Series: Books On The Go

A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

Ep 157: Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

Anna and Annie discuss the and new releases for 2021 by Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead and others. Our book of the week is by Meg Mason.  This novel about a woman struggling with her marriage failure and mental health is darkly funny and has…

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Ep 156: Summer Reading Recommendations 2020

Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss our holiday reading recommendations – beach reads, or cosy winter reads for those in the northern hemisphere. Our picks: by Anna Bruno by Kiley Reid by Raven Leilani by Jane Harper by Meg Mason by Eckhart Tolle by…

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Ep 155: Best Books of 2020

Anna, Annie and Zoe discuss our Best Books of 2020 (we can’t believe it’s that time of year already!). Our picks: by Rumaan Alam by Douglas Stuart by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd inspired by Robert Macfarlane, curated by…

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Ep 154: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Anna and Annie the , How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa. Our book of the week is by Sarah Waters. A historical romance set in the 1920s, this has been described as a ‘tour de force’ (Wall Street Journal) and ‘a delicious hothouse of a…

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Ep 153: Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the , by Elizabeth Tan. Our book of the week is by Irenosen Okojie.  This collection of short stories was a Guardian Must Read Book of 2019.  We read the story Grace Jones, which won the 2020 AKO Caine…

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Ep 152: Booker Prize Special

Anna and Annie discuss the shortlist and give our predictions on the winner. The shortlisted books are: by Diane Cook, by Tsitsi Dangaremba, by Avni Doshi, by Maaza Mengiste, by Douglas Stuart, and by Brandon Taylor. The winner will be…

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Ep 151: What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

Anna and Annie discuss by Sigrid Nunez, the follow-up to her National Book Award -winning . A woman helps her friend who is dying of cancer in this erudite and drily funny novel. In book news, Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby is , and by Richard…

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Ep 150: The Gifts of Reading with Jennie Orchard

A special 150th episode! Anna chats with Jennie Orchard, curator of , 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…

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Ep 149: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

Anna and Amanda discuss the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize plans. Our book of the week is by Rutger Bregman. This social history challenges the idea that humans are selfish, arguing that we tend to be cooperative and this has driven…

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Ep 148: Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby

Anna and Annie discuss the and shortlists. Our book of the week is by S. A. Cosby.  A crime novel with a getaway driver and ‘one last’ diamond heist, this has been described as ‘sensationally good’ (Lee Child) with a mix of Southern…

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