He Read She Read

By Curtis and Chelsey

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He Read She Read is the podcast where a couple of married bookworms discuss what they’re reading and learning. Each week, Curtis and Chelsey talk about book-nerd topics, book recommendations, or their most recent buddy read. Listen with your spouse, partner, or best friend and enhance your reading life together.

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Episode 37: Back to School Classics, answering more listener questions about "classic literature" and recommending the best of the oldies
33:38

Today we’re answering MORE listener questions about “classic literature” (heavy air quotes), sharing which classics have inched their way up our to be read lists, and recommending some classics to read in the Fall. We also have some reminders: In order to win 3 months of free audiobooks, please take a minute to write a review on Apple podcasts and help more bookworms find our show. We’re so grateful for those reviews, and we’d really like to hit 100 reviews by our one year podcast anniversary in October. We'll draw the winners and announce them on the show in October. We’re also collecting questions for an Ask Us Anything episode in October to celebrate one year of podcasting together. Send your questions via email or DM.

 

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Show Notes:

 

Shakespeare

The Odyssey

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Episode 24

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Pronounce Alexander Dumas

The Black Count by Tom Reiss

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

On War by Carl von Clausewitz

Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

Edgar Allan Poe short stories

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

 

The Mandalorian

Star Wars Episode 9

Leavenworth

 

The Source of Self Regard by Toni Morrison

The Rendezvous by Daphne Du Maurier

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter



Sep 10, 2019
Episode 36: Montana 1948 Discussion, family secrets, coming of age stories, and the passive aggressive Midwest
44:58

On Episode 164 of What Should I Read Next, Anne Bogel recommended Montana 1948 by Larry Watson as a buddy read for us. Its strong sense of place, small town drama, and sparse but powerful prose appealed to both of our tastes. The story is about a 12 year old boy and his family and how the summer of 1948 changes, and unravels, them all. Listeners should be aware that this book discussion will cover topics like sexual assault, racism, and suicide. Take care of yourselves and skip this episode if you need to. 

 

Show Notes

WSIRN Episode 164

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Milkweed

American Boy by Larry Watson

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

LaRose by Lousie Erdrich

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

(On the episode, we grouped Richard Wagamese with Native American authors, but he is one of Canada's most important Indigenous authors. We highly recommend his book to all readers!)

Mindhunter

Grace and Frankie

How Did This Get Made

Seattle, Washington Stories of Native Women

NPR on Justice for Native Americans

Aug 27, 2019
Episode 35: Ode to Used Bookstores, our tips and treasures from shopping used bookstores this summer
30:35
Aug 13, 2019
He Rec'd She Rec'd Minisode: Plot-Driven Novels and Inspirational Memoirs for Katie
12:05

Today we have a very special bonus mini episode in which we are recommending books to one of our best friends from college. This episode is all about books for Katie, one of the kindest and smartest people we know. Katie is in our long distance book club that we run on Facebook, so we were able to use a little more information than what Katie gave us in order to recommend books for her. If, like Katie, you like plot-driven novels and inspirational true stories, then get your TBR lists ready. 

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Books Mentioned: 

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory













Jul 30, 2019
Episode 34: Bluebird, Bluebird Discussion, plus recommendations for atmospheric mystery, Western, and historical nonfiction books
40:26

Darren Matthews is a Black Texas Ranger, and he’s all too aware of the deeply embedded racial tensions in East Texas. His personal life is in turmoil, and he's supposed to turn his badge in, yet he can't help but get wrapped up in a small town mystery. Decades-long grudges and hatred surface as he investigates, but it seems like everyone except for Darren just wants to push the racism and prejudice down instead of rooting it out. This award-winning mystery is the first in Attica Locke’s Highway 59 series. Today we’re discussing Bluebird, Bluebird. (Our discussion episodes contain spoilers). 

