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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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Aug 29, 2017

Today’s guest, Kristin Economos, has an incredible story to tell, one many people will resonate with. After experiencing a season of severe anxiety, Kristin says her return from a decade-long reading sabbatical brought her back to life. She got professional help, and she ALSO soothed her anxiety with books. Fictional stories that transported her to other times and places, and nonfiction reads about mental health and anxiety that taught her strategies and helped her feel less alone. Kristin’s experience with reading kicked off a personal project that she calls her "30 by 30" challenge, which Anne investigates in this episode.

Also discussed: Kristin’s preferred kind of escapist reading, the kinds of books her book club enjoys, and a bookish brunch that will either have you drooling with envy or planning your own.

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

Connect with Kristin: Instagram

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

 

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Aug 22, 2017

Today’s guest pointed out that we haven’t talked to an abundance of East Coast readers, and today we’re making amends. Karen Weiss is a nurse practitioner in Maine who gets many of her best book recommendations from her teenage patients, and she returns the favor — it's rare for a patient of any age to leave her office without a book recommendation. Karen loves chatting books so much she talked herself into a job at her local independent bookstore, so of course I needed to find out her secret.

We also discuss Karen's take on the book—or books—she hates, stunning writers, well-written mysteries, and the awful feeling when a bestseller betrays you.

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

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

 

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Anne here—my book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is coming this September 19! This is the story of how my long journey digging into 7 popular personality frameworks changed my life for the better, and how you can put those frameworks to work for yourself to make real, lasting change in your life, in your work, and in your relationships without going through quite so many hard knocks yourself.

To get yourself in the mood for all things personality, take our reading personality quiz. it’s fast and free and easy to take, and hopefully a lot of fun as well. And if you want to know even more, I made a class for you! We'll spend an hour diving deeper into all nine types and give each set of readers their own book recommendations. The class is $15 — OR you can get it for free when you pre-order Reading People! You ALSO get a free audiobook download of the book when it comes out on September 19. This is a terrific deal and a rare opportunity to get the book in two different versions, PLUS my reading personality class at no additional cost.

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Aug 8, 2017

Today’s guest is Bethany Armstrong, a lifelong reader who describes herself as the kind of kid who always had a book in her hand. After studying literature in college, Bethany suffered through a period of bookish burnout. But a surprising thing re-invigorated Bethany’s reading experience... you'll have to listen to find out what it was. 

Today Bethany’s reading life is thriving, and in this episode she and Anne dive into the specifics—they talk about how it’s alllllll about the story, and why it’s important to Bethany to keep the balance in her reading life. And when Bethany shares the book she hates … well, she's sure some of you will want to come after her with pitchforks when you find out what it is.

Also mentioned: 

• "The Courthouse Ring: Atticus Finch & the limits of Southern liberalism", by Malcolm Gladwell via The New Yorker
• Malcom Gladwell interviewed on KET

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

Connect with Bethany: 

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

Anne here - my book  Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything  is coming this September 19! This is the story of how my long journey digging into 7 popular personality frameworks changed my life for the better, and how you can put those frameworks to work for yourself to make real, lasting change in your life, in your work, and in your relationships without going through quite so many hard knocks yourself.

To get yourself in the mood for all things personality, take our reading personality quiz. it’s fast and free and easy to take, and hopefully a lot of fun as well. And if you want to know even more, I made a class for you! We'll spend an hour diving deeper into all nine types and give each set of readers their own book recommendations. The class is $15 — OR you can get it for free when you pre-order Reading People! You ALSO get a free audiobook download of the book when it comes out on September 19. This is a terrific deal and a rare opportunity to get the book in two different versions, PLUS my reading personality class at no additional cost.

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Aug 1, 2017

Today, Anne chats with Mary Gaertner, a listener of the show she met at the Popcast Live pre-party (hosted IN HER HOUSE!) Mary drove to the Louisville show from Cincinnati, and spent the car ride choosing her What Should I Read Next books - 3 books she loved, 1 book she hated, and what she's reading now. When Mary told Anne her books - especially the book she HATED - Anne knew need to come on the show! So … we made it happen.

Mary and Anne discuss copycat books, strong female protagonists, escapism, genres that left them dubious, the special feeling of reading a unique book for the first time, and more!

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

Connect with Mary's work at Girls On The Run: 

Website | Instagram

Connect with Anne:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

 

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

Revell Books has tons of new offerings for August; with several binge-worthy suspense titles that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Learn more about Revell and their new releases at RevellBooks.com

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