Book Riot - The Podcast

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A Novel Trial

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Rebecca and Sharifah discuss the salacious history of Go Ask Alice, the antitrust trial against Penguin Random House’s merger with Simon & Schuster, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Links discussed in the show: The Book Riot Patreon How a Mormon Housewife Turned a Fake Diary Into an Enormous Best-Seller New York Times announces Gilbert Cruz as Books Editor Louisiana Librarian Seeks Legal Action After Harassment by Far-Right Group Michigan Library May Close Due to Conservative Propaganda Background on the PRH-Simon & Schuster antitrust trial Opening Arguments & Day One Testimony S & S CEO Jonathan Karp’s Testimony Why the Penguin Random House – Simon & Schuster Merger is About Amazon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Millions of Canadians Cranking

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama’s summer reading picks, Canadian reading habits, another take on “self-censorship,” and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: We’re still taking applications for Editorial Ops Associate Utah State board of education policy opens door to book bans Half of all Canadians read a book a week?! Pamela Paul has a take Barack Obama’s summer reading list The Gillian Flynn Gone Girl…Danube River cruise? Perish by LaToya Watkins The Church of Baseball by Ron Shelton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Book Riot Matches Donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds

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Book Riot is running a campaign to match donations to the National Network of Abortion Funds from July 25th through August 1st. Feminism, gender equality, and inclusivity are all core tenants of our values at Book Riot, and we know there is no gender equality without reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy. We hope that you'll be able to participate in this match campaign. If you are able to support it financially, you can get information at https://bookriot.com/book-riot-matching-donations-to-national-network-of-abortion-funds/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Save It For the Message Boards

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Jeff and Rebecca talk trailers (She Said, Rings of Power, House of the Dragon), a HarperCollins walk-out, Michelle Obama’s new book, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Follow-up: HarperCollins union workers hit the picket line New Michelle Obama book The Boys by Katie Hafner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Catch-451

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Jeff and Rebecca talk the best-selling books of the year, Book Riot’s own best books of the year so far, a very suspect reality show idea, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: The Book Riot Patreon Book Riot’s Best of 2022 so far Ada Limon named next Poet Laureate Bookstores are booming & becoming more diverse A reality show about authors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Good Job, Matt

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Jesmyn Ward winning the Library of Congress Fiction Prize, a major publisher getting hijacked (?), labor at publishing houses, The New York Times understanding BookTok just about as well as they do, and much more. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon We’re hiring! Jesmyn Ward wins ​​ of Congress Prize for Fiction Macmillan security breach HarperCollins’s union authorizes strike if publisher does agree to fair contract Penguin Classics adds Marvel to the Canon NYT on BookTok Public service story: if you work in any kind of library setting and have student loans, see if you eligible for student loan forgiveness The Fox & I by Catherine Raven Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mental Cellophane

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about “the book of the year,” Barnes & Noble and TikTok collaborating, follow up on book censorship stories, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Ongoing: Lawyers say obscenity claims in VA case are ‘defective’ and should be tossed out Canadian librarian responds to threats over drag queen story hour by adding a second event TikTok now has a dedicated #booktok hub, and Barnes & Noble is partnering to promote it with a challenge Authors are protesting Amazon policy that allows Kindle users to return ebooks within 7 days ​​ Wahala by Nikki May Memphis by Tara Stringfellow An Immense World by Ed Yong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Feather in the Trap

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Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about a sweeping New York Times piece on diversity in publishing, the most popular GoodReads books of the moment, and how much Americans do and do not read books. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon NYT looks at the state of diversity of the publishing industry Florence Pugh to star in East of Eden Netflix series The Obamas Head to Audible Over 50% of Americans have not finished a book in the last year 72 of the most popular books on GoodReads….right now The City Inside by Samit Basu Aurora by David Koepp An Immense World by Ed Yong Flying Solo by Linda Holmes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Implied Headline

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Rebecca is joined by Book Riot’s managing editor, Vanessa Diaz, while Jeff is on vacation. They discuss the relaunch of MTV Books, James Patterson’s hot take on racism, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon MTV Books Reveals 2023 Relaunch Slate Sales of LGBTQ Books Are Soaring Mom’s for Liberty’s Book Rating System James Patterson says older white men experience “another form of racism” And then James Patterson apologizes NYPL to give away 500,000 free books The Margins writers’ conference Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Two Questions and a Comment

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble’s picks for the best books of the year so far, Spotify coming for audiobooks, the quiet end of Oprah’s Book Club on AppleTV, Tiny Beautiful Things being adapted, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Obscenity suit is advancing in VA Barnes & Noble’s best books of 2022 so far Kathryn Hahn to appear in Hulu’s Tiny Beautiful Things adaptation Spotify is coming for audiobooks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

I’ve Got No Animal Paraphernalia

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss the results of their summer preview draft, go through a bunch of listener feedback, talk about a cookbook being adapted for the screen, a huge study of bookselling patterns on Amazon, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: We hiring a Digital Marketing Manager The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Australian Cookbook To Be Adapted Into Feature Film Ingram followed 150k books on Amazon for 3 years Dog Eared Books in Ames, Iowa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Playing by the Ruled

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about book sales, Amazon’s new book club, the bookstore of the year, recent reading, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Podcast Patreon Congrats to The Raven! The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson Amazon starts monthly book club Post-Traumatic by Chantal Johnson Translating Myself & Other by Jhumpa Lahiri Trillions by Robin Wigglesworth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Talk Easy: Jennifer Egan on Writing Through Time

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Today we're sharing a special preview of a podcast we've been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and politicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity, he has revealing conversations with guests like Michael Lewis, Rupi Kaur, and Dave Eggers. In this preview, Sam talks to Jennifer Egan about the structural pulse of her new novel, The Candy House, why she’s drawn to nonlinear storytelling, and what the book reveals about authenticity in the digital age. You can hear the full episode, and more from Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tebookriotegan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Foley Artist on Mars

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about a striking attempt to sue Barnes & Noble for obscenity and pornography, admit we were wrong but for dumb reasons, talk about a hero of the week, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon! Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro VA Beach Barnes & Noble being sued over GenderQueer and A Court of Mist and Fury Now in book banning: conservative parents take aim at library apps If it sounds too good to be true…this company will pay you $200 for every book you finish Something you don’t see every day – expanded book coverage! The Dracula Daily newsletter is a fun thing Hero of the Week: teen upset about book bans starts forbidden book club The Book of Night by Holly Black Trust by Hernan Diaz Flying Solo by Linda Holmes Translating Myself and Others by Jhumpa Lahiri How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Manga Eyes of Desire

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes, the reMarkable 2….tablet?, recent reading, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon! Pulitzer winners Is this a thing? Post-Traumatic by Chantal Johnson Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng Dinner for One by Sutanya Dacres Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Exaggerate, Enhance, Create, and Reify

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Jeff and Rebecca take listener feedback, spend a few moments talking about Julia on HBO, look at real, honest-to-goodness BookTok numbers, and talk with Florence Williams about her book, Heartbreak. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon! Let’s talk about those BookTok numbers from publishers lunch — public link to the pod & infographic  So get a copy of Heartbreak using riot20 for 20% at pushkin.fm/heartbreak Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2022 Moms, Dad, and Grads Recommendation Show

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Jeff and Rebecca turn with their annual spring recommendation show. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.f Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot Patreon 2022 (!) 5 Under 35 Honorees Book Riot Podcast Listener Survey You’re Not Listening Checklist Manifesto Loonshots Outsiders Danez Smith Hanif Abdurraquib Morgan Parker Louise Gluck Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni Poets.org The Great Circle Pretty Face by Lucy Parker A Taste of Her Own Medicine by Tasha Harrison The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner Gilead Lila by Marilynne Robinson Wicked Fox by Kate Cho Books for K-Drama Fans 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas City of Girls Black Cake Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Pachinko The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor The Wheel of Time I Came All This Way to Meet You My Glory Was I Had Such Friends The Ugly Cry Fierce Attachments The Odd Woman in the City by Vivian Gornick Joan is Okay Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead The Cartographers by Peng Shepard The Lincoln Highway Greek to Me by Mary Norris The Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson Lab Girl Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck Radical Candor You’re Not Listening Grit Conscious Business Getting to Yes Financial Intelligence To The End of the Land by David Grossman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Caffeinated, Liquid Snickers Bar

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble as publishing’s hero(!?), developments in the world of book banning, new initiatives to combat said banning, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Book bans now reaching math textbooks in Florida California student’s petition to expand conversations about race in literature 5 Under 35 honorees Brooklyn Public Library offers ecards to kids 13-21 as a move to provide access/resist book bans We Need Diverse Books To Offer Grants to Educators to Buy Books  How Barnes & Noble went from villain to hero Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Realm of Cookies

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Jeff and Rebecca talk 2022 book sales so far, Brandon Sanderson making it rain, dive into The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot Podcast Patreon! Brandon Sanderson pays it forward Book sales boom is over? Documentary about The Bookstore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Broken Hallelujah

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new Book Riot Podcast Patreon, solicit recommendation requests for Moms/Dads/Grads episode, somehow spin out again about audiobook pricing, look at the most banned books of 2021, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot Podcast Patreon! Station Eleven team reuniting at HBO for Glass Hotel & Sea of Tranquility We probably have to say something about the Amazon union success The NYT looks at some of the most-banned books of 2021 B&N goes audiobook membership The Cartographers by Peng Shepard Secret Identity by Alex Segura The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi Pay Up by Reshma Saujani The Candy House by Jennifer Egan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Talk Easy: Michael Lewis on The Premonition

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We’re sharing a special preview of a podcast we’ve been enjoying, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam Fragoso invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. Driven by curiosity and an abundance of research, he’s had revealing conversations with everyone from George Saunders and Cate Blanchett to Ocean Vuong and Gloria Steinem. In this preview, Sam talks with author Michael Lewis about his book, The Premonition, his approach to creating a relationship with the people he writes about, covering President Obama, and the power of luck. You can listen to Talk Easy at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/tebookriot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

They're All Lowlights

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about listener experiences with Atlas of the Heart, do a quick update from the Sandersonverse, discuss the rising sales of LBGTQ romance, and linger for a moment in the Frontlist Foyer. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: LGBTQ romance sales are booming Evelyn Hugo adaptation going to Netflix The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

To Kill a Mockingbird Meets Nicholas Sparks

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Danika Ellis joins Rebecca Schinsky to talk about Dr Seuss sales, librarians getting fired for not pulling books, that Where the Crawdads Sing Trailer, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: Pulling racist books turned out to be good for business for Dr Seuss Texas librarian ​​alleges she was fired for not removing books Crawdads trailer ​​ Heroes of the Week Ted Cruz accidentally makes two anti-racist books bestsellers ​​ As mentioned on the show: Danika’s quiz to match book banning quote to the decade it occurred  Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nobels and Hostages

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about books sales thus far in 2022, check in on the “book of the year” candidates, note some discontent in the publishing workforce, and talk about books that are not what we thought they were. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE: We have a literary activism newsletter coming soon Brandon Sanderson answers FAQs about that Kickstarter Wanna talk about that Twitter thread about low-mid level publishing folks bouncing out? Funny Farm by Laurie Zaleski Left on Tenth by Delia Ephron The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Know How I Am With Bandwagons

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about B&N’s 2021 results and how TikTok steers the ship, recent reading, new Cormac McCarthy novels, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: James Daunt talks about BN’s 2021 Cormac McCarthy publishing 2 new novels with a different flavor Pamela Paul stepping down from NYT Book Review to join Opinion section The Voltage Effect by John List Left on Tenth by Delia Ephron Recitatif by Toni Morrison Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Brandon Swagder$on

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the closing of Amazon Books and the most interesting self-publishing story yet. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Amazon is shutting down all of its bookstores Brandon Sanderson’s Kickstarter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dolly Partterson

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Jeff and Rebecca talk more about bonus content, the Dolly Parton/James Patterson unique audio experience, trailer talk, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Novelists struggling with if/how to write about covid — curious where listeners are on this Britney! Spears! Memoir! For $15million  Cases in which challenged books have been returned to shelves in Washington state. Dolly/patterson audiobook experience on Spotify Pachinko Trailer looks amazing Rings of Power looks like….Rings of Power Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Algorithms Gone Wild

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Jeff and Rebecca talk premium podcast content, play a bookish round of 20 Questions, think about the two-year anniversary of Bookshop, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Students sue a school district over book banning Heartbreak by Florence Williams The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Freudian Slippers

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about new details about The Spine Collector, Apple’s Book Club, recent reads, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Check out our wordle-inspired merch at bookriot.com/merch Glory’s doing a WRBG series with Liveright The Bernardini plot thickens Apple’s new book club Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson The Power of Regret by Daniel Pink The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Crying with a Knife

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Jeff and Rebecca finally are ready to talk about Station Eleven, after discussing recent reads. And in the second half of the episode, they get to talk to Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Admissions by Kendra James To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara How to be Perfect by Michael Schur The Well-Read Black Girl Podcast Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bankable Crossover

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Jeff is joined by Vanessa Diaz to talk about 2021s bestsellers, recent notable and favorite books, the continuing surge in book banning and censorshop in public libraries and schools, and more. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Adaptation Nation The Book Riot Podcast Winter Preview Draft Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Library Up for Auction Breaking down 2021’s bestsellers by publisher Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark Ariadne by Jennifer Saint Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd Ramón and Julieta by Alana Quintana Albertson Amor Actually Murder Most Actual, a Kobo original by Alexis Hall Wahala by Nikki May See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ASMR for Knowledge Workers

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca doing something unusual: talking about the books they are reading. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Winter Preview Draft Adaptation Nation Edelweiss Netgalley The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley Ford Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Complexity Doesn't Have to Be a Bummer

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about 2021 print sales and reading habits, Harlequin’s subscription play, give a general review of Station Eleven on HBO, and more. Discussed in this episode: Follow-up in Bernardini case ​​ Latest Pew stats re: Americans’ reading habits Print Books Have Huge 2021 Harlequin’s new subscription service debuts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Which Way the Smarm Flows

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the resolution of a recent literary mystery, the (cough) best books of the last 125 years, new year’s reading projects, and more. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Winter Preview Draft Episode! Adaptation Nation! Italian publishing employee arrested for fraud, identity theft stealing those manuscripts The NYT let readers vote on the best book of the last 125 years to predictable results The Maid by Nita Prose Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The English Patient

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Listen to Jeff and Rebecca's guest appearance on Adaptation Nation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Our Favorite Non-Book Things of 2021

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Jeff and Rebecca recommend things from outside the world of books and reading. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Rebecca’s List: Counting Crows, Butter Miracle album An Evening w/ Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak 100-Foot Wave All About Cake by Christina Tosi The White Lotus Bandsplain podcast Jammy bits The Sex Lives of College Girls Cadence toiletry holders – keepyourcadence.com The Robe by Lunya   Jeff’s List Reservation Dogs Dug Days Cousteau Passionfruit Syrup Cinnamon Syrup CarMax Get Back Pretty Paper by Willie Nelson hotels.google.com flights.google.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Our Favorite Reads of 2021

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Jeff and Rebecca list their favorites reads of 2021. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. For a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2022 Holiday Recommendations, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca finish their holiday recommendation extravaganza. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. For a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2022 Holiday Recommendations, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca continue their annual tradition of responding to listener recommendation requests. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez for science history, The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen The Topeka School by Ben Lerner A Brief History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson The Man From the Future by Ananyo Bhattacharya A Small Charred Face by Kazuki Sakuraba The Cheffe by Marie NDiaye Bibliolepsy by Gina Apostol Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso A Study in Scarlet by Sherry Thomas The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Wake Siren by Nina MacLaughlin The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes The Heroine with 1001 Faces by Maria Tatar Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Best American Short Stories City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid The Martian by Andy Weir A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Boy, The Horse, The Whatever

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 2021 National Book Award winners, Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year, Spotify buying an audiobook company, and The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Adaptation Nation Last call for the 2021 Fall Preview Draft Book Riot is looking for an Ad Sales Manager The 2021 National Book Award Winners Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year Spotify’s audiobook acquisition The Sentence by Louise Erdrich See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E471: Emotional Prudery

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Jeff and Rebecca think about replacing the term “dad book” with…anything, talk more PRH/S&S commentary, list book adaptations they will not be talking about, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: 2021 Fall Preview Draft Adaptation Nation The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Bourdain by Laurie Woolever See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E470: Franzen Erosion Curve

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss some recent book sales numbers, the 2021 Booker Prize, banning Beloved, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Adaptation Nation 2021 Fall Preview Book Draft Justice Dept Sues PRH over S & S Merger AI comes to audiobooks 2021 Booker Prize winner Texas attempting to ban BELOVED and Streisand effect See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

DUNE: Adaptation Nation Episode 1

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Jeff O’Neal, Jenn Northington, and Amanda Nelson discuss Frank Herbert’s Dune and break down Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation. Mentioned in this episode: Frank Herbert’s Distrust of JFK Hari Kunzru on Dune Muslim Influences in Dune Is Dune a White Savior Narrative? Sidelining Arab Voices in Dune Dune Book Club with Ausma Zehanat Khan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E469: Transparency Gateway

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca confirm that Dune is having a moment, talk about a new Book Riot podcast series, the beginning of “Books of the Year” season, and then talk about Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen and Matrix by Lauren Groff. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Adaptation Nation Publishers’ Weekly’s Best Books of 2021 Matrix by Lauren Groff Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E468: Monetize That Dream

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about a literary scam, a social network for authors, Goodreads members’ most anticipated fall books, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode SFF Yeah episode on Dune 2021 Fall Preview Draft Goodreads members most anticipated fall books Female Spanish thriller writer turns out to be team of 3 men Author founds social network aiming to disrupt publishing industry See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E467: Embrace the Mess

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Jeff and Rebecca take the episode to talk about 10 years of Book Riot. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot is hiring an Ad Sales Manager 2021 Fall Preview Draft New Book Riot Merch! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E466: A Potato Chip in the Mouth Forever

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This week, Jeff is joined by Book Riot editor Danika Ellis to talk book challenges, book blob cover designs, TikTok, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot is hiring an Ad Sales Manager! Librarians Charged for Stocking Books The 2021 Nobel Prize Behold, the Book Blurb 9 year-old sells lemonade to raise money to distribute diverse books The Continuing Saga of the Publishing Supply Chain Special Topics in Being a Human Milk Fed by Melissa Broder See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E465: They’re All Bad Metrics

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about MacArthur award winners, Netflix big adaptation winners, and Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Our Fall Preview Draft Hanif Abdurraquib & Ibram X Kendi among MacArthur Genius Grant winners Colson Whitehead interview with Ezra Klein Netflix’s Most Popular Movies and Series See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E464: Ascending Levels of Sauciness

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Jeff and Amanda talk about Sally Rooney sales, author who want to be publishers who also want to be influencers, the National Book Award longlist, Amanda’s favorite books of the year so far, and the going price for The Constitution. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: 2021 Fall Preview Draft Lena Waithe & Gillian Flynn launching imprints with independent publisher Zando Sara Gran also launching a publishing project National Book Award Long list Rare First Edition of the US Constitution to go to auction Cultish by Amanda Montell She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto The Sentence by Louise Erdrich I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins Matrix by Lauren Groff See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E463: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE MARTIAN

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and movie, The Martian. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E462: Spat Into the World

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Jeff and Jenn talk interesting science fiction and fantasy releases, some of the best books of 2021, upcoming science-fiction and fantasy adaptations, and more. Then Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Cree Myles to talk about her project, All Ways Black. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Our 2021 Fall Preview Draft Special Book Riot is hiring! The Rib King by Ladee Hubbard She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad SFF Yeah! Fall New Release Episode The New Yorker discovers there’s big money in ​​ebooks The Supply Chaaaiiiiiinnnnnnnnn All Ways Black See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E461: Special Episode: 2021 Fall Preview Draft

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As announced, we are trying something different for bonus content: a special, ad-free, pay-what-you-will 2021 Fall Preview Draft. Go here to get it: bookriot.com/falldraft. That URL will redirect you to our Gumroad page where you can get the episode. You can either play it there or download the mp3 file to play wherever. The episode will be available through Thanksgiving. Thanks for listening, and we would especially like feedback on this model, so email us at podcast@bookriot.com. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E460: The Hamster Will Be Our Guinea Pig

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about their plans and strategy for the Fall Preview Draft, a bookstore getting an imprint, PRH jacking up the price of Amanda Gorman’s book, what a wonderful era of Black literature it is, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: We’re hiring again! Web engineer & ad ops associate New Oprah pick The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois 50 UK bookstores will open early for Sally Rooney release See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E459: Indiscriminate Scamming

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Jenn Northington joins Rebecca to talk about the Hachette/Workman acquisition, the state of book tours, a truly mistifying publishing scam, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Leander, TX school district pulls more books Hachette is buying Workman Did the pandemic kill the book tour? The strangest scam in publishing First look at Wheel of Time adaptation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E458: G-Level Property

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Sharifah Williams joins Jeff to talk SF/F adaptations, how the adaptation boom may (or may not?) be affecting what is getting written, wild problems with GoodReads, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: How adaptations are influencing contemporary fiction ​​ Review extortion on GoodReads Hello Sunshine to be sold for $900 million Surprises with Scholastic succession See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E457: The Donkey Parade

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the coming end of big-time adaptations, the future of food memoirs, the dearth of popular on-going book series, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. Discussed in this episode: Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Gets Release Date See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E456: Spicy Fun Spice

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about pandemic reading habits, book sales, what it means to be a relevant author, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Pandemic Reading Habits Survey People Really Did Read More in 2020 Booker Longlist May your efforts succeed: little free diverse libraries See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E455: The Canonical Dorito

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Jeff and Rebecca build off listener feedback to spend more time talking about TikTok and books, how local libraries can be eaten away from the inside, have their minds boggled about a 300-year overdue library book, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: The Niles Public Library is a Warning Prince Harry memoir! More on the TikTok book trend Library Book overdue by 300 Years Returned See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E454: Infinite Monkeys

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Jeff and Rebecca parse listener feedback on what makes historical fiction, explicate the bestselling books of the year so far, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Book Riot’s best of the year so far PW bestselling books of the year so far The Niles Public Library is a Warning A win! Portland Public Schools will no longer teach book containing historical inaccuracies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E453: Convince Me I’m Right

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about recent reading, proceed to debate what constitutes historical fiction, wish for the failure of the efforts of some politicians, anticipate Janelle Monae’s short story collection, and much more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Discussed in this episode: Texas Governor Cancels Book Event Examining History Janelle Monae debut short fiction Andy Serkis is recording LOTR audiobooks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E451: Ding the Basket

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Jeff and Rebecca check in on summer book sales, relay another effort they hope fails, and talk about Michelle Zauner’s excellent debut memoir, Crying in H Mart. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: Parents sue over BLM lessons in Pennsylvania school district (Handy Vox piece explaining what critical race theory actually is) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E450: Form-Forward

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Pulitzer Prize announcements, things happening in conservative publishing, a sweeping Amazon investigative report, and more. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. The show can also be found on Stitcher. For more industry news, sign up for our Today in Books daily newsletter! Discussed in this episode: We’re hiring! Pulitzer winners Update: DoJ drops Bolton case Big publishers unlikely to take Trump book HarperCollins imprint signs deal for Jared Kushner’s “definitive” Trump book And former big-5 execs launch new conservative imprint Another Bourdain-adjacent book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E449: Our Favorite(?) Books of 2021 So Far.

