Ep 258: Reading for peace, joy, and escapism
Reading for pure escapism means something different for every reader. Some of us turn to puzzle-like mysteries, some of us immerse ourselves in fantastical worlds. Today’s guest stays away from doom scrolling by reading lots and lots and lots of romance. “Recovering English major” Jenna Lowenstein still enjoys the occasional literary fiction read, but these days she’s picking up the books she wants to read instead of forcing the books she feels like she should read. From spicy romance novels to thrillers with deep themes, books help Jenna set aside her high-pressure job in politics and engage with the world …without looking at her news app.
Visit the podcast website atwhatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/258to see the full list of titles we discussed, an episode transcript, and more.
Thanks to today’s sponsors:
- Every month, ButcherBox ships a curated selection of high-quality meat right to our door, and you customize our box to include everybody’s favorites. Right now, ButcherBox is offering WSIRN listeners an entire Turkey FREE with your first box at ButcherBox.com/READNEXT.
- Away suitcases are thoughtfully designed to last a lifetime — and they’ll fix or replace your suitcase ASAP if anything ever breaks. AwayTravel.com/READNEXT today and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials.
- 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.