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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 #80 - The Great Outdoors

    Well-Read Episode #80 - The Great Outdoors

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Well-Read Episode # 79 - Campus Novels

    Well-Read Episode # 79 - Campus Novels

    If we can't go back to school in September, we can at least live it through campus novels! We share some of our favorites and what we're reading this week.

    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

    Ann’s picks:

    Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (buy from Bookshop)- Leigh Bardugo books- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (buy from Bookshop)
    Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher (buy from Bookshop)- The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher (buy from Bookshop)- C.S. Lewis books
    Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (buy from Bookshop)- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (buy from Bookshop)- Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (buy from Bookshop)- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (buy from Bookshop)- Landline by Rainbow Rowell (buy from Bookshop)

    Halle’s picks:

    Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas (buy from Bookshop)
    Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (buy from Bookshop)- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
    Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz (buy from Bookshop)- Admission (film)- Admission by Julie Buxbaum (buy from Bookshop)

    What We’re Reading This Week:

    Ann: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd (buy from Bookshop)- Charles Dickens books- The Deep by Rivers Solomon (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle: Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby (buy from Bookshop)

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    • 54 min
    Well-Read Episode #78 - Fall/Winter 2020 Preview

    Well-Read Episode #78 - Fall/Winter 2020 Preview

    We love bringing you previews of books we’re so excited about! Listen in for the books we’re looking forward to this fall and winter.
     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Jennifer Weiner booksBig Summer by Jennifer Weiner (buy from Bookshop)The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (buy from Bookshop)Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (buy from Bookshop)
    Ann’s picks:
    Eat a Peach by David Chang (releases September 8) (buy from Bookshop)– Momofuku Noodle Bar– David Chang filmography
    The Searcher by Tana French (releases October 6) (buy from Bookshop)– The Witch Elm by Tana French (buy from Bookshop)– Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French
    Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (releases October 6) (buy from Bookshop)– Rumaan Alam books
    The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (releases October 13) (buy from Bookshop)
    Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (releases October 20) (buy from Bookshop)
    White Ivy by Susie Yang  (releases November 3) (buy from Bookshop)
    The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard (releases January 19) (buy from Bookshop)– The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard (buy from Bookshop)– Upstairs Downstairs (TV)– Parasite (film)– @notyourmommashistory on Instagram
    In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce  (releases January 19) (buy from Bookshop)– My Favorite Murder (podcast)
    Halle’s picks:
    When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole  (releases September 1) (buy from Bookshop)– Get Out (film)– Alyssa Cole books– “Alyssa Cole’s New Thriller Looks at Gentrification in Brooklyn” (Buzzfeed article)
    His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie (releases September 1) (buy from Bookshop)– Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
    One by One by Ruth Ware (releases September 8) (buy from Bookshop)– The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (buy from Bookshop)
    Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar (releases September 15) (buy from Bookshop)
    Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (releases September 15) (buy from Bookshop)– Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (buy from Bookshop)– The Deep by Rivers Solomon (buy from Bookshop)– The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (releases September 22) (buy from Bookshop)– The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi (buy from Bookshop)– Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (buy from Bookshop)
    Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (releases October 6) (buy from Bookshop)– Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (buy from Bookshop)
    The Cold Millions by Jess Walter (releases October 27) (buy from Bookshop)– Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (buy from Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (buy from Bookshop)– Jane the Virgin (TV)– Ugly Betty (TV)
    Halle: Atomic Love by Jennie Fields (buy from Bookshop)– A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette (buy from Bookshop)– Book of the Month Club– Kate Atkinson books
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Well-Read Episode #77 - Cookbooks!

    Well-Read Episode #77 - Cookbooks!

    This week….welcome to Well-FED! Haha! Based on a listener suggestion, we’re discussing and cooking from some cookbooks we enjoy, along with our special guest, Halle’s boyfriend Jeremy! Plus what we’re reading this week.
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 74 – Our Favorite Bookish Places
    Ann’s picks:
    Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook (buy from Bookshop)– Jerusalem by Yottom Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (buy from Bookshop)– Zahav (restaurant)
    Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More by Hsiao-Ching Chou (buy from Bookshop)– @madhungry on Instagram– Martha Stewart Living– The Food of Sichuan by Fuchsia Dunlop (buy from Bookshop)
    Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks (buy from Bookshop)– Bravetart (blog)– Serious Eats– The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt (buy from Bookshop)– @bravetart on Instagram
    Halle and Jeremy’s picks:
    Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes From My African American Kitchen by Alexander Smalls (buy from Bookshop)– Minton’s Playhouse (restaurant)
    My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes by Hooni Kim (buy from Bookshop)– Daniel (restaurant)– Masa (restaurant)– Danji (restaurant)– Hanjan (restaurant)
    A Blissful Feast: Culinary Adventures in Italy’s Piedmont, Maremma, and Le Marche by Teresa Lust (buy from Bookshop)– The Great British Bakeoff (TV)– Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: Evelina by Frances Burney (buy from Bookshop)– Jane Austen books
    Halle: The Comeback by Ella Berman (buy from Bookshop)– Jennifer Lawrence filmography– Darren Aronofsky filmography
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Well-Read Episode #76 - Tackling Our TBRs Part II

    Well-Read Episode #76 - Tackling Our TBRs Part II

    We love assigning each other books, so this week we picked books from each other’s massive TBRs (that’s “to be read”) so we could finally check them off our lists. Opinions ensue. We’ll end with what we’re reading this week!
     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
     
    Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (buy from Bookshop)Episode 29 – Tackling Our TBRsALA RUSA CODES Reading List
     
    Ann’s picks:
    A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (buy from Bookshop)– V.E. Schwab books– Victoria Schwab books– Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab– The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (releases October 6) (buy from Bookshop)
    The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (buy from Bookshop)– Maise Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear– Perveen Mistry series by Sujata Massey
    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (buy from Bookshop)– Kate Atkinson books– A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle’s picks:
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (buy from Bookshop)– Episode 8 – Back to School– The Witch Elm by Tana French (buy from Bookshop)
    These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer (buy from Bookshop)– Jane Austen books– The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (buy from Bookshop)
    The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (buy from Bookshop)– The Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin– The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (buy from Bookshop)– The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (buy from Bookshop)– The Inheritence trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe (releases September 29) (buy from Bookshop)– The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (buy from Bookshop)– Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (buy from Bookshop)– Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle: Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul (buy from Bookshop)
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Well-Read Episode #75 - What We Read On Our Summer Vacation

    Well-Read Episode #75 - What We Read On Our Summer Vacation

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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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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