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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking

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.
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Jun 27, 2017

WSIRN goes international once more! Today's guest is Charity Dušíková, an art teacher and mother residing in a small town in the Czech Republic*.

Anne and Charity talk about the impact of big life changes on their reading lives, what to do when you HATE your best friend’s favorite book, what it takes for a book that collects dust on your shelves to finally get picked up and read, and more. 

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Charity should read next in the comments!

Connect with Charity on her blog

Connect with Anne:

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*Charity asked to add the following footnote: "Ostrava is an industrial city with a history of mining and with a steel industry.  Though the mining has ceased, the steel industry is still at work (hence the connection to Detroit).  My dear Ostrova has much more to offer than just mining and steel!"

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Jun 20, 2017

Anne first met today's guest Shawn Smucker and his wife Maile while they were on an epic cross-country road trip with the whole family, in a big blue bus named Willie. If that sounds like interesting reading, Shawn wrote a book about the experience! It’s called How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp, and the title is NOT just a metaphor.  

Today Anne delves into the special significance certain books and authors hold for Shawn and his family. Other topics covered include the fascinating art of ghost-writing, journaling's place in the writing life, and multi-sensory reading experiences. 

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Shawn should read next in the comments!

Connect with Shawn: 
Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Books

Connect with Anne:
Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

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Readers, I wrote a book, and it’s time to finally let a few details out of the bag! Click here to read more, and click here to preorder Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything, and its official release date is September 19th.

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Jun 13, 2017

If you’re a longtime listener, you’ve heard from today's guest Donna Hetchler before—she hopped on episode 64 and chatted with Anne about the unconventional way she tracks what she reads, in our special episode devoted to how 15 WSIRN listeners track their books.

In today's one-of-a-kind episode, Anne investigates Donna's plans for a very special road trip. They also discuss stories with whit and whimsy, books that stand the test of time, and Donna also had a unique request when it came to helping her choose what to read next.

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Donna should read next in the comments!

 

Check out Donna's blog, I Am Your Rabbit, where she chats about entertainment, personal finance, health, and wellness. 

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

 

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Jun 6, 2017

Today's guest is That-Reader-Who-Is-Impossible-To-Recommend-Books-To... because it seems she's read it EVERYTHING! Claire Diaz Ortiz has a very specific favorite genre that makes her go "crazy with excitement", and Anne faces a real challenge finding any titles under that umbrella that Claire hasn't already devoured.  

In this episode, Claire and Anne discuss what it means to be an "obsessive reader" and how to spot others out in the wild, the way our personalities influence how we read, the feeling of hating a book that you know isn't BAD but nevertheless isn't for you, and of course we dive into the genre that makes Claire's heart sing. 

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Claire should read next in the comments!

Connect with Claire:

Website | Twitter | FacebookInstagram | LinkedIn

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram

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