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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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Thank you for making Kitchen time so much more enjoyable

By MollyGrimm - Sep 19 2019
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Great recommendations, great conversation and great community are evident in this podcast.

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LOVE this podcast. Anne is excellent and I thoroughly enjoy listening to each guest.

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3114 Ratings
Average Ratings
2855
148
46
31
34

Thank you for making Kitchen time so much more enjoyable

By MollyGrimm - Sep 19 2019
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Great recommendations, great conversation and great community are evident in this podcast.

<3

By koch.s - Sep 18 2019
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LOVE this podcast. Anne is excellent and I thoroughly enjoy listening to each guest.
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What Should I Read Next?

Updated about 8 hours ago

Rank #34 in Arts 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 196: What the cool kids are reading

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Today you’ll get to know Anudeep Reddy, a reader who grew up in a competitive school environment where engaging books were in short supply, so he had to get creative with his reading from a young age. He’s an imaginative reader who appreciates the escapist quality of a good novel, but has struggled lately to find books that call out for him to live between their pages. 

Fantastic escapist reading can be found in any genre, so today Anne recommends three books to Anudeep that you’d find on completely different bookstore shelves. They're also exploring books that combine adventure and philosophy stories, streamlining reading decisions, and what it’s like to date a librarian.

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/196


Catch up on all of the episodes in Volume II of One Great Book, Anne's short-form podcast where she recommends just one great book in 10 minutes or less.


Thanks to today's sponsors:

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Aug 13 2019
49 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: Ep 91: The books you can't stop recommending

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Today’s guest is Bethany Armstrong, a lifelong reader who describes herself as the kind of kid who always had a book in her hand. After studying literature in college, Bethany suffered through a period of bookish burnout. But a surprising thing re-invigorated Bethany’s reading experience... you'll have to listen to find out what it was. 

Today Bethany’s reading life is thriving, and in this episode she and Anne dive into the specifics—they talk about how it’s alllllll about the story, and why it’s important to Bethany to keep the balance in her reading life. And when Bethany shares the book she hates … well, she's sure some of you will want to come after her with pitchforks when you find out what it is.

Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles and articles discussed in this episode, and leave us a comment to let us know what YOU think Bethany should read next!

Connect with Bethany: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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

Aug 08 2017
45 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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/

May 21 2019
48 mins
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Rank #7: Ep 143: The quest for the perfect coffeeshop read

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If both Netflix and the bookshelf hold equal value in your heart, you’ll totally relate to today’s guest. Patience Randle loves a book with cinematic appeal, especially if it comes with a comfy chair and a great cup of coffee.

Today, Patience and Anne chat about books that would make great screenplays, Patience's favorite places to enjoy a good book and a brew, future novel-writing dreams, what would happen if the apocalypse came to their hometowns, and so much more!

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Patience should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/143

Check out Patience's blog, and make sure to follow her gorgeous bookish Instagram @inkandfable!

Blog: http://www.patiencerandle.com

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

Jul 31 2018
44 mins
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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: Ep 63: Books so good you'll forget you have a phone

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Today's guest is Elise Blaha Cripe, who you may know as the creative professional behind the Get to Work Book planner, or the host of podcast Elise Gets Crafty. Most importantly, Elise is one of those people who can’t NOT talk about books—who loves to be reading, and loves to share what she reads. Today we talk about Elise’s love of big, thick books, the three places she gets her book recommendations, and how the true sign of a great book is if it makes Elise forget she has a phone.

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 Elise should read next!

Connect with Elise: Website | Instagram | Goodreads.

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

Jan 24 2017
46 mins
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Rank #11: Ep 147: Ruining your childhood one book at a time

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Anne chats with Marines Alvarez and Nicole Sweeney, bookworm best friends who like to keep their reading life SOCIAL. Together they host the podcast Snark Squad, where they rehash books, tv, and movies with a sharp eye and a lot of laughs. True to character, Marines and Nicole brought the giggles to WSIRN -- they're about how the internet has changed reading forever, destroying their childhood favorites, controversial star rating opinions, books that really sucker punch you in the feels, and more.


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Marines and Nicole should read together next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/147

Make sure to give Snark Squad Pod a listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snark-squad-pod/id1331049036?mt=2

And snoop around the Snark Squad blog archives: https://www.snarksquad.com/

Connect with Marines:

 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mynameismarines

Twitter: @mynameismarines

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7013001-mari

Connect with Nicole: 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SweeneySays

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sweeneysays


If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest

Aug 21 2018
49 mins
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Rank #12: Ep 129: Tips and tricks for distracted readers (and listeners)

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Between her 2016 appearance on WSIRN and today, reader Osheta's Moore's creative projects have blossomed in beautiful ways. Today, Anne is catching up with Osheta to find out about the podcast that was just a baby project when they first chatted, the perfect library haul formula, how a reading life can change in 2 years, and how Osheta's one especially important bookshelf has grown over time. 

Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/129/

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

Follow WSIRN on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/whatshouldireadnext

Check out Osheta Moore's podcast, Shalom Sessions: http://shalominthecity.com/shalom-sessions


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Apr 24 2018
49 mins
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Rank #13: Ep 152: Under-appreciated books that may be perfect for your TBR

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Get ready for a serious TBR-filler. Today’s guest Elham Ali flips the script to recommend Canadian literature to Anne… but turnabout is fair play, and Anne won't let her leave without some of HER favorite CanLit recommendations.

