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Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
 
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On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are coming to you with our first joint minisode! Minisodes do not follow our normal format, so you won’t hear our regular segments. What you will hear about instead is: A trip to Fabled Bookshop in Waco, TX as the inspiration for an idea Requesting favorite and least favorite books of…
 
Readers, it’s the 5th anniversary of What Should I Read Next! Today I'm answering YOUR questions about WSIRN's behind-the-scenes, my personal reading life, and so much more. Thank you for submitting such thoughtful and fun questions! I did my best to answer as many as possible, and you can find answers to frequently asked questions linked in the sh…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing our top 10 books of the year that wouldn’t end. We don’t include our regular segments in these Best of Episodes in the interest of time. We hope that you love this list! It might help you identify if one of us is your book twin. Or if you want to add something to your 2…
 
Readers, we’re kicking off the new year with a special episode to help you set the right tone for your reading life in 2021. My friend Laura Tremaine is joining me to guide us in some readerly introspection. Laura hosts the Ten Things to Tell You podcast, where she shares guided questions and prompts to help listeners reflect on different aspects o…
 
Anne's challenge today is to share recommendations for books with unique and artful structures. Today's guest is a Chicago-based mood reader with a contagious love of books. When Anna Morton isn't working or volunteering for the Art Institute of Chicago, she's reading “compulsively readable literary fiction,” a term Anne fondly coined for books wit…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: the joy of passing along books, and spousal reading time Current Reads: comfort reads and books we loved Deep Dive: a reflection on our 2020 reading lives Book Presses: a redemption press and a dystopian pandemic As per usual, time-stamped show notes a…
 
Today’s guest also loves giving recommendations—to her boss, to her mom, and to strangers standing in the book aisle at Target. For Jenica Salazar, nothing is more satisfying than recommending the right book to the right reader. But today, she’s here for a little bit of literary therapy for herself. Anne chats with Jenica about a common bookworm pr…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: all the buddy reads. So many buddies. So much reading. Current Reads: wheelhouse books and trying new things Deep Dive: book subscriptions to give and receive Book Presses: a creepily atmospheric apocalypse and a self-serving press As per usual, time-s…
 
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Jacked_Wondery Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that woul…
 
Today’s guest tells a familiar story: he loved reading as a kid, but as an adult without a Scholastic book fair to look forward to, he fell into the habit of rereading or staying in his “safe zone” of sci-fi and fantasy. Geologist Max Lemoine needed just the right book to pull him out of his reading rut. He’s eager to uncover more titles that are o…
 
Today, we are revisiting our very first episode of Currently Reading, because 2020 has thrown us for another loop! Tune in to hear Meredith and Kaytee, for the first time. We are discussing: Bookish Moments: starting a series as a readaloud and being part of a launch team Current Reads: we’ve got some classics, some apocalypse, and some differences…
 
Readers have asked us for “comfort reads” over and over again this year — and it's totally understandable. “Comfort read” means something different to every reader, but if you’re looking for books that slow your heart rate, soothe your soul, and make you want to travel to a quiet English village, this episode is for you. Today’s guest Gina House ap…
 
Today, Kaytee is visiting with Melissa Joulwan and Dave Humpreys, all the way from Prague to talk about Strong Sense of Place! We are discussing Bookish Moments: “triple-dipping,” map adventures, and doubly broken reading Current Reads: we’re visiting manor houses, the everglades, building a train, and seeing a refugee camp. Come with us. Deep Dive…
 
Sara Jones takes her role as “neighborhood library curator” seriously. In addition to selecting books for her own reading life, Sara Jones carefully curates her Little Free Library collection to reflect the reading tastes and needs of her community. She likes to feature a healthy mix of books for kids and adults, and she’s always on the lookout for…
 
Today, Meredith and Mindy are discussing: Bookish Moments: a buddy read with a friend and getting back into a rhythm Current Reads: the most awkward transition ever, and lots of salt Deep Dive: how we feel about book awards and the books that win them Book Presses: a series press and a rural noir gem As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below …
 
The sci-fi genre feels like home, but Emily Van Ark also enjoys books in any genre that deliver on a fabulous premise. In her day job as a data scientist, Emily nalyzes data in order to find patterns and make recommendations for improving people’s lives... and Anne's job this week is to do some helpful data analysis for her reading life (with less …
 
Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a new reading space and a bookish helper Current Reads: you have to read this, plus lots of murder Deep Dive: how an ending can change a book for us, great endings and phone-ins Book Presses: a book with a fantastic ending and book that will help you end 2020 well As per usual, time-stampe…
 
Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Katie Proctor. Katie is the author of My Storied Year, her debut novel about a middle grade boy with dyslexia. This is the first time I’ve gotten to have an interview with someone I am already friends with, and it was a delight! Tune in to hear about: Creating character…
 
Reading for pure escapism means something different for every reader. Some of us turn to puzzle-like mysteries, some of us immerse ourselves in fantastical worlds. Today’s guest stays away from doom scrolling by reading lots and lots and lots of romance. “Recovering English major” Jenna Lowenstein still enjoys the occasional literary fiction read, …
 
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: recording with a young friend and library woes Current Reads: you have to read this, plus lots of murder Deep Dive: do you picture actors and actresses when you read? how about setting? Book Presses: a book that would make a great movie, and a classic sci-fi thrill As per usual, time-stamp…
 
Our annual holiday recommendations episode is here! A few weeks ago, you called us with your bookish gift buying questions and dilemmas, and today Anne is answering those questions alongside Beth Buss, the general bookstore manager at Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit in downtown Winston-Salem North Carolina. Beth and Anne will help you find jus…
 
Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a spicy take on a classic and bookish gluttony Current Reads: we’re telling each other about six recent reads and talking each other into and out of reading them Deep Dive: our favorite cookbooks, as we head into the holiday season Book Presses: food-centered delight and family-centered dr…
 
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From W…
 
Reader Cliff Cullen was in the middle of his best reading year ever when...the pandemic hit. His one-time favorite reading habits, like listening to audiobooks during his commute, have had to change—but his voracious appetite for books remains the same. Today, Anne recommends books in a wide variety of genres to suit Cliff’s eclectic reading taste …
 
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: creating a monthly TBR and being a rebound reader Current Reads: convoluted plots, and wheelhouse wins Deep Dive: the most readable classics Book Presses: more classics that BELONG on the Press List As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource …
 
Valencia Taylor is self-proclaimed book-pusher looking for reads that fall on the line between just-spooky-enough and way-too-scary, compelling stories that teach her something new about the world, and a way to keep track of her reading life. Of course, as a fellow book-pusher, Anne has plenty of recommendations and practical tips to share... Visit…
 
Today, Kaytee and Mary are discussing: Bookish Moments: virtual author events and a library fake out Current Reads: books that get better and better and have big emotions Deep Dive: what is spoopy season? And what do we read for peak spoopiness? Book Presses: spoopy presses for your shelves As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with refer…
 
Anne is joined by Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers of Pantsuit Politics podcast to discuss fiction and nonfiction recommendations that have shaped their understanding of politics, history, and what it means to be a human in this world. They're each sharing "political" books they personally love and often recommend, because they are fascinating,…
 
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: connecting through book recommendations and having the exact right reading experience Current Reads: an unpopular opinion and some unputdownable fiction Deep Dive: the title words and cover images that draw us in Book Presses: a few more gorgeous covers for your consideration As per usual,…
 
This is a PREVIEW of a special series just for the Patreon Supporters ("Bookish Friends") of the Currently Reading Podcast who love mysteries and thrillers. It's called "All Things Murderful with Meredith". Meredith had so much fun with this new thing that we wanted to share this first episode with everyone! Today, Meredith is drinking HEB’s Texas …
 
Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a YouTube rabbit hole and setting down the books for Netflix Current Reads: A selection of hits and misses, all of which we’re ready to discuss with nuance Deep Dive: The Books We Are Jealous That You Get to Read for the First Time. Ah, nostalgia. Book Presses: righting another wrong in th…
 
Hey readers! Get your TBRs ready, because today’s episode contains a TON of book titles for a wide array of reading tastes, from a few voices which might sound familiar if you’ve been a long-time WSIRN listener. A few weeks ago, we asked the Modern Mrs Darcy and What Should I Read Next team to share their own summer reading recaps for a special Pat…
 
Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: Homeschool reading presentations and Meredith’s new side episode Current Reads: the current reads that we are actually currently reading, not a selective agenda of books Deep Dive: Bookish FOMO. What are you afraid of missing out on when it comes to books? Book Presses: the book I’d press …
 
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