Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

Hosted BySarah Dickinson

Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about:

- 2 OLD BOOKS THEY LOVE
- 2 NEW BOOKS THEY LOVE
- 1 BOOK THEY DON’T LOVE
- AND 1 NEW RELEASE THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT

I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.


All Episodes

Ep. 166: Andrew Boryga (Author of Victim)

In Episode 166, author Andrew Boryga joins me to discuss his debut novel, , a funny and gripping satire about success and identity. Through the adventures of Javier,  explores what “diversity” means, why society loves a victim…

Ep. 165: Spring 2024 Book Preview with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

Welcome to the Spring 2024 Book Preview with Catherine of !   In this episode, Catherine and I share 12 of our most anticipated books releasing in April and May.   This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small…

Ep. 164: Winter 2024 Circle Back with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

In today’s episode, Catherine () and I circle back to the 16 books we featured in the . We’ll be sharing our reading stats and thoughts on the books we’ve read (or attempted), to help you decide which ones to add to your reading list and which…

Ep. 163: Classics & Retellings 101 with Sara Hildreth (@FictionMatters) + Book Recommendations

In Episode 163, Sara Hildreth, from  and co-host of the podcast , returns for her third appearance on our show as our expert for Classics & Retellings 101. Sara guides us through the sometimes intimidating world of timeless reads in…

Ep. 162: BookTok 101 with Leigh Stein (Author & Journalist) + Book Recommendations

In Episode 162, Leigh Stein (author and journalist) joins me to jump into the world of BookTok, the bookish corner of TikTok. We talk about what early elements started this sensation, how creators and their content are different on this platform, and…

Ep. 161: Amanda Peters (Author of The Berry Pickers)

In Episode 161, author Amanda Peters joins me to discuss her surprise hit novel, . This debut novel (which was the 2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick) seamlessly blends sadness and heartwarming moments.  In our chat, Amanda shares what…

Ep. 160: The Best Backlist Books We Read in 2023 with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

In Episode 160, Catherine () and I share the best backlist books we read in 2023. We each discuss our top 5 backlist books from last year, highlight some underrated backlist gems, and review our backlist reading statistics. Devoting an entire episode…

Ep. 159: Winter 2024 Book Preview with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

Welcome to the Winter 2024 Book Preview with Catherine of !   In this episode, Catherine and I share 16 of our most anticipated books releasing January through March.   This post contains affiliate links through which I make a…

Ep. 158: Best Books of 2023 Genre Awards with Susie (@NovelVisits)

In Episode 158, we wrap up the year with our Best Books of 2023 Genre Awards with Susie (). We reveal our Overall Best Books (Fiction and Nonfiction), and we have a full breakdown by genre, including: Best Literary Fiction, Best Romance, Best Brain…

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