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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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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

74 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
11
4
3
3

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!!

The Best Episodes of:

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

Rank #1: S4E12: #12: Nicky Drayden and Helen Ellis

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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 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:

Temper by Nicky Drayden

Nigerians in Space by Deji Bryce Olukotun

After the Flare by Deji Bryce Olukotun

Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Wifey by Judy Blume

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Forever by Judy Blume

Lace by Shirley Conran

The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

The Lord Won’t Mind by Gordon Merrick

Apr 24 2019

22mins

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Rank #2: Take Our Listener Survey and Maybe Win A Gift Card!

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We want to hear from you! Take our (very short) survey about Recommended and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card from Amazon. Visit bookriot.com/recommended50 by Wednesday, December 26, to fill it out!

Dec 12 2018

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Rank #3: S4E11: #11: Lori Gottlieb and Nikesh Shukla

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In this episode, Lori Gottlieb and Nikesh Shukla join us to talk about books that have shaped their own craft.

This episode is sponsored by The Five by Hallie Rubenhold and The Fall of Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet.

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:

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Love’s Executioner by Irvin Yalom

The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese

The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Us by Zaffar Kunial

Ocean Vuong

Terrance Hayes

Kaveh Akbar

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

Apr 17 2019

20mins

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Rank #4: S2E12: #12: Karina Yan Glaser and Alyssa Cole

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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.

Aug 01 2018

21mins

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Rank #5: S3E12: #12: Jane Mount and Oyinkan Braithwaite

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In this episode, Jane Mount picks The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Oyinkan Braithwaite talks Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by We That Are Young By Preti Taneja and Aquicorn Cove, the new graphic novel by Katie O’Neill.

Nov 21 2018

17mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: S4E2: #2: Waubgeshig Rice and Janssen Bradshaw

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Today on Recommended, author Waubgeshig Rice and blogger Janssen Bradshaw each talk about a favorite teen novel.

This episode is sponsored by our $100 gift card giveaway for Swords and Spaceships.

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:

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Feb 13 2019

21mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: S2E10: #10: Julie Murphy and Kevin Kwan

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In this episode, Julie Murphy recommends Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and Kevin Kwan recommends People Like Us by Dominick Dunne.

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

Jul 18 2018

22mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: S3E4: #4: Gretchen Ruben and Cynthia Leitich Smith

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In this episode, Gretchen Rubin recommends Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language and Cynthia Leitich Smith recommends Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Vampires Like It Hot by Lynsay Sands and TBR.

Sep 26 2018

17mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: S4E8: #8: Jean Kwok and Sarah Enni

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In this episode, Jean Kwok and Sarah Enni talk about books that have influenced their own writing.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders.

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:

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mar 27 2019

20mins

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Rank #16: 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 #17: S2E5: #5: Madeline Miller and Sabaa Tahir

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In this episode, Madeline Miller recommends Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, and Sabaa Tahir recommends The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio and our bookstore gift card giveaway.

Jun 13 2018

23mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: S3E6: #6: Nic Stone and Ryan North

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In this episode, Nic Stone recommends The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and Ryan North recommends Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

This episode of Recommended is sponsored by The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders, and We That Are Young By Preti Taneja.

Oct 10 2018

20mins

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Rank #20: 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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