SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
SFF Yeah! is a biweekly show dedicated to the latest happenings and our favorite recommendations from the worlds of science fiction and fantasy.
Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature.
Rank #1: Read or Dead Ep #16: Our Most Anticipated Mysteries of 2018.
Katie and Rincey highlight some of their most anticipated new mysteries coming this year! This episode is sponsored by Book Riot's Top 20 Giveaway.
Rank #2: 32: #32 - Tana French Would Not Approve.
Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.
Rank #1: S4E12: #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
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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.
Rank #1: 47: I Cried Waiting For My Pizza Today.
Eric and Kelly talk about trends in YA this year they’ve seen, as well as offer up some cool reading for summer and hot reading for winter.This episode is sponsored by #BookSquadGoals Podcast and The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter! Show NotesSlay by Brittney MorrisThe Shipby Antonia HoneywellMoon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig RiceFamily Secrets by Norma KleinWilder Girls by Rory PowerRed Rising by Pierce BrownAcross The Universe by Beth RevisCinder by Marissa MeyerHeart of Iron by Ashley PostonNyxia by Scott ReitgenA Spark of White Fire by Sangu MandannaThe Gilded Wolves by Roshani ChokshiThe Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina KhanLove From A to Z by SK AliThe Weight of Our Sky by Hanna AlkafBright Burning Stars by AK Small Let’s Go Swimming On Doomsday by Natalie C. AndersnoWhen The Ground is Hard by Malla NunnDear Haiti With Love by Maika and Maritza Moulite in HaitiThe Things She’s Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel KwaymullinaWicked Fox by Kat ChoSomewhere Only We Know by Maurene GooRebel Seoul and Rogue Heart by Axie OhBloody Seoul by Sonia PatelAvatar: The Last Airbender by FC YeeHis Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia AdlerIt’s A Whole Spiel edited by Laura Silverman and Katherine LockeRural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway CarpenterBlack Enough edited by Ibi ZoboiColor Outside The Lines edited by Sangu MandannaBlood and Salt by Kim LiggettTrapped by Michael NorthropThe Well’s End by Seth FishmanNotes From My Captivity by Kathy ParksShiver by Maggie StiefvaterWintersong by S Jae-JonesBlankets by Craig ThompsonEssex County by Jeff Lemire
Rank #2: Ep. #2: Whatever Happened To Tookie De La Creme?.
Eric and Kelly discuss YA authors who’ve successfully jumped genres, celebrity YA books, and dramatically read from Tyra Banks’s unfinished trilogy “Modelland.” Sponsored by Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis from Wednesday Books, A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess from Random House, and Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust from Flatiron Books.
An audio documentary series about books, reading, and language.
Rank #1: 2: #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: 3: #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!
For Real is a biweekly nonfiction podcast that puts the spotlight on new books and old favorites that tell it like it is, or at least try to.
Rank #1: 36: Not Throwing Away Our Moonshot.
This week Alice and Kim talk about the Space Race, recommend books to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and laugh at moon conspiracy theories.This episode is sponsored by Pre Loved Podcast, Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski and Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl.Subscribe to For Real using RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.For more nonfiction recommendations, sign up for our True Story newsletter, edited by Kim Ukura.NEW BOOKSThe Weil Conjectures by Karen OlssonThey Called Us Enemy by George TakeiBeneath the Tamarind Tree by Isha SesayIn the Valleys of the Noble Beyond by John ZadaTHE MOONHidden Figures by Margot Lee ShetterlyMoonbound by Jonathan Fetter-VormAmerican Moonshot by Douglas BrinkleyGalaxy Girls by Libby JacksonApollo’s Legacy by Roger D. LauniusDestination Moon by Richard MaurerREADING NOWFor the Love of Books by Graham TarrantIf All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana KurshanThe Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Rank #2: 8: #8 The Nonfiction of Book Expo.
