From the Front Porch

Annie is joined this week by her well-traveled friend and fellow entrepreneur, Morgan Thomason. Morgan is the designer behind Winsome Paper, a whimsical stationery brand. Annie and Morgan help listeners travel through books this summer as most of our travel plans are a bust (for now).

The books discussed on today’s podcast are available for purchase from The Bookshelf:

London picks:

Europe picks:

America picks:

Other hot summer vacation picks:

  • Tangerine by Christine Mangan

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

  • Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

  • Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Annie’s Summer TBR list:

  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

  • The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

  • Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and Morgan is reading Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty by Kate Hennessy.

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.

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Annie’s tackling more readerly dilemmas in this week’s episode.

Leave your own bookish conundrum via voicemail by going to fromthefrontporchpodcast.com/contact.

Reading People

You and Me Forever

Garlic and Sapphires

A Woman Is No Man

A Place for Us

Mother Land

Delancey

House Lessons

I Capture the Castle

Happier at Home

Strangers and Cousins

This Is Where You Belong

Hidden Art of Homemaking
Anna Karenina

East of Eden

A Little Life

Poisonwood Bible

Theft by Finding

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 A Burning by Megha Majumdar. 

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.

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Annie is joined by Robbie Hopkins, a former teacher/librarian, now homeschool dad. Robbie is a music and literary aficionado, and shares his summer playlist based on some of Annie’s anticipated summer reads. 

You can listen to the playlist on Spotify here.

The books mentioned in today’s episode can be purchased or preordered from The Bookshelf:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

The Lightness by Emily Temple

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Mae Goldberg

Mother Land by Leah Franqui

The Bright Lands by John Fram

Let's Never Talk about This Again by Sarah Faith Alterman

A Star Is Bored by Byron Lane

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Of Bears and Ballots by Heather Lende


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 I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown and Robbie is reading The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt.

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.

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It’s hard to know what to say, so this week’s episode is unusually short, focused instead on sending you toward resources we hope might be helpful as we grieve and learn together.

You can find several titles geared toward racial justice on our store website, including: How to Be an Antiracist, Just Mercy, and I’m Still Here. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sales of these titles and more are being donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.

Traci from The Stacks Podcast and Jaime from Absorbed in Pages posted excellent lists of fiction and nonfiction titles addressing anti-black racism and anti-racism. 

You can listen to The Stacks podcast here, and if you want to support Jamie and Traci directly, consider purchasing through Bookshop:

Other resources:

More than ever, it’s important to support black-owned small businesses; below are links to a few bookstores owned by people of color, and a more comprehensive list can be found here.

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