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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Jan 26, 2016

Anne talks with attorney, blogger, and author Seth Haines, whose first work, Coming Clean, was published in October.

Anne and Seth have a great conversation about reading as escape, how they both hate so many books, first editions clubs, reading for the morning/noon/and night, and, of course, what he should read next.

Books discussed in this episode: 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Coming Clean by Seth Haines
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Slade House by David Mitchell
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Also mentioned in this episode:
The 2016 reading challenge (this is why I'm reading a book that intimidates me).
Connect with Seth on his blog, instagram, and twitter.
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Jan 19, 2016

Anne talks with Jacey Verdicchio from the Around The Table podcast about books that make her feel smart, books that make her feel not so smart and all the other books that she just loves to read.

We discuss the inner battle between reading what you love and reading what you feel like you should love. I recommend three bittersweet books that Jacey can enjoy without second-guessing herself about her taste.

Books mentioned in this episode: 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Everyone is Beautiful: A Novel by Katherine Center
Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
The Unfortunates: A Novel by Sophie McManus
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill

Also mentioned in this episode: 

The bored housewife as plot point
For an adult reader, the possible verdicts are five

Connect with Jacey on her blog, her podcast Around the Table,  instagram, and twitter.

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Jan 10, 2016

Anne chats with Sarah Kohrnak of the Brilliant Business Moms about the perils of high expectations, characters that you can root for, and what she should be reading next.

Books mentioned in this episode:

• Jane Austen's novels
• The Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny
• Jojo Moyes's novels
• The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
• What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
• To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
• Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
• Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker
• Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
• The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
• The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
• The Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
• The Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
• The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith
• The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
• Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
• The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
• All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
• Kate Morton's new release The Lake House

Also discussed in this episode: 

• The sweet spot between Serious Literature and fluff on Modern Mrs Darcy
• Brené Brown's fantastic TED talks on the power of vulnerability and listening to shame

Jan 10, 2016

Anne chats with Jamie Golden about books that provoke visceral reactions, books that inspire blissful crying jags and sleepless nights, and what books she should read next.

Books mentioned in this episode: 

• Persuasion by Jane Austen
• Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
• 11/22/63 by Stephen King
• Misery by Stephen King
• Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
• You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
• Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
• The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
• The Martian by Andy Weir
• A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
• The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
• Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
• This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
• Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

Other links: 

• Start your free Audible trial here to listen to the fantastic audio version of A Man Called Ove (or any title of your choosing) for free.