Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by Senior Editor Abbe Wright. Every week, she sits down with authors to hear about their latest book, their writing process, and the books on their TBR pile. Abbe also shares what she's reading and serves up book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. It's Abbe's mission to comb her shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.
The Adaptables Podcast — Little Fires Everywhere, Episode 1 with R. Eric Thomas
*Listen to Read it Forward's newest podcast!* There’s nothing better than a book-to-screen adaptation. Except maybe dissecting the adaptation with your friends and debating whether or not it does the book justice! Enter The Adaptables, the podcast that dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations. In the first episode of The Adaptables, Abbe and Emma dive right into episode 1 of the Hulu adaptation of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. They're joined by R. Eric Thomas, Senior Staff Writer of ELLE.com and author of HERE FOR IT. The episode also features cameos from author Celeste Ng. Warning: there will be little spoilers everywhere! Subscribe to The Adaptables wherever you listen to podcasts.
Episode 52 - Marlon James and The Giver of Stars
Abbe chats with Marlon James about his novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, and his new podcast, Marlon and Jake Read Dead People. She also recommends books for fans of His Dark Materials and reviews The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes.
Episode 51 - Holly Whitaker and Green
Abbe talks sobriety with Quit Like a Woman author and sober influencer, Holly Whitaker, and with psychologist Kelly McGonigal about the importance of movement. Abbe also reviews a book she can't stop thinking about: Green by Sam Graham-Felsen.
Episode 50 - Isabel Allende and Saints for All Occasions
Abbe sits down with the legendary author Isabel Allende to discuss the Spanish Civil War, the current refugee crisis, Greta Thunberg, and her latest novel, The Long Petal of the Sea.
Episode 49 - Abbe and Penguin Random House’s CEO, Madeline McIntosh, Share Their Favorite Books of 2019
Recently, Abbe Wright, Read it Forward’s Senior Editor, was invited to be in conversation with Madeline McIntosh, CEO of Penguin Random House to talk about a topic they both love. Books! Specifically, what their favorite reads of 2019 were and what books they’re looking forward to giving to friends and family this holiday season. Listen to their conversation here.
Episode 48 - Jeff Gordinier and The Glass Hotel
Abbe talks tacos and rock star chefs with food critic and memoirist Jeff Gordinier, reviews Emily St. John Mandel's forthcoming novel, The Glass Hotel, and plays everyone's favorite game: Guess the Celebrity Audiobook Narrator!
Podcast as good as show itself
If the first episode is any indication, I’m going to look forward to each episode of the podcast as much as each episode of L.F.E. Great chemistry between the two female hosts and their guest. AND the fact that one of them is “BFF” 😉with author Celeste Ng , giving us her inside take...is to die for!
Don’t miss this great new companion to bingeing movies that originated as books! They start with Little Fires Everywhere as it’s film version goes up on Hulu. At a time when we’re all watching more screens - large or small, Abbe, Emma and their guests will have you feeling like you’ve just hosted a dishy book club in your home. Great Rx for social distancing! Thank you, RIF!
Great podcast for avid readers
This is a great show to listen to if you love to read. They have interviews with authors and great recommendations for your next book, and the hosts are charming. Lend it your ear, won’t you?