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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 #93 - Fresh Starts

    Well-Read Episode #93 - Fresh Starts

    • 54 min
    Well-Read Episode #92 - Balancing Our Reading Lives

    Well-Read Episode #92 - Balancing Our Reading Lives

    This week, we’re responding to a listener request to delve into our favorite bookish media and how we balance it all with our reading. We have some tips and recommendations to help you get the most out of your reading life. As always, we end with what we’re reading this week!
     
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    For Real (podcast)Underground: A Human History of the World Beneath Our Feet by Will Hunt (buy from Bookshop)Audie AwardsGet Booked (podcast)From the Front Porch (podcast)@shelfbyshelf (Instagram)Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (buy from Bookshop)Middlemarch by George Eliot (buy from Bookshop)All About Agatha (podcast)Agatha Christie booksLitsyPoirot (TV)The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (buy from Bookshop)The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (buy from Bookshop)What Should I Read Next? (podcast)Modern Mrs. Darcy (blog)When In Romance (podcast)Book Riot: The Podcast (podcast)Currently Reading (podcast)Reading Glasses (podcast)@thebookshopnashville (Instagram)@melanatedreader (Instagram)@james_travino (Instagram)Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling@wellreadblackgirl (Instagram)@parnassusbooks (Instagram)@booksaremagicbk (Instagram)Emma Straub books@ashleyspivey (Instagram)The Bachelor (TV)Go Fug Yourself (blog)@spiveysbookclub (Instagram)@hithapalepu (Instagram)@graceatwood (Instagram)Bad On Paper (podcast)@beccamfreeman (Instagram)The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (buy from Bookshop)Reese’s Book ClubRead With JennaBook of the Month@halle770 (Instagram)@ferskner (Instagram)
     
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann:  The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia (buy from Bookshop)– Prince’s Hot Chicken
    Halle: The Lost Manuscript by Cathy Bonidan (buy from Bookshop)
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Well-Read Episode #91 - Memoirs part 2

    Well-Read Episode #91 - Memoirs part 2

    Our memories may be terrible but these memoirs aren’t. We’re revisiting memoirs this week, and end with what we’re currently reading.



     
     



    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Ann’s picks:
    The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty (buy from Bookshop)– Afroculinaria (blog)– BTS (band)
    Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris (buy from Bookshop)– The New Yorker (magazine)– Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris (buy from Bookshop)– Ann Patchett books
    Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark (buy from Bookshop)– My Favorite Murder (podcast)– Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV)– Georgia Hardstark on Cooking Channel
    Halle’s picks:
    Open Book by Jessica Simpson (buy from Bookshop)– Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica (TV)– Nick Lachey (singer)– John Mayer (singer)– Dukes of Hazard (film)– Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (buy from Bookshop)
    Becoming by Michelle Obama (buy from Bookshop)– A Promised Land by Barack Obama (buy from Bookshop)
    Here For It; Or, How to Save Your Soul in America: Essays by R. Eric Thomas (buy from Bookshop)– Elle (magazine)– Bossypants by Tina Fey (buy from Bookshop)– Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham (buy from Bookshop)– Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle: Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson (buy from Bookshop)– The Women (film)
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Well-Read Episode #90 - Sports Books

    Well-Read Episode #90 - Sports Books

    Do you like sports? No? Do you like stories of drama surrounding sports? Then we have some books for you! As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Ted Lasso (TV)Friday Night Lights (TV)Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger (buy on Bookshop)Friday Night Lights (film)
    Ann’s picks:
    The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (buy on Bookshop)– Newbery Medal– YALLfest– Booked by Kwame Alexander (buy on Bookshop)
    Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (buy on Bookshop)– Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips– Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (buy on Bookshop)– Sarah MacLean books
    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (buy on Bookshop)
    Halle’s picks:
    Beartown by Fredrik Backman (buy on Bookshop)– A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (buy on Bookshop)– Beartown (TV)– Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (buy on Bookshop)– Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (buy on Bookshop)
    Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu (buy on Bookshop)– From the Front Porch (podcast)– Check, Please! series by Ngozi Ukazu
    You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (buy on Bookshop)– Megan Abbott books– Dare Me by Megan Abbott (buy on Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: First Comes Like by Alisha Rai (buy on Bookshop)– Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai (buy on Bookshop)– Modern Love series by Alisha Rai
    Halle: The Survivors by Jane Harper (buy on Bookshop)– Jane Harper books– The Likeness by Tana French (buy on Bookshop)
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    • 55 min
    Well-Read Episode #89 - Spring/Summer 2021 Preview

    Well-Read Episode #89 - Spring/Summer 2021 Preview

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Well-Read Episode #88 - Galentine's Day

    Well-Read Episode #88 - Galentine's Day

    Galentine’s Day is here! Gather your girlfriends together, or if you can’t thanks to a worldwide pandemic, pick up one of our suggestions for books about female friendships. We’ll end with what we’re reading this week.
    Books and other media mentioned in this episode:
    Parks and Recreation (TV)My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes by Hooni Kim (buy from Bookshop)Episode 77 – CookbooksBridgerton (TV)Bridgertons series by Julia QuinnMy Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (buy from Bookshop)The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante (buy from Bookshop)My Brilliant Friend (TV)
    Ann’s picks:
    The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan (buy from Bookshop)
    Stealing Home by Sherryl Woods (buy from Bookshop)– Sweet Magnolias (TV)– The Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods
    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (buy from Bookshop)– Code Name Verity series by Elizabeth Wein– Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (buy from Bookshop)
    Halle’s picks:
    The Girls from Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe (buy from Bookshop)
    The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker (buy from Bookshop)– The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (buy from Bookshop)
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (buy from Bookshop)– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (buy from Bookshop)– The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (buy from Bookshop)
    What We’re Reading This Week:
    Ann: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris (buy from Bookshop)– Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (buy from Bookshop)– Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (buy from Bookshop)–Lord Byron books
    Halle: The Push by Ashley Audrain (buy from Bookshop)– Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage (buy from Bookshop)– We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (buy from Bookshop)
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    • 52 min

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