100 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

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

    Ep 262: Butter by Asako Yuzuki translated by Polly Barton

    Ep 262: Butter by Asako Yuzuki translated by Polly Barton

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2024 Stella Prize shortlist.
    Our book of the week is Butter by Asako Yuzuki translated by Polly Barton. Described as 'a novel of food and murder' this follows Riko, a journalist, who investigates serial killer Manako Kajii.  Kajii allegedly seduced rich men with her cooking before killing them, and she encourages Riko to cook and appreciate food.  Inspired by a true story, this has been a cult Japanese best-seller. 
    Coming up: Question 7 by Richard Flanagan.
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    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie
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    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 25 min
    Ep 261: Crime Book Recommendations

    Ep 261: Crime Book Recommendations

    Anna and Annie discuss the 2024 Stella Prize Shortlist. 
    We reveal our favourite recent crime reads.  Our recommendations are:
    The Many Lies of Veronica Hawkins by Kristina Perez
    Death of a Lesser God by Vaseem Khan
    The Sleeping Nymph by Ilaria Tutti translated by Ekin Oklap
    To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey
    The Fugitives by Jamal Mahjoub
    Everyone Who Can Forgive Me is Dead by Jenny Hollander
    The Busy Body by Kemper Donovan
     
    Coming up: Question 7 by Richard Flanagan
     
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: Books On The Go
    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie
     
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz
     

    • 28 min
    Ep 260: Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead with Jenny Hollander

    Ep 260: Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead with Jenny Hollander

    A special episode: we chat with author Jenny Hollander about her debut crime novel EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD.
    Charlie Colbert is an editor at a major magazine and engaged to a publishing heir.  But she witnessed a tragedy at her elite journalism school and lied to the police 9 years ago.  Now a classmate is making a film about the events, which threatens the life Charlie has built.  This is a gripping, twisty thriller described as 'a delicious crime debut' (Red) and 'knife-sharp' (Woman's Own) and is a USA Today Bestseller.
    Jenny recommends the authors Lisa Jewel, Sarah Sheppard, Liane Moriarty and Sally Hepworth and the podcast Unreal.
    Coming up: our crime reading recommendations.
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com
     
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 21 min
    Ep 259: The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

    Ep 259: The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

    Anna and Annie discuss the inaugural Women's Prize for Non-Fiction longlist, including Anna Funder's Wifedom.
    Our book of the week is THE VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunez. This is the third in a loose trilogy after THE FRIEND and WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH. A writer, a college drop-out and a talking parrot share an apartment in New York during the Covid pandemic.  This is subtler than the first two books but we loved the mix of story and Nunez's reflections on life and writing.  
    Coming up: our Crime reading recommendations.
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    Email: booksonthegopodcast @ gmail.com
    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie
     
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 20 min
    Ep 258: Home Reading Service with Shawn Mooney

    Ep 258: Home Reading Service with Shawn Mooney

    It's the Shawn and Anna Book Club!
    Our first book is Home Reading Service by Fabio Morábito translated by Curtis Bauer. Eduardo is sentenced to a year of community service reading aloud to the elderly and disabled.  Set in Mexico, this novel is witty and poignant.  It even inspired us to discuss poetry!  And the fine line between whacky and eccentric.
    Also mentioned:
    Shawn's Bite Sized Book Chat with Stu aka Winston's Dad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PubR7KrANvE&t=40s 
    Mild Vertigo by Mieko Kanai translated by Polly Barton
    Book Club Review Podcast
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    Instagram: @abailliekaras and @shawnthebookmaniac
    Youtube: Anna Baillie-Karas and Shawn the Book Maniac
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 26 min
    Ep 257: Holiday Reading Recommendations

    Ep 257: Holiday Reading Recommendations

    Anna and Annie reveal our book recommendations for the holiday season.
    Our favourite holiday reads this year are:
    THE CLUB by Ellery Lloyd
    NOW YOU SEE US by Balli Kaur Jaswal
    WEST HEART KILL by Dann McDorman
    FLIGHT by Lynn Steger Strong
    THE LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWitt
    ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld
    Follow us!
    Email: booksonthegopodcast @ gmail.com
    Facebook: Books On The Go
    Instagram: @ abailliekaras and @ mr_annie
    Credits
    Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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!

The Dirt Farm ,

Maybe if you came out of affection for the Podcasters?

They seem like fun people and I was really looking for some insights and discussions about the book or background or some thing beyond light read… In the episode, I listen to one of the house hadn’t read the book

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

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