What Should I Read Next?

Hosted ByAnne Bogel

What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.


All Episodes

Ep 261: Huggable comfort reads for a cozy reading season

Readers have asked us for “comfort reads” over and over again this year — and it’s totally understandable. “Comfort read” means something different to every reader, but if you’re...

Ep 260: A little free library with a life of its own

Sara Jones takes her role as “neighborhood library curator” seriously. In addition to selecting books for her own reading life, Sara Jones carefully curates her Little Free Library collection...

Ep 259: The formula for a 5-star read

The sci-fi genre feels like home, but Emily Van Ark also enjoys books in any genre that deliver on a fabulous premise. In her day job as a data...

Ep 258: Reading for peace, joy, and escapism

Reading for pure escapism means something different for every reader. Some of us turn to puzzle-like mysteries, some of us immerse ourselves in fantastical worlds. Today’s guest stays away...

Ep 257: Let’s build your holiday book list

Our annual holiday recommendations episode is here! A few weeks ago, you called us with your bookish gift buying questions and dilemmas, and today Anne is answering those questions...

Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was...

Ep 256: The perks and pitfalls of omnivorous reading

Reader Cliff Cullen was in the middle of his best reading year ever when…the pandemic hit. His one-time favorite reading habits, like listening to audiobooks during his commute, have...

Ep 255: Spine-tingling reads for a confirmed scaredy-cat

Valencia Taylor is self-proclaimed book-pusher looking for reads that fall on the line between just-spooky-enough and way-too-scary, compelling stories that teach her something new about the world, and a...

Ep 254: A plethora of political(ish) book recs

Anne is joined by Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers of Pantsuit Politics podcast to discuss fiction and nonfiction recommendations that have shaped their understanding of politics, history, and...

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