130 episodes

Friends Julia, Kelly, and Rachael discuss the newest books, trends and their never-ending TBR stacks. There will be laughs, great recommendations, and possibly (definitely) some spoilers. Tune in weekly and find out why these three have entirely ruined their dispositions with books. Want us to let you know what YOU should read? Fill out our google form and we'll recommend something to you on the podcast! https://forms.gle/QkN4uFtBTjnsGom88

What You Should Read Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Friends Julia, Kelly, and Rachael discuss the newest books, trends and their never-ending TBR stacks. There will be laughs, great recommendations, and possibly (definitely) some spoilers. Tune in weekly and find out why these three have entirely ruined their dispositions with books. Want us to let you know what YOU should read? Fill out our google form and we'll recommend something to you on the podcast! https://forms.gle/QkN4uFtBTjnsGom88

    You Should Read: These authors’ debuts!

    You Should Read: These authors’ debuts!

    Hey Should-Heads! There's something special about finding a new author. It's like getting in on the ground floor of something amazing. Here are three of our favorite debuts!

    Look forthe books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  

    Debut novel recommendations:
    Julia: Queen of Hearts (Kimmery Martin)
    Kelly: Firekeeper's Daughter (Angeline Boulley) 
    Rachael: Bean Trees (Barbara Kingsolver)


     Follow What You Should Read:
    Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast
    Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast

    • 11 min
    You Should Read: Antiracist books

    You Should Read: Antiracist books

    Hey Should-Heads! We're here with recommendations with antiracist books. With the latest round of voting rights challenges and library censorship, it's a good time to remember that this is an ongoing fight and not something where you read one book and you've learned everything there is to know. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one. Check out our recommendations here.
    RELATED EPISODES:
    Books By Black Authors; Speculative Fiction; Romances By Black Authors; More Books By Black Authors
     Currently Reading:
    Julia: We are Satellites; What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat 
    Kelly: None Shall Sleep 
    Rachael: Beasts of a Little Land 
    Our Antiracist Book Recommendations:
    Julia: The Sum of Us; The Antiracist
    Kelly: The Awakening of Malcolm X ; Ain't Burned All the Bright 
    Rachael: Eloquent Rage; The New Jim Crow    

    Next book club pick: Firekeeper's Daughter, by Angeline Boullay

    • 1 hr 4 min
    You Should Read: Our favorite books of 2021 (with Kathy Coe!)

    You Should Read: Our favorite books of 2021 (with Kathy Coe!)

    Hey Should-Heads! It's part 2 of our yearly round up episodes and this week we're discussing our faves from 2021 (remember 2021? Seems so long ago!)

    Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one. 

    2021 Favorites:


    Kathy:  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid), All These Bodies (Kendare Blake), If the Shoe Fits (Julie Murphy), Mouth Full of Forevers (Clementine von Radics) and Five Little Indians (Michelle Good)


    Julia: Project Hail Mary (Andy Weir), Meet Me In Another Life (Catriona Silvey), It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake (Claire Christian), Always in December (Emily Stone) and Skye Falling (Mia McKenzie)


    Kelly: Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune), Wish You Were Here (Jodi Picoult), Call Us What We Carry (Amanda Gorman), Into the Bloodred Woods (Martha Brockenbrough) and In the Wild Light (Jeff Zentner)


    Rachael: Wish You Were Here (Jodi Picoult), Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas), The House in the Cerulean Sea (TJ Klune), The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey) and Winterkeep (Kristin Cashore)




     Follow Kathy Coe:
    Blog:   http://glass-of-wine.blogspot.com/   
    Twitter: @kathycoe     
    Instagram: @glassofwine81 


     Follow What You Should Read:
    Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast
    Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
    Goodreads:                 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast 

    • 55 min
    You Should Read: Our 2022 Most Anticipated Releases!

    You Should Read: Our 2022 Most Anticipated Releases!

    Happy New Year, Should-Heads! We've missed you and each other but we're back now and we're excited to tell you the books we can't wait to read this year.  And look for a special mini episode next week where we review all the books we loved in 2021. Yes we realize we are doing this out of order. No, we're not sorry. 

    Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.

    Currently reading:

    Julia: Beach Read (Emily Henry)
    Kelly:  Kiss and Tell (Adib Khorram)
    Rachael:  The Sentence (Louise Erdrich) and How to Be Perfect (Michael Schur)


    Most Anticipated:

    Kathy: Bee Merry (Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone), The Weight of Blood (Tiffany D. Jackson), Love in the Time of Serial Killers (Alicia Thompson), Six Ways to Write a Love Letter (Jackson Pearce) and By the Book (Jasmine Guillory)

    Julia:
    Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes), The Impossible Us (Sarah Lotz), Light Years From Home (Mike Chen), One Italian Summer (Rebecca Serle) and Acts of Violet (Margarita Montimore)

    Kelly: A Night to Die For (Lisa Schroeder), The Weight of Blood (Tiffany D. Jackson), Consider the Octopus (Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner), Horror Hotel (Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren) and A Girl's Guide to Love and Magic (Debbie Rigaud).

