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Reviews: 4

lin
 Nov 30, 2019
love the show but have some complaints. the hosts' political opinions are very interesting to me but not their tendency to Monday morning quarterback and treat gray areas as completely black and white (see this year's Nobel conversations)

Jeff Culverhouse
 Jul 17, 2019


 Feb 18, 2019


 Jan 30, 2019

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Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com

Episode Date
E347: Addendum to the Scolding
2784
Jan 20, 2020
E346: The Dr. Seuss Complex
3096
Jan 13, 2020
E345: The Books of the Decade
4027
Jan 06, 2020
E344: 2019 Year in Review
3116

Jeff and Rebecca look back that the stories that made 2019 in books and reading. Plus, some of their favorite non-book things of the years.

This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot’s YA Instagram

The Read Harder Journal

Sips by

Libro.fm

Dec 23, 2019
E343: Reverse Bermuda Triangle
3333
Dec 16, 2019
E342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2
4381

Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus

The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Riot's Read Harder 2020 Challenge


Books and authors recommended in this episode:

Marge Piercy

Mary Oliver

Elizabeth Bishop 

Top Gun by Dan Pedersen

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isbell Wilkerson

Building Stories, Salt Fat Acid Heat, 

Saga Compendium 1

Monstress

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

All You Can Ever Know

2am at the Cats Pajamas

The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap

Different Seasons

Last Woman Standing

My Sister the Serial Killer

The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz,

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Dan Brown!?!

Nature Fix,

Braiding Sweetgrass

On Trails

Preparing the Ghost

One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman

The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Vegan for Everybody

Oh She Glows

Afro-Vegan

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

CITY OF BRASS by SA Chakraboty

Folk of the Air series by Holly Black

City of Girls

Rich & Pretty

HOW TO BAKE EVERYTHING by Mark Bittman

 Sister Pie

Small Victories

Dining In

HOW TO and WHAT IF by Randall Munroe

 The $64 Tomato by Bill Alexander

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Heritage by Sean Brock,

Best Cook in the World,

Buttermilk Graffiti

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

 

Dec 09, 2019
E341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1
3891

Jeff and Rebecca tackle the first batch of listener recommendation requests for the 2020 holiday season.


This episode is sponsored by:

Opus X One - Obsidian Detective by Michael Anderle

Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger

Feminist Book Club Box + Podcast

The Great Courses Plus


She Said

So You Want to Talk About Race

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Dear Madam President

Wolfpack by Abby Wambach

Power of Meaning

Bored & Brilliant

The Adventurer’s Son

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

The Master Plan by Chris Wilson

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf

Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David Blight

Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

How to Be Married

Mating in Captivity

Marriageology by Belinda Luscombe

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin

Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

Best American Food Writing 2019

Taste of Country Cooking

Notes of a Young Black Chef by Kuame Onuawachi

Burn the Place by Iliana Ragan

Storied Life of AJ Fikry

84 Charing Cross Road

Shadow of the Wind

Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Jasmine Guillory

Alyssa Cole

Helen Hoang

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Most Fun We Ever Had

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Beyond the Bedroom Wall by Larry Woiwode

Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Perfect Little World

Celeste Ng

Daisy Jones & The Six

Go Like Hell by AJ Baimie

How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey

What It Is Like to Go To War by Karl Marlantes

Dec 01, 2019
E340: Clutching Intensifies
3171
Nov 25, 2019
E339: Nerd Nuggets
2524
Nov 18, 2019
BONUS: Adaptation Nation
3597

Jeff and Rebecca discuss three big new TV adaptions: His Dark Materials (HBO), Watchmen (HBO), and Dickinson (Apple TV+).

This episode is sponsored by:

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Nov 14, 2019
E338: A Smaller But Messier Problem
3348
Nov 11, 2019
BONUS: Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET
4889

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of ROMEO + JULIET.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Nov 07, 2019
E337: Ice Cream Divergent
3508
Nov 04, 2019
BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates
4132

Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Relevant Link:

The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Oct 30, 2019
E336: Ducks! Geese! Sheep!
4149
Oct 28, 2019
BONUS: Half-Baked Ideas
2843

Jeff throws half-baked ideas about things that should exist in the world of books and reading at Rebecca to see which, if any, aren't horrible.


