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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,…

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    Ep 314: Your reading life is in good hands

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 48:56

    We love reconnecting with previous guests to get an update on their reading life, and today's conversation with Tara Nichols is no exception! Since Tara's previous appearance on the show, in WSIRN Ep 168: A century of good books in a single year, we've been curious to know how her challenge worked out, and what she learned along the way. If you missed Ep 168, Tara shared her goal to read one book published each year between 1920 and 2019, and she and Anne talked about some options that might help her complete her century-long reading list. Tara's back today to share the results and chat about what's she's looking for in her reading life now! Join Anne and Tara in conversation about what surprised Tara about her challenge and how it's impacted her reading choices now that she's not looking for books tied to a specific time. As always, all the books mentioned today can be found in the show notes at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/314, and that's also where we'd love to hear what you think Tara should read next!To see more peeks into Tara's reading life, find her on Instagram.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 313: Books that stand the test of time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 55:00

    With a fresh new year ahead of us and so much reading to look forward to, today's conversation brings back a listener favorite and sets the stage for a year of thoughtful reading experiences.Jim Mustich, who you may know as the author of 1000 Books to Read Before You Die, first joined us on the podcast back in January 2019 on Episode 165 (which shared a title with his book). That's one of our most downloaded episodes, and if you missed it the first time around, it's worth a listen to hear him describe the process of choosing those thousand books.Join Jim and Anne in conversation about the challenge of choosing what to read when we're faced with so many options and so little time. Many readers reach for the latest book getting buzz on social media or a celebrity book club, but they might be missing some incredible titles that require just a little bit more effort to discover.Today we'll share a lengthy list of titles that have proven their staying power across the years. We'll also pass on some ideas to help you reconnect with what you love most about reading, and feel more confident in picking up your next read.See the full list of titles we discussed today at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/313, and let us know whether you'll be adding any of the books we mentioned today to your 2022 reading list! You can also connect with Jim on his website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 312: Everyone needs a book box

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 43:54

    Do you have a favorite holiday reading tradition? We recently asked our WSIRN Patrons this question, and we loved one response so much, we had to share it with all of you. Kim Kortas lives in Minnesota, where she's enacted an annual holiday tradition of curating book boxes for each family member! It's a year-round project that brings an extra dose of holiday joy, and Kim and Anne talk about how it started, and how it's going, before pivoting to chat about Kim's reading life. Like so many listeners, Kim's grappling with a lengthy to-be-read list, and Anne helps her narrow down the list today with a spontaneous and fun approach to selecting what she thinks Kim should read next.See the full list of titles we discussed today at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/312, and let us know in the comments if you've got a suggestion for Kim!Thanks to this week's sponsors:BetterHelp is customized online therapy that offers video, phone and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don't have to see anyone on camera if you don't want to. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/READNEXT.Brooklinen's selection of products offers award-winning comfort year-round, with picks for every budget from candles to gift cards. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT for $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100.Ritual's Essential for Women 18+ Multivitamin is a daily habit you can feel good about. Right now Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months at ritual.com/READNEXT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 311: Reading is LIFE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 52:12

    When it comes to picking what to read next, many of us live by our to-be-read (TBR) list, but today's guest has a different approach!Danielle Callendar is a lifelong bookworm, a library devotee, and a mood reader who loves the serendipity of discovering the right book at the right time. She's rejected any kind of reading list, because to her, that would feel like a constraint. But as much as she loves selecting books that reflect her immediate reading mood, sometimes this makes it a challenge to figure out what to read next.Listen in to today's conversation about the joy of picking up a book at the exact moment you're ready for that story, domestic fiction that has you questioning what you really know about a person, and Danielle's search for diverse narrators in stories that don't focus primarily on race or ethnicity.Find the full list of recommendations for Danielle at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/311, and leave a comment to suggest what you think she should read next!Thanks to this week's sponsors:If you're searching for a great gift for your friend with an acute case of wanderlust, check out Away's range of travel must-haves. Start your 100-day trial today by going to awaytravel.com/readnext20.A good haircare regimen needs to be personal, just like a good book recommendation. Take Prose's FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today! Go to Prose.com/readnext.Bombas' mission is simple: make the most comfortable socks ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. So this holiday, when you gift Bombas to someone on your list, you're also giving them to someone in need. Go to BOMBAS.com/readnext, and get twenty percent off your first purchase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 310: Big books that are worth the effort

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 43:05

    Between the WSIRN team and many of the guests we've had on this show, we definitely see a trend of readers who consider themselves introverts, and find the quiet act of reading a book the perfect complement to their personality. But what happens when a reader is other end of the energy spectrum?Paul Randall Adams has a reading dilemma that he associates with his self-described mega-extrovert energy, as well as his adult diagnosis of ADHD. He knows his outgoing personality served him well in his previous career as a middle-school teacher, but when it comes to his reading life, he can be easily distracted.Paul Randall loves pairing audio-books with his work as a soapmaker, and while he's generally satisfied with his reading life, he's noticed a major gap he wants to address. He's hesitant to pick up longer books and invest the time to read hundreds of pages when he's unsure of a positive outcome. Today, Paul Randall is looking for the confidence to select the right "big books" that will feel worth it to him, and we'll discuss some methods he can use to select longer books that will satisfy.See the full list of books we discussed today or follow along with a transcript on the show notes page at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/310.Connect with Paul Randall on Instagram, shop his soaps, or tune in to his podcast. Thanks to today's sponsors:Rothy's shoes are durable, classic and sustainably crafted, so they make a perfect gift that will stand up to the test of time. Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/READNEXT with extended returns and exchanges through the holidays. Extra comfort is something that everyone can agree on—and Brooklinen's cozy essentials will bring a smile to anyone unwrapping their present this season. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT for $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 309: I don't know what I like to read!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 48:55

    Our guests on this show are united in a love of reading, but sometimes that joy can get lost as life, work, and other obligations take center stage. Today's guest is looking for some suggestions that will help her rediscover not only her love of reading, but identify what she loves to read now—and she's come up with a special project to help frame her quest.Jessica Harrill decided to celebrate her 32nd birthday by reading 32 books, and she's looking for some help to decide which books will make the cut. As an attorney, much of Jessica's recent reading has been work-oriented, and she's ready to tackle some fresh genres, reconnect with her love of reading, and find some support for her current stage of life.Anne and Jessica discuss the three types of books Jessica wants to include in her project and revisit her past favorites, before Anne offers some suggestions to help Jessica rekindle her passion for getting lost in a good book and inform her 32nd year.Listen in and find all of the titles we discussed today at our website: whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/309.We put together our best seasonal posts to get you in the holiday spirit and we'll be adding to that page over the next few days. Get prepared to deal with holiday stress, find the best gifts for everyone on your list, and learn how to make my favorite seasonal snack at modernmrsdarcy.com/christmas.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Bombas made gifting even easier this year, with beautiful gift boxes that you don't even need to wrap! Take twenty percent off your first purchase at Bombas.com/readnext.Ritual created their Essential for Women 18+ to help fill nutrient gaps in the diets of women over 18 by supporting brain health, bone health, blood health, and providing antioxidant support. Take 10% off your first thee months at ritual.com/READNEXT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 308: The crowd goes wild for these perennial favorites

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 57:18

    Readers, this show is all about helping you discover your next read—which means we talk each week not only about the books our guests love and Anne's recommendations, but about the authors behind the books. Anne's recommendations and our guests' tastes vary widely, but sometimes we see authors who show up again and again on the show. And in today's episode, we're bringing you conversations with three of these writers who mean something a little extra special to our WSIRN community. Join Anne in conversation with Peter Heller, Tayari Jones, and Becky Chambers, as we explore their writing and reading lives, the books they've loved, and what they recommend we should all read next. To see the full list of books discussed today, check out our website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/308.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Haircare should be personal, and Prose has built their business around this promise. Go to Prose.com/readnext to take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today!If you're looking for a little extra support this season, don't be shy—reach out to BetterHelp. It's much more affordable than in-person therapy and you can start communicating with your therapist in under 48 hours. What Should I Read Next listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/READNEXT.Bombas' mission is simple: make the most comfortable socks ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. Go to BOMBAS.com/readnext, and get twenty percent off your first purchase.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 307: Writers start as readers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 43:17

