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

Episodios

  • 345: The Books of the Decade

    345: The Books of the Decade

    06/01/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Amanda Nelson to pick the books the defined the 2010s. This episode is sponsored by:Spalding UniversityThe Severed Moon by Leigh BardugoThe Read Harder JournalBooks discussed in this episode:50 Shades of Grey by EL JamesGone Girl by Gillian FlynnBad Feminist by Roxane GayBecoming by Michelle Obama/Fear by Bob WoodwardThe Testaments by Margaret AtwoodThe Wedding Date by Jasmine GuilloryLean In by Sheryl SandbergWild by Cheryl Strayedthe Elena Ferrante quartet (My Brilliant Friend)Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin KwanThe Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe Martian by Andy WeirThe Night Circus by Erin MorgensternGo Set a Watchman by Harper LeeYear of Yes by Shonda RhimesBecoming by Michelle ObamaThe Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadEverything I Never Told You by Celeste NgMilk & Honey by Rupi KaurDogman Volume #1 by Dave PilkeyThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoHunger by Roxane Gay

  • 344: 2019 Year in Review

    344: 2019 Year in Review

    23/12/2019 Duración: 51min

    Jeff and Rebecca look back that the stories that made 2019 in books and reading. Plus, some of their favorite non-book things of the years.This episode is sponsored by:Book Riot's YA InstagramThe Read Harder JournalSips byLibro.fm

  • 343: Reverse Bermuda Triangle

    343: Reverse Bermuda Triangle

    16/12/2019 Duración: 55min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Goodreads Choice Winners, Bill Gates' recommended books for 2019, more wrong-headed prison books news, and more.This episode is sponsored by:Sips byThe Read Harder JournalSwitched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it MattersNate Sloan and Charlie HardingBook Riot's YA InstagramLinks discussed in this episode:Fresh round of resignations at the Nobel Prize for Lit Goodreads winnersThe Critics VersionAmazon charts of 2019Bill Gates’s End-of-Year book list West Virginia will charge prisoners by the minute to read ebooksAnd Kansas still unfairly bans books in prisons Audiobooks predicted to overtake ebooks in UK

  • 342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

    342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

    09/12/2019 Duración: 01h13min

    Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by:The Great Courses PlusThe Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan SnipesChildren of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi AdeyemiBook Riot's Read Harder 2020 ChallengeBooks and authors recommended in this episode:Marge Piercy Mary Oliver Elizabeth Bishop Top Gun by Dan PedersenThe Warmth of Other Suns by Isbell WilkersonBuilding Stories, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Saga Compendium 1MonstressTell Me More by Kelly CorriganAll You Can Ever Know2am at the Cats Pajamas, The Little Bookstore at Big Stone GapDifferent SeasonsLast Woman StandingMy Sister the Serial KillerThe Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz,A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry ThomasDan Brown!?!Nature Fix,Braiding SweetgrassOn TrailsPreparing the GhostOne Giant Leap by Charles FishmanThe Beak of the Finch by Jonathan WeinerI Contain Multitudes by Ed YongVegan for EverybodyOh She GlowsAfro-VeganAngelmaker by Nick HarkawayNINTH HOUSE

  • 341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

    341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

    01/12/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    Jeff and Rebecca tackle the first batch of listener recommendation requests for the 2020 holiday season.This episode is sponsored by:Opus X One - Obsidian Detective by Michael AnderleBibliostyle by Nina FreudenbergerFeminist Book Club Box + PodcastThe Great Courses PlusShe SaidSo You Want to Talk About Race Unfollow by Megan Phelps-RoperThe Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David TreuerWe Are Okay by Nina LaCour Dear Madam PresidentWolfpack by Abby WambachPower of MeaningBored & BrilliantThe Adventurer’s SonSleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel The Master Plan by Chris WilsonLeonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David BlightHourglass by Dani Shapiro How to Be Married Mating in CaptivityMarriageology by Belinda LuscombeThe Neuroscientist Who Lost Her MindHammerhead by Nina MaclaughlinButtermilk Graffiti by Edward LeeBest American Food Writing 2019 Taste of Country CookingNotes of a Young Black Chef by Kuame Onuawachi Burn the Place

