Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about:
- 2 OLD BOOKS THEY LOVE
- 2 NEW BOOKS THEY LOVE
- 1 BOOK THEY DON’T LOVE
- AND 1 NEW RELEASE THEY’RE EXCITED ABOUT
I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.
2021 Summer Reading Special with Susie from @NovelVisits
In Episode 83, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite books that missed last year’s Summer Reading Guides, books for people who have time to dig into something big in the summer, and our #1 picks for the four of the five categories featured in Sarah’s 2021 Summer Reading Guide.
JoAnne Tompkins (Author of What Comes After)
In Episode 82, JoAnne Tompkins (author of the debut novel What Comes After) shares how her previous career inspired her to write this story, the real-life case that partially inspired the book, and how she wrote a character-driven novel that was also a page turner.
Behind-the-Scenes of Narrating Audiobooks with Julia Whelan (Audiobook Narrator)
In Episode 81, audiobook narrator Julia Whelan goes behind-the-scenes of narrating audiobooks.
Spring 2021 Book Preview with @gilmoreguide
In episode 80, Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out April – May 2021 (plus, two June 1 releases!).
"Circling Back" to Winter 2021 Preview Books (with @gilmoreguide)
In the Winter 2021 Book Preview (Ep. 73), Catherine and I shared our most anticipated books coming out January – March 2021. But, we often haven’t read the books we share in the Preview Episodes.
So, in this new series, we will “circle back” to update you on all the books we presented in the previous season’s Book Preview now that we’ve at least attempted to read them.
Deep Backlist Books with Catherine from @gilmoreguide
In Episode 78, Catherine Gilmore (@gilmoreguide) and I go deep into our backlists to share some of our favorite older books we haven’t talked about in a long time!
Love this Podcast!
Found this podcast in October 2020, and I’ve since caught up on all 82 episodes! I’ve gotten so many great book recommendations, and I love hearing from authors, others in the book world, and of course Sarah herself. I’m sad that I can no longer “binge listen” and have to wait between episodes, but the wait is definitely worth it!
Here’s a review from a guy! This is a terrific podcast, and one of the few that I have listened to all episodes. I love Sarah’s format here, and that she has a strict no-spoiler philosophy. Also, the great thing that sets this podcast apart is that she has a new guest every episode, so the recommendations are quite varied. Although I’m a guy and most of her guests are women, the recommendations will appeal to everyone. I’ve discovered many great reads thanks to this podcast.
Love the book discussions and all the recommendations! Since starting to listen, my TBR pile has grown and the quality of my reading has improved.