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!


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Ep 131: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi

Anna and Annie discuss the publishing industry’s and the books by black authors .  Our book of the week is by H. M. Naqvi.  Abdullah is a 70-year-old man on a mission to save his family empire in this rich, playful novel set in Karachi….

Ep 130: Pride Month Recommendations and TBR

Anna and Annie discuss the , by Bryan Washington.   Our Pride Month recommendations are: – by Virginia Woolf – by Lilja Sigurðardóttir translated by Quentin Bates – by Jackie Kay – by Damian Barr – by Thomas Page McBee – by Benjamin…

Ep 129: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

Anna and Amanda discuss the Jhalak Prize winner, . Our recommendations for anti-racist books: by Reni Edo-Lodge by Colson Whitehead by Melissa Lucashenko (ep 85). Our book of the week is by Elif Shafak, Booker-shortlisted author of (ep 87). This…

Ep 128: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Anna and Amanda find out that and query whether . Our book of the week is by , a young adult author, former Young People Poet Laureate, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and recipient of the Hans Christian Anderson Award.  Red…

Ep 127: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Anna and Annie discuss the 2020 . Our book of the week is by Maggie O’Farrell, author of the best-selling memoir I Am, I Am, I Am.  Her latest novel tells the story of Shakespeare’s wife Agnes and their son Hamnet, who died aged 11, four years…

Ep 126: The Bass Rock

Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, awarded to Colson Whitehead for . Our book of the week is by Evie Wyld, award-winning author and “gothic genius” (Hannah Kent).  This is a gripping novel about three women set in brooding…

Ep 125: Crime Recommendations

Anna and Annie discuss the 2020 We reveal our top crime picks for isolation reading: by Steve Cavanagh by Adrian McKinty by Denise Mina by Dorothy L. Sayers by Abir Mukherjee by Louise Doughty And other favourites:  by Dervla McTiernan …

Ep 124: Miles Apart with Annabel Bower

A special episode: we sit down with Annabel Bower to discuss her new book . Annabel wrote this book after her fourth baby, Miles, was stillborn. It’s a beautifully written, brave and heartbreaking story, combined with medical research and stories from…

Ep 123: Isolation Reading Recommendations

Anna and Annie recommend books to read in isolation. Our top 6 are: – by Olivia Laing – by Hisham Matar – by Ruth Ozeki – by Tove Jansson translated by Thomas Teal – by Colm Tóibín – by Daniel Kehlmann translated by Ross Benjamin Coming up:…

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