49 episodes

He Read She Read is the podcast where a couple of married bookworms discuss what they’re reading and learning. Each week, Curtis and Chelsey talk about book-nerd topics, book recommendations, or their most recent buddy read. Listen with your spouse, partner, or best friend and enhance your reading life together.

He Read She Read Curtis and Chelsey

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He Read She Read is the podcast where a couple of married bookworms discuss what they’re reading and learning. Each week, Curtis and Chelsey talk about book-nerd topics, book recommendations, or their most recent buddy read. Listen with your spouse, partner, or best friend and enhance your reading life together.

    Episode 47: Beloved book couples, romance novels, and Curtis hilariously mispronouncing a word

    Episode 47: Beloved book couples, romance novels, and Curtis hilariously mispronouncing a word

    Today we’re sharing some of our bookish romances, favorite romance novels, and how to pronounce a word Curtis has been messing up his whole life. Tune in for some book recs and Valentine’s Day fun!
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    Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
    Long Bright River by Liz Moore
    Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan
    The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
    The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare 
    A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole 
    Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh 
    Courtney Milan
    Beverly Jenkins
    The Outsider on HBO
    The Outsider by Stephen King
    Miracle Forest ASMR rooms

    • 43 min
    Episode 46: Ghost Talkers Discussion, plus WWI book recommendations

    Episode 46: Ghost Talkers Discussion, plus WWI book recommendations

    Today we’re discussing Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal, a WWI spy story with fantasy elements. Before we launch into our book discussion, Curtis is sharing pertinent historical background while Chelsey shares some literary history lessons. Check the show notes for spoiler timestamps and a list of book and article recommendations.
     
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    Spoilers begin 12:43
    Spoilers end 41:08
    Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
    About the Battle of the Somme
    J.R.R. Tolkien and WWI
    WWI “shell shock”
    WWI poetry
    Regeneration (trilogy) by Pat Barker
    Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
    Maisie Dobbs series by Jaqueline Winspear
    Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
    The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
    1917
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

    • 48 min
    Episode 45: Book Recommendations for Baby Yoda Fans

    Episode 45: Book Recommendations for Baby Yoda Fans

    Today we’re talking about the books we’ve read recently, including two intense memoirs we loved. Plus we have book recommendations for fans of the television show taking pop culture by storm: The Mandalorian. We are HERE for Baby Yoda. As always, we’d love to hear from you!
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    Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
    How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones
    What Should I Read Next Episode 214
    Know My Name by Chanel Miller
    Tribe by Sebastian Junger
    The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
    The Gunslinger by Stephen King (#1 The Dark Tower)
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer (#1 The Lunar Chronicles)
    LibraryThing App
    What Should I Read Next Episode 215
    You on Netflix
     

    • 40 min
    Episode 44: Arctic Exploration Books, Christmas gifts, and current reads

    Episode 44: Arctic Exploration Books, Christmas gifts, and current reads

    In the spirit of the winter season, we’re sharing our favorite books about arctic exploration. We also discuss the joy of giving books as Christmas gifts and what we’re reading lately. 
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    Show Notes
    Strength to Love by Dr Martin Luther King Jr
    The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel
    Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
    In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
    A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter
    Atypical
    Dolly Parton’s America
    Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
    Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

    • 35 min
    Episode 43: Favorite Books of 2019 and Revisiting Reading Goals, plus a new show format

    Episode 43: Favorite Books of 2019 and Revisiting Reading Goals, plus a new show format

    We’re debuting our new episode format. We’re chatting about a bookish topic, sharing reviews of recent reads, and recommending our favorite books of 2019! Listen in to hear about our reading goals from 2019, ideas for 2020 goals, and a bunch of great book recs. If you’re still wondering which books to buy as gifts this year, this is the episode for you!
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    2019 Reading Goals
    Taliban by Ahmed Rashid
    Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
    Sea Stories by William McRaven 
    Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
    The Rook by Daniel O'Malley
    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
    Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
    Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
    City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
    Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    Heaven My Home by Attica Locke
    Circe by Madeline Miller
    The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
    With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
    The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
    Watching: The Crown
    Listening: Death Beside the Seaside by T.E. Kinsey
    Reading: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    • 53 min
    Episode 42: The Count of Monte Cristo Discussion, plus revenge story book recommendations

    Episode 42: The Count of Monte Cristo Discussion, plus revenge story book recommendations

    The Count of Monte Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas is often ranked in the Top 100 Novels of all time. Originally published in eighteen parts from 1844 to 1846, audiences of that time experienced something akin to a gripping TV show. At work, on the street, on a daily basis people could talk of nothing else. Monte Cristo has been printed in dozens of languages and adapted into over 20 film and TV adaptations. Did we think it was an edge of your seat adventure, or just a giant bore? 
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    The Black Count by Tom Reiss
    Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
    True Grit by Charles Portis
    The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    Atonement by Ian McEwan

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

KatiePenny ,

Awesome podcast!

I love, love, love this podcast. When I see there is a new episode in my feed it makes me happy!
I really like their book reviews and hearing about their bookstore dates. I am totally a Curtis with 747 books in my library and growing all the time.

Bart (yoyobart/fortnite) ,

Woud recommend!

Really great bookish podcast! Very fun ideas and thoughtful discussions.

Linkabadinka ,

Favourite bookish podcast!!

Listening to Chelsea and Curtis share their book recommendations, reading lives, and light-banter feels like catching up with old friends at a coffee shop! Their recommendations are plentiful and they share high-quality content in their podcasts. One of my favourite bookish podcasts and I am so happy to have stumbled on this podcast! It's a new staple to my week. Thanks Curtis & Chelsea!!

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