What Should I Read Next?

By Anne Bogel

SHOW DESCRIPTION

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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12.11.2018

Ep 162: The best bad ending you'll ever read

Today’s guest Traci Thomas has had a hard time finding her niche in the online bookish community, because, as she puts it, she “reads like a dad”. But I have a hunch lots of listeners will relate to her obsession with true crime and the literary search for truth. We’re chatting about books that strengthen your sense of belonging, Traci’s reluctance to read fiction, and the best bad ending she has EVER read. If you recognize her voice, there’s a reason for that… she hosts snappy podcast book club The Stacks, a show focused on giving you real life conversations about all things book.  Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and tell us in the comments what YOU think Traci should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/162 To check out Traci's show The Stacks: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stacks/id1362164483?mt=2 Website: https://thestackspodcast.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestackspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thestackspod_ Connect with Traci: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitracial/ Apply to be a guest on WSIRN: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest Thanks to today's sponsors: • Away has the perfect suitcase for whatever kind of traveler you are.  For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/READNEXT and use promo code READNEXT during checkout! • Bombas put 2 years of research and development into their socks and it shows. To 20%, just visit bombas.com/readnext and use promo code READNEXT during checkout.

12.04.2018
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10.23.2018
10.16.2018

Ep 154: Books so inspiring you might be afraid to read them

Today, guest RuthAnn Deveney lead Anne into the world of special-interest reading, discussing how her passion for victim advocacy brought powerful literature into her life that she wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. They also chat about sensitive-reader self-care how books are like spicy food, books that would be much better as the 10 minute TED Talks that inspired them… and so much more. Be aware that today’s episode contains some conversation about human trafficking and physical abuse. If you know these topics are triggering for you, please take care of yourself by listening with caution, or simply setting this episode aside and tuning in next week. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think RuthAnn should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/154 Check out RuthAnn's Dressember page or go a step further and join her team!  If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest You can join the Modern Mrs. Darcy book club at www.members.modernmrsdarcy.com Thanks to today's sponsors: • BeachBody On Demand is cheaper than a gym membership - and you don’t have to go anywhere special to work out! Right now WSIRN listeners can get a special trial membership to this entire platform for FREE – all the workouts, the nutrition information and support. Just text [READ] to 303030.  • You can tell ThirdLove is committed to quality in every stitch and strap. Their bras are made of ultra-soft fabrics, and lightweight, super thin memory foam cups, and they feature tagless labels. All of these little details make a difference. Go to ThirdLove.com/readnext now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!

10.09.2018
10.02.2018

Ep 152: Under-appreciated books that may be perfect for your TBR

Get ready for a serious TBR-filler. Today’s guest Elham Ali flips the script to recommend Canadian literature to Anne… but turnabout is fair play, and Anne won't let her leave without some of HER favorite CanLit recommendations. It's a bookish road trip around the Great White North, full of juicy book-marketing gossip, literary sin revelry, and much much more. Stick around until AFTER the credits to hear one last clip about Elham meeting an unexpected reading hero on the bus. It’s so good, you do NOT want to miss it. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Elham should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/152 If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest Thanks to today's sponsors: • Say aloha to Kopari and take care of any smell without messing with your body’s natural patterns! Go to KopariBeauty.com/READNEXT to make the safe switch today, and see how you can save five-dollars off your first order. • Carbon38 is a performance fashion ecommerce site that curates brands that blur the lines between workout-wear and street style. Go to Carbon38.com and use code: READNEXT for 20% off your order. • Homesick candles provide warm, glowing reminders of the special times, people, and places of your life. Get free shipping plus $10 off when you buy two or more candles. Just visit Homesick.com and use the code READNEXT.

09.25.2018

Ep 151: Knockout books for a recovering completionist

Today's guest populates the “candy aisle” of the bookstore. Maria Ribas is a literary agent who specializes in gorgeous full-color cookbooks and snappy self-help! So yes, she totally has it covered in the nonfiction department, but her fiction game could use a little freshening… and that’s where Anne comes in. Whether you like exploring the stories behind a great recipe, letting a lush historical novel sweep you away, or pumping yourself up with a snarky self-help book, today’s episode will nourish your readerly soul. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Maria should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/151 Connect with Maria: Blog: http://cooksplusbooks.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/maria_ribas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariaribas00 If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest Thanks to today's sponsors: • You can save 20% on your next pair of socks by visiting bombas.com/readnext and entering the offer READNEXT in the checkout code space. • Simple Contacts lets you renew your prescription and re-order your brand of lenses from anywhere, in minutes, through an online vision test. Try it for yourself & save $20 on your lenses by going to simplecontacts.com/READNEXT20 or entering the code READNEXT20 at checkout. *Simple Contacts is not a replacement for your periodic full eye health exam, but it’s a convenient way to renew a prescription & reorder your contacts if your vision hasn’t changed.

