269 episodes

What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

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What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

    Ep 267: Lush, beautiful, and a pleasure to read

    Ep 267: Lush, beautiful, and a pleasure to read

    Our guest today is an economist and literature enthusiast based in London, England. A well-traveled reader in every sense, Stephanie De Mel has lived on multiple continents and combines her love of travel and books in her Reading the World Challenge. Steph’s sense of curiosity informs her book choices and her broad reading tastes challenge Anne to recommend three books to suit.

    Steph also shares how she applies her analytical tendencies to her reading life–looking at her bookish data while focusing on quality over quantity.

    Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/267 for a full transcript of the show and to see the list of titles mentioned.




    Connect with Stephanie on Instagram @thebookisheconomist.




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    • 55 min
    Ep 266: Ask Anne Anything: Re-reads, reviews, and recommendation regrets

    Ep 266: Ask Anne Anything: Re-reads, reviews, and recommendation regrets

    Readers, it’s the 5th anniversary of What Should I Read Next! Today I'm answering YOUR questions about WSIRN's behind-the-scenes, my personal reading life, and so much more. Thank you for submitting such thoughtful and fun questions! I did my best to answer as many as possible, and you can find answers to frequently asked questions linked in the show notes below. Happy reading!

    -Anne




    Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/266 to see the full list of titles discussed, an episode transcript, and more.




    Where to find Anne online:

    • The What Should I Read Next newsletter

    • What Should I Read Next on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

    • Anne on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

    • Anne's blog Modern Mrs Darcy

    • What Should I Read Next Patreon community

    • Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club

    • What Should I Read Next Youtube




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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 265: 10 questions to ask yourself about your reading life

    Ep 265: 10 questions to ask yourself about your reading life

    Anne talks with Laura Tremaine, host of the podcast 10 Things to Tell You, to do a little literary introspection.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 264: Compulsively readable literary fiction

    Ep 264: Compulsively readable literary fiction

    Anne's challenge today is to share recommendations for books with unique and artful structures.

    Today's guest is a Chicago-based mood reader with a contagious love of books. When Anna Morton isn't working or volunteering for the Art Institute of Chicago, she's reading “compulsively readable literary fiction,” a term Anne fondly coined for books with the perfect combination of page-turning plot and stunning prose. 

    Reading is also a family affair for Anna, who proudly plays the role of “literary commissioner” for their Literary Christmas tradition, which Anne eager to implement with her family now — and maybe you will too!




    Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/264 to see the full list of titles discussed, an episode transcript, and more.




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    • 46 min
    Ep 263: It's okay to quit reading

    Ep 263: It's okay to quit reading

    Today’s guest also loves giving recommendations—to her boss, to her mom, and to strangers standing in the book aisle at Target. For Jenica Salazar, nothing is more satisfying than recommending the right book to the right reader. But today, she’s here for a little bit of literary therapy for herself. Anne chats with Jenica about a common bookworm problem: the guilt of giving up on a book that’s just not keeping your attention. They're also working out reading routines and making Jenica's reading life run more smoothly.

    Visit the podcast website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/263 to see the full list of titles discussed, an episode transcript, and more.




    Thanks to today's sponsors:


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    • 48 min
    Wondery presents Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound

    Wondery presents Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound

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    Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. 

    Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv Devoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of the New Jack sound would come at a cost, and not everyone would make it to the top. From Wondery and Universal Music Group, Jacked is a story of friendship, gangsters, double-crosses, and big dreams.

    • 4 min

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