This week, Kim and Alice do a recap of some of the best nonfiction of Book Expo America, the publishing industry's big trade show each spring.This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Annotated and Recommended podcasts. Give them a listen! And don’t forget that Book Riot is giving away a $500 gift card to the bookstore of your choice. Go to bookriot.com/bookstore500 before June 21 to enter.FOLLOW UPLocking Up Our Own by James Forman Jr.Dear Madam President by Jennifer PalmeriBombay Anna by Susan MorganNEW BOOKSWhat Would the Great Economists Do? by Linda Yueh (June 5, Picador)The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler (June 5, Doubleday)First in Line by Kate Andersen Brower (June 5, Harper)Woman at the Devil’s Door by Sarah Beth Hopton (June 1, Indiana University Press)BOOK EXPOThe Impatient Dr. Lange by Seema Yasmin (July 2018, Johns Hopkins University Press)Call Them By Their True Names by Rebecca Solnit (September 2018, Haymarket)American Prisons by Shane Bauer (September 2018, Penguin)One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson (September 2018, Bloomsbury)Black Flags, Blue Waters by Eric Jay Dolin (September 2018, Liveright)Born Criminal by Angelica Shirley Carpenter (September 2018, South Dakota Historical Society Press)Interior States by Meghan O'Gieblyn (October 2018, Anchor Books)8-Bit Apocalypse by Alex Rubens (October 2018, Overlook Press)How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England by Ruth Goodman (October 2018, Liveright)BEA EDITOR'S BUZZ (Nonfiction)Small Animals by Kim Brooks (August 21, Flatiron Books)The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman (Sept. 11, Ecco/HarperCollins)There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald (October 2, Riverhead Books)Maid by Stephanie Land (January 2019, Hachette Books)READING NOWCity of Devils by Paul French (July 2018, Picador)The Truth About Animals by Lucy CookeOTHER TITLESSioux Women by Virginia Driving Hawk SneveNewjack by Ted ConoverUnder the Black Flag by David Cordingly
Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
Rank #1: Get Booked Ep. #63: Smart Ladies Being Funny About Hard Stuff.
Amanda and Jenn discuss England-y books, fighting baby fever, horror novels, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio and Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight.
Rank #2: Get Booked Ep. #60: Deep Thoughts With Ron Swanson.
Amanda and Jenn discuss witchy reads, nonfiction, WWII novels, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked! This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Comic Bento. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via iTunes here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here.
When In Romance is a biweekly show dedicated to romance novel news, gushing, and book recommendations!
Rank #1: When in Romance Ep. #2: Valentine’s Day and Adorable Ferrets.
Trisha and Jess talk about how non-romance fans talk and write about romance in the Valentine’s Day season; discuss romance authors’ use of pseudonyms; and offer recommendations featuring cranky dukes, dystopian settings, and two people partially brought together by a ferret (Jess swears it works). This episode is sponsored by audiOMG!, offering listeners three free audiobooks Feb 14-17, and by Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout, also available from audiOMG!
Rank #2: 22: Ep #22: Going Hard in the Paint With Random Objects.
Jess and Trisha are joined by delightful and insightful author Rebekah Weatherspoon to follow up on romance covers, discuss what makes a romance “fluffy,” and recommend some of our favorite fluffy reads.This episode is sponsored by My One and Only Duke on audiobook, written by Grace Burrowes and read by James Langton; Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White; and Book Riot Insiders.Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play AND find full show notes at the When in Romance page on Bookriot.com.
I'll have what you're reading!
Rank #1: Reading Envy 144: For the Fans with Thomas of Hogglestock.
Thomas, who many know from his former stint on The Readers podcast, joins Jenny in the pub to chat books. The number of books both of us have read makes the discussion deep and well-considered, although Jenny never admits to reading the postman-haiku book. Jenny also shares a little about her experience on the ALA Over the Rainbow Booklist Committee. This episode is a little longer than many of the Reading Envy episodes, but as Thomas says, this is for the fans.Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 144: For the Fans Subscribe to the podcast via this link: FeedburnerOr subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: SubscribeOr listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Listen via StitcherListen through Spotify Books discussed: Train Dreams by Denis JohnsonThe Debut by Anita BrooknerThe Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault Outline by Rachel CuskThe Road Home by Rose TremainThe House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph CassaraOther mentions:Anita Brookner's London (still in process)What's Gaby Cooking by Gaby DalkinSmitten KitchenBecoming by Michelle ObamaThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis JohnsonTree of Smoke by Denis JohnsonFree Air by Sinclair LewisThe Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay FayeHotel du Lac by Anita BrooknerEugénie Grandet by Honoré de BalzacProvidence by Anita BrooknerLook at Me by Anita BrooknerExcellent Women by Barbara PymE.M. ForsterKudos by Rachel CuskThe Tournament of BooksAndorra by James CameronThe Infatuations by Javier MariasThe Gustav Sonata by Rose TremainALA Over the Rainbow Booklist CommitteeThe Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith (later known as Carol)Paris is Burning (film)Helen McGuinnessSourdough by Robin SloanAnthony TrolloppeGoodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon JamesJeff VanderMeer's review of Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon JamesColm ToibinRelated Episodes:Episode 085 - An Acquired Taste with Thomas Otto Episode 139 - Stocking Stuffer (Best Reads of 2018) Stalk us online:Jenny at GoodreadsJenny on TwitterJenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and LitsyThomas on TwitterThomas at his blog, hogglestock
Rank #2: Reading Envy 145: Things Get Dark.
Bianca joins Jenny for a late-night chat about books, and we follow all tangents to the end. We cover cults, manga and comics, and middle-grade reads. Bianca talks about her monthly themed reads in 2018 and how that has inspired her focused reading in 2019. Jenny begs your forgiveness for a few coughing spells; allergies have hit early in the south. (She edited everything out that she could.)Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 145: Things Get DarkSubscribe to the podcast via this link: FeedburnerOr subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: SubscribeOr listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Listen via StitcherListen through Spotify Books discussed: Breaking Free by Rachel JeffsSerafina and the Black Cloak by Robert BeattyKitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie VaughnMy Brother's Husband Vol. 1 by Gengoroh TagameHunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie BrownsteinOther mentions:I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraGhosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd ParryNothing to Envy by Barbara DemickA Princess in Theory by Alyssa ColeOnce Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa ColeBig Love (tv show)Serafina and the Black Cloak book trailerBiltmore EstateWilla of the Wood by Robert BeattyOver the Rainbow Booklist final bibliographies for 2018Heavy Vinyl (comic series)Backstagers (comic series)Boom StudiosJust Kids by Patti SmithPhoenix ComiCon (formerly known as)The Argonauts by Maggie NelsonRelated Episodes:Episode 051 - Dreaming in Books with KarenEpisode 127 - The Sadness Between Books with Bianca EscalanteStalk us online:Jenny at GoodreadsJenny on TwitterJenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and LitsyBianca is @bianca on Litsy
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 13: Bea & Leah Koch, The Ripped Bodice.
Epigraph On this episode we discuss ALL THE ROMANCE BOOKS with Bea & Leah Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice—America’s only Romance bookstore. The Ripped Bodice is celebrating their one year anniversary this month! This episode is sponsored by Books & Whatnot, the newsletter dedicated to books, bookselling, and bookish folk; check out the newsletter archive here. Follow Books & Whatnot on Twitter at @booksandwhatnot. We now have an email newsletter! If you want to get our show notes delivered directly to your inbox—with all the books mentioned on the podcast and links back to the bookstore we’re interviewing PLUS GIFs—sign up HERE. Introduction In which we feel real fancy, learn more about geography, and can’t stop asking for recommendations. We’re drinking French 75s and feeling classy as fuck. We’re Reading Bea is reading Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose (out June 27). And she recently finished An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole, which she thinks will be a great gateway romance (out March 28) about a female spy posing as a slave. Fun fact, Alyssa Cole lives in Martinique, and Kim and Emma’s geography lessons continue. Leah is reading Kiss Me That Way by Laura Trentham and Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl. Emma is reading Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt—a graphic foodie memoir that is weird and delicious. She also just started Kim & Kim by Magdalene Visaggio, which is a comic about punk rock bounty hunters in space. Kim is reading Love Is Love a graphic anthology written in response to the Orlando shooting curated by Marc Andreyko; an important, but difficult read. All proceeds for the book go to the victims, survivors, and families affected by the Orlando Pulse shooting. Which is to say, everyone should buy this book. She’s also reading The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch (out April 18) a futuristic space Joan of Arc story, which hits weirdly close to home in its political content. We’re Excited About: Bea and Leah have so many frontlist romance novels to tell you about: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole (more than worth a second mention and out March 28) Full Mountie (#3 in the Frisky Beavers series) by Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller (out April 4) First in the Frisky Beavers series is Prime Minister “and is basically about if Justin Trudeau weren’t married and liked kinky sex.” Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (author of Dumplin’; out May 9) The Thing About Love by Julie James (out April18) Julie James will be making an appearance at Ripped Bodice on her author tour! The Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (#3 in The Ravenels series, with the kids of characters from her Wallflowers series) Emma is excited for Tender by Sofia Samatar (writer of A Stranger in Olondria and out April 11 from Small Beer Press) and Next Year, for Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson, which is the only book about polyamory she has read so she asked for more recs... SIDETRACK: Polyamory Recommendations Laid Bare by Lauren Dane (#1 in the Brown Family series) Maya Banks Glutton for Pleasure by Alisha Rai Back to frontlist... Kim is looking forward to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Whereas: Poems by Layli Long Soldier The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Chapter I [19:00] In which we discuss Bea & Leah’s Romance Origin Story, Talk Vaginal-Looking Covers, and Get ALL THE ROMANCE RECOMMENDATIONS Bea loved historical fiction (and historical fashion) and introduced Leah to The Bridgertons series by Julia Quinn (which is great for people who want to test the waters of regency romance) First in the series is The Duke and I Leah ultimately came to love contemporary romances and became a hardcore romance fan with the help of Nora Roberts—The Bride Quartet series is one of her favorites First in the series is Vision in White Also mentioned: Julie James, whose newest book is The Thing About Love (mentioned earlier and out April 18) and Susan Elizabeth Phillips whose newest book is First Star I See Tonight Where to Start with Contemporary: First, what level of heat are you looking for? Super graphic and dirty? Or cloaked in metaphor? Not Quite As Dirty Nora Roberts It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. You know, the one with the boobs on the cover: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn (for geek fandom readers) Really Dirty Recs Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Series #1) by Christina Lauren Vampire Romance Recommendations (because we love Buffy) Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward (super dirty) Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (Jane Jameson #1) by Molly Harper (funnier romance) The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow #1) by Molly Harper Famous people make appearances as vampires—people like Dick Cheney Witchbian Romances (because we love Willow) Better Off Red by Rebekah Weatherspoon (Vampire Sorority Sisters #1) (lesbian vampire sorority) Dance Upon the Air (Three Sisters Island Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Dark Witch (Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (Kim rec: werewolf lesbian feminist) Two Sexy Nonfic Picks Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski Side note: Send us a pic of your favorite vaginal cover (via email or Twitter)! Like this: Non-Paranormal Queer/Diverse Recs Rebekah Weatherspoon (also has non-vampire lesbian romances) For Real by Alexis Hall (author of some gorgeous MM romances) Damon Suede writes super hot romances, which are frequently about firemen; his newest title is Lickety Split (out March 17) The Prince’s Psalm by Eric Shaw Quinn (a Biblical gay romance) First Position by Melissa Brayden (lesbian ballerinas) I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (MM YA) Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown (FF YA) The Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian (gay regency) K.J. Charles (also writes gay regency, but they’re not all dukes) Wanted, A Gentleman is one of her newer titles The Spare and the Heir (Lords of Time #5) by Jenn LeBlanc (gay victorian) LeBlanc is also a photographer and illustrates many of her romances with super hot photos. Glutton for Pleasure by Alisha Rai (mentioned earlier as poly rec) Trade Me by Courtney Milan (Cyclone #1) (contemporary romance with POC characters) The Countess Conspiracy (Brothers Sinister #3) by Courtney Milan Beverly Jenkins writes African American historicals Breathless (Old West #2) is her newest release Daughters of a Nation by Alyssa Cole, Piper Huguley, Lena Hart & more (an anthology of stories about black suffragettes) Silk, Swords, and Surrender by Jeannie Lin The Tang Dynasty series by Jeannie Lin (about the ancient Chinese Tang dynasty & recommended if you liked the Netflix show Marco Polo. This series is even better with intrigue and sword fighting) Butterfly Swords is the first in the series Originally posted by l231 Chapter II [36:50] In which we chat about The Ripped Bodice, the romance community, and what it means to be feminist. -Fifty Shades of Gray, why they don’t sell it (it’s not a good representation of BDSM), and how they help customers find their next read after Fifty Shades -Ripped Bodice looks like a very fancy lingerie dressing room (yes, they have a fainting couch). The store is separated into 5 Zones, which are decorated to reflect their genre: Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotica, and Everything Else -Sidelines: bookish things, but also things that will appeal to romance readers like stuff about feminism. Solid rec for Juniper & Ivy’s nerdy wood laser cut pieces. “Part of being a romance bookstore is being unapologetically feminist and sex positive” Chapter III [48:35] In which Bea goes hardcore practical for her Station Eleven pick, people are kinda boring (in a good way), and we talk sexy nonfiction. Bea’s Station Eleven pick is Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert. Leah is bringing “the most comprehensive survival guide [she] can find.” Originally posted by batesmotel On a desert island, Leah is bringing Happy Ever After Nora Roberts (#4 in the Bride Quartet) and Bea is bringing A Week to Be Wicked by Tessa Dare. On their Wild adventure, Bea would bring one of Alison Weir’s “crazy tudor histories” and Leah would bring The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg Anne