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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 #96 - Books We Can‘t Wait to Read

    Well-Read Episode #96 - Books We Can‘t Wait to Read

    We didn’t get a chance to do a publishing preview this season, but we wanted to share some books we’re excited to read soon. Ann picks three forthcoming titles and Halle went with books she didn’t have time for this year. And we end with what we’re reading this week!


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    Ann’s picks:


    The Maid by Nita Prose (buy from Bookshop)
    – Florence Pugh movies
    – Little Women (film)

    Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour (buy from Bookshop)
    – Nina LaCour books

    Body and Soul Food by Abby Collette (buy from Bookshop)
    – A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collete (buy from Bookshop)


    Halle’s picks:


    Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann (buy from Bookshop)
    – From the Front Porch (podcast)
    – Succession (TV)

    Battle Royal by Lucy Parker (buy from Bookshop)

    Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (buy from Bookshop)


    What We’re Reading This Week:


    Ann: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (buy from Bookshop)

    Halle: Bullet Train by Kōtarō Isaka (buy from Bookshop)
    – Brad Pitt movies


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    Well-Read Episode #95 -People are the Most Terrifying of All

    Well-Read Episode #95 -People are the Most Terrifying of All

    Our annual Halloween episode is back – and so are we! We have some major life updates and books that show that people are much scarier than the paranormal. As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.



     

    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:


    Episode 77 – Cookbooks!


    Ann’s picks:


    There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (buy from Bookshop)
    – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (buy from Bookshop)
    – Scream (film)
    – There’s Someone Inside Your House (TV)
    – The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins (buy from Bookshop)

    Knife by Jø Nesbo (buy from Bookshop)
    – Harry Hole series by Jø Nesbo

    The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (buy from Bookshop)
    – Episode 1 – Beach Reads
    – The Talented Mr. Ripley (film)


    Halle’s picks:


    Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger (buy from Bookshop)
    – Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (buy from Bookshop)

    The Silence of the White City by Eva García Sáenz (buy from Bookshop)
    – Tana French books
    – Jane Harper books

    The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (buy from Bookshop)


    What We’re Reading This Week:


    Ann: When Things Get Dark edited by Ellen Datlow (buy from Bookshop)
    – Shirley Jackson books
    – Ellen Datlow books
    – Joyce Carol Oates books
    – Josh Malerman books
    – Carmen Maria Machado books
    – Paul Tremblay books
    – Kelly Link books
    – Elizabeth Hand books
    – Cassandra Khaw books
    – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (buy from Bookshop)
    – “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson (buy from Bookshop)

    Halle: The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang (buy from Bookshop)
    – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (buy from Bookshop)


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    Another update from Halle

    Another update from Halle

    Hi all  - Due to a death in Ann's family, we will be taking a brief break for the next month. Thanks and happy reading!

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    Well-Read Episode # 95.5 - An update from Halle

    Well-Read Episode # 95.5 - An update from Halle

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    Well-Read Episode #94 -Book Pairings

    Well-Read Episode #94 -Book Pairings

    Thanks to a fabulous listener suggestion (hi Rikke!), we’re pairing books that inform each other or benefit from reading them back-to-back. What books would you pair up? As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.


     


    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:


    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (buy from Bookshop)
    Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (buy from Bookshop)
    My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (buy from Bookshop)
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (buy from Bookshop)


    Ann’s picks:


    The Seducer’s Diary by Søren Kierkegaard (buy from Bookshop) and Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen (buy from Bookshop) and BONUS City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (buy from Bookshop)
    – Either/Or by Søren Kierkegaard (buy from Bookshop)
    – Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (buy from Bookshop)
    – Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen (buy from Bookshop)

    Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson (buy from Bookshop) and Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (buy from Bookshop)

    The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (buy from Bookshop) and Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (buy from Bookshop)
    – Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
    – Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood
    – Miss Marple (TV)
    – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV)


    Halle’s picks:


    Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley (buy from Bookshop) and The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (buy from Bookshop)
    – Lady Astronaut Universe series by Mary Robinette Kowal

    Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason (buy from Bookshop) and Chemistry by Weike Wang (buy from Bookshop)

    The Push by Ashley Audrain (buy from Bookshop) and Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips (buy from Bookshop)
    – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (buy from Bookshop)
    – An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (buy from Bookshop)
    – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (buy from Bookshop)
    – Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (buy from Bookshop)


    What We’re Reading This Week:


    Ann: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams (buy from Bookshop)
    – The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard (buy from Bookshop)
    – Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (buy from Bookshop)

    Halle: The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell (buy from Bookshop)


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    Well-Read Episode #93 - Fresh Starts

    Well-Read Episode #93 - Fresh Starts

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Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

flanmarie ,

Excellent

Love listening to Ann and Halle talk about the books they are reading. They are such good company and have introduced me to so many books and authors I didn’t know I wanted to read - only downside is that I now have so many more books on my ‘to be read’ shelf !!

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