  • 340: Clutching Intensifies

    340: Clutching Intensifies

    25/11/2019 Duración: 52min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, more about the terrible Nobel year, some adaptation news, and more. This episode is sponsored by:The Read Harder JournalAmerican Dirt by Jeanine CumminsSips ByLinks discussed in this episode:Holy bad looks, Batman: Nobel jurors gave prize to Handke after falling for a conspiracy theory 2019 National Book Awards AnnouncedAuthor responds after West Virginia library removes LGBT book from shelvesAnd locals are upset b/c the decision has been delayed Memphis Public Libraries joins the overdue fines cancellation trendWe have a Daisy Jones!Lord of the Rings series at Amazon already greenlit for Season 2David! Chang! Memoir! 2019 Publishing Salary Survey

  • 339: Nerd Nuggets

    339: Nerd Nuggets

    18/11/2019 Duración: 42min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk BN getting on the award train, Amazon releases its best books of the year list, and a weird amount of action in Virginia.This episode is sponsored by:Imaginary Friend by Stephen CbhoskyEye for Eye by J.K. FrankoThe Read Harder JournalLinks discussed in this episode:Virginia libraries join Macmillan ebook boycott Amazon’s best books of the year list is out, and it is wrong Barnes & Noble introduces Book of the Year Award And a redesigned Barnes & Noble store in Virginia Beach is book-focused Angry parents protest LGBTQ books in Loudon County, Virginia classroom libraries

  • BONUS: Adaptation Nation

    BONUS: Adaptation Nation

    14/11/2019 Duración: 59min

    Jeff and Rebecca discuss three big new TV adaptions: His Dark Materials (HBO), Watchmen (HBO), and Dickinson (Apple TV+).This episode is sponsored by:Mrs. Everything by Jennifer WeinerThis Tender Land by William Kent KruegerThe Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

  • 338: A Smaller But Messier Problem

    338: A Smaller But Messier Problem

    11/11/2019 Duración: 55min

    This week, Jeff and Rebecca watch OverDrive jump into the Macmillan embargo fray, pass along a correction about The Little Free Library story, assess the nominees for the Goodreads choice awards, and ridicule some worse-than-clowns in Florida.This episode is sponsored by:Make New MistakesThe Great Courses PlusThe Stationery Shop by Marjan KamaliEnter to Win $50 to Your Favorite Indie Bookstore!Links discussed in this episode:OverDrive wades into the Macmillan ebook fray Library unsubscribes from NYT because of Trump calling it Fake News Correction re: Little Free Library (thank you, Margret Aldrich) Nashville Public Library suspends macmillan ebook purchases Indianapolis Public Library adjusts ebook circulation limits Goodreads Choice Awards are live Heroes of the week: 650 people form a human chain to move books

  • BONUS: Baz Luhrmanns ROMEO + JULIET

    BONUS: Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET

    07/11/2019 Duración: 01h21min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of ROMEO + JULIET.This episode is sponsored by:The Family Upstairs by Lisa JewellWhere to Begin by Cleo WadeMrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

  • 337: Ice Cream Divergent

    337: Ice Cream Divergent

    04/11/2019 Duración: 58min

    Jeff and Rebecca assess the updates to the Game of Thrones spin-offverse, close-read the CEO of Macmillan's letter about their ebook embargo, wade briefly into a battle over Little Free Libraries, and much more. This episode is sponsored by:Book Riot's YA InstagramThe Great Courses PlusThe Make New Mistakes PodcastThe Escape of Light by Fred VenturiniLinks discussed in this episode:Macmillan CEO writes letter to libraries as embargo takes effect First of HBO’s GoT spinoffs is dead And one is ordered to seriesLittle Free Library, Founder’s Family, Clash Over Future Direction Little more info about Bookshop New! Marie! Kondo! Book returns increased by 240% since Chicago libraries eliminated late fees Boston Public Library eliminates fines for people under 18 Self-publishers making big money on blank books

  • BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    30/10/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This episode is sponsored by:The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacnealThe Family Upstairs by Lisa JewellWhere to Begin by Cleo WadeRelevant Link:The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • 336: Ducks! Geese! Sheep!

    336: Ducks! Geese! Sheep!

