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What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more.

The Bookshelf ABC Podcasts

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What are you reading, loving or being challenged by? We review the latest in fiction for dedicated readers and for those who wish they read more.

    In which we give Tyson Yunkaporta a book that's too good

    In which we give Tyson Yunkaporta a book that's too good

    On Michael Christie's Greenwood, José Luis de Juan's Napoleon’s Beekeeper and the bookshelf that made crimewriter Abir Mukherjee

    • 54 min
    Novels by Anne Enright, Aravind Adiga and Kiley Reid

    Novels by Anne Enright, Aravind Adiga and Kiley Reid

    Anne Enright's Actress, Aravind Adiga's Amnesty and Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age

    • 54 min
    New books by Carmen Maria Machado, Evie Wyld and Emma Forrest

    New books by Carmen Maria Machado, Evie Wyld and Emma Forrest

    Leap into the early 1980s, step onto an isolated rocky outcrop, and walk through a fraught dream house, all in a collection of new writing.

    • 57 min
    Novels by Eimear McBride, Romesh Gunesekera and Benjamin Myers

    Novels by Eimear McBride, Romesh Gunesekera and Benjamin Myers

    A woman in a series of hotel rooms, two boys riding bikes in 1960s Sri Lanka, and a girl fleeing an ominous pairing of a Priest and a Poacher. New fiction.

    • 58 min
    New books by Garth Greenwell, Isabel Allende and Jeanine Cummins

    New books by Garth Greenwell, Isabel Allende and Jeanine Cummins

    Reviews and discussion of Garth Greenwell's Cleanness, Jeanine Cummins' American Dirt and Isabel Allende's A Long Petal of the Sea. New fiction, every week

    • 1 hr
    Summer reads from India, Russia, Japan and the Amazon

    Summer reads from India, Russia, Japan and the Amazon

    Me Myshelf and I with Indian writer Tishani Doshi; with Roger Pulvers, who reads Russian and Japanese; YA novelist David Nicholls and children’s author Katherine Rundell

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

rhitc ,

Interesting but predictable slant

Cassie’s left of centre word choices balanced to some degree by straight reporting from Kate.

raelenegovett ,

Adore this show

This is one of my top podcasts, absolutely adore it. I’ve read many fantastic books I would have walked past if not for this show. Thank you 🙏

Raba2 ,

I love this show!

I can’t keep up with all the books! Until now I never knew what to read next. I’m excited to read a lot of the recommendations- just finished Lanny, the Dutch house and several others I’d highly recommend..I love the banter between Kate and Cassie :) the worst thing is that I have binge listened as far back as I can & now I’ve caught up I’m anxiously waiting for them to release the next issue! Better go and read a book....

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