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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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

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

    Ep 227: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

    Ep 227: Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen

    Anna and Amanda discuss book shopping on TikTok. 
    Our book of the week is Crossroads by award-winning author Jonathan Franzen.  This is a family drama set in 1971 American suburbia and is the first in a trilogy.  It was an instant New York Times best-seller, a Guardian Best Fiction Book of 2021 and has been described as 'a Middlemarch-like triumph' (The Telegraph). 
    Coming up: our Holiday Reading Recomendations and TBR.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 21 min
    Ep 226: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

    Ep 226: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

    Anna and Amanda discuss the National Book Award winner for fiction, The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty.
    Our book of the week is The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell, the follow-up novel to her hugely successful Hamnet. It's set in the Italian Renaissance and follows Lucrezia de'Medici and her marriage aged 15 to the Duke of Ferrara.  All the ingredients for a great read, we had high expectations for this one!
    Coming up: Crossroads by Jonanthan Franzen and our Holiday Reading recommendations and TBR!
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 16 min
    Ep 225: The Trees by Percival Everett

    Ep 225: The Trees by Percival Everett

    Anna and Annie discuss the court blocking the acquisition by Penguin Random House of Simon & Schuster.
    Our book of the week is The Trees by Percival Everett. This novel set in Money, Mississippi starts with a brutal murder which detectives Ed and Jim struggle to solve.  Satirical with absurdist elements and a whodunnit, but confronting racism and lynching in America, it has been described as a 'gory pulp revenge fantasy' (Bookforum) and 'explosive in every way' (Dua Lipa). It was shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize.
    Coming up: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 21 min
    EP 224: Real Bad Things by Kelly J Ford

    EP 224: Real Bad Things by Kelly J Ford

    Anna and Annie discuss the Readings Prize winner, Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au.
    Our book of the week is Real Bad Things by Kelly J. Ford.  Set around the Arkansas River, this is a suspense thriller about Jane, who returns to her home town to face up to a murder that was committed years before. Described as Southern noir or Grit Lit, this was an Amazon Best Book of the Month and is recommended for Ozark fans.
    Coming up: The Trees by Percival Everett.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 11 min
    Ep 223: Classic Crime books by Margery Allingham

    Ep 223: Classic Crime books by Margery Allingham

    Anna and Annie discuss the Booker Prize winner, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka.
    In Keep or Cull, Anna culls Mrs March by Virginia Feito and Annie keeps Seeing Other People by Diana Reid.
    Our books of the week are Sweet Danger and Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham, one of the queens of classic crime. Both books feature gentleman sleuth Albert Campion. Described as 'addictive as cocaine' (Independent), Agatha Christie said 'Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light.'  
    Coming up: Real Bad Things by Kelly J Ford and The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell.
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 24 min
    Ep 222: Limberlost by Robbie Arnott

    Ep 222: Limberlost by Robbie Arnott

    Anna and Annie discuss the latest book sales and our theories on TikTok or #BookTok .  We also preview our new segment Keep or Cull, as we will be reading from our ever-growing TBR shelf!
    Our book of the week is Limberlost by award-winning author Robbie Arnott.  It's a coming-of-age story about Ned, who lives on an apple farm in Tasmania and spends the summer of 1944 hunting rabbits while his brothers are at war.  Annie loved this and has tipped it for the Miles Franklin already.
    Coming up: The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell
    Follow us!
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    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 23 min

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