09.18.2018
09.11.2018

Ep 149: Ask Anne Anything

WSIRN’s producer Brenna Frederick is in the virtual studio today, and she’s bringing an armload of YOUR questions to the table, gathered from email, instagram, and the comment section. What did Anne do with her life before she became a blogger and podcaster? What movie is TOTALLY better than the book it’s based on? How do guests get themselves on the show? Are audiobooks really considered “reading”? They're answering all these questions and more, plus dropping a bunch of book recommendations straight from their bookish heart to yours. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU'RE thinking about reading next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/149 Drop our producer a friendly note at brenna@modernmrsdarcy.com If you'd like to be on the show, you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest Thanks to today's sponsors: • Away uses high quality materials while offering a much lower price compared to other brands by cutting out the middleman and selling directly to you! For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/READNEXT and use promo code READNEXT during checkout! • Sun Basket delivers these creative, tasty meals to your door with organic produce and clean ingredients. They offer 18 quick, healthy recipes every week, including Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and calorie-conscious options, so you don’t have to worry about the details. Go to SunBasket.com/READNEXT today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

09.04.2018
08.28.2018

Ep 147: Ruining your childhood one book at a time

Anne chats with Marines Alvarez and Nicole Sweeney, bookworm best friends who like to keep their reading life SOCIAL. Together they host the podcast Snark Squad, where they rehash books, tv, and movies with a sharp eye and a lot of laughs. True to character, Marines and Nicole brought the giggles to WSIRN -- they're about how the internet has changed reading forever, destroying their childhood favorites, controversial star rating opinions, books that really sucker punch you in the feels, and more. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Marines and Nicole should read together next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/147 Make sure to give Snark Squad Pod a listen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snark-squad-pod/id1331049036?mt=2 And snoop around the Snark Squad blog archives: https://www.snarksquad.com/ Connect with Marines:  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mynameismarines  Twitter: @mynameismarines Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7013001-mari Connect with Nicole:  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SweeneySays Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sweeneysays If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest Thanks to today's sponsors: • WSIRN listeners and MMD readers can save 20% by visiting bombas.com/READNEXT and entering the offer READNEXT in the checkout code space. • Save $20 off of Simple Contacts already affordable contacts by going to simplecontacts.com/READNEXT20 or by using the code READNEXT20 at checkout. • To get your first month supply with subscription for just $10, visit Nutrafol.com and use promo code READNEXT during checkout.

08.21.2018

Ep 146: Refugee camps, civil war, and the triumph of a library card

Today, Anne has an incredible conversation with Chatti Phal-Brown about how war, family, trauma, joy, and hope for the future have shaped her reading life. Chatti requests recommendations from a genre almost NEVER discussed on the show, and her least favorite book might surprise you... CONTENT WARNING: Today’s episode gets emotional at times, and Chatti speaks candidly about topics like genocide, sexual assault, and racism. If those topics might be triggering for you, please take care of yourself by listening with caution, or simply setting this episode aside and tuning in next week. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Chatti should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/146 You can hear more from Chatti on her blog ChattiTheBrave.com, follow her on Instagram @chattithebrave, and browse her GORGEOUS handcrafted body products on Instagram @remyandrose. If you'd like to be on the show you can apply to be a guest at: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/guest Thanks to today's sponsors: • ThirdLove bras are tailored to both size and shape, and offer cup sizes from AA through G plus half cup sizes. Right now ThirdLove is offering WSIRN listeners 15% off your first Order! Go to ThirdLove.com/READNEXT to find your perfect fit.  • Beachbody is the same fitness company you know from their programs like P90X and Insanity. Now all of their workouts are available streaming online with Beachbody on Demand. You can do P90X, Insanity, weight training, yoga, and programs specifically for pre and postnatal women. Text READ to 303030 for a free trial account, with full access – all the workouts, the nutrition information and support!

