From the Front Porch

Annie is joined this week by cousin, friend and former Bookshelf staffer, Ashley Sherlock. The two will pair books with some of their favorite TV shows.

The books discussed today can be purchased online from The Bookshelf:

  • Britt-Marie is Here by Fredrik Backman (matched withTed Lasso on Apple TV+)

  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore (matched with Ozark on Netflix)

  • Three by D.A. Mishani (matched with You on Netflix)

  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (matched with Tiger King on Netflix)

  • Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (matched with Gilmore Girls)

  • I Think You’re Wrong, but I’m Listening by Beth A. Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland (matched with The Politician)

  • Savage News by Jessica Yellin and Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (matched with The Morning Show on Apple TV+)

  • One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (matched with Married at First Sight)

  • Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel and All Adults Here by Emma Straub (matched with Schitts Creek)

  • Layoverland by Gabby Noone, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders and Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (matched with The Good Place)

  • The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert and The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller (matched with The Great British Bake Off)

  • Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood and Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (matched with Fleabag)

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (matched with Love on the Spectrum on Netflix)

  • The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames (matched with The Baby-Sitter’s Club on Netflix)

  • The Bright Lands by John Fram (matched with Lovecraft Country on HBO)

A full transcript for today’s episode is available 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,

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 Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin, and Ashley is reading A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost.

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