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Jeff and Rebecca pick their most memorable, favorite, and otherwise noteworthy reads of 2021 so far. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Rebecca’s Picks: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Girlhood by Melissa Febos Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraquib Miseducated by Brandon P Fleming Rebecca’s Honorable Mentions: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Cultish by Amanda Montell While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Jeff’s Picks: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley Ford Jeff’s Honorable Mentions: Winning the Loser’s Game by Charles Ellis World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E448: Three Corners of an "It" Book

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon buying MGM, Roxane Gay’s new imprint, what makes an “it” book, and more. Discussed in this episode: Fare thee well, Eric Carle Amazon buys MGM Roxane Gay imprint! WNDB no longer using “own voices” SHE SAID movie coming John Steinbeck’s unpublished…werewolf novel?? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E447: Summer Draft Results and SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER by Ashley Ford

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss the results of their Summer Draft showdown and try a little something new with Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley Ford. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E446: FIELD OF DREAMS

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Field of Dreams and the book its based on, W.P. Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E445: The Austen-Industrial Complex

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the listener survey, a new giant ereader, Amazon sort of coming to libraries, and much more. Discussed in this episode: Constance Grady weighs in on Pence / S & S, and publishing’s existential crisis: DPLA signs deal w/ Amazon Publishing to make their ebooks available to libraries A piece worth reading on cancel culture & breaking up with your childhood faves GIANT EREADER Cynthia Ozick responds to negative review from Lionel Shriver in verse Book It returns! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E444: 2021 Summer Preview Draft

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Jeff and Rebecca compete to draft the best list of Summer 2021 new releases. This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Jeff’s Picks Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley Ford One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston The Ugly Cry by Danielle Henderson Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor Intimacies by Katie Kitamura Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder Committed by Adam Stern This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith The Appalachian Trail by Philip D’Anieri Rebecca’s Picks Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris After the Fall by Ben Rhodes The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America We Are What We Eat by Alice Waters Dear Senthuran by Akwaeke Emezi Miseducated by Brandon Fleming Thanks for Waiting by Doree Shafrir Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam The Turnout by Megan Abbott Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E443: Odyssey of Ache

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Jeff and Rebecca set a BR reader poll, talk more about the publication of the Mike Pence book, get into how much authors make, and wonder if a techno-fad has a place in the world of books. Discussed in this episode: BR podcast poll: Which of these books have you read? Jonathan Karp digs in deeper on Pence book *and* there’s a recording of another town hall How Much Do Authors Make? NFTs for Books? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E442: Count Me Among the Uncool

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the uncoolness of ereading, how Jeff was right in a way that matters, a diversity in writing initiative from Reese’s Book Club, and more. Discussed in this episode: Reese’s Book Club offering fellowship for unpublished writers from underrepresented groups Shouts for Jess Pryde! Another editorial about What Publishing Stands For Albuquerque is home to the world’s only Native-owned comic book store See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E441: 2021 Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show

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Jeff and Rebecca respond to listener requests for recommendations for moms, dads, grads (and themselves). This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Books and Authors discussed in this episode: Shop Class as Soul Craft Flight: The Complete History of Aviation The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell How to Build a Car by A. Newey World of Wonders In the Dream House How to Do Nothing The Night Tiger The Book of Delights Rich and Pretty Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light Friends & Strangers Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler Summer of Jordi Perez The Wedding Date Malibu Rising The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Real Life by Brandon Taylor Notes on a Nervous Planet See No Stranger Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series The Thursday Murder Club While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke Do Not Say We Have Nothing Wild Women and the Blues Sharks in the Time of Saviors Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia The House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende Susan Gregg Gilmore Megan Mayhew Bergman Jesmyn Ward The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang  Now My Heart is Full by Laura June Lexicon by Max Barry The Gilded Wolves Finding Meaning H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Blue Nights by Joan Didion The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion The Emperor of All Maladies Who Ate the First Oyster? Maybe You Should Talk to Someone The Group In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Trace by Lauret E. Savoy Earth Keeper by N Scott Momaday Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby Your House Will Pay When No One is Watching Deacon King Kong by James McBride Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E440: The Train is People

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Jeff and Rebecca check-in on the rolling reckoning, talk about dedicated e-readers, Murakami’s thsirt line, and more. Haruki Murakami’s t-shirt line is live Follow up: Open letter from publishing professionals against book deals for any member of Trump Administration Follow up: Norton pulls Roth biography out of print Big NYT coverage of the rolling reckoning Big snaps to Ron Charles Follow-up: Amazon giving 500,000 workers raises as unionizing efforts increase See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E439: The Rolling Reckoning

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Jeff and Rebecca follow up about Simon & Schuster’s relationship with Post Hill Press, a employee petition at Simon & Schuster (and the CEO’s response), Norton pulling a major book, listener feedback, and more. Discussed in this episode: The Book Riot giveaway featuring Noise by Daniel Kahneman Follow-up: S & S refuses to distribute book by officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death And S & S employees protest Mike Pence book deal The CEO responded Bigger context piece about how this represents a new challenge for publishers Multiple alllegations of sexual misconduct surface against Blake Bailey, Norton pull his Roth biography See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E438: Several Trepidations

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Jeff and Rebecca do listener feedback, interrogate what a podcast “read-a-long” does/could mean, stand in awe of Amanda Gorman’s book sales, talk a little George R.R. Martin, and much more. Discussed in this episode: Amanda Gorman is first poet to claim #1 spot on USA Today bestsellers Amazon workers in Bessemer, AL vote against unionization Unpublished Richard Wright novel about police brutality to be released Officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death gets a book deal, S & S will distribute See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E437: Piñata of Lies

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In this special, live-streamed episode, Jeff and Rebecca continue to argue about/refine a “Should I Read This?” segment/special episode series, are a little surprised at the Mike Pence book deal, perform their annual lament at the most challenged books of the year, and much more. Discussed in this episode: ALA releases most challenged books of 2020 Guardian coverage includes some author responses Dana Canedy acquires two Mike Pence memoirs for S & S New book contains a puzzle that, if solved, reader will win a golden casket See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E436: Georgia Sunrise

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Jeff and Rebecca note the passing of Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry, talk more Amazon/Big 5 anti-trust litigation, a Tennessee law that breaks new ground in terribleness, and much more. Discussed in this episode: Scholastic pulls Captain Underpants spinoff because of passive racism Tennessee bill seeks to ban any books that “promote, normalize, support, or address” LGTBQ issues Amazon & Big 5 face anti-trust lawsuit from booksellers HarperCollins buying HMH See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E435: Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E434: Vox Biblioi

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Jeff and Rebecca have their minds boggled at the sales of Seuss titles, pay fealty to the queen of book clubs, survey a few recent book challenges, and look forward to Klara and the Sun. Discussed in this episode: Oprah picks the Gilead SERIES as the next book club selection Follow-up: Leander, TX English teachers rally against graphic novels being removed from reading lists Austin, TX school calls in counselors after elementary school students are read a book about  a trans character Amazon no longer sells books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as mental illness Michael’s pulls feminist cross-stitch book because of curse words See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E433: Emotional Senioritis

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Jeff and Rebecca do some Seuss follow-up, evaluate upcoming adaptations that should be in their wheelhouse, talk about a particularly graphic effort to get some books out of a school classroom, and much more. Discussed in this episode: Farewell, Norman Juster Follow-up: Nice historical context for publishers removing racism from other books The Day Children’s Literature Died Follow-up: Amazon workers in other states inspired by unionizing efforts in Alabama Leander, TX school district removes 6 books from optional reading lists because of “inappropriate” content Peacock plans Robert Langdon spinoff series George C Wolf to adapt Song of Solomon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loyal to the Bit

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Seuss Enterprise’s decision to stop publishing a half-dozen books, continue ruminating on a “is it good?” segment, admire Murakami’s evasive accessibility, get into some labor talk, and finally discuss the current state of podcasting. Discussed in this episode: 6 Dr Seuss books ceasing publication because of racist imagery Seuss Enterprise’s statement Murakami’s t-shirt line Spotify podcast listeners forecasted to top Apple this year Union booksellers protesting at Strand Biden expresses support for Alabama workers attempting to unionize Amazon warehouse Great long piece about recent PoC hires poised to lead publishing in a new direction See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E431: Wiki in Shame

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about another format they might want to try for talking about books, whether 2020 means we can finally stop confusing the fate of bookstores with the fate of publishing, catch up with some listener feedback, and much more. Discussed in this episode: Bookstore sales fell 28.3% in 2020 Big-picture look at the possible impact of PRH/S&S Charles Yu establishes prize for Taiwanese American writers Underground Railroad teaser trailer Hillary Clinton writing novel w/ Louise Penny Coming Soon: Sword, Stone, Table edited by Jenn Northington and Swapna Krishna See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E430: Southern Belles with Benefits

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about what books actually get read, emotionally manipulative novels, tackle a couple of listener question, and try another guessing game. Discussed in this episode: While nothing we talked about today was newly linkable, I did promise to provide footage of Rebecca after her incredible showing last week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E429: Pyrrhic Victory

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss the winner of the Spring Preview draft, Hachette getting out of the right-wing publishing game, the Obamas adaptation-heavy Netflix slate, and Jeff inadvisedly challenges Rebecca to a new game. Discussed in this episode: Big 5 named as co-defendants in ebook price fixing suit Hachette fired last remaining editor who would publish conservative BS Obamas ink 6-project deal with Netflix, including adaptation of Exit West See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E428: Arrogance with Shine

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Jeff and Rebecca reflect on the end of Jeff Bezos’ tenure as CEO of Amazon, the launch of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club app, and comment on a commendation for LeVar Burton. Discussed in this episode: Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO Reese’s Book Club has an app LeVar Burton named first PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E427: Buy Stock in Amanda Gorman

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Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about a new ebook price-fixing lawsuit, the meteoric rise of Amanda Gorman, the high degree of difficulty of adapting The Sparrow, and much more. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Discussed in this episode: Update: Hawley’s book pick up by Regnery The Amanda Gorman phenomenon Ebook Price Fixing Lawsuit Queen’s Gambit creator to adapt The Sparrow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E426: 2021 Spring Preview

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Jeff and Rebecca preview the interesting new Spring releases in the form of a draft! They each drafted 10 books to make a basket with the intended audience of a generally interested reader. And they need your help to decide who won! Take a look at the lists below, and then email podcast@bookriot.com with your vote for who drafted the best all-around basket. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Rebecca’s List: Long Time Coming by Michael Eric Dyson Good Company by Cythnia d’Aprix Sweeney Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood How Beautiful We Were by Imbolu Mbue Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir How to Change by Katy Milkman The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter Soul of a Woman by Isabelle Allende   Jeff’s List: The Survivors by Jane Harper My Year Abroad by Chang-rae Lee Think Again by Adam Grant Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend by Ben Philippe The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E425: A Picnic Basket for the Mind

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Simon & Schuster pulling Josh Hawley’s book, Powell’s getting heat for carrying a title, discuss how to structure their spring 2020 preview, and much more. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. Discussed in this episode: S & S cancels Josh Hawley’s book contract MTV Books is coming back Bridgerton books get that Netflix bump Powell’s caught in stocking controversy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E424: There's a Caboose Coming

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of 2020, Eat a Peach follow-up, how the publishing industry fared last year, and much more. Discussed in this episode: Publishing did all right in 2020  Print book sales rose 8.2% in 2020  NYT bestsellers of 2020  We have to talk about this bonkers phishing scam in publishing  Response to Eat a Peach  More on American Dirt See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E423: Best of the Rest: Our Favorite Non-Book Things of 2020

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Jeff and Rebecca share their favorite things from 2020 that were not books. Discussed in this episode: Summer Camp Island Making of Frozen 2 The Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom The Vast of Night Over the Moon Soft Baked Pretzel recipe from Tasty Carto Overcooked 2 Legend of Zelda, The Breath of the Wild Work at Home with Blossom Dearie Playlist Christmas tree stand The Velvelettes Printfresh robe Makers of Wax Goods candles Gaslighter by The Chicks Hearts Town by The War & Treaty The Book on Pie by Erin Jeanne McDowell Left Right Center podcast Michelle Obama podcast You and Me Both (Hillary Clinton) podcast 60 Songs That Explain the 90s Insecure Babysitters Club The Politician Pen15 Soulmates See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E422: Our Favorite Reads of 2020

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Jeff and Rebecca recount their favorite reads of 2020. Discussed in this episode: Intimations by Zadie Smith Eat a Peach by David Chang The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry Group by Christie Tate The Switch by Beth O’Leary The Wisdom of Finance by Mihir Desai Deacon King Kong by James McBride Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Crosby The Lost Man by Jane Harper Weather by Jenny Offill See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E421: Serrated Crescendo

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about PRH buying Simon & Schuster, survey best books of the year lists, and much more. Discussed in this episode: The 2021 Read Harder Challenge is here!  PRH buys Simon & Schuster  Opposition to the PRH purchase  Reed retires BEA and BookCon  Amazon Best Books of 2020  NYT top 10 Book biz supply chain doing OK so far  Bob Woodward writing the book about Trump’s last days in the white house See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E420: 2020 Holiday Recommendations, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca their 2020 Holiday book recommendations. Discussed in this episode: Force of Nature by Jane Harper  The Secret History by Donna Tartt Idaho by Emily Ruskovich A Separation by Katie Kitamura The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell Radical Dharma Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Intimations by Zadie Smith Station Eleven by Emily Mandel Find Me by Laura van den Berg Blindness by Jose Saramago The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai  Sweet Magnolias series by Sherryl Woods Spice by Seressia Glass 100 Must-Read Books: Food in Fiction Little French Bistro by Nina George The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis The Alchemy of Us by Anissa Ramirez Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari The 99% Invisible City Saga by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples Atlas Obscura Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Stalking God by Anjali Kumar A Beginner’s Guide to Japan by Pico Iyer From Scratch by Tembi Locke Cleoptra VII: Daughter of the Nile by Kristiana Gregory (part of The Royal Diaries series) The Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jemisin The Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Octavia Butler The Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan 52 Loaves by William Alexander See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E419: 2020 Holiday Recommendations, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca give book recommendations in response to reader requests. Discussed in this episode:  In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan  Kings Queens & In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow Paper Girls by Brian Vaughn and Cliff Chiang  Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Heart Berries by Therese Marie Mailhot House Made of Dawn by M Scott Momaday The Surrounded by D’Arcy McNickle Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Wake Siren by Nina McLaughlin The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Circe by Madeline Miller World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Deacon King Kong by James McBride 2 AM at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie Helen-Bertino Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series How to Knit a Love Song by Rachel Herron See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E418: Null Hypothesis Feedback

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Jeff and Rebecca go over some A Promised Land sales numbers, look over the National Book Award winners, check in with the sale of Simon & Schuster, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by The Orchard by David Hopen, HarperCollins Children’s Books/Quill Tree Books, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service. Discussed in this episode: Ugh Chimamanda Listener query: Any uplifting YA books you can recommend for a “new” non-binary/genderqueer to have during free time? Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar Dreadnought by April Daniels Brightsiders by Jen Wilde One in Every Crowd by Ivan Coyote Euphoria Kids by Allison Evans Obama memoir breaks first-day sales record..or does he? National Book Awards Ongoing: Chicago Public Library says eliminating late fees has paid off PRH and HC are top bidders for Simon & Schuster See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E417: THE WEST WING, Reconsidered

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Jeff, Amanda, and Rebecca return to The West Wing. At least for the pilot. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Yen Press, One Night Two Souls Went Walking by Ellen Cooney , TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and The Magic Ingredient by Lindy Miller. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E416: Spiritual Cheese

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the lead up to A Promised Land, authors you know by just their first names, a very real literary puzzle, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Just the Two of Us by Ryu Hyang, Bombas, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and Emporia State University’s School of Library & Information Manageme Discussed in this episode: A Promised Land by Barack Obama Oprah & Brad Pitt’s companies adapting The Water Dancer UK children’s books 8 times more likely to feature animals than characters  of color  Literary mystery has 32 million possible solutions, has only been solved 3 times  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E415: Buy, Sell, Hold: 2020's Notable Books

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Jeff and Rebecca play a round of Buy/Sell/Hold with some of 2020’s most notable books. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Henry Holt & Co., Spalding University, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and Miami Book Fair Books discussed in this episode: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson Weather by Jenny Offill The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey Jack by Marilynne Robinson The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer A Promised Land by Barack Obama The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel Real Life by Brandon Taylor Eat a Peach by David Chang See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E414: One Hour of Podcasting

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Jeff and Rebecca try to remain focused while doing a bunch of listener follow-up, wonder about HMH’s trade business being for sale, admire PW’s Best Books of 2020 list (mostly), and preview upcoming topics. This episode is sponsored bY This episode is sponsored by Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer, Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and Emporia State University’s School of Library & Information Management Discussed in this episode: 92Y podcast PW best books 2020 HMH exploring sale of trade group Parents sue NC charter school calling novel POET X “an assault on Christianity” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E413: Adaptation Wish List

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Jeff and Rebecca list their most-wished for bookish adaptations. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Whatbook, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Paradise by Toni Morrison Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston The Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan Zone One by Colson Whitehead Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb Billion Dollar Whale by Bradley Hope A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab The Wangs V. The World by Jade Chang Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older The Secret History by Donna Tartt We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E412: You Need Three for a Parade

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about a call for help and a weird stock purchase at The Strand, more encouraging hires in publishing, an ugly fight at B&N goes away, and how much we really don’t like Audible-only things. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Fallen Queen (Mariposa Book 1) by Y. R. Shin, Emporia State University’s School of Library & Information Management, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and The Unspoken by Ian K. Smith. Discussed in this episode: Shouts to Bernard Schwartz at the 92nd Street Y – check out their recording of Ethan Hawke reading Gilead Babysitters Club gets season 2 And Cheryl Strayed is bringing back Dear Sugar as a newsletter Hachette launches BIPOC imprint Litigation b/t Barnes & Noble & former CEO ends abruptly Strand owner buys 6-figures of Amazon stock And then the Strand got 25,000 orders   Email us! podcast@bookriot.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E411: JACK by Marilynne Robinson

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss Jack by Marilynne Robinson. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Book Trip, by C.J. Duarte, Penguin Random House Audio, TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service, and Book Riot Insiders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E410: Gird Your Whatevers

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Jeff and Rebecca mostly respond to listener ideas for bonus episodes. Some of it is even about books. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Macmillan Podcasts, Book Trip by C.J. Duarte, Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia, and Book Riot Insiders. Discussed in this episode: First Underground Railroad teaser trailer Toni Morrison’s apartment See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E409: Adaptation Nation: Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity, and Enola Holmes

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss the recent adaptations of Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity, and Enola Holmes. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Yen Press, Nothing Like I Imagined by Mindy Kaling, Penguin Random House Audio, and Book Riot Insiders. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E408: Word of Mouth for Robots

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Jeff and Rebecca ask for ideas for post-election episode topics, go over what is going on with book sales, float the idea of making author “retirements” a bigger deal, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Sips by: Experience the joy of personalized tea discovery. , A Drop of Midnight by Jason Diakité, Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour, and Book Riot Insiders. Discussed in this episode: New YorkTimes profile of Madeline McIntosh Unit sales of print books up 6.4% in first 9 months of 2020 Indie bookstore sales down 40% on average Bill Bryson says he’s retiring See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E407: (Re)Introducing Ourselves to Louise Glück

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the life and work of 2020 Nobel Laureate Louise Glück, plus an extended discussion of her 1993 poem, “Vespers.” This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse , Amazon Publishing, Read or Dead, and TBR. Discussed in this episode: The Collected Poems of Louise Glück “The Body Artist” by Dan Chiasson “Vespers” by Louise Glück See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E406: 30 Dirty Spoons

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Jeff and Rebecca tease their special 2020 Nobel Prize episode, look at the National Book Award longlist, consider an interesting new position at Simon & Schuster, and respond to listener feedback on their half-baked ideas, and more. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by She Come By It Natural by Sarah Smarsh , The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter, and Book Riot’s mystery thriller podcast, Read or Dead. Discussed in this episode: Sad nerd news: Dune is delayed to 2021 Tressie McMillan Cottom, NK Jemisin, and Jacqueline Woodson among MacArthur scholars Sienna Farris named director of multicultural marketing at S & S NBA finalists Women’s Prize excluding trans & nonbinary writers on basis of “sex as defined by law” Lumberjanes in development at HBO Max! Fox News starting book line at HarperCollins   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E405: Half Baked Ideas, Volume 2

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Jeff and Rebecca pitch ideas that are not quite ready for prime-time. This episode is sponsored by Grand Central Publishing and Iris Johansen’s CHAOS , Daddy Daughter Day by Jeff Bridges and Isabelle Bridges-Boesch, Welcome to the United States of Anxiety by Jen Lancaster, and Book Riot’s mystery thriller podcast, Read or Dead. Discussed in this episode: Half-Baked Ideas, Volume 1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E404: A Mighty Hrrumpff

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon’s apparent discount decline, a new Executive Editor at Random House, another major James Patterson donation, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by Bombas , Skyhunter by Marie Lu, Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse, and Book Riot’s mystery thriller podcast, Read or Dead . Discussed in this episode: Jamia Wilson named Exec Editor at Random House Follow-up: Phoebe Robinson announces first books for her Tiny Reparations imprint Ongoing: publishers worry as ebook library checkouts soar James Patterson donates $2.5 million to teachers during covid First look at Underground Railroad looks gooooood Money by Jacob Goldstein See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E403: It Book: TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM by Yaa Gyasi

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Liberty Hardy of All the Books! and Rincey Abrams of Read or Dead join Jeff to talk about Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY: This episode is sponsored by The Return by Nicholas Sparks , Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan, TBR, and Book Riot Insiders See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E402: Sand Forward

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Jenn Northington joins Jeff to talk about listener reactions to the Dune trailer, the launch of Publishers Weekly in Spanish, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Nominees, an indie bookstore diversity reading initiative, and more. This episode is sponsored by: This episode is sponsored by White Fox by Sara Faring , These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin, Standoff by Jamie Thompson, and Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode: National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Honorees New England Booksellers Announce Major Diversity Reading Initiative Artist’s Relief Distributes $13.5 Million in Pandemic Grants Dana Canedy talking about why diversity is good business Find Jenn on the SFF Yeah Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E401: EAT A PEACH by David Chang and DUNE Trailer Talk

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss Eat a Peach by David Chang. Then Jenn Northington comes on to talk to Jeff about that Dune trailer. This episode is sponsored by Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh , Chaos by Iris Johansen, and Book Riot Insiders. DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE Eat a Peach by David Chang SFF Yeah with Ausma Zehanat Khan Dune and Middle Eastern representation Dune and gender See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E400: German Flotilla

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the CEO of Macmillan leaving, Obama’s presidential memoir release date and cover reveal, the DOJ looking to press charges against John Bolton, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders A Drop of Midnight by Jason Diakité Athena’s Choice by Adam Boostrom These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin Discussed in this episode: Obama’s next memoir dropping Nov 17 John Sargent leaving Macmillan Ongoing: DOJ pursuing criminal charges re: Bolton book Hachette releases diversity & inclusion progress report Monique Patterson is as VP of acquisition outreach at St Martin’s Harper Collins sues Lindsay Lohan for taking $365k advance and not writing book Most diverse Booker shortlist ever Stanley Crouch, Dead at Age 74 Skyhorse Publishing’s House of Horrors See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E399: Book Nerd Movie Club: The Princess Bride

