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What Should I Read Next?

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Rank #11 in Literature category

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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.

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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.

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Best book podcast

By readingApril - May 31 2019
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The only problem with this podcast is that I keep adding books to my “to be read” list at an alarming rate;-) Wonderful guests, with interesting conversations, and great book reviews!

My TBR list is now huge!

By rubywy - May 22 2019
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Love it, has opened my eyes to new (to me) authors & broadening my scope.

iTunes Ratings

2906 Ratings
Average Ratings
2685
128
37
26
30

Best book podcast

By readingApril - May 31 2019
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The only problem with this podcast is that I keep adding books to my “to be read” list at an alarming rate;-) Wonderful guests, with interesting conversations, and great book reviews!

My TBR list is now huge!

By rubywy - May 22 2019
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Love it, has opened my eyes to new (to me) authors & broadening my scope.
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What Should I Read Next?

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #11 in Literature category

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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 185: What should you read this summer?

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Most weeks on What Should I Read Next, I’ll do a little literary matchmaking with one guest… but this week, I’m joined by the show's producer, Brenna Frederick, to hook SEVERAL What Should I Read Next listeners up with their perfect Summer read.

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/185


Find your next great Summer read in the Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide:

https://modernmrsdarcy.com/summer-reading-guide-2019/


Thanks to today's sponsors:

  • Away's approach is simple: they create special objects that are designed to be resilient, resourceful, and essential to the way you travel today. WSIRN listeners can receive $20 off a suitcase at awaytravel.com/READNEXT20 by using promo code READNEXT20 during checkout!
May 21 2019
49 mins
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Rank #2: Ep 177: When your reading life is a roller coaster

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Many listeners and past guests on WSIRN have shared their stories of reading dry spells due to chronic illness, anxiety, and disability. Today’s guest Kate Mitchell has experienced polar opposites in her reading life, going from a period of time when reading was literally her job, to stretches where reading was literally impossible because of chronic illness. Kate is sharing some of the wisdom she’s gained on her roller coaster of a reading life with us all, including practical tips for how to accept reality and adapt your reading life if you’re having a rough go of it yourself.

Anne and Kate also chat about what realism looks like in the fantasy genre, books wayyyy too big to keep in your purse, and Kate gives Anne the student-debt-free cheat sheet to reading like you’ve got a Masters degree in literature.

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/177


Hear more from Kate about her reading life and chronic illness at katethealmostgreat.com.


Get closer to the creative process by joining WSIRN’s behind-the-scenes family on Patreon. Visit https://patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext for bonus episodes, outtakes, exclusive booklists, livestream chats with Anne, and more.


Thanks to today's sponsors:

  • You can find new and archival episodes of WSIRN, completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. Get a free month of Stitcher Premium with the code WONDERY.
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Mar 26 2019
46 mins
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Rank #3: Ep 112: Your best reading year yet

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"I want to read more" is a common refrain in January, so here's some good news: today's episode is full of tips and tricks to help you maximize your time and strategize your next best read!

If you've been listening to WSIRN for a while, you've heard Anne talk more than once about supply-side vs demand-side readers. The brilliant mind behind that concept is author and podcaster Laura Vanderkam, who you may know from her books 168 Hours, I Know How She Does It, and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, or her new podcast Best of Both Worlds

On today's WSIRN episode Laura shares the strategies she uses to improve her own reading life (one of which includes reading War And Peace in the grocery store), a new perspective on free time, her bucket list books, and LOTS more.

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!

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram

Connect with Laura: TwitterWebsite | Ted Talk

Jan 02 2018
51 mins
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Rank #4: Ep 3: Books that "smart" people like, books you truly love, and books that embrace the grey

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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  

Jan 19 2016
28 mins
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Rank #5: Ep 132: The books we can't wait to read this summer

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It’s time to get your library holds all set up for a long summer of reading! Whether you’re looking for a contemporary page-turner, something spine-chilling, a chunky classic, a dose of reality, or if you’re suspending expectations in hope of some bookish serendipity… Anne is here with friend of the show and bookseller Annie Jones to discuss the alllll the hot titles they can’t help but want to shove in their friends hands. 

Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/132

And while you're at it make sure you check out the 2018 Summer Reading Guide: https://modernmrsdarcy.com/summer-reading-guide-2018/

You could be featured in an upcoming episode! Tell us about your favorite library tips and tricks. How do you get the most out of your library's resources? Is there a perfect balance to your library hauls? Talk back: whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/talk

Follow Anne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnneBogel

Follow WSIRN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatshouldireadnext

Connect with Annie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anniebjones05/

The Bookshelf: https://www.bookshelfthomasville.com/

Shelf Subscription service: https://www.bookshelfthomasville.com/subscriptions/

May 15 2018
50 mins
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Rank #6: Ep 165: 1000 Books to read before you die

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If you entered the new year dreaming of a fresh approach to your reading life, today’s guest Jim Mustich is sharing decades of wisdom to help kick off your best reading year ever.

Anne and Jim chat about his new book 1000 Books to Read Before You Die, and why reading 1000 books might not be as daunting as it first sounds, then Jim takes on the book matchmaking mantle recommends which of the 1000 books he thinks *Anne* should prioritize in the new year.

Here's to another year of literary matchmaking, listeners! Thanks for being here with us.

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what books you would include in a read-before-you-die list: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/165


Learn more about Jim’s book: www.1000bookstoread.com

Jim's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1000bookstoreadbeforeyoudie

Jim's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmustich


Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest

Jan 01 2019
54 mins
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Rank #7: Ep 27: Books good enough to make you turn off the tv (even if you love tv)

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Today Anne chats with Kendra Adachi, who you may know from her blog, The Lazy Genius Collective, or her Lazy Genius podcast. She’s a mom of three in North Carolina who wants to find books that are good enough to make her turn off the tv, which is saying something because she loves her tv.

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 Kendra should read next!

Connect with Kendra: BlogPodcast

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram   

Jun 21 2016
37 mins
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Rank #8: Ep 181: Taking your reading life from good to great

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Today’s guest Holli Petersen has created a very special family book club that might inspire you to pick up the phone and call a bookish loved one as soon as the episode is over. She also totally hated one of Anne's favorite titles for the first 100 pages, before a turn of events melted her heart… Anne has mentioned this title DOZENS of times on the show, any guesses what that title might be?

What we love most about WSIRN is putting the right book in the hands of the right reader, so Anne wants to recommend some of the best Summer releases especially to YOU! Head over to our Patreon posts page to find out how to be part of our upcoming Summer Reading episode.


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/181


Thanks to today's sponsor:

Apr 23 2019
55 mins
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Rank #9: Ep 135: When your reading life is nothing like people expect

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Guest and author Jen Hatmaker is known for speaking publicly about a LOT of things, but reading isn’t one of them! At least, not the books she’s really reading on her own time—and today you’re going to hear how different those titles are from what you probably EXPECT her to enjoy reading.

Today Jen and I get to chat about about the intricacies of her home library, the book that gave her nightmares, the books she's afraid to read on the bus, the finer points of humor writing, our foodie favorites, and more.

Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode, or to leave a comment letting Jen know what YOU think she should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/135

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Connect with Jen: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Podcast

Jun 05 2018
48 mins
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Rank #10: Ep 4: Reading as escape, hating lots of books, and finding new fiction

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Anne talks with attorney, blogger, and author Seth Haines, whose first work, Coming Clean.

Anne and Seth have a great conversation about reading as escape, how they both hate so many books, first editions clubs, reading for the morning/noon/and night, and, of course, what he should read next.

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 Seth should read next!

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram  

Jan 26 2016
32 mins
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Rank #11: Ep 64: The next best thing to reading

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It's time for something a bit different - in today's "from the mailbag" episode, Anne discusses the myriad ways readers track their book lives, from Goodreads, to bullet journals, to excel spreadsheets, to #bookstagram. Fifteen WSIRN listeners' favorite recording techniques are highlighted, and Anne shares a little bit about her own favorite tracking strategies. 

For pictures from our listeners and even more info, visit the corresponding blog post on Modern Mrs. Darcy.

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram  

Jan 31 2017
58 mins
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Rank #12: Ep 173: Clocking in at the reading factory

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After a year of focusing on reading over 100 books while recovering from a running injury, today’s guest Natalie Van Waning is sprinting enthusiastically toward many readers’ worst nightmare: Looooooong books. We're talking doorstop, tweak your wrist getting them off the shelf, 40-hours-on-Audible long books. Natalie asked Anne to help her focus on quality instead of quantity, so get ready for sweeping multi-generational sagas, tour-guide novels, and heart-tugging family stories.


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/173


You can connect with Natalie on her blog: http://imchattynatty.blogspot.com/


Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest

Feb 26 2019
47 mins
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Rank #13: Ep 178: The Next Right Thing for your reading life

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Decision-making is a HUGE part of WSIRN's purpose. Podcaster and author Emily P. Freeman is an expert in the art of decision-making (she’s literally written the book on it), but when assigned school reading hijacked alllllll her personal reading time... deciding what to read next for pleasure got a little more complicated.

Today, Anne helps Emily find her way back to confident personal reading decisions. Plus, they discuss what to do when you pick up the totally-wrong book by a totally-great author, biographical historical fiction, the first YA book ever written, and Emily’s newest book The Next Right Thing.

On Friday, Anne's brand new podcast One Great Book entered the world. Unlike What Should I Read Next, which tailors recommendations to a specific reader's taste, One Great Book highlights books Anne loves that you may have missed or forgotten about, but that you’ll be glad to discover—again, or for the first time.

We have 8 books planned for this first volume (the more-bookish term for "season"). New episodes drop on Fridays. Make sure to subscribe to One Great Book on your preferred podcast player!

If one episode per week isn't enough, our Patreon community will get exclusive bonus episodes corresponding with each new One Great Book episode, highlighting an extra title that hasn't been released yet so you can be in the know AND be the first on your library holds list. To sign up for bonus episodes, visit http://patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/178


Make sure to check out Emily’s podcast The Next Right Thing, and her new book of the same name. Find all the info you need on her website www.emilypfreeman.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, both @emilypfreeman.

Apr 02 2019
55 mins
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Rank #14: Ep 107: Bookish gifts for everyone on your list

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Holland Saltsman from the Novel Neighbor in St Louis joins Anne to talk about their favorite books of the year, supporting local bookstores, and the bookish gifts they can’t wait to give and receive this year. Whether you’re shopping for a book lover, making your own wish list, or want to indulge in a whole bunch of readerly enthusiasm, this episode will be a treat.

Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles and bookish gifts discussed in this episode, and leave us a comment to let us know what YOU will be giving this year!

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram

Connect with Holland and The Novel Neighbor: Website | Twitter

Nov 28 2017
48 mins
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Rank #15: Ep 166: Just don't call it a book club

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Today's guest Tiffany Patterson is a small-town reader who has created a new kind of literary get-together that is convincing her friends to give books a shot, even if they didn’t consider themselves “readers” before Tiffany got a hold of them.

Tiffany is also ready to break down her own reading barriers… she asked Anne to help ease her fiction-loving soul into NONfiction that will help her "feel smarter".

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what books have helped YOU feel smarter: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/166


Follow Tiffany's reading life on Instagram @tiffany_reads_too_many_books


Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest

Jan 08 2019
44 mins
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Rank #16: Ep 170: Fascinating fiction for the relentlessly practical reader

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This week Anne chats with Anna LeBaron, author of the memoir The Polygamist’s Daughter, about how literacy kept her going through a difficult childhood, and how as an adult she turned being an author’s biggest fan into a full-time career. You’ll hear how nonfiction put her dearest fractured relationships back together again, her tips for being a “patron of the arts” on a budget, and the redemptive nature of memoir-writing. Anna asked Anne to pair her with some novels that would convince her fiction isn’t a waste of her time, and that’s a responsibility WSIRN takes very seriously...