This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

Oct 24, 2019
E335: Flailing, Floundering, and Sinking
3940
Oct 21, 2019
BONUS: The Double Nobel
2592

Jeff and Rebecca try to make sense of this year's double Nobel Prize in Literature.

This episode is sponsored by:

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

The Dolly Factory by Elizabeth Macneal


Links discussed in this episode:

Two Nobel Prizes Awarded in Literature

Ron Charles on the Double Nobel

Oct 17, 2019
E334: Agent of Chaos
2726
Oct 14, 2019
BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
4777

Jeff and Rebecca read and watch The Shawshank Redemption.

This episode is sponsored by:

Where to Begin by Cleo Wade

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Oct 09, 2019
E333: Louder and with a Different Person
4244

Jeff and Vanessa consider a list of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, do another round of Bookshop.org talk, get another perspective on throttling books at libraries, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

All the Devils by Barry Eisler

Links discussed in this episode:

Petition to reinstate Trans 101 at Missouri Library

The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

The Case for Not Charging Fines for Overdue Library Books

One in 5 Americans now listen to audiobooks

The Case for Not Charging Fines for Overdue Library Books

One in 5 Americans now listen to audiobooks


Oct 07, 2019
BONUS: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
4291

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. What is it about? Is it good? Why is selling faster than fresh-dug swamp mussels? Answers and more than a few questions in this episode.


This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger


Link discussed in this episode:

The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel

Oct 02, 2019
E332: The Morality Tax
3541
Sep 30, 2019
BONUS: The Handmaid's Tale Phenomenon
4872

Jeff and Rebecca talk about how The Handmaid's Tale has become a cultural icon and also give their thoughts on the sequel, The Testaments.

This episode is sponsored by:

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger


Sep 25, 2019
E331: Camp No Doy
2344
Sep 23, 2019
BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
5286

Jeff and Amanda dive (!) into the book and let's face it, MOSTLY, the movie: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.

This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Sep 18, 2019
E330: The Book-Buying Version of the Zombie Apocalypse
3953
Sep 16, 2019
BONUS: INTERPRETER OF MALADIES: 20 Years Later
3313

Jeff and Rebecca have gone back and read a mutual favorite, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of it's publication.

This episode is sponsored by:

Tidelands by Philippa Greggory

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Sep 11, 2019
E329: Two Feet of Parchment About Moonstones
3016
Sep 09, 2019
2019 Fall Book Preview
4059

Jeff and Rebecca go through 14 of the fall's buzziest books and declare whether or not they would buy, hold, or sell them.

This episode is sponsored by:

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Sep 05, 2019
E328: The Uncanny Valley of Human Communication
3818
Sep 02, 2019
E327: Knocking Out the Crawdads
2991
Aug 26, 2019
E326: Average Burgle Duration
2988

This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow up about The Da Vinci Code, consider the latest iteration of Obama's reading list, talk about increased pushback against Drag Queen Story Hour, and more.

This episode is sponsored by:

TBR

Book Riot Insiders

Links discussed in this episode:

Florida DoC has banned more than 22,000 books

Protest seeks to stop libraries from supporting Drag Queen Story Hour Obama’s summer reading list

Tucson school lets students trade in good behavior chips for free books

JD Salinger finally coming to ebooks

Aug 19, 2019
E325: Post-Botox Barnes & Noble
3193

Rebecca and Sharifah pay tribute to Toni Morrison's life and work, discuss Barnes & Noble's post-acquisition future, speculate about Lisa-Marie Presley's forthcoming memoir, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

Libro FM

TBR - Tailored Book Recommendations


News discussed on the show:

Rest in Power, Toni Morrison

Barnes & Noble Acquisition by Elliott Advisors is complete

Unsatisfying sentence for the Iowa man who burned LGBTQ library books

Lisa-Marie Presley gets $3million deal for forthcoming "tell-all" memoir

Scholastic pulls book after author is accused of inappropriate behavior

A whole lot of books are now in the public domain because of failure to renew copyrights

Hero of the Week

Aug 12, 2019
E324: The Da Vinci Code
4243

Jeff and Rebecca discuss the book, the movie, the phenomenon: The Da Vinci Code.