It's a bookish road trip around the Great White North, full of juicy book-marketing gossip, literary sin revelry, and much much more. Stick around until AFTER the credits to hear one last clip about Elham meeting an unexpected reading hero on the bus. It’s so good, you do NOT want to miss it.


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Elham should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/152


If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest

Sep 25 2018
51 mins
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Rank #14: Ep 195: Wanted: book enthusiast at large

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Today’s guest Mary Laura Philpott is an essayist, bookseller, and a big fan of memoirs of people living “everyday lives”. She certainly has experience with an interesting “everyday life” as a Book Enthusiast at Large—yes, that is her job title—for Parnassus Books in Nashville.

Anne and Mary Laura chat about the reading and writing life, working through her readerly guilt of hating beloved childhood classics, and the delight of a book flight (or as Mary Laura would say, "reading symphonies").

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/195

Connect with Mary Laura: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook


Catch up on all of the episodes in Volume II of OGB my short-form podcast where we explore just one great book in 10 minutes or less.


Thanks to today's sponsors:

  • If you want to travel easier check out the full line of Away sizes and colors. WSIRN listeners can get $20 off a suitcase by using promo code READNEXT20 during checkout!
Aug 06 2019
53 mins
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Rank #15: 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 #16: Ep 141: The Enneagram of your favorite book

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Anne chats with Ian Morgan Cron, noted Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, author of The Road Back to You and host of the Typology podcast, about how their favorite literary characters (and maybe a few movie characters) fit into the framework of the super-hot-right-now Enneagram personality system. From Hermione Granger to Jay Gatsby to Marianne Dashwood to Samwise Gamgee... today we cover a LOT of literary ground. 

If you don’t know anything about the Enneagram personality framework, don’t worry! This episode is totally newbie-friendly.

Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, a friendly comment section, and helpful Enneagram resources: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/141

Ian's website: http://www.iancron.com

Subscribe to Ian's show Typology.

Jul 17 2018
50 mins
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Rank #17: Ep 130: Must-read books by women writers

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Pop quiz - what is true of only 14 of the 110 Nobels awarded for Literature since the category's founding in 1901? Answer: only 14 women have received the honor.

Today’s guests Kendra Winchester and Autumn Privett are intent on giving brilliant female authors their due. Every month, their podcast Reading Women shines a spotlight on a different genre or type of author - some favorite past themes include Women in Translation, Southern Literature, and Women of Color.

So what better way to celebrate female authors on What Should I Read Next than a little roundtable literary matchmaking? Autumn, Kendra, and Anne chat about reading women as little girls, their favorite recent books by female authors, and introduce each other to hidden gems. Ready your TBR list!

Take the WSIRN listener survey: whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/survey

And let us know what YOU'RE reading this Summer, for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode: whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/talk

Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/130

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

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

Tune in to Reading Women podcast: https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com

May 01 2018
42 mins
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Rank #18: Ep 31: Lifetime favorite books and reading for a living

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Today Anne chats with Adam Verner. Adam reads for a living -- literally. When he was a kid and people asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up he’d say read books. So Adam grew up and turned his theatrical background into a job as a professional audiobook narrator.

Adam is also one of the few readers who's been decisive/brave/committed enough to choose his three all-time favorite books for the show.

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 Adam should read next!

Connect with Adam: Blog | Audiography

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

Jul 19 2016
45 mins
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Rank #19: Ep 80: Books that make you want to skip dinner, work, and the rest of your life

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Why is it SO HARD to describe a book you REALLY LOVE? Anne tries to figure it out with today's guest Cori Jara, a case worker in Eureka CA. Cori is a lifelong reader who loved the written word so much she became a creative writing major. But after college books lost their luster for Cori for a while—reading felt too much like work. So several years ago, she started keeping a detailed spreadsheet about what she was choosing to read. That spreadsheet led to an epiphany: she diagnosed why her reading life had gotten dull, and what she could do about it.

In this episode Anne and Cori talk the prosaic, like what it’s like to move to a town with a smaller library, and the unforgettable—like a book that makes you want to skip dinner, bedtime, and the rest of your life until you finish it.

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 Cori should read next!

Connect with Cori on Instagram

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

May 23 2017
47 mins
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Rank #20: Ep 161: Books on the Nightstand and on your wishlist

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Literary podcast nerds rejoice–Ann Kingman of Books On The Nightstand fame is behind the mic once more! We asked you to call and write in about the people you want to give the gift of a good read this year… and WOW, you all delivered! Ann and Anne are dishing out rapid-fire recommendations for young AND old readers with highly varied literary interests. You’ll also get to hear what Ann’s been up to since Books on the Nightstand shut its doors, and both their favorite bookish-but-NOT-book gifts for the holiday or any other season.


Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what bookish gifts YOU are giving this year: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/161


Listen to archived episodes of Books on the Nightstand at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/books-on-the-nightstand/id278076085?mt=2

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

Nov 27 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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