Episode 53 – Books about Books

Who doesn’t love a book about books? (Possibly Ann.) Listen to our picks for the ultimate reading angle for book-lovers. We’ll end with what we’re reading this week and some news.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (releases August 15)

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Episode 52 – Book Tourism: Southeast Asia

We’re starting a new series where we’ll play tourist through books! Our first stop is Southeast Asia. As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

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Episode 51 – Summer Reads

The temperature is rising and we’ve got books to get you in that summertime radness! As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

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Episode 1 – Beach Reads

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Episode 50 – Summer 2017 Book Preview

We’ve reached our 50 episode milestone! We’ll share some behind the scenes info about the podcast, and give you a preview of what you’ll be reading this summer. The episode finishes with what we’re reading this week.

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Episode 49 – Epistolary Novels

We’re diving into epistolary novels, one of our favorite book formats (and, it turns out, are more than just a book of letters!). As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

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Episode 48 – Wartime Stories

This week, we’ll visit stories that touch on the experience of war, whether on the front lines or at home. As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

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Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

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Episode 47 – Books for Men

While we 100% believe that everyone should read whatever they want, experience has shown us that lots of guys gravitate toward certain kinds of reads. Listen for our ideas for books for men, and we’ll close with what we’re reading this week.

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The New York Times Best Sellers
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

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Episode 46 – Mystery Deep Dive

This week, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the vast and wonderful mystery genre! As always, we’ll close with what we’re reading.

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History of the genre:
“The Murders at the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allan Poe
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Agatha Christie books
Dorothy L. Sayers books
Dashiell Hammett books
Raymond Chandler books
Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon
James Patterson books

Cozies:
Masterpiece Mystery! (TV)
Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie
Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie
Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers
Ngaio Marsh books
Josephine Tey books
Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley
Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny
A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery series by Diane Mott Davidson
Laura Childs books
A Tea Shop Mystery series by Laura Childs
Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown
The Cat Who… series by Lillian Jackson Braun
Goodreads

Police Procedurals:
Kurt Wallander series by Henning Mankell
Leaphorn & Chee series by Tony Hillerman
Dublin Murder Squad series by Tana French
Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak series by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Hardboiled:
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Philip Marlowe series by Raymond Chandler
Easy Rawlins series by Walter Mosley
Dave Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke
Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly
V.I. Warsawski series by Sara Paretsky
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Softboiled:
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton

Literary:
Tana French books
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Episode 16 – Favorite Reads of 2015
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Orhan Pamuk books
Ripper by Isabel Allende

Suspense and Thriller:
Clive Cussler books
Alex Cross series by James Patterson
Michael Connelly books
Harlan Coben books
Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben
Mary Higgins Clark books
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies (TV)

Crossover Genres:
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Her Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen
The Agency series by Y.S. Lee
Gaslight Mystery series by Victoria Thompson
Anne Perry books
An Aunt Dimity Mystery series by Nancy Atherton
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
Dirk Gently series by Douglas Adams
Peter Grant/Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Nora Roberts books
J.D. Robb books
Julie Garwood books
Linda Howard books

Resources:
Stop, You’re Killing Me!
Cozy Mystery List

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Episode 45 – The Return of Out of Our Comfort Zones

We’ve revisited one of our favorite past episodes with some new “out of our comfort zone” titles. As always, we’ll close with what we’re reading this week.

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Books and other media mentioned in this episode:

Episode 18 – Out of Our Comfort Zones
Sarah MacLean books
Eloisa James books
Love By Numbers series by Sarah MacLean

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Episode 44 – Spring 2017 Book Preview

Despite some sound quality issues (sorry!), we’re back from our hiatus and ready to tell you what you’ll be reading this spring! As always, we’ll end with what we’re reading this week.

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