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Recommended

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

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

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76 Ratings
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Love the recommendations

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

Awesome bookish podcasts

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

iTunes Ratings

76 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
11
4
3
3

Love the recommendations

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

Awesome bookish podcasts

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

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

Rank #1: S1E2: Recommended Ep. #2: Celeste Ng and Tara Clancy

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

Sep 13 2017

18mins

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Rank #2: S5E2: Samantha Allen and Lauren Wilkinson

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In this episode, Samantha Allen recommends Ursula K. Le Guin and Lauren Wilkinson recommends Nicholas Mancusi.

This episode is sponsored by Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman and Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite.

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

BOOKS DISCUSSED:

Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen

Love & Estrogen by Samantha Allen

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

A Philosophy of Ruin by Nicholas Mancusi

Sep 04 2019

16mins

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Rank #3: S4E5: #5: Susan Choi and Peter Mendelsund

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In this episode, authors Susan Choi and Peter Mendelsund each talk about a classic that influenced their own work.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and TBR.

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:

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Same Same by Peter Mendelsund

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Mar 06 2019

23mins

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Rank #4: S2E11: #11: Caitlin Doughty and Sherry Thomas

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In this episode, Caitlin Doughty recommends The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker and Sherry Thomas recommends The Legends of the Condor Heroes by Louis Chan.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by our $500 YA Giveaway and Book Riot Insiders.

Jul 25 2018

21mins

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Rank #5: S5E4: Jen Wang and Courtney Maum

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In this episode, Jen Wang recommends Wilson Rawls and Courtney Maum recommends Aja Gabel.

This episode is sponsored by Pretty Guilty Women by Gina Lamanna and The Years That Matter Most by Paul Tough.

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Sep 18 2019

18mins

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Rank #6: S4E7: #7: Laurie Halse Anderson and Mikki Kendall

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In this episode, Laurie Halse Anderson and Mikki Kendall talk about books that have shaped how they write.

This episode is sponsored by Internment by Samira Ahmed and TheNOVL, and The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards.

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Mar 20 2019

20mins

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Rank #7: S1E3: Recommended Ep. #3: Annalee Newitz and Jesmyn Ward

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

Sep 20 2017

17mins

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Rank #8: S5E3: Tamsyn Muir and Keah Brown

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In this episode, Tamsyn Muir recommends Peter Høeg and Keah Brown recommends Casey McQuiston.

This episode is sponsored by The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos and Yale Needs Women by Anne Gardiner Perkins.

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

BOOKS DISCUSSED

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow by Peter Høeg

Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The Pretty One by Keah Brown

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Sep 11 2019

18mins

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Rank #9: S4E4: #4: Dhonielle Clayton and Roxanne Coady

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

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

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Passing by Nella Larsen

Don’t Let Me Down by Erin Hosier

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Feb 27 2019

23mins

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Rank #10: S5E6: Alexis Hall and Maika and Maritza Moulite

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

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

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

BOOKS DISCUSSED

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Ola Shakes It Up by Joanne Hyppolite

Oct 02 2019

24mins

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Rank #11: S4E10: #10: Elizabeth McCracken and Rincey Abraham

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

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

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Apr 10 2019

19mins

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Rank #12: S3E3: #3: Rebekah Weatherspoon and Dessa

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In this episode, Rebekah Weatherspoon recommends If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman and Dessa recommends A Heart-Breaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Vampires Like it Hot by Lynsay Sands and Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground by T.R. Simon.

Sep 19 2018

21mins

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Rank #13: S1E11: Recommended Ep. #11: Andy Weir and Louise Erdrich

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

Nov 15 2017

18mins

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Rank #14: S1E12: Recommended Ep. #12: John Scalzi and Alisha Rai

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Nov 22 2017

20mins

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Rank #15: S2E7: #7: Lauren Groff and Zoraida Córdova

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This week on Recommended, Lauren Groff discusses Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick and Zoraida Córdova raves about Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders and Annotated.

Jun 27 2018

22mins

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Rank #16: S4E6: #6: G. Willow Wilson and Zen Cho

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

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

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

A transcript of this episode is available here.

Books Discussed:

The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

The Hunters by Claire Messud

The True Queen by Zen Cho

Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Mar 13 2019

22mins

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Rank #17: S3E9: #9: Nicole Chung and Becky Chambers

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In this episode, Nicole Chung recommends Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers and Becky Chambers recommends Changing Planes by Ursula K. LeGuin.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by The Kingfisher Secret from McClelland & Stewart and Penguin Teen.

Oct 31 2018

20mins

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Rank #18: S2E8: #8: Victor LaValle and V.E. Schwab

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This week we talked to Victor LaValle about Kenzaburō Ōe’s A Personal Matter and V.E. Schwab about Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Mae V. 1 & Series 2 by Gene Ha and Green Almonds by Anaële Hermans, illustrated by Delphine Hermans.

Jul 04 2018

20mins

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Rank #19: S2E9: #9: Walter Mosley and Doree Shafrir

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In this episode, Walter Mosley recommends Roger Zelazny's Nine Princes in Amber and Doree Shafrir recommends Camille Perri's When Katie Met Cassidy.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Book Riot's Best of the Year YA Giveaway and the Annotated podcast.

Jul 11 2018

21mins

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Rank #20: S3E1: #1: Jasmine Guillory and Amy Stewart

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Jasmine Guillory picks Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace, and historical novelist Amy Stewart talks Canteening Overseas by Marian Baldwin

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Hollywood Dead by Richard Kadrey and The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Sep 05 2018

22mins

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