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Recommended is a podcast featuring interesting people talking about their favorite books.

    Recommended By The Numbers

    Recommended By The Numbers

    In this bonus episode of Recommended, producer Jenn Northington takes us through the numbers of the past five seasons.
    BOOKS & AUTHORS DISCUSSED
    Samantha Irby
    Jeanette Winterson
    Ursula Le Guin (Changing Planes, The Left Hand of Darkness)
    Terry Pratchett (Small Gods)
    Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith)
    Dominick Dunne (People Like Us, An Inconvenient Woman)
    Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre, Villette)
    Octavia Butler (Wild Seed, Lilith’s Brood, Parable of the Sower)
    Alexandre Dumas (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo)
    Sonali Dev
    Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    Zen Cho
    Becky Chambers
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    • 3 min
    Wendy Xu and Tommy Pico

    Wendy Xu and Tommy Pico

    In this episode, Wendy Xu recommends Claudia Gray and Tommy Pico recommends A.R. Ammons.
    This episode is sponsored by Lanternfish Press and HMH.
    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.
    A transcript of this episode is available here.
    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker
    Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
    Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
    Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    Pluto by Naoki Urasawa
    Feed by Tommy Pico
    Tape for the Turn of the Year by A.R. Ammons
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    • 22 min
    Jeanette Winterson and Nafiza Azad

    Jeanette Winterson and Nafiza Azad

    In this episode, Jeanette Winterson recommends Virginia Woolf and Nafiza Azad recommends Shailja Patel.
    This episode is sponsored by Lerner Books and Wednesday Books.
    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.
    A transcript of this episode is available here.
    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
    Orlando by Virginia Woolf
    The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
    The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
    Migritude by Shailja Patel
    Fatima Asghar
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    • 22 min
    Garth Nix and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Garth Nix and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    In this episode, Garth Nix recommends Alexandre Dumas and Silvia Moreno-Garcia recommends Charles Williams.
    This episode is sponsored by OwlCrate Jr, a subscription box for middle grade readers, and Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, with Fierce Reads.
    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.
    A transcript of this episode is available here.
    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Angel Mage by Garth Nix
    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, translated and abridged by Lowell Bair
    Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
    The Hot Spot, a.k.a. Hell Hath No Fury, by Charles Williams
    Dead Calm by Charles Williams
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    • 23 min
    Jami Attenberg and Valerie Valdes

    Jami Attenberg and Valerie Valdes

    In this episode, Jami Attenberg recommends Patti Smith and Valerie Valdes recommends Diana Wynne Jones.
    This episode is sponsored by The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz, new from Algonquin Young Readers, and William Morrow Paperbacks.
    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.
    A transcript of this episode is available here.
    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg
    Just Kids by Patti Smith
    Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes
    Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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    • 19 min
    Sonali Dev and Maris Kreizman

    Sonali Dev and Maris Kreizman

    In this episode, Sonali Dev recommends Kate Clayborn and Maris Kreizman recommends Dominick Dunne.
    This episode is sponsored by Tor Teen and Change is the only Constant by Ben Orlin, in Hardcover from Black Dog and Leventhal.
    You can subscribe to Recommended in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or in your podcast player of choice. The show can also be found on Stitcher.
    A transcript of this episode is available here.
    BOOKS DISCUSSED
    Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
    Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn (January 28, 2020)
    Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman
    An Inconvenient Woman by Dominick Dunne
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

8leagueboot ,

Great Fun

I love hearing book recommendations from anyone, but I especially love hearing them from authors. The team at Book Riot is always very good at finding voices that are truly unique both on the page and as individuals moving about in the world. You'll come away from this podcast wanting to read whatever was discussed, but also eager to pick up whatever has been penned by the interviewees.

Feathermar ,

Recommended is great

Authors recommend a book for everyone to try- it may be their favorite or it may just be a good book- we hear a little summary and they tell you why they recommend it. I love the choices of all different authors - famous and not- adult and middle grade and teen and kid authors- really great! Thanks for all your work!

RTurner86 ,

Absolutely lovely

I really do not have anyone in my life to discuss or recommend books with. This podcast is just wonderful for hearing another human gush about a book they truly love. I am always more likely to add a book to my tbr when someone is really passionate about it.

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