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    • 4.4 • 890 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

    The Best-Selling Books of the Year So Far, UK Covers on Sale in the US, and More.

    The Best-Selling Books of the Year So Far, UK Covers on Sale in the US, and More.

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of the year so far, a variety of bookstore related mysteries, recent reading, and more.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    TBR! For Mother's Day! Or anyone on any day!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    US and UK Book Covers
    Lauren Groff & James McBride named to Time 100
    Knife by Salman Rushdie
    The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez
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    • 1 hr
    Summer Adaptation Preview

    Summer Adaptation Preview

    Rebecca and Jeff look ahead to notable summer adaptations, including Bridgerton, Dark Matter, House of the Dragon, and more.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    Email us (podcast at bookriot dot com) with moms, dads, and grads recommendation requests!
    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
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    • 59 min
    Selling UK Covers in the US? Plus: a PLA report, JAMES is legit, and more.

    Selling UK Covers in the US? Plus: a PLA report, JAMES is legit, and more.

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about some recent book-related travel things, do some quick adulation of James, and much more.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    How about the nugget in this piece on AI that Meta thought about buying Simon & Schuster 
    Amazon grab-and-go was a sham
    Real Americans by Rachel Khong
    The Unsettled by Ayana Mathis
    James by Percival Everett
    There's Always This Year by Hanif Abdurraqib
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Shogun, 3 Body Problem, Masters of the Air, A Gentleman in Moscow, Ripley...and Dune 2

    Shogun, 3 Body Problem, Masters of the Air, A Gentleman in Moscow, Ripley...and Dune 2

    Jeff and Rebecca check in with a selection of recent streaming adaptations (Shogun, 3 Body Problem, Masters of the Air, A Gentleman in Moscow, Ripley) and briefly discuss the year of Dune.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Book Design, Spotify Rate Rumors, a New Museum of Children's Literature, and more

    Book Design, Spotify Rate Rumors, a New Museum of Children's Literature, and more

    Sharifah Williams joins Jeff to talk about fonts of all things, plus what's going on with Spotify, the tough media landscape, and more.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    HarperCollins saves thousands of trees with small tweak to book design
    Spotify Might Be Raising Prices. Kinda Told Ya.
    New museum for Children’s literature opens in Kansas City
    What I Would Do If I Were Starting Book Riot...Today
    Jeff Commits a TikTok
    Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee
    Little Blue Truck
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    • 56 min
    The "It" Books of April

    The "It" Books of April

    Jeff and Rebecca talk about the "it" books of the month. And struggle to pronounce Amor Towles.
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    Discussed in this episode:
    First Edition!
    The Book Riot Podcast Patreon
    The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl
    Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent by Judi Dench
    The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez
    Table for Two by Amor Towles
    The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo
    Reboot by Justin Taylor
    The Real Americans by Rachel Khong
    Funny Story by Emily Henry
    The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson
    Knife by Salman Rushdie
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
890 Ratings

890 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.

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.

karadawlish ,

Loveee

I absolutely love this show! I look forward to every new release. It’s not only enjoyable, but as a Children’s Librarian it’s such an easily digestible way to keep up with what’s happening in the adult world of books & publishing without ever feeling like I’m doing more work. Great hosts & awesome info!

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