 

Show Notes:

The Importance of OWN Voices Reviews

Review of Bluebird, Bluebird by Esi Edugyan

Attica Locke on her “love letter to Black Texans

Attica Locke: “In America, We Walk ‘Side by Side’ With Our Past”

First Black Texas Ranger

The First African-American Woman Texas Ranger

The Real Lone Ranger

 

We didn’t fully address the heavy use of racist language in Bluebird, Bluebird in our discussion and couldn’t find any reviews or interviews that focused on it. Here are two resources on the importance of learning the history behind racist terms:

 

Teaching Tolerance

The Root

 

Recommendations: 

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Pronto/Raylan by Elmore Leonard 

Jul 23, 2019
Episode 33: Books that Age Like Fine Wine, defining classic books and recommending summer literature
32:27
Jul 09, 2019
Episode 32: Discussing The River by Peter Heller, book recommendations, and honeymooning with a moose
40:17

In this episode, we’re discussing this summer’s wilderness mystery hit, The River by Peter Heller. In addition to sharing our thoughts on Jack and Wynn’s survival story, we revisit a memory from our honeymoon in Wyoming and offer book recommendations based on Heller’s prose. We’d love to hear what you think of The River or what you’re reading this summer. Connect with us at any of the links below:

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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Celine by Peter Heller

Sea Stories by William H. McRaven

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien

Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge

Serial Season 2

American Cipher by Matt Farwell and Michael Ames

Fleabag on Amazon Prime

The Popcast with Knox and Jamie

Bodyguard on Netflix

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke



Jun 25, 2019
Episode 31: Returning from Hiatus, what we've been reading and watching lately
31:24

We’re back! Thanks for waiting for us while we moved across the country and faced unexpected hurdles. Today we’re sharing what we’ve been up to during our hiatus, which television shows got us through a tough transition, and what we read (of course). Check out the show notes below for titles, helpful links, and more:

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Final Girls by Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Magic City Books, Tulsa

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer and August Cole

US Army Chief of Staff Reading List

F-35 Fighter Jets Article

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

His Girl Friday

The Thin Man

The Thrilling Adventure Hour

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

The Inventor

The Dropout

The Burning Issue of the Day by T.E. Kinsey

Chernobyl on HBO

Schitt’s Creek on Netflix

Patreon

iTunes News

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The River by Peter Heller

Jun 18, 2019
Episode 30: The Trial of Lizzie Borden Discussion, sharing our theories on the case and impressions of the book
37:48

Today we’re discussing our April buddy read, The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson. We talk about what we think of the case, the trial, and the Gilded Age gender politics. Considering the book is about a famous historical crime, this episode is pretty much spoiler-free. With plenty of sidetracking, book recommendations, and general nerding out, you can listen to the episode without having read the book. Be sure to tell us your thoughts on the Borden murders, recent Game of Thrones episodes, and what you’re reading lately!

 

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Show Notes:

The Trial of Lizzie Borden audiobook

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark audiobook

Borden crime scene photos

Smart Guy Disney, Lizzie Borden Episode

Serial Season 1

Making a Murderer

Sherlock Holmes

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Apr 23, 2019
Episode 29: Quarterly Book Haul, sharing our favorite book acquisitions so far in 2019, from sports history to poetry collections
38:11

Between books sales and birthday celebrations, we’ve acquired quite a few books so far in 2019! Today we’re sharing the highlights of our Quarter One book purchases, including poetry collections, sports stories, and mystery novels. We’re also answering a listener question about how to ask for Advanced Review Copies and giving our recommendations of the week.

 

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Show Notes:

How to request ARCs from publishers

NetGalley

The Art and Practice of Military Strategy 1984

Gods and Generals by Jeff Shara

What Should I Read Next Ep. 164

Gates of Fire Steven Pressfield

The Killer Angels by Michael Shara

James Baldwin: The Last Interview

Talent by Juliet Lapidos

Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey

Felicity by Mary Oliver

The Return by Hisham Matar

Commonplace Books OKC

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

On Writing by Stephen King

The Best Game Ever by Mark Bowden

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Forde

My Plain Jane by Hand, Ashton, and Meadows

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Boys of ‘36

Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon

Playing to the Edge by Michael V. Hayden

The Assault on Intelligence by Michael V. Hayden

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

The Jedburghs by Will Irwin

Dadland by Keggie Carew

The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham

Assata by Assata Shakur

Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

My Lady Jane by Hand, Ashton, and Meadows


Apr 09, 2019
Episode 28: Dare to Lead Discussion, embracing vulnerability and leading as introverts
47:56

Dare To Lead Buddy Read Discussion. This is further proof that sometimes finding the intersection of two very different reading tastes doesn't have to be difficult! @definitelyra suggested we read this one, and she knows us well. Curtis loves leadership books, and Chelsey has read some @brenebrown. Listen to our conversation to find out what we thought of the book and how we might apply the concepts for ourselves.