    If you've ever dreamed about becoming a writer, you're not alone. Writers begin as readers, after all, whether they're grounded in a love of memoir, fantasy, or any other genre on the shelf. Today's guest has built a career around coaching people from all backgrounds to embrace the joy of writing.Allison Fallon (Ally) is a Nashville-based writing coach and author of The Power of Writing it Down. She's seen firsthand the benefits that people experience when they begin to write, whether it's in a personal journal or a draft of a future publication. Ally's also a lifelong reader who has struggled to find as much time to read as she'd like since starting a family.Join Anne and Ally today in a conversation about how writing impacts us, the power of reading to transform us, and our shared appreciation for stories about complex human relationships. Anne has a few suggestions to help Ally re-discover her reading rhythm, and recommends some lyrical stories that we hope she'll love.Connect with Ally at her website or on Instagram @allyfallon.Listen in and see the full list of titles discussed today at our website: whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/307.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Rothy's shoes are durable, washable, and of course, made with recycled materials like plastic water bottles so you can feel good about choosing comfort and sustainability. To help you welcome fall season in style, right now, you can get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/READNEXT.Brooklinen's biggest sale of the year is around the corner, and they're offering some serious savings on cozy favorites. Listening after the sale? You can still save. Visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT for $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 306: You don't read in a vacuum

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 50:31

    Today's guest is a dedicated reader who appreciates reading as both a leisure activity and a way to learn about other perspectives and experiences. But over the past few years, the stress of her work in the healthcare industry has impacted her reading life as she's found herself more easily distracted from her usual reads.Corinne Miller turned to poetry collections, finding joy and inspiration in shorter stints of reading and appreciating the elegant artistry of words on the page. Her exploration of the genre has given her energy to push through difficult times and led her to reconnect with the joy of reading.Anne and Corinne chat about why found family plots resonate with her, our shared appreciation for an artful structure on the page, and how poetry has helped re-energize her over the past year. Anne is recommending books and poetry collections that hopefully Corinne will love, and that would serve as wonderful entry points for anyone looking to sprinkle some poetry into their reading life.See all of the books and poetry collections discussed today at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/306, and let us know if you've read anything you think Corinne would enjoy!Thanks to this week's sponsors:Ritual knows that 97% of women aged 19-50 are not getting enough Vitamin D from their diet and 95% are not getting their recommended daily intake of key Omega-3s. They developed their Essential for Women 18+ Multivitamin to help fill this gap. Take 10% off your first three months at ritual.com/READNEXT.Bombas' mission is simple: make the most comfortable socks ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. So this holiday, when you gift Bombas to someone on your list, you're also giving them to someone in need. It's a give-give. Go to BOMBAS.com/readnext, and get twenty percent off any purchase during their big holiday sale.Away's suitcases, bags, and accessories all come in a variety of colors, sizes, and materials to suit your needs and inspire your future travels, and they offer a 100-day trial, plus free shipping and returns within the contiguous U.S., U.K., Europe, and Canada. Start your 100-day trial at AWAYTRAVEL.com/readnext20.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 305: Read yourself like a book

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 36:25

    Deciding what to read next is so much easier when you know what you love to read—and what you don't. In today's episode, Anne shares a behind-the-scenes look at her new reading journal, My Reading Life. Created to help you achieve your best reading life, Anne's journal is thoughtfully designed to help you understand what you love, and what you don't, about what you've read lately. My Reading Life is the result of hundreds of conversations and years of gathering knowledge, and the result is the reading journal that so many of our listeners have asked for!Listen in to enjoy this deep dive of My Reading Life. If you're ready to grab your copy, you can order one here, or ask your local independent bookstore to order it for you.If you're already using and loving your new book journal, be sure to tag @whatshouldireadnext in your Instagram posts, so we can celebrate along with you.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Introducing: Who, When, WOW!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 6:49

    Created by Tinkercast and hosted by Rebecca Sheir (Circle Round), “Who, When, Wow!” is an auditory journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines and amazing humans. Each 20 minute “cartoon-for-the-ear” episode immerses kids and their grown-ups in a historical narrative around one fascinating figure you don't hear about in school but who brought WOW to our world!Listen to the rest of this episode here: https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 304: Your trusty list of bookish gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 50:35

    Readers, it's time for our sixth annual holiday recommendations episode! We're back with this much anticipated gift giving guide for the readers in your lives, and as always, it's been a treat to create.Over the past few weeks, you called and emailed us with your bookish gift questions, and today Anne is teaming up with Valerie Koehler of Houston's Blue Willow Bookshop to help match the loved ones in your life with books we think they'll love. Whether you're looking for the best in board books or something that feels fresh in the world of thrillers & non-fiction, today's episode has you covered.Catch the full list of all the books recommended in today's episode at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/304.Be sure to check out Blue Willow Bookshop on Instagram at @bluewillowbooks. For extra treats like information on their amazing (in-person & virtual) events and their 2021 Best Of list, visit their website.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Check out the super-soft and long-lasting products from Bombas. They don't just make socks - they've got underwear, and t-shirts, too. Get twenty percent off your first order at www.bombas.com/readnext.Check out the Brooklinen gift guide to find the perfect present at every price point. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT to get $20 off your first order.Rothy's has a whole range of styles, from tried and true loafers that would fit right into any campus novel, to their exclusive merino wool collection that lets any shoe feel like it works in your autumn wardrobe. Right now, you can get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/READNEXT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 303: Reading for thrills and chills

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 52:59

    This time of year, so many readers are looking to tip-toe (or sometimes, to sprint) into scary stories, but finding the right spooky read can be tricky.Today's guest Margaret Prinzing knows what she likes to read in her preferred genres, but she's recently embarked on a journey to read more thrilling books and is eager to discover some new reads to help her find her way. But we don't just talk ghost stories and haunted houses—we discuss some of the challenges of breaking into a new genre of any kind, and Anne shares some top tips for readers looking to try something new without feeling totally disconnected from what they know the love.We hope you'll enjoy the conversation with Margaret today, and will walk away feeling inspired about what you hope to read next!You can see the full list of recommendations for Margaret at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/303, and leave a comment to suggest your favorite spooky reads you think she might enjoy.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today at prose.com/readnext.Ritual's Essential for Women 18+ Multivitamin was formulated by exhaustive research to help fill the most common nutrient gaps for women 18 and above, and right now you can save 10% off your first three months when you get started at ritual.com/READNEXT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 302: Books you can believe in

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 60:18

    If you love books that make you think or spark a spirited discussion, you're on the same page as today's guests!Christine Pride and Jo Piazza have a shared passion for books where the stakes are high and the story is personal. From intimate memoirs to books featuring strong female friendships, they are looking for books that will show them something unique while evoking a strong reaction.Christine and Jo have a unique and long-lasting relationship of their own: they've worked together for years as editor & writer, and they recently embarked on a new stage of their bookish journey, jointly penning the brand-new release We Are Not Like Them.Listen in to today's conversation with Jo and Christine about books they've loved and stories that have moved them. See the full list of books we discussed on our website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/302, and leave a comment with any books you think Christine and Jo would love to read and discuss!Connect with Christine on Instagram and her website; Find Jo on Instagram and Twitter.Thanks to this week's sponsors: If you're ready for a loungewear refresh, Brooklinen's bundle deals will help you get more comfort for less money. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100.Rothy's is back with their exclusive autumn collection, featuring soft, plush, and—best of all—machine washable merino wool styles. Take $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/READNEXT.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 301: Ask Anne Anything

