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As librarians, books are kind of our thing. Listen in as we talk about what we\'re reading, make book recommendations, and all sorts of book-related fun.

Well-Rea‪d‬ Ann Cox and Halle Eisenman

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As librarians, books are kind of our thing. Listen in as we talk about what we\'re reading, make book recommendations, and all sorts of book-related fun.

    Well-Read Episode #89 - Spring/Summer 2021 Preview

    Well-Read Episode #89 - Spring/Summer 2021 Preview

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Well-Read Episode #88 - Galentine's Day

    Well-Read Episode #88 - Galentine's Day

    Galentine’s Day is here! Gather your girlfriends together, or if you can’t thanks to a worldwide pandemic, pick up one of our suggestions for books about female friendships. We’ll end with what we’re reading this week.
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Parks and Recreation (TV)My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes by Hooni Kim (buy from Bookshop)Episode 77 – CookbooksBridgerton (TV)Bridgertons series by Julia QuinnMy Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (buy from Bookshop)The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante (buy from Bookshop)My Brilliant Friend (TV)
    Ann’s picks:
    The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan (buy from Bookshop)
    Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods (buy from Bookshop)– Sweet Magnolias (TV)– The Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods
    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (buy from Bookshop)– Code Name Verity series by Elizabeth Wein– Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle’s picks:
    The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe (buy from Bookshop)
    The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker (buy from Bookshop)– The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (buy from Bookshop)
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (buy from Bookshop)– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (buy from Bookshop)– The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (buy from Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris (buy from Bookshop)– Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (buy from Bookshop)– Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (buy from Bookshop)–Lord Byron books
    Halle: The Push by Ashley Audrain (buy from Bookshop)– Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (buy from Bookshop)– We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (buy from Bookshop)
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    • 52 min
    Well-Read Episode #87 - 2021 Resolutions and Year in Review

    Well-Read Episode #87 - 2021 Resolutions and Year in Review

    We love goals and years in review, especially when they involve books! Find out how we did last year with our reading resolutions and what we’re planning for 2021. As always, we’ll finish with what we’re reading this week.
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:RUSA CODES Reading ListGet a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (buy from Bookshop)Julia Quinn booksBridgerton (TV)The Bachelor (TV)War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (buy from Bookshop)Tana French booksIsak Dinesen booksJane Austen booksLibba Bray booksThe Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult LiteratureModern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge2021 NoveList Book ChallengeThe Bookshop (bookstore)Book Riot Read Harder 2021Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2021
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley (buy from Bookshop)– Malcolm X (film)– Boyz n the Hood (film)
    Halle: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins (buy from Bookshop)– Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (buy from Bookshop)– Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (buy from Bookshop)
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    • 54 min
    Well-Read Episode #86 - 2020 Superlatives

    Well-Read Episode #86 - 2020 Superlatives

    We’ve started (what we hope becomes) a new tradition: book superlatives! Listen in for the books that stood out to us for a range of reasons this year. We’ll end with what we’re reading this week.



     