Show Notes

Announcement: We’re releasing two episodes in April, 4/9 and 4/23 because we’re prepping to move. Then we’ll be on hiatus for the month of May. We’ll still post Patreon content here.

Brene Brown

Man in the Arena Speech

Dare to Lead Resources

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

Mar 26, 2019
Episode 27: Back to School, how we balance grad school and reading for fun
32:37

Back to School! It might seem like an odd time to talk about school (is it spring break yet?), but with Curtis two classes in and Chelsey nearly finished with her degree, we figured we had better capture our thoughts now. Today we're talking about how grad school has shaped our reading lives. If you're curious about going back to school as an adult, balancing reading with...well, more reading, or what we're studying, this is the episode you've been waiting for.

Show Notes

The Lost Queen by Signe Pike

Beowulf

VSU Masters in English

MSU Masters in Leadership

Jane Eyre

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Librofm

Harvard Business Must Reads

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard

Friends from College on Netflix

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Power of Vulnerability



Mar 19, 2019
Episode 26: Getting Ready for Game of Thrones, what to read, watch, and listen to before and after the final season
44:37
Mar 12, 2019
Episode 25: Birthday Books, our wishlists and recommendations for spring birthday bookworms
45:19
Mar 05, 2019
Episode 24: If Beale Street Could Talk Discussion, with our favorite Trader Joe's carpool pals Brit and Richard
01:10:50

On today’s episode, our IRL friends Brit and Richard are back to discuss If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. We saw the movie together and then read the book, which might sound backwards to some readers, but it enriched our conversation. We talk about the book, the movie, and how James Baldwin manages to tackle big social issues in such beautiful small scenes. It’s a long discussion, and an important one. We’re so happy that Brit and Richard took the time to read and discuss this classic work with us!

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Show Notes:

Sarah Brightman and the Russian Space Program on NPR

If Beale Street Could Talk Audiobook

Serial Season 3

Regina King Oscar Acceptance Speech

Hallmark Mahogany

If Beale Street Could Talk Soundtrack

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

50% off Haymarket Books on the struggle for Black liberation

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Care and Feeding of ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

James Baldwin and Black Feminism

Beale Street Reading List

How James Baldwin’s Writings About Love Evolved

Beale Street Changed My Life

 

Feb 26, 2019
Episode 23: Recommendations for Listeners Part 2, for readers who love sci-fi, history, true crime, audiobooks, and more
53:27

We put our matchmaking hats back on to answer some of the recommendation requests in our inbox. Today we’re recommending titles to listeners looking for books to read as a couple, books for their spouses, or audiobooks for themselves. We’re talking science fiction, diverse fantasy, true crime, military history, and more. You might need to make room on your TBR list!

Show Notes

Artemis by Andy Weir

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer and August Cole

Army Reading List

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Lucky 666 by Bob Drury and Tom Clavlin

Lost in Shangri La by Mitchell Zuckoff

Legend by Marie Lu

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Winter of the World by Ken Follett

The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemison

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James

Michael B. Jordan Film Adaptation

Children of Blood and Bone

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

The Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Orbit Publishing

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce

In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie

Frozen Trailer

11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 Hulu Miniseries

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle MacNamara

Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer by Michaud and Aynesworth

The Ted Bundy Tapes

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Dry by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

You on Netflix

Sipsby Tea Subscription


Feb 19, 2019
Episode 22: Literary Smorgasbord featuring Listener Q and A, Reading Update, Favorites List, and February TBR
52:50

It’s a literary smorgasbord! We’re breaking out the bookish charcuterie platter with a listener Q&A, reading update, favorites list, and February TBR. Learn about how we met, why we love reading goals, and which literary romances stick with us. We would love to hear from you! What’s on your to-be-read list? Which literary couple is your favorite? Connect with us on Instagram or send us an email to say hello.