This episode is sponsored by:

One Good Dead by David Baldacci

TBR

Book Riot Insiders


Aug 05, 2019
E323: Canary of Disruption
2625

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Booker Prize long-list, a best-selling author going to Amazon, a shady event cancellation at a library, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

Libro.fm

Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford


Links discussed in this episode:

Megan! Rapinoe! Book deal!

Dean Koontz signs 5-book deal with Amazon

Texax library cancels even w/ trans author

Avon is accepting unagented submissions with #ownvoices emphasis

French army hiring sci-fi writers

Booker Prize longlist



Jul 29, 2019
E322: Everything Is Going to Be OK
2610

Jeff and Rebecca talk about a fancy Song of Ice and Fire edition, Apple getting into original podcasts, a cool new bookstore in Chicago, and more. Then, Jeff talk with Gretchen McCulloch about her new book Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

Libro.fm


Links discussed in this episode:

Bookstores Against Borders is still going, over 100k

New $1,000 special edition of Song of Ice and Fire already sold out

Now Apple is going to make original podcasts

Chicago’s only black woman-owned bookstore is open!

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

Jul 22, 2019
E321: Troubling the Dan Brown Meridian
3537

Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of the year, follow up about THE STARLESS SEA, go over the ethics of ARCs, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Libro.fm

The Great Courses Plus

Book Riot Insiders


Links discussed in this episode:

PW breaks down the bestsellers of the year so far

Ongoing: Iowa man accused of burning LGBTQ books loses motion to dismiss

Follow-up: if an HP tv show is going to happen it will be here

Amazon is making a LoTR MMO

Annotated #21: Viral



Jul 15, 2019
E320: Value Over Replacement Barfing
3642

This week's topics include the faintest rumblings of a Harry Potter television show, Book Riot's favorite books of 2019 so far, a ridiculously though plausibly effective pair of motion-sickness reducing glasses, and more.


This week's episode is sponsored by:

Libro.fm

Finale by Stephanie Garbar

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean


Links discussed in this episode:


Warner Brothers developing a Harry Potter TV show

Book Riot’s Best Books of the Year So Far

Another bookstore asks for community support, this time with a clear message

Texas school district banned an LGBT-themed book and covered it up

Crazy motion-sickness fighting glasses

Closure of Microsoft bookstore shows fundamental problem with ebooks and DRM


Jul 08, 2019
E319: No Nuance Whatsoever
3044

Jeff and Rebecca talk about divergent solutions to the same indie bookstore problem, Scribd's new digest feature, joining libraries to other social services, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Some Like it Scandalous by Maya Rodale

The Share Triumph Virtual Conference

Libro.fm


Links discussed in this episode:

Ongoing: Prisons now banning books that teach how to code

Another story from that BN-sponsored fellowship

Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing

Scribd launches “Snapshots” providing 15-minute summaries

Indie Bookstore Sankofa Wins Tax Break

Book Culture makes public plea for….help?


Jul 01, 2019
E318: #318: The Will to Prequel
3157
Jun 24, 2019
E317: #317: Chaotic Neutral
3068
Jun 16, 2019
E316: #316: NCIS: Vatican
3517
Jun 10, 2019
E315: #315: Hold the Needle
3727

Jeff and Rebecca talk about Book Expo America, Mindy Kaling doing an Amazon exclusive, breaking the Scripps Spelling Bee, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

All the Books

Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn


Links discussed in this episode:

Mindy Kaling to publish new essay collection w/ Amazon Publishing summer 2020

8 Kids Break the Scripps Spelling Bee

Jun 03, 2019
E314: #314: Business Class Elite Diamond Platinum Plus
3155

This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about podcast platforms, worry about George RR Martin's new deadline, admire and critique Bill Gates' new book recommendation video, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Birthday by Meredith Russo

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake


Links discussed in this episode:

New Bill Gates summer reading recs video

GRRM sets March 2020 deadline for Winds of Winter

Barnes & Noble brings Nook back with a bigger screen

May 27, 2019
E313: #313: The Hierarchy of Socks is Real
3762
May 20, 2019
E312: #312: 2019 Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show, Part 2
3010

The second part of our 2019 Moms, Dads, and Grads recommendation show.


