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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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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 29, 2016

In this episode Anne chats with Ed Cyzewski, author of multiple books including Pray, Write, Grow, Creating Space, Write without Crushing Your Soul, and A Path to Publishing.

Anne and Ed discuss memoir, creativity, and how chronic fatigue from sleepless nights (hello, toddlers) can really put a damper on your reading life.

Connect with Ed on his blogfacebooktwitter, and instagram

Books discussed in this episode:

The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning
All Is Grace by Brennan Manning
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
When We Were on Fire by Addie Zierman
The New York Regional Mormom Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life by Lauren Winner
Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
100 Days in the Secret Place by Gene Edwards
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy, and Women's Work by Kathleen Norris
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
The Liar's Club by Mary Karr

Also mentioned in this episode: 

• Modern Mrs Darcy's daily kindle deals
The Contemplative Writer

Do YOU have a recommendation for Ed? Visit the What Should I Read Next podcast site and leave a comment there.

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Mar 21, 2016

In this episode Anne chats with Cara Strickland, a writer, food critic, and anxious cook who lives in the Pacific Northwest. This episode covers a lot of ground: Anne and Cara discuss singleness, sense of place, British chick lit, book boundaries, and of course, what Cara should read next.    

Connect with Cara on her blogfacebook, and twitter.

Books discussed in this episode:

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl
• Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Leadby Brené Brown
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Honeymoon Hotel by Hester Browne
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
The Clasp by Sloane Crosley
Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life by Colin Ellard
Altar Call by Hope Lyda
Hip to Be Square by Hope Lyda
Life, Libby, and the Pursuit of Happiness by Hope Lyda
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden
The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cook by Kathleen Flinn
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Also mentioned in this episode: 

You Are Here stories
• One of Cara's restaurant reviews
One of Cara's food features
The Necklace by Guy du Maupassant

Do YOU have a recommendation for Cara? Visit the What Should I Read Next podcast site and leave a comment there.)

 

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Mar 15, 2016

In this episode Anne chats with Meredith Schwartz, a self-described Type A, INFJ, and unapologetic listmaker who is trying desperately (and a big compulsively) to hold together all the crazy aspects of her life. There's nothing vanilla about Meredith: she has strong opinions about her reading, which makes for a fabulous conversation.   

Connect with Meredith at Penelope Loves Lists, where she serves as creative director. You can also find her on instagram, pinterest, and facebook.

Books discussed in this episode:

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
• Sweet Dreams romances
 Sweet Valley High Series by  Francine Pascal
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Still Life by Louise Penny
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Physician by Noah Gordon
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Brothers K by David James Duncan
The Likeness by Tana French
In the Woods by Tana French
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein
Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson
Morningside Heights by Cheryl Mendelson

Do YOU have a recommendation for Meredith? Visit the What Should I Read Next podcast site and leave a comment there.)

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Mar 8, 2016

In this episode Anne chats with Janssen Bradshaw, creator of the blog Everyday Reading, former children's librarian, and modern mother who's raising her three kids to be readers.

In this episode Anne and Janssen talk about how Janssen reads books like other people watch television, why Janssen's in danger of having her "real reader" badge taken away, and books with strong narrative drive and excellent plotting. They discuss happy books, books that require three boxes of Kleenex, and everything in between.

Connect with Janssen on her bloginstagram, and twitter

Books discussed in this episode:

• One Summer by Bill Bryson
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Lake House by Kate Morton
• The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
• The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
• What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
• So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Do YOU have a recommendation for Janssen? Visit the What Should I Read Next podcast site and leave a comment there.)

Also mentioned in this episode: 

• What avid readers do differently

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Mar 1, 2016

In this episode Anne chats with her friend and fellow bookworm Leigh Kramer. In addition to being a full-time book nerd, Leigh is a San Francisco resident, fried pickle connoisseur, and lifetime White Sox fan. She has strong opinions about her books, which makes for a delightful conversation. 

Anne and Leigh discuss the "nearly perfect novel" that Leigh adored and Anne hated, the book Leigh read at just the right time, how it drives Leigh crazy that some readers love a book she loathed, and a variety of very real bookworm problems. 

Connect with Leigh on her bloginstagram, and twitter

Books discussed in this episode:

• The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
• The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
• One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
• The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
• Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal by April Yamasaki
• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
• Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
• Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
• This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Also mentioned in this episode: 

The Red Couch Book Club
Loot Crate

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