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Show Notes

Reading Goals Episode 16

The Stacks Book Drive

Commonplace Books OKC

The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison

Beatrice and Benedick Much Ado About Nothing

Jon Snow and Ygritte Storm of Swords

Mitch Rapp and Anna Reilly Transfer of Power

Tessa Dare

Julia Quinn

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce

We Are Okay by Nina Lacour

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Will they/won’t they mysteries: Cormoran Strike, Veronica Speedwell, Lady Sherlock

The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

@spinesvines

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

 

Recommendations of the Week:

Supernatural

Instant Hotel on Netflix



Feb 12, 2019
Episode 21: Reading Together, talking reading and relationships with our IRL best friends, introducing Brit and Richard (plus book recommendations, Hamilton fangirling and making fun of Curtis)
01:14:00

On today’s episode, we’re hanging out with our real life best friends, Brit and Richard. We ask them about how they met, what they like to read, and which television shows they’re loving lately. In between all of that is a lot of laughter and a little bit of real talk, which pretty much sums up our collective friendship and every time we get together. Brit and Richard will be joining us later this month to talk about If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. We all saw the movie together a few weeks ago, but none of us have read the book. We hope you’ll join us for that conversation, too!

 

Today is a great day to recommend the He Read She Read Podcast to your best friends or neighbors.

 

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Show Notes:

 

*Chelsey kept laughing while she edited the episode, so the show notes might not be as complete as usual. Apologies.*

 

Hamilton on Spotify

Broadway Playlist for your next get together or car ride

Great Illustrated Classics

Harry Potter

Goosebumps

White Fang by Jack London

Little Golden Books

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy

Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Artemis by Andy Weir

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

“Swingin’ Out Of Your Shoes”

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

The Aspergers Guide

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

How Long ‘til Black Future Month by N.K. Jemison

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adeji-Brenyah

The Final Table on Netflix

Feb 05, 2019
Episode 20: The Song of Achilles Discussion, team #patrochilles, and why Hamilton is a Greek tragedy
01:18:06

On today’s episode, we’re answering the important questions, like “how are Achilles and Alexander Hamilton actually the same person?” And “do we ship Achilles and Patroclus?” The answer to that one is OBVIOUSLY YES. We also nerd out over historical and literary background info and get into other book-club-like topics. We love talking about our buddy reads each month and can’t wait to hear what you thought of The Song of Achilles! Leave us a comment on Instagram or send us an email at hereadshereadpodcast@gmail.com.

 

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Show Notes:

Madeline Miller Bio

The Iliad

The Odyssey

Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay

#Patrochilles

Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

What Should I Read Next Episode 164

Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller Interview

Dan Carlin Hardcore History Podcast

Dan Carlin Patreon

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin




Jan 29, 2019
Episode 19: Reading Routines, answering listener questions about how, where, and when we read
39:41

If you’re like Chelsey, you get nosy about people’s reading routines, their habits, and maybe even what their bookshelves look like. On today’s episode, we’re answering listener questions about our reading routines, including where and when we get our best reading done. We also offer tips on how to read more, plus some book recommendations. We would love to know about your reading habits! Visit us on Instagram and leave a comment on the Episode 19 post.

 

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Show Notes:

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Becoming by Michelle Obama

24 in 48 Challenge

25 in 5 Challenge

NYT Bookstagram Article

Reading Music

Washington by Ron Chernow

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Hamilton by Ron Chernov

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

 

Curtis’ Rec: Brooklyn 99

Chelsey’s Rec: Derry Girls

 

Spotify Playlists for Reading:

Outlander Soundtrack S1, S2, S3

If Beale Street Could Talk Soundtrack

The Artist Soundtrack

Jane Austen Soundtrack

Epic Classical

Gentle Classical

Reading Jazz

Reading Soundtrack

Reading Chillout

Soft Focus

Intense Studying

Pop Goes Classical

Instrumental Pop Covers




Jan 22, 2019
Episode 18: Books That Shaped Us, tracing our reading lives from childhood to adulthood and indulging in nerdy nostaliga with Star Wars, Narnia, and Little House on the Prairie
38:06

Inspired by Curtis’ guest appearance on The SSR Podcast, we’re returning to our favorite childhood reads to figure out how they have shaped us as readers. We compare what we read then to what we read now, share some nerdy anecdotes, and reflect on how beloved characters have influenced our personalities. We encourage you to reflect on your own reading journey and let us know what you discover. Find us on Instagram @hereadsheread or email us: hereadshereadpodcast@gmail.com.