     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 68 – Out of Our Comfort Zone Part IIIEpisode 76 – Tackling Our TBRs Part II
    Most TimelyAnn: When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole (buy from Bookshop)Halle: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue (buy from Bookshop)
    Most DisappointingAnn: White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux (buy from Bookshop) and Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (buy from Bookshop)– Tana French booksHalle: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (buy from Bookshop); Honorable Mention: The Bright Lands by John Fram (buy from Bookshop)– Friday Night Lights (TV)
    Favorite RereadAnn: The Likeness by Tana French (buy from Bookshop)– In the Woods by Tana French (buy from Bookshop)Halle: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (buy from Bookshop)
    Biggest SurpriseAnn: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (buy from Bookshop)Halle: The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (buy from Bookshop)
    Least FavoriteAnn: Space Opera by Cathrynne M. Valente (buy from Bookshop)– Eurovision Song Contest (TV)Halle: The Deep by Rivers Solomon (buy from Bookshop)– Drexciya (techno group)– “The Deep” (song by clipping.)
    Best DistractionAnn: The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (buy from Bookshop)– The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (buy from Bookshop)Halle: Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay (buy from Bookshop) and All Adults Here by Emma Straub (buy from Bookshop)
    The Book That Ended a Mini Reading SlumpAnn: Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan (buy from Bookshop)– A Room With a View by E.M. Forster (buy from Bookshop)Halle: Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters (buy from Bookshop)
    Better Late Than NeverAnn: On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (buy from Bookshop)Halle: The Duke Who Didn’t by Courtney Milan (buy from Bookshop)
    Book That Has Stayed With MeAnn: When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald (buy from Bookshop)Halle: Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (buy from Bookshop) or Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (buy from Bookshop)
    Book That We Didn’t Think We’d Like, But Then We Did!Ann: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (kind of) (buy from Bookshop)– Bridgertons series by Julia Quinn– Bridgerton (TV)Halle: Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood (buy from Bookshop)–  The Human Son by Adrian J. Walker (buy from Bookshop)
    Best Quality Read of the YearAnn: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, duh (buy from Bookshop)– Jane Austen booksHalle: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (buy from Bookshop)
    Our Favorite Non-Book Media Property of the YearAnn: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (TV) and Sarah Cooper anything– Will Ferrell filmography– Sarah Cooper on TikTok– Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine (TV)Halle: Normal People (TV) and Ted Lasso (TV)– Normal People by Sally Rooney (buy from Bookshop)– Major League (film)– Jason Sudeikis filmography– “An American Coach in London” (commercial)– The Great British Bake Off (TV)– folklore (Taylor Swift album)– evermore (Taylor Swift album)
    The Book We Recommended the Most This YearAnn: A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Colette (buy from Bookshop) and Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal (buy from Bookshop)Halle: Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (buy from Bookshop) and A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (buy from Bookshop) and The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (buy from Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (buy from Bookshop)– Nina LaCour books– John Wayne

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Well-Read Episode #85 - Our Favorite Books of 2020

    Well-Read Episode #85 - Our Favorite Books of 2020

    It’s our favorite episode of the year featuring our favorite books of the year!
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
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    Ann’s picks:
    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (buy from Bookshop)
    Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (buy from Bookshop)
    Circe by Madeline Miller (buy from Bookshop)– The Odyssey by Homer (buy from Bookshop)
    A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Colette (buy from Bookshop)– A Game of Cones by Abby Colette (buy from Bookshop)
    Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal (buy from Bookshop)– Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (buy from Bookshop)
    Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (buy from Bookshop)– I Await the Devil’s Coming by Mary MacLane (buy from Bookshop)
    How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (buy from Bookshop)– Three Pines series by Louise Penny
    Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (buy from Bookshop)– One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (buy from Bookshop)
    The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (buy from Bookshop)– The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (buy from Bookshop)
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (buy from Bookshop)– Moby Dick by Herman Melville (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle’s picks:
    Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (buy from Bookshop)– Episode 72 – Fiction by Black Authors– Lena Waithe filmography
    The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (buy from Bookshop)– The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (buy from Bookshop)– A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (buy from Bookshop)
    Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (buy from Bookshop)– Game of Thrones (TV)
    A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (buy from Bookshop)– Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (buy from Bookshop)
    The Other Americans by Laila Lalami (buy from Bookshop)
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (buy from Bookshop)– Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig (buy from Bookshop)
    Long Bright River by Liz Moore (buy from Bookshop)– Liz Moore books
    Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (buy from Bookshop)– The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon (buy from Bookshop)
    The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (buy from Bookshop)– A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (buy from Bookshop)– Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (buy from Bookshop)– The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (buy from Bookshop)
    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (buy from Bookshop)– Episode 66 – Spring/Summer 2020 Preview– Episode 71 – Beach Reads
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux (buy from Bookshop)– Episode 55 – Fall 2019 Book Preview
    Halle: The Human Son by Adrian J. Walker (buy from Bookshop)
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Well-Read Episode #84 - Winter Romances

    Well-Read Episode #84 - Winter Romances

    • 55 min

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