Today Anne chats with Adam Verner. Get ready to die of envy, readers, because Adam reads for a living. Literally. When he was a kid and people asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up he’d say read books. But unlike most of us, Adam grew up and turned his theatrical background into a job as a professional audiobook narrator.
Adam is also one of the few readers who's been decisive/brave/committed enough to choose his three all-time favorite books for the show. Most guests limit themselves to titles they've read in the past year or two or they say they'll never be able to narrow it down!
Books discussed in this episode:
• Hood by Stephen Lawhead
• Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
• The Good Earth and Dragon Seed by Pearl Buck
• The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
• All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found by Philip Connors
• Growing Up Amish: A Memoir by Ira Wagler
• Silence by Shusaku Endo
• My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
• Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
• The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New by Annie Dillard
• "Living Like Weasels", an essay by Annie Dillard
• White Fang by Jack London
• The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanigahara
• State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
• A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara
• The Award by Danielle Steele
• Red Rising by Pierce Brown
• The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
• The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
• Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff
• In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
• The Starbridge series, beginning with Glittering Images, by Susan Howatch
• The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
• H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Also mentioned in this episode:
• Leslie's blog Scraping Raisins
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