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/170


Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest


Learn more about Anna's work:

Website: http://www.AnnaLeBaron.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annaklebaron/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/annaklebaron

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annaklebaron

Feb 05 2019
46 mins
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Rank #17: Ep 175: Your library called and they want their books back

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Michelle Wilson has noticed a specific character type that is missing from her bookshelves... and she is on the hunt for more. She and Anne chat about characters age 50+ in possession of NO magical powers, yelling at characters who make terrible decisions, reading as broadly as possible, and what it's like to be in not one, not two, but THREE book clubs (mmmmmaybe more.)

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/175


What Should I Read Next is now on Patreon to bring you bonus episodes, outtakes, peeks behind the scenes, printable goodness, livestream chats, and access to the epic master spreadsheet holding the loves, hates, and recommendations from each episode.

Get closer to the creative process by heading over to https://patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext now and joining WSIRN’s behind-the-scenes family.


Thanks to today's sponsors:

  • You can find new and archival episodes of WSIRN, completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
  • For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/READNEXT and use promo code READNEXT during checkout!
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Mar 12 2019
44 mins
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Rank #18: Ep 79: The books we can't wait to read this summer

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WARNING: today's episode might make you long for a warm sandy beach, a cozy cabin, or a French villa... wherever your heart longs to vacation, that's where you'll want to be. That's right, Anne is talking SUMMER READING today with the help of WSIRN insider Melissa Klassen! Melissa makes magic happen behind the scenes for WSIRN and the Modern Mrs Darcy blog, so you'll get a little peek behind the curtain. 

In this episode, Anne and Melissa discuss Summer’s big releases, the backlist titles they'll be bringing with them to the pool, their favorite Summer reading memories, and at the end there's a Summer Reading Lightning Round that you won't want to miss. We're also giving you a peek behind the scenes of the SIXTH annual Modern Mrs Darcy summer reading guide! Keep your eyes peeled for the guide's release on May 17th.

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 about your Summer reading plans!

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram

Feels like May 17th is just too far away? Tide yourself over with some throwback reading guides from the past 3 years of Modern Mrs. Darcy: 

2016 | 2015 | 2014 

May 16 2017
38 mins
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Rank #19: Ep 70: The book Anne can't shut up about

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We're delighted to welcome Jessie Weaver on the show for episode 70! Jessie is a married mother of two who loves to read, which sounds pretty normal, right? She lives in the Chattanooga area with her family... AND a gaggle of teenage boys in a private school dorm. Anne and Jessie talk about this very different "lifestyle", how being a dorm parent changes Jessie's reading life, and the brave topic of lifetime favorites. Plus, last year Jessie got most of her book recommendations from the internet and KNOWS she isn’t the only one. What has this meant for her reading life? You'll just have to listen to find out. 

About that title: Anne didn't realize until she listened through the final edit that she had inadvertently recommended (okay, gushed about) the same book in three of the last five episodes. Do you know which one it is? She hopes so! 

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 Jessie should read next!

Connect with JessieWebsite | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram

Mar 14 2017
43 mins
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Rank #20: Ep 174: The heart wants to read what the heart wants to read

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Guest Kate Daley is a house painter from New South Wales, Australia, who has been living for the past two and a half years... in a camper van! Today she chats with Anne about the genre that sent her into an intense reading rut, a family reading competition, and where she manages to fit a home library in while living in cramped quarters.

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/174


You can connect with Kate on Instagram: @when_kate_reads



What Should I Read Next is now on Patreon to bring you outtakes, peeks behind the scenes, printable goodness, online hangouts, BONUS EPISODES, and... access to our epic spreadsheet that holds the loves, hates, and recommendations from each episode. Backers also will get to participate in certain aspects of the creative process from call-ins, to special episode ideas, in fact our current backers even helped us title this episode.

Get closer to the creative process by heading over to https://patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext now and joining WSIRN’s behind-the-scenes family.

Mar 05 2019
37 mins
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