100 episodes

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 • 58 Ratings

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

    Ep 261: Crime Book Recommendations

    Ep 261: Crime Book Recommendations

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2024 Stella Prize Shortlist. 
    We reveal our favourite recent crime reads.  Our recommendations are:
    The Many Lies of Veronica Hawkins by Kristina Perez
    Death of a Lesser God by Vaseem Khan
    The Sleeping Nymph by Ilaria Tutti translated by Ekin Oklap
    To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey
    The Fugitives by Jamal Mahjoub
    Everyone Who Can Forgive Me is Dead by Jenny Hollander
    The Busy Body by Kemper Donovan
     
    Coming up: Question 7 by Richard Flanagan
     
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: Books On The Go
    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie
     
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 28 min
    Ep 260: Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead with Jenny Hollander

    Ep 260: Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead with Jenny Hollander

    A special episode: we chat with author Jenny Hollander about her debut crime novel EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD.
    Charlie Colbert is an editor at a major magazine and engaged to a publishing heir.  But she witnessed a tragedy at her elite journalism school and lied to the police 9 years ago.  Now a classmate is making a film about the events, which threatens the life Charlie has built.  This is a gripping, twisty thriller described as 'a delicious crime debut' (Red) and 'knife-sharp' (Woman's Own) and is a USA Today Bestseller.
    Jenny recommends the authors Lisa Jewel, Sarah Sheppard, Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth and the podcast Unreal.
    Coming up: our crime reading recommendations.
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com
     
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 21 min
    Ep 259: The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

    Ep 259: The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

    Anna and Annie discuss the inaugural Women's Prize for Non-Fiction longlist, including Anna Funder's Wifedom.
    Our book of the week is THE VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunez. This is the third in a loose trilogy after THE FRIEND and WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH. A writer, a college drop-out and a talking parrot share an apartment in New York during the Covid pandemic.  This is subtler than the first two books but we loved the mix of story and Nunez's reflections on life and writing.  
    Coming up: our Crime reading recommendations.
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast @ gmail.com
    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie
     
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 20 min
    Ep 258: Home Reading Service with Shawn Mooney

    Ep 258: Home Reading Service with Shawn Mooney

    It's the Shawn and Anna Book Club!
    Our first book is Home Reading Service by Fabio Morábito translated by Curtis Bauer. Eduardo is sentenced to a year of community service reading aloud to the elderly and disabled.  Set in Mexico, this novel is witty and poignant.  It even inspired us to discuss poetry!  And the fine line between whacky and eccentric.
    Also mentioned:
    Shawn's Bite Sized Book Chat with Stu aka Winston's Dad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PubR7KrANvE&t=40s 
    Mild Vertigo by Mieko Kanai translated by Polly Barton
    Book Club Review Podcast
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    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @shawnthebookmaniac
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 26 min
    Ep 257: Holiday Reading Recommendations

    Ep 257: Holiday Reading Recommendations

    Anna and Annie reveal our book recommendations for the holiday season.
    Our favourite holiday reads this year are:
    THE CLUB by Ellery Lloyd
    NOW YOU SEE US by Balli Kaur Jaswal
    WEST HEART KILL by Dann McDorman
    FLIGHT by Lynn Steger Strong
    THE LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWitt
    ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld
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    Instagram: @ abailliekaras and @ mr_annie
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 18 min
    Ep 256: Best Books of 2023

    Ep 256: Best Books of 2023

    Anna and Annie discuss the Booker Prize 2023 winner, PROPHET SONG by Paul Lynch.
    We reveal the best books we read in 2023.  In no particular order, they are:
    Collected Works by Lydia Sandgren translated by Agnes Broomé
    Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
    Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
    Girl in a Pink Dress by Kylie Needham
    The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
    The Fraud by Zadie Smith
    The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor
    Loot by Tania James
    Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden
    Middlemarch by George Eliot
    Coming up: our Holiday Reading recommendations
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Word_a_holic ,

An excellent episode with Louise Adler, Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week. Thank you Anna!

A great way to listen to discussions about books you either might want to read (no plot spoilers) or have read and want to hear what others thought. Tune in!

___hw__ ,

Love this show

I love listening to the intelligent and interesting reviews of the book of the week. Keep up the great work ladies !

Barefoot Stevo ,

Great reviews

The ladies are always on the money with their reviews. Read some wonderful books this year. Thank you.

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