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 40:16

    Readers, as we continue our celebration of 300 episodes of What Should I Read Next, today we are bringing your voices to the stage as Anne and WSIRN team member Leigh Kramer tackle your burning questions!We always enjoy our Ask Anne Anything episodes and the chance to hear what you're curious about. We hope today's conversation and our answers give you a little more insight into the world of WSIRN. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in a question! Be sure to check out this episode's show notes for a list of all the books we discussed today. And sure you don't miss out on the final stage of our 300th episode celebration. We'll be hosting a special LIVE event for our Patreon community with interviews and conversations with three of WSIRN's most recommended authors, and we'd love to have you join us. Learn more at our Patreon site. Thanks to this week's sponsor:Ritual's Essential for Women 18+ Multivitamin is formulated to support brain, bone, and blood health, and provide antioxidant support. Right now Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months. Visit ritual.com/READNEXT and turn healthy habits into a Ritual.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 300: How good it is to be among people who are reading!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:48

    If you've listened in to any—or all!— of our past 300 episodes, you've heard conversations with readers and authors, booksellers and book club members, and of course a whole lot of literary matchmaking. Today, after more than five years of creating bookish delight, we're taking a moment to celebrate the people and process behind our weekly podcast and explore the many layers of WSIRN!Listen in today to hear from some of our original voices as we talk about how the show began, how it's grown over time, and peek behind the scenes of how we do what we do here at WSIRN HQs. We'll also hear from some of you about how this podcast has changed your reading lives!You can find our show notes, including a list of all the episodes mentioned in today's discussion, at our website! And for more 300th celebration, check out our Patreon community, where we're hosting an upcoming special event featuring some of WSIRN's most beloved authors.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Away makes packing simple, with an interior organization system, a removable laundry bag, and a built-in compression pad. Start your 100-day trial at awaytravel.com/readnext20. Prose's commitment to quality goes beyond their formulas … to their whole approach to business. Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today at www.prose.com/readnext.Are you looking for ways to be happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative? Try Happier with Gretchen Rubin, the podcast from the author of the #1 bestseller The Happiness Project. Each week she shares insights and practical solutions like a “Try This at Home” tip and a “Happiness Hack.” Listen wherever you're listening to this podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 299: Playing genre hopscotch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 57:39

    Readers, we know it can be tricky to break out of a reading rut, and sometimes it takes a nudge from a friend to try something new.Michael Clark has a good handle on what he loves to read. From beach reads that don't get the respect they deserve, to stories that acknowledge their literary heritage, he reaches across genres when he's picking up his next book and he's not afraid to put down a book that's not right for him. But today, he's feeling stuck in a bit of a reading drought.Michael's hoping to reinvigorate his reading life by discovering some books that deliver on his love of well-developed characters while delving into genres he typically ignores, like science fiction.Be sure to listen all the way through to hear Anne's picks for Michael, including a special bonus selection at the end of the episode today.Read this episode's show notes, including the full list of books we discussed, at our website. And if you're interested in seeing what Michael reads next, connect with him on Instagram.Thanks to this week's sponsors:For comfortable shoes, reach for Rothy's. They're machine washable, sustainably made with materials like plastic water bottles, and come in a wide array of styles. Head to Rothys.com/READNEXT to find your new favorites today.With Brooklinen's new collection of comfy tees, tanks, joggers, and sweats, you can look put together all day long, without sacrificing any comfort. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 298: A reading life without regrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 57:33

    Today's guest loves Jane Austen, but that's just the beginning for our conversation today. Cristina Griffin's work life as an English professor often overlaps with her personal love of reading for pure fun! She's drawn to atmospheric stories with brilliant endings and compelling characters, and she's read all the way through many an author's backlist. Anne recommends books that fit Cristina's desire for contemporary novels that are fun to read and a new-to-her series she can slowly devour. We hope today's episode might inspire you to break down some boundaries in your reading life and find a new, immersive read you'll enjoy. Visit our website to see the (long) list of books we discussed during this episode!Thanks to this week's sponsors:Ritual's clean, honest, vegan-friendly multivitamin is formulated with high-quality nutrients and made without sugars, GMOs, major allergens, or other hidden ingredients. Enjoy 10% off during your first 3 months when you visit ritual.com/READNEXT to start your Ritual today. Help your feet get cozy this fall with Bombas. Their socks are made from special moisture-wicking yarn and temperature-regulating vents that allow cool air flow in, and prevent overheating. Plus, they come in a huge variety of colors and styles for every sport and personality. Go to Bombas.com/readnext today, and get twenty percent off your first order.Policygenius makes it easy to see if you're overpaying for home & auto insurance. Visit their website and answer a few questions, then, they'll compare rates from America's top insurers to find your lowest quotes. If they find a better rate than what you're paying now, they'll switch you over—for free. Head to Policygenius.com to get started right now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 297: Right book, wrong time

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 37:26

    Readers, today's guest is on the hunt for complex, thought-provoking, and timeless books that have something to say about topics she cares about today.Maria Carrera lives in Spain, where she teaches English language. Her heart for languages drives both her professional and her reading life! She loves the experience of matching a book to her reading mood - and then choosing which translation of that book to read.But with so many good books to choose from, sometimes she just needs someone to tell her which book to pull from her ever-growing TBR stack. Today, we'll translate Maria's book requests into recommendations for reads she can move to the top of her list. To see the books we discussed in this episode, be sure to check out our website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/297. Connect with Maria on Twitter and Instagram to follow along with what she reads next.Thanks to this week's sponsor:Even we know that reading can't cure everything. If you're feeling down, it might help to talk with a professional therapist. BetterHelp connects you directly with a licensed, professional therapist, so you can start living a happier life today. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/readnextSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 296: Backlist and brunch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 49:55

    Readers, today's guest knows that she's overlooked some amazing books over the last ten years, but she needs a little help to figure out which ones to pick up now. Amber Burns loves discovering something new in the books she reads, and she's also a mood reader. She's looking for stories filled with believable tension and humor, and she loves a good enemies to lovers trope.When she's not reading in the best coffee shops of her beloved Philadelphia or exploring the city's vibrant used bookstore scene, Amber is hosting her podcast, Thank You For Asking, and working as a content creator.If you're looking for a mind-blowing book that keeps you up late turning the pages, we hope you'll find some suggestions in today's episode.To see a list of those books check out our website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/296.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Brooklinen's new, soothing starter kit of loungewear feels like their ridiculously comfortable bedding in socially acceptable, wearable styles. These cozy tees, tanks, and joggers help you feel put together AND comfortable. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100To blend style and happy feet, rely on Rothy's. Their shoes are intentionally designed with an artisanal level of detail and created with nearly zero waste. Plus, they're machine washable – which makes everyone's life a little bit easier when we're on the go. Head to Rothys.com/READNEXT to find your new warm weather favorites today.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 295: Unleash your pent-up book energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 44:07

    Readers, after a move today's guest craved community and an outlet for her “pent-up book energy.”She started a book club in her new neighborhood and quickly discovered getting started wasn't as hard as she thought it would be. Today, Shweta Hegde walks us through the steps she took to form a bookish community and provides some friendly encouragement for you to get that book talk going. This was only Shweta's latest move: she grew up in India in a military family—so she moved a lot as a kid. In each new town she sought out that magical place that opened up her whole world: the library.Readers, prepare to be consumed by bookish nostalgia as Shweta recalls her first experience at the library and the magical realization that she could take a whole stack of books home with her. We also talk about how the library never lost its magic, how Shweta continues to love exploring new worlds in the pages of her books, and Anne helps her find books with characters she can really get attached to. To see a list of those books check out our website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/295.Our 300th episode is coming soon! At this momentous occasion, we want to celebrate all that's happened over the past 5 and a half years—and we're looking for your input. We'd love to know something YOU learned from the show. Visit whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/learned300 to learn more about how to participate. We can't wait to hear from you.Thanks to this week's sponsors:There's no “one size fits all” solution for hair care. That's why Prose customizes products for you and your hair needs instead of trying to cover all hair types in one product line. Go to prose.com/readnext for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off.Ritual believes daily changes can lead to big results, so start small today. Ritual's multivitamins use vegan-certified, non-GMO, gluten-free, and allergen-free ingredients. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months!Bombas performance socks are built to be nothing but comfortable and supportive. With special moisture-wicking yarn, stay-up technology, and an extra layer of cushiony comfort. Bombas is offering my listeners 20% off their first order. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 294: Dickens ruined my reading life

