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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 231: Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

    Ep 231: Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

    Anna and Annie discuss the man arrested for stealing manuscripts and whether new AI technology ChatGPT can write novels. 
    Our book of the week is Trespasses by Louise Kennedy. Set in 1970s Belfast during the Troubles, it tells the story of a young Catholic woman and her affair with a married Protestant man. Described as "brilliant, beautiful, heartbreaking" (New York Times) and named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, we loved this book.
    Louise Kennedy will be at Adelaide Writers' Week in March.  We can't wait!
    Also mentioned:
    Scriptnotes podcast
    In Suspense podcast
    AlphaGo documentary
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 22 min
    Ep 230: The Master and Margarita

    Ep 230: The Master and Margarita

    Anna and Annie discuss Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf and Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka in our Keep or Cull segment.
    Our book of the week is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov translated by Michael Glenny. We have been meaning to read this Russian classic for ages.  A surreal, absurdist satire, it features Satan, Pontius Pilate, a poet and a talking cat.  Not what we were expecting! 
    We'll be back in a few weeks.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 26 min
    Ep 229: Best Books of 2022

    Ep 229: Best Books of 2022

    Anna, Annie and Amanda discuss our best books of 2022.
    Our favourite reads were:
    The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
    Border by Kapka Kassabova
    Devotion by Hannah Kent
    Love Marriage by Monica Ali
    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
    The Hummingbird by Sandro Veronesi translated by Elena Pala
    The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide translated by Eric Selland
    Limberlost by Robbie Arnott
    Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 30 min
    Ep 228: Holiday Reading Recommendations and TBR

    Ep 228: Holiday Reading Recommendations and TBR

    Anna and Annie discuss how BookTok is helping young people discover a passion for reading.
    Our holiday reading recommendations are:
    Willowman by Inge Simpson
    The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn
    Better the Blood by Michael Bennett
    The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
    The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margo by Marianne Cronin
    Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare
    The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
    The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff
    Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee
    The Palace Papers by Tina Brown
    The Master: The Brilliant Career of Roger Federer by Christopher Clary
    Coming up: Our Best Books of 2022
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 28 min
    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.
    Follow us!
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    Credits
    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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    Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 16 min

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