    28/10/2019 Duración: 01h09min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the ALA's report on anti-competitive practices in the digital library market, exciting adaptation casting news, additional agita about the Booker prize, and much more.This episode is sponsored by:Win a Blind Date with a Book!Moxie by Jennifer MathieuSpalding UniversityInto the Crooked Place by Alexandra ChristoLinks discussed in this episode:NYT Book Review launching first-chapter excerpt thing Leander, TX library director fired over pride story hour Congress looking into anti-competitive behavior in digital library market Mackenzie Davis is starring in Station 11 on HBO Max and now I’m mad that I really will have to get HBO Max Foundation CastingMore agita re: Split BookerHero of the week: Patagonia to stop printing galleys

  • BONUS: Half-Baked Ideas

    BONUS: Half-Baked Ideas

    24/10/2019 Duración: 47min

    Jeff throws half-baked ideas about things that should exist in the world of books and reading at Rebecca to see which, if any, aren't horrible. This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerThe Family Upstairs by Lisa JewellWhere to Begin by Cleo Wade

  • 335: Flailing, Floundering, and Sinking

    335: Flailing, Floundering, and Sinking

    21/10/2019 Duración: 01h05min

    Jeff and Rebecca lament the double Booker prize and, to be honest, are just sort of bummed out by it and other stories this week.This episode is sponsored by:Win a Blind Date with a Book!Quantum by Patricia CornwellImaginary Friend by Stephen ChobskyBest American Short Stories 2019 on AudioLinks discussed in this episode:The double Booker..and the backlashGeorge college students burn books by Latina author Major library system says it will boycott Macmillan ebooks Stephen King’s pad to be open for visitorsSome Australian book outlets refusing to sell Ronan Farrow book b/c of legal threats Interesting #metoo followup in classrooms w/ some sales data re: Diaz & Alexie

  • 335: The Double Nobel

    335: The Double Nobel

    17/10/2019 Duración: 43min

    Jeff and Rebecca try to make sense of this year's double Nobel Prize in Literature.This episode is sponsored by:Tidelands by Philippa GregoryWhere to Begin by Cleo WadeThe Dolly Factory by Elizabeth MacnealLinks discussed in this episode:Two Nobel Prizes Awarded in LiteratureRon Charles on the Double Nobel

  • 334: Agent of Chaos

    334: Agent of Chaos

    14/10/2019 Duración: 45min

    Jeff and Rebecca briefly discuss the double Nobel, wonder about a strange The Testaments deployment, consider the National Book Award longlist, and more.This episode is sponsored by:Fabulous Monsters by Alberto ManguelDad's Maybe Book by Tim O'BrienThe Great Courses PlusNo Judgements by Meg CabotLinks discussed in this episode:The double Nobel happened The BBC abridged the audio of Testaments down to 3.5 hoursMichelle Obama publishing companion journal for Becoming Schools in Columbia County, GA limiting students’ book selections 57 public libraries get funding to encourage enrollment in ACA National Book Awards finalists Heroes of the week: high school students who became best friends running a bookish charity together

  • BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

    BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

    09/10/2019 Duración: 01h19min

    Jeff and Rebecca read and watch The Shawshank Redemption.This episode is sponsored by:Where to Begin by Cleo WadeThe Family Upstairs by Lisa JewellMrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

  • 333: Louder and with a Different Person

    333: Louder and with a Different Person

    07/10/2019 Duración: 01h10min

    Jeff and Vanessa consider a list of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, do another round of Bookshop.org talk, get another perspective on throttling books at libraries, and much more. This episode is sponsored by:The Great Courses PlusNinth House by Leigh BardugoAll the Devils by Barry EislerLinks discussed in this episode:Petition to reinstate Trans 101 at Missouri LibraryThe 100 Best Books of the 21st Century The Case for Not Charging Fines for Overdue Library Books One in 5 Americans now listen to audiobooks The Case for Not Charging Fines for Overdue Library Books One in 5 Americans now listen to audiobooks

  • BONUS: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

    BONUS: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

    02/10/2019 Duración: 01h11min

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. What is it about? Is it good? Why is selling faster than fresh-dug swamp mussels? Answers and more than a few questions in this episode.This episode is sponsored by:This Tender Land by William Kent KruegerLink discussed in this episode:The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel

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