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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 208: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari

    Ep 208: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari

    Anna and Amanda discuss the Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen.
    Our book of the week is Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention by Johann Hari.  It explores the forces in society  that distract us and affect our ability to concentrate, from social media to processed food.  Thought-provoking and has changed the way we view our phones! 
    Coming up: our comfort reading recommendations.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 27 min
    Ep 207: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

    Ep 207: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Women's Prize Shortlist.
    Our book of the week is The Candy House by award-winning author Jennifer Egan. It is a sister novel to her Pulitzer-Prize winning A Visit from the Goon Squad and is set in a future where people upload their memories to the cloud. A Most Anticipated Book of 2022 and described as 'thrilling' (Kirkus); 'fiction at its best' (USA Today), 'radiant' (Slate) and 'dazzling' (Vogue), this is a wild ride of a novel.  Recommended.
    Coming up: our favourite comfort reads.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 21 min
    Ep 206: The Colony by Audrey Magee

    Ep 206: The Colony by Audrey Magee

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Booker International Shortlist.
    Our book of the week is The Colony by Audrey Magee, author of the Women's Prize shortlisted The Undertaking. The Colony is a novel about colonialism on a wild Irish island.  Described as lyrical and intelligent, this one did not work for us but provoked much discussion.
    Coming up: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 29 min
    Ep 205: A Man Named Doll

    Ep 205: A Man Named Doll

    Anna and Annie belatedly discuss the Booker International Longlist.
    Our book of the week is A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames.  Happy Doll is an LA private detective who finds himself out of his depth after killing a customer at the Thai Miracle Spa.  With Hollywood noir atmosphere, and loved by Lee Child, this hard-boiled crime novel is recommended.
    Coming up: The Colony by Audrey Magee.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 15 min
    Ep 204: Everybody by Olivia Laing

    Ep 204: Everybody by Olivia Laing

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Women's Prize Longlist.
    Our book of the week is Everybody: A Book About Freedom by Olivia Laing. Laing merges a biography of the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich with figures such as Susan Sontag and Nina Simone to  discuss the body, illness, freedom and power. Annie rates it as her top non-fiction read of 2021.
    Coming up: A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 21 min
    Ep 203: The Fell by Sarah Moss

    Ep 203: The Fell by Sarah Moss

    Anna and Annie discuss the LA Times Book Prize finalists.  We fail to predict which books will be on the Women's Prize longlist but recommend this video by Eric Karl Anderson and Anna James.
    Our book of the week is The Fell by Sarah Moss, the award-winning author of Ghost Wall and Summerwater. A short novel about a woman who breaks quarantine to go for a walk, it brings back the claustrophobia of isolation and raises the question, are we ready for pandemic fiction?  A great book club read.
    Coming up: Everybody by Olivia Laing
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 16 min

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56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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