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What to Read Next Podcast features authors and bookish friends for a conversation about books, writing and a round of book recommendations. Tune in to find your next great read!

What to Read Next Podcast Laura Yamin

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What to Read Next Podcast features authors and bookish friends for a conversation about books, writing and a round of book recommendations. Tune in to find your next great read!

    #291: 2020 Reading Life and 2021 Reading Intentions

    #291: 2020 Reading Life and 2021 Reading Intentions

    Welcome to What to Read Next Podcast! Today I have a solo show to share with you. I have a few fun announcements such as the show going on hiatus, a bit of what we are doing on Patreon and then I dive into my 2020 Reading Life and about my 2021 Reading Intentions. 
     
    MY 2020 READING LIFE
    As I start to look back at what a year it was, I ended up reading more books this year than 2019. However I read more novellas hence the larger number. I struggled at the beginning of the year to find my footing, then between April -August i was reading mostly for the podcast.  Back in September, I gave myself permission to read whatever I wanted. 
     
    A few fun discoveries…
    Audiobooks! My sweet spot is 8 to 9 hours for audiobooks. I tend to have good luck with YA and some short romances. Long audiobooks feel like a drag unless it’s Virgin River. 
    Indie Books/KU - For the past couple of years I have been reading exclusively traditionally published books and it was fine but not as satisfying as reading an indie book. There are risks that indie authors take that I don’t see in traditionally published books. 
    Scribd Subscription- This fall I started to use my Scribd subscription to catch up with ARCs via audiobooks. The algorithm is a hit or miss but overall it’s been a pleasant experience. I canceled this subscription in January 2021.
    Category Romance Books- This is the year that i discovered Category romance as a way to reach my goals while discovering diverse authors.
    Using my libraries more - For category romance and books that I may not have an ARC I have used my library to get kindle and audiobooks.
     
    What are my intentions for 2021?
    I want to read 300 books in 2021 which means about 25 books a month.  I want my friends to pick what i  read next. I will be asking my Patreon community, fellow  book twins for recommendations.  I want to request less ARCs. I have about 80 ARCs in my queue to be read and to be honest for 2021 my goal is to read them all while avoiding requesting or downloading books  I want to listen to more audiobooks while at work I want to read at least 4 KU books each month  Go back and read Sweet Valley High or Babysitters Club book.  I want to read more diversely   My 2021 Paranormal project  I don’t want to request any physical books as I want to remove the clutter in my house.  Get rid of ARCs via little free libraries and perhaps sell books on Facebook   
    Series I want to start or finish:
    Virgin River  by Robyn Carr - I have to read book #10 - https://amzn.to/2WNHBKz Bridgerton by Julia Quinn - I have book 8 to read - https://amzn.to/38zqnGm Psy-changeling by Nalini Singh https://amzn.to/38TpGYP Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh https://amzn.to/2MfwWXj Argeneau Series by Lynsay Sands https://amzn.to/3nSSt63 Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward https://amzn.to/3nX5JGD Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis https://amzn.to/3hkgmAX Malory Series by Johanna Lindsey  - https://amzn.to/38ESxQf


    PODCAST EPISODE MENTIONED
    Love’s Sweet Arrow
     
    PODCAST HIATUS Please note, the podcast will be going on a short two months break this January and February, 2021. We will return with brand new episodes on March 1, 2020. I will  be releasing new episodes on the Patreon feed while the show is on hiatus.  
     
    SUPPORT THE WHAT TO READ NEXT PODCAST! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends
     
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    ETSY SHOP ALERT- QUEEN BEE READS  
    Romance lovers: check out Queen Bee Reads Etsy

    • 23 min
    #290 Author Interview: Kim Fielding

    #290 Author Interview: Kim Fielding

    Today I had a fun author interview with Kim Fielding. Kim wrote one of my favorite books in 2020, Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love. In this interview, we chat about Kim’s writing process, her books and some fun book recommendations. 
     
