13 episodes

A new chapter for blogger Louise Cooney, who fronts her first podcast series with GoLoud. In this weekly podcast Louise sits down for honest conversations with some of Ireland and the UK's most well-known personalities to discuss life lessons, the escapism of reading and a love of literature in Louise Cooney's Open Book, a GoLoud Original Podcast.

Louise Cooney's Open Book GoLoud

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

A new chapter for blogger Louise Cooney, who fronts her first podcast series with GoLoud. In this weekly podcast Louise sits down for honest conversations with some of Ireland and the UK's most well-known personalities to discuss life lessons, the escapism of reading and a love of literature in Louise Cooney's Open Book, a GoLoud Original Podcast.

    Chapter 12: Book Lovers 📖

    Chapter 12: Book Lovers 📖

    Louise gives an inside insight into her thirtieth birthday bash as she sits down with producer Sarah for their bi-weekly, book-related catch up.
    The Queen’s death is in both of their bad books though they’re divided on the latest book club read and the benefits of vegetarian dating. PLUS the cosmic reading you might be surprised to find on Sarah’s bookshelf… If you have any book recommendations, feedback or questions, you can email the podcast at openbook@goloudnow.com.
    Join the book club and read along with the latest selection at @louisesbookclub on Instagram and follow the girls while you're there at @louisecooney_ and @sarahmaddening.


    Book List:

    You’ll Never See Daylight Again, Michaella mccollum

    SAS Survival Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere, John Wiseman

    Attached, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

    Astrology for Real Relationships, Jessica Lanyadoo and T. Greenaway

    Book Lovers, Emily Henry

    Cassandra at the Wedding, Dorothy Baker

    There’s Been a Little Incident, Alice Ryan

    Hide and Seek, Andrea Mara

    • 41 min
    Chapter 11: Nathan Anthony AKA Bored of Lunch 📖

    Chapter 11: Nathan Anthony AKA Bored of Lunch 📖

    In this food focused episode, Louise chats to social media sensation Nathan Anthony, better known as @boredoflunch! As well as cookbook recommendations and recipe tips, Nathan shares with Louise the plot twist that brought him from a career in finance to online fame with food, how he's finally closed the book on self-doubt and why personal growth is a page worth turning.

    If you have any book recommendations, questions or feedback you can email the podcast at openbook@goloudnow.com.

    Join the book club and read along with our latest selection at @louisesbookclub on Instagram and follow Louise and Nathan at @louisecooney_ and @boredoflunch.

    Book List:
    Bored of Lunch: Slowcooker, Nathan Anthony
    James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
    Matilda, Roald Dahl
    The Witches, Roald Dahl
    You'll Never See Daylight Again, Michaella McCollum
    I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai

    • 41 min
    Chapter 10: Closing Books 📖

    Chapter 10: Closing Books 📖

    In this episode, Louise Cooney and her producer Sarah Madden catch up on Louise's whirlwind trip to Venice, chat about why they're done with toxic dieting and "horrid" festivals and also swap their favourite recent reads.
    If you have any book recommendations, feedback or questions, you can email the podcast at openbook@goloudnow.com.
    Join the book club and read along with the latest selection "Book Lovers" by Emily Henry at @louisesbookclub on Instagram and follow the girls as well while you're there at @louisecooney_ and @sarahmaddening.

    Book List:
    The Female Factor, Hazel Wallace
    The Promise, Damon Galgut
    Book Lovers, Emily Henry
    Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
    The God of Small Things, Arundathi Roy

    • 33 min
    Chapter 9: Melanie Murphy 📖

    Chapter 9: Melanie Murphy 📖

    Louise chats to Melanie Murphy this week as the author and YouTube star launches her new book, Glasshouses. Between onion ring engagements, ditching the drink, and happiness being life's greatest plot twist - this is a not to be missed conversation, where online followers become IRL friends.

    Book List:

    Glass Houses, Melanie Murphy

    Matilda, Roald Dahl

    Moby Dick, Herman Melville

    On Writing, Stephen King

    Lost Connections, Johann Harri

    The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

    One Day, David Nicholls

    Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

    Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling

    Lord of the Rings Series, J. R. R. Tolkien

    12 Rules For Life, Jordan Peterson

    Again Rachel, Marian Keyes

    Rachel’s Holiday, Marian Keyes

    • 44 min
    Chapter 8: Back to the books 📖

    Chapter 8: Back to the books 📖

    It’s back to school for Louise and Sarah this week as they remember their teen book loves, share a tough review of the latest book club read and make time for a natter about the housing crisis, table manners and the best of Irish TV too.

    Book List:

    This week Louise and Sarah

    Playing Nice, by J.P. Delaney

    The Murder Rule, Dervla McTiernan

    Sorrow and Bliss, Meg Mason

    Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

    It ends with us, Colleen Hoover

    It starts with us, Colleen Hoover

    Verity, Colleen Hoover

    Book Lovers, Emily Henry

    Beach Read, Emily Henry

    You and Me on Vacation, Emily Henry

    L.A. Candy, Lauren Conrad

    Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

    Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer

    Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins

    Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James

    Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Louise Rennison

    Glass Houses, Melanie Murphy

    The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

    @mista_osullivan

    • 30 min
    Chapter 7: Rosanna Davison 📖

    Chapter 7: Rosanna Davison 📖

    Louise is joined this week by someone she admires greatly, Former Miss World and "When Dreams Come True" author, Rosanna Davison.
    In this chat, Rosanna gets vulnerable about her struggle with fertility and miscarriage, opens up about her strong relationship with husband Wes and wows Louise with the enormous efforts she's going to to help her Ukrainian former surrogate find a safe home.

    Book List:
    When dreams come true, Rosanna Davison
    Eat yourself fit, Rosanna Davison
    Eat yourself beautiful, Rosanna Davison
    Spot the dog, Eric Hill
    Enduring love, Ian McEwan
    Snow, John Banville
    Perfume, Patrick Süskind
    House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
    Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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