Boleyn, a King’s Obsession (one of Weir’s newest books out May 16) Bookseller Confession: “Your tawdry thing that you think is super scandalous is really boring...” The Dirtiest Romance You’ve Read Olivia Cunning’s Sinners on Tour series First in the series: Backstage Pass J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series First in the series: Dark Lover Impossible Handsell Self-published titles with god-awful covers and non-fiction i.e. Come As Your Are by Emily Nagoski and Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring, and Navigating the Kink, Leather, and BDSM Communities by Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams The Romance Books Every Bookseller Should Recommend Daughters of a Nation by Alyssa Cole Beyond Heaving Bosoms by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan Also, have more than two romances and don’t laugh (or sneer) at your customers who are buying romance novels. Come on. Originally posted by yourreactiongifs Favorite Bookstores LA Bookstore: Diesel Childhood Bookstore: Women & Children First Not-Yet-Open Bookstores: The Queens Bookshop and Books Are Magic European Bookstores: Persephone Books (London) and Shakespeare & Co. (Paris) Favorite Literary Media The romance/life blog Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and their podcast Smart Podcast, Trashy Books Book Riot Girls at Library Heroes and Heartbreakers Romance Twitter—follow all your favorite authors on Twitter Epilogue [1:02:20] The Ripped Bodice can be found so many places on the internet the store’s website Instagram Twitter Facebook You can also sign up for the Ripped Bodice newsletter on their website—they’ve got events, recommendations, and a thing called Fitzwilliam’s Corner (that’s Fitzwilliam Waffles; he’s their dog, he is awesome, and he has his own Instagram). You can find us on Twitter at @drunkbookseller and everywhere else as DrunkBooksellers (plural). Emma tweets @thebibliot and writes bookish things for Book Riot. Kim tweets occasionally from @finaleofseem, but don’t expect too much. BONUS CONTENT We always have more content than we can fit into one hour and this time said content was extra interesting. So for all the people who read our show notes and/or subscribe to our newsletter, here are a few more recommendations from Bea & Leah Romances That Are Library/Bookstore-Adjacent Broken Resolutions (Lovestruck Librarians #1) by Olivia Dade Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl (Girls Night Out #4) Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (Rock Kiss #1) (librarian falls in love with a rockstar) Romances About Publishing/Writing The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (publishing romance) Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva Leigh (#4 Wicked Quills of London) (historical where the woman writes erotica) How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries (#3 Hellions of Halstead Hall) (main character writes gothics)
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Rank #1: #156: Elon Musk Take the Wheel.
This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Google AI reading romance novels, algorithms picking books, Ian McKellan's Shakespeare apps, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Book of the Month, and The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church.
Rank #2: #235: I Think I Hate This.
In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca mull Barnes & Noble's new concept stores opening, Pokemon go but for Harry Potter, a new entrant in the US bookstore market, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Renegades by Marissa Meyer The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige Mckenzie OwlCrate Links discussed in this episode: Amazon best books of the year Indigo plans to enter US market LORD OF THE RINGS series at amazon? Harry Potter AR game coming from makers of Pokemon Go And all 8 HP movies coming to HBO in January New Barnes & Noble concept store w/ restaurant opens in Plano, TX
We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!
Rank #1: Ep. #379 - October's biggest new book releases!.
Happy Spooky SZN y'all! We're breaking down the books we're most excited about that will be coming out in October. We've got horror books, memoirs, young adult, and yep more horror! There's something for everyone though, whether you love scary books or not. This might be our largest list yet. Books mentioned in this episode The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Where Do I Begin by Elvis Duran Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher Toil & Trouble by Augusten Borroughs Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky House of Brides by Jane Cockram Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman The Library of the Unwritten by AJ Hackwith The Grace Year by Kim Liggett Home Work by Julie Andrews Janis by Holly George-Warren Me by Elton John The Beautiful Ones by Prince The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones The Topeka School by Ben Lerner How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse Notre-Dame by Ken Follett Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Rank #2: Ep. #310 - #PBNRead2019 recommendations! .
On today's episode, Adam & Jill are joined by Emma and Kristin to dish out oodles of recommendations for the Professional Book Nerds 2019 Reading Challenge! Also they make lots of good, good jokes. Books mentioned in this episode (broken out by category) Book written by two or more authors Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan Josh and Hazel's guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza My Plain Jane Cynthia Hand & Brodi Ashton All the President's Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Book that has appeared on the ALA's frequently challenged book list Scary Stories to tell in the dark Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Harry Potter The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Of Mice and men by John Steinbeck A lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines Grendel by John Gardner Audiobook of a memoir or autobiography read by the author Heartland by Sarah Smarsh Still Foolin' em by Billy Crystal Born Standing Up by Steve Martin As You Wish by Cary Elwes My Life as a Goddess by Guy Branum We're going to need more win Gabrielle Union In pieces by Sally Field Hunger makes me a modern girl by Carrie Brownstein Party of One by Dave Holmes Yes, Please by Amy Poehler This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips Retelling of a classic book, fairy tale, or play The Hogarth Shakespeare series of books- The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson (The Winter's Tale) Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson (The Merchant of Venice) Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (The Tempest) The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell - Genderbent Robin Hood The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore - Swan Lake The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris A Blade so Black by LL McKinney The Winters by Lisa Gabrielle The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin Boy, Snow, Bird Helen Oyeyemi Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye
Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com
Rank #1: 20: Ferrante Fever / "My Brilliant Friend".
In which Drew and Christopher wonder what spumoni is (it's ice cream), talk about the books they bought, discuss Elena Ferrante and the first book in her Neapolitan saga, and they recommend books to each other, like usual. 15 seconds of a song: Mama by Lunchmoney Lewis also featured: Money by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 24: Will Chancellor Strikes Back.
With Drew under quarantine (he caught the plague), the guys call on Will Chancellor to step in. He returns to the Damn Library to go deep with Christopher on Jesse Ball's latest novel, "A Cure for Suicide". 15 Seconds of a Song: Del Amitri, "Roll to Me" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Imagine extreme book lovers getting together every week to talk about what they have been reading. Now add some inappropriate comments, snark, and silliness, and you have 3BookGirls. If you enjoy reading a discovering new books, join the best book club you never knew you were missing! Like us on Facebook!!
Rank #1: WE KNOW HOW TO PICK 'EM 2018 EDITION.
How do you cram a whole year of books into one episode? It wasn't easy, but I'm pretty sure we did it justice!
Rank #2: ME BEFORE THE COUNTESS BELOW BEFORE WE WERE YOURS ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL.
We have the Queen of Romance in the house to tell us about a scandal in the world of romance novels. Don't forget 4 great book reviews!!
It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.
Rank #1: 30.5 - Cozy Attempts.
We attempt to make cozy fall reading recommendations, but we're not exactly the coziest gals. We talk about tea, a tweet, and several books that remind us of fall, as well as what we'll be reading for All Horror October (Awoooooo!). You can find all of our reading recommendations and what we will be reading for All Horror October (awoooooo!) on the website: www.thebookstorepodcast.com. Our next book discussion will be Fear of Flying by Erica Jong. You can get it at a used bookstore, probably.
Rank #2: 28 - Children of Blood and Bone.
We read this year's YA sensation, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, and... we've got some questions. Next time we will be discussing Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami. Get it and read it and talk to us about it. Check out the website! www.thebookstorepodcast.com
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 182; The Readers Retreat 2018 & Reading Relationships.
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this episode Simon and Thomas are back after another spell of bad technical issues to chat about reading relationships and most excitingly to discuss The Readers Retreat 2018. 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/thereaders The Readers Retreat () Simon and Thomas have an exciting announcement to make that they hinted at in the last show. They are finally going to organise a Readers Retreat, have a listen to their potential plans and how excited they sound. Reading Relationships () Simon and Thomas ponder the question… as a reader do you have to have a partner that reads too? What could be the pluses and what could be the downsides? Books Discussed on the Show () To follow. 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 via www.patreon.com/thereaders