32 episodes

Which book had an impact on your life? Hosts Allison Dunnings and Becky Graham discuss just that with their guests, celebrating the love of reading, with real people and real books, both critically acclaimed and slated. Listeners are encouraged to read along and join the journey through the libraries of friends newly discovered. Apply to be a guest at http://yowpod.com
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Your Own Words Allison Dunnings and Becky Graham

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Which book had an impact on your life? Hosts Allison Dunnings and Becky Graham discuss just that with their guests, celebrating the love of reading, with real people and real books, both critically acclaimed and slated. Listeners are encouraged to read along and join the journey through the libraries of friends newly discovered. Apply to be a guest at http://yowpod.com
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    The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita

    The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita

    Following a heartfelt tribute to the NHS, we chat to guest Geoffrey Bunting about a really really nice book: The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita.
    Find Geoffrey's work at geoffreybunting.co.uk and follow him on instagram @geoffrey_bunting and twitter @geoffreyreads
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

    We're adding another dystopian drama to our shelves, discussing Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go with our guest, Camille. Light topics abound, such as "what does it mean to be human?"
    Follow @camilleandacupoftea on instagram and @Camilleinez on Twitter
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

    Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

    Come with us and our guest Jenn Alice Reid on a journey into Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation, where nothing is what it seems...
    Follow @jennalicereid on twitter and check out her podcast @ihateyourtaste wherever you pod.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    Do you like classic Victorian novels, The Gilmore Girls, and attics? If so, this is an episode you don't want to miss. Our guest is Rachel Foss, host of Gilmore Girls podcast Welcome to Stars Hollow, and her book of choice is the one and only Jane Eyre. You're in for a whole lot of laughter, a poignant tale of finding just the right book at just the right time, and, of course, some shouting at the patriarchy.
    Follow Welcome to Stars Hollow on instagram at @starshollowpod and listen wherever you pod.
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    • 58 min
    Atonement by Ian McEwan

    Atonement by Ian McEwan

    This absolute delight of an episode takes us from a trainwreck of an introduction, to a whirlwind conversation with guest Heidi Cullip, within which we discuss the merits of English sparkling wine, why no one wants to see your dick pic, and just how much we hate Briony Tallis.
    Find Heidi at heidionthelees.co.uk
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

    How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

    We return to the world of Young Adult Fiction with guest Aisling Gallagher who chats to us about her Goodreads obsession, Meg Rosoff's prize winning How I Live Now, and what it's like to read a dystopian novel in the midst of a global pandemic...
    Find Aisling on Goodreads
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

LucindaKate23 ,

Bookworm heaven

Witty, eloquent and insightful - Allison, Becky and their guests somehow manage to explain my own thoughts and opinions on the books in a more articulate manner than I could ever achieve. It’s definitely inspired me to read more, re-read old favourites and think about them from a different perspective. With an incredible array of books and genres already covered, I can’t wait to see (hear) what’s next...!

Laylalyall ,

New favourite podcast

An informative and intelligent podcast with a personal edge. It will make you fall in love with reading, or fall in love with reading all over again if its been a while since you've sat down with a good book! Wonderful to hear about the books that moved people and changed their lives and why, from two funny, entertaining, brilliant hosts!

RWE EMMA ,

Love it

A book club in yours ears ❤️

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