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What Should I Read Next?

Podcast Series What Should I Read Next?

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.

Series Episodes

Ep 301: Ask Anne Anything

Ep 301: Ask Anne Anything

Readers, as we continue our celebration of 300 episodes of What Should I Read Next, today we are bringing your voices to the stage as Anne and WSIRN team member Leigh Kramer tackle your burning questions! We always enjoy our Ask Anne Anything episodes and the chance to hear what you’re curious about. We hope today's conversation and our answers give you a little more insight into the world of WSIRN. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in a question! Be sure to check out this episode's show notes for a list of all the books we discussed today. And sure you don't miss out on the final stage of our 300th episode celebration. We'll be hosting a special LIVE event for our Patreon community with interviews and conversations with three of WSIRN's most recommended authors, and we'd love to have you join us. Learn more at our Patreon site.   Thanks to this week's sponsor:Ritual’s Essential for Women 18+ Multivitamin is formulated to support brain, bone, and blood health, and provide antioxidant support. Right now Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off your first three months. Visit ritual.com/READNEXT and turn healthy habits into a Ritual. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40 mins

28 September Finished

Ep 300: How good it is to be among people who are reading!

Ep 300: How good it is to be among people who are reading!

If you've listened in to any—or all!— of our past 300 episodes, you've heard conversations with readers and authors, booksellers and book club members, and of course a whole lot of literary matchmaking. Today, after more than five years of creating bookish delight, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the people and process behind our weekly podcast and explore the many layers of WSIRN! Listen in today to hear from some of our original voices as we talk about how the show began, how it's grown over time, and peek behind the scenes of how we do what we do here at WSIRN HQs. We'll also hear from some of you about how this podcast has changed your reading lives! You can find our show notes, including a list of all the episodes mentioned in today's discussion, at our website! And for more 300th celebration, check out our Patreon community, where we're hosting an upcoming special event featuring some of WSIRN's most beloved authors. Thanks to this week's sponsors:Away makes packing simple, with an interior organization system, a removable laundry bag, and a built-in compression pad. Start your 100-day trial at awaytravel.com/readnext20.  Prose’s commitment to quality goes beyond their formulas … to their whole approach to business. Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today at www.prose.com/readnext.Are you looking for ways to be happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative? Try Happier with Gretchen Rubin, the podcast from the author of the #1 bestseller The Happiness Project. Each week she shares insights and practical solutions like a “Try This at Home” tip and a “Happiness Hack.” Listen wherever you're listening to this podcast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

50 mins

21 September Finished

Ep 299: Playing genre hopscotch

Ep 299: Playing genre hopscotch

Readers, we know it can be tricky to break out of a reading rut, and sometimes it takes a nudge from a friend to try something new. Michael Clark has a good handle on what he loves to read. From beach reads that don't get the respect they deserve, to stories that acknowledge their literary heritage, he reaches across genres when he's picking up his next book and he's not afraid to put down a book that's not right for him. But today, he's feeling stuck in a bit of a reading drought. Michael's hoping to reinvigorate his reading life by discovering some books that deliver on his love of well-developed characters while delving into genres he typically ignores, like science fiction. Be sure to listen all the way through to hear Anne's picks for Michael, including a special bonus selection at the end of the episode today. Read this episode's show notes, including the full list of books we discussed, at our website. And if you're interested in seeing what Michael reads next, connect with him on Instagram. Thanks to this week's sponsors:For comfortable shoes, reach for Rothy’s. They're machine washable, sustainably made with materials like plastic water bottles, and come in a wide array of styles. Head to Rothys.com/READNEXT to find your new favorites today.With Brooklinen’s new collection of comfy tees, tanks, joggers, and sweats, you can look put together all day long, without sacrificing any comfort. Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code READNEXT to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57 mins

14 September Finished

Ep 298: A reading life without regrets

Ep 298: A reading life without regrets

Today's guest loves Jane Austen, but that's just the beginning for our conversation today. Cristina Griffin's work life as an English professor often overlaps with her personal love of reading for pure fun! She's drawn to atmospheric stories with brilliant endings and compelling characters, and she's read all the way through many an author's backlist. Anne recommends books that fit Cristina's desire for contemporary novels that are fun to read and a new-to-her series she can slowly devour. We hope today's episode might inspire you to break down some boundaries in your reading life and find a new, immersive read you'll enjoy. Visit our website to see the (long) list of books we discussed during this episode! Thanks to this week's sponsors:Ritual’s clean, honest, vegan-friendly multivitamin is formulated with high-quality nutrients and made without sugars, GMOs, major allergens, or other hidden ingredients. Enjoy 10% off during your first 3 months when you visit ritual.com/READNEXT to start your Ritual today. Help your feet get cozy this fall with Bombas. Their socks are made from special moisture-wicking yarn and temperature-regulating vents that allow cool air flow in, and prevent overheating. Plus, they come in a huge variety of colors and styles for every sport and personality. Go to Bombas.com/readnext today, and get twenty percent off your first order.Policygenius makes it easy to see if you’re overpaying for home & auto insurance. Visit their website and answer a few questions, then, they’ll compare rates from America’s top insurers to find your lowest quotes. If they find a better rate than what you’re paying now, they’ll switch you over—for free. Head to Policygenius.com to get started right now. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57 mins

7 September Finished

Ep 297: Right book, wrong time

Ep 297: Right book, wrong time

Readers, today’s guest is on the hunt for complex, thought-provoking, and timeless books that have something to say about topics she cares about today. Maria Carrera lives in Spain, where she teaches English language. Her heart for languages drives both her professional and her reading life! She loves the experience of matching a book to her reading mood - and then choosing which translation of that book to read. But with so many good books to choose from, sometimes she just needs someone to tell her which book to pull from her ever-growing TBR stack. Today, we'll translate Maria’s book requests into recommendations for reads she can move to the top of her list.  To see the books we discussed in this episode, be sure to check out our website at whatshouldireadnextpodcast.com/297. Connect with Maria on Twitter and Instagram to follow along with what she reads next. Thanks to this week's sponsor:Even we know that reading can't cure everything. If you’re feeling down, it might help to talk with a professional therapist. BetterHelp connects you directly with a licensed, professional therapist, so you can start living a happier life today. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/readnext See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37 mins

31 August Finished

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