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The Books We Read

Bookworm? Novice reader in need of inspiration? Audiobook fan? LISTEN UP AND LISTEN GOOD because The Books We Read is the podcast for you. Over the course of this initial series, host Tallulah Tacchi is joined by a collection of guests to talk about all things books. Every Friday we'll be hearing about favourite reads, the most significant books in guests' libraries and some bonus weird and wonderful recommendations...

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Episode 4. Em and Immie

Welcome to the first series of The Books We Read; a podcast that looks to inspire both reading fanatics and literary newcomers. In today's episode I am joined by not one, but TWO guests: Em and Immie, both of whom are great friends of mine from University. They have brought some great suggestions for you and explain their reading experiences so eloquently. Em's selections are: Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr, Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez and Educated by Tara Westover. Immie chose: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

26mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 3. Jake

Welcome to the first series of The Books We Read; a podcast that looks to inspire both reading fanatics and literary newcomers. In today's episode, I am joined by none other than my older brother Jake. Alongside being one of the funniest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, let alone being related to, Jake is also incredibly clever and annoyingly well-read. Having completed an MA in conflict resolution at SOAS and living in the South of France for the past few months, Jake has kindly joined me to tell you about his favourite books.  His choices are as follows: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. Enjoy!

29mins

9 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 2. Alice

Welcome to the first series of The Books We Read; a podcast that looks to inspire both reading fanatics and literary newcomers. In today's episode, I am joined by my friend Alice, who I met whilst we were both studying at university. Alice studied Arabic and has gone on to get a really exciting job (I'm still convinced she's a spy...) and she has come to tell us about her favourite books. Her choices are: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given and she also tells us about how she'd love to write a book that centres around the 'everything happens for a reason' mantra. We also talk about It's A Sin, which can be watched on 4od and Alice gives a brief shoutout to Dolly Alderton's fantastic, Everything I Know About Love. Enjoy!

23mins

2 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 1. Charlotte

Welcome to the first series of The Books We Read; a podcast that looks to inspire both reading fanatics and literary newcomers. In today's episode, I am joined by my friend Charlotte who I met over a decade ago when we were at school. Charlotte is currently at university reading Psychology and, in her spare time, has a food-based instagram (@charlotsofflavours) where she posts tasty recipes and aesthetically pleasing foodporn. She's come to share her favourite and most treasured books and talks us through how they have impacted her life.  Charlotte's chosen books are: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, Mad girl by Bryony Gordon and The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Please do also have a look at Still I Rise; a non-profit organisation that helps to provide safety and support for children in refugee camps in Greece.

36mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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An introduction

Welcome to the first series of The Books We Read; a podcast that looks to inspire both reading fanatics and literary newcomers. The idea for this podcast was first conceived back in March 2020, just as the UK went into its first national lockdown. I've always loved books and storytelling and an increase in time to spend reading, combined with listening to more podcasts on my daily walks, inspired me to bring the two together and create The Books We Read. A new episode will be out each Friday and I do hope you're able to find some inspiration from the recommendations of my wonderful guests. 

1min

23 Mar 2021

Rank #5