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 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…

Ep 147: How to Be An Anti-Racist

Anna and Amanda discuss the winner of the International Booker Prize by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated by Michele Hutchison. Our book of the week is by Ibram X. Kendi.  In a mix of study and memoir, Kendi argues that being neutral about…

Ep 146: Summer by Ali Smith

Anna and Amanda discuss the . Our book of the week is by Ali Smith, the final novel in her Seasonal Quartet.  We have read and loved all four books.  An extraordinary achievement in real-time literature.  We recommend the whole series!…

Ep 145: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the , Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.  Annie is on a winning streak! Our book of the week is by Daisy Johnson.  Two sisters who share a close bond move to a creepy house with their mother.  There is a…

Ep 144: Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

Anna and Amanda discuss . Our book of the week is the Korean sensation, by Cho Nam-joo translated by Jamie Chang. This is the story of an ordinary woman but also tells of the challenges faced by all women in South Korea.   Coming up:…

Ep 143: A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Anna and Amanda discuss the .  Our book of the week is by Kate Grenville. A fictional memoir of Elizabeth Macarthur shows the false stories that make up Australia’s colonial history.  Coming up: by Cho Nam-joo translated by Jamie Chang….

Ep 142: Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Anna and Annie discuss the on 3 September and Annie mentions the C word.  Our book of the week is by Angie Cruz.  Fifteen-year-old Ana is forced into an arranged marriage and leaves the Dominican Republic for New York.  A Most…

Ep 141: The Best Books of 2020 So Far

A special episode: Anna, Annie and Amanda reveal the best books we’ve read so far in 2020! Our top 9 are: by Robert Macfarlane by Brit Bennett by Elizabeth Wetmore by Julia Phillips by Kathleen Jamie by Colson Whitehead (Pulitzer Prize winner) …

Ep 140: The White Girl by Tony Birch

Anna and Annie discuss the and the Caine Prize winner, by Irenosen Okojie. Our book of the week is by Tony Birch. This novel tells the story of Odette and her granddaughter Sissy in outback Australia.  Shortlisted for this year’s and winner…

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