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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 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.
     
    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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    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
    Episode 60: Absorbing books to read instead of doom scrolling

    Episode 60: Absorbing books to read instead of doom scrolling

    Today we’re talking about doom scrolling and sharing plenty of book recs (nonfiction, rom coms, mysteries, and more) that will keep you turning the pages instead of scrolling on your phone. 
     
    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:
     
     
    A Deeper Darkness by JT Ellison  
    Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
     
    The Watchman by Robert Crais  
    Watchmen (graphic novel) One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
     
    The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare  
    Here for It by R. Eric Thomas MBS by Ben Hubbard Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest  
    Also mentioned:
     
    The 355 trailer
    The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
    Doom scrolling definition
    Pantsuit Politics podcast
    What Should I Read Next Episode 164

    • 44 min
    Episode 59: Our favorite award-winning books and exciting 2020 literary award nominations

    Episode 59: Our favorite award-winning books and exciting 2020 literary award nominations

    Curtis has often mentioned his love of award-winning books, so today we’re taking a deep dive into our reading logs and TBR lists to recommend award-nominated or award-winning books. In today’s episode, we’re discussing various literary awards, sharing some of our favorite award-winning books, and taking a look at some of this year’s big nominations. 
    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:
     
    Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    The River by Peter Heller
    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
    LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer
    Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier 
    The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
    Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 
    Vanity Fair Article “On Witness and Respair”
    Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll 
    Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds 
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 
    Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
    Circe by Madeline Miller
    Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
    Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel
    Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
    A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
    The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
    Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
     
    The Madalorian Season 2 trailer
    The Clone Wars trailer
    The Great British Baking Show S8

    • 53 min
    Episode 58: Recommending books to each other, including memoir, fantasy, and a graphic novel

    Episode 58: Recommending books to each other, including memoir, fantasy, and a graphic novel

    Welcome to He Read She Read, a bi-weekly podcast where a couple of married bookworms with very different reading tastes discuss books and the reading life. 
    Today we’re recommending four books from our shelves to each other. If your reading tastes match up with either of ours, you’re in for a To Be Read treat. Every other month, we also share a book club-style discussion on one book we both read. On October 27th, we’ll be talking about A Quiet Life in the Country, a Lady Hardcastle Mystery by T.E. Kinsey. We recommend listening to that one on audio if you’re reading along with us
    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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    Show Notes
    Michael J. Sullivan Alone At Dawn by Dan Schilling and Lori Longfritz
    The Switch by Beth O’Leary
    The Outpost by Jake Tapper 
    The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
    The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Novel Pairings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    The “comeuppance” incident How to pronounce “foray” The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 
    The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
    The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
    The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
    Educated by Tara Westover
    Captain Fantastic The Return by Hisham Matar
    Tell My Sons by Mark Weber
    The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga
    The Thrilling Adventure Hour by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
    The Thrilling Adventure Hour Podcast The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan 
    Theft of Swords by Michael J Sullivan
    Long Bright River by Liz Moore
    Jack Ryan Season 2 on Amazon  The Duchess on Netflix

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

mchganmom ,

Love the book banter

I enjoy listening to the banter between Chelsea and Curtis. They bring many new books to my attention and my TBR is growing. They also keep me laughing with their entertaining conversations.

Diarg62 ,

Depth and humor

I have gotten so many great recommendations from this podcast, from all different genres. The co-hosts are great to listen to, very natural and thoughtful. And funny! Fans of Ann bogel will love this podcast.

CW1982 ,

So much book fun!

I love this podcast! They are so cute together, and I love how they both have similar but also very different book tastes. I only just found this a week or so ago, and did a binge listen. I just love it!! Everyone should check it out, especially if you like books! My TBR pile has grown exponentially!

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