08.14.2018
08.10.2018
08.07.2018

Ep 143: The quest for the perfect coffeeshop read

If both Netflix and the bookshelf hold equal value in your heart, you’ll totally relate to today’s guest. Patience Randle loves a book with cinematic appeal, especially if it comes with a comfy chair and a great cup of coffee. Today, Patience and Anne chat about books that would make great screenplays, Patience's favorite places to enjoy a good book and a brew, future novel-writing dreams, what would happen if the apocalypse came to their hometowns, and so much more! Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment telling us what YOU think Patience should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/143 Check out Patience's blog, and make sure to follow her gorgeous bookish Instagram @inkandfable! Blog: http://www.patiencerandle.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inkandfable Thanks to today's sponsors: • ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering my listeners 15% off your first order! Go to thirdlove.com/READNEXTnow to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase! • Kopari’s deodorant takes care of any smell without messing with your body’s natural patterns. Say aloha to Kopari! Go to koparibeauty.com/READNEXT to make the safe switch today, and see how you can save five-dollars off your first order! • Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. For a limited time, you can go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start your free 7 day trial.

07.31.2018

Ep 142: The moment you became a reader

In episode 138, we met NYPL librarians Gwen and Frank, who filled WILDLY different roles despite working within the same library system. Today, Anne explores a smaller-town librarian experience through the eyes of Sarah Peden, a children’s librarian from Humboldt, Tennessee. Sarah is full of stories about the long road to librarianship, strange patron requests, small town scandals that echo for decades, and so much more delicious library gossip. And if you’ve ever wondered who wins in battle Wikipedia vs the Librarian… she’s weighing in with her opinions. Click over to the podcast website for a list of books mentioned in this episode, and leave a comment with a story about YOUR library experiences when you were a child: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/142 You can follow Sarah on Instagram, @sarahthelibrarygirl. Thanks to today's sponsors: • Ritual multivitamins are vegan, sugar-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, allergen-free and made without synthetic fillers and colorants. So you get 9 essential vitamins and minerals that women lack most—and that’s all that’s in there. Go to https://Ritual.com/READNEXT to discover for yourself. • Not only has Bombas put thought and care into designing their socks, but they are also putting thought and care into how they build their business. For every sock purchase they donate a pair of socks to a homeless shelter. To date, they‘ve donated over 7 million socks to shelters in all 50 states! You can save 20% by visiting https://bombas.com/READNEXT and entering the offer READNEXT in the checkout code space. • FLEX is a life-changing new product that completely replaces tampons, pads, and menstrual cups—and gives you the most comfortable period of your life. FLEX can be worn for 12 hours, is easy to change on the go, and allows you to live like you’re not on your period. Have the most comfortable period of your life - go to http://IHateTampons.com now and use promo code READNEXT to get an additional 30% off your first purchase!

07.24.2018
07.17.2018

Ep 140: What IS literary fiction, anyway?

Today’s guest Cindy Wang-Brandt has gone through a lot of shifts in her life - spiritual, political, familial… which around here, begs a question: what do those shifts do to a person’s reading life? Join Anne and Cindy in an examination of how identities are reflected in what books we choose, the lenses we bring to what we read, what “counts” as literary fiction, stories that help us understand the chaotic world around us, and so much more. Click over to the podcast website to tell Cindy what YOU think she should read next, or tell us about your own reading life shifts: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/140 Subscribe to Cindy's podcast Parenting Forward: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/parenting-forward-stories-strategies-solutions-for/id1403686245?mt=2 Connect with Cindy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindy_w_brandt Follow Anne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnneBogel  Follow WSIRN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatshouldireadnext  Thanks to today's sponsors: • Sun Basket delivers creative, tasty meals to your door with organic produce and clean ingredients. Go to SunBasket.com/READNEXT today to learn more and get $35 off your first order! • Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Right now Blinkist has a special offer just for WSIRN listeners. Go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today.

07.10.2018
07.03.2018

Ep 138: The Librarians Are In!

Gwen Glazer and Frank Collerius work in unique roles at the New York Public Library system, and together host the wonderful podcast The Librarian Is In. Today Anne, Gwen, and Frank have a heart-to-heart chat about the ways librarians' roles have shifted over the past decade, how libraries adapt to meet their patrons needs, and opportunities for you to give back to your library in valuable ways. Click over to the podcast website to leave a comment about your favorite library tips, tricks, and memories: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/138 Follow Anne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnneBogel  Follow WSIRN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatshouldireadnext Want more Gwen and Frank? Listen to The Librarian Is In wherever you get your podcasts! You can also follow Frank's branch on Instagram @jefferson_market_library, or follow NYPL on Twitter @NYPLrecommends.  Thanks to today's sponsors: • Forever35 is a podcast about taking care of yourself — without taking yourself too seriously. Listen to Forever35 on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.  • Away makes first class luggage at a coach price. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/READNEXTand use promo code READNEXT during checkout.  • FLEX is a life-changing new product that completely replaces tampons, pads, and menstrual cups—and gives you the most comfortable period of your life. Go to IHateTampons.com now and use promo code READNEXT to get an additional 30% off your first purchase!

