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What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

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What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

    Ep 236: What SHOULDN'T I read next?

    Ep 236: What SHOULDN'T I read next?

    It’s a weird time to be in the market for a new book. When it’s safer to stay home, and many libraries and bookstores have temporarily shut their doors to the public, what’s a reader to do… but turn to their home bookshelves! Your TBR shelf's time has COME! 

    Today Annd chats with Karla Osorno, a WSIRN listener whose 600+ precious unread books have been weighing her reading life down. Not only is Karla searching for her next read in these stacks, but she wants to lighten the mental load by eliminating the titles that just aren’t right for her. You’ll come away from today’s episode with questions and ideas you can apply to your own book collections.

    Everyone at WSIRN HQ hopes you are well, and that your bookshelves are a source of solace when the going gets tough. 




    Click over to the podcast website for the transcript and full list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/236




    You can connect with Karla on her website KarlaOsorno.com.




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    • 51 min
    Ep 235: A crate full of summer reads

    Ep 235: A crate full of summer reads

    Today we continue our celebration of Summer reading with Zibby Owens, host of the podcast Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books. Anne and Zibby are chatting about what they’re excited to read this Summer, whether those books are brand new or quite old. Get ready for a slew of summer-ready non-fiction recommendations for your TBR. 

    Click over to the podcast website for the transcript and full list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/235

    You can visit Zibby at ZibbyOwens.com, and listen to Anne's episode of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books here: https://zibbyowens.podbean.com/e/anne-bogel-dont-overthink-it

    • 44 min
    Ep 234: The recipe for a delicious summer read

    Ep 234: The recipe for a delicious summer read

    Readers, summer reading is so close you can almost taste it. Anne has been investigating upcoming summer releases for months now, on the lookout for new and notable titles that should be on your summer reading list. Prepping for the Summer Reading Guide brings up an important question — what makes a book a “summer read”? What’s the perfect balance of frothy to grounded, fun to thought-provoking, or relatable to rich-people-problems?

    Today we've brought in author Jennifer Weiner, proud author of several quintessential summer reads, to discuss her criteria for a great poolside book, the upside-down and backwards season the publishing world is about to have, and her appropriately-titled new book Big Summer. 




    Click over to the podcast website for the transcript and full list of books mentioned in this episode: http://whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/234




     You can learn more about Jen’s books at jenniferweiner.com, and keep up with her on Instagram @jenniferweinerwrites and on Twitter @jenniferweiner.




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    • 43 min
    Ep 233: Escaping into someone else's story

    Ep 233: Escaping into someone else's story

    Anne explores the serious side of "escapist" fiction with reader and prison education navigator Hanan Al-Zubaidy.

    • 44 min
    Ep 232: Really good fiction is about EVERYTHING

    Ep 232: Really good fiction is about EVERYTHING

    Anne is joined by Gaithersburg mayor Jud Ashman to give you an insiders’ look at what goes into the planning and establishment of community book events.

    • 45 min
    Ep 231: Lush literary novels with page-turning appeal

    Ep 231: Lush literary novels with page-turning appeal

    Anne selects 3 well-written titles for Katy that paint a lush portrait of nature without losing that “page turning” appeal.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

GrandmaSandra ,

Love the Podcast!

I really enjoy the podcast and especially the three favourite, one not so loved and the three recommendations. My TBR list has grown so much. I can't wait for the libraries to open so I can devour some of these!

Anne Bogel is genuinely interested, is very knowledgeable and has a great conversation style. It's like I'm in the room with her and her guest.

XXJ@YYJ ,

Love the show!

My heart sings when I see a new episode pop up. It’s like being with friends chatting about books. I want to read so many of the suggestions, and am reminded of books I enjoyed and want to read again.

J_lynnne ,

My Go-To Book Podcast!

I cheris this podcast so much. It's a very well produced and edited podcast about personalized book recommendations. Each episode is a different vibe as it has a different guest with different reading tastes and preferences. On top of an already amazing premise, Anne's voice is like honey, and it's purely blissful to listen to.

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