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What to Read Next Podcast is a book recommendation podcast for readers who are always looking to add new books to their TBR. In each episode, Laura Yamin interviews authors and fellow book influencers. to chat about their go-to book recommendations. We focus mostly on romance but we do dabble in thrillers, historical fiction, and YA. Past shows include author interviews with Cassandra Clare, Tessa Bailey, Alexis Hall, Abby Jimenez, Adriana Herrera, and more.

Website: http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com

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What to Read Next Podcast is a book recommendation podcast for readers who are always looking to add new books to their TBR. In each episode, Laura Yamin interviews authors and fellow book influencers. to chat about their go-to book recommendations. We focus mostly on romance but we do dabble in thrillers, historical fiction, and YA. Past shows include author interviews with Cassandra Clare, Tessa Bailey, Alexis Hall, Abby Jimenez, Adriana Herrera, and more.

Website: http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com

    #577 Author Interview: The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

    #577 Author Interview: The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

    Today’s author interview is Krystal Marquis. Krystal’s debut novel, The Davenports, is currently out. In this interview, we chat about the following:How Krystal started writing The Davenports while she was in a reading slump.How NaNoWriMo motivated her to write her first draftThe Davenports is a Gilded Age novel set in Chicago with four Black characters who are coming of age in 1910. This book is a swoony and page-turning story that is getting a sequel! Krystal shares how she conducted her research while the pandemic was going on.We chat about what life was like during the Gilded Age.What type of books does she tend to read?Why she prefers to read series as opposed to standalone books?
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    #576 Author Interview: Final Offer by Lauren Asher

    #576 Author Interview: Final Offer by Lauren Asher

    Today’s guest is romance author Lauren Asher. Lauren’s started publishing romance novels in 2020, and her first series is an ode to Formula 1.

    In this interview, we talked about the following:What was the seed of an idea that led her to write Throttled, which is a rival to lovers meet forbidden romanceWhat was the source of inspiration for her Dreamland Billionaires series? Yes, we talk all things, Disney. Why Lauren scrapped her first draft of The Final Offer and what to expect from the final book in the trilogy.What Lauren has coming up next.
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    • 16 min
    #575 Tips to Improve Your Reading Habit

    #575 Tips to Improve Your Reading Habit

    Today’s guest is Life Coach, Farmer, and Podcaster Addie Yoder. Addie is an avid reader and has acted as my personal reading therapist. Addie is a mother of four and is always on the go, but in this episode, she shares how she gets her reading done.

    Topics covered in this episode:Addie and Laura’s reading journey. We are about the same age, but our paths diverged and converged at times. We chat about nostalgia reading back in the 90s.How we use libraries to save money and discover new books to read. If your library has a small selection of books, I encourage you to invest in a non-resident library card. Here is a guide to 8 libraries that offers non-resident library cards. Tips for you to read more books such as reading in various formatsWhy you should keep a short TBR list. Think of a post-it note with three to six titles that you can look forward to reading after you are done with your current book.Ideas on where you can get new book recommendations (social media, friends, podcasts, Youtube) How you can unhaul your physical books after you have read them. The suggested podcast episode to listen to afterward is our Getting Started with PangoBooks. (#570)How Addie has built a personal reading challenge with her unread physical library by reading based on letters of the alphabet. Another suggested episode for you to listen to is the Read What You Own Challenge (#574)
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    #574 Read What You Own Challenge with Happy For Now

    #574 Read What You Own Challenge with Happy For Now

    Disclosure: We are part of the Amazon Affiliate program. If you purchase a book, we will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This post may contain links to purchase books & you can read our affiliate disclosure here.

    Today’s guest is BookTuber Isabel from Happy For Now YouTube Channel. Isabel is hosting the Read What You Own Reading Challenge.

    Through a series of prompts and mini-challenges for the next three months, we are encouraging readers to read those books they own. This challenge includes reading your physical, kindle, audiobooks, library borrows, and Kindle Unlimited borrows.

    Isabel shares a few tips about this challenge.
    Gather and track all of the data. How many books do you own? Here is a link to Personal Library Tracking Google Sheet (affiliate link)Organize your Kindle Books in Collections with a TBR and a Read Collection. Perfect for potential book recommendations and mood reading.Put together fun reading prompts such as oldest owned unread book, genre tropes, cover colors, etc.Yes, it is ok to DNF books if they no longer work for you.
    Yes, Isabel also shares 4 Kindle Unlimited Romance Recommendations.

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    #573: Author Interview Claire Contreras

    #573: Author Interview Claire Contreras

    Today’s guest is one of my favorite romance authors Claire Contreras. Claire writes many romances, from sports, secret societies, emotional, and mafia romances.

    In this chat, we talked about how her Mafia series received a new life thanks to readers on Booktok reading her 2018 release Because Your Mine. Talk about the power of readers!

    Claire shares about her upcoming project, which is an idea and a cover she has had for 7 seven years that she is ready to work on.

    Finally, Claire shares three book recommendations that will incite feelings, and yes, you may cry.

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    • 15 min
    #572: Getting Started with Audiobooks with In Love and Words

    #572: Getting Started with Audiobooks with In Love and Words

    Disclosure: We are part of the Amazon Affiliate program. If you purchase a book, we will receive a small commission at no cost to you. This post may contain links to purchase books & you can read our affiliate disclosure here.

    Our guest today is Bree from In Love and Words YouTube channel to chat about all things audiobooks. Bree is an avid audiobook listener who uses a variety of services. In this episode, Bree shares different apps and subscription services for you to start listening to audiobooks.

    If you are new to audiobooks, we share tips and tricks to add them to your daily life. We share a few narrator suggestions for you to try on, as they will enhance your audio experience.

    SERVICES FOR AUDIOBOOKS:

    Libro.fm* - with Libro.fm you can support indie bookstores while paying the same as Audible for a monthly membership if you are new to Libro.fm, you can use code WHATTOREADNEXT to get two audiobooks on your first month’s membership.

    Audible-* There are various membership options but being a Premium Plus member will allow you access to their sales. When Audible has a sale, you won’t want to miss it. In addition, Audible offers original content that is only available through their app.

    Library Services: If you want to listen to audiobooks for free, then libraries will be your BFF.
    Here are some tips and tricks:If your library doesn’t offer a good selection, consider investing in a non-resident library card. If you are looking for suggestions for where to start, check out our Non-Resident Library Card Guide.Libby: is an app that allows you to borrow and listen to audiobooks. Yes, there may be hold times, but it is easy to use. You can add multiple library cards, and Libby will find you the shortest time to wait for your book. Hoopla Digital - This is a separate app that some libraries offer where you can instantly borrow audiobooks. Hoopla offers a lot of new releases and indie romances. If you are wondering how to add multiple libraries on Hoopla Digital, check out our Ultimate Guide to Hoopla Digital
    Scribd*: This is a more mysterious audiobook service. It is an unlimited audiobook service, but it is not. You can listen to audiobooks until you hit a specific limit, but you won’t know when. Here are the pros: Scribd offers various indie romances, new releases, and backlist titles. If you are looking for a good deal, I will encourage you to invest in an annual membership since you will save $50. Click on this link if you want a 60-day free trial.

    AnyPlay: If you love Scribd, but would like to have access to unlimited audiobooks, then Anyplay is for you. The pros: AnyPlay offers various indie romances, new releases, and backlist titles. The cost is cheaper than Scribd as you can pay less than $90 for an annual membership, or if you want to pay for three months, it costs...

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Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

lordanes ,

Good, but…

I like the content and length of this podcast. I’m having a difficult time understanding the host unfortunately. So I had to stop listening as I spent most of my time rewinding to try and understand what she was saying.

BreeHill ,

Fantastic

The Ableist reviews are atrocious! What to Read Next is a fantastic, quick, well thought out podcast for readers. Not only are we getting amazing chats with the writers writing the books we love but they come to the show with book recommendations. If you follow the podcast and follow Laura online, she’s very passionate about reading and helping readers find what to pick up next. She is a total Go-To amidst the huge world of book influencers.

No more bullying! ,

Audio quality??

Unable to understand the narrator for most of her dialogue.

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