 

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Educated by Tara Westover

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells

The SSR Podcast

Episode 1: Hardy Boy Meets Nancy Drew

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Star Wars X-Wing Series

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Babysitter’s Club

Dear America

The Royal Diaries

The Diary of Anne Frank

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

Crucible of Command by William C. Davis

Grant by Ron Chernov

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

 

Curtis' Rec of the Week: ask a parent about what you liked to read as a child

Chelsey's Rec of the Week: SSR Episode 9

 

January Buddy Read: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


Jan 15, 2019
Episode 17: Recommendations for Reading Husbands, answering listener questions and recommending books for readers who like journalism, history, espionage, fantasy, and sports
39:04

In this week’s episode, Chelsey and Curtis have way too much fun giving recommendations to listeners who want to find the perfect books for their husbands. It’s a puzzle! It’s a challenge! It’s a chance to be a little bossy! These are Chelsey and Curtis’ favorite things. Honestly, why didn’t they start this podcast sooner? Anyway, listen in and you just might pick up a recommendation for yourself or a unique reader in your life.

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Show Notes:

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

American Fire by Monica Hesse

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History by Mike Pesca

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman

Ghost Wars by Steve Coll

Directorate S by Steve Coll

The Way of the Knife by Mark Mazzetti

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre

Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

Spy Game Movie

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre

October Sky by Homer Hickam

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Martian by Andy Weir

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Leguin

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Saga Graphic Novels

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Black Count by Tom Reiss

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Leuchtturm1917 Notebook

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller



Jan 08, 2019
Episode 16: Reading Goals for 2019, a British Baking Show murder mystery, and how to use book darts
33:01

This week we’re setting our reading goals for 2019! Whether or not you make your own reading goals this year, we hope this episode inspires you to assess what’s working or what could be better in your reading life. Self-reflection is vital for growth, and for us this includes the books we read and the information we take in. But first, we begin plotting our mystery novel and future creative writing endeavors.

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Show Notes

The Great British Baking Show

Leadership Challenges: A Candid Collection

Facebook Portal Commercial

Episode 2: The Great Rereading Debate

Edmund Morris Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy

NK Jemison Broken Earth Trilogy

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Book Darts

The Fifth Season by NK Jemison

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

Indiebound.org

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Jan 01, 2019
Episode 15: Devil in a Blue Dress Discussion, plus a mini history and literature lesson
53:01

We’re putting Curtis’ history expertise and Chelsey’s literature degree to good use in this episode to discuss and analyze Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley, the first in his Easy Rawlins mystery series. We keep the discussion spoiler-free for about half of the episode. If you love mystery, film noir, or classic literature, then this book might be for you! Mosley manages to pack a ton of action, characterization, and social commentary in this short, 200 page novel. Dim the lights, pour a glass of bourbon, and put on your fedoras. It’s time to go back to 1948 and see what Easy Rawlins is up to…

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Show Notes:

Tuskegee Airmen

761st Tank Battalion (Black Panthers)

92nd Infantry Division (Buffalo Soldiers)

Medal of Honor Racial Disparity

Post-War Climate and Civil Rights

James Baldwin: The American Dream

Hardboiled Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Double Indemnity

Elements of Noir

Jim Crow Laws By State

Women in Film Noir

Books by Walter Mosley

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Stacks Podcast

Black Knights by Lynn Homan

Night at the Museum

Red Tails

Doris Miller

Dec 25, 2018
Episode 14: Favorite Books of 2018, plus books as gifts and book pairing recommendations
47:20
Dec 18, 2018
Episode 13: Auto-Buy Authors, the authors we love in nonfiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and more
29:43
Dec 11, 2018
Episode 12: Interview with Dorion and Harmony, Founders of Literacy Lounge, discussing the importance of Black literature, self care, and sharing books as a community
26:58

Today we’re chatting with Dorion and Harmony, the founders of Literacy Lounge, a monthly subscription box that highlights Black literature and offers a simple approach to enhancing your reading experience and living a healthy and conscious lifestyle. We loved getting to know Dorion and Harmony, a newly engaged couple, and talking about books and reading (of course). Dorion and Harmony also took us behind the scenes of entrepreneurship, opened up about their dreams for Literacy Lounge, and explained the importance of Black literature plus self care. We think you’ll enjoy listening in on our conversation and hope you’ll check out Literacy Lounge at https://www.theliteracylounge.com/.

