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Book Riot - The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of BookRiot.com

    The "It" Books of March

    The "It" Books of March

    Jeff and Rebecca pick the "it" book of March.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    The Hunter by Tana French
    Maktub by Paulo Coehlo
    Parasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi
    The Morningside by Téa Obreht
    Memory Piece by Lisa Ko
    There's Always Next Year by Hanif Abdurraqib
    Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez
    Until August by Gabriel García Márquez
    The Prisoner's Throne by Holly Black
    James by Percival Everett
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    • 44 min
    Deals, Deals Deals: February 2024 [teaser]

    Deals, Deals Deals: February 2024 [teaser]

    Jeff and Rebecca review some of the most interesting book deal announcements from the last few months.

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    • 9 min
    Simon & Schuster's Odyssey Isn't Over, National Book Awards Open Up, and More

    Simon & Schuster's Odyssey Isn't Over, National Book Awards Open Up, and More

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about LeVar Burton's book deal, opening up the National Book Awards, book banning news, and why no one should think this is the forever home for Simon & Schuster.
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    2024 is the tenth year of the Read Harder Challenge! Join us as we make our way through 24 tasks meant to expand our reading horizons and diversify our TBRs. To get book recommendations for each task, sign up for the Read Harder newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed about other cool reading challenges, readathons, and more across the bookish internet. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features, where you can connect with a community of passionate, like-minded readers in a cozy and supportive corner of the internet. Visit bookriot.com/readharder to sign up.
    Discussed in this episode:
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    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    National Book Awards open to authors who are not US citizens
    LeVar Burton Signs 2-book deal
    West Virginia House passes bill that allows prosecution of librarians
    Maryland legislators introduce the Freedom to Read Act
    ALA releases “book résumés” to help fight book bans
    Marilynne Robinson remains lovely
    KKR is in no hurry to sell S&S. But they will
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Talking DUNE

    Talking DUNE

    We are re-running an episode from our short-run podcast series Adaptation Nation on Dune, covering Frank Herbert's novel and what turned out to be part one of Denis Villaneueve's adaptation. Amanda Nelson and Jenn Northington joined Jeff for this deep dive.
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    2024 is the tenth year of the Read Harder Challenge! Join us as we make our way through 24 tasks meant to expand our reading horizons and diversify our TBRs. To get book recommendations for each task, sign up for the Read Harder newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed about other cool reading challenges, readathons, and more across the bookish internet. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features, where you can connect with a community of passionate, like-minded readers in a cozy and supportive corner of the internet. Visit bookriot.com/readharder to sign up.

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    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    Frank Herbert’s Distrust of JFK
    Hari Kunzru on Dune
    Muslim Influences in Dune
    Is Dune a White Savior Narrative?
    Sidelining Arab Voices in Dune
    Dune Book Club with Ausma Zehanat Khan
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Listener Mailbag & Personalized Recommendations [Teaser]

    Listener Mailbag & Personalized Recommendations [Teaser]

    Jeff and Rebecca dive into general questions from listeners and offer personalized recommendations, including whether any F. Scott Fitzgerald books are worth reading and what's the deal with Huck Finn?

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    • 3 min
    Coincidences, Adaptations, and Recent Reading

    Coincidences, Adaptations, and Recent Reading

    Jeff and Rebecca discuss some good listener feedback on coincidences before running through a bunch of adaptation news and then talking about recent media consumption.
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    2024 is the tenth year of the Read Harder Challenge! Join us as we make our way through 24 tasks meant to expand our reading horizons and diversify our TBRs. To get book recommendations for each task, sign up for the Read Harder newsletter. We’ll also keep you informed about other cool reading challenges, readathons, and more across the bookish internet. If you become a paid subscriber, you get even more recommendations plus community features, where you can connect with a community of passionate, like-minded readers in a cozy and supportive corner of the internet. Visit bookriot.com/readharder to sign up.
    Discussed in this episode:
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    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
     The Elly Conway “mystery” was indeed the most interesting thing about Argylle..and even that is pretty boring
    Ongoing: Publishers confirm that Spotify audiobook sales have been solid in terms of revenue & reaching new users
    Amy Adams & Jenna Ortega in talks for Klara & the Sun adaptation
    Who wants to watch the Hallmark Channel’s Jane Austen adaptations with me?
    Lifetime gets its groove back with Terry McMillan
    And I guess we’re going to do A Gentleman in Moscow
    But we will not be getting the big ACOTAR series, or maybe we will
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
882 Ratings

882 Ratings

MoabFlapjack ,

Nice to check in

I don’t listen every week, but I like to check in to see what’s going on in the world of books. Unfortunately, some of my favorite episodes are now patreon exclusives. However, there’s still good stuff here.

eugene ellie ,

Let her talk

The guy talks over the woman ALL THE TIME. PLease stop this! She is more concise and knowledgeable and he just sort of free streams his thoughts.

Reviewer34942 ,

Disappointing

This podcast dips too much into political culture war topics. Anyone outside of mainstream progressive politics would find their book discourse nauseating. Much better book podcasts out there, I’d recommend the Currently Reading podcast.

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