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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Jul 19, 2016

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!

Read more about Adam on his blog, which is also where you can check out his impressive audiography

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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