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 77: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Anna and Annie discuss the , announced on 24 July.  We’re thrilled to see My Sister, The Serial Killer and Lanny on the list.  There is huge anticipation for The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (and Annie has a confession about The Handmaid’s…

Ep 76: Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany

Anna and Annie discuss the Top 10 best-sellers for the week. Our book of the week is by Carrie Tiffany.  Set in 1970s Perth, Australia, it tells the story of a girl who takes a road trip with her family and reads a Holden car manual at night -…

Ep 75: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Anna and Amanda discuss the . Our book of the week is by Fatima Farheen Mirza.  This was the first book chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker for her imprint SJP for Hogarth.  It was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books…

Ep 74: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Anna and Annie discuss the Walter Scott prize winner, The Long Take by Robin Robertson, and the new ownership of Barnes and Noble. Our book of the week is by Sigrid Nunez.  Set in New York, it’s the story of a woman who is grieving the death of…

Ep 73: Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths

Anna and Amanda discuss Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton winning another award (the ) and books of the week. Our book of the week is by Billy Griffiths.  This is a fresh look at archaeology in Australia, the incredible depth and…

Ep 72: Lanny by Max Porter

Anna and Annie discuss the , An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  We update on the  and that mysterious billboard; and the . Our book of the week is by Max Porter, the follow-up to his best-selling, multi award-winning .  He…

Ep 71: HRT (Husband Replacement Therapy) with Kathy Lette

A special episode:  Anna and Amanda meet the fabulous !  We chat about Kathy’s wonderful show at the earlier this year, her best-selling books including and , autism and much more. Kathy’s new book is HRT (Husband Replacement Therapy), due…

Ep 71: No Friend But The Mountains

Anna and Amanda discuss the , including a shock omission. Our book of the week is by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian.  This account of Boochani’s journey seeking asylum and his detention in Manus Island Prison won the Victorian…

Ep 70: At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell

Anna and Amanda discuss the : Normal People by Sally Rooney won Book of the Year; Becoming by Michelle Obama won best non-fiction and audiobook. Our book of the week is by Hwang Sok-yong, translated by Sora Kim-Russell. The story of a successful…

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