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Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.

    Recommended By The Numbers

    Recommended By The Numbers

    In this bonus episode of Recommended, producer Jenn Northington takes us through the numbers of the past five seasons.

    BOOKS & AUTHORS DISCUSSED

    Samantha Irby

    Jeanette Winterson

    Ursula Le Guin (Changing Planes, The Left Hand of Darkness)

    Terry Pratchett (Small Gods)

    Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith)

    Dominick Dunne (People Like Us, An Inconvenient Woman)

    Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre, Villette)

    Octavia Butler (Wild Seed, Lilith’s Brood, Parable of the Sower)

    Alexandre Dumas (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo)

    Sonali Dev

    Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Zen Cho

    Becky Chambers

    • 3 min
    Wendy Xu and Tommy Pico

    Wendy Xu and Tommy Pico

    In this episode, Wendy Xu recommends Claudia Gray and Tommy Pico recommends A.R. Ammons.

    This episode is sponsored by Lanternfish Press and HMH.

    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

    BOOKS DISCUSSED

    Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

    Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

    Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

    Uprooted by Naomi Novik

    Pluto by Naoki Urasawa

    Feed by Tommy Pico

    Tape for the Turn of the Year by A.R. Ammons

    • 20 min
    Jeanette Winterson and Nafiza Azad

    Jeanette Winterson and Nafiza Azad

    In this episode, Jeanette Winterson recommends Virginia Woolf and Nafiza Azad recommends Shailja Patel.

    This episode is sponsored by Lerner Books and Wednesday Books.

    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

    BOOKS DISCUSSED

    Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

    Orlando by Virginia Woolf

    The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

    The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

    Migritude by Shailja Patel

    Fatima Asghar

    • 19 min
    Garth Nix and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Garth Nix and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    In this episode, Garth Nix recommends Alexandre Dumas and Silvia Moreno-Garcia recommends Charles Williams.

    This episode is sponsored by OwlCrate Jr, a subscription box for middle grade readers, and Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, with Fierce Reads.

    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

    BOOKS DISCUSSED

    Angel Mage by Garth Nix

    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, translated and abridged by Lowell Bair

    Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    The Hot Spot, a.k.a. Hell Hath No Fury, by Charles Williams

    Dead Calm by Charles Williams

    • 21 min
    Jami Attenberg and Valerie Valdes

    Jami Attenberg and Valerie Valdes

    In this episode, Jami Attenberg recommends Patti Smith and Valerie Valdes recommends Diana Wynne Jones.

    This episode is sponsored by The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz, new from Algonquin Young Readers, and William Morrow Paperbacks.

    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

    BOOKS DISCUSSED

    All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

    Just Kids by Patti Smith

    Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

    Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

    • 16 min
    Sonali Dev and Maris Kreizman

    Sonali Dev and Maris Kreizman

    In this episode, Sonali Dev recommends Kate Clayborn and Maris Kreizman recommends Dominick Dunne.

    This episode is sponsored by Tor Teen and Change is the only Constant by Ben Orlin, in Hardcover from Black Dog and Leventhal.

    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.

    A transcript of this episode is available here.

    BOOKS DISCUSSED

    Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

    Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn (January 28, 2020)

    Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman

    An Inconvenient Woman by Dominick Dunne

    • 20 min

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