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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Oct 18, 2016

Today's guest is Ana Salazar. Ana is a Columbian who’s now living in Peru, and she’s been, as she says, "absolutely obsessed” with reading for her whole life, so much so that her parents had to physically drag her away from bookstores when she was growing up. Anne and Ana discuss the joys and challenges of reading across borders, unpack Ana's love for the genre she's been loving recently, and explore why a Kindle is an absolutely magical device for international readers. 

You can connect with Ana on her blog, Twitter, and Instagram

Do and Ana have similar taste? Have a book recommendation for her burning in your soul? Shout it out on the podcast site! (And feel free to list all the ways e-readers make YOUR life magical.)

Books discussed in this episode:

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz
Claire of the Sea Light, by Rumaan Alam
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Girl With All The Gifts, by M.R. Carey
Harry potter series, by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling &
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, by N.K. Jemisin
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkein
The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende
Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Rich & Pretty, by Rumaan Alam
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
This is How You Lose Her, by Junot Díaz
Who Fears Death, by Nnedi Okorafor
1984, by George Orwell

Also mentioned:

•Junot Díaz' critique of liberal arts programs:
   - MFA vs. POC (via The New Yorker)
   - Junot Díaz's Syllabi & Reading List for His MIT Writing Class (via Open Culture)


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  • almost nine months ago
    Megan Clinch
    Maybe this is common knowledge, but I recently noticed that Maggie Gyllenhaal recorded Anna Karenina for Audible. If I attempt that massive volume, I think her narration could help, especially at times when my listening level is more accurate than my eye (at night, in waiting rooms, during dinner prep.) It's a staggering 35 hrs & 40 mins of listening.