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and the movie versions of The Princess Bride. This episode is sponsored by: See Her Die by Melinda Leigh Interference by Brad Parks Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community Harper Paperbacks Books discussed in this episode: The Princess Bride by William Goldman As You Wish by Carey Elwes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E398: The Tyranny of Khaki

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss rumors of PRH trying to buy Simon & Schuster, a bankrupt printer causing havoc in publishing, more cringe-inducing Dan Brown…stuff, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode: Serious issues w/ book printers set industry behind for the season This amazing Dan Brown profile Bertelsmann interested in buying Simon & Schuster PRH workforce diversity report Madhulika Sikka in as VP at Crown And Gerry Howard retiring from Doubleday Heroes of the Week: Parents created Liberation Station when their son wanted to see more Black boys in books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E397: Deals Deals Deals

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Jeff presents Rebecca with a host of recently announced book deals of varying interest. This episode is sponsored by: Don’t Ever Forget by Matthew Farrell One by One by Ruth Ware Find Layla by Meg Elison Book Riot Insiders Books discussed in this episode: A Country You Can Leave by Asale Angel-Ajani Queen of Thieves by Erin Bledsoe Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray The Moon and the Stars by Kia Cothron The Verifiers by Jane Pek My Monticello by Nicole Johnson Twice as Hard by Raphael Sofoluke and Opeyemi Sofoluke Systemic Exclusion by Kirsty Dunan The Talk by Darrin Bell Say Their Names by Cottman, Bunn, Charles, Gaines, Harriston, and Robinson-Jacob Untitled Covid Book by Mclean and Nocera The Next Wave by John Barry What Just Happened by Charles Finch Untitled Covid Medical Student Book by Emma Goldberg A Dozen Dresses That Changed the World by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell Shade by Sam Bloch Bite by Bill Schutt The Pockets Book by Hannah Carlson The Axe by Jonny Diamond Llama Drama by Jennifer Kingson Treasure in Wasteland by Bryn Nelson Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro His Truth is Marching On by John Meacham The Six by Loren Grush Cherish Farrah by Bethany Morrow Crying in the Bathroom by Erika Sanchez The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisis Coates Bittman Bread by Mark Bittman and Kerri Conan Bibliophile: Diverse Spines by Jane Mount and Jamise Harper The Prince of the Skies by Antonio Itrube Pathological: A (Punctuated) Memoir by Sarah Fay Black Bodies Swinging by Robin Kelley A Light by Amanda Oliver Editing by Adam Moss Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse Ramon and Julieta by Alana Viramontes Albertson The Wild Sisters by Jessica Weisberg It’s OK to Use the Tissues by Tori Press Blush by Jamie Brenner Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Inclusion Revolution by Daisy Auger-Dominguez Untitled 1921 Tulsa Massacre YA Novel by Brandy Colbert The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane Pulling the Chariot Out of the Sun by Shane McCrae The Big Hurt by Erika Schickel Trapped in, Dining Out by Osayi Endolyn Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer Harriet Tubman: Live in Concert by Bob the Drag Queen In the Company of Witches by Auralee Wallace Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott The Tale of the Mandarin Duck by Bette Milder with photographs by Michiko Kakutani See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E396: 2020 Fall Preview

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Jeff and Rebecca highlight the most interesting, noteworthy, and exciting books being released this fall. This episode is sponsored by; Book Riot Insiders Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest, with Fierce Reads Blue Box Press and 1001 Dark Nights His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie, now available from Algonquin Books Books mentioned in this episode: The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Just Us by Claudia Rankine If Then by Jill Lepore Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen Jack by Marilynne Robinson Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo Sweat: A History of Exercise by Bill Hayes Memorial by Bryan Washington Piranesi by Susanna Clarke That Time of Year by Marie Ndiaye The Man Who Ate Too Much by John Birdsall Having and Being Had by Eula Biss The Story of Life in 10 ½ Species by Marianne Taylor Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse The Silence by Don DeLillo Eat a Peach by David Chang See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E395: A Very Quiet Heist

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Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about the Future Library, are surprised by the NBCC vote, get excited for Enola Holmes, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR The Switch by Beth O’Leary Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan Lobizona by Romina Garber Discussed in this episode: Let’s make sounds about the Enola Holmes trailer NBCC fails to vote out Carlin Romano Audible rolls out cheaper subscription plan for access to exclusive podcasts & audio content Pride and Less Prejudice See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E394: Our Favorite Summer Reads of 2020

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Jeff and Rebecca review their favorite reads from the most unusual summer of 2020. This episode is sponsored by: TBR The Morning Flower by Amanda Hocking The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates Editorial Arts Academy for Freelance Book Editing 101 Books discussed in this episode: Intimations by Zadie Smith The Idea Factory by John Gertner Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Deacon King Kong by James McBride The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper Burn the Place by Iliana Regan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E393: Me No Likey

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This week, Rebecca and Vanessa go deep into all things Stephenie Meyer, as well as more Trump books, Amazon, and a new Netflix series featuring Marley Dias. This episode is sponsored by: TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering reading recommendations personalized to your reading life Vault Comics and #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s new, original hardcover graphic novel DARK ONE! “With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library,” Del Rey, publishers of THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS. Discussed in this episode: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Twitter thread about people stumbling into Twilight tourist destinations Stephenie Meyer planning 2 more Twilight books Bob Woodward has another Trump book Major book industry groups call on House Antitrust Subcommittee to investigate Amazon Marley Dias Netflix series The Future Library is still a thing, and Ocean Vuong is in See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E392: High-Brow Scream Queen

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss some listener feedback, some bookseller discontent with Bookshop, Stephanie Meyer selling 1 million books in a week, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Flatiron Books, publishers of Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud His & Hers by Alice Feeney Read or Dead, Book Riot’s mystery/thriller podcast! Book Riot’s TBR Discussed in this episode: HOLY CATS Midnight Sun sells 1 million copies in first week Follow-up: SC librarian who was pushed out over Drag Queen Story Hour getting a settlement Eyeballs emoji for the ABA’s undisclosed investment in Bookshop LA Times Festival of the Book going online: Merriam-Webster has a podcast Running items: is Elizabeth Moss OK? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E391: V Plus Three

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about more real censorship, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson arriving, extensions of live-streaming rights for kids books, Stephanie Meyer's unendingly surprising career moves, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Read or Dead Flatiron Books, publisher of Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy Flatiron Books, publisher of Being Lolita by Alisson Wood The Last Stargazers by Emily Levesque Links discussed in this episode: More actual government intervention in free speech PRH extends covid-adjusted ebook & digital audio terms for libraries through end of year Oprah sends CASTE to Fortune 500 CEOs: Authors for Black Voices online auction to support publishing/literacy nonprofits Interview with Dana Canedy HQN & Graydon House accepting unagented manuscripts by Black writers Stephenie Meyer’s pandemic book tour Weird author googling fail: John Boyne accidentally includes elements from Legend of Zelda in new historical novel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E390: Gotta Fund These Shenanigans

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Jeff gets Rebecca’s report on the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast, they talk about one of the more shocking publishing confessions in recent memory, find a case of real censorship, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Sponsored by Flatiron Books, publisher of His & Hers by Alice Feeney Flatiron Books, publisher of Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy Bombas Read or Dead, Book Riot’s mystery/thriller podcast! Discussed in this episode: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang Real Life by Brandon Taylor Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward Some of that bump in print sales is from big box stores HBO + Ta-Nehisi Coates team up for adaptation special Big ups to this response to the Harper’s letter A Sheriff Told Library Staff Not To Call 911 Because They Were Thinking Of Supporting Black Lives Matter Patrick Rothfuss’s editor doesn’t think he’s written a word of the final Kingkiller Chronicles book Heroes of the Week: Liberation Library sends books to incarcerated children Librarians, consider participating in our survey? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E389: A Lifeboat Made of Thorns

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of 2020 so far, Barnes & Noble adapting, several exciting adaptation announcements, a case of real censorship, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Chronicles of Now Podcast Page Chaser Chasing the Light by Oliver Stone Traitor by Amanda McCrina Discussed in this episode: Best-selling Books of 2020 Mary Trump’s book breaks sales records JK Rowling’s book sales lagging Barnes & Noble looking ahead Amazon greenlights Paper Girls adaptation And Apple greenlights Shining Girls Cohen claims Barr re-imprisoned him to keep him from writing book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E388: New Nonsense

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Jeff and Rebecca talk Tom Hank’s GREYHOUND, Lisa Lucas leaving The National Book Awards for Random House, The National Books Critics Circle getting its stuff together, how they are right about Colson Whitehead, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy With the Bark Off: Conversations from the LBJ Presidential Library Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode: NBCC rebuilding board Lisa Lucas leaving NBF for Pantheon We probably have to talk about Warren Ellis Book It! Is still a thing Michelle! Obama! Podcast! Colson Whitehead keeps winning things! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E387: The Egg and the Wall

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca lap up the drops of tea spilling from Mary Trump’s book, talk about the coming wave of new releases, and get into that Harper letter. This episode is sponsored by: Becoming Duchess Goldblatt: A Memoir by Anonymous Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust Amazon Publishing Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode The Egg and the Wall by Haruki Murakami Popper’s Paradox aka The Paradox of Tolerance Mary L Trump book dropping 2 weeks early bc of demand ABA bylaws Phoebe Robinson gets imprint at Plume Nan Talese retiring Simon & Schuster names Dana Canedy as Publisher All the ugh in the world for Harpers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E386: It's An Honest Moustache

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Jeff and Rebecca talk some new Trump books, some non-fun Dan Brown news, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker Portrait in Sepia, Inés of My Soul, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, and Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Thicker Than Blood by Mike Omer Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community Discussed in this episode: NBCC update Boston U’s Center for Antiracist Research launches, founder Ibram X Kendi Print sales have unexpected high HBO wins The Vanishing Half in 7-figure bidding war DAN BROWN OH NO Hero of the week: teen created app that gets millions to read short stories by text message See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E385: The B is for Beats

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about white people being upset at Black-owned bookstores for not getting them their anti-racist books fast enough (this is not a joke), how you should NOT repeat NOT microwave your library books, how Sherlock Holmes having feelings is a apparently a matter that needs adjudication, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Hey YA, Book Riot’s own podcast about all things young adult lit TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations, Book Riot’s personalized reading recommendation service, which now has gifting! Discussed in this episode: NBCC update Macmillan CEO steps back from day to day operations Amazon’s Best Books of the Year so far list Be patient with bookstores Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate sue’s Netflix for giving Sherlock Holmes too many feelings GRRM reports “steady progress” on next GoT book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E384: THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

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Rebecca, Vanessa, and Sharifah discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. This episode is sponsored by: Hey YA, Book Riot’s own podcast about all things young adult lit Harper Perennial and Twisted by Emma Dabiri TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations, Book Riot’s personalized reading recommendation service, which now has gifting! Book Riot Insiders, the digital hangout spot for the Book Riot community Also mentioned in this episode: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Passing by Nella Larsen The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chestnutt See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E383: Stealthily Moving Needles

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the NBCC imploding, campaigns to buy books by Black authors, Marley Dias continuing awesomeness, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Hey YA TBR The Secret Women from Amistad Books Neon, presenting Shirley starring Elisabeth Moss. Discussed in this episode: Book Riot’s Reader Survey NBCC board in shambles because racism #BlackoutBestsellerList Jefferson Davis home to lose Literary Landmark designation Marley Dias continues to be a hero Deacon King Kong by James McBride The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E382: A Bunch of Whatever Nimrods

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Rebecca and Amanda discuss Book Riot’s response to JK Rowling, the latest news on publishers’ plans to reopen, and two movements for racial equity in the industry. This episode is sponsored by: Fair Warning by Michael Connelly American Gods, vol 3 by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton Book Riot’s Hey YA podcast Links discussed in the show: Publishers won’t consider reopening until September #PublishingPaidMe  Publishing Employees’ Day of Action & Publishers’ Responses The NYT covers #PublishingPaidMe and the Day of Action Book-Delivering Drones in Virginia See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E381: You Should Be Uncomfortable

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about how this week’s protests against systemic racism and police brutality intersect with the world of books and give the best advice they can to a long-time listener entering a new phase of life. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Bombas Pride Don’t Make a Sound: A Sawyer Brooks Thriller Kindle Edition by T.R. Ragan The Last Flight by Julie Clark Discussed in this episode: The Vanishing Half  Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson Me and White Supremacy So You Want to Talk about Race Skill in Action PW to hire writer to cover issues of race & diversity in publishing 5 Books About Black Movements and Systemic Racism in America Stamped from the Beginning Available Free on Spotify Lee and Low’s Infographic on Black Employment in Publishing Snoop Dogg to make series adaption of Joe Ide’s IQ books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E380: Whatever Falls Your Crest

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Jeff and Rebecca run through a bunch of listener feedback, discuss celebrity bookshelves, and talk about the huge sales for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This episode is sponsored by: Amazon Publishing TBR The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield Book Riot Insiders Discussed in this episode: Annotated episode about Belle de Costa Greene The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne This Book is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson Charity and Sylvia by Rachel Hope Cleves When Women Were Birds by TTW Invisible Man New Hunger Games book sells 500k copies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What's Getting Us Through Right Now

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about non-book things that are helping them get through the day these days. This episode is sponsored by: Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev TBR Libro.fm Book Riot Insiders Music Recommendation (and outro hit): Rachael & Vinlay See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E378: 2020 Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show

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Jeff and Rebecca field listener recommendation requests. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Libro.fm Book Riot Insiders Devoted by Dean Koontz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E377: Worse Than a Promise

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Rebecca and Jeff talk about the passing of Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, the rumblings of re-openings in the world of books, care very little about a couple of adaptation announcements, and welcome a Spanish-language version of Publisher’s Weekly. This episode is sponsored by: Lit Stitch Book Riot Insiders BookCon 2020 Links discussed in this episode: A moment for Carolyn Reidy San Diego libraries exploring curbside pickup Why it’s so hard to read right now PW to launch Spanish-language trade publication Netflix adapting new Ferrante book AMC Networks acquires rights to Anne Rice vampire chronicles See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E376: Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe)

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and movie, Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe). This episode is sponsored by: Always Human, Volume 1 by Ari North Libro.fm Book Riot Insiders TBR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E375: We're Coming For You, Columbus

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca rank order literary awards by prestige, talk about Becoming on Netflix, digest BEA and BookCon going online, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne Book Riot Insiders TBR The Paris Hours by Alex George Links discussed in this episode: Simon & Schuster buoyed by digital sales BEA and BookCon go online See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E374: The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes

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Jeff and Rebecca react to the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. At least the ones they had reactions to. This episode is sponsored by: Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster Book Riot Insiders TBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of all stripes. Link discussed in this episode: The 2020 Pulitzer Prizes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E373: The Other Side of Vocational Awe

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about PW publishing and argument against #booksareessential, a particularly dunder-headed reading list banning, how months turn into other months, and more. Email us your recommendation requests! podcast@bookriot.com This episode is sponsored by: The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale Fight Club 3 by Chuck Palahniuk The Hermione Granger for President 2020 campaign! Libro.fm Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: two agents on why books are not essential Alaska school board bans 5 classics, residents respond by offering students $100 to read them all Federal appeals court declares literacy a constitutional right Michelle Obama’s BECOMING to be Netflix documentary We Need Diverse Books launches emergency fund See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E372: Influential Sweaters

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Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Sweaters of Consequence, scrutinize #booksareessential, lament the through-line of the most challenged books of 2019, but end on a good thing. This episode is sponsored by: Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran Bombas TBR Links discussed in this episode: Indie bookseller flowchart on how to spend your dollars for best impact Case study on what libraries are doing right now PRH donates 750,000 books to First Book PW rallies behind indies with #booksareessential campaign Amazon revealed as mystery donor of $250k to UK bookshops ALA list of 2019’s most challenged books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E371: Iceland's 2nd Most Famous Sweater

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca mark the official cancellation of BEA for 2020, puzzle over surprisingly good print sales numbers last week, give props to a creative New England bookseller, and more. This episode is sponsored by: This Boy by Lauren Myracle We Didn’t Ask For This by Adi Alsaid TBR Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Sales of print books went up last week LSC, the country’s largest book printer, files for bankruptcy South Carolina librarian sues over Drag Queen Story Hour firing Independent Bookstore Day holding online events Apr 25 Good idea: RJ Julia booksellers generate funds by selling books to be given away to students See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E370: Deals, Deals, Deals

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Jeff presents Rebecca with 16 recently announced book deals and then....well that's it. That's the schtick. This episode is sponsored by: Kim Jiyoung by Cho Nam-Joo Libro.fm TBR Book Riot Insiders See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E369: Oh, The Places You Won't Go

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Jeff and Rebecca follow the escalating pandemic problem for Barnes & Noble, walk through the definition of "upmarket," consider a big 5 publishers layoffs and salary cuts, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Miss Austen by Gill Hornby Afterlife by Julia Alvarez Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan Links discussed in this episode: Flatiron hires editor to focus on works by Latinx and BIPOC writers Barnes & Noble has now closed more than 500 stores & furloughed corporate employees And 5 Barnes & Noble warehouse workers in NJ diagnosed w/ COVID-19 Or maybe its 9 employees? Warehouse workers protest Macmillan lays off some staff, cuts other salaries Survey of indies reveals toll And Bookshop numbers are up Libro FM hiring 10 laid-off booksellers for one-month special project See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Book Riot Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot. Each Monday, Jeff O'Neal and Rebecca Schinsky break down industry news, and bonus episodes air regularly digging into everything from adaptations to book clubs to interviews and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E368: Help Us Pick the Next Book Nerd Movie Club Episode

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about five candidates for the next installment of Book Nerd Movie Club and ask readers to vote for a winner. The candidates are: The English Patient Fried Green Tomatoes The Devil Wears Prada Field of Dreams The Remains of the Day This episode is sponsored by: The Malevolent Volume by Justin Phillip Reed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E367: But What Day Is It

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble closing hundreds of stores, James Patterson riding for indies once again (though also being wrong about some important stuff), heroes of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm TBR Book Riot Insiders My Way to You by Catherine Bybee Links discussed in this episode: Barnes & Noble temporarily closes 400 stores Indigo Closes all 199 Stores Powell’s hires back some staff to handle online orders James Patterson spearheads fundraiser for indie bookstores PubWest’s open letter to Amazon Dolly Parton reading bedtime stories And LeVar Burton reading to everyone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E366: Traveling Without Moving

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Jeff and Rebecca run-down some of their favorite books about being...not where you are. This episode is sponsored by: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Libro.fm The Better Sister by Alafair Burke Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible by James Patterson and Steven Butler See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E365: The Floppy Market

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Jeff and Rebecca chronicle the continuing effects of COVID-19 on the world of books. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Spalding University The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, and by Harper Perennial Links discussed in this episode: Sales of print books held steady last week Unemployed NYC booksellers launch online bookstore Libraries want to turn bookmobiles into free WiFi trucks during COVID-19 Strand lays off 188 booksellers after New York orders lockdown of non-essential businesses Skyhorse Publishing lays off nearly ⅓ of staff Scholastic begins temporary staff reductions Harry Potter Alliance throwing a virtual con JK Rowling allowing read-alouds of HP Diamond Comics Distributors to stop receiving shipments of new comics amid COVID-19 concerns HarperCollins to launch Native-Focused Imprint See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E364: Confidence Index: Spring & Summer Movie Adaptations

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Jeff and Rebecca rate their confidence in this spring and summer's slate of movie adaptations. This episode is sponsored by: Book of the Month TBR Bookmarks Movies discussed in this episode: Emma (March 6) Wendy (Feb 28) The Invisible Man (Feb 28) The Secret Garden (April 17)  The Personal History of David Copperfield (May 8) The Woman in the Window (May 15) Artemis Fowl (May 29) The Green Knight (May 29) Greyhound (May 8) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E363: COVID-19 Flips The Book World (and the Rest of the World) Upside Down

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Jeff and Rebecca try to wrap their heads around how Covid-19 is affecting the world of books and reading. This episode is sponsored by: Sisters in Crime by Eleanor Taylor Bland Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations Links discussed in this episode: Book Riot's on-going Covid-19 Coverage Barnes & Noble implies layoffs inevitable McNally Jackson & Powell’s layoffs Print: A Bookstore in Portland, Maine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E362: Big Book of 2020 Discussion: WEATHER by Jenny Offill

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Jeff and Rebecca go deep on Jenny Offill’s masterful new novel, Weather. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Spalding University Libro.fm Cross Her Heart by Melinda Leigh See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E361: The Right Place From a Weird Place

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about how coronavirus is affecting the works of books, Hachette dropping Woody Allen’s memoir, Macmillan floating new library licensing terms, and more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Hachette cancels Woody Allen memoir after massive staff walk-out Macmillan seeking librarian input on ebook embargo policy NYC dept of education releases new K-12 book list that is more diverse See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E360: Discussing Libraries and Publishing with Guy Gonzalez, lead for The Panorama Project

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Jeff talks with Guy LeCharles Gonzalez of The Panorama Project about what we do (and mostly don’t) know about the role of libraries in the wider publishing world, Macmillan’s embargo strategy, questions that could use answering, data we don’t have, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Libro.fm Relevant Links: The Panorama Project Guy’s article in Publisher’s Weekly Is Macmillan Re-Considering Its E-Book Embargo? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E359: The Elephant IS the Room

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Rebecca and Jeff talk about Oprah’s forthcoming American Dirt special, Simon & Schuster on the auction block, B&N getting back to basics, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Anna K by Jenny Lee Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: ViacomCBS looking to sell Simon & Schuster Ronan Farrow cuts ties w/ Hachette over Woody Allen memoir Barnes & Noble’s new strategy WNDM offers new internship grants London Book Fair canceled Hero of the Week: 13-year-old who was bullied for liking books is now rocking instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E358: Novel Gazing

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We offer you a special episode of Book Riot’s new literary fiction podcast Novel Gazing. This episode is all about adaptations and features an interview with Autumn de Wilde, director of the new adaptation of Emma. This episode is sponsored by: Spirit Run by Noé Álvarez, on sale now from Catapult See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E357: Wheelhouse or Beehive

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Jenn Northington joins Jeff today to talk about Bookshop.org launching, the sales success of Barnes & Noble’s 2019 Book of the Year winner, Star Wars books, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: ToMo Dayyyyyyyyyyyy Bookshop.org is live and Jeff bought a book. A tale. (Jenn created an affiliate account!) Libro.fm’s bookshop.org….competitor? Barnes & Noble’s book of the year is a huge success (jeff has sales numbers).  New Star Wars story-telling….wave starts with books Oklahoma school curriculum to (finally) include Tulsa Massacre of 1921, thanks to Watchmen PRH’s pledges to go carbon-neutral by 2030 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E356: Book Nerd Movie Club: JURASSIC PARK

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Amanda, Rebecca, and Jeff discuss the book and movie, Jurassic Park. This episode is sponsored by: Book Marks Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara I’m the Story: Alice in Wonderland See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E355: Vector of the Juice