This episode is sponsored by:

BookCon

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio

Exhalation by Ted Chiang


Books recommended in this episode:

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang,

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Men We Reaped by Jesymn Ward.

Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Daisy Jones and the Six

I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin,

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle

IQ by Joe Ide

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Saints for All Occasions by J Courtney Sullivan

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Also LOVE, HATE,

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sadhya Menon

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Swamplandia by Karen Russell

Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen

You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

This Is How It Feels by Rebecca Barrow


May 13, 2019
E311: #310: Filigreed Elvish
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May 05, 2019
E310: #309: 2019 Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendations, Part 1
3621

Our annual Moms, Dads, and Grads recommendation show!


This episode is sponsored by:

Libro.fm

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher

Kindle Unlimited

TBR


Books Recommended in this episode:

Trail Like Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Buckskin by Erika Wurth

The River by Peter Heller

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Buttermilk by Ed Lee.

Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi

I Hear She’s a Real Bitch by Jen Agg

Blood Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Yes Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

American Spy by lauren wilkinson

The Taipei Night Market series by Ed Lin (starts with Ghost Month)

How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton Christenson

So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport

The Power of Meaning by Emily Eshfahani Smith,

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Chemistry by Weiki Wang

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC series by VE SCHWAB

Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

A Study in Scarlet by Sherry Thomas

Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn

The Greatest Cook in the World by Rick Bragg

The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis,

Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl,

Blueplate Special and How to Cook a Moose by Kate Christensen

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz

Somewhere Only We Know  by Maureen Goo

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding



Apr 29, 2019
E309: #308: The Cargo Pants Pocket For Your Life
4018

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about millennial audiobook habits, the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, Penguin Random House's loyalty program, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus

Kindle Unlimited

Libro.fm

TBR


Links discussed in this episode:

Pulitzers announced

OverDrive report on audiobooks habits

Random House begins loyalty program

The library on the moon

Apr 22, 2019
E308: #307: Justice for Bob
3606
Apr 15, 2019
E307: #306: A Squirt of Something
3436

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about more book bans in prisons, Scribd getting into original content, listener feedback, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

The Great Courses Plus

The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

Book Riot's TBR


Links discussed in this episode:

KidLit These Days mention

Washington State DOC bans prisoners from receiving used books

Kelly’s piece

Scribd kicks off original content

Mary Norris and Swati Teerthala on Recommended

Apr 08, 2019
E306: #305: Selective Tree Hugging
2951
Apr 01, 2019
E305: Quick Note: Shenanigans and Snafus
33

Due to a series of scheduling shenanigans and technical snafus, there is no new episode this week. Have no fear, we'll be back next Monday, April 1, with more of what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading.

Mar 26, 2019
E305: #304: Narrative Fissure
3534

This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk a major change to Amazon's pricing policy, an obvious but nonetheless interesting comment from George RR Martin, a library robot, the power and responsibility of tech platforms, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

Lola

Mem by Bethany Morrow

The Great Courses


Links discussed in this episode:

Amazon changing pricing policy

George RR Martin really wishes he finished the books already

Meet the BookBot!

WH Smith reports no gender pay gap for second consecutive year

...as opposed to the gaps that exist in US publishing

Arthur A. Levine leaves Scholastic to start an independent publishing venture

Amazon pulls promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation

Mar 18, 2019
E303: #303: Durable Dirigibles
3051
Mar 11, 2019
E302: #302: Scrolling is Fundamental
3257
Mar 05, 2019
E301: #301: Bibliographic Rigor
3322
Feb 25, 2019
E300: #300: Notional Confetti Cannon
2917
Feb 18, 2019
E299: #299: Vamp a Euphemism
3186
Feb 11, 2019
E298: #298: The Ideal Turkey-to-Hero Ratio
3359
Feb 04, 2019
E297: #297: The Most Whimsical Whatever
3493
Jan 28, 2019
E296: #296: Orcs, Leprechauns, and All That Stuff
3158

Jeff and Rebecca offer their appreciation for Mary Oliver, wonder at the continued strength of BECOMING, hope for the failure of another attempt to marginalize transgender kids books, appreciate Drag Queen story hour, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Read Harder Journal

The Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

Blinkist


Links discussed in this episode:

RIP Mary Oliver

Becoming has longest run atop Amazon sales charts since 50 Shades

KS library considers moving transgender kids’ books to separate area

ACLU sues Louisiana library over Drag Queen Story Hour ban

Tennessee man planning $40million “ancient lore” resort that is basically The Shire behind a Walmart

Jan 20, 2019
E295: #295: A Basket of Fraught
4068

Jeff and Rebecca take much longer than they supposed talking about Publisher's Weekly acquiring The Millions and the state of book blogging.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Read Harder Journal by Book Riot

The Great Courses Plus

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg


Links discussed in this episode:

Vulture article on The Millions Being Acquired

Barnes & Noble reports holiday numbers

Bad job, publishing: author who admitted to stalking a Goodreads user gets a book deal about it

Jan 14, 2019
E294: #294: Rebecca is Not People
2733
Jan 07, 2019
E293: #293: Recommended
1112

While Jeff and Rebecca take a week off, Jeff presents an episode of Book Riot's Recommended podcast series that he produced.


This episode is sponsored by:

The One You Fight For by Roni Loren


Links discussed in this episode:

Book Riot's Recommended Podcast

Jan 02, 2019
E292: #292: Our Favorite non-Bookish Things of 2018
3609

Jeff and Rebecca talk about their favorite non-bookish things of 2018.


This episode is sponsored by:

G.H. Mumm

The Great Courses Plus

Zola

Dec 24, 2018
E291: #291: The Year in Review
4239

Jeff and Rebecca review the most memorable stories from the year in books.

Dec 16, 2018
E290: #290: Outsource Your Legs
3144

This week, Jeff and Rebecca get back to the news with a bunch of listener feedback, B&N announces largest number of new store openings in years, Atwood writing a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot's TBR

The Great Courses Plus

Bombas


Links discussed in this episode:

Becoming is the bestselling book of 2018

NYT picks the 10 best books of the year

Bill Gates Best of 2018 Youtube Video

Barnes & Noble to open up to 15 new stores in 2019

Margaret Atwood writing Handmaid’s Tale sequel

Hero of the week: Baltimore’s longest-serving employee is a librarian who’s been on the job for 56 years

Dec 10, 2018
E289: #289: 2018 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2
3612

Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their 2018 holiday recommendations.


This episode is sponsored by:

Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

Wizard Pins

Penguin Random House Audio's Holiday Guide


Books recommended in this episode:

The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

Pere Giorot by Balzac

Incarceration Nations by Baz Dreisinger

The Emperor of All Maladies or The Gene

Naked at Lunch

The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon

The Nest by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeny

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Beverly Jenkins romances

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

SPQR by Mary Beard

Long Division by Kiese Laymon

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Music for Wartime

Time and Again by Jack Finney

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

How to Be Married

The H-Spot by Jill Filopvic

Educated by Tara Westover

Heavy by Kiese Laymon

Killing It by Camas Davis

Negroland by Margo Jefferson

Sapiens by Yonah Nuval Harari

Saga by Vaughn and Staples

Gridiron Genius by Mike Lombard

The Console Wars


Dec 03, 2018
E288: #288: 2018 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1
3646

Jeff and Rebecca respond to listener recommendation requests.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot's TBR

Park Row Books and Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony

Care/of

Bombas


Books recommended in this episode:

Yes We Still Can by Dan Pfeiffer

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

A Nation Forged by Crisis by Jay Sexton

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

A Separation by Katie Kitamura

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

Good and Mad and Eloquent Rage by Rebecca Traister

American Overdose by Chris McGreal

Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates

Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Flush by Virginia Woolf

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown

Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibrahim X. Kendi

Lumberjanes

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cat Valente

Atlas Obscura's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid



Nov 26, 2018
E287: #287: Shruggie Parade, Updated
4030
Nov 19, 2018
E286: #286: A Tinfoil Hat Built For Two
3385

This week, Jeff and Rebecca take a second look and Indigo's financial results, the news the WHSmith was the "book retailer" interested in buying Barnes & Noble, look over Amazon's 20 Best Books of the Year list, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot Insiders

Inkshares Horror Contest

Bombas

The Great Courses Plus


Links discussed in this episode:

Follow-up: but is Indigo doing well?

