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He Read She Read is the podcast where a couple of married bookworms discuss what they’re reading and learning. Each week, Curtis and Chelsey talk about book-nerd topics, book recommendations, or their most recent buddy read. Listen with your spouse, partner, or best friend and enhance your reading life together.

He Read She Read Curtis and Chelsey

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He Read She Read is the podcast where a couple of married bookworms discuss what they’re reading and learning. Each week, Curtis and Chelsey talk about book-nerd topics, book recommendations, or their most recent buddy read. Listen with your spouse, partner, or best friend and enhance your reading life together.

    Episode 66: Reading goals (or intentions) and the books on our TBR list for 2021

    Episode 66: Reading goals (or intentions) and the books on our TBR list for 2021

    New year, same nerdy readers. We’re talking about what we learned about our reading lives last year, and what we’re planning for 2021. Plus, we share which books are on our priority TBR lists. We’re still adjusting to a new recording space set-up since Curtis got back from deployment, so bear with us as we calibrate some background noise.
     
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    Curtis:
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff
    Alone at Dawn by Dan Schilling and Lori Longfritz
    Three Ring Circus by Jeff Pearlman
    Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson 
    Grant by Ron Chernow
    Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
    Name of the Wind (anniversary edition) by Patrick Rothfuss
    The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
    The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K Jemisin
     
    Chelsey: 
    You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
    Euphoria by Lily King
    The Pleasing Hour by Lily King
    Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward 
    A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
     
    Recommendations of the week:
    Curtis - Ted Lasso
    Chelsey - Bridgerton

    • 42 min
    Episode 65: Fifteen Favorite Books of 2020

    Episode 65: Fifteen Favorite Books of 2020

    Curtis is back! Today we’re sharing our favorite books of 2020, plus an overview of how the circumstances of this year affected our reading lives. How would you describe your reading life this year?
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    Curtis:
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    Know My Name by Chanel Miller
    On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
    The Only Plane In The Sky by Garrett M. Graff
    Alone At Dawn by Dan Schilling and Lori Longfritz
    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
     
    Chelsey: 
    A Princess for Christmas by Jenny Holiday
    Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
    Would I Lie to the Duke by Eva Leigh
    Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
    Writers & Lovers by Lily King
    Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    Beach Read by Emily Henry
    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    Here for It by R. Eric Thomas
    The Undocumented Americans by Carla Cornejo Villavicencio
    84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
     
    Recommendations of the week:
    The Queen's Gambit on Netflix // Book version
    The Flight Attendant on HBO Max // Book version

    • 51 min
    Episode 64: We like big books (sometimes)

    Episode 64: We like big books (sometimes)

    Today we’re talking about BIG books. Books that are 500 pages or more. We’ll share which tomes are on our TBR lists and which ones we’ve read and loved. 
     
    To find a list of every title we mention in today’s episode, go to hereadsheread.org/podcast for show notes. 
     
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    Curtis:
    Three Ring Circus by Jeff Pearlman
    Gunslinger by Jeff Pearlman
    The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (1,008 pages)
    Executive Orders by Tom Clancy (1,376 pages)
    Once An Eagle by Anton Myrer (1,312 pages)
    The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin 
    The Stand by Stephen King (uncut version = 1,152 pages)
    Grant by Ron Chernow (1,104 pages)
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (1,024 pages)
     
    Chelsey: 
    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
    Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Emma by Jane Austen
    City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
    The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
    These Truths by Jill Lepore
    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
    Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
     
    Recs of the week:
     
    Curtis - Nick Offerman Yule Log ASMR
    Chelsey - Home Cooking podcast

    • 52 min
    Episode 63: Unputdownable books and recommendations for readers of all tastes

    Episode 63: Unputdownable books and recommendations for readers of all tastes

    Today, we’re recommending books to our listeners based on requests they submitted a few weeks ago. Curtis LOVES recording these episodes. We’re ready to fill your TBR and perhaps your shopping cart with books.
     
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    Sarah:
    Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
    Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    The Alice Network or The Huntress by Kate Quinn
    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    The Great Believers by Rebecca Makai
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy 
    The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
    Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
     
    Katie:
    The Poet X or Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
    Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
    Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
    Billy Collins
    Langston Hughes
    Nikki Giovanni
    What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer
     
    Christine:
    Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar
    Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills
    Stealing the General: The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor by Russell S. Bonds
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley
    Be Free Or Die by Cate Lineberry
     
    Joslyn:
    Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
    That Will Never Work by Marc Randolph
    Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
    The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin 
    The Dry by Jane Harper
     
    Claire:
    Penguin Vitae series or Penguin Clothbound Classics
    Scribe by Alyson Hagy
    In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
    Sabrina & Corina by Kali Farjado-Anstine
     
    Carly:
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
    Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
    The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
     
    Emma:
    Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (Century trilogy)
    Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
    The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (First Law trilogy)
    Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan
    Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

    • 52 min
    The best books to buddy read and our favorite ways to read together

    The best books to buddy read and our favorite ways to read together

    Today we’re reflecting on two years of buddy reading: why we read together, how we read together, and the books we’ve enjoyed discussing. This episode is a great place to get gift recommendations for the reader in your life, ideas for your book club, or titles to start a buddy read of your own. 
    To find a list of every title we mention in today’s episode, go to hereadsheread.org/podcast for show notes. 
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    The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
    Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
     
    Two years of buddy reads
     
    Ep 7: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
    Ep 11: You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt
    Ep 15: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
    Ep 20: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    Ep 24: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
    Ep 28: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
    Ep 30: The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson
    Ep 32: The River by Peter Heller
    Ep 34: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    Ep 36: Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
    Ep 38: Recursion by Blake Crouch
    Ep 40: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
    Ep 42: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
    Ep 46: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
    Ep 50: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
    Ep 57: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
    Ep 61: A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey

    • 59 min
    Episode 61: A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey book discussion, plus six cozy mysteries to read this season

    Episode 61: A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey book discussion, plus six cozy mysteries to read this season

    Today, we’re discussing A Quiet Life in the Country, a Lady Hardcastle Mystery by T.E. Kinsey. 
     
    We’re also talking about the benefits of audiobooks, our favorite ways to buddy read, and cozy mystery recommendations for fall and winter audiobook listening. 
     
    To find a list of every title we mention in today’s episode, go to hereadsheread.org/podcast for show notes. 
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    Books mentioned:
    Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
    Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
    A Brush with Death by Ali Carter
    A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell mysteries) by Deanna Raybourn
    Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer
    The Camel Club by David Baldacci

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

ReadNJ ,

Interesting Ordinary Couple

This podcast is a pleasure because it feels like I’m hanging out with neighbors. Chelsey and Curtis aren’t booksellers or authors; they’re just a couple who like to read broadly and then talk about the books. There aren’t enough podcasts with regular guys, which is another bonus

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Love the banter

I really enjoy the dynamic & banter between the hosts, and their discussions always put new books on my radar.

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Favorite bookish podcast!!

Chelsey and Curtis are the best! They make me laugh out loud frequently while listening and I love their bookish banter and their recommendations (books and otherwise).

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