    BOOKS RECOMMENDED:
    Amy Lane https://amzn.to/3aL3Qcv
    Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding https://amzn.to/38H661J
    The Bureau by Kim Fielding https://amzn.to/34PMKX8
    The Muffin Man by Kim Fielding 
    The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher - https://amzn.to/3rxSPBi
     
    CONNECT WITH KIM FIELDING
    instagram
    Website 
     
    PODCAST HIATUS Please note, the podcast will be going on a short two months break this January and February, 2021. We will return with brand new episodes on March 1, 2020. I will  be releasing new episodes on the Patreon feed while the show is on hiatus.  
     
    SUPPORT THE WHAT TO READ NEXT PODCAST! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends
     
    JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY 
    Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews, monthly meetups and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community.
    Want to join the fun? Sign up today; http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/patreon
     
    ETSY SHOP ALERT- QUEEN BEE READS  
    Romance lovers: check out Queen Bee Reads Etsy Shop for cute & comfortable bookish apparel! The shop also features social justice apparel and fun items from some of your favorite TV shows like Schitt’s Creek & The Office. Items are designed and made by Megan of @queenbee_reads. Use code: WHATTOREAD10 to save! http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/queenbeereads



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    What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
     
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    • 15 min
    #289 Book Recommendations; Best of 2020

    #289 Book Recommendations; Best of 2020

    Today our guest is Kate from Beyond Bookish. Kate is a librarian who happes to read some fun romance. Today’s recommendation is lots of fun author’s backlist titles.  
     
    BOOKS RECOMMENDED:
    Jackie Lau - https://amzn.to/37Tyy14
    Holiday with the Wong series by Jackie Lau https://amzn.to/3nTA0WU
    Baldwin Village  series by Jackie Lau https://amzn.to/2Joac69
    Pregnant by the Playboy by Jackie Lau https://amzn.to/3ht3wAj
    Olivia Dade - https://amzn.to/3aN9Ocz
    Teach Me by Olivia Dade https://amzn.to/3nUfs0u
    Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade https://amzn.to/37Saj3r
    40-Love by Olivia Dade https://amzn.to/3nTiTEp
    Sweetest in the Gale by Olivia Dade https://amzn.to/3poBTv5
    Alexis Hall https://amzn.to/2KWNK4v
    Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall https://amzn.to/3aNr0iq
    For Real by Alexis Hall https://amzn.to/2JnaaLQ
    Waiting for the Flood by Alexis Hall https://amzn.to/2WNeTK3
    How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall https://amzn.to/3aILLf2
    The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller https://amzn.to/34JMetp
    Thirsty by Mia Hopkins https://amzn.to/3hkwylH
    Trashed by Mia Hopkins https://amzn.to/3pwcKhR
    The Doctor’s Discretion by EE Ottoman https://amzn.to/3rwaj0L
    Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn https://amzn.to/2KEjuM2
    Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean https://amzn.to/3hkdGDr
    Headliners by Lucy Parker https://amzn.to/3rx0VKf
    London Celebrities by Lucy Parker https://amzn.to/37U6mLI
    The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker https://amzn.to/3aM2a2o
    Pretty Face by Lucy Parker https://amzn.to/3mTsJVu
     
    CONNECT WITH KATE 
    Instagram 
    Beyondbookish.com 
    Twitter 
     
    PODCAST HIATUS Please note, the podcast will be going on a short two months break this January and February, 2021. We will return with brand new episodes on March 1, 2020. I will  be releasing new episodes on the Patreon feed while the show is on hiatus.  
      SUPPORT THE WHAT TO READ NEXT PODCAST! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends
     
    JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY 
    Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews, monthly meetups and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community.
    Want to join the fun? Sign up today; http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/patreon
     
    ETSY SHOP ALERT- QUEEN BEE READS  
    Romance lovers: check out Queen Bee Reads Etsy Shop for cute & comfortable bookish apparel! The shop also features social justice apparel and fun items from some of your favorite TV shows like Schitt’s Creek & The Office. Items are designed and made by Megan of @queenbee_reads. Use code: WHATTOREAD10 to save! http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/queenbeereads



