What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking
About This Show
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 42: Life's too short to waste on bad books with Erik Fisher
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Today we fellow podcaster Erik Fisher to the show! Erik is known as the productivity guru because of his wonderful podcast Beyond the To Do List, the first podcast Anne ever listened to, AND the first podcast she ever appeared on! Erik is a HUGE reader, and in this episode we talk about how he’s made the switch back to paper books after a flirtation with e-reading, how he avoids wasting time on bad books, and of course, what he should read next. Make sure to check out Erik's productivity podcast, Beyond The To-Do List! Catch up with his day-to-day on Twitter and Instagram. Books discussed in this episode: • Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande • The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective, by Richard Rohr • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen • Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, by Nick Bilton • How To Be Here: A Guide to Creating A Life Worth Living, by Rob Bell • I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real & Imagined), by Chuck Klosterman • The Complete Jane Austen, by Jane Austen •
Rated 5 out of
Fun banter, no judgements
Love the idea of literary match-making!
The banter is fun and provides insights into the sometimes intangible (what people like about what they read). Anne brings no judgements about any range of books from the literary to the scientific to the "fluff" and proves to be a friendly, thought provoking guide. The length (about 15-20 minutes) is perfect to squeeze in, too (don't want to take away from time to start reading all the new recommendations)
Two episodes in -- I'm hooked and my bedside table is buckling under the weight of my stack to books to read.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of
My Favorite New Podcast, So Glad I Found This One!
I love EVERYTHING about this show! The book recommendations are spot on, the length is just right - long enough to deliver great content, but concise enough that I can get through an episode in those brief pockets of time throughout the day - Anne's style is engaging and endearing, the peppy in-and-out music puts a smile on my face... I just couldn't be more pleased. After my first listen I immediately clicked over to my library account and requested a stack of books that I can't wait to dig in to.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Books, books, books!
As an avid reader, I love talking about books! This is a fabulous podcast about books. Just great discussion about books.
Date published: 2016-01-27