Rank #1: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
We speak to author Amor Towles about his latest work of historical fiction A Gentleman in Moscow.
Rank #2: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
In this episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Emma discuss a new YA favorite—THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon—and chat with the author.
Rank #3: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
In honor of the 10th episode of Book Club Appetizer, Abbe and Alana read DEAD WAKE and sat down with one of their all-time favorite authors, Erik Larson.
Rank #4: I'll Eat When I'm Dead by Barbara Bourland
Abbe and Emma discuss the murder mystery I'LL EAT WHEN I'M DEAD and Abbe interviews author Barbara Bourland about impossible standards of beauty and ethical fashion.
Rank #5: Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Abbe Wright interviews LGBTQ activist and author Jennifer Finney Boylan about her new novel, LONG BLACK VEIL, a thriller about the price of secrecy.
Rank #6: The Windfall by Diksha Basu
Read it Forward editors Abbe and Emma discuss going from no money to new money in THE WINDFALL by Diksha Basu and Abbe Wright interviews the author.
Rank #7: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang
This month, we read THE WANGS VS. THE WORLD by Jade Chang, a novel about family, fortune and the American Dream—and what happens when it all disappears.
Rank #8: Announcing the New and Improved Read it Forward Podcast
Introducing the Read It Forward Podcast
Calling all book nerds and podcast junkies! Read it Forward has launched a new podcast to share even more great book recommendations with readers. The Read It Forward Podcast, which debuted earlier this summer, is hosted by site editors Abbe Wright and Emma Shafer. Each week, the pair brings Read It Forward to life in your earbuds as they chat about their favorite books alongside authors and special guests.
On the Read It Forward Podcast you’ll:
· Discover what’s on the TBR piles of your favorite authors
· Receive “Litscriptions” for your every mood from Book Doctor Stella.
· Test your bookish knowledge with trivia segments
· Learn about Read-Alikes to find your next book and lots more
“Read it Forward is all about helping people find their next great book. Starting a podcast felt like a natural progression to continue recommending great books through a variety of platforms. Emma and I love talking about books with one another and hearing from authors about their own books and the books on their TBR piles. The Read it Forward podcast hopefully feels like a conversation between book lovers that will help guide you to your next wonderful read.” —Abbe Wright, Editor of Read it Forward
The ten-episode season runs through August 6 with new episodes released on Mondays. Start listening today on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to never miss an episode.
Rank #9: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
This month, Abbe and Alana read ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld, a modern re-telling of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and discuss what has changed—and what hasn't—about marriage and courtship since Austen's day.
Rank #10: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
This month, we read The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and speak to author Jennifer Ryan about her characters and inspiration.