11 episodes

I’m Heather-Lee Byrne, Information Services librarian and host of the Wellesley Free Library Book Report podcast. We bring you book rankings and recommendations from Wellesley librarians so you know what to reach for when you're ready to read!

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I’m Heather-Lee Byrne, Information Services librarian and host of the Wellesley Free Library Book Report podcast. We bring you book rankings and recommendations from Wellesley librarians so you know what to reach for when you're ready to read!

    Episode 11: Cookbooks with Annette

    Episode 11: Cookbooks with Annette

    Today I’m going to talk to Annette, who just so happens to be our cookbook selector, about the collection, how she chooses what to add, and a couple of recent recommendations.



    See more show notes at wellesleyfreelibrary.org/bookreport

    • 40 min
    Episode 10: Holiday Romances with Rachael

    Episode 10: Holiday Romances with Rachael

    Holidays are in the air! Whatever your feelings on the holiday season, a little escapism can go a long way. Enjoy these Christmas romances from Circulation team member library TikTok and BookTube-er Rachael Hobson.

    YA Romances:

    10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

    Blame it on the mistletoe by Beth Garrod

    The holiday switch by Tif Marcelo

    And a more grown-up recommendation:

    Nick and Noel's Christmas playlist by Codi Hall

    In our discussion Rachael also mentions the book Tweet Cute by Emma Lord and the 2007 Nancy Myers film The Holiday starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.

    You can find Rachael on TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram

    NancCheck out the full Reader's Report in our show notes at wellesleyfreelibrary.org/bookreport!

    • 41 min
    Episode 9: Graphic Novels with Annette

    Episode 9: Graphic Novels with Annette

    Annette brings us a number of diverse recommendations from this category, which really show the breadth and depth of what’s available for readers:

    Superhero genre: Invincible by Robert Kirkman

    Graphic memoir: I was their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

    Graphic adaptation: Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

    Manga: The way of the househusband by Kousuke Oono

    Webtoon adaptation: Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe



    Shownotes at: https://www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org/bookreport/

    • 34 min
    Episode 8: Marvel on DVD with Jackie

    Episode 8: Marvel on DVD with Jackie

    Jackie Linsky tells us about some recent Marvel Movie recommendations from our DVD Film collection: Spiderman: No Way Home, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. Titles come and go from streaming platforms, but you can count on being able to check them out from our collection!

    • 37 min
    Episode 7: Western Thriller with Sue

    Episode 7: Western Thriller with Sue

    Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Sue Hamilos, Head of Information Services and our audiobook selector. She talks to us about Taylor Moore’s thriller novel Firestorm, as well as mentioning points from the first book in the series, Down Range.

    • 25 min
    Episode 6: Fiction with Megan

    Episode 6: Fiction with Megan

    Today we’re going to be speaking with librarian Megan Flynn about Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus which I’ve enjoyed both as a physical hardcover book and as an ebook and audiobook through Libby. Learn how to get started with ebooks and digital audio, hear us discuss a fun & inspiring novel, and catch up with the most popular titles at the Wellesley Free Library.

    • 28 min

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