06.26.2018

Ep 137: Bibliotherapy for the toughest times

Leigh Kramer is a former medical social worker, and the author of a brand new novel about life, love, and loss called A Storied Life. Today Anne digs deep with former social worker and current author Leigh Kramer to discuss a tough, nuanced topic: grief. From instructive texts, to descriptive fiction, to tales-of-caution, the bookshelf has a lot to say about this universal human emotion. This is a great conversation, but you should know that some of the books we discuss grapple with things like cancer, death, miscarriage, and other trauma. If these topics are triggering for you, or if you are currently recovering from a loss, please take care of yourself by listening with caution, or simply putting this episode aside for a later time. Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram Connect with Leigh: Book | Blog | Instagram Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode, or to leave a comment letting Jen know what YOU think she should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/137  Thanks to today's sponsors: ° ThirdLove knows there’s a perfect bra for everyone, so right now they are offering my listeners 15% off your first order! Go to ThirdLove.com/READNEXT now to find your perfect-fitting bra. ° Whether you’re headed to an actual beach this summer or not, now is a great time to try Beachbody on Demand. WSIRN listeners can trial full access to this platform for FREE – all the workouts, the nutrition information and support - just by texting READ to 303030. ° Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone. Go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today.

06.19.2018
06.12.2018
06.05.2018

Ep 134: Audiobooks for the whole family to binge

Ben Huntington is a young audiobook fanatic who chews through stories at an exhilarating rate - we’re talking reading the Hobbit in one week! Today, Anne recommends a ton of great audiobook series to keep his reading list full all summer. This is an episode the whole family can enjoy, full of books perfect for road trip entertainment! And stay tuned till the end for follow up commentary from Ben and his mom, including funny jokes and helpful resources for topics discussed today. You could be featured in an upcoming episode! Tell us about your favorite library tips and tricks. How do you get the most out of your library's resources? Is there a perfect balance to your library hauls? Talk back: whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/talk Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode, or to leave a comment letting Ben know what YOU think he should read next: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/134 ____________________________________________________________ Follow Anne on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnneBogel  Follow WSIRN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatshouldireadnext ____________________________________________________________ Thanks to today's sponsors: • ModCloth’s signature label is designed by women for women and come in a full-size range, from XXS to 4X, and their team of ModStylists is there when you need them to hook you up with complimentary sizing and styling help. To get 15% off YOUR purchase of $100 or more, go to MODCLOTH.com and enter code READNEXT at checkout. Hurry this offer expires on August 4th, (2018)! • Blinkist is the only app that takes thousands of the best-selling nonfiction books and distills them down to their most impactful elements, so you can read or listen to them in under 15 minutes, all on your phone.  Right now Blinkist has a special offer for WSIRN listeners! Go to Blinkist.com/READNEXT to start your free trial or get three months off your yearly plan when you join today. • Sun Basket offers 18 quick, healthy recipes every week, including Paleo, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and calorie-conscious options, all delivered to your door with organic produce and clean ingredients. Go to SunBasket.com/READNEXT today to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

05.29.2018
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04.10.2018

Ep 126: Books that appeal to your head AND your heart

Today's guest is Roxanne Coady, proprietor of RJ Julia bookstore in Madison, Connecticut and host of the Just The Right book podcast. Years ago, Roxanne did what many of WSIRN listeners have dreamed of doing - she left her old career behind, and started a bookstore. Join Anne as she investigates how Roxanne found a calling that appealed to her heart rather than her head, emotionally resonant narratives, nonfiction that holds your hand through tough times, PLUS - you'll learn about the origin of book subscription boxes which trust us, you want to hear about. Readers, we’re starting to add events to the calendar for summer and fall 2018, and when we’re ready to go public our newsletter subscribers will be the first ones to know Make sure you’re on the list so YOU stay in the know: Sign up at http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/newsletter Click over to the podcast website for the full list of titles discussed in this episode, and leave us a comment to let us know what YOU think Roxanne should read next! Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram Connect with Roxanne: Podcast | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Make sure to check out RJ Julia's Just The Right Book subscription service.  Thanks to today's sponsor: Sun Basket delivers delicious meal kits right to your door, making healthy cooking easy and convenient for a busy household. Go to SunBasket.com/READNEXTtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

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