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In a slowish news week, Jeff and Rebecca wonder about books based on podcast, offer a brief fare-thee-well to Charles Portis, name a hero of the week, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace with Fierce Reads Amazon Publishing and Don’t Look Down by Hilary Davidson Amazon Publishing and Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine Links discussed in this episode: RIP Charles Portis Charles Portis Reading Pathway Dan Brown picture book and symphony music?! Flatiron partners with iHeartMedia for new imprint Most stolen Book at SF public library Heroes of the week: Bookstore donates to trans children’s charity for every JK Rowling title sold See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E354: KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, 20 Years Later

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its publication. This episode is sponsored by: Book Marks Spalding University Only Child by Mi-ae So See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E353: Different Day, Same Shirt

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the RWA’s accelerating collapse, Colin Kaepernick getting into publishing, Amazon taking a harder look at selling extremist books, libraries trying to get it right, and pay their respects to The Good Place. This episode is sponsored by: Crooked River from Preston & Child Stay Woke by Justin Michael Williams Bombas Book Marks Links discussed in this episode: Update: Full RWA board resigns Update: Kaepernick to publishing his own memoir, inks multi-book deal with Audible Amazon stepping up efforts to remove Nazi and white supremacist content Grand Haven, Michigan parents’ group working to remove “sexually explicit content” from school libraries See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E352: Discussing the First "It" Book of 2020: SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid

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Vanessa, Jeff, and Sharifah talk about why Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid is the first “it” book of the year. This episode is sponsored by: Book Marks The Handsell Libro.fm The Novel Gazing Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E351: Constellation of Laziness

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Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about The Witcher, Macmillan making American Dirt amends, B&N and PRH teaming up to do something upsetting, EXTREMELY exciting book news, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali Libro.fm The Handsell Links discussed in this episode: The Strand taking over Book Culture space in Columbus Circle PW analyzes the American Dirt situation and tries to talk w/ all the editors who bid Macmillan meets with Presente & #dignidadliteraria, commits to inclusivity efforts This week in #facepalm: PRH introduces “Diverse Editions” of classics with covers that feature PoC And then pulled the initiative Hero of the Week/Cool Tech Thing: The Bookshelf highlights stories by marginalized and underrepresented authors See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E351: Reading Lives with Gabriel Bump

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In this episode, Jeff dusts off the Reading Lives format to talk with Gabriel Bump, author of Everywhere You Don't Belong (which made our Winter/Spring Preview show). This episode is sponsored by: The Handsell A Divided Loyalty by Charles Todd A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E350: Libraries Versus Doughnuts

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about trends in 2019's bestsellers, Macmillan being banned from an industry conference, the American Dirt apology from Flatiron, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Diamond City by Francisca Flores Spring Rain by Andy Warner The Handsell Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Reagan Arthur to head Knopf Weird update: Digital Book World bans Macmillan employees over ebook lending And Macmillan CEO got into hot water at ALA Interesting breakdown of the 2019 bestsellers The Witcher getting a 500k-copy reprint thanks to Netflix popularity Hunger Games prequel focuses on Coriolanus Snow More Americans visited the library than the movie theater in 2019 And drag queens will protest a bill that could jail librarians hosting Drag Queen Story Hours See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E350: Talking Through the Publication of AMERICAN DIRT

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In this episode, Rebecca Schinsky, Vanessa Diaz, and Jeff O'Neal discuss the publication of American Dirt. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders. The Novel Gazing Podcast Libro.fm The Read Harder Challenge Relevant Links: Dear Oprah Winfrey American Dirt was supposed to be a publishing triumph. What went wrong? Flatiron apologizes for American Dirt rollout mistakes, cancel book tour See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E349: Watching WATCHMEN

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about HBO's stunning adaptation of WATCHMEN. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders. The Novel Gazing Podcast Libro.fm The Read Harder Challenge See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E348: Winter/Spring 2020 Preview Show

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Jeff and Rebecca preview titles coming out in the first four months of 2020 with a little Buy, Sell, Hold. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders. The Novel Gazing Podcast Libro.fm Books discussed in this episode: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Long Bright River by Liz Moore Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey Everywhere You Don’t Belong by Gabriel Bump Weather by Jenny Offill Anna K by Jenny Lee Deacon King Kong by James McBride My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell New Waves by Kevin Nguyen The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel The City We Became by NK Jemisin Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E347: Addendum to the Scolding

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new head of the ABA starting the gig, Crawdads with a triple crown, more talk about returning Audible credits, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Novel Gazing Podcast Flatiron Books, Publisher of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey, published by Avon Books Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Crawdads won the triple crown of sales in 2019 Follow-up: Audible & publishers have settled the suit over captions Follow-up: Loudon County officials vote to keep protested LGBTQ books in schools Record number of library systems top 1 million digital checkouts in 2019 Game of Thrones spin-off coming in 2022 Hero of the week: St Louis teen starts book subscription service for black boys See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E346: The Dr. Seuss Complex

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss the best-selling books of 2019, Obama's 2019 reading recs, the RWA meltdown, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm The Read Harder Challenge Book Riot Insiders Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict Links discussed in this episode: RIP Sonny Mehta Bestsellers of 2019 Obama’s favorite books of 2019...and they were finally not just on FB The RWA has a racism problem Romance Writers problem matters because people are watching The Implosion of the RWA Avon & Harlequin pull out of RWA in response:  https://twitter.com/avonbooks/status/1214925842830299136?s=20 https://twitter.com/sparkjoyromance/status/1214931763409117185?s=20 Book Culture update See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E345: The Books of the Decade

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Jeff and Rebecca are joined by Amanda Nelson to pick the books the defined the 2010s. This episode is sponsored by: Spalding University The Severed Moon by Leigh Bardugo The Read Harder Journal Books discussed in this episode: 50 Shades of Grey by EL James Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Becoming by Michelle Obama/Fear by Bob Woodward The Testaments by Margaret Atwood The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg Wild by Cheryl Strayed the Elena Ferrante quartet (My Brilliant Friend) Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Martian by Andy Weir The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes Becoming by Michelle Obama The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur Dogman Volume #1 by Dave Pilkey The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Hunger by Roxane Gay See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E344: 2019 Year in Review

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Jeff and Rebecca look back that the stories that made 2019 in books and reading. Plus, some of their favorite non-book things of the years. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot’s YA Instagram The Read Harder Journal Sips by Libro.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E343: Reverse Bermuda Triangle

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Goodreads Choice Winners, Bill Gates' recommended books for 2019, more wrong-headed prison books news, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Sips by The Read Harder Journal Switched On Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why it Matters Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding Book Riot's YA Instagram Links discussed in this episode: Fresh round of resignations at the Nobel Prize for Lit Goodreads winners The Critics Version Amazon charts of 2019 Bill Gates’s End-of-Year book list West Virginia will charge prisoners by the minute to read ebooks And Kansas still unfairly bans books in prisons Audiobooks predicted to overtake ebooks in UK See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E342: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their annual Holiday Recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi Book Riot's Read Harder 2020 Challenge Books and authors recommended in this episode: Marge Piercy Mary Oliver Elizabeth Bishop  Top Gun by Dan Pedersen The Warmth of Other Suns by Isbell Wilkerson Building Stories, Salt Fat Acid Heat,  Saga Compendium 1 Monstress Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan All You Can Ever Know 2am at the Cats Pajamas,  The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap Different Seasons Last Woman Standing My Sister the Serial Killer The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas Dan Brown!?! Nature Fix, Braiding Sweetgrass On Trails Preparing the Ghost One Giant Leap by Charles Fishman The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong Vegan for Everybody Oh She Glows Afro-Vegan Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo CITY OF BRASS by SA Chakraboty Folk of the Air series by Holly Black City of Girls Rich & Pretty HOW TO BAKE EVERYTHING by Mark Bittman  Sister Pie Small Victories Dining In HOW TO and WHAT IF by Randall Munroe  The $64 Tomato by Bill Alexander A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle Shop Class as Soulcraft Heritage by Sean Brock, Best Cook in the World, Buttermilk Graffiti From Scratch by Tembi Locke   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E341: 2019 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca tackle the first batch of listener recommendation requests for the 2020 holiday season. This episode is sponsored by: Opus X One - Obsidian Detective by Michael Anderle Bibliostyle by Nina Freudenberger Feminist Book Club Box + Podcast The Great Courses Plus She Said So You Want to Talk About Race Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer We Are Okay by Nina LaCour Dear Madam President Wolfpack by Abby Wambach Power of Meaning Bored & Brilliant The Adventurer’s Son Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel The Master Plan by Chris Wilson Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom by David Blight Hourglass by Dani Shapiro How to Be Married Mating in Captivity Marriageology by Belinda Luscombe The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee Best American Food Writing 2019 Taste of Country Cooking Notes of a Young Black Chef by Kuame Onuawachi Burn the Place by Iliana Ragan Storied Life of AJ Fikry 84 Charing Cross Road Shadow of the Wind Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Jasmine Guillory Alyssa Cole Helen Hoang Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Most Fun We Ever Had The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai Beyond the Bedroom Wall by Larry Woiwode Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill The Mothers by Brit Bennett Perfect Little World Celeste Ng Daisy Jones & The Six Go Like Hell by AJ Baimie How to Build a Car by Adrian Newey What It Is Like to Go To War by Karl Marlantes See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E340: Clutching Intensifies

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, more about the terrible Nobel year, some adaptation news, and more. This episode is sponsored by: The Read Harder Journal American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Sips By Links discussed in this episode: Holy bad looks, Batman: Nobel jurors gave prize to Handke after falling for a conspiracy theory 2019 National Book Awards Announced Author responds after West Virginia library removes LGBT book from shelves And locals are upset b/c the decision has been delayed Memphis Public Libraries joins the overdue fines cancellation trend We have a Daisy Jones! Lord of the Rings series at Amazon already greenlit for Season 2 David! Chang! Memoir! 2019 Publishing Salary Survey See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E339: Nerd Nuggets

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Jeff and Rebecca talk BN getting on the award train, Amazon releases its best books of the year list, and a weird amount of action in Virginia. This episode is sponsored by: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Cbhosky Eye for Eye by J.K. Franko The Read Harder Journal Links discussed in this episode: Virginia libraries join Macmillan ebook boycott Amazon’s best books of the year list is out, and it is wrong Barnes & Noble introduces Book of the Year Award And a redesigned Barnes & Noble store in Virginia Beach is book-focused Angry parents protest LGBTQ books in Loudon County, Virginia classroom libraries See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: Adaptation Nation

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss three big new TV adaptions: His Dark Materials (HBO), Watchmen (HBO), and Dickinson (Apple TV+). This episode is sponsored by: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E338: A Smaller But Messier Problem

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca watch OverDrive jump into the Macmillan embargo fray, pass along a correction about The Little Free Library story, assess the nominees for the Goodreads choice awards, and ridicule some worse-than-clowns in Florida. This episode is sponsored by: Make New Mistakes The Great Courses Plus The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali Enter to Win $50 to Your Favorite Indie Bookstore! Links discussed in this episode: OverDrive wades into the Macmillan ebook fray Library unsubscribes from NYT because of Trump calling it Fake News Correction re: Little Free Library (thank you, Margret Aldrich) Nashville Public Library suspends macmillan ebook purchases Indianapolis Public Library adjusts ebook circulation limits Goodreads Choice Awards are live Heroes of the week: 650 people form a human chain to move books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of ROMEO + JULIET. This episode is sponsored by: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Where to Begin by Cleo Wade Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E337: Ice Cream Divergent

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Jeff and Rebecca assess the updates to the Game of Thrones spin-offverse, close-read the CEO of Macmillan's letter about their ebook embargo, wade briefly into a battle over Little Free Libraries, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot's YA Instagram The Great Courses Plus The Make New Mistakes Podcast The Escape of Light by Fred Venturini Links discussed in this episode: Macmillan CEO writes letter to libraries as embargo takes effect First of HBO’s GoT spinoffs is dead And one is ordered to series Little Free Library, Founder’s Family, Clash Over Future Direction Little more info about Bookshop New! Marie! Kondo! Book returns increased by 240% since Chicago libraries eliminated late fees Boston Public Library eliminates fines for people under 18 Self-publishers making big money on blank books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This episode is sponsored by: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Where to Begin by Cleo Wade Relevant Link: The Beautiful Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E336: Ducks! Geese! Sheep!

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the ALA's report on anti-competitive practices in the digital library market, exciting adaptation casting news, additional agita about the Booker prize, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Win a Blind Date with a Book! Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Spalding University Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo Links discussed in this episode: NYT Book Review launching first-chapter excerpt thing Leander, TX library director fired over pride story hour Congress looking into anti-competitive behavior in digital library market Mackenzie Davis is starring in Station 11 on HBO Max and now I’m mad that I really will have to get HBO Max Foundation Casting More agita re: Split Booker Hero of the week: Patagonia to stop printing galleys See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: Half-Baked Ideas

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Jeff throws half-baked ideas about things that should exist in the world of books and reading at Rebecca to see which, if any, aren't horrible. This episode is sponsored by: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Where to Begin by Cleo Wade See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E335: Flailing, Floundering, and Sinking

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Jeff and Rebecca lament the double Booker prize and, to be honest, are just sort of bummed out by it and other stories this week. This episode is sponsored by: Win a Blind Date with a Book! Quantum by Patricia Cornwell Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chobsky Best American Short Stories 2019 on Audio Links discussed in this episode: The double Booker..and the backlash George college students burn books by Latina author Major library system says it will boycott Macmillan ebooks Stephen King’s pad to be open for visitors Some Australian book outlets refusing to sell Ronan Farrow book b/c of legal threats Interesting #metoo followup in classrooms w/ some sales data re: Diaz & Alexie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: The Double Nobel

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Jeff and Rebecca try to make sense of this year's double Nobel Prize in Literature. This episode is sponsored by: Tidelands by Philippa Gregory Where to Begin by Cleo Wade The Dolly Factory by Elizabeth Macneal Links discussed in this episode: Two Nobel Prizes Awarded in Literature Ron Charles on the Double Nobel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E334: Agent of Chaos

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Jeff and Rebecca briefly discuss the double Nobel, wonder about a strange The Testaments deployment, consider the National Book Award longlist, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Fabulous Monsters by Alberto Manguel Dad's Maybe Book by Tim O'Brien The Great Courses Plus No Judgements by Meg Cabot Links discussed in this episode: The double Nobel happened The BBC abridged the audio of Testaments down to 3.5 hours Michelle Obama publishing companion journal for Becoming Schools in Columbia County, GA limiting students’ book selections 57 public libraries get funding to encourage enrollment in ACA National Book Awards finalists Heroes of the week: high school students who became best friends running a bookish charity together See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

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Jeff and Rebecca read and watch The Shawshank Redemption. This episode is sponsored by: Where to Begin by Cleo Wade The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell Mrs. Everythingby Jennifer Weiner See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E333: Louder and with a Different Person

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Jeff and Vanessa consider a list of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century, do another round of Bookshop.org talk, get another perspective on throttling books at libraries, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo All the Devils by Barry Eisler Links discussed in this episode: Petition to reinstate Trans 101 at Missouri Library The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century The Case for Not Charging Fines for Overdue Library Books One in 5 Americans now listen to audiobooks The Case for Not Charging Fines for Overdue Library Books One in 5 Americans now listen to audiobooks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. What is it about? Is it good? Why is selling faster than fresh-dug swamp mussels? Answers and more than a few questions in this episode. This episode is sponsored by: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Link discussed in this episode: The Dark History Behind the Year’s Bestselling Debut Novel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E332: The Morality Tax

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Jeff and Rebecca get to a bunch of listener follow-up, dive back into the Macmillan's new ebook policy for libraries, try to decide if Oprah's Book Club on Apple TV+ is a big deal, and are in vehement agreement about letting people know that most books aren't fact checked. This episode is sponsored by: The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill Dominicana by Angie Cruz Our giveaway of the best mysteries and thrillers of the year so far! Links: Imagination library does have audio/braille books available My local library starts petition against Macmillan’s ebook throttling This piece about Reese’s book club actually has some before & after numbers Oprah re-launching her book club on Apple TV+ Pressure building for publishers to do better w/ fact checking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: The Handmaid's Tale Phenomenon

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about how The Handmaid's Tale has become a cultural icon and also give their thoughts on the sequel, The Testaments. This episode is sponsored by: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner Tidelands by Philippa Gregory This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E331: Camp No Doy

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Jeff and Rebecca talk a lot about audiobooks, VERY high expectations for The Testaments, a pestering move by the DOJ, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Equinox Books What They Meant for Evil by Rebecca Deng The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: get it while it’s hot: Interpreter of Maladies deep discounted on Kindle and Audible Follow-up: Audible says captions are fair use Shouts to Rioter Christina Orlando Goodreads partners w/ Little Free  for Give a Good Read Week The Testaments came out hot Can now use Audible credits right in the app US govt suing Edward Snowden for his book profits Milton’s copy of Shakespeare found? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: Book Nerd Movie Club: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

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Jeff and Amanda dive (!) into the book and let's face it, MOSTLY, the movie: THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. This episode is sponsored by: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner Tidelands by Philippa Gregory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E330: The Book-Buying Version of the Zombie Apocalypse

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This week, Jeff and Jenn talk for a loonggg time about Bookshop.org, but also manage to squeeze in some consideration of audiobooks becoming more like podcasts, a big publisher dipping its toe into Spotify, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger The Great Courses Plus The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar Taina by Ernesto Quiñonez Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up Apple TV+ stuff, the adaptation of Ghostwriter Follow-up: audible pausing caption feature Bookshop.org EpicReads curates audiobook list on Spotify Speaking of audiobook innovation Wizard of EarthSea coming to TV Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale Sequel Is Already Being Developed by Hulu TD Grade One Book Giveaway Waffle House names a poet laureate, whose mission is to travel to rural Georgia schools and promote the arts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BONUS: INTERPRETER OF MALADIES: 20 Years Later

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Jeff and Rebecca have gone back and read a mutual favorite, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of it's publication. This episode is sponsored by: Tidelands by Philippa Greggory The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E329: Two Feet of Parchment About Moonstones

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon breaking the Atwood embargo, listener feedback, their fall preview picks already looking bad, get mad about bad analysis of celebrity book clubs, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Our mystery & thriller giveaway The Great Courses Plus Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite All That’s Dead by Stuart MacBride Links discussed in this episode: The Bloggess Jenny Lawson to open bookstore/bar in San Antonio Follow-up: Audible to exclude publishers’ works from caption program for now Amazon breaks Atwood embargo A few stats here about how celebrity book clubs impact sales School takes Harry Potter books off shelves b/c risk of conjuring spirits The Sally Rooney craze is mostly just instagram buzz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2019 Fall Book Preview

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Jeff and Rebecca go through 14 of the fall's buzziest books and declare whether or not they would buy, hold, or sell them. This episode is sponsored by: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner Tidelands by Philippa Gregory See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E328: The Uncanny Valley of Human Communication

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk audiobooks and copyright, podcasts and reading, a head-scratching Emily Dickinson trailer, and more. Jeff also talks to Leah Price about her new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Books. This episode is sponsored by: The Ventriloquist by E.R. Ramzipoor Win the Best Mystery/Thrillers of the Year So Far! Book Riot's Recommended Podcast Links discussed in this episode: Copyright expiration/public domain as a chance to rectify turning down a classic Apple’s show about Emily Dickinson looks very confusing Major publishers sue Audible over text-to-speech feature Science! Brain maps look alike for podcasts and reading Hero of the Week: 101-year-old woman releases her first collection of poetry See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E327: Knocking Out the Crawdads

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about people buying Toni Morrison books, a publishing #metoo injustice, Amazon choosing interesting neighbors, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen Circe by Madeline Miller Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Knopf printing 225k new copies of ToMo books GRRM says he can finish GoT now that the show is over Unintended intersection of #metoo and publishing contracts Next Amazon bookstore set to open in Nashville, across from Parnassus Heroes of the Week: Teens who founded Adopt a Book nonprofit are looking for new leaders to take it over See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E326: Average Burgle Duration

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow up about The Da Vinci Code, consider the latest iteration of Obama's reading list, talk about increased pushback against Drag Queen Story Hour, and more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Florida DoC has banned more than 22,000 books Protest seeks to stop libraries from supporting Drag Queen Story Hour Obama’s summer reading list Tucson school lets students trade in good behavior chips for free books JD Salinger finally coming to ebooks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E325: Post-Botox Barnes & Noble

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Rebecca and Sharifah pay tribute to Toni Morrison's life and work, discuss Barnes & Noble's post-acquisition future, speculate about Lisa-Marie Presley's forthcoming memoir, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Libro FM TBR - Tailored Book Recommendations News discussed on the show: Rest in Power, Toni Morrison Barnes & Noble Acquisition by Elliott Advisors is complete Unsatisfying sentence for the Iowa man who burned LGBTQ library books Lisa-Marie Presley gets $3million deal for forthcoming "tell-all" memoir Scholastic pulls book after author is accused of inappropriate behavior A whole lot of books are now in the public domain because of failure to renew copyrights Hero of the Week See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E324: The Da Vinci Code

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Jeff and Rebecca discuss the book, the movie, the phenomenon: The Da Vinci Code. This episode is sponsored by: One Good Dead by David Baldacci TBR Book Riot Insiders See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E323: Canary of Disruption

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Booker Prize long-list, a best-selling author going to Amazon, a shady event cancellation at a library, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Libro.fm Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford Links discussed in this episode: Megan! Rapinoe! Book deal! Dean Koontz signs 5-book deal with Amazon Texax library cancels even w/ trans author Avon is accepting unagented submissions with #ownvoices emphasis French army hiring sci-fi writers Booker Prize longlist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E322: Everything Is Going to Be OK

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about a fancy Song of Ice and Fire edition, Apple getting into original podcasts, a cool new bookstore in Chicago, and more. Then, Jeff talk with Gretchen McCulloch about her new book Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Libro.fm Links discussed in this episode: Bookstores Against Borders is still going, over 100k New $1,000 special edition of Song of Ice and Fire already sold out Now Apple is going to make original podcasts Chicago’s only black woman-owned bookstore is open! Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E321: Troubling the Dan Brown Meridian

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the best-selling books of the year, follow up about THE STARLESS SEA, go over the ethics of ARCs, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm The Great Courses Plus Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: PW breaks down the bestsellers of the year so far Ongoing: Iowa man accused of burning LGBTQ books loses motion to dismiss Follow-up: if an HP tv show is going to happen it will be here Amazon is making a LoTR MMO Annotated #21: Viral See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E320: Value Over Replacement Barfing

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This week's topics include the faintest rumblings of a Harry Potter television show, Book Riot's favorite books of 2019 so far, a ridiculously though plausibly effective pair of motion-sickness reducing glasses, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm Finale by Stephanie Garbar The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean Links discussed in this episode: Warner Brothers developing a Harry Potter TV show Book Riot’s Best Books of the Year So Far Another bookstore asks for community support, this time with a clear message Texas school district banned an LGBT-themed book and covered it up Crazy motion-sickness fighting glasses Closure of Microsoft bookstore shows fundamental problem with ebooks and DRM See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E319: No Nuance Whatsoever

