station Eleven Books: Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy, Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt, a Charles Portis book other than True Grit Wild Book: Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Possibly on an iPad? With an external charger? That’s probably cheating… Originally posted by gifsboom Chapter III [42:45] In Which We Make Authors Awkward with Our Literary Tattoos Go to Handsell: Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Trade Book by Erik Larson Impossible Handsell: The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith,Tampa by Alissa Nutting Liberty’s Literary Tattoos include: “What a punishing business it is simply being alive.” -from The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters “Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart.” -from ”In the Desert” Stephen Crane Goodbye Blue Monday Bomb from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Baba Yaga Chicken Leg House from Hellboy Juice Box w/ Drink Umbrella from The Tick Last Book Gifted: M Train by Patti Smith Liberty has very literary cats. Their names are Steinbeck (instead of Spork from Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway) & Millay Emma’s cat’s name is Link. As in Kelly Link, not this Link: Originally posted by themaverickk Literary media for your immediate consumption: Lit Hub The Scofield Flavorwire Buzzfeed The Millions Electric Literature Publishers Weekly Shelf Awareness Epilogue [56:45] In Which You Can Find Liberty on the Interwebz and She Explains Frampton Comes Alive to Your Hosts Twitter: @MissLiberty Tiny Letter: Franzen Comes Alive Website: FranzenComesAlive.com Tumblr: franzencomesalive.tumblr.com/ posts on Book Riot Originally posted by richardsmanuel Find Emma on Twitter @thebibliot and writing nerdy bookish things for Book Riot. Kim occasionally tweets at @finaleofseem. And you can follow both of us [as a podcast] on Twitter @drunkbookseller! Don’t forget to subscribe to Drunk Booksellers from your podcatcher of choice. Do you love our show? Tell the world! 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