677 episodes

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

Book Riot - The Podcast Book Riot

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 891 Ratings

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

    What Are Being Called The Best Books of the Year...So Far?

    What Are Being Called The Best Books of the Year...So Far?

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about Jeff's breakdown of a bunch of Best of 2024 So Far lists, dive into a listener-created spreadsheet of It Books, talk about Oprah's summer book club selection, and much more.
    Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
    For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter!
    Check out the Book Riot Podcast Book Page on Thriftbooks!
    This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Discussed in this episode:
    Find Other Book Riot Fans (Social Media Handle Exchange)
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    Oprah’s summer book club pick is…woof
    Goodreads’ most popular books of the year so far
    Jeff rounded up the best-of-2024-so-far lists
    Let’s talk about Sophia’s amazing It Book tracker 
    Pod newsletter with the explainer for it
    Grief is For People by Sloane Crosley
    There's Always This Year by Hanif Abdurraqib
    I'm Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself by Glynnis MacNicol
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 57 min
    Power Ranking The Books of 2014

    Power Ranking The Books of 2014

    Jeff and Rebecca rank the 10 most important, lasting, and otherwise notable books from 2014.
    Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
    For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter!
    Check out the Book Riot Podcast Book Page on Thriftbooks!
    This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Discussed in this episode:
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
    A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
    Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
    Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
    Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
    Lila by Marilynne Robinson
    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
    Milk and Honey by Rupi Kuar
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Our Literary Body Swap Wishlist [Teaser]

    Our Literary Body Swap Wishlist [Teaser]

    Jeff and Rebecca get a little unhinged imagining some of their favorite authors trying out each others' styles.
    Join us on Patreon for access to early, ad-free listening and all bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/bookriotpodcast
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 2 min
    The Season of "Best Books of The Year...So Far" Has Begun, Costco Scaling Back Book Sales, Reese Grabs the Apple Bag, and more.

    The Season of "Best Books of The Year...So Far" Has Begun, Costco Scaling Back Book Sales, Reese Grabs the Apple Bag, and more.

    Jeff and Rebecca discuss Barnes & Noble's list of the Best Books of the Year (So Far), dissect Costco's new book-selling strategy, wonder about the price Apple paid to host Reese's Book Club (Audio-only), and more.
    Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
    For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter!
    Check out the Book Riot Podcast Book Page on Thriftbooks!
    This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Discussed in this episode:
    Barnes & Noble’s best of 2024 so far
    Costco to stop selling books year-round
    US Audiobook Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2023
    Apple Books becomes official audiobooks home for Reese’s Book Club
    The Winner by Teddy Wayne
    youthjuice by E.K. Sathue
    Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck
    Greta & Valdin by Rebecca K Reilly
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 55 min
    The "It" Books of June

    The "It" Books of June

    Jeff and Rebecca decide what the "it" book of June is. Twice.
    Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
    For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter!
    This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    Discussed in this episode:
    Our new running list of books talked about on the show at Thriftbooks
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    One of Our Kind by Nicola Yoon
    youthjuice by E.K. Sathue
    Eruption by Michael Crichton and James Patterson
    God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer by Joseph Earl Thomas
    Same As It Ever Was by Claire Lombardo
    Margot's Got Money Troubles by Rufi Thorpe
    Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi
    Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood
    Cue the Sun! by Emily Nussbaum
    Lulu Dean's Little Library of Banned Books by Kirsten Miller
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 57 min
    Adaptation Nation: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY [Teaser]

    Adaptation Nation: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY [Teaser]

    Jeff and Rebecca mark the 35th anniversary of Kazuo Ishiguro's THE REMAINS OF THE DAY by revisiting the novel and the 1993 adaptation.
    Join us on patreon for access to early, ad-free listening and all bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/bookriotpodcast
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
891 Ratings

891 Ratings

ereader91 ,

Mansplaining central

I really like this pod but holy cow does Jeff know that he just plows over Rebecca 99% of the time? I don’t know how Rebecca puts up with it. This man just talks over her constantly. Like just blatantly and aggressively. It’s genuinely wild.

readinginthesouth ,

Reign it in Jeff

Jeff! Shut up and let Rebecca talk! You’re rudeness by constantly interrupting her makes listening to this podcast very unpleasant.

kaleighcurran ,

Do the hosts read these reviews?

Jeff. Please stop interrupting Rebecca. She has important things to say. Slow down and let her speak! I love the content of this show but it’s way too annoying to listen to Jeff for 90% of the podcast. Could we get a different host or rotate Jeff out every other week or something? I’d love to hear more of Rebecca’s thoughts.

Top Podcasts In Arts

The Pink House with Sam Smith
Lemonada Media
Fresh Air
NPR
The Moth
The Moth
99% Invisible
Roman Mars
Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked
Snap Judgment
The Magnus Archives
Rusty Quill

You Might Also Like

All the Books!
Book Riot
First Edition
Book Riot
Book Talk, etc.
Tina @tbretc and Hannah @hanpickedbooks
Sarah's Bookshelves Live
Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
Literally Reading
Literally Reading
Currently Reading
Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

More by Book Riot

All the Books!
Book Riot
Hey YA
Book Riot
Read or Dead
Book Riot
First Edition
Book Riot
When In Romance
Book Riot
Get Booked
Book Riot