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about divergent solutions to the same indie bookstore problem, Scribd's new digest feature, joining libraries to other social services, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Some Like it Scandalous by Maya Rodale The Share Triumph Virtual Conference Libro.fm Links discussed in this episode: Ongoing: Prisons now banning books that teach how to code Another story from that BN-sponsored fellowship Chicago Finds a Way to Improve Public Housing Scribd launches “Snapshots” providing 15-minute summaries Indie Bookstore Sankofa Wins Tax Break Book Culture makes public plea for….help? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E318: #318: The Will to Prequel

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the announced HUNGER GAMES prequel, Amazon's best books of the year so far list, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey FKA USA by Reed King Amazon Publishing's Summer Reading Initiative Links discussed in this episode: Follow up: Nicholas Sparks is sorry he appeared intolerant Amazon’s 10 best books of the year so far Joy Harjo becomes first Native American US Poet Laureate! Suzanne Collins announces 2020 Hunger Games prequel Harry Potter Pokemon-Go style game launches (a day early) Petition to Cancel Good Omens petitions wrong company Controversy over displaying gay books in Maine library, with a side of “good job, trustees” for supporting the library This week in bananapants: A secret  fellowship funded by the Riggios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E317: #317: Chaotic Neutral

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Barnes & Noble's buyout options, Goodreads's list of the hit books of 2019 so far, damning allegations against Nicholas Sparks, and more. This episode sponsored by: Fall or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson Turtles All the Way Down by John Green In at the Deep End by Kate Davies Bombas Links Discussed: Bidding War for Barnes & Noble? Progressive church steps in to host Drag Queen Story Hour Nicholas Sparks accused of harassment, racism, and anti-LGBT actions Goodreads reveals the hit books of 2019 so far Study finds increasing marginalization of female and PoC characters in children's books Hero of the Week: Kentucky teacher partners with barber shop to reward kids for reading See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E316: #316: NCIS: Vatican

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Barnes & Noble gets sold! The Obamas join the podcasting revolution! Robert Langdon is coming to TV! This episode is sponsored by: All the Books! Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn Book of the Month Club This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura Links discussed in this episode: Barnes & Noble selling to private equity firm Obamas strike exclusive podcast deal with Spotify NBC gives commitment for Robert Langdon Lost Symbol series Hero of the Week: Founder of nonprofit who engages prisoners w/ books, poetry, and writing Annotated Episode #25: Books Behind Bars See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E315: #315: Hold the Needle

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about Book Expo America, Mindy Kaling doing an Amazon exclusive, breaking the Scripps Spelling Bee, and more. This episode is sponsored by: All the Books Rebel by Beverly Jenkins The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn Links discussed in this episode: Mindy Kaling to publish new essay collection w/ Amazon Publishing summer 2020 8 Kids Break the Scripps Spelling Bee See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E314: #314: Business Class Elite Diamond Platinum Plus

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about podcast platforms, worry about George RR Martin's new deadline, admire and critique Bill Gates' new book recommendation video, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Birthday by Meredith Russo The Guest Book by Sarah Blake Links discussed in this episode: New Bill Gates summer reading recs video GRRM sets March 2020 deadline for Winds of Winter Barnes & Noble brings Nook back with a bigger screen See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E313: #313: The Hierarchy of Socks is Real

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk music streaming services, the wider podcast landscape, and even some talk about books. This episode is sponsored by: PodX Only Ever her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen Bombas We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faiza Links discussed in this episode: Roxane Gay’s Luminary exclusive Michael Wolff has a Trump sequel called SIEGE coming out June 4 Barack’s latest reading list First Audible Originals in partnership w/ Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine revealed Jimmy P bringing back bookseller bonuses for a 6th year See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E312: #312: 2019 Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show, Part 2

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The second part of our 2019 Moms, Dads, and Grads recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by: BookCon Again, but Better by Christine Riccio Exhalation by Ted Chiang Books recommended in this episode: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang, The Ensemble by Aja Gabel Men We Reaped by Jesymn Ward. Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Daisy Jones and the Six I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Soon the Light Will Be Perfect by Dave Patterson The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle IQ by Joe Ide Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward Saints for All Occasions by J Courtney Sullivan Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Also LOVE, HATE, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sadhya Menon Geek Love by Katherine Dunn Swamplandia by Karen Russell Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen You Don’t Have to Like Me by Alida Nugent Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed This Is How It Feels by Rebecca Barrow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E311: #310: Filigreed Elvish

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Jeff and Jenn talk about Baker & Taylor getting out of the retail distribution business (and why you might care), Audible's Alexa experiment, the Tolkien estate being utterly predictable, and more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus Audible Lola (use offer code BOOKRIOT for 40% off) Kindle Unlimited Links discussed in this episode: Baker & Taylor exiting retail distribution Tolkien estate disavows "Tolkien" The Blood Heir controversy The Smallest Barnes & Noble Audible's Alexa Customer Support Experiment Barnes & Noble Launches YA Book Club 1 Game of Thrones Prequel Series Bites the Dust Companion Manuscript to A Clockwork Orange Found James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries and teachers Obamas' Netflix docket is decidedly bookish The Toni Morrison documentary See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E310: #309: 2019 Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendations, Part 1

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Our annual Moms, Dads, and Grads recommendation show! This episode is sponsored by: Libro.fm William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher Kindle Unlimited TBR Books Recommended in this episode: Trail Like Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse Buckskin by Erika Wurth The River by Peter Heller A Mercy by Toni Morrison Idaho by Emily Ruskovich Buttermilk by Ed Lee. Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi I Hear She’s a Real Bitch by Jen Agg Blood Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton Yes Chef by Marcus Samuelsson American Spy by lauren wilkinson The Taipei Night Market series by Ed Lin (starts with Ghost Month) How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton Christenson So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport The Power of Meaning by Emily Eshfahani Smith, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Chemistry by Weiki Wang A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC series by VE SCHWAB Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi A Study in Scarlet by Sherry Thomas Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn The Greatest Cook in the World by Rick Bragg The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis, Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl, Blueplate Special and How to Cook a Moose by Kate Christensen Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz Somewhere Only We Know  by Maureen Goo The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E309: #308: The Cargo Pants Pocket For Your Life

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about millennial audiobook habits, the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, Penguin Random House's loyalty program, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus Kindle Unlimited Libro.fm TBR Links discussed in this episode: Pulitzers announced OverDrive report on audiobooks habits Random House begins loyalty program The library on the moon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E308: #307: Justice for Bob

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca relay listener feedback about Scribd's original content move, the most banned books of 2018, a major audiobook publisher moving into print and ebooks, progress on a Washington ban on books from non-profits in prisons, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Center of the Universe by Ria Voros Trust Exercise by Susan Choi Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy   Links discussed in this episode: Update: Washington State DOC amends policy to allow prisoners to receive used books First AI generated textbook Blackstone moves from audio only to print and ebook. Poaches PRH authors Audible to give out 12 million audiobooks in class action settlement ALA’s 10 most challenged books of 2018 Hero of the week: Jeopardy champion who gets all his knowledge from children’s books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E307: #306: A Squirt of Something

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about more book bans in prisons, Scribd getting into original content, listener feedback, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders The Great Courses Plus The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves Book Riot's TBR Links discussed in this episode: KidLit These Days mention Washington State DOC bans prisoners from receiving used books Kelly’s piece Scribd kicks off original content Mary Norris and Swati Teerthala on Recommended See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E306: #305: Selective Tree Hugging

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This week, Rebecca and Jenn discuss the latest in Jay Asher's defamation suit, a Michigan bill that would make it easier to ban books, Harper Lee's get-off-my-lawn letter, and more. This episode sponsored by: Internment by Samira Ahmed The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer Bombas Links discussed in the show: SCBWI attorneys seek to have Jay Asher suit thrown out Dan Mallory, who once faked being British, nominated for British Book Award Florida bill would make banning books easier Michigan bill would make librarians essential school staff Marquette University's cool oral history project about Tolkien Harper Lee did not want her hometown to be a tourist attraction Meanwhile, Nora Roberts has basically built a town around herself (and it sounds awesome) Heroes of the week: Women who couldn't find bilingual books for kids published their own and made $1 Million.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E305: Quick Note: Shenanigans and Snafus

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Due to a series of scheduling shenanigans and technical snafus, there is no new episode this week. Have no fear, we'll be back next Monday, April 1, with more of what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E305: #304: Narrative Fissure

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk a major change to Amazon's pricing policy, an obvious but nonetheless interesting comment from George RR Martin, a library robot, the power and responsibility of tech platforms, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Lola Mem by Bethany Morrow The Great Courses Links discussed in this episode: Amazon changing pricing policy George RR Martin really wishes he finished the books already Meet the BookBot! WH Smith reports no gender pay gap for second consecutive year ...as opposed to the gaps that exist in US publishing Arthur A. Levine leaves Scholastic to start an independent publishing venture Amazon pulls promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E303: #303: Durable Dirigibles

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about AI and copyright, Barnes & Noble's #bookhaul, Amazon goings-on, a genuinely interesting adaptation news story, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: If You're Out There Blinkist Girls Burn Brighter by Shoba Rao Help Me by Marianne Power Links discussed in this episode: Update: the Nobel is back Update: Court rules that Shitty Media Men list creator can’t be sued for emotional distress Amazon closing 87 pop-up stores and rethinking brick-and-mortar retail Students at all-boys catholic school started a feminist book club One Hundred Years of Solitude coming to Netflix Hero of the week: Texas principal reads books online in her PJs so students can have bedtime stories See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E302: #302: Scrolling is Fundamental

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E301: #301: Bibliographic Rigor

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the incredible legacy of Betty Ballantine, a few book-collecting related stories, listener feedback about listening to pucks, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot's Read Harder Journal Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Great Courses Links discussed in this episode: RIP Betty Ballantine A bot wrote a scary-good LoTR scene Dozens of Indie Bookstores to Host Well-Read Black Girl Book Clubs HMH to (finally) start publishing their own audiobooks Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize Master Magician’s Library Blaze in Michigan will sell you books and “gift” you weed Hero of the Week: 5-year-old couldn’t find a library nearby, so he opened one See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E300: #300: Notional Confetti Cannon

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In episode 300, we talk a couple of knotty Amazon stories, a UK university decolonizing the canon, good news from Kansas, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Audible The Umbrella Academy The Night Tiger by Yangze Choo Zola Links discussed in this episode: Business Fingers commemorative gear! Happy follow-up: Andover, KS library will keep children’s books about trans characters in the kids section Amazon pulls plan for HQ2 in New York Audible emerging playwrights commissions Swansea University in the UK calls for “decolonized” English curriculum First trailer for the Tolkien biopic is alive And trailer for Clooney’s Catch-22 mini-series on Hulu Heroes of the week: this couple driving across India to give away poetry books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E299: #299: Vamp a Euphemism

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up on defamation, try to wrap their heads around the Dan Mallory/A.J. Finn story, eulogize the Ancient Lore Village, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Suspense Reads from BookClubbish $100 Amazon Giveaway EveryPlate (use offer code BOOKRIOT6) TBR Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up on Jay Asher “Ancient Lore” land of the Nobbins is on hold due to concerns about noise, traffic, environmental impact Writer who publishes as AJ Finn is a bonkers-big liar And his publisher is...keeping his books on plan This important piece about what it’s like to be a woman of color in publishing Choose Your Own Adventure audiobooks on Alexa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E298: #298: The Ideal Turkey-to-Hero Ratio

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Jay Asher suing for defamation, the un-Manning of the Booker Prize, a couple of heroes of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR The Great Courses Plus The Plotters by Un-Su Kim Links discussed in this episode: Jay Asher files defamation suit over #metoo allegations Armed man disrupts library Drag Queen Storytime Man Booker Prize loses Man Group as sponsor Scribd has crossed 1 million subscribers Hero of the week: 9-year-old Maryland girl publishes book of poetry tackling politics, feminism, and more And an Arkansas schoolbus driver with a ‘bucket of books’ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E297: #297: The Most Whimsical Whatever

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about another case of harassment against LGBTQ titles in libraries, the rising sales of mental health books, a new E.L. James book on the horizon, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Golden State by Ben Winters The Great Courses Plus Blinkist The Read Harder Journal Links discussed in this episode: Iowa man pleads not-guilty to book burning, trial begins March 26 A new EL James book is coming WattPad to launch publishing division Books about mental health outsell diet & exercise books at Barnes & Noble Harlequin “Feel Good Project” launches creator fund Heroes of the week: women creating a Black Feminist Bookmobile Hallmark to publish audiobooks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E296: #296: Orcs, Leprechauns, and All That Stuff

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Jeff and Rebecca offer their appreciation for Mary Oliver, wonder at the continued strength of BECOMING, hope for the failure of another attempt to marginalize transgender kids books, appreciate Drag Queen story hour, and more. This episode is sponsored by: The Read Harder Journal The Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker Blinkist Links discussed in this episode: RIP Mary Oliver Becoming has longest run atop Amazon sales charts since 50 Shades KS library considers moving transgender kids’ books to separate area ACLU sues Louisiana library over Drag Queen Story Hour ban Tennessee man planning $40million “ancient lore” resort that is basically The Shire behind a Walmart See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E295: #295: A Basket of Fraught

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Jeff and Rebecca take much longer than they supposed talking about Publisher's Weekly acquiring The Millions and the state of book blogging. This episode is sponsored by: The Read Harder Journal by Book Riot The Great Courses Plus The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg Links discussed in this episode: Vulture article on The Millions Being Acquired Barnes & Noble reports holiday numbers Bad job, publishing: author who admitted to stalking a Goodreads user gets a book deal about it See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E294: #294: Rebecca is Not People

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about books coming into the public domain, Obama's 2018 reading list, Amazon's best-selling books of 2018 and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus The Read Harder Journal Links discussed in this episode: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD becomes highest-grossing American play in Broadway history Barack Obama’s best-of-2018 reading list Highlights from what’s hitting public domain this year Tweet thread breaking down the bestselling (UK) books of 2018 Amazon’s 2018 bestsellers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E293: #293: Recommended

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While Jeff and Rebecca take a week off, Jeff presents an episode of Book Riot's Recommended podcast series that he produced. This episode is sponsored by: The One You Fight For by Roni Loren Links discussed in this episode: Book Riot's Recommended Podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E292: #292: Our Favorite non-Bookish Things of 2018

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about their favorite non-bookish things of 2018. This episode is sponsored by: G.H. Mumm The Great Courses Plus Zola See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E291: #291: The Year in Review

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Jeff and Rebecca review the most memorable stories from the year in books. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E290: #290: Outsource Your Legs

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca get back to the news with a bunch of listener feedback, B&N announces largest number of new store openings in years, Atwood writing a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot's TBR The Great Courses Plus Bombas Links discussed in this episode: Becoming is the bestselling book of 2018 NYT picks the 10 best books of the year Bill Gates Best of 2018 Youtube Video Barnes & Noble to open up to 15 new stores in 2019 Margaret Atwood writing Handmaid’s Tale sequel Hero of the week: Baltimore’s longest-serving employee is a librarian who’s been on the job for 56 years See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E289: #289: 2018 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their 2018 holiday recommendations. This episode is sponsored by: Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford Wizard Pins Penguin Random House Audio's Holiday Guide Books recommended in this episode: The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin Pere Giorot by Balzac Incarceration Nations by Baz Dreisinger The Emperor of All Maladies or The Gene Naked at Lunch The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Fit by Rebekah Weatherspoon The Nest by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeny Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Beverly Jenkins romances The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara SPQR by Mary Beard Long Division by Kiese Laymon The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes Music for Wartime Time and Again by Jack Finney The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give How to Be Married The H-Spot by Jill Filopvic Educated by Tara Westover Heavy by Kiese Laymon Killing It by Camas Davis Negroland by Margo Jefferson Sapiens by Yonah Nuval Harari Saga by Vaughn and Staples Gridiron Genius by Mike Lombard The Console Wars See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E288: #288: 2018 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca respond to listener recommendation requests. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot's TBR Park Row Books and Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony Care/of Bombas Books recommended in this episode: Yes We Still Can by Dan Pfeiffer How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik A Nation Forged by Crisis by Jay Sexton Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott A Separation by Katie Kitamura Bad Blood by John Carreyrou The Magicians by Lev Grossman James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle Good and Mad and Eloquent Rage by Rebecca Traister American Overdose by Chris McGreal Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates Dog Songs by Mary Oliver Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Flush by Virginia Woolf Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown Hammerhead by Nina Maclaughlin So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson Stamped from the Beginning by Ibrahim X. Kendi Lumberjanes The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Cat Valente Atlas Obscura's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E287: #287: Shruggie Parade, Updated

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Publisher’s Weekly’s 2018 Salary Survey, the National Book Award winners, WH Smith’s new bookstore format, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Julian is a Mermaid by Rebecca Love In/Half by Jasmin B. Frelih The Great Courses Plus   Links discussed in this episode: WH Smith Least Popular UK Retailer BR’s own Kelly Jensen featured on WaPo 10 Best Kids Books of 2018 for Don’t Call Me Crazy National Book Award Winners Michelle Obama’s memoir is BECOMING a sensation Sorkin’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD play opens Dec 13 (and therefore apparently was not struck down when performed in court) PW Publishing Salary Survey 2018 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E286: #286: A Tinfoil Hat Built For Two

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca take a second look and Indigo's financial results, the news the WHSmith was the "book retailer" interested in buying Barnes & Noble, look over Amazon's 20 Best Books of the Year list, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Inkshares Horror Contest Bombas The Great Courses Plus Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: but is Indigo doing well? Barnes & Noble’s mysterious would-be buyer was WH Smith Update: Pennsylvania walks back plan to restrict prisoners’ access to books Amazon releases 20 Best Books of 2018 Another woman quits the Swedish Academy Antiquarian booksellers prevail after worldwide strike against Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E285: #285: Exaggeration for Effect

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca continue to follow the increasingly nasty Barnes & Noble lawsuit, look over the Goodreads Choice Awards nominees, give an up date on Moira Donegan's book deal, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus Chooseco, publisher of the Weregirl trilogy, Weregirl: Typhon The Darkest Star by Jennifer R. Armentrout Penguin Random House Audio   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Moira Donegan gets a book deal about dealing w/ sexual harassment Barnes & Noble details sexual harassment claims against Parneros Goodreads choice awards are open Bananapants news: Arctic scientist stabs colleague who kept telling him the end of books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E284: #284: You Are Your Own Nanny

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca spend most of the time on reader feedback, but then also finally get to the talk about the winner of the Great American Read. This episode is sponsored by: Midterm Elections HQ from Oxford University Press What Would Cleopatra Do? by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates The Great Courses Plus Bombas Links discussed in this episode: Jessica's Indigo Slideshow! TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD wins Great American Read b/c of course it does Stephen King lets teens option a story for $1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E283: #283: The Streisand Effect

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This week, Jeff and Amanda follow-up about the suit against Moire Donegan, talk about the Man Booker 2018 winner, give first reactions to the Indigo opening in Short Hills, NJ, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Kingfisher Secret from McClelland & Stewart Penguin Random House Audio Links discussed in this episode: Man Booker winner announced: Time’s Up founder to represent Moira Donegan: Indigo NJ is open! New kindle paperwhite is finally waterproof BBC Sherlock’s Creative Team Is Bringing Us Dracula Research Study Finds People Who Grow Up With Home Libraries The hexing, though See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E282: #282: Big Mood

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This week, Sharifah joins Jeff to talk the awarding of the New Academy Prize (aka, The Alternative Nobel), the meh-tastic finalists of The Great American Read, rage-inducing #metoo responses, Macarthur "Genius" winners, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Devil's Thief by Lisa Maxwell Curtain Call by Wilifred Lupano Bombas Links discussed in this episode: Alternative Nobel goes to Maryse Conde Nobel shenanigans: Swedish Academy elects new members Great American Read top 10 finalists Stephen Elliott sues Moira Donegan Amazon gives employees another pay bump to make up for lost bonuses Kelly Link among MacArthur Genius Grant Winners 2018 National Book Award finalists See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E281: #281: Door Number Three

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In this episode, Barnes & Noble lurches towards a sale, Amazon raises wages, a notable new poetry podcast, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR The Rule of One by Ashley and Leslie Saunders Blood Communion by Anne Rice Legendary by Stephanie Garbar Links discussed in this episode: Annotated Episode #16: The Patron Saint of Libraries Barnes & Noble still searching for a firm...to help search for a new CEO Aaaaaaand BN is considering a sale Amazon raises wages, takes away some perks Stephen Colbert makes a children’s book out of Trump comments on Hurricane Florence US Poet Laureate brings poetry to podcast audience Carnegie Medal (UK’s oldest prize for children’s books) promises immediate action on lack of diversity Campaign launches to promote physical bookstores See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E280: #280: The Quiver is a Forest

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss the Kirkus prize finalists, yet another Amazon store format, ebooks in prisons, listener follow-up, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: TBR Vampires Like It Hot by Lynsay Sands A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney The Great Courses Plus   Links discussed in this episode: Murakami withdraws from "alternative Nobel" Ongoing: Nobel Prize for Literature could be suspended for more than a year Audible comes to the Apple Watch Kirkus Prize finalists New Amazon concept store only sells products with 4-star ratings and above Nominate a bookseller for a holiday bonus from James Patterson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E279: #279: Hierarchy of Eyebrows

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca find a Barnes & Noble experiment they like, express almost total ignorance about the National Book Award longlists, are dumbfounded by Amazon's store expansion plans, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: TBR Rule by Ellen Goodlett This is a Whoopsie by Andrew Cangelose The Great Courses Plus Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: FEAR is best-selling book in Simon & Schuster company history Barnes & Noble opens new concept store in Maryland Meanwhile, Amazon planning 3,000 more cashier-less stores by 2021 National Book Awards longlists Target accused of redacting words from certain book descriptions Americans are reading more poetry, less fiction Pennsylvania to ban free book donations to prisons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E278: #278: Finally, Gravitas

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca mull Barnes & Noble's current "plan," show their ignorance of the bookselling landscape in the United Kingdom, marvel at the sales figures of Bob Woodward's Fear, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great American Read Upgrade Soul by Ezra Clayton Daniels The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton Links discussed in this episode: Book Riot's TBR For some reason, Barnes & Noble sees better times ahead Waterstones buys Foyles Strong start for Woodward’s FEAR Customer wins bookstore in raffle Owners of Ripped Bodice bookstore sign overall deal with Sony Pictures TV Data! Study of NYT’s “By the Book” column shows male writers are FOUR TIMES more likely to recommend books by men See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E277: #277: Pondering the Quibbles

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk more about Barnes & Noble suitors, Barnes & Noble's eroding finances, a big new Book Riot project, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great American Read The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King, narrated by LeVar Burton The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles Links discussed in this episode: TBR (Tailored Book Recommendations) Take our reader/listener survey! Follow-up: Publishers are also confused & frustrated by Parneros B&N Lawsuit And BN’s Q1 numbers are in PRH teams up with HeadCount to create Book the Vote for voter registration PRH updates library ebook lending (and it’s not like Tor) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E276: #276: Unexpectedly Juicy

