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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

Books On The Go Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

    Ep 197: Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas

    Ep 197: Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas

    Anna and Annie discuss the New York Times Best Books of 2021.
    Our book of the week is Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas, the multi-award winning author of The Slap, Barracuda and Damascus. This novel centres on a man writing a book about a retired porn star and seeking beauty in the world.  'A scorching, mythic work with a heart of the sweetest intimacy' (Helen Garner on point as always), we loved it.
    Coming up: Permafrost by S J Norman.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz 

    • 31 min
    Ep 196: Our Top 10 Books of 2021

    Ep 196: Our Top 10 Books of 2021

    Anna, Amanda and Annie pick our top ten books of 2021.
    Our favourite reads (in no particular order) were:
    1.  Moth by Melody Razak
    2. Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
    3. The Magician by Colm Toíbín
    4. Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
    5. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
    6. The Luminous Solution by Charlotte Wood
    7. The Promise by Damon Galgut
    8. Assembly by Natasha Brown
    9. Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas
    10. The False Rose by Jacob Wegelius translated by Peter Graves.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 46 min
    Ep 195: The Promise by Damon Galgut

    Ep 195: The Promise by Damon Galgut

    Anna and Amanda discuss the Costa Book Awards Shortlists.
    Our book of the week is The Promise by Damon Galgut, winner of the 2021 Booker Prize. This novel follows the crash and burn of a White South African family over a generation, against the backdrop of a changing country. A worthy winner, Amanda also recommends the audiobook narrated by Peter Noble.
    Coming up: 7 1/2 by Christos Tsiolkas and our Top 10 Books of 2021.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 22 min
    Ep 194: The Magician by Colm Tóibín

    Ep 194: The Magician by Colm Tóibín

    Anna and Annie discuss the winners of the Goldsmiths Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize and the National Book Awards.
    Our book of the week is The Magician by multi-award winning author Colm Tóibín. His latest novel, based on the life of Thomas Mann, is a New York Times Notable Book, a Best Book of Fall 2021 (Time) and described as an 'ode to a 20th-century genius' (O Magazine).  We loved it.
    Coming up: The Promise by Damon Galgut.
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 26 min
    Ep 193: Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

    Ep 193: Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

    Anna and Annie discuss The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak.  Shafak is an award-winning Turkish-British novelist whose previous novel 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World was short-listed for the Booker Prize.  We loved this latest novel set in Cyprus and London and featuring a sassy fig tree.
    Coming up: The Magician by Colm Tóibín. 
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    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 14 min
    Ep 192: Bewilderment by Richard Powers

    Ep 192: Bewilderment by Richard Powers

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2021 Booker Prize winner The Promise by Damon Galgut.
    Our book of the week is Bewilderment by Richard Powers, the follow up to his Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Overstory and also shortlisted for the Booker Prize. This is a story about a father and son which touches on mass extinction and science fiction. It's an instant New York Times best-seller, an Oprah's Book Club Selection and long-listed for the 2021 National Book Award and 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.  But what did Anna and Annie think?
    Coming up: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak.
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

mollie nd ,

A staple books podcast

This is my go to podcast for books, I wish it lasted hours and hours and hours. Anything with a positive review from these two is a trust worthy read as they don’t do fluff. All the stars, thank you for such fab work!

Michelle Bernstein ,

A fun, informative book podcast

As an adult who recently became visually impaired, I have become increasingly reliant upon podcasts
to learn about new releases and backlist titles. Books on the Go is one of my favorite podcasts and I
I look forward to listening to each week. Anna, Annie and Amanda's enthusiasm for books and thoughtful conversations are a joy to hear. As an American, I learn about intriguing Australian books (which unfortunately are not always available in audiobook format in the U.S.). However, many of the titles discussed are accessible to me, and I have enjoyed listening to the spirited book discussions after I have read the book. I recommended the discussion on "Warlight" to a friend who was leading a book group discussion on that title, and she found it very helpful and was happy to hear some of her thoughts about the novel echoed in the episode. Just a terrific podcast by three engaging women.
Thanks for this weekly audio treat. Michelle

Jo rox so much ,

Books on the go podcast

This is one of the best books podcast I listen to. It’s never too long, the books chosen always seem to be of interest, and it’s a great source to hear about new authors. Highly recommended.

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