From the Front Porch

This week, Annie recaps the eleven books she read during the month of April, all of which can be purchased on The Bookshelf’s website:

Other books mentioned:

From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com

Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations. 

This week, Annie is still reading You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe.

If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free shipping on all your online orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

Direct download: 200429_FTFP_269_April_Reading_Recap.mp3
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This week, Annie chats with Bookshelf staffer Lucy all about her favorite baby books and books for mom and moms-to-be, including:

From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com

Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations. 

This week, Annie's reading The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey. Lucy is reading The Splendid and the Vile. 

If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free shipping on all your online orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

Direct download: Episode_268_Baby_Got_Books.mp3
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This week on From the Front Porch, host and owner of The Bookshelf, Annie Jones, has a special guest joining her to tackle an important listener question: What should the royals be reading? Annie’s friend Courtney Kinsey is a fellow royals enthusiast, an avid reader and book club member, and a podcaster in her own right, co-hosting the show “I Do Declare!” with her sister Betsy.

The books mentioned on today’s episode are available for purchase on The Bookshelf website:

  • The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

  • The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

  • Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel

  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

  • American Royals by Katharine McGee

  • Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

  • Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

  • The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

  • Dear America series

  • Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn

  • Gone with the Windsors by Laurie Graham

Recommendations for Harry and Meghan:

  • Burnout by Emily Nagoski (for Meghan)

  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (for Harry)

  • This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (for Harry)

  • Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Recommendations for Queen Elizabeth:

Recommendations for Charles:

Recommendations for William and Kate:

  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck (for William)

  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle Melton (for Kate)

From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com

Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations. 

This week, I’m reading You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe. Courtney is reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free shipping on all your online orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

Direct download: Episode_267_Recommended_Royal_Reads_.mp3
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Today, it’s time for another round of Literary Therapy. If you’re new here, Literary Therapy is a recurring episode series in which Annie plays the Dr. Frasier Crane or the Lucy van Pelt to listeners’ literary ailments. 

As mentioned in the episode, you can get book recs from the following:

The books mentioned in today’s episode can be purchased on The Bookshelf’s website:

  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

  • Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

  • The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

  • The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani

  • The Explanation of Everything by Lauren Grodstein

  • Francis and Bernard by Carlene Bauer

  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

  • The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  • A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles

  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett

From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com

Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations. 

This week, Annie is reading An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott.

If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free shipping on all your online orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

Direct download: FTFP_266_Literary_Therapy_vol2.mp3
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Annie and Olivia sat down in the middle of the chaos to talk about The Bookshelf’s reading challenge (of sorts!) for 2020. We covered all sorts of categories, with a variety of books:

  • A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl

  • There There by Tommy Orange

  • The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer

  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich

  • This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila

  • Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

  • She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

  • Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

  • Brief Answers to Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

  • A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman

  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  • The Case of the Velvet Claws by Erle Stanley Gardner

  • Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

  • The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly

  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkienn

  • The Martian by Andy Weir

  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  • The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon

  • Bread and Wine; Bittersweet; Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist

  • Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

  • Flour + Water by Thomas McNaughton

  • The Apprentice by Jacques Pepin

  • Devil in the Kitchen by Marco Pierre White

  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

  • Illegal by Eion Colfer

  • Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Aliyy

  • We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

  • How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

  • The Great Gatsby and Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

  • Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey

  • Seven Days in Augusta by Mark Cannizzaro

  • Believe It by Nick Foles

  • The City Game by Matthew Goodman

  • Open by Andre Agassi

Find your Bookish bingo card here.

 From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com

Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations. 

This week, Annie's reading Friends & Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan.

If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free shipping on all your online orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

Direct download: FTFP_265_Bookish_Bingo_Final.mp3
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