 

Show Notes

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Startupland by Mikkel Svane

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers M.D.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Bookworm Pet Peeves

The Wait by DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good

About Literacy Lounge

Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Stitch Crew

Well Read Black Girl

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Literacy Lounge on Instagram

Dec 04, 2018
Episode 11: You Learn by Living Buddy Read Discussion, plus tips for how to read multiple books at once
59:26

Today we’re discussing You Learn By Living by Eleanor Roosevelt. We both enjoyed this buddy read for Nonfiction November. Because Roosevelt offers advice and anecdotes, this whole conversation is spoiler-free. In fact, it’s an easy one to listen in on even if you haven’t read the book because our discussion is both thematic and personal. We also answer a listener question about juggling multiple reads and share a little bit about how to participate in Dressember next month. Find our bonus content, monthly newsletters and reading wrap-up episodes on Patreon: www.patreon.com/hereadsheread.

Show Notes:

The Roosevelts Documentary

Reading to Learn, Ep. 5

“Rachel Hollis has wooed millions of women with her book…”

The Dark Side of Girl Wash Your Face

Dressember w/@definitelyRA

Mindhunter

The Next Right Thing Podcast

Nov 27, 2018
Episode 10: Book to Television Adaptations, chatting about what makes an adaptation worth watching, Game of Thrones and Outlander, and upcoming projects like Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series on Netflix
52:10

Curtis and Chelsey are talking about their favorite (and not-so-favorite) book to TV adaptations! In this episode they cover how their view of adaptations has changed, what they love about Game of Thrones and Outlander (and many more shows), and which shows they wish would make it to the small screen. You might find yourself adding to both your to-be-read and to-watch lists after listening to this episode. Submit your feedback or listener questions to hereadshereadpodcast@gmail.com and consider supporting the show on Patreon! www.patreon.com/hereadsheread

 

Show Notes:

Holes

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Game of Thrones

Kingkiller Chronicles

Outlander

Sherlock

Emma

Big Little Lies

The Handmaid’s Tale

Justified

Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard

The Magicians

Westworld

Hannibal

The Unit

Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney

Still Star Crossed

Strike

Lin Manuel Miranda Kingkiller Chronicles

Syfy George R.R. Martin Show

Bridgertons on Netflix

Band of Brothers

The Pacific

Maisie Dobbs

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

The Great British Baking Show

The Outsider by Stephen King

You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

Nov 20, 2018
Episode 9: Audiobooks for Holiday Road Trips, British accents, and recommendations of the week featuring a video game and a bingeable Netflix show
32:27
Nov 13, 2018
Episode 8: Nonfiction November Reading Recommendations, why we read nonfiction and how we select audiobooks for our varied reading tastes
32:40

It’s November! We’re ready to say goodbye to the leaves on the trees and say hello to all of the nonfiction books we’ve been meaning to read. In this episode, we answer a listener question about how to select audiobooks for road trips, chat about what we like in our nonfiction, and walk you through our TBR lists for this month.