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 40:06

    It's been a long time since we've had a teenager on the show—and today's guest isn't here to talk about YA. Katie Guenthner has long been reading classics, historical nonfiction, and the most formidable books she can find at the library in order to uphold her status as an “advanced reader.” After listening to countless readers wax poetic about reading for escape on WSIRN, Katie realized that's what was missing in her reading life. Now she's ready to trade Charles Dickens for the lighthearted stories she's been eschewing for too long. Anne recommends books that will help Katie take herself less seriously as a reader and help her welcome more fun reads to her library holds list. And we guarantee today's conversation takes some turns you are NOT expecting, that you're really gonna enjoy. Visit our website for the full list of books discussed on today's episode and to leave Katie your recommendations for fun reads she should read next.Thanks to our sponsors:Away suitcases are thoughtfully designed to last a lifetime with great details like an interior organization system that includes a built-in compression pad and a hidden laundry bag that separates your dirty clothes. Shop the entire Away lineup and start your 100-day trial at awaytravel.com/readnext20. Policygenius makes it easy to compare home & auto insurance in one place. The Policygenius team can look for ways to save you more, including bundling your home & auto policies. If they find a better rate than what you're paying now, they'll switch you over — for free. Start comparing at policygenius.com.Happier with Gretchen Rubin is the podcast from the author of the #1 bestseller The Happiness Project. Each week she shares insights and practical solutions like a “Happiness Hack” and a “Try This at Home” tip to help you be happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Listen wherever you listen to What Should I Read Next.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 293: Streamline your (digital) TBR

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 53:13

    As a city planner in Calgary, Caylee Dyck knows how to problem solve and prioritize in order to create better communities and a more liveable cities–built environments people feel good spending time in. But when it comes to her reading life, Caylee is struggling to create a pleasing, welcoming, workable model for choosing what to read next. With over 900 titles on her To Be Read list and more than 150 ebooks on her Kindle, she's feeling a bit overwhelmed.Anne helps Caylee transform her literary landscape with practical, actionable, and sometimes (as you'll hear) tangible tips for tackling her TBR. Then gets her started off by highlighting a few titles from among her digital ebook downloads that Anne think she's likely to love. If you're feeling overwhelmed by your unread books, we hope you find a solution that works for you in today's episode.To see the list of the books we discuss from Caylee's Kindle downloads, including the books Anne recommends, visit the podcast website at https://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/293Thanks to today's sponsors:Rothy's shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.Brooklinen has something for your every comfort need. I'm talking buttery soft and breathable sheets; plush and absorbent towels; cozy robes; and comfy loungewear you'll want to put on and never take off. WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for $20 off with your purchase of $100 or more at Brooklinen.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 292: A life-changing library trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 51:40

    Regular listeners know good book talk often blends the heavy and the light—and that is certainly true for today's show. Today's episode is tons of fun, and has us thinking about our own life-changing literary experiences.As an avid library user and member of two book clubs, our guest Loren Mueller has no problem adding potential life-changing reads to her To Be Read list, and then diving in. But she does have trouble remembering specific details from what she read—and today, we're gonna figure out what to do about it.We discuss ways to retain what you read while reading for the fun of it, and why an “easy” reading experience means something different to every reader.Check out the show notes post on our website for the full list of books discussed today and a transcript of the show.One of my go-to tips for any reader who wants to learn more about themselves as a reader is to start a book journal to capture what they've read, what they want to read, and other important info that will better their reading lives. That's why I'm thrilled to offer my own beautiful and functional journal. The journal is called My Reading Life and it's available September 21st but you can preorder a copy now and we've got some fun preorder bonuses for those of you who do just that. Learn more about My Reading Life and the bonuses at modernmrsdarcy.com/journal.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Bombas performance socks are built to be nothing but comfortable and supportive. And like all their socks, for every pair of Bombas performance socks you buy, they donate a pair to someone in need. They've donated over 45 million pairs so far! Bombas is offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order.Ritual uses vegan-certified, non-GMO, gluten-free, and allergen-free ingredients—and their sources—are out there for the whole world to see because they believe you deserve to know what you're putting in your body and why. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 291: The best books of summer (so far)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 58:16

    Behind the scenes at What Should I Read Next? and Modern Mrs. Darcy, we have a team of readers who are bursting with bookish enthusiasm.Our producer Brenna paired us up in our virtual recording studio, matching team members you've never heard discuss books together on the show. Our reading tastes are vastly different, but we quickly discovered that talking about books creates instant connections—even when reading preferences don't seem to match up at all. We had the best time discussing what summer reading means to us, what we've read and loved lately, and what we hope to read next before the season is over.We hope today's collection of bookish conversations inspires you to ask your coworkers, friends, or family members what books they've loved recently. And, of course, we hope you find your next great read among the abundance of titles we talk about today. See all of the books we discuss or follow along with a transcript on the show notes page.Thanks to our sponsors:Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels — they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com.There's no “one size fits all” solution for hair care. Instead of trying to cover all hair types in one product line, Prose customizes products for you and your hair needs. Go to prose.com/readnext for your FREE in-depth hair consultation and 15% off.ThirdLove knows the science behind top-to-bottom comfort without sacrificing style—from perfectly fitted bras and underwear to quality sleepwear. Right now, ThirdLove is offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 290: Fiction is my oldest friend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 48:16

    Today's guest describes herself as a serial starter who might have started up to 10 books before finishing one. She even keeps moving through several books at once by reading different genres at different times of the day.Shanel Sparr is an artistic Jill of all Trades–acting, directing, crocheting and designing clothes. But as an avid collector of hobbies, reading still holds a distinct place in her life—and she highly values being well-rounded as a reader.Shanel loves books that explore a character's interior landscape, especially when that's packaged in a surprising way, and doesn't mind going a bit dark, or eerie. Although she has found she has a limit—and so today I'm looking for titles that walk the fine line of addressing hard things without tipping into overly tragic.See all of the books we discuss or follow along with a transcript on the show notes page.You can learn more about all of Shanel's artistic endeavors on her website.Thanks to our sponsors:Discover what it's like to be comfortable and confident all the time with Betabrand. Try their dress pant yoga pants or the new Yoga Denim collection and get 30% off at Betabrand.com.READNEXT.Start summer off on the right foot with Rothy's. With sandals in an array of colors and shoes made for exploring, their newest styles have you covered. Plus, their spacious, washable bags are perfect for summer getaways. Through August 1st, 2021, take $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more at Rothys.com/READNEXT.Ritual is the multi-vitamin reimagined. Reimagine your daily rituals with Ritual's delayed-release capsule design–delivering high-quality nutrients, including Vitamin D3, in just 2 daily pills. Ritual is offering WSIRN listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit Ritual.com/READNEXT to start your Ritual today. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ep 289: A ridiculous plan to read more books