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about juicy drama at Barnes & Noble, The New Academy shortlist, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Google Play Nobody Real by Steven Camden Read Harder Book Long Sadie by Courtney Summers   Links discussed in this episode: Take our reader/listener survey Barnes & Noble drama! Former CEO sues for defamation and reveals a deal to sell the company fell through in June And B & N responds Finalists announced for the New Academy Prize in Literature (alternate Nobel) The Toronto Public Library has a bedtime story hotline See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E275: #275: The Hope of a Mushroom

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E274: #274: The Worm I Asked For

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Due to extraordinary circumstances, Jeff flies solo on this episode and monologues on ebook pricing for libraries, what a Netflix for books would now mean, the future of print sales, and more. This episode is sponsored by: The Read Harder Journal Google Play Books Magination Press Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Recommended Giveaway Books are the only form of physical media whose sales are growing Len Riggio taking heat as Barnes & Noble flounders CKBK, “Spotify for Cookbooks” prepares to launch The instagram book exchange is not a scam See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E273: #273: Puberty Care Package

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E272: Muppet Arm Confetti Cannon

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E271: #271: Pop a Squat Randomly

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E270: #270: Wildly Gesticulating

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This week, Rebecca and Sharifah discuss Barack Obama's latest summer reading list, the nominees for the Alternative Nobel, a feminist response to the New York Times's "By the Book" column, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot's Recommended podcast Google Play The Great Courses Plus Links discussed: Obama's Africa-themed summer reading list New Academy opens voting for Alternative Nobel Cooking & sci-fi are hot print segments so far this year UK survey shows massive lack of representation in kidlit Electric Lit introducing feminist alternative to 'By the Book' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E269: #269: Charlatanism Quotient

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E268: #268: Original Recipe Jerkwad

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the alternative Nobel, B&N fires its CEO, Bourdain bio in the works, South Caroline police challenge reading choices, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Legendary by Stephanie Gerber Mack Weldon Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: AWP conference director steps down after allegations of bullying, gender discrimination, retaliation Follow-up: Alternative Nobel Prize for literature planned in Sweden B&N CEO fired South Carolina police challenge summer reading titles Bourdain biography coming in 2019 Leisure reading in the US is at an all-time low See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E267: #267: Antepentultimate Caboose

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 2017 VIDA count, Diaz keeping his MIT job, Jimmy Fallon's book club, ALA removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from its book award, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus Links discussed in this episode: MIT keeping Junot Diaz on faculty 2017 VIDA Count And the BR highlights ALA removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from award in response to concerns about racism Jimmy Fallon Show launches book club Hero of the Week: Teen collects 25,000 books to donate to Cleveland children in need See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E266: #266: Born in the Hot Seat

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This week, Rebecca and special guest co-host Josh Christie discuss bookstores offering Airbnb rentals, Barack Obama's recent reading list, the ongoing audiobook boom, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen Me, Myself and Them by Dan Mooney Remind Me Again What Happened by Joanna Luloff The Great Courses Plus Links discussed: Josh's bookstore Print in Portland, ME Georgiabookstore to welcome guests overnight BookBar/BookBeds in Denver, CO Barack Obama's recent reading list Audiobooks generated $2.8 billion in 2017 Study shows emotional responses to audiobooks are stronger than those to movies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E265: #265: Rarefied Air

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss Anthony Bourdain's legacy (literary and otherwise), the book Bill Gates is gifting to college graduates, the latest weird book thing you can do with your smart speaker, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Mack Weldon Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen The Great Courses Plus Links discussed: Book Riot's $500 giveaway to the bookstore of your choice Bill Gates giving free book to every 2018 US college graduate Lionel Shriver dropped by Mslexia Magazine writing competition after remarks about diversity Bill Clinton - James Patterson collaboration sells 250K copies in first week Stephen King Library debuts on smart speakers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E264: #264: A Guillotine Moment

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Boston Review's Junot Diaz decision, an unprecedented Amazon scam, Michael Lewis' Audible original, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard Recommended The Great Courses Plus Links discussed in this episode: Boston Review decides to keep Junot Diaz in editorial position In response, the poetry editors resign And VIDA responds Amazon boots notorious KU abuser Audible Originals follow-up: Michael Lewis & Ada Calhoun publishing new books here New UK publisher will offer budding authors 24K salary See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E263: #263: Lotta Feet, Lotta Shoes

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a major embezzling scandal, The Golden Man Booker, listener follow-up, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: StoryWorth In The Distance With You by Carla Guelfelnbein Links discussed in this show: Man Booker Prize reveals “Golden” shortlist for titles that have “best stood the test of time”....and most of them are pretty recent? Accountant embezzles $3.4million from literary agency, including Chuck Palahniuk See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E262: #262: Read the Room, BEA

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the passing of Philip Roth, Sean Spicer coming to BEA, Watchmen's TV reboot, a hero of the week, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: $500 Giveaway to the bookstore of your choice! Legendary by Stephane Garber Annotated: A Podcast Series about Books, Language, and Reading Links discussed in this episode: RIP Philip Roth Jason Diamond on Philip Roth Bookseller organizes protest against Sean Spicer’s Book Expo appearance And here is the FB listing for the event Lindelhof rebooting Watchmen, starring Regina King Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine partners with Audible Pennsylvania nonprofit creates libraries at laundromats See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E261: #261: Therapy for Immortals

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca stay on the #metoo in publishing trail, discuss the rumors about the direction of Amazon's LORD OF THE RINGS series, mark the passing of Tom Wolfe, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo Penguin Random House Audio for Book Clubs Links discussed in this podcast: Follow-up: Junot Diaz quits as Pulitzer chair Follow-up on firing of AWP exec director RIP Tom Wolfe Waterstone's Accused of Pledge Not to Take on Independents Amazon’s new LOTR series to focus on young Aragorn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E260: #260: 12 Angry Meta-Men

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Junot Diaz and the TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD trial, go over 2017 publishing sales statistics, and blessedly find a hero of the week. This episode is sponsored by: The 49th Mystic by Ted Dekker The Black Witch by Laurie Forest Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Catch Up With Recommended Season 1!

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Recommended is back! Season 2 will start on May 16, so there’s no time like the present to catch up with Season 1. Get more details and subscribe at bookriot.com/recommended or on the podcatcher of your choice. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E259: #259: The Third Way

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca wrestle with #metoo accusations against Junot Diaz, process the news that there will be no 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, acknowledge that Amazon doing a kids books subscription service is probably smart, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Nocturnal Meetings of Misplaced by R.J Garcia StoryWorth The Black Witch by Laurie Forest Links discussed in this episode: Annotated Episode #10: The Original Gone Girl Follow-up: Nobel Prize in lit canceled b/c of #metoo Publishers adding morality clauses to contracts in wake of #metoo Junot Diaz accused of #metoo misconduct Amazon’s new kids book subscription See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E258: #258: Something You Can Hold in Your Hands

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This week, Jeff and Sharifah talk about big Comey sales numbers, Circe tops the NYT list, The Great American Read, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk Girls Burn Brighter by Siobha Rao Links discussed in this episode: Comey book sells more than 600K copies in first week Follow-up: How #metoo has affected sales for Alexie, Dashner, others in publishing PBS releases Top 100 for Great American Read See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E257: #257: The Thin Edge of the Camel

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about this year's Pulitzer winners, Amazon Prime subscriber stats, and reading....IN SPACE. This episode is sponsored by: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya Book Riot's Mystery/Thriller giveaway Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: literal courtroom drama as producers offer to stage Mockingbird adaptation for judge Pulitzer winners New Google tool Talk to Books scans 100,000 volumes to answer your questions Amazon says it has 100 million amazon prime subscribers PRH UK launches a scheme to get more diverse candidates into publishing. Literally. It is called THE SCHEME. Cool thing: Story Time….in SPACE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E256: B for Billion

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca get Rebecca up to speed on Nobel nuttiness and Circe mysteries, try to digest huge adaptation news, puzzle out another Amazon dust-up, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio Circe by Madeline Miller Book Riot's Mystery Giveaway Links discussed in this episode: King of Sweden steps in to break Nobel deadlock Amazon temporarily de-lists new Cassandra Clare book over confusion about self-publishing venture Amazon to produce $1 Billion Adaptation of The Three-Body Problem See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E255: Sticking it to the Man

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This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about a strange snag in Circe pricing and #metoo related turmoil at the Nobel. This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders Links discussed in this episode: Will & Grace showrunner donates a whole bunch of Marlon Bundo books #metoo comes to the Nobel Prize See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E254: #254: Killing Goliath with the Tipping Point

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk season 2 of Annotated, the difficulty of doing personalized book recommendations at scale, the on-going concern about Amazon buy buttons, The New York Times coverage of #metoo in publishing, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Vestigial Heart by Carme Torras Instaread Links discussed in this episode: Annotated Season 2! NYT covers publishing’s response to sexual harassment Follow-up: Publishers urged to monitor Amazon buy buttons New Barnes & Noble app intended to make finding your next read less overwhelming See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E253: #253: Gay Bunnies and Ingenuity

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This week, Rebecca and Jenn discuss the rescinding of awards, diversity in romance, books about Marlon Bundo, and more. This episode is sponsored by: Force of Nature by Jane Harper Disarmedby Izzy Ezagui Educated by Tara Westover   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: American Indian Literature Association rescinds Alexie’s 2008 Book of the Year Award Follow-up: The Paris Review seeks woman editor AWP dismisses executive director of more than 20 years Romance so white? John Oliver’s Mike Pence-trolling Bunny Book Steals #1 Spot from Comey Don Quixote helps uncensor a book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E252: A New Meridian

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca begrudgingly discuss the Harper Lee estate, imagine terrifying robot booksellers, express adaptation fatigue, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney All Grown Up by Jamie Attenberg The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Little Fires Everywhere goes to Hulu Alexie declines Carnegie Medal Harper Lee’s estate sues over Broadway version of Mockingbird Stats! Nearly 1 in 5 American now listen to audiobooks Bookstore staffed with robots to open in Beijing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E251: Cathartic Muppet Arms

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca digest some new Barnes & Noble projects, get welcome good news in the form of a new Marilynne Robinson novel, and continue to be frustrated by New York Times bestseller lists.   This episode is sponsored by: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Sherman Alexie’s accusers go on record MARILYNNE ROBINSONNNNNNNNNNNN And plans to open new prototype stores Barnes & Noble announces new in-store book clubs And adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, yay Celeste Ng! NYT to introduce audiobooks bestsellers list See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E250: You Made It Worse

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This week, Jeff and Amanda follow-up about Scribd, try to figure out how to feel about Sherman Alexie’s statement, praise Dolly Parton, and much more. Book Riot Podcast BINGO This episode is sponsored by: Girls Burn Brighter by Shoba Rao A Lab of One’s Own by Patricia Fara I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter   Links discussed in this episode: Sherman Alexie….says something Michelle Obama memoir, BECOMING, due in November Dolly Parton donates 100 Millionth (!) book and announces partnership with Library of Congress Golden Man Booker Joe Hill releases vinyl-first short story audiobook See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

E249: A Funereal Mood

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about further #metoo fallout, relay some info about B&N from little birdies, ponder the hair-sharing economy of revolutionary America, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Libby A Girl Like That by Banaz Thathena   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: James Dashner dropped by publisher The Lemony Snicket problem Jon Scalzi gives Myke Cole a big blog feature…about writing strong female characters….after Cole apologizes for sexual harassment Follow-up: He Who Shall Not Be Named drops suit against S & S Iowa citizens petitioning to separate LGBTQ books from collection and halt new acquisitions without public input Copies of Mary Shelley’s original Frankenstein text to be published Weird: George Washington’s hair found in old NY library book See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#248: No Heroes

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about some tangible repercussions of #metoo in children's publishing, consider a new rationale for taking To Kill a Mockingbird out of school curricula, and get very nervous about the fate of Barnes & Noble.   This episode is sponsored by: Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson Win $500 in Penguin Clothbound Classics The When in Romance Podcast   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: James Dashner dropped by agent Ditto for Jay Asher NYC teacher banned from teaching Harlem Renaissance Minnesota school district pulls TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and Huck Finn because “hurtful” Barnes & Noble cuts staff after dismal holiday sales A Barnes & Noble employee's inside look See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#247: We Don't Know Where We Are

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca discuss #metoo coming to the world of children's publishing, Scribd tries "unlimited" reading, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate American Panda by Gloria Chao   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Jamie Canaves crunches numbers on violence against women in thrillers Scribd brings back unlimited access subscription Sexual harassment in children’s book industry Names get named in comments section of School Library Journal post See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#246: Mundus Inversus

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Kobo and Wal-Mart teaming up, bad adaptations, the National Book Award adding a translation prize, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Here We Lie by Paula Treick DeBoard Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy with Ali Fadhil   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: EarthSea books WERE adapted, and Ursula K Le Guin hated it Walmart to begin selling Kobo ereaders & ebooks National Book Award for works in translation New prize launched for thrillers that don’t involve violence against women Boston Public Library launches crowdsourced project to transcribe anti-slavery documents Kwame Alexander to start imprint Versify See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#245: Book Talk and Random Grievances

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca pay tribute to Ursula K Le Guin, say goodbye and hello to Sue Grafton, recount a major book heist, consider Amazon's first cashierless store, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp Libby It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter   Links discussed in this episode: RIP Ursula K Le Guin Everything I Never Told You optioned for film Harry Potter collectors’ “holy grail” stolen by burglars Amazon opens first cashier-less store Heroes of the week: book club for minority boys becomes school’s most popular group See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#244: A Sheep, Not a Sheepdog

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Fire and Fury's continued run, more details about PBS' Great American Read, Ferrante going to The Guardian, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by Walking the Bones by Randall Silvis Happiness is a Choice You Make by John Leland The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Holt ships 700k copies of Fire and Fury Intel on how Michael Wolff got White House access And the TV rights have been picked up Follow-up: Voldemort fan film is live Follow-up: Margaret Atwood and George R R Martin booked for PBS’s “Great American Read” competition Elena Ferrante to become weekend columnist at the Guardian Conservative group protests Scholastic for selling books about transgender kids Deep dive: what gets a book banned from prisons See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#243: Meat-Related Analogies

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This week, Jeff welcomes Rebecca back from vacation, and then they talk about the Garth Brooks anthology, Barack Obama's favorite books of 2017, PBS and the NYT teaming up for an online book club, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Book Riot Insiders The Best of 2017 Box   Links discussed in this episode: Obama’s favorite books of 2017 Fire and Fury sells 28k copies in two days PBS and NYT launch monthly book club Oozes charm: Johannesburg woman celebrates 60th birthday by getting locked into bookstore overnight See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#242: Let's Eat the Nothingburger

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This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about Fire & Fury hype, new books from Lindy West, a bookselling giant's passing, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Book Riot Insiders   Links discussed in this episode: Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury blows up Jacqueline Woodson named National Ambassador for Young People Lindy West publishing two new books Fred Bass of The Strand dies Spouses of Dying Memoirists Fall in Love App Replaces Twitter with Kindle See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#241: Bear, Not the Naked Kind

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca close out 2017 with some of our favorite non-book things of the year:   This episode is sponsored by: Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke Bark Box Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig   Stuff discussed in this episode: Halt and Catch Fire The Hot Sardines Apple AirPods Cravings by Chrissy Teigen Rainbow by Ke$ha The Punisher on Netflix Monument Valley 2 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#240: A Hierarchy of Delight: Our 2017 Year in Review

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the notable bookish stories of the year.   This episode is sponsored by: Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke Bookaxe Podkin One-Ear by Kiernan Larwood   Links discussed in this episode: JRR Tolkien’s son resigns as director of estate Indigo plans to enter US market New Barnes & Noble concept store w/ restaurant opens in Plano, TX Audible lets romance readers skip to the good parts Most deserved million-dollar book deal: Colin Kaepernick When the chickens come home to roost: UNH gets raked for spending librarian’s donation on stadium sign The story that just won’t die about the YA book that bought its way onto the NYT list Turkey of the Year, redux: NYT’s debut romance coverage New York times awkwardly covers romance for the first time Terry Pratchett’s unfinished works destroyed by steamroller, per his wishes Readers’ Rights story that didn’t actually become a thing: TSA canceling pilot of procedures requiring passengers to remove books from carry-on for screening Most surprising team-up: Bill Clinton working on novel w/ Jimmy P Lorin Stein resigning from Paris Review for sexual misconduct See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#239: The Squirrel Detective

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca finish up holiday recommendation requests and share some long-overdue listener feedback.   This episode is sponsored by: Casper Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke OwlCrate Jr.   Books recommended in this episode: I Contain Multitudes by Ed Young Incarceration Nations Who Thought This Would Be a Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hours Bookstore by Robin Sloan Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler, Alibis by André Aciman Unbound by Steph Jagger Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole The Force by Don Winslow   IQ by Joe Ide What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky Children of the New World The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss  Sorceror to the Crown by Zen Cho Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series Roomies by Christina Lauren Beverly Jenkins The Wars of the Roses series by Conn Iggulen How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#238: 2017 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Jeff and Rebecca wrap up their 2017 Holiday recommendations.   This episode is sponsored by: TryAudiobooks.com Reckless: The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke   Books recommended in this episode: Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway I Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas From the Hips by Rebecca Odes Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes Joy On Demand The Uterus is a Feature, not a Bug by Sarah Lacy The Startup Way by Eric Ries Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell Beloved by Toni Morrison  Hunger by Roxane gay Night Comes to the Cumberlands by Henry Caudil An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Ramp Hollow by Steven Stoll You Had Me at Woof Afterglow by Eileen Myles Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozah Dumas The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser Alive Life of Pi by Yann Martel The Martian by Andy Weir The Dog Stars by Peter Heller Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling Complications by Atul Gawande You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie An Adoption Story by Marianne Richmond The White Swan Express: a story about adoption by Jean Davies Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale by Karen Katz Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Turner House by Angela Flourney Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#237: 2017 Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca kick off this year's holiday recommendation extravaganza... This episode is sponsored by: Men & Dogs Penguin Random House Audio   Books recommended in this episode: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown What If by Randall Munroe Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat and Wendy McNaughton The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern History of the World in Six Cups by Tom Standige Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books The Fate of the West by Bill Emmott, No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-nehisi Coates Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey When Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Yoga Bodies by Laura Lipton and Jamie Beard Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan The Changeling by Victor Lavalle Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughn Bec McMaster Psy Changeling by Nalini Singh The Woman Next Door by Yewende Omatoso Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman Liane Moriarty Negroland by Margo Jefferson A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah Out of Africa by Karen Blixen This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri  Bright Lines by Tanwin Nadini Islam 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helena Bertino One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#236: One of the Other Toms

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca recap the National Book Awards, tackle a pair of grim publishing industry surveys, realize how little they know about Spanish-language publishing in the U.S., and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Libby PRH Audio The Illustrated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   Links discussed in this episode:   National Book Award winners  Bilingual book about Selena is outselling everyone, including Harry Potter  PW’s 2017 salary survey shows publishing is still super white & the wage gap is huge  More than half of the respondents to a UK publishing industry survey report experiencing sexual harassment  California will be first state to require LGBTQ-inclusive history texts  JRR Tolkien’s son resigns as director of estate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#235: I Think I Hate This

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca mull Barnes & Noble's new concept stores opening, Pokemon go but for Harry Potter, a new entrant in the US bookstore market, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Renegades by Marissa Meyer The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige Mckenzie OwlCrate Links discussed in this episode: Amazon best books of the year  Indigo plans to enter US market  LORD OF THE RINGS series at amazon? Harry Potter AR game coming from makers of Pokemon Go  And all 8 HP movies coming to HBO in January  New Barnes & Noble concept store w/ restaurant opens in Plano, TX See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#234: Something Cotten in the State of Denmark

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca nervously discuss a series adaptation of Invisible Man, survey the 2017 Goodreads Choice nominees, ponder Audible's new romance subscription, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Frankie by Shivaun Plozza Casper Our own $500 Bookstore giveaway   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Comey memoir has a title and May 2018 release date  Hulu developing an adaptation of Invisible Man  Zadie Smith awarded the 2017 Langston Hughes Medal  Next Dragon Tattoo book will be Lagercrantz’s last  Voting opens for Goodreads Choice Awards  Audible developing tech to let romance fans “skip to the good parts” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#233: Punching Bag Mattress

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Reading Rainbow beef, gripe about sales figures, mark the departure of a couple of gross dudes in books, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Ready Player One by Ernie Cline HelloFresh (use offer code bookriot30) Haven by Mary Lindsey Win 500 Bucks to spend at the bookstore of your choice!   Links discussed in this episode: Update: LeVar Burton no longer being sued over Reading Rainbow catchphrase  Colin Kaepernick gets $1million book deal  Talking numbers: new John Green helps lift sales 8% in early October. But really it's Dan Brown.  Gross Bill O’Reilly gets his ass dropped Gross Harvey Weinstein used book deals to buy silence Angela Flournoy developing an HBO show with Issa Rae  Hallmark is accepting submissions for romance & mystery novels See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#232: Slightly Ridiculous

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca sink their teeth into the new VIDA numbers, quickly mention the 2017 Man Booker Prize announcement, roll around in some book sales data, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Libby The Lost Causes by Etting & Schwartz   Links discussed in this episode: Win 500 Bucks to spend at the bookstore of your choice! George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize 2016 VIDA count  NYC libraries to forgive all children’s fines Riz Ahmed as Hamlet for Netflix!?  Mississippi school district pulls TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD from curriculum because it offends peopleFlorida school district bans all books with “profanity, cursing, or inappropriate subject matter”    Kickstarter for a queer feminist bookstore in Mississippi  Library of Congress begins Librarians in Residence pilot program See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#231: Your Choice of Quadraped

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about a long profile of the UNH librarian who gave the school $4MM, welcome waterproof Kindles, celebrate literary Macarthur winners, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Quackery by Kang & Pederson The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Forest of a Thousand Laterns by Julie C. Dao   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up on the librarian who left $4 million to UNH and now it’s funding football  The results of the Ripped Bodice study on diversity in romance are...very bad Jesmyn Ward & Viet Thanh Nguyen win Macarthur Genius grants Hachette Book Group terminates Weinstein imprint  Amazon finally introduces a waterproof Kindle AmazonCrossing goes multilingual Another shifted-perspective 50 Shades book is coming in November  New York times awkwardly covers romance for the first time See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#230: Fantastically Bonkers

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca revel in Dan Brown week, approve of this year's Nobel Laureate in Literature, run-down more awards lists, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence Book of the Month 27 Hours by Tristina Wright   Links discussed in this episode: Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature NBA finalists  Profile of Rupi Kaur, who has a new book out and is outselling Homer ten to one See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#229: The Nature of Nature

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This week, Jeff and Jenn talk about this year's 5 under 35 honorees, dissect some upcoming adaptation news, ponder audiobooks, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser The Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel Casper   Links discussed in this episode: Work for Book Riot! Book of Mormon becomes most expensive book ever sold 5 Under 35 List Artemis movie already in the works A Brief History of Seven Killings being adapted tooTrailer for ANNIHILATION  Buy books for disaster relief See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#228: Adaptation Gold Rush

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about shortlists and finalists in fall awards season, audiobook growth, HRC selling some units, Google serving library results, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The Wonderling by Mira Bartok Provenance by Ann Leckie Kobo Audiobooks Lit Chat   Links discussed in this episode: Kirkus Prize finalists  National Book Award longlists  Hillary Clinton’s book has sold more than 300K copies  Books win big at Emmy’s  Cool tech thing: Google search now checks your local library for ebooks  A look at growth in a downloadable audiobooks in an otherwise flat market See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#227: Pig Steroids

