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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Apr 5, 2016

Today Anne chats with Caroline Starr Rose. Caroline is a mom, former teacher, and children's author of the novels May B. and Blue Birds. Caroline is based in New Mexico. 

Anne and Caroline discuss reading and empathy, Caroline's very favorite genre, why Caroline is so reluctant to talk about books she doesn't like, and her snob-free approach to reading.   

Connect with Caroline on her blogfacebook, and twitter.

Books discussed in this episode:

The Physician by Noah Gordon
The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery by L. M. Montgomery
The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Your Own Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill
New Found Land by Allan Wolf
Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
Pioneer Girl by William Anderson
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
Saving Lucas Biggs by David Teague and Marisa de los Santos
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

Also mentioned in this episode: 

For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five.
Talking about books I don't like.
Raising readers, books that find you, and making the library people hate you with Deidra Riggs.

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  • over two years ago
    I am so loving all your podcasts! Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of books with readers everywhere.

    I have one book to highly recommend for Caroline. It's the first in the most recent series by Patrick Lee, and it's called Runner.

    I thought of it immediately when she began describing the children in The Girl With All The Gifts. It opens with 12-year-old Rachel running into complete stranger Sam Dryden while she's running for her life. And she doesn't remember why she's running for her life. Sam, of course, helps, and things get interesting fast!

    It's very much an adult novel. I loved it, and am waiting to get its sequel from the library.

    His first series, The Breach Trilogy, is also a page turner. Patrick is very good at making you believe things that you might think impossible to pull off before reading his books.

    Now, after listening to this episode, I'm excited to put I Capture The Castle on my reading list! Some of the others as well, but that sounds wonderful.