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 50:53

    Today's guest created a unique plan to help him tackle the books one “must read before they die,” but now he's looking for less planning and more bookish serendipity. Author, blogger, and podcaster Neil Pasricha hosts the show 3 Books, where he talks with avid readers about the three most formative books in their lives. The show originated as a way for Neil to find lesser known titles and backlist books to boost his reading life. Now, he finds himself assigning too much “reading homework,” and he's looking for ways to spend more time connecting with each book he reads instead of breezing through to the next checkmark on his TBR.Between two book podcasters we cover a lot of ground today. Be sure to check out the show notes for a full list of the titles. You just might find a formative book for you.You can find Neil writing on his website or follow him on Twitter and Instagram.And don't forget to listen to my episode of 3 Books recorded (partially) in the Rare Books Room at the Strand.Thanks to our sponsors:ThirdLove knows the science behind top-to-bottom comfort without sacrificing style—from perfectly fitted bras and underwear to quality sleepwear. Putting on your essentials feels like indulging yourself every day. You deserve some TLC, ThirdLove Comfort, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT!BetterHelp wants you to start living a happier life today! BetterHelp is committed to matching you with the right therapist, so they make it easy and free to change counselors if needed. It's also more affordable than traditional offline counseling and financial aid is even available. Better Help has a special offer for WSIRN listeners: get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/READNEXT.Are you looking for ways to be happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative? Try Happier with Gretchen Rubin, the podcast from the author of the #1 bestseller The Happiness Project. Each week she shares insights and practical solutions like a “Try This at Home” tip and a “Happiness Hack.” Listen wherever you're listening to this podcast.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Ep 288: Looking for that WOW! factor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 47:14

    Are you a book collector? Today's guest has a bookshelf full of vintage beauty guidebooks, and though she considers this a separate part of her bookish life, there were some surprising connections to her taste in crime fiction.After hearing about her collection, you may not be surprised to find out that Brenda LaBelle is a make-up artist turned librarian. She's looking for more than a pretty cover though, Brenda likes books with stylish prose and memorable characters.Listen now wherever you get your podcasts—and be sure to visit the show website for today's complete book list–including titles you've never heard on the podcast. (You'll also find a photo of Brenda's beauty bookshelf there!)Thanks to this week's sponsors:Rothy's shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels, quality sheets, and loungewear. Refresh your space with Brooklinen! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com.Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they're easy to wear with any outfit. Their customer-favorite Dress Pant Yoga Pants are made of wrinkle-resistant stretch knit fabric, making them perfect for anything you need to do. What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order.

    Ep 287: I want to be where the readers are

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 51:38

    Today's guest loves discussing books just as much as she enjoys reading them. She's ready to swap spicy opinions and share book recommendations with her fellow readers, but she hasn't found those fellow readers just yet.Allison Matz prefers to be Twitter and Instagram-free even though she knows there are vibrant book communities online. Today she comes to us with a question: with no social media, how is an avid reader supposed to connect with her book people? Anne has some advice for Allison, and hopefully you'll pick up some tips today, too—whether you're getting ready to meet your book club in person again or are still seeking out your group of readers.Allison also displays her passion for a genre that doesn't get a lot of love on the podcast.Visit the podcast website for today's complete book list and to leave a comment for Allison since she's not on social media.Thanks to today's sponsors:Pride is a time to celebrate all things LGBTQ+. And this year, Bombas is choosing to be Proud In Every Way with their new collection of colorful clothing. To shop the collection and learn more about the organizations your purchase will be supporting, visit bombas.com/readnext and use code readnext to get 20% off your first order.Ritual uses vegan-certified, non-GMO, gluten-free, and allergen-free ingredients. Ritual's newest member — Essential Postnatal, is designed for a mother's new nutrient needs, postpartum. A mother doesn't always put her needs first, but Ritual does. That's why they're offering my listeners 10% off your first three months!Prose knows there is more to you than just your hair type. With their algorithm and over 50 billion formula combinations, Prose will determine a unique blend of ingredients to treat your specific hair concerns. Prose is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. Take your FREE in-depth hair quiz and get 15% off your first order today! Go to prose.com/readnext.

    Ep 286: How to find those hidden gems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 46:50

    If you've been listening to podcasts or tearing through a new series on Netflix instead of picking up a book, we're here to cheer you on (really)! Different forms of art and storytelling can be a refreshing change of pace for avid readers, and taking a break from the books might even benefit your reading life in the long run.But today's guest came to us with a request for books that will hold his attention and get him back to turning the pages instead of pressing play on another podcast episode. In addition to podcast listening, youth services librarian Hamid Printer enjoys recommending adventurous, exciting books to readers of all ages and hosting epic fantasy game nights for friends.Anne has a whole lot of books to share with Hamid that will hopefully rival even the most immersive game night or absorbing podcast episode. Head over to the show notes page on our website for all of the books, podcasts, and games mentioned in today's show.You can follow Hamid on Instagram.Thanks to our sponsors:Policygenius makes it easy to compare home & auto insurance in one place. They've saved customers an average of $1,250 per year over what they were paying for home & auto insurance. Head to policygenius.com to get started now.Away suitcases are thoughtfully designed for a lifetime of use, and if you decide it's not for you, you can return any non-personalized item for a full refund during their 100 day trial period—no ifs, ands, or asterisks. Start your 100-day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best-selling suitcases, at awaytravel.com/readnext20.ThirdLove knows the science behind top-to-bottom comfort without sacrificing style—from perfectly fitted bras and underwear to quality sleepwear. You deserve some TLC, ThirdLove Comfort, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT!

    Ep 285: Books that leave you speechless

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 53:32

    Even though reading is a solitary activity, you’re never truly alone as a reader. You’re never the only reader who prefers dog-eared pages to bookmarks or the only reader who reads the last page first. Today’s guest used to feel self-conscious about her affection for stories that explore difficult themes. But we know that Rachel Matthews isn’t the only reader who enjoys darker fiction. In fact, I’m willing to bet that some of you have been waiting for an episode with a reader just like Rachel. Check out the full list of books from today's show at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/285If Rachel's dark side sounds like your book twin be sure to follow her on Instagram. Thanks to our sponsors:Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Whatever your style, they have the pants to match. What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order at Betabrand.com/READNEXT.Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Plus, they just launched men’s shoes, so make sure to check them out for you or the guy in your life. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels — they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com.

    Ep 284: I need an irresistible read this summer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 48:18

    Over the last year, we’ve talked to readers who voraciously devour romance, mystery, and graphic novels to escape real life—and readers who struggle to pick up a single book, even if they know it’s one they’ll love. There’s no right way to respond to stress as a reader, and today’s guest is here to share encouragement and insight for readers experiencing burnout. Journalist Anne Helen Petersen writes the weekly email newsletter Culture Study and recently published Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation—today, we discuss how all of us, millennial or otherwise, have experienced the burnout associated with a global pandemic and seen its effects in our reading lives.No matter how your reading life has changed, or stayed the same, over the last year, you’ll find comfort in today’s episode, as well as insight into your experience this past year.Visit the show notes page on our website to get the full list of books discuss and to read along with a full-show transcript.Thanks to our sponsors:With Ritual, your multivitamins are delivered to your door every month with free shipping. You can start, snooze, or cancel your subscription anytime, and if you don’t love Ritual within your first month, they’ll refund your first order! Ritual is offering WSIRN listeners 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/readnext.Bombas performance socks are built to be nothing but comfortable and supportive. Plus, for every pair of socks you purchase Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. From comfort, to kindness, and everything in between, Bombas aren’t just giveable—they were made to give. Bombas is offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order.NetSuite gives you visibility and control over your financials, HR, inventory, eCommerce, and more. Everything you need–all in one place–instantaneously. Right now, NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program only for those ready to graduate from QuickBooks. Head to netsuite.com/readnext.