Barnes & Noble’s mysterious would-be buyer was WH Smith

Update: Pennsylvania walks back plan to restrict prisoners’ access to books

Amazon releases 20 Best Books of 2018

Another woman quits the Swedish Academy

Antiquarian booksellers prevail after worldwide strike against Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks


Nov 11, 2018
E285: #285: Exaggeration for Effect
3241
Nov 05, 2018
E284: #284: You Are Your Own Nanny
3359

This week, Jeff and Rebecca spend most of the time on reader feedback, but then also finally get to the talk about the winner of the Great American Read.


This episode is sponsored by:

Midterm Elections HQ from Oxford University Press

What Would Cleopatra Do? by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates

The Great Courses Plus

Bombas


Links discussed in this episode:

Jessica's Indigo Slideshow!

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD wins Great American Read b/c of course it does

Stephen King lets teens option a story for $1

Oct 29, 2018
E283: #283: The Streisand Effect
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This week, Jeff and Amanda follow-up about the suit against Moire Donegan, talk about the Man Booker 2018 winner, give first reactions to the Indigo opening in Short Hills, NJ, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Kingfisher Secret from McClelland & Stewart

Penguin Random House Audio


Links discussed in this episode:

Man Booker winner announced:

Time’s Up founder to represent Moira Donegan:

Indigo NJ is open!

New kindle paperwhite is finally waterproof

BBC Sherlock’s Creative Team Is Bringing Us Dracula

Research Study Finds People Who Grow Up With Home Libraries

The hexing, though


Oct 22, 2018
E282: #282: Big Mood
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This week, Sharifah joins Jeff to talk the awarding of the New Academy Prize (aka, The Alternative Nobel), the meh-tastic finalists of The Great American Read, rage-inducing #metoo responses, Macarthur "Genius" winners, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Devil's Thief by Lisa Maxwell

Curtain Call by Wilifred Lupano

Bombas


Links discussed in this episode:

Alternative Nobel goes to Maryse Conde

Nobel shenanigans: Swedish Academy elects new members

Great American Read top 10 finalists

Stephen Elliott sues Moira Donegan

Amazon gives employees another pay bump to make up for lost bonuses

Kelly Link among MacArthur Genius Grant Winners

2018 National Book Award finalists

Oct 15, 2018
E281: #281: Door Number Three
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Oct 08, 2018
E280: #280: The Quiver is a Forest
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Oct 01, 2018
E279: #279: Hierarchy of Eyebrows
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Sep 24, 2018
E278: #278: Finally, Gravitas
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Sep 17, 2018
E277: #277: Pondering the Quibbles
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Sep 10, 2018
E276: #276: Unexpectedly Juicy
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Sep 03, 2018
E275: #275: The Hope of a Mushroom
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Aug 27, 2018
E274: #274: The Worm I Asked For
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Due to extraordinary circumstances, Jeff flies solo on this episode and monologues on ebook pricing for libraries, what a Netflix for books would now mean, the future of print sales, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Read Harder Journal

Google Play Books

Magination Press

Book Riot Insiders


Links discussed in this episode:

Recommended Giveaway

Books are the only form of physical media whose sales are growing

Len Riggio taking heat as Barnes & Noble flounders

CKBK, “Spotify for Cookbooks” prepares to launch

The instagram book exchange is not a scam

Aug 21, 2018
E273: #273: Puberty Care Package
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Aug 13, 2018
E272: Muppet Arm Confetti Cannon
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Aug 05, 2018
E271: #271: Pop a Squat Randomly
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Jul 30, 2018
E270: #270: Wildly Gesticulating
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This week, Rebecca and Sharifah discuss Barack Obama's latest summer reading list, the nominees for the Alternative Nobel, a feminist response to the New York Times's "By the Book" column, and more.


This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot's Recommended podcast

Google Play

The Great Courses Plus


Links discussed:

Obama's Africa-themed summer reading list

New Academy opens voting for Alternative Nobel

Cooking & sci-fi are hot print segments so far this year

UK survey shows massive lack of representation in kidlit

Electric Lit introducing feminist alternative to 'By the Book'

Jul 23, 2018
E269: #269: Charlatanism Quotient
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Jul 16, 2018
E268: #268: Original Recipe Jerkwad
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Jul 08, 2018
E267: #267: Antepentultimate Caboose
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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 2017 VIDA count, Diaz keeping his MIT job, Jimmy Fallon's book club, ALA removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from its book award, a hero of the week, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

The Great Courses Plus


Links discussed in this episode:

MIT keeping Junot Diaz on faculty

2017 VIDA Count

And the BR highlights

ALA removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from award in response to concerns about racism

Jimmy Fallon Show launches book club

Hero of the Week: Teen collects 25,000 books to donate to Cleveland children in need

Jul 02, 2018
E266: #266: Born in the Hot Seat
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This week, Rebecca and special guest co-host Josh Christie discuss bookstores offering Airbnb rentals, Barack Obama's recent reading list, the ongoing audiobook boom, and more.

This episode is sponsored by:

Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen

Me, Myself and Them by Dan Mooney

Remind Me Again What Happened by Joanna Luloff

The Great Courses Plus


Links discussed:

Josh's bookstore Print in Portland, ME

Georgia bookstore to welcome guests overnight

BookBar/BookBeds in Denver, CO

Barack Obama's recent reading list

Audiobooks generated $2.8 billion in 2017

Study shows emotional responses to audiobooks are stronger than those to movies


Jun 24, 2018
E265: #265: Rarefied Air
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This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss Anthony Bourdain's legacy (literary and otherwise), the book Bill Gates is gifting to college graduates, the latest weird book thing you can do with your smart speaker, and much more.

This episode is sponsored by:

Mack Weldon

Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen

The Great Courses Plus


Links discussed:

Book Riot's $500 giveaway to the bookstore of your choice

Bill Gates giving free book to every 2018 US college graduate

Lionel Shriver dropped by Mslexia Magazine writing competition after remarks about diversity

Bill Clinton - James Patterson collaboration sells 250K copies in first week

Stephen King Library debuts on smart speakers


Jun 18, 2018
E264: #264: A Guillotine Moment
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Jun 12, 2018
E263: #263: Lotta Feet, Lotta Shoes
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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a major embezzling scandal, The Golden Man Booker, listener follow-up, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

StoryWorth

In The Distance With You by Carla Guelfelnbein


Links discussed in this show:

Man Booker Prize reveals “Golden” shortlist for titles that have “best stood the test of time”....and most of them are pretty recent?


Accountant embezzles $3.4million from literary agency, including Chuck Palahniuk

Jun 04, 2018
E262: #262: Read the Room, BEA
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May 28, 2018
E261: #261: Therapy for Immortals
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This week, Jeff and Rebecca stay on the #metoo in publishing trail, discuss the rumors about the direction of Amazon's LORD OF THE RINGS series, mark the passing of Tom Wolfe, and much more.


This episode is sponsored by:

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Penguin Random House Audio for Book Clubs


Links discussed in this podcast:

Follow-up: Junot Diaz quits as Pulitzer chair

Follow-up on firing of AWP exec director

RIP Tom Wolfe

Waterstone's Accused of Pledge Not to Take on Independents

Amazon’s new LOTR series to focus on young Aragorn

May 21, 2018
E260: #260: 12 Angry Meta-Men
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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Junot Diaz and the TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD trial, go over 2017 publishing sales statistics, and blessedly find a hero of the week.


This episode is sponsored by:

The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

May 14, 2018
Catch Up With Recommended Season 1!
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Recommended is back! Season 2 will start on May 16, so there’s no time like the present to catch up with Season 1. Get more details and subscribe at bookriot.com/recommended or on the podcatcher of your choice.

May 09, 2018