Books On The Go

Hosted ByAnna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters & Amanda Hayes

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


All Episodes

Ep 207: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 . Our book of the week is by award-winning author Jennifer Egan. It is a sister novel to her Pulitzer-Prize winning A Visit from the Goon Squad and is set in a future where people upload their memories to the cloud. A…

Ep 206: The Colony by Audrey Magee

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 . Our book of the week is by Audrey Magee, author of the Women’s Prize shortlisted The Undertaking. The Colony is a novel about colonialism on a wild Irish island.  Described as lyrical and intelligent, this one…

Ep 205: A Man Named Doll

Anna and Annie belatedly discuss the . Our book of the week is by Jonathan Ames.  Happy Doll is an LA private detective who finds himself out of his depth after killing a customer at the Thai Miracle Spa.  With Hollywood noir atmosphere,…

Ep 204: Everybody by Olivia Laing

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 . Our book of the week is by Olivia Laing. Laing merges a biography of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich with figures such as Susan Sontag and Nina Simone to  discuss the body, illness, freedom and power. Annie…

Ep 203: The Fell by Sarah Moss

Anna and Annie discuss the .  We fail to predict which books will be on the Women’s Prize longlist but recommend by Eric Karl Anderson and Anna James. Our book of the week is by Sarah Moss, the award-winning author of Ghost Wall and…

Ep 202: Toxic by Richard Flanagan

Anna and Annie discuss reading recommendations for . Our book of the week is by award-winning author Richard Flanagan.  He exposes the secrets, lies, chemical dyes and environmental harm behind what is marketed as a clean and healthy food. …

Ep 201: Devotion by Hannah Kent

Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 . Our book of the week is by Hannah Kent, author of the multi award-winning Burial Rites.  Devotion is a queer love story set in Prussia and Australia in the 1830s.  Described as ‘utterly original’…

Ep 200: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Anna and Annie discuss the The Kids by Hannah Lowe, the and the program. Our book of the week is , the new novel by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author  Louise Erdrich.  Set in Minneapolis in 2020, it tells the story of…

Ep 199: The Appeal by Janice Hallett

Anna and Annie discuss joyful stories, vampires and other . Our book of the week is by Janice Hallett.  This debut crime novel with a nod to Agatha Christie has been a Sunday Times best-seller.  Recommended as a fun holiday read. Coming up:…

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