    Ep 283: Don't save the good stuff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 58:29

    This episode has literally been years in the making: today I'm thrilled to welcome Ginger Horton, our Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club community manager, to the show!The 2021 Summer Reading Guide is about to drop, and in this celebratory episode, Ginger shares her three favorite backlist summer reading guide selections, and I recommend three books I think she’ll love from this year’s summer reading guide. Of course, we can’t help squeezing in extra book talk, as we often do, so listen in for a pile of both backlist and brand new summer reading recommendations.Be sure to visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/283 for today's complete book list.To get in on the summer reading fun be sure you're subscribed to our weekly newsletter so you'll get the Summer Reading Guide when it comes out May 24th. You can also join us live for the Summer Reading Guide Unboxing and get an expanded guide early by becoming a member of our Patreon community.Thanks to our sponsors:Thirdlove bras look and feel great under any top with their memory foam cups, no-slip straps, and a scratch-free band. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT!From wardrobe essentials to everything that makes your space feel like home, you’ll find timeless pieces designed to stand the test of time with Jenni Kayne’s curated items. For 15% off your first order, you use code READNEXT at checkout.Every Away suitcase comes with an interior organization system that includes a built-in compression pad to help you pack more in, and a hidden (and removable) laundry bag that separates your dirty clothes. Start your 100-day trial today and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials.

    Ep 282: I’m a little bit obsessed with reading

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 54:44

    I think many of you will relate when you hear today's guest say he’s “a little bit obsessed with books.” This is definitely a good thing for Jeremy Anderberg because not only is reading a source of enjoyment and intellectual satisfaction, it’s also a key part of his job as a writer and podcast producer. He writes for The Art of Manliness blog, produces The Art of Manliness podcast, and publishes the "Read More Books” newsletter.Today we discuss the difference between finding what you like to read versus what you feel you should read. We also discuss finding seasonal rhythms in your reading life, finding books so compelling it feels like the pages turn themselves, and why Jeremy finds it so satisfying to give his reading life some structure with “projects” he plans for himself. To see all of Jeremy's project books and Anne's recommendations visit the show notes page at https://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/282To read Jeremy's book reviews, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to his weekly newsletter.Thanks to our sponsors:Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels — they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com.Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Whatever your style, Betabrand has the pants to match. Find out why women are buying 5 different pairs of these pants. What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order.Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! They’re simple, comfy, and they go with everything. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.

    Ep 281: Authors who make you feel seen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 57:18

    Lecturer, author, and researcher Heather Williams has left trails of books across the globe as she travels for work, but today she’s bringing us three favorite essay collections she can’t live without. Heather’s love of bite-sized reading experiences is contagious. If you’ve never picked up an essay collection, she just might convince you to do so today. We also discuss her preference for reliable narrators, a surprising fascination with Russian literature, and a book that made Heather laugh a little too loudly while reading on a plane. I happen to love personal essays just as much as Heather, and I can’t wait for you to listen in on our conversation, readers. For a list of all of the books, essay collections and novels, head to the show notes page on our website: https://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/281Follow Heather Williams on Twitter to learn more about her research.Thanks to this week's sponsors:NetSuite gives you Visibility and Control over your financials, HR, inventory, eCommerce, and more. Everything you need–all in one place–instantaneously. Right now, NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program only for those ready to graduate from QuickBooks. Head to netsuite.com/readnext.With Ritual, your multivitamins are delivered to your door every month with free shipping, always. You can start, snooze, or cancel your subscription anytime, and if you don’t love Ritual within your first month, they’ll refund your first order! Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/readnext.From comfort, to kindness, and everything in between, Bombas socks aren’t just giveable—they were made to give. Bombas is offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at Bombas.com/READNEXT.

    Ep 280: Epic journeys, untold stories & guaranteed great reads

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 43:26

    After becoming an avid WSIRN listener, today's guest realized she was watching less TV and reading more books. To keep her momentum going, she connected with other listeners, found her favorite reading categories, and now sits down with Anne to chat about a classic WSIRN problem: the compulsion to finish every book she starts.Today we're joined by Stacy Wittenberg, who talks to Anne about that inclination and about a reading challenge she’s taken on for this year. Anne recommends books that will take her on epic historical journeys, plus an audiobook that will have her neighbors asking What is she laughing at? when she listens on her daily stroll.Stacy shares extra titles in each of her reading categories, so get your TBR lists ready and be sure to pull up the podcast website to see the list of all the title she (and Anne) share. That's at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/280.As a listener, Stacy has been connecting with other fans of the show online. Now that you've heard her, if you'd like to connect with Stacy follow her on Instagram.Thanks to our sponsors:From wardrobe essentials to everything that makes your space feel like home, you’ll find timeless pieces designed to stand the test of time with Jenni Kayne’s curated items. For 15% off your first order, you use code READNEXT at checkout.With memory foam cups, no-slip straps, and a scratch-free band, Thirdlove bras look and feel great under any top. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT!Take the night off and let Sun Basket’s Michelin and James Beard award winning chefs cook for you. Try their Fresh & Ready meals and get $90 off your first four deliveries when enter promo code read at checkout.

    Ep 279: Read these books when you need a good cry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 44:24

    Over the years Ahtoosa Dale sent in multiple submissions to be on What Should I Read Next, each one reflecting her ever-evolving reading taste. Since that first submission way back in 2016, her reading life has changed tremendously.Now, as a lawyer and a mom with a packed schedule, she’s more willing than she once was to set certain books aside. And as an adult, she’s looking for relatable characters—especially if the book explores the immigrant experience. But Ahtoosa will never say no to a good mystery, or a book that explores the range of human emotions. Ahtoosa specifically requested books that will give her a good cry, so on today's episode I’m recommending a few heartfelt books to bring on the tears, plus a propulsive page-turner in one of her go-to genres. Find the list of books we talk about today and a full transcript that you can follow along while you're listening on our website. You can fill out your own guest submission form on our website. Thanks to our sponsors:Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! They’re simple, comfy, and they go with everything. Through May 9th 2021, you can get $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more at Rothys.com/READNEXT.Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Whatever your style, they have the pants to match. What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order at Betabrand.com/READNEXT.

    Ep 278: The Art of cheat reading

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 54:15

    Mindy Mejia enjoys propulsive, fast-paced books with strong characters—and she writes them, too! Mindy writes thrillers, or as she calls them “murdery books,” but she reads from a whole banquet of literature.Anne got to talk with her about setting reading intentions, sampling books—which, as you’ll hear, is a bit of a euphemism—and learning about surprisingly fascinating topics as we read. As always, she recommends a handful of books we think Mindy will love, including an upcoming thriller that Anne loved, a nonfiction book she wasn't expecting to be talking about today, and selections from a genre that doesn’t get mentioned all that often around here.To see a list with those titles and all of the books we mentioned visit the show page at https://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/278.Find out what Mindy Mejia is reading and writing on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, or her website.Thanks to our sponsors:Bombas socks feel like a comfy cushion for your feet, whether you’re hiking outdoors or walking down the hallway. Plus, for every pair of socks you purchase Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Bombas is offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order.NetSuite gives you Visibility and Control over your financials, HR, inventory, eCommerce, and more. Everything you need–all in one place–instantaneously. Let NetSuite show you how they'll benefit your business with a FREE Product Tour at netsuite.com/readnext.With Ritual, your multivitamins are delivered to your door every month with free shipping, always. You can start, snooze, or cancel your subscription anytime! Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/readnext.

    Ep 277: Books that feel like a vacation for your brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 38:33

    Today Anne is talking with Jake Sloofman, an arborist living in Brooklyn. They discuss his big reading goal, the pressure to read “serious literature,” and how to alternate light and heavy reads for a balanced reading life. So Anne serves up a mix of weighty literature and frothy “palate cleanser” books to keep things balanced. View the full list of titles and a transcript of the episode on our website https://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/277.You can follow Jake on Instagram.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! Through May 9th 2021, you can get $20 off your first purchase of $100 or more!Trying a variety of styles with ThirdLove is easy, and helps you figure out what works best for your shape and wardrobe. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering our listeners 20% off your first order.Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels—they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! What Should I Read Next listeners can use promo code READNEXT get $25 off, with a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com.