    Rachael: The Christie Affair (Nina de Gremont), Hook, Line, and Sinker (Tessa Bailey), Sea of Tranquility (Emily St. John Mandel), The Summer Place (Jennifer Weiner) and One Night on the Island (Josie Silver)


    Follow Kathy Coe:
    Blog:   http://glass-of-wine.blogspot.com/   
    Twitter: @kathycoe     
    Instagram: @glassofwine81 


     Follow What You Should Read:
    Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast
    Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
    Goodreads:                 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast
    YouTube:                 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ
    www.whatyoushouldread.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Little Women adaptations: A Christmas Crossover episode with Movies and a Meal!

    Little Women adaptations: A Christmas Crossover episode with Movies and a Meal!

    Merry Christmas Eve Should-heads! This year our gift to you is our annual crossover episode with our friends at Movies and a Meal. We watched three different Little Women adaptations, rated, and debated them. We discuss the important subjects such as, why is Laurie such a little twerp all the time? Is everyone just cool with the professor being SO much older than Jo in the 1994 version? And and will Kelly and Julia ever speak to each other again after that knock-down, drag out Marmee debate? You'll have to listen to find out. 

    Happy Holidays to you all. We are so grateful for your love and support of the podcast this year. We'll be back in 2022 for our year in review, and what we're looking forward to in the New Year. 

    Until then...You're Welcome.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    You should read: Books paired with holiday movies!

    You should read: Books paired with holiday movies!

    We've got a festive episode for you today, Should-Heads! We discuss our favorite Christmas movies and the books they remind us of. It's definitely going to get you in a holiday frame of mind. Grab some hot chocolate and your favorite cookies and let's get started.
    Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one. 


    Currently reading: 
    Julia: One Day in December (Josie Silver) and So This is Christmas (Tracy Andreen)
    Kelly:  The Holiday Swap (Maggie Knox)
    Rachael: The Holiday Swap (Maggie Knox) and A Season for Second Chances (Jenny Bayliss)


    Book news:
    Anne Rice died: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/12/entertainment/anne-rice-obit/index.html 
    Reading Rainbow is coming back: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/reading-rainbow-live-returns/ 


    Recent acquisitions:
    Julia: Holiday Swap (Maggie Knox), Razorblade Tears (SA Cosby), But You Seem So Happy (Kimberly Harrington), The Matzah Ball (Jean Meltzer), So This is Christmas (Tracy Andreen) and Just Haven't Met You Yet (Sophie Cousens)
    Kelly: The Holiday Swap (Maggie Knox), A Flicker in the Dark (Stacy Willingham), Malibu Rising (Taylor Jenkins Reid), The Whisper Man (Alex North) and Call Us What We Carry (Amanda Gorman)
    Rachael: None


    Pairings:
    Julia: It's a Wonderful Life and Dark Matter (Blake Crouch), Christmas Every Day and In a Holidaze (Christina Lauren) and The Family Stone and Grownups (Marian Keyes)
    Kelly: Krampus and Secret Santa (Andrew Shaffer), Miracle on 34th Street and House in the Cerulean Sea (TJ Klune) and While You Were Sleeping and One for the Money/Stephanie Plum series (Janet Evanovich)
    Rachael: Frosty the Snowman and The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey), Love Actually and Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen) and The Family Man and The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (Josie Silver)


     Follow What You Should Read:
    Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast
    Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
    Goodreads:                 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast
    YouTube:                 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ
    www.whatyoushouldread.com

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Milmagician ,

So much fun!

I love these podcasts. If you love books and also want to smile and laugh, this is the bookish podcast you have to listen to! My day is always brighter after I listen, and, of course, I get some great recommendations, insights, fun themes, and book news. Don’t miss What You Should Read.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Kelly, Julia and Rachael, hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of new great reads and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Ben from Delmarva ,

Great listen

Great informative podcast!

The hosts are very knowledgeable, but are very down to earth which makes each episode feel like you’re just sitting in a book club with your friends and not listening to people tell you what they like.

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
SoulShop
Rusty Quill
Dungeons and Daddies

You Might Also Like

Book Riot
Brea Grant and Mallory O'Meara, Mallory O'Meara, Brea Grant
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes