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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 211: Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto

    EP 211: Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto

    Anna and Amanda discuss the Women's Prize winner, The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki.
    Our book of the week is Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto, the follow-up to her Stella Prize-winning novel The Strays.  A heartbroken young man lands in New York City, indulges in the hedonistic art scene and then finds himself in Ohio working for Wayne, a collector of exotic animals.  
    Coming up: Bolla by Pajtim Statovci.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 29 min
    Ep 210: Comfort Reading Recommendations

    Ep 210: Comfort Reading Recommendations

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2022 Miles Franklin longlist. Annie's tip to win is Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down.
    Our comfort reading recommendations are:
    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan
    The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison
    Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative and Fate by Daniel Mendelsohn
    Love Marriage by Monica Ali
    Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au
    The Guncle by Steven Rowley
    Seventeen by John Brownlow
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     
     
     

    • 20 min
    Ep 209: Red Arrow by William Brewer

    Ep 209: Red Arrow by William Brewer

    Anna and Annie discuss the winner of the winner of the 2022 Dublin Literary Award, The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter translated by Frank Wynne.
    Our book of the week is The Red Arrow by William Brewer. A writer who has taken a dose of mushrooms chases a famous physicist whose memoir he is ghost-writing.  Described as 'hypnotic' and 'trippy', we could not find a bad review of this book.  We are in the minority on this one!
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 27 min
    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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    Credits
    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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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 29 min

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