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 139: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky

Anna and Amanda discuss the . Our book of the week is by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. This is a beautiful novel set in France during the period from the 1910s to the 1940s.  Némirovsky was a best-selling author in her day and…

Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Anna and Annie discuss the , The Yield by Tara June Winch. Our book of the week is by Brit Bennett, the follow up to her best-selling debut The Mothers.  The story of twin sisters, race and passing as white in America, it spans 40 years from the…

Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Anna and Amanda discuss books sales in the time of Covid-19 as the big box stores in America find success .  Our book of the week is by Paulette Jiles, the New York Times best-selling author of News of the World, which was a National Book Awards…

Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Anna and Annie discuss the The Nickel Boys, and what we think of David Walliams’ books after .  Our book of the week is by Attica Locke.  This is the first in the Highway 59 series featuring Darren Matthews, a black Texas Ranger. …

Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

A special episode: Anna and Amanda discuss our top Wellbeing books. We cover nutrition, sleep, exercise and mindfulness.  Our top picks are: – Food Rules by Michael Pollan – Gut by Giulia Enders – Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker – Miracle of…

Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

Anna and Amanda discuss the after lockdown.  Our book of the week is by C. Pam Zhang. This debut novel which reimagines the American Western has been getting so much buzz.  It’s been a national best-seller, and described as ‘outstanding’…

Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Anna and Amanda discuss the announced recently. Our book of the week is by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. Kawakami is a feminist icon in Japan.  She has been , praised by Haruki Murakami and has won the prestigious…

Ep 133: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Anna and Annie discuss the and the . Our book of the week is by Colson Whitehead. This novel set in a reform school in Florida in the 1970s is the follow-up to his multi-award winning The Underground Railroad.  Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer…

Ep 132: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Anna and Amanda discuss . Our book of the week is by Garth Greenwell.  This short story collection is his follow-up to the hugely successful,  What Belongs To You.  An American teacher in Sofia navigates sex, love and a wild night out….

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