Thu, 28 July 2016
Can't decide if you love or hate a book? This is the podcast series for you. Annie once again joins frequent podcast contributors Hunter McLendon and Rebekah Arwood for a discussion of Wendy Walker's All Is Not Forgotten (a new thriller on shelves now; Reese Witherspoon's already bought the film rights).
+ Defending Jacob by William Landay
+ Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
+ Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
+ We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
+ Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Thu, 21 July 2016
Love books, music, and the South? Then we've got the episode for you. Annie and Chris met with the guys of Audible Discernment, a music podcast out of nearby Albany, Ga., and they chat all things literary and musical (including a nostalgia for country music and why Pride and Prejudice would be better set in the South).
+ Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
+ A Boy from Georgia by Hamilton Jordan
+ The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
+ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
+ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
+ Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
+ The Whale by Mark Beauregard
+ The Last Days of Video by Jeremy Hawkins
Thu, 14 July 2016
Annie and Chris deep dive into reading more than one book at any given time... And some book therapy ensues.
+ The Trespasser by Tana French
+ The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
+ Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
+ Grit by Angela Duckworth
+ The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
+ The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon
Thu, 7 July 2016
Looking for your next summer read? Look no further. Annie and Chris chat about the books Annie read in June, including:
+ The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (rel. August 23)
+ Love Warrior by Glennon Melton Doyle (rel. September 6)
+ It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool, Too) by Nora McIrney Purmort
+ Light to Paris by Eleanor Brown
+ All Stories Are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer
+ How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky
+ Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
+ Leave Me by Gayle Forman (rel. September 6)
+ Aaron Purmort's obituary
+ Lin-Manuel Miranda's Twitter account
+ WTXL card-making segment
+ Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide
Thu, 30 June 2016
Earlier this month, Annie traveled to Haiti with Dot Products, a school supply company based out of Jackson, Mississippi. This episode, Chris and Annie chat with Hallie Darphin, founder of Dot, about Dot's mission, making a global impact, and the magic of reading recommendations.
Hallie mentions these books:
+ The Color Purple
+ Brave New World
+ Quiet (and this TED Talk by Susan Cain)
And these podcasts:
+ The Moth
Plus, here's a video from Annie's time in Haiti with Dot.
Thu, 23 June 2016
New York Times bestselling author Anton DiSclafani (The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, The After Party) drops by the podcast to talk about life in a small town, North Florida versus South Florida, and writing with a baby on board.
+ LaRose by Louise Erdrich
+ The Golden Bowl by Henry James
Event details about Anton's signing are here.
Thu, 16 June 2016
Ever wondered if a particular book is worth reading? In our Love It or Loathe It episodes, we debate newly released titles and whether they're worth adding to your TBR list or not.
This episode, Annie, Rebekah, and Hunter chat about Walt by Russell Wangersky.
Thu, 2 June 2016
Chris asks Annie about the books she read in May, including:
+ Brighton by Michael Harvey (releases June 14)
+ Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam (releases June 7)
+ A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
+ Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
+ The Girls by Emma Cline (releases June 14)
+ Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson (releases September 13)
+ Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty (releases July 26)
+ The Mothers by Britt Bennett (releases October 11)
+ Defending Jacob
+ Everybody Rise
+ Britt-Marie Was Here
+ American Girls
+ The Dollhouse
+ We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Thu, 19 May 2016
Want to know if a book's for you? Welcome to Love It or Loathe It, episodes where Bookshelf staffers and friends tell you exactly what they think about a newly released title. In this volume, Annie chats with Bookshelf manager Rebekah and frequent podcast contributor Hunter all about I'm Glad about You by Theresa Rebeck.
Other titles mentioned:
+ Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
+ Are You My Mother?, by Alison Bechdel
+ Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
+ A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
+ Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel
Thu, 5 May 2016
We're living in a post-Gone Girl world, which means not all thrillers are created equal. Annie and Chris chat about the books she read in April, including a couple of just-okay novels and one National Book Award winner.
+ Read Bottom Up
+ The Passenger
+ Ordinary Grace
+ We Are Called To Rise
+ Losing It
+ Fortune Smiles
+ Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty
The Adam Johnson Annie references is here.
Chris' blog is here.