    Ep 276: Exquisite, evocative novels

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 50:09

    Podcast producer and PhD student Sara Aeder always finds time for reading, thanks to audiobooks and a passion for turning the pages. She has a special fondness for books that explore the “exquisite pain of a teenage crush” and let her live vicariously through fictional drama, but Sara’s taste in books goes way beyond young adult lit. Today on the podcast, Sara shares three books she loves that cover the main themes of her reading taste, and I recommend several titles that I think she'll love.We mention over 40 titles in today’s episode, from all-time favorites to books that fell flat. Listen in to find out which book Sara threw across the room and be sure to check out the full list of every single book we talk about on our website. You can follow Sara on Instagram or check out her work at Tablet Podcasts.Thanks to today's sponsors:Ritual uses vegan-certified, non-GMO, gluten-free, and allergen-free ingredients—and their sources—are out there for the whole world to see because they believe you deserve to know what you’re putting in your body and why. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months!Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Whatever your style, Betabrand has the pants to match. Find out why women are buying 5 different pairs of these pants. What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order.Take the Function of Beauty quiz to get customized hair, skin, and body products and never buy off the shelf, just to be disappointed, ever again. Then take 20% off your first order.

    Ep 275: How many book clubs is too many book clubs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 50:41

    How do you manage your reading life when you have many books you NEED to read, and many more you'd LIKE to read, just for you? In today's episode we're diving into that question with Brigid Misselhorn, a self-described "book club addict" who offers insight into this highly relatable question. Bonus: Brigid describes herself as a "naturally slow" reader; we know many of you love it when our guest's reading life mirrors your own in this specific way.From graphic novels to gothic mysteries, today’s titles are a lot of fun. This is one of those episodes where I have to try several times to find the right titles that Brigid hasn't read yet! Be sure to visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/275 for today's complete book list–it's a long one.To see her latest buddy read follow Brigid on Instagram.Thanks to our sponsors:Every Away suitcase comes with an interior organization system that includes a built-in compression pad to help you pack more in, and a hidden (and removable) laundry bag that separates your dirty clothes. Shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials and start your 100-day trial today.Trying a variety of styles with Third Love is easy, and helps you figure out what works best for your shape and wardrobe. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering my listeners 20% off your first order!Take the night off and let Sun Basket’s Michelin and James Beard award winning chefs cook for you. Try their Fresh & Ready meals and get $35 off your order when enter promo code read at checkout.

    Ep 274: #Bookstagram made me do it

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 40:24

    Readers, the origin story for today’s episode might make you swoon. It all started with a conversation on Instagram, where Anne got a message from one incredibly intentional boyfriend hoping to make some bookish dreams come true. After learning more, we invited his girlfriend Ashley on the show, and I’ll let her tell the whole story today. Ashley Parrish is a book lover and self-proclaimed TV junkie who enjoys scrolling bookstagram but wants to find more backlist titles instead of picking up every book that garners a lot of buzz on social media—we know many of you can relate. Today, Anne is sharing three (or maybe a few more) titles to satisfy Ashley’s love of page-turning fiction and books that revolve around the performing arts.Visit the podcast website to see all the books discussed in this episode or to follow along with a transcript of the show. You can follow Ashley on Instagram, where she shares her recent reads.Thanks to our sponsors:Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Find out why women are buying 5 different pairs of these pants, then take 30% off your first order.Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels. Choose your perfect plushness and save $25 with a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com with the promo code READNEXT.Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.

    Ep 273: Realism, redemption, and reading across generations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 49:30

    Readers, today’s show is a de-light. We have had mother-daughter duos on the show and even a father-daughter duo with Ashley and Brent from episode 155, but today Anne talks with Rebekah and Beverly, our first grandmother-granddaughter pair — and Beverly is our first nonogenarian!When Rebekah sent in a guest submission she included three books she and Beverly both love, but then she put her own fun twist on the rest. She told us one book that Beverly loved and Rebekah hated, and another Rebekah loved but Beverly hated. Anne's tricky task is to find three books they’ll both enjoy reading together. As you'll hear, it turns out the options were plentiful. In fact they get a few bonus recommendations. All of the books Beverly, Rebekah and Anne discuss are on our podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/272 as well as a full transcript of today's episode.Beverly is not on social media, but you can find Rebekah on Twitter. Thanks to our sponsors:Take the Function of Beauty quiz to get customized hair, skin, and body products. Never buy off the shelf, just to be disappointed, ever again. Take 20% off your first order of customized beauty products from Function of Beauty. Bombas gives a pair of socks to those in need every time you buy a pair. So give a pair when you buy a pair and get twenty percent off your first purchase.Take the night off and let Sun Basket’s Michelin and James Beard award winning chefs cook for you. Try their Fresh & Ready meals and get $35 off your order when enter promo code READ at checkout.

    Ep 272: I loved the library before it was cool

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 39:53

    Today Anne's guest is an Alabama teacher whose love of reading has touched every aspect of his life—from where he met his wife to the theme of his classroom today. Derek is a MATH teacher but he puts his reading right there on the wall for his students to see and he loves talking books with fellow teachers. You're going to love this conversation about his early library adventures, the books he’s passing down to his son, and the gorgeous engagement photos he and his wife took in the library where they met. Derek knows his go-to AND the font that tells him this book is right for him–but he’s challenging himself to try and push some boundaries and not be quite so carefully curated. Anne's challenge is to recommend three books that are right for where he is in his reading life right now. Visit the show page for a list of all of the books discussed and to leave your own recommendations for Derek.Thanks to today's sponsors:Take the night off and let Sun Basket’s Michelin and James Beard award winning chefs cook for you. Try their Fresh & Ready meals and get $35 off your order when enter promo code read at checkout.Make your home a haven with Jenni Kayne textiles and furniture. Get 15% off your first order when you use code READNEXT at checkout—and for a limited time, that includes furniture, too. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone. Find your perfect-fitting bra and save 20% off your first order.

    Ep 271: Because sometimes a 4.75 star rating feels right

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 54:15

    How do you track your reading life? Today's guest has a whole new system of book tracking and reviewing to share. Anne is talking with Nadia Odunayo, the reader and entrepreneur behind The Storygraph, a brand new website full of tracking tools and detailed rating systems to help readers go beyond a book’s jacket copy and filter through information to find what they’re really looking for.We love hearing behind the scenes stories and it was fascinating to hear Nadia explain how this creative endeavor came to be. We also mention a bunch of books that have never made it on the podcast before and Anne recommends a couple of genres that haven't gotten much attention on the podcast. We can't wait to hear which titles end up on your TBR lists.Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/271 for the full list of titles Nadia and Anne discuss.Find Nadia and The Storygraph on Instagram, Twitter or The Storygraph website.Thanks to our sponsors:Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including super fluffy comforters — they offer varying styles, so you can choose the linen experience that best supports your sleep! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT for $25 off a minimum purchase of $100 at Brooklinen.com.Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. They’re simple, comfy, and they go with everything. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Whatever your style, Betabrand has the pants to match. What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order.

    EP 270: When you NEED a season of low-stress reading

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 43:05

    Readers, in today's podcast episode, I’m talking with graphic memoirist and comic creator Lucy Knisley. We chat about her overflowing bookshelves, the pleasures and pitfalls of the creative process, what makes the perfect pandemic stress read, and how to cope with your kids’ evolving reading tastes. Lucy is looking for distraction in her reading life right now and needs some low-stress books to read before bed; I have plenty of recommendations to suit her taste (and fill your to-be-read lists). We’ve never talked about graphic memoirs and comics in-depth on the podcast before. I can’t wait for you to hear Lucy’s enthusiasm for comics, graphic novels, and what those terms even mean.The audio for this episode comes from a live event that we hosted in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club. We read Lucy’s graphic food memoir Relish as a bonus book club pick last month, and this What Should I Read Next-style event was an extra sprinkle of bookish joy for our book club members.Join us for a Patreon livestream!Readers, it’s time for our quarterly Patreon livestream! Next week, we'll be hosting a virtual chat in our Patreon community. We’ll hang out, answer your questions, and (of course) share a bunch of book recommendations. To learn more about our community or to join us for our livestream on Tuesday February 16th at 1 pm click here.If you can’t make it live, we’ll record the event so members can watch it at any time. Thanks to today's sponsors:Ritual has created a brand new multivitamin, Essential for Kids, to help fill gaps in the diets of ages 4-12 without making a single compromise to quality or taste. Ritual is offering WSIRN listeners 10% off your first three months!Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. Take their quiz to get your customized formula and save 20% on your first order.Bombas socks feel like a warm hug for your feet, whether you’re hiking outdoors or walking down the hallway. From comfort, to kindness, and everything in between, Bombas aren’t just giveable—they were made to give. Bombas is offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order.