 

Show Notes:

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Phillips

www.audibletrial.com/hereadsheread

When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Educated by Tara Westover

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

Grant by Ron Chernow

Relentless Strike by Sean Naylor

Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli

The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

What Unites Us by Dan Rather

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson

Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

Bad Blood by John Carreyou

The Outsider by Stephen King

On Writing by Stephen King

Eloquent Rage by Brittany Cooper

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

The Passing of the Armies by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

www.patreon.com/hereadsheread

Nov 06, 2018
Episode 7: A Darker Shade of Magic Discussion, plus fantasy reading preferences and dream casting
01:00:22

It’s our first buddy read episode! We’re excited to discuss A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. We chat about our fantasy reading preferences, what we enjoyed in this fast-paced novel, and where we disagree. We keep the discussion spoiler free for about 30 minutes before letting loose, so if you haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic, you can still listen in. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to pick up the book and return to the rest of the discussion later! Check out our Patreon page for more buddy read content: www.patreon.com/hereadsheread

 

Show Notes:

The Hero’s Journey

“For Luck”

A Darker Shade of Magic Dream Cast

 

Books Mentioned:

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

Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Oct 30, 2018
Episode 6: Bookworm Pet Peeves, the perils and pitfalls of loving and collecting books
40:26

In this week’s episode, Curtis and Chelsey vent their bookworm pet peeves and discuss the perils of being obsessed with books. Which bookish pet peeve do you think is the most cringe-worthy? Dog-eared pages, deckled edges, and broken spines might top the list. The couple that reads together also share several listener pet peeves, what they’re reading lately, and recommendations of the week! Next week is the buddy read discussion of A Darker Shade of Magic, so you still have time to read along! Don’t forget to write a quick review on iTunes and share @hereadsheread on Instagram if you’re loving the podcast.

Show Notes:

Audible Trial Free Book

A Star Is Born Soundtrack

Books Mentioned:

A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Simple Genius by David Baldacci

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

The Outsider by Stephen King

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann



Oct 23, 2018
Episode 5: Reading to Learn vs. Reading for Fun, making time to read and reading with purpose
35:29
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 4: Mystery Recommendations for October, sassy lady detectives vs. macho man investigators
43:48

In this episode, Curtis and Chelsey recommend mystery novels they've both loved, discuss their favorite mystery tropes, and plan their own debut novel! They also bring up October to-be-read lists, seasonal reading, and details for their first giveaway on Instagram at @hereadsheread. 

 

Show Notes

Book Riot Diverse Mysteries List 1

Book Riot Diverse Mysteries List 2

Hocus Pocus

Scream

True Crime Documentaries on Netflix

Books Mentioned

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Uluo

The Wolves of Calla by Stephen King

Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A Brush With Death by Ali Carter

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith

Lady Hardcastle Series T.E. Kinsey

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

The Dry by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

In the Woods by Tana French

The Witch Elm by Tana French

Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson

Term Limits by Vince Flynn

The Scot Harvath Series by Brad Thor

The Will Robie Series by David Baldacci

Hour Game by David Baldacci

The Watchman by Robert Crais

The Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King

Alex Cross #1 by James Patterson

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Veronica Speedwell Series by Deanna Raybourn

Lady Sherlock Series by Sherry Thomas

Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Khan

Still Life by Louise Penny

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

 

Oct 09, 2018
Episode 3: Bookstore Dates, bookish ideas for couples, friends, and Tinder matches
40:57
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 2: The Great Rereading Debate, how many books can you read before you die?
37:02
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 1: Hardy Boy Meets Nancy Drew, becoming readers in the late 90's with Wishbone, Reading Rainbow, and The Boxcar Children
35:36

Curtis and Chelsey discuss their favorite childhood reading memories, including library nostalgia, The Boxcar Children series, and Wishbone. They also answer a listener question, reminisce about introverting at school, and give their recommendations of the week. Grab your reading buddy, a cup of tea, and stroll down memory lane! Let He Read She Read know about YOUR favorite childhood reading experiences on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. 

Show Notes:

Restrepo Documentary

Boxcar Children Article

Wishbone Article

Wishbone Episodes

Reading Rainbow Article

Arthur DW Library Episode

Arthur Locked In Episode

 

Recs of the Week:

SSR Podcast

Jack Ryan on Amazon

 

Books Mentioned:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

War by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Baby-Sitter’s Club Series

Nancy Drew Mysteries

The Boxcar Children Series

The Wizard of Oz Series

Hardy Boys Mysteries

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Mr. Rogers Biography by Maxwell King

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Sammy Keyes Mysteries

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Harry Potter Series

Star Wars Series

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Jack Ryan Series

Oct 02, 2018
Episode 0: Introducing He Read She Read
16:38
Sep 09, 2018