    FROLIC PODCAST NETWORK 
    What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
     
    AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
    If you purchase a book through my Amazon or Bookshop link, I will receive a commission at no cost to you that will help cover the cost of the podcast 
     
    CONNECT WITH LAURA YAMIN  WhattoReadNextBlog.com Instagram 
    Goodreads

    • 19 min
    #288 Author Interview: Saranna DeWylde

    #288 Author Interview: Saranna DeWylde

    Today’s guest is paranormal romance author Saranna DeWylde. In this episode, we chat about having multiple pen names, her passion for horror and romance. We also chat about her latest series Fairy Godmother, Inc. Now let’s go to the interview. 
     
    BOOKS RECOMMENDED:
    Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade. - https://amzn.to/3pqB0C7
    Sky O’Malley  by Beatrice Small https://amzn.to/2KviyK0
    How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde - https://amzn.to/2WPZV5K
    Fairy Godmother inc by Saranna DeWylde https://amzn.to/34KulL8
    Men are Frogs by Saranna DeWylde - https://amzn.to/2KZ2sIo
    Truth or Dare by Sara Wylde - https://amzn.to/3mRud2S
     
    CONNECT WITH SARANNA DEWYLDE
    www.sarannadewylde.com 
    Instagram 
     
    PODCAST HIATUS Please note, the podcast will be going on a short two months break this January and February, 2021. We will return with brand new episodes on March 1, 2020. I will  be releasing new episodes on the Patreon feed while the show is on hiatus.  
      SUPPORT THE WHAT TO READ NEXT PODCAST! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends
     
    JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY 
    Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews, monthly meetups and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community.
    Want to join the fun? Sign up today; http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/patreon
     
    ETSY SHOP ALERT- QUEEN BEE READS  
    Romance lovers: check out Queen Bee Reads Etsy Shop for cute & comfortable bookish apparel! The shop also features social justice apparel and fun items from some of your favorite TV shows like Schitt’s Creek & The Office. Items are designed and made by Megan of @queenbee_reads. Use code: WHATTOREAD10 to save! http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/queenbeereads



    FROLIC PODCAST NETWORK 
    What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
     
    AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
    If you purchase a book through my Amazon or Bookshop link, I will receive a commission at no cost to you that will help cover the cost of the podcast 
     
    CONNECT WITH LAURA YAMIN  WhattoReadNextBlog.com Instagram 
    Goodreads
     

    • 30 min
    #287 Book Recommendations: Cozy Mysteries for. Romance Readers

    #287 Book Recommendations: Cozy Mysteries for. Romance Readers

    Do you love Cozy Mysteries? Then you are in luck. I invited my friend Spencer from booktube Intentionally Bookish channel. In this chat, we talked about cozy mysteries that are perfect for romance readers. 
     
    BOOKS RECOMMENDED:
    Bibliophile Mysteries by Kate Carslile- https://amzn.to/37hNuVp
    Bakeshop Mysteries by Ellie Alexander - https://amzn.to/3q8d2wG
    To Kill a Mocking Girl by Harper Kincaid https://amzn.to/2HROOWg
    Aurora Teagarden series by Charlaine Harris - https://amzn.to/36kj6Ks
    Donna Andrews - https://amzn.to/39mDX1X
    Ellery Adams https://amzn.to/3mkHNMF
    The Good, the Bad and the Emus by Donna Andrews - https://amzn.to/3fMfPH6
    A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley - https://amzn.to/33sfYun



    SPENCER’S VIDEO
    Cozy Mysteries for Romance Readers 
     
    CONNECT WITH SPENCER 
    Instagram
    YouTube 
     
    PODCAST HIATUS Please note, the podcast will be going on a short two months break this January and February, 2021. We will return with brand new episodes on March 1, 2020. I will  be releasing new episodes on the Patreon feed while the show is on hiatus.  
     
    SUPPORT THE WHAT TO READ NEXT PODCAST! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends
     
    JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY 
    Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews, monthly meetups and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community.
    Want to join the fun? Sign up today; http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/patreon
     
    ETSY SHOP ALERT- QUEEN BEE READS  
    Romance lovers: check out Queen Bee Reads Etsy Shop for cute & comfortable bookish apparel! The shop also features social justice apparel and fun items from some of your favorite TV shows like Schitt’s Creek & The Office. Items are designed and made by Megan of @queenbee_reads. Use code: WHATTOREAD10 to save! http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/queenbeereads



    FROLIC PODCAST NETWORK 
    What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
     
    AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
    If you purchase a book through my Amazon or Bookshop link, I will receive a commission at no cost to you that will help cover the cost of the podcast 
     
    CONNECT WITH LAURA YAMIN  WhattoReadNextBlog.com Instagram 
    Goodreads

    • 15 min
    #286 Book Recommendations: Rate the Romance

    #286 Book Recommendations: Rate the Romance

    Today I am chatting with Emilie from Rate the Romance instagram account. She is new to the genre but I love what she has discovered. We chatted about books where main characters have an illness and of course enemies to lovers book recommendations. 
     
    BOOKS RECOMMENDED:
    Always Only You by Chloe Liese - https://amzn.to/3ou5FOx
    Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese - https://amzn.to/3qBmkRW
    Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - https://amzn.to/3lVuSQo
    When We Fall by JH Croix- https://amzn.to/2Iirnp9
    Plane Love by Avery Kingston - https://amzn.to/33NFWZB
    Lisa Becker - https://amzn.to/3lJ5ahK
    Subway Girl by Lisa Becker - https://amzn.to/2VLMEe8
    Starfish series by Lisa Becker - https://amzn.to/3lXgyH7
    Jami Albright- https://amzn.to/39OVCzA
    Homecoming King by Jami Albright - https://amzn.to/3qsgYbI
    Single Dad Seeks Juliet by Max Monroe - https://amzn.to/3lJ5qxe
    In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren - https://amzn.to/37Hj27i
    Perfect Distraction by Allison Ashley - https://amzn.to/3mSShD2
    Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez - https://amzn.to/36KC7WS
    The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez - https://amzn.to/36LPV3q
     
    CONNECT WITH EMILIE 
    Instagram
    Goodreads 
       
     
    PODCAST HIATUS Please note, the podcast will be going on a short two months break this January and February, 2021. We will return with brand new episodes on March 1, 2020. I will  be releasing new episodes on the Patreon feed while the show is on hiatus.  
     
    SUPPORT THE WHAT TO READ NEXT PODCAST! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends
     
    JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY 
    Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews, monthly meetups and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community.
    Want to join the fun? Sign up today; http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/patreon
     
    ETSY SHOP ALERT- QUEEN BEE READS  
    Romance lovers: check out Queen Bee Reads Etsy Shop for cute & comfortable bookish apparel! The shop also features social justice apparel and fun items from some of your favorite TV shows like Schitt’s Creek & The Office. Items are designed and made by Megan of @queenbee_reads. Use code: WHATTOREAD10 to save! http://www.whattoreadnextblog.com/queenbeereads



    FROLIC PODCAST NETWORK 
    What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts! 
     
    AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
    If you purchase a book through my Amazon or Bookshop link, I will receive a commission at no cost to you that will help cover the cost of the podcast 
     
    CONNECT WITH LAURA YAMIN  WhattoReadNextBlog.com Instagram 
    Goodreads
     

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

nmransoms ,

Needs some professional development.

Sorry, ditto on the speech pattern of the host. I couldn’t listen long. I think she has a great thing going here, just needs some diction and pitch training for broadcast work.

MamaDuck3 ,

Enjoyed being a guest!

I loved having the chance to chat with Laura about my latest release and enjoy hearing about all of her recommendations.

Magyorlover ,

Laura is a great host!

Laura is the best! She asks such thoughtful questions and brings wonderful insights to each interview. I always look forward to hearing what she has to say—and her book recs are always spot on. This show is amazing!

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