    Ep 269: Your friendly neighborhood literary society

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 45:54

    Today’s guest is Tiffany Patterson, a Florida reader who created a new kind of literary get-together that is convincing her not-so-readerly friends to give books and reading a chance. She breaks down all the details of her brilliant idea so that you can steal it and start your own group.This episode was recorded in 2019 and aired as Episode 166: Just don’t call it book club. That means this was pre-Covid, so we talk about getting together as actually getting together. It also means that some of you have already heard this and told us that you’ve borrowed Tiffany's format for your own use, and it’s vastly improved your reading life and your relationships. If you're one of them or you find the idea of a neighborhood literary society intriguing, let us know in the comments of today's show notes post.You can follow Tiffany reading life on Instagram.Thanks to today's sponsors:With memory foam cups, no-slip straps, and a scratch-free band, ThirdLove bras look and feel great under any top. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT! Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels — they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! WSIRN listeners can use promo code READNEXT $25 off when you spend $100 or more, PLUS free shipping at Brooklinen.com.Whether you’re restyling your tabletop, refreshing your bedroom, or embarking on a full-on remodel, home always starts with Jenni Kayne. Made with exceptional quality, integrity, and timeless design in mind, you’ll love coming home. For 15% off your first order, you use code READNEXT at checkout.

    Ep 268: Our team's best books of the year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 53:49

    At the end of last year we hosted a virtual book party in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club to celebrate our favorite books of the year. The whole What Should I Read Next and Modern Mrs Darcy teams shared their top books of 2020 and we all walked away with a longer To Be Read list.Our team is made up of a bunch of bookworms with very different reading tastes, but that doesn’t stop us from swapping book recommendations all the time. We recorded that event (as we do with all of our Book Club events), and WSIRN producer Brenna worked her editing magic to create this episode for you.Head to our website to see the list of everyone's recommendations.If you’d like to see us talk about these books, the video recording of this event is available in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club, our member community devoted to bookish community, classes, and conversation. In addition to events like these and classes on the reading life, every month we read one main book together and meet to discuss it on video—often with the author—including recent book club discussions with Anne Mah, Elizabeth Acevedo, Tayari Jones. Join today to catch up on all of our past events and to participate in our upcoming live discussion with author Louise Miller or our next class Clean Out the Bookish Clutter.Thanks to our sponsors:Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants look like stylish dress pants, but they’re super comfortable - without any zippers or buttons that dig in. Discover what it’s like to be comfortable and confident all the time. Betabrand is offering WSIRN listeners 30% off of your order.Anne got to do a tasting with The Winemakers' Anthony Yount. They've made a small amount of Anthony's Ditch Digger wine available exclusively for WSIRN listeners. To see my full tasting video or to request an allocation of up to 6 bottles, text “ANTHONY” to 351-444-WINE.Function of Beauty is the world leader in customizable beauty, offering precise formulations for your hair’s specific needs. Take your quiz and save 20% on your first order. That applies to their full range of customized hair, skin, and body products.

    Ep 267: Lush, beautiful, and a pleasure to read

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 55:46

    Our guest today is an economist and literature enthusiast based in London, England. A well-traveled reader in every sense, Stephanie De Mel has lived on multiple continents and combines her love of travel and books in her Reading the World Challenge. Steph’s sense of curiosity informs her book choices and her broad reading tastes challenge Anne to recommend three books to suit.Steph also shares how she applies her analytical tendencies to her reading life–looking at her bookish data while focusing on quality over quantity.Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/267 for a full transcript of the show and to see the list of titles mentioned.Connect with Stephanie on Instagram @thebookisheconomist.Thanks to this week's sponsors:Anne did a tasting video with winemaker Ashley Trout of Brook and Bull as a part of The Winemakers Series. To watch the video or request some of Ashley's wine, Come Hell or High Water, text "TROUT" to 351-444-WINE (9463). Ritual has created a brand new multivitamin, Essential for Kids, to help fill gaps in the diets of ages 4-12 without making a single compromise to quality or taste. Ritual is offering WSIRN listeners 10% off your first three months!Rothy's brought style and sustainability together with their washable shoe and now they have bags and masks as well. Check out their full line of sustainable product at Rothys.com/READNEXT.

    Ep 266: Ask Anne Anything: Re-reads, reviews, and recommendation regrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 62:09

    Readers, it’s the 5th anniversary of What Should I Read Next! Today I'm answering YOUR questions about WSIRN's behind-the-scenes, my personal reading life, and so much more. Thank you for submitting such thoughtful and fun questions! I did my best to answer as many as possible, and you can find answers to frequently asked questions linked in the show notes below. Happy reading!-AnneVisit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/266 to see the full list of titles discussed, an episode transcript, and more.Where to find Anne online:• The What Should I Read Next newsletter• What Should I Read Next on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram• Anne on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram• Anne's blog Modern Mrs Darcy• What Should I Read Next Patreon community• Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club• What Should I Read Next YoutubeThanks to today's sponsors:Framebridge will custom frame your item and deliver your finished piece directly to your door, ready to hang. WSIRN listeners get 15% off their first order at Framebrige.com with code READNEXT.Brooklinen is the perfect place to find all the comforts for home, including ultra-soft towels — they offer varying levels of plushness, so you can choose the towel experience that feels most spa-like to you! Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT to get $25 off when you spend $100 or more, PLUS free shipping!With memory foam cups, no-slip straps, and a scratch-free band, Thirdlove bras look and feel great under any top. ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering WSIRN listeners 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/READNEXT.

    Ep 265: 10 questions to ask yourself about your reading life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 73:44

    Readers, we’re kicking off the new year with a special episode to help you set the right tone for your reading life in 2021. My friend Laura Tremaine is joining me to guide us in some readerly introspection. Laura hosts the Ten Things to Tell You podcast, where she shares guided questions and prompts to help listeners reflect on different aspects of their lives. Laura brings her expert skills as a conversation-starter to our literary therapy session today. Here at WSIRN, we love thinking about books almost as much as we love reading them, so today we’re sharing 10 questions to ask yourself about your reading life. These questions are meant to help you read with purpose and create a reading life that YOU love. Of course, we can’t help but share our own answers and offer advice along the way. Whether you’re too easily distracted by shiny new bestsellers, or simply in need of a new reading routine, I hope you enjoy this intentional time to reflect on and recharge your reading life. Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/265 to see the full list of titles discussed, an episode transcript, and more.Where to find Anne online:• The What Should I Read Next newsletter • What Should I Read Next on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram • Anne on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram • Anne's blog Modern Mrs Darcy • What Should I Read Next Patreon community • Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club • What Should I Read Next YoutubeThanks to today's sponsors:Rothy’s shoes are seamless and fully machine washable, making them ultra comfortable and ultra convenient. Every time they need a refresh, you can simply toss them in the washing machine! They’re simple, comfy, and they go with everything. Check out all the amazing shoes and bags available right now at Rothys.com/READNEXT.With Ritual, your multivitamins are delivered to your door every month with free shipping, always. You can start, snooze, or cancel your subscription anytime, and if you don’t love Ritual within your first month, they’ll refund your first order! Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months at Ritual.com/readnext.Betabrand pants look good, feel comfortable, and they’re easy to wear with any outfit. Whatever your style, they have the pants to match. For a limited time, What Should I Read Next listeners can take 30% off your first order at Betabrand.com/READNEXT.

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