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What Should I Read Next?

What Should I Read Next?

Author: Anne Bogel | Wondery

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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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Ep 167: Reading is supposed to be FUN
Today’s guest, Erin Morris, is tackling a book challenge with her child this year, and the impact on his imaginative life and her literary life has been no less than remarkable. If you have little ones, this episode is going to make you want to drop everything, pull them close, and enjoy a good book together.Anne and Erin also discuss making reading fun and stress-free for ADULTS because not every book has to be a learning experience, serious topics treated with respect, and Anne match Erin with whimsical — but not gimmicky — fiction.Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments about the books YOU love that walk the whimsical-but-not-gimmicky line: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/167Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• Mythology podcast dramatizes an exciting story pulled from the beliefs of ancient cultures, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe and how those stories resonate in our lives today. New episodes every Tuesday! Search and subscribe to MYTHOLOGY wherever you listen to podcasts.• Better health doesn’t happen overnight. Start your year with Essential for Women capsules — a small step that helps create a healthy foundation for 2019, and beyond. Visit ritual.com/READNEXT to start your ritual today.• Kopari’s deodorant is formulated with plant-based actives like sage oil and coconut oil to outlast your longest days. Most importantly, it’s vegan and free of silicones, sulfates, parabens, GMOs, and baking soda—and it’s great for sensitive skin. Go to KopariBeauty.com/READNEXT to make the safe switch today, and save five-dollars off your first order when you subscribe!• You can take care of your meal planning for the whole year RIGHT NOW with a premium PrepDish subscription–no matter what diet fits your lifestyle. Shop once, prep once. Then enjoy delicious home cooked meals in just 20-30 minutes a day. Check out PrepDish.com/readnext for a free 2-week trial.
Ep 166: Just don't call it a book club
Today's guest Tiffany Patterson is a small-town reader who has created a new kind of literary get-together that is convincing her friends to give books a shot, even if they didn’t consider themselves “readers” before Tiffany got a hold of them.Tiffany is also ready to break down her own reading barriers… she asked Anne to help ease her fiction-loving soul into NONfiction that will help her "feel smarter".Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what books have helped YOU feel smarter: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/166Follow Tiffany's reading life on Instagram @tiffany_reads_too_many_booksApply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• Stamps.com is the FASTER and MORE CONVENIENT way to get postage rates that you can’t even get at the Post Office! Go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in READNEXT to get the New Year started off right.• Legacybox preserves and digitizes your old analog memories--VHS tapes, that weird (to them) camcorder sized tape, old photos, negatives, you name it. And they have over a decade of experience working with all kinds of media. All the word is done by hand, right here in the USA. For a limited time, go to Legacybox.com/READNEXT to get 40% off your first order.• Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start your free 7 day trial.
Ep 165: 1000 Books to read before you die
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/165Learn more about Jim’s book: www.1000bookstoread.comJim's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1000bookstoreadbeforeyoudie Jim's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesmustichApply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• Better health doesn’t happen overnight. Start your year with Essential for Women capsules — a small step that helps create a healthy foundation for 2019, and beyond. Visit ritual.com/READNEXT to start your ritual today.• With the Great Courses Plus you can learn about virtually any topic from engaging experts wherever and whenever you want. Receive a full month of unlimited access to all of their lectures for FREE by signing up at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/READNEXT.• ThirdLove's quality is evident in every stitch: The details make the difference, from premium fabrics to expert design. Go to THIRDLOVE.com/READNEXT now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!
Ep 164: The couple that reads together ... needs to find books they'll both LOVE
Chelsey and Curtis are childhood sweethearts looking to connect over a good book… and possibly, across an ocean. But their reading taste might not be as compatible as their personalities. Today they get brutally honest about their least-favorite books (Chelsey’s may shock you), Curtis gives a peek at his favorites from the Army’s required reading list, and Anne pushes them both out of their comfort zone with her recommendations.Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what book YOU think Chelsey and Curtis should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/164Listen to Chelsey and Curtis' podcast He Read, She Read on iTunes or your favorite podcast app!iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/he-read-she-read/id1436207095?mt=2 Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• With the Great Courses Plus you can learn about virtually any topic from engaging experts wherever and whenever you want. Receive a full month of unlimited access to all of their lectures for FREE by signing up at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/READNEXT.• Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start your free 7 day trial.• Millions of women say that JustFab is their go-to site to see what’s new and trending in boots, shoes, clothing, and accessories. Go to JustFab.com/READNEXT and sign up as a VIP to get your first style for as low as $10!
Ep 163: Wonderful, wonder-filled reading in the great outdoors
Ashley Gossens created a nature-driven Seattle book club that brings the page to life in an adventurous, completely unique way. Today, Ashley and Anne talk about the wildlife encounter that made brought a book up-close and personal, what nature has taught Ashley about motherhood, and the particular, magical way a book can affect your confidence.Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what YOU think Ashley should read on the trail next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/163Connect with Ashley's Alpine Trails book clubWebsite: http://www.alpinelily.com/portfolio/alpine-trails-book-clubInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/alpine_lilyApply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• Stamps.com allows you to print real U.S. postage for any letter–or in our case package–direct from your computer in your home or office any time you want. To get a 4 week trial – including postage and a digital scale - go to Stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in: READNEXT. • ThirdLove bras are made of ultra-soft fabrics, and lightweight, super thin memory foam cups. And now after two years of development they now offer their t-shirt bras in a premium cotton called Pima. The cotton line is incredibly soft, smooth and breathable so you’ll want to wear these every day. Go to ThirdLove.com/READNEXT now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!• Bombas, where they put two years of research and development into creating a better athletic sock. The little improvements they made in those two years of R&D have made a big difference in how comfortable their socks are.You can save 20% by visiting Bombas.com/READNEXT and entering the offer READNEXT in the checkout code space.
Ep 162: The best bad ending you'll ever read
Today’s guest Traci Thomas has had a hard time finding her niche in the online bookish community, because, as she puts it, she “reads like a dad”. But I have a hunch lots of listeners will relate to her obsession with true crime and the literary search for truth. We’re chatting about books that strengthen your sense of belonging, Traci’s reluctance to read fiction, and the best bad ending she has EVER read.If you recognize her voice, there’s a reason for that… she hosts snappy podcast book club The Stacks, a show focused on giving you real life conversations about all things book. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what YOU think Traci should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/162To check out Traci's show The Stacks:iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stacks/id1362164483?mt=2 Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestackspod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/thestackspod_Connect with Traci: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitracial/Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• Away has the perfect suitcase for whatever kind of traveler you are.  For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/READNEXT and use promo code READNEXT during checkout!• Bombas put 2 years of research and development into their socks and it shows. To 20%, just visit bombas.com/readnext and use promo code READNEXT during checkout.
Ep 161: Books on the Nightstand and on your wishlist
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/161Listen to archived episodes of Books on the Nightstand at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/books-on-the-nightstand/id278076085?mt=2Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guestThanks to today's sponsors:• Brooklinen works directly with manufacturers and directly with you, the customer, with no middlemen—which means they can give you 5-star hotel quality sheets that are affordable and easy to order. Get $20 off AND free shipping when you use promo code READNEXT at Brooklinen.com.• The Great Courses has a long history of gathering the best lecturers to create courses specifically for you—the life-long learner. For a limited time, WSIRN listeners get a special free month of access to The Great Courses Plus! Sign up now at TheGreatCoursesPLUS.com/READNEXT.• Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone! WSIRN listeners can go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start a free 7 day trial.
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Comments (19)

Shaunalynn Schonder

I just bought the Audible of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School. Also, I sent you a message on FB about a book recommendation.

Jan 4th
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Katie Bach

Have you ever read Watership Down ? Such an interesting books and now it is a Netflix production.

Dec 28th
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FIrelord Skywalker

ok just by the names that's awfully familiar to real life Football club Chelsea and their ex player Courtois. he now lives across the ocean in Spain. it's uncanny lol.

Dec 18th
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Thembinkosi Jiyane

can we open a whatsapp group il like to connect with you. Im an avid reader

Dec 11th
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Esa Esa

Elsa🎂🎁👫👗

Dec 1st
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Saher Masoodkhan

Lol...so true such is the dilemma of an avid reader

Nov 2nd
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Bonita Wise

#1 Podcast for Me!

Sep 10th
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Megan Garbe

This is my favorite podcast and I regularly listen to at least 15. Great format and it has really increased my reading. Love it.

Jul 7th
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Emma Nation

I'd recommend Wingfeather Saga!

Jun 14th
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Katie Bach

You have the best laugh.

Jun 11th
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Ma. Leonor Vera

Hello Anne, I'm 28 just married and my husband doesn't read too much. We live in Berlin and I'm from Ecuador, he's German. I'm an avid reader. But you know is my alone time. So I want recommendations of book that we can read at the same time (no together) and then share comments and thoughts. I don't know if you have an episode of this yet, I'm new in your podcasts so if you have an episode please let me know. if not, please give me some recommendations some we can start our own very little book club ;)

Mar 13th
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Thembinkosi Jiyane

Ma. Leonor Vera Lets connect Im an Educator and Im an avid reader.

Dec 11th
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Ma. Leonor Vera

Hello Anne, I'm 28 just married and my husband doesn't read too much. We live in Berlin and I'm from Ecuador, he's German. I'm an avid reader. But you know is my alone time. So I want recommendations of book that we can read at the same time (no together) and then share comments and thoughts. I don't know if you have an episode of this yet, I'm new in your podcasts so if you have an episode please let me know. if not, please give me some recommendations some we can start our own very little book club ;)

Mar 13th
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Halmarita R

This is my first time listening and l do enjoy reading....how might l began the process? my email is niltag927@gmail.com

Mar 6th
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Stacy Dessaline

Halmarita R ladysad166@gmail

Jul 17th
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Elise Docksey

the best podcast ever !!!

Mar 4th
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Arkar Min Tun

Great podcast! 👍

Mar 3rd
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Ruiying Lian

I like this podcast, perfect materials for listening~

Dec 19th
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Jayme McAnally

I absolutely love this particular podcast channel. I read a lot and love to review books an even speak about tbr novels.

Nov 20th
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