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca put the discussion of gaming the NYT bestseller list to bed, note Amazon's policing of reviews of What Happened, shrug their shoulder over the Man Booker shortlist, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie Lit Chat The Book of Separation by Tova Miris   Links discussed in this episode: Lani Sarem is still defending her gaming of the NYT bestseller list  Amazon defends deleting 1-star reviews of HRC’s book New documentary film about the NYPL 5 previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut stories coming  Casey Affleck to star in STONER, which is just very wrong  Kirkus has added diversity/identification tagging to reviews See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#226: Everyone is Wrong

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In this episode, Jeff and Amanda consider a conservative publisher giving the NYT bestseller list the brush off, worry over Barnes & Noble's continued slide, anticipate Roxane Gay's forthcoming advice column, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Nocturnal Journal by Lee Crutchley CopyCat by Alex Lake A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Libba Bray on the all-girl remake of Lord of the Flies Roxane Gay gets NYT advice column Conservative publisher bouncing from caring about NYT bestseller list Barnes & Noble continues to fade even as publishing grows New Emily Mandel book coming Book doulasRosario Dawson to narrate ARTEMIS See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#225: Everyone's Hermione

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about a Pepe the Frog rip-off children's book, disagree about destroying Terry Pratchett's work, consider a world in which a $1 million advance isn't all that much, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Book of the Month The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller Libby   Links discussed in this episode: Weird follow-up: creator of Pepe the Frog makes children’s book author donate profits to Muslim rights group  Terry Pratchett’s unfinished works destroyed by steamroller, per his wishes VE SCHWAB’s big book deal World’s 50 largest publishers CA library goes private Warner Brothers bringing all-female adaptation of Lord of the Flies  Details on the YA/PEN scandal See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#224: Dan Brown Goat Yoga

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca spend most of the episode gawking at one of the strangest book-world stories they've yet covered.    This episode is sponsored by Book of the Month.    Links discussed in this episode: YA Author Briefly Scams Way Onto NYT Bestseller List Celebrity Instagrams Sell Books...Don't They? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#223: O'Neal's Razor Is Satisfied

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about follow up about Audible for dogs and coloring book sales, unpack the non-profit Voldemort movie, Michiku Kakutani's forthcoming book, swearing in books, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio The Hawkweed Legacy by Irina Bringnull The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin   Links discussed in this episode: Unofficial Harry Potter movie about Voldemort gets Warner Brothers approval Do a thing: $5 for every copy of new Ta-Nehisi Coates sold at Print going to African American Teaching Fellows  Michiko Kakutani has a book deal Assistant Principal fired for writing children’s book about Pepe the Frog  American books are getting more profane  The Ripped Bodice is creating a community for romance readers See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#222: Regularly Scheduled Awkwardness

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca anticipate a shared favorite coming to Netflix, bag on fixing book prices, scratch their heads over Audible for dogs, and decide that suing Levar Burton is ill-advised.    This episode is sponsored by: Genius: The Con by Leopoldo Gout Book of the Month Caraval by Stephanie Garber   Links discussed in this episode: Annotated #4: The United States V. One Book Called Ulysses Our Souls at Night coming to Netflix Ava Duvernay adapting Octavia Butler's Dawn for television LeVar Burton sued for using his Reading Rainbow catchphrase on his podcast  Philip Pulman calls for return of fixed pricing  Audible for Dogs is a real thing  New Yorkers can stream 30K movies free with a library card  Generating Romance titles with AI See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#221: One Book Gravy Train

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca mull PBS' upcoming The Great American Read and ponder the world's highest earning authors.   This episode is sponsored by: Casper The Dying Game by Asa Avidic   Links discussed in this episode: Follow-up: Comey has a $2m+ book deal  PBS’s Great American Read series World’s highest paid authors See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#220: Identity Squatting

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This week, Jeff and Amanda follow-up about ambiguous pen-names, go over the 2017 Man Booker longlist, mark Michiko Kakutani's retirement from the New York Times Book Review, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: BookPop Book of the Month The Secret Agent Training Manual   Links discussed in this episode: Is Trump hurting book sales? Michiko Kakutani stepping down from NYTBR  Man Booker Prize longlist announced Neil Degrasse Tyson and George RR Martin teaming up for video game Audiobook/scavenger hunt mash-up See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#219: Don't @ Me

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about police distributing books to kids, relay the strange case of Dracula in Icelandic, round-up a bunch of adaptation news, and much more.   This week's episode is sponsored by: It All Comes Down to This by Karen English The Rise and Fall of DODO by Nicole Galland and Neal Stephenson   Links discussed in this episode: Why Didn't Independent Bookstores Go Extinct? Continued: translation of Dracula in Icelandic is...a totally different book Joe Biden will tour for his new book, kicks off with Oprah interview  Male writers taking ambiguous pen names to sell psychological thrillers Comey’s  writing a book Writer claims Chelsea Clinton stole his book idea  Bird Box movie with Sandra Bullock See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#218: Lexical Malfeasance

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about sales numbers for BEHOLD THE DREAMERS post-Oprah selection, a good year so far for print sales, the opening of the new largest bookstore in the world, and try to get you to listen to Annotated (if you haven't already).    This episode is sponsored by: Levar Burton Reads Unraveling by Sara Ella Book of the Month   Links discussed in this episode: Annotated Episode 2: How did Independent Bookstore Avoid Going Extinct? Pulitzer Prize gets new administratorWorld’s largest bookstore opens in Iran New Maurice Sendak book discovered  10.9% of the translation of The Vegetarian is wrong?! Wichita Police Department using book-delivery service for outreach North  American comics market hit $1.085 billion in 2016 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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This week's episode is a little delayed due to summer scheduling and will be out Tues/Wed, but a little something that can tide you over until then.    Annotated Annotated on Apple Podcasts Annotated on Overcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#217: Boundless Theories

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This week, Rebecca and guest co-host Jenn discuss new standards for ebook accessibility, the men's rights activists who took on a feminist bookstore, and more.    This episode sponsored by:  The Cameron Brothers by Angelin Sydney Penguin Random House Audio   Links discussed on the show:  Follow-up: TSA cancelling pilot of screening procedure requiring passengers to remove books from carry-ons New standards for ebook accessibility MRAs take on a feminist bookstore and lose EarlyWord creates diversity catalogs HarperCollins diversity catalog Ingram diversity catalog Macmillan diversity catalog Norton diversity catalog PRH diversity catalog Humble Bundle's brag-worthy stats Game of Thrones episodes could be feature-length JRR Tolkien estate & Warner Brothers settle over LoTR slot games See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#216: Cross the Memes

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the launch of Annotated, tastefully gloat about guessing Oprah's next book club selection, appreciate the bookishness of Sarah Jessica Parker, and much more.  We hope you’ll check out the first episode of Annotated: “Is It 1984 Yet?” It’s about the resurgence of interest in George Orwell’s 1984 and the story of how 1984 came to be in the first place. The next five episodes in the series will come out every other week, and you can subscribe to Annotated in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or in your podcast player of choice. Find out more about Annotated here   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon Libby   Links discussed in this episode: New Oprah pick (we nailed it)  Audiences at 1984 on Broadway vomiting & fainting  Sarah Jessica Parker’s first acquisition for Hogarth imprint Millennials most likely generation to use public libraries Macmillan offers scholarships to professional development events for booksellers from marginalized backgrounds  TSA testing new screening that requires removing books from packed bags  LeVar Burton reads to us in his new podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#215: Minimum Viable Pottermore

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our new podcast series, Emma Watson's ascent to the Mount Rushmore of celebrity book nerds, Amazon buying Whole Foods, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O Swimming Home OwlCrate Ploughshares Solos   Links discussed in this episode: New Podcast Series: Annotated Emma Watson hiding books around Paris NEW JOHN GREEN Amazon Buys Whole Foods     Pottermore launches official book club See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#214: Deploy Your Nuance

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about JULIUS CAESAR backlash, Amazon being the fifth largest bookstore chain in the U.S, Trump blocking Stephen King on Twitter, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Nicole Galland and Neal Stephenson ThirdLove Audiobooks.com   Links discussed in this episode: Big-time sponsors pull support of Julius Caesar production inspired by Trump  Trump Block Stephen King on Twitter 20,000 libraries participating in world’s largest book club Amazon will be fifth-largest bookstore chain Hero of the week: trainer promotes “books before boxing” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#213: A Guy Who Still Uses LiveJournal

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss new info about the the Game of Thrones Extended Universe, Oprah's Book Club rumblings, Well-Read Black Girl's conference, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Audiobooks.com   Links discussed in this episode: Book Riot's New Science Fiction & Fantasy Podcast: SFF Yeah Book Riot New Mystery/Thriller Podcast: Read or Dead Follow-up on Game of Thrones prequels   Update: Author who shall not be name will self-publish New Oprah pick coming 6/26 Well-Read Black Girl literary festival  Harper Lee estate endorses graphic novel adaptation Hero of the week: 9-year-old girl sells lemonade to keep her library from closing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#212: A T-Shirt That Says, "Yea, Books"

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This week Jeff and Rebecca talk about listener feedback on Little Free Libraries and the Amazon Buy Button, the coming GAME OF THRONES adaptation multiverse, Audible experiments, and more.   This episode is sponsored by: Amazon Kindle Third Love OwlCrate   Links discussed in this episode: The Game of Thrones Spin-Off Industry   That JK Rowling/Stephen Fry Revenge Story Isn’t True New sponsorship model for Women’s Prize for Fiction  Audible launches $5 million fund to pay playwrights to write audio dramas See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#211: Crying Forearms

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the surprising strength of Scribd's subscribership, Little Free Library backlash, Bill Gates' recommended summer reading, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Amazon Kindle Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkaupf OwlCrate   Links discussed in this episode: Alias Grace going to Netflix See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#210: Rolodex of Rants

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talking about Author Who Shall Not Be Named suing his former publisher. changes to Amazon's "buy" button, James Patterson and Bill Clinton teaming up to write a thriller, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love Audiobooks.com Grand Central Instant Book Club   Links discussed in this episode: He Who Shall Not Be Named sues S & S for $10mil for canceled book deal  Bill Clinton working on novel w/ Jimmy P  Amazon Buy Button Changes  Andrew Luck starts book podcast  Matthew Weiner has written a novel, and we have a rant about pricing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#209: Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Rebecca and Jeff wrap up this year's moms, dads, and grads recommendation bonanza.    This episode is sponsored by: OwlCrate Audiobooks.com Protect America Grand Central Book Club   Books mentioned in this show: The Mothers The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Saints for All Occasions Orhan’s Inheritance George  A Boy Like Me  Redefining Realness  A Darker Shade of Magic Sorceror to the Crown Paper Girls The Magicians Shadowshaper Every Body Yoga   Wisdom of Yoga   Silence   Start Where You Are  Presence   Speak  A Brief History of Nearly Everything Ready Player One Barkskins The Luminaries The Noble Hustle Hammerhead The Year of Living Biblically Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast Our Souls at Night Another Brooklyn The Inseparables Maine The Turner House Doc The Ok Corral The Kid The Sisters Brothers Battleborn The Water Museum Peak Grit Known and Strange Things Big Magic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#208: Moms, Dads, and Grad Recommendation Show, Part 1

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Jeff and Rebecca answer listener recommendation requests for summer holidays and graduation.  This episode is sponsored by: Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki Post Grad by Caroline Kitchener Out of the Box by Jemma Westing   Books recommended in this show: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang The Leavers by Lisa Ko The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR by Scott Hawkins An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam’ I Crawl Through It by A.S. King The Martian by Andy Weir The Bone Street Rumba series by Daniel Jose Older IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME? By Mindy Kaling OUR MAN IN HAVANA by Graham Greene Who Thought This Was a Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie Endless Night by Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Penance by Kanae Minato Good as Gone by Amy Gentry H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER by Lawrence Anthony The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James Finding Beauty in a Broken World CALL THE MIDWIFE by Jennifer Werth Cutting for Stone by Abraham Vergese Dancer by Colum McCann  I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong Neurotribes by Steve Silberman We Gon’ Be Alright by Jeff Chang See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#207: Patient Zahro

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about personalized book recommendation services, Shelfie's tech being integrated at Kobo, approve of Rick Riordan's new imprint, rail against people ignoring the rising prize of ebooks, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by Startup by Doree Shafrir I Found You by Lisa Jewell   Links discussed in this episode:   Follow up in personalized reading recommendations, including The Book Spa and Sarah's Bookshelves  Sam Missingham launches Lounge Books  Rick Riordan launches imprint Kobo WILL integrate shelfie functinoality into its apps and ereaders Anika Noni Rose options SHADOWSHAPER See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#206: Dump Adjacent

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about UK reading habits, a new Fahrenheit 451 adaptation, audiobook recommendations, the Salander dynasty, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick Audible   Links discussed in this episode: Knopf announces 5th book in Millennium series  Emergency Room for the mindWeird news: Insane Clown Posse being sued for plagiarizing poem from Chicken Soup for the Soul  World Book Night Survey HBO making a Fahrenheit 451 movie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#205: Existential Benadryl

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners, the most-challenged books of 2016, Book Riot Insiders, and more.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love   Links discussed in this episode: 2017 Pulitzer winners ALA List of Most Challenged Books of 2016 The Verge's review of The Handmaid's Tale Book Riot Insiders See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#204: Business Fingers

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Bidens' book deals, the most "literate" city in the U.S., the absurdity of copyright law, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Casper Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist The Baker Street Four by Olivier Legrand, J.B. Djian, and David Etien.   Links discussed in this week's show: Follow-up from listener (Kris) about UK publishing diversity Joe & Jill Biden get multi-book deal Imbolo Mbue wins PEN/Faulkner St. Martin’s Press acquires first “official” Black Lives Matter book Macmillan launches Reading Without Walls  Audible maps genre popularity by state Rakuten acquires Shelfie DC reclaims title as America’s most literate city See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#203: The Dudeliest

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Norway's doomsday library, a disco party at the Library of Congress, and more.  This episode sponsored by:    Third Love Marlena by Julie Buntin Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley   Links discussed in this episode:  NYPL's 2017 Young Lions for Fiction Award New hardcover editions of 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood writes new material for The Handmaid's Tale on Audible Hemingway was a soviet spy Norway has a doomsday library Microsoft's new digital bookstore Disco party at the Library of Congress Hachette UK's new diversity initiative Amazon lands limited series for The Underground Railroad See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#202: It Feels a Little Small

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about The New York Times' evolving book coverage, Chelsea Clinton's upcoming children's book, Jane Austen's new alt-right fans, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Third Love Playster   Links discussed in this episode: Chelsea Clinton to write children’s book, She Persisted  Alabama 8-year-old writes bestseller about dealing with annoying little brother NYT Match Book Weird news: Black Eyed Peas announce original graphic novel More weird news: Jane Austen has fans on the alt-right Fun with Adverb stats Handmaid’s Tale-inspired robes showing up in political protest Robert Caro’s next books is audiobook only See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#201: Psychological Steamer Trunks

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about oxford commas, labor laws, ebook sales, a raft of adaptation news, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Caraval by Stephanie Gerber What It Takes by Shannon Stacey   Links discussed in this episode: Hero of the week: 11-year-old St Louis boy starts book club for black boys to see themselves in books. Oxford Comma decides court case Kerry Washington to adapt The Mothers  Girl in the Spider’s Web will be a total reboot w/ new actors Nnedi Okorafor says publisher whitewashed her cover Ebook sales continue to fall in UK Hachette partners w/ Wattpad to produce audiobooks Libro.fm - audiobook service for indie bookstores See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#200: You Asked Us Anything

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In this 200th episode, Jeff and Rebecca answer any and all listener questions.  _____________________ If you have a moment and are willing to fill out a listener survey, we would greatly appreciated it. Click here.  Also, check out our Nolite te bastardes carborundorum t-shirts.  _____________________   This episode is sponsored by: Third Love The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#199: The Underbelly of American History

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the Obamas's record-setting book deals, a bill to ban the work of Howard Zinn, book recommendation algorithms, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: The Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar Volumes from Penguin Random House Audio Universal Harvester by John Darnielle   Links discussed in this episode: Better Living Through Books Obamas! Book! Deals!  Bill to ban Howard Zinn books from Arkansas public schools  Changes to NYT book coverage explained Daily Action Launches Book Club Lit Bar hits crowdfunding goal Harper Collins book rec bot on Facebook See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#198: Nefarious Shell-Less Mollusks

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Jeff and Rebecca talk YA ebook pricing, That Book getting cancelled, a (sigh) discovered Walt Whitman novella, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love Madison Reed (offer code: BOOKRIOT)   Links discussed in this episode: Take a minute to fill out this listener survey? That Book gets cancelled Free 1984 Screenings Mall of America Writer-in-Residence Unknown Walt Whitman novel discovered See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#197: Nothingburger Diagnosis

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In this week's episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk about their new podcast project, bookstore sales up in 2016, new book announcements from Neil Gaiman & Philip Pullman, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed (use offer code BOOKRIOT for 10% off + free shipping) The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin   Links discussed in this episode: Better Living Through Books, Episode #1 Ongoing: why more public libraries are eliminating late fees  Update: Book That Shall Not Be Named is delayed until June.  Bookstores sales rose 2.5% in 2016  Free screenings of Hidden Figures in 14 cities for Black History Month New Neil GaimanPhilip Pullman releasing a companion trilogy to His Dark Materials  Goodreads finally has a re-reading feature  Powell’s launches BOOX, subscription for picture books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#196: Not a Woman, a Bra

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Rushdie taking on U.S. politics, eulogize Shelfie, admire book fairies, and much more.    This week's episode is sponsored by: Third Love Tragic Kind of Wonderful    Links discussed in this episode:   Follow-up: Langston Hughes’s Harlem home now open for literary/community non-profit    New Salman Rushdie novel to take on Trump’s US   Goodbye, Shelfie   Related: failure of print and ebook bundling   Epic! app gives kids access to 20,000 ebooks   San Francisco book fairy leaves free copies of Atwood & Orwell See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#195: Antibiotics for the Soul

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This week, Amanda joins Jeff to talk about Dune getting a film reboot, using books in place of juvenile detention, celebrity book clubs, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by  Madison Reed Casper Wires & Nerve by Marissa Meyer   Links discussed in this episode: DUNNNNNNEEEEEE A museum of linguistics The Man Who Reinvented How Chinese Was Written Dies at age 111 One Book, One New York New book of Hillary Clinton essays New George RR Martin GAME OF THRONES short story Kim K bookclub This kid See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#194: That's How Counting Works

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk more about the fallout of The Book That Must Not Be Named, The New York Times screwing with its bestseller lists, The Lit Bar's crowdfunding campaign, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson   Links discussed in this episode: Follow up: S & S says alt-right book won’t include hate speech And Roxane Gay pulls her S & S title NYT changing their bestseller lists again The Lit Bar indiegogo is live!  Handmaid’s Tale and Citizen among last week’s bestselling books See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#193: It's All About the Casting

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the bookishness of Obama, the 2017 Tournament of Books, digital lending on the rise, a 50 Shades musical, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed It's All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Eliot See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#192: Maw of Anticipation

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about whispers of The Winds of Winter, best-selling books of 2016, the 2017 Tournament of Books, and much more. Click here for full show notes. This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed Third Love Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis Penguin Random House Audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#191: A Little Sweary

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk an Amazon bookstore coming to NYC, bookstores getting a holiday bounce, the most checked out books at New York libraries, and much more.  The episode is sponsored by: Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah McKnight Purgatory Road by Samuel Parker The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#190: Predictions and Wishes for 2017

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca look ahead to 2017 in books and reading.    This episode is sponsored by: Third Love The Girl in Green by Derek B. Miller Penguin Random House Audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#189: 2016 Year in Review

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Rebecca and Jeff look back at the year in books and reading.  Be sure to enter our $250 Barnes and Noble giveaway: go here to enter.    This episode is sponsored by Playster. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#188: Psychic Flannel Pajamas

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk best-selling audiobooks of 2016, the 2017 Read Harder challenge, Croatia's free ebook experiment, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed Audible  Playster Storyworth See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#187: The Best Books of 2016

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Book Riot's Best Books of 2016 picks, Amazon's best-selling books of 2016, the Goodreads Choice winners, turning Harper Lee into a tourist attraction, and our pick for strangest book-adjacent story of the year.    This episode is sponsored by: Casper  TryAudiobooks.com Madison Reed See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#186: Holiday Recommendation Show, Part 2

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Rebecca and Jeff do another episode of listener holiday recommendation requests.  For a list of the books recommended in this episode, go here.   This episode is sponsored by: Audible Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond The Novice by Taran Matharu See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#185: 2016 Holiday Recommendation Show

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca answer listeners' holiday book recommendation requests.  For a list of the books recommended, go here.  This episode is sponsored by A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo Retro Photo by David Ellwand The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#184: Feelings Narrative

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca recap Book Riot Live, talk about the National Book Awards, do a quick recap of the best books of 2016, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Madison Reed Audible Bookwitty See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#183: The Denim Version of Girding Your Loins

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Jeff and Rebecca record live from the show floor at Book Riot Live.  This episode is sponsored by The Tourist by Robert Dickinson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Book Riot Interviews: Zen Cho

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Rebecca and Amanda talk to Zen Cho, author of Sorcerer to the Crown.    This episode is sponsored by Heartless by Marissa Meyer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#182: Slightly Misguided Tirade

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This week Jeff and Rebecca discuss the Goodreads choice awards, Amazon Prime bookstore pricing, books with "girl" in the title, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Audible @NatGeo Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some by Chris Edwards See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BR Interviews: Sui Li

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Jeff interviews Sui Li, a 2016 5 Under 35 nominee, about his longshot win, his unusual career, and being a doctor who writes.  Check out his novel, Transoceanic Lights. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#181: Gory Droopeth

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Paul Beatty winning the Man Booker Prize, President Obama's list of essential reading, James Patterson's diagnosis of the 2016 election, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Bombas TryAudiobooks.com/cooking @NatGeo Audible See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#180: She Does Not Mess Around

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Claudia Rankine's plans for her Macarthur money, Bob Dyan's Nobel stand-off, publishing missing on digital media, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: TryAudiobooks.com Playster And the Monkey Learned Nothing by Tom Lutz See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Book Riot Interviews: Ashley Ford, host of AUTHORIZED

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Jeff and Rebecca talk with Ashley Ford about her Audible Channel podcast, "Authorized," and her work with Matter Studios.  This episode is sponsored by Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#179: Obscure European Whatevers

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about Bob Dylan's Nobel, discounted haircuts for reading aloud, Arundhati Roy's new novel, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Bombas FabFitFun Audible See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#178: The "How" Matters

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca do a deep dive on the Ferrante unmasking, talk about the National Book Award finalists, find a couple of things to be excited about, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Bombas The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Casper Penguin Random House Audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BR Interviews: Making Children's Books, with Minh Le and Rita Meade

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In this interview episode, Jeff talks with two children's books authors about how children's publishing works, from idea to finished copy: Minh Le and Rita Meade. Minh's book: Let Me Finish Rita's book: Edward Gets Messy This episode is sponsored by Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#177: Berking Stephen King

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the announcement of a new Dan Brown novel, the 5 under 35 nominees, librarians getting arrested, and much more.    This episode is sponsored by: Audible Bookwitty What the Dickens by Brian Kozlowski See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#176: Startup Douchebag Jargon

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk 10 best U.S. cities for book lovers, publishing industry salaries, MacArthur genius winners, the expansion of Google Play Books and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo The Courtship of Eva Eldridge by Diane Simmons FabFitFun See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#175: Fast-Paced Human Closeness

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This week, Jeff is joined by Jenn Northington to talk about an AirBnb bookstore, literary award-season in full swing, an algorithm that can predict best-sellers, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Audible FabFitFun The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BR Podcast Interviews: Icema Gibbs from JetBlue about Soar with Reading

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In this special episode, Rebecca and Jeff talk to Icema Gibbs, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and JetBlue, about the Soar with Reading program that puts book vending machines in book "deserts." This episode is sponsored by Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#174: I've Got a Rant in Me

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk American reading habits, the new Oprah book club pick, the hero of the week, and unexpected heated digression about ebook pricing, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: Penguin Random House Audio and Entertainment Digital Membership See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#173: Birds and Nerd Stuff

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about suing authors to get advances back, books "timed" to your commute, sales down at PRH, and much more.   This week's episode is sponsored by: Audible The Call by Peadar O'Guilin FabFitFun See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#172: Progressively More Progressive

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss victories for women and people of color at the Hugo Awards, Harry Potter's effect on Americans' attitudes toward Donald Trump, what to do with Truman Capote's ashes, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses, Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer, and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#171: J.K. Ledecky

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss the best cities in the world for book lovers, WattPad's new business model for writers, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible and The Unseen World by Liz Moore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Book Riot Podcast Interviews: CURSED CHILD discussion with Jackson Bird

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Jackson Bird from The Harry Potter Alliance joins Jeff for an in-depth, spoiler-filled discussion of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and the current state of the Harry Potter Universe.    This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#170: A/B Universe

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our visit to Powell's, rumors of another Oprah pick, librarian Olympics, and much more.   This episode is sponsored by: TryAudiobooks.com The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#169: Respectacles

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This week, it's all about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Underground Railroad. This episode is sponsored by Audible, TryAudiobooks.com, and BookWitty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#168: The Biggest Book of the Year

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the impending release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Man Booker longlist, and more.   This episode is sponsored by: EveryLibrary Maud's Line by Margaret Verble See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#167: Competitive Spreadsheeting

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the last Divergent movie going straight to TV, one-hour book delivery, audiobook listening by state, how romance gets sold, and much more. This episode is sponsored by  TryAudiobooks.com The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund Everylibrary.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#166: Crossing The Streams

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about beauty products in Barnes & Noble, the best debut novels of 2016, James Patterson hanging some serious paper, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by: EveryLibrary.org Audible The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund What the Dead Want by Norah Olson See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#165: Speaking of Dander...

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about online pricing, Gay Talese's untrue non-fiction, the first romance-only bookstore in the U.S., and book vending machines in "book deserts." This episode is sponsored by: I'm Your Biggest Fan by Katie Coyne  and Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Book Riot Podcast Interviews: 2016 Halftime Show with Lisa Lucas and Kevin Nguyen

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Rebecca talks with Lisa Lucas (executive director of the National Book Foundation) and Kevin Nguyen (deputy editor of GQ.com) about the best books of the year so far. This episode is sponsored by Bookwitty. Visit bookwitty.com to set up your free account. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#164: Notoriously Grumpy

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss the town that fired its library cat, what happens when a work of journalism is marketed as memoir, restaurants inside Barnes & Noble stores, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible (go to audiblepodcast.com/bookriot to start your free 30-day trial), Dream Jumper by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom, and Bookwitty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#163: A Soft Spot for Barnes & Noble

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the best-selling books of the first half of 2016, the health of Barnes & Noble, celebrity literary philanthropy, and much more.  This week's episode is sponsored by: Casper (use offer code RIOT for $50 off) and The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Book Riot Podcast Interviews: N.K. Jemisin on Patreon

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Jeff talks with N.K. Jemisin about her experience (so far) with Patreon. Relevant links: N.K. Jemisin's Patreon N.K. Jemisin's post-launch blog post on her Patreon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#162: The Social Norms of Quietude

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about autism-friendly libraries, local book delivery, waving late fees for kids, soft censorship, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: The Girls by Emma Cline Audible See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#161: Guttural Side-Eye

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about a Rotten Tomatoes for books, the opening of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Independent Bookstore Day, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler Book of the Month TryAudiobooks.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#160: Corporeal Flesh Bag

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Amazon's list of the 20 Most Well-Read Cities in the U.S., art takes another book from us, Wattpad goes Hollywood, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Audible Pinhole Press Smoke by Dan Vyleta See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#159: The Fridayiest of Thursdays

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� This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Patreon and the publishing industry, Comixology's new subscription service, the difficulty of the ebook market, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Smoke by Dan Vyleta The Fiona Fitzgerald Series by Warren Adler See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#158: The Train to Moneyville

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the difficulty of reviewing audiobooks, Goodreads getting into the discounted ebook game, Lena Dunham publishing her teenage diary, and much more. This episode is sponsored by: Audible: the world's leading provider of audiobooks. For a free trial, go to audiblepodcast.com/bookriot.  Gena/Finn by Kat Helgeson and Hannah Moskowitz. A novel about fan fiction, fan girls and fan fiction. For 25% off and free shipping, go to chroniclebooks.com and use offer code BOOKRIOT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#157: What Rabbit Hole Shall We Explore?

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This week, Jeff and Amanda debrief from this year's Book Expo America.  This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood The Killing Forest by Sara Blaedel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#156: Elon Musk Take the Wheel

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Google AI reading romance novels, algorithms picking books, Ian McKellan's Shakespeare apps, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Book of the Month, and The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#155: Narnes & Bloble

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the resignation of Barnes& Noble's founder, the Andrew Luck Book Club, the reasonspeople buy books, and more.This episode is sponsored by Book of theMonth and The Killing Forest bySara Blaedel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#154: The Bermuda Triangle, In a Good Way

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, Pew's 2015 survey of American reading habits, the most anticipated books of the rest of the year, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#153: Intentional Whimsy

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about stunt literary prizes, the most challenged books of 2015, the Man Booker International Shortlist, the graying of digital readers, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible and the Book Riot family of super useful email newsletters. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#152: The Nazi Witch Book Threshold

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk a recovered Shakespeare First Folio, staying in Elsinore for ten bucks, Lena Dunham's new imprint, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses and The Nutmeg Tree by Margery Sharp (which you can for free by clicking this link right here). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#151: One Chart to Rule Them All

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The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk this year's VIDA count, bookstore bookmobiles, James Patterson reups library giving, whispers of a new Marylinne Robinson novel, Nazi witch books, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible, Penguin Random House Audio, and Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#150: Creativity Hucksterism

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about five-star restaurants in a Barnes & Noble, Penguin Random House profits, adult coloring books flyng off the shelves, representations of Native Americans in children's books, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible and Harry's. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#149: Assumptive Leap of Fear

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This week, Amanda and Jeff talk about women who grew up reading Harry Potter, Ireland first book banning in 18 years, Ferrante for kids, and much more.  This week's episode is sponsored by Harry's, A Tyranny of Petticoats, and Warby Parker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#148: I Just Assume Japan Beats Us

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This week, Amanda and Jeff talk about JK Rowling's new wizarding story, Lionel Shriver's comments, the most literate countries in the world, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible, Harry's, and Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#147: Fire-Hand Shadow-Puppet Wolf

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This week, Amanda and Jeff talk about book clubs helping people live longer, the best books of the spring, middle grade books getting crazy longer, an ebook program for low-income families.  This episode is sponsored by Harry's and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#146: Magic Internet Dust

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the most assigned female writers on college courses, a new imprint for Muslim stories, B&N considering opening Amazon-style stores, and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#145: Pot Committed

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about not talking about "rediscovered" literary works, Kobo in trouble, War & Peace on bestseller lists, the remarkable self-publishing Hausa women of Nigeria, and much more. Sponsors: What's Up in YA: Our new twice monthly newsletter about the world of YA. Book Riot on Instagram See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#144: Jed Bartlet's Patronus

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming in book form, Elena Ferrante's miniseries, the most assigned books in college, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and our own Steamy Reading Box. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#143: Hop in the Delorean

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about best selling genre books of 2015, rumors of a huge rollout of Amazon bookstores, follow up on romance reviewing, new wizarding schools, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Exposure by Chauntelle Tibbals and Casper. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#142: Peter Flabbit

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a newly discovered story by Beatrix Potter, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE getting a new movie treatment, a comprehensive survey of the demographics of the publishing industry, title specific ebook giftcards, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Audible, Feverborn by Kate Marie Moning, and TryAudiobooks.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#141: Pajama Hierarchy

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca an early frontrunner for hero of the year, author getting paid for appearances, Pottermore downsizing, loosening job requirements in publishing, and much more. Plus, Amanda and Swapna drop by for a STAR WARS aftershow.  This episode is sponsored by Feverborn by Kate Marie Moning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#140: Stay Woke, Holly Madison

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about slew of new literary adaptations, the first pick of Emma Watson's book club, the shuttering of Shelfari, borrowing habits at the United Nations, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Jakob's Colors by Lindsay Hawdon and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#139: The Internet Illuminati

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss an author catfishing bloggers to get reviews, Emma Watson's feminist book club, and more. This episode is sponsored by This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp and Harry's. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#138: Year in Review

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the year the coolest, most frustrating, most interesting, and most notable stories from 2015.  This episode is sponsored by Mad Men Unzipped and Penguin Random House Audio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#137: Lexical Acrobatics

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca follow up on James Patterson's grants to indie booksellers, the possibilities and pitfalls of subscription services for romance titles, students at a high school deciding they are uncomfortable with Huck Finn, a bookstore that stocks only books recommended by celebrities, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Mad Men Unzipped and Penguin Random House Audio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#136: A Hole in Your Flaw

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the NYT 100 Notable Books of 2015, a Muppets book banning, signed copies of GO SET A WATCHMAN, Oprah's imprint, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#135: 2015 Holiday Recommendation Show

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca respond to listener requests for book recommendations, from self-help to sci-fi.  This week's episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio, Audible, and THE EDGE OF LOST by Kristina McMorris. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#134: The Pod is Modular

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Clare Vaye Watkins' essay in TIN HOUSE, a modular reading station, most valuable 20th century books, erotica audiobooks are booming, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon and Warby Parker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#133: There's Only One Pie

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award winners, self-publishing keeps growing, Anne Frank gets a co-author, and call for recommendations for our holiday book recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Penguin Random House Audio, and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#132: I'm Funny, You're Sad

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about declining ebook sales, the Goodreads Choice awards, Amazon's list of the 100 best books of 2015, our hero of the week, Book Riot Live follow-up, and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Harry's, Penguin Random House Audio, and Whispers by Lisa Jackson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#131: Working Super Blue

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In this episode taped at Book Riot Live, Jeff and Rebecca talk the Amazon bookstore, quarterbacks recommending books, TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS going to TV, the history of Book Riot, and much more. This episode is sponsored by THE MURDSTONE TRILOGY by Mal Peet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#130: Hunkering

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca go long on restricting access to books in schools, talk about the prospect of an American Writers Museum, geek out over the second part of President Obama's conversation with Marilynne Robinson, get excited for Book Riot Live, talk new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by On the Origin of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#129: Reverse Goldilocks

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new Harry Potter play, Shonda Rimes doing a Romeo and Juliet sequel series, the Kirkus book awards, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Casper, Audible, and Penguin Random Audio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#128: Where Do You Even Get Papyrus?

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about President Obama interviewing Marilynne Robinson, Marlon James winning the Booker Prize, more Salander books coming, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#127: Something Nerdy This Way Comes...

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk indies not stocking particular books, gender-bent Twilight, kids and reading, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Penguin Random Audio, and We'll Never Be Apart by by Emiko Jean. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ep. 126: Taking Off Their Smelly Socks

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Amanda and Swapna discuss the week's book news. This episode is sponsored by The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev, The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason, and Scribd. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#125: Hella Whoa

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about the latest report on ebook & print book sales, the bestselling books of Amazon's first twenty years, Harlequin's new line of wines, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Entry Island by Peter May, and Warby Parker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#124: Are These the REAL Reasons?

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about declining library attendance, not starting books, the Man Booker shortlist, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#123: Gateway Underthings

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about an honest-to-goodness book ban, identify theft in the world of high profile poetry, reading in the bathroom, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Scribd, Audible, and Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#122: No News is Good News

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about no new Harper Lee novels, protesting 9/11 literature without reading it, PRH book sales, public libraries getting in on little free library action, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Harry's, and Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#121: Engage Your Core

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book lord of Bogota, book on bikes (stationary or otherwise), banned manga in Japan, the startling permissiveness of Scandanavian children's books, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses, Scribd, and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#120: The Most Predictable of Bummers

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about giving away ebooks at hotels, a Venice mayor has a banning iniative blow up in his face, free bus rides for Romanian readers, ill-advised literary adaptations and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Scribd, and Everybody Rise by Stephane Clifford. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Introducing: Get Booked!

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Rebecca and Amanda preview Amanda's new podcast Get Booked, a bi-weekly show of personalized book recommendations. Get Booked launches September 10th. Subscribe now! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#119: I Would Not Be This Nice

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This week, Amanda and Jeff follow up with the Nazi romance story, talk about indie bookstores getting into politics, the rise of phone reading, building Minas Tirith, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Scribd, and Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#118: Metaphorically Afflutter

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a scandal rocking the romance world, the story of a women who submitted her novel to agents under a man's name, a bookstore giving refunds for Go Set a Watchman, a rediscovered F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Devil Dead by Linda Ladd, Scribd, and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#117: Mangalf the Beige

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about the Man Booker longlist, a "gritty" reboot of Little Women, selling Between the World and Me at cost, more YA book banning, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz, and No One Needs to Know by Kevin O'Brien. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#116: Your Anecdata is Invalid

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about audiobooks rising, more data that have books at home is good for kids, 2015 book sales, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Tryaudiobooks.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#115: All the Asterisks

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This week, Rebecca, Jeff, and Amanda do a deep dive on GO SET A WATCHMAN and still manage to get to some other news. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Everything You and I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You and I by Albert Espinosa, and Book Riot Live. Get $20 off your ticket to Book Riot Live with discount code WHEELHOUSE. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#114: Happier Sausage-Making

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the book world getting ready for the new Harper Lee, summer reading stats, 2015 book sales are strong, bad publicity ideas, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Harry's, TryAudiobooks.com, and Scribd. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#113: Snowshoe Fascinator

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about the latest numbers on ebook growth, the Kafka-esque story of what's happening to Kafka's papers, Zadie Smith's forthcoming space movie, and more. This episode is sponsored by The Bones of You by Debbie Howell, Scribd, Mãn by Kim Thúy, and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#112: The Opposite of Boggart

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the passing of James Salter, a new Harry Potter play, Grey selling big, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#111: Full Up on Jonathans

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a publisher trying the Year of Only Women challenge, books in barbershops, ToMo at Columbia, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd and You Can't Escape by Nancy Bush. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#110: Extremely Corporeal

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This week, Amanda and Jeff talk rising book sales, reverse showrooming, the idea of publishing only women for a year, where the line is in high school reading, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#109: Just Burn the Whole Thing Down

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new E.L. James book, Amazon's most well-read U.S. cities, a Harper Lee auction, books about women not winning literary awards, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Audible, and When Darkness Ends by Alexandra Ivy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#108: Gardening by Astral Projection

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This week, Amanda, Jeff, and Rebecca talk the news and new books of Book Expo America. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Scribd, and The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#107: Marples and Holmeses

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk the best book set in each state, a huge book deal, Sam and Frodo walking distances, homophobia in schools, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by: The Novice by Taran Matharu Scribd The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#106: The Warhorse of Literary Criticism

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about getting ebooks in museums, Harold Bloom's list of the 12 greatest American authors, Amy Poehler on vinyl (?), the city with the most bookstores per capita in the world, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and The Novice by Taran Matharu. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Introducing: All the Books!

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Rebecca and Book Riot contributing editor Liberty Hardy announce a new weekly podcast about the most exciting and interesting new releases. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#105: Not Without Genre

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk book gluts, sci-fi awards, romance sales, the McSweeney's kickstarter, Macmillan tries bundling, new books, and much more. This epsiode is sponsored by Scribd, Audible, THE NOVICE by Taran Matharu, and INVICIBLE by Amy Reed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#104: Moms, Dads, and Grads Recommendation Show

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This week, Amanda, Rebecca, and Jeff answer reader recommendation requests for summer time holidays and reading. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Invincible by Amy Reed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#103: Bundling Island

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Pulitzer winners, America's most literate cities, Reese Witherspoon narrating the new Harper Lee novel, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, TryAudiobooks.com, The Turner House by Angela Fournoy and Elena Vanishing by Elena and Claire B. Dunkle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#102: Informercial in the Sky

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss the 10 most-challenged books of 2014, an airline's plan to host in-flight literary readings, imaginary boxing matches between authors, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Random House Audiobooks, and The Revelation of Louisa May by Michaela MacColl. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#101: So Many Fedoras

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Oyster selling ebooks, the 2014 VIDA count, Hugo Awards controvery, Salman Rushdie on Goodreads, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#100: Tattoos and Toni Morrison

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This week, Jeff, Rebecca, and Amanda celebrate 100 episodes by taking listener questions. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Scribd, The Wicked Deceptions by Joanna Shupe, and The West Wing Changed Me. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#99: Sweating to the Classics

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In this episode, Jeff and Rebecca talk READY PLAYER ONE move news, authors opening side businesses, more on libraries as community centers, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, TryAudiobooks, and The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkowski. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#98: Cervantesish Bones

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about Overdrive being acquired, publisher subscriptions, a final Discworld book, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#97: Beautifully Juicy

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Alabama's investigation into the care of Harper Lee, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, VIDA crowdfunding, Andrew Smith's comments about being ignorant about women and girls, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, TryAudiobooks.com, and The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkowski. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#96: The Lure of Waffles

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about bookstore sponsorships, a new series from Veronica Roth, Jeff Kinney opening a bookstore, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Squarespace, and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#95: The Specialist Snowflake

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Facebook book group fizzling, the resiliance of independent bookstores, the veracy of a discovered Sherlock Holmes story, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#94: The Absurdity Hour

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about the latest selection in Mark Zuckerberg's book club, new data about representation of diverse people in children's books, a super weird John Green story, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Scribd. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#93: Liquified Smurf

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a new literary website, literary adaptation news, a book that judges you back, an all-access library card, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Scribd, Harry's and The Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#92: Schrodinger's Mockingbird

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This week, Jeff and Amanda devote the entire show to the news that there will be a new Harper Lee novel coming out this summer. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett, and Heart of Hell by Alen Mattich. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#91: Fluffing My Tutu

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the hot and cold book categories of 2014, authors selling courses, an app for shopping at indie bookstores, the return of Lisbeth Salander, new books, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#90: Buzz Threshold

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This week, Amanda and Jeff talk best books of the 21st Century, a big study about kids and reading, digital library usage taking off, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#89: DefCon Three and a Half

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the early returns on Zuckerberg's book club, the bestselling books of 2014, the success of publishing projects on Kickstarter, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and NEAR ENEMY by Adam Sternbergh. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#88: A Taste for Turmoil

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Mark Zuckerberg's book club, Haruki Murakami's advice column, Scribd filling its war chest, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Read It Forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#87: Collective Zerbert Noise

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca look ahead to 2015. They talk about trends they are watching for, developments they are hoping for, books they are looking forward to, literary adaptations that are on the horizon, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. Show notes for this episode can be found at bookriot.com/podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#86: Year in Review

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca take back at the best, worst, weirdest, most depressing, and most inspiring bookish stories in 2014. This episode is sponsored by Audible, Kobo, and THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Jakob Melander. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#85: Eating Crazy Sandwiches

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk LGBQT diversity in YA, the overall health of the publishing industry, a good year for humble bundle, the IT books of 2014, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#84: Just Call Us Butter

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca discuss the Harper's Magazine investment in a bookstore, controversy surrounding a bestselling book with a ghost writer, the forthcoming Rainbow Rowell novel, and more. This episode is sponsored by Harry's, Word & Film, and X: A Novel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#83: The Buzz Got Super-Big

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda discuss Jacqueline Woodson's response to Daniel Handler's racist jokes at the National Book Awards, James Patterson's weird new book burning video, the Goodreads Choice Awards winners, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Random House Audiobooks, and The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#82: Holiday Recommendation Extravaganza Bonanza, Part 2

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Part 2 of our 2014 holiday gift recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Kurgo, and Valiant #1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#81: Holiday Recommendation Extravaganza Bonanza, Part 1

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Part 1 of our 2014 holiday gift recommendation show. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Kobo. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#80: Snow Globe Consciousness

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award winners and Daniel Handler's racist comments at the ceremony, Penguin Random House's digital conservatism, the Oyster Review, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Kurgo, Tryaudiobooks.com, Kobo, and Valiant #1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#79: General Purpose Sceptering

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk more product promotion in books, the Amazon-Hachette truce, The Ampersand getting into the bundling game, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Kurgo, Audible, Kobo, and Valiant #1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#78: Dirty Laundry on Our Mind-Floor

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about product placement in ebooks, the "it" book of 2014, the Goodreads Best of 2014 categories, B&N doing some bundling, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and Valiant #1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#77: The Literal Expletive

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about literary crowdfunding, a Barnes and Noble gets saved, exciting TV deals, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Kobo, TryAudiobooks.com, and THE WONDER OF ALL THINGS by Jason Mott. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#76: The Virtues of Difficulty

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In this episode, Jeff and Amanda talk Simon and Schuster reupping with Amazon, another hand-wringing YA essay, an author engaging in "light-stalking," news of a new Toni Morrison novel, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Kobo, and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#75: Trifecta of Tangets

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about book awards season, new info about Harry Potter spin-offs, data about publisher direct sales, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker, Audible and Hit by Lorie Ann Glover. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#74: Live from Brooklyn

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about big book deals, the library of the future, cops reading to kids, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Love is the Drug by Aalya Dawn Johnson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#73: Pizza, Books, and Spreadsheets

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about 30 years of the Book It program, average consumer spending on books, The Fault in Our Stars getting banned, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by As Long as You Love Me by Anna Guirre, Love is the Drug by Alya Dawn Johnson, and Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#72: Miller Lite and a Banana Peel

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about the woeful lack of diversity in the publishing industry, the prospects of American Idol-like contests for writers, the relatively high price of ebooks, Alison Bechdel winning a Macarthur genius award, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com, Squarespace, and Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#71: The Reading Life of Rebecca Schinsky

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A special episode of the Book Riot podcast: an interview with Rebecca about her reading life. This is sort of Episode Zero to our new Reading Lives podcast, available not at bookriot.com/readinglives. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#70: Homebrewed Hoots and Hollers

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the highest-earning authors, