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As librarians, books are kind of our thing. Listen in as we talk about what we\'re reading, make book recommendations, and all sorts of book-related fun.

Well-Read Ann Cox and Halle Eisenman

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As librarians, books are kind of our thing. Listen in as we talk about what we\'re reading, make book recommendations, and all sorts of book-related fun.

    Well-Read Episode #76 - Tackling Our TBRs Part II

    Well-Read Episode #76 - Tackling Our TBRs Part II

    We love assigning each other books, so this week we picked books from each other’s massive TBRs (that’s “to be read”) so we could finally check them off our lists. Opinions ensue. We’ll end with what we’re reading this week!
     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
     
    Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (buy from Bookshop)Episode 29 – Tackling Our TBRsALA RUSA CODES Reading List
     
    Ann’s picks:
    A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (buy from Bookshop)– V.E. Schwab books– Victoria Schwab books– Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab– The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (releases October 6) (buy from Bookshop)
    The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (buy from Bookshop)– Maise Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear– Perveen Mistry series by Sujata Massey
    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (buy from Bookshop)– Kate Atkinson books– A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle’s picks:
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (buy from Bookshop)– Episode 8 – Back to School– The Witch Elm by Tana French (buy from Bookshop)
    These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer (buy from Bookshop)– Jane Austen books– The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (buy from Bookshop)
    The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (buy from Bookshop)– The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin– The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (buy from Bookshop)– The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (buy from Bookshop)– The Inheritence trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe (releases September 29) (buy from Bookshop)– The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (buy from Bookshop)– Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (buy from Bookshop)– Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle: Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul (buy from Bookshop)
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    Well-Read Episode #75 - What We Read On Our Summer Vacation

    Well-Read Episode #75 - What We Read On Our Summer Vacation

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    Well-Read Episode #74 - Our Favorite Bookish Places

    Well-Read Episode #74 - Our Favorite Bookish Places

    When your eyes need a break from all that reading, why not go to a bookish place? We’re discussing some of our personal favorites this week, and we’ll end with what we’re reading.


     


    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    The New York Public Library (New York, NY)The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY)Jane Austen booksCharles Dickens booksHamilton (musical)Beautiful (musical)Strand Book Store (New York, NY)Tana French booksThe British Library (London, UK)Angela Carter booksThe BeatlesThe Royal Library (Copenhagen, Denmark)Chicago Public Library (Chicago, IL)Nashville Public Library (Nashville, TN)Free Library of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)Beaufort County Library (Beaufort, SC)Tempe Public Library (Tempe, AZ)Tempe History Museum (Tempe, AZ)Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)Ann Patchett booksThe Bookshop (Nashville, TN)Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South by Emily Wallace (buy from Bookshop)Golden Fig Books (Durham, NC)The Bookshelf (Thomasville, GA)From the Front Porch (podcast)bookshop.orgNeverMore Books (Beaufort, SC)Patricia Highsmith booksRipley series by Patricia HighsmithEdgar Allan Poe booksBig Woods Cabin (Pepin, WI)Jane Austen Centre (Bath, UK)Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (Key West, FL)Ernest Hemingway booksKaren Blixen Museum (Rungsted Kyst, Denmark)Tiger Hill (Suzhou, China)Wake County Public Library (NC) Book Sale
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson (buy from Bookshop)– Beverly Jenkins books
    Halle: The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (buy from Bookshop)
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    Well-Read Episode #73 - Books to Read after Binge-watching

    Well-Read Episode #73 - Books to Read after Binge-watching

     

    If you’re anything like the rest of the quarantined, you’ve been doing a lot of binge-watching over the past few months. We have book suggestions for when you max out on your favorite show but still want more. And, of course, we’ll end by what we’re reading this week.
     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Alias (TV)The Office (TV)CHiPS (TV)Diff’rent Strokes (TV)The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV)
    Ann’s picks:
    Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan (buy from Bookshop)– Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (buy from Bookshop)– Crazy Rich Asians (film)
    Gossip Girl (TV)– Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar– A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (buy from Bookshop)
    Fleabag (TV)
    Search Party (TV)– Alia Shawkat filmography– Arrested Development (TV)– John Early filmography
    Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth (buy from Bookshop)
    The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain (buy from Bookshop)
    The Great British Bake Off (TV)– Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (buy from Bookshop)– Jenny Colgan books
    Halle’s picks:
    Succession (TV)
    The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (buy from Bookshop)
    Schitt’s Creek (TV)
    Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper (buy from Bookshop)– Gilmore Girls (TV)– Hart of Dixie (TV)
    Normal People (TV)– Normal People by Sally Rooney (buy from Bookshop)
    Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (buy from Bookshop)– Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (buy from Bookshop)– Like Crazy (film)– Felicity Jones filmography
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette (buy from Bookshop)– Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (buy from Bookshop)– Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams– A Game of Cones by Abby Collette (releases March 21, 2021)
    Halle: This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán (buy from Bookshop)– Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (buy from Bookshop)– The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (buy from Bookshop)
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    Well-Read Episode #72 - Fiction by Black Authors

    Well-Read Episode #72 - Fiction by Black Authors

    We're not experts on advising which books will make you antiracist (please seek those experts out!), but we can use our platform to promote the works of black authors that we've enjoyed. We're committed to reading and talking about more books by diverse authors, and we hope you'll do the same. As always, we end with what we're reading this week.
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (buy from Bookshop)How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones (buy from Bookshop)
    Ann’s picks:
    The Sellout by Paul Beatty (buy from Bookshop) - Booker Prize- The Little Rascals (film series)- Song of the South (film)
    Passing by Nella Larsen (buy from Bookshop)
    Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (buy from Bookshop)- The Bling Ring (film)- Janet Evanovich books- Raymond Chandler books- Detective by Day series by Kellye Garrett
    Halle’s picks:
    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (buy from Bookshop)- Southern Festival of Books- Celeste Ng books- Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (buy from Bookshop)- Tayari Jones books
    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (buy from Bookshop)
    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (buy from Bookshop)- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (releases September 8) (buy from Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away by Ketch Secor and Higgins Bond (buy from Bookshop)- Old Crow Medicine Show
    Halle: The Deep by Rivers Solomon (buy from Bookshop)- This American Life (podcast)- Drexciya (techno group)- "The Deep" (song by clipping.)- An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon (buy from Bookshop)
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    Well-Read Episode #71 - Beach Reads

    Well-Read Episode #71 - Beach Reads

    With summer just around the corner, it’s time to revisit one of our favorite topics: the perfect book for a long, lazy day by the water. Check out our beach read picks, and find out what we’re reading this week.
     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 1 – Beach ReadsThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (buy from Bookshop)
    Ann’s picks:
    The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank (buy from Bookshop)– Dorothea Benton Frank books
    Six Years by Harlan Coben (buy from Bookshop)– Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben
    Final Sentence by Daryl Woods Gerber (buy from Bookshop)– Daryl Wood Gerber books– Cheese Shop Mystery series by Avery Aames (pseudonym for Daryl Wood Gerber)
    Halle’s picks:
    Beach Read by Emily Henry (buy from Bookshop)
    All Adults Here by Emma Straub (buy from Bookshop)
    Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (buy from Bookshop)– The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup (buy from Bookshop)– Agatha Christie books– Alfred Hitchcock filmography– Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (buy from Bookshop)– The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi (releases August 8) (buy from Bookshop)– Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan (releases June 30) (buy from Bookshop)– Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (buy from Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (buy from Bookshop)– Jane Austen books– To All the Boys series by Jenny Han– War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (buy from Bookshop)– To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (film)– To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (film)
    Halle: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (releases June 2) (buy from Bookshop)– Episode 66: Spring/Summer 2020 Preview– The Mothers by Brit Bennett (buy from Bookshop)– Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (buy from Bookshop)– Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (buy from Bookshop)
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