8 episodes

Rachel and Áine are two bookworms with two very important questions for their guests; what book do you think everyone should read and why? Coming up this season, we've eight wonderful guests from the world of books to answer those very questions.
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I Think You Should Read Rachel O'Neill and Áine O'Connell

    • Arts
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Rachel and Áine are two bookworms with two very important questions for their guests; what book do you think everyone should read and why? Coming up this season, we've eight wonderful guests from the world of books to answer those very questions.
You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
Instagram
Twitter
Bluesky
Áine's Bookstagram
Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Patrick Freyne thinks you should read A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Patrick Freyne thinks you should read A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Have you got your towel with you? Áine and Rachel chat to Patrick Freyne, Irish Times journalist, writer and all-round froody guy about Douglas Adams’ iconic sci-fi comedy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Digressions include but are not limited to growing up in Ireland in the 1980s, the importance of humour and why anything lacking humour is not to be trusted and Áine's love for Marvin.
    You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Bluesky
    Áine's Bookstagram
    Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Áine O'Connell and Rachel O'Neill. Our co-producer is Niall Thompson. 
    Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.
    The theme song is Broken Tune by SouljaUnit.
    Special thanks to Hannah McCarthy and Megan Brady at Acast.

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    • 1 hr
    Sophie White thinks you should read The Breathing Method

    Sophie White thinks you should read The Breathing Method

    Writer, podcaster and all-round legend Sophie White joined us for a chat to really get into The Breathing Method, a short novella by the master of horror Stephen King. We’re telling you nothing else because this is a novella - and episode - that it’s better to go into knowing absolutely nothing about what happens next! 
    Content warnings for this episode include: freak accidental death, car accidents, pregnancy and childbirth. 
    You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Bluesky
    Áine's Bookstagram
    Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Áine O'Connell and Rachel O'Neill. Our co-producer is Niall Thompson. 
    Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.
    The theme song is Broken Tune by SouljaUnit.
    Special thanks to Hannah Connolly and Megan Brady at Acast.

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    • 56 min
    Mark O'Connell thinks you should read The Adversary

    Mark O'Connell thinks you should read The Adversary

    We chat to award-winning writer and essayist Mark O’Connell about the book he thinks everyone should read: The Adversary by Emmanuel Carreré. A chilling true-crime story about notorious murderer Jean-Claude Romand, The Adversary served as inspiration for O’Connell in writing his most recent work, the critically acclaimed A Thread of Violence. Join Mark, Rachel and Áine for a chat about true crime, the nature of evil and the stories we tell ourselves. It’s more craic than it sounds. 
    Content warnings for this episode include: murder, assault, infidelity. 
    You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Bluesky
    Áine's Bookstagram
    Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Áine O'Connell and Rachel O'Neill. Our co-producer is Niall Thompson. 
    Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.
    The theme song is Broken Tune by SouljaUnit.
    Special thanks to Hannah Connolly and Megan Brady at Acast.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 54 min
    Aoife Martin thinks you should read Winter's Bone

    Aoife Martin thinks you should read Winter's Bone

    Activist Aoife Martin speaks to us about Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell, a novel guaranteed to make you feel cold even in the middle of summer. Set in the Ozark mountains, the novel is both action-packed and deceptively deep! We also use the term bleak approximately 4 million times.
    Books we recommend in this episode:
    How to Build a Boat by Elaine Feeney
    As You Were by Elaine Feeney
    Jewish Space Lasers by Mike Rothschild
    The Storm is Upon Us by Mike Rothschild
    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
    Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
    Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keeffe
    Woe to Live on by Daniel Woodrell
    The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
    You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Bluesky
    Áine's Bookstagram
    Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Áine O'Connell and Rachel O'Neill. Our co-producer is Niall Thompson. 
    Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.
    The theme song is Broken Tune by SouljaUnit.
    Special thanks to Hannah Connolly and Megan Brady at Acast.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 53 min
    Catherine Prasifka thinks you should read A Girl's Story

    Catherine Prasifka thinks you should read A Girl's Story

    "Your feelings will make you insane!"
    Novelist Catherine Prasifka joins us to chat about Annie Ernaux’s intense work of non-fiction, A Girl’s Story, as well as the nature of memory and the horrors of being a teenage girl! Catherine is the author of NONE OF THIS IS SERIOUS, and the recently released THIS IS HOW YOU REMEMBER IT, both of which slap and are well worth a read.
    Content warnings include: sexual assault 
    RECOMMENDATIONS THIS WEEK
    The Book of Love by Kelly Link
    If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution by Vincent Bevins
    Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys
    Jerusalem the Golden by Margaret Drabble
    You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Bluesky
    Áine's Bookstagram
    Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Áine O'Connell and Rachel O'Neill. Our co-producer is Niall Thompson. 
    Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.
    The theme song is Broken Tune by SouljaUnit.
    Special thanks to Hannah Connolly and Megan Brady at Acast.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 49 min
    Steve O'Rourke thinks you should read My Name is Red

    Steve O'Rourke thinks you should read My Name is Red

    Steve O’Rourke is the author of the acclaimed memoir “And A Bang on the Ear”. He chats to us about our second Nobel Prize winner of the season, the experimental Turkish novel, My Name Is Red. 
    Book recommendations this week!
    Shark Heart: A Love Story by Emily Habeck
    The List by Yomi Adegoke
    Yellowface by RF Kuang (banger)
    None Of This Is Serious by friend of the pod Catherine Prasifka
    Babel by RF Kuang
    The White Castle, also by Orhan Pamuk
    The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
    You can follow us on a multitude of social media platforms;
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Bluesky
    Áine's Bookstagram
    Want to get in touch? Drop us an email at ithinkyoushouldreadpodcast@gmail.com
    This podcast is hosted and produced by Áine O'Connell and Rachel O'Neill. Our co-producer is Niall Thompson. 
    Our logo is by the exceptionally talented Design Wright. You can find her shop here.
    The theme song is Broken Tune by SouljaUnit.
    Special thanks to Hannah Connolly and Megan Brady at Acast.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Sceptical Joe ,

Loving these book chats

Great conversations, can’t get enough of these. Enjoying episodes where I haven’t read the book just as much as the those where I know the books well!

EarthToNiamh ,

A Brilliant Listen

Really engaging and easy to listen to, the hosts have wonderful chemistry which really lends itself to the format. I can tell by the first episode alone that this will be a new favourite, can’t wait to hear the rest of the season!

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