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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

Books On The Go Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes

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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

    Ep 149: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

    Ep 149: Humankind by Rutger Bregman

    Anna and Amanda discuss the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize plans.
    Our book of the week is Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman. This social history challenges the idea that humans are selfish, arguing that we tend to be cooperative and this has driven our survival. An instant New York Times best-seller and an uplifting read, this is a great pick for Non-Fiction November.
    Coming up: What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez and The Gifts of Reading inspired by Robert Macfarlane.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 26 min
    Ep 148: Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby

    Ep 148: Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby

    Anna and Annie discuss the National Books Awards and Goldsmiths Prize shortlists.
    Our book of the week is Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby.  A crime novel with a getaway driver and 'one last' diamond heist, this has been described as 'sensationally good' (Lee Child) with a mix of Southern noir,  Ocean's Eleven and Drive.  We loved it.
    Coming up: Humankind by Rutger Bregman. 
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 19 min
    Ep 147: How to Be An Anti-Racist

    Ep 147: How to Be An Anti-Racist

    Anna and Amanda discuss the winner of the International Booker Prize The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated by Michele Hutchison.
    Our book of the week is How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi.  In a mix of study and memoir, Kendi argues that being neutral about racism is not enough: we have to be anti-racist.  Described as "transformative" (Robin Di Angelo), "courageous" (New York Times) and "electrifying" (The Voice), this is a timely book and a New York Times and Sunday Times best-seller.
    Coming up: Humankind by Rutger Bregman.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 16 min
    Ep 146: Summer by Ali Smith

    Ep 146: Summer by Ali Smith

    Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Shortlist.
    Our book of the week is Summer by Ali Smith, the final novel in her Seasonal Quartet.  We have read and loved all four books.  An extraordinary achievement in real-time literature.  We recommend the whole series!
    Coming up: Humankind by Rutger Bregman.
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    • 21 min
    Ep 145: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

    Ep 145: Sisters by Daisy Johnson

    Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the 2020 Women's Prize, Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.  Annie is on a winning streak!
    Our book of the week is Sisters by Daisy Johnson.  Two sisters who share a close bond move to a creepy house with their mother.  There is a mystery about why they have moved and a tension that builds and builds.  A phenomenal book, we could not put this down.  
    Coming up: Summer by Ali Smith.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 20 min
    Ep 144: Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    Ep 144: Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    Anna and Amanda discuss Hong Kong publishers looking to print books in Taiwan.
    Our book of the week is the Korean sensation, Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo translated by Jamie Chang. This is the story of an ordinary woman but also tells of the challenges faced by all women in South Korea.  
    Coming up: Sisters by Daisy Johnson and How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 12 min

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