Ep 150: The Gifts of Reading with Jennie Orchard
A special 150th episode!
Anna chats with Jennie Orchard, curator of The Gifts of Reading: the Joys of Reading, Giving and Receiving Books, inspired by Robert Macfarlane. We could not think of a more apt book to celebrate our 150th ‘birthday’ than this incredible collection as today’s best writers share stories about their reading life and books they have given and received. A perfect gift and a joyous read.
Highlights include Chigozie Obioma, Candice Carty-Williams, Max Porter, Jan Morris, William Boyd, Philip Pullman, Sisonke Msimang, Marcus Zusak and Room to Read founder John Wood.
Jennie also shares the 5 books that she most often gives as gifts:
No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani translated by Omid Tofighian
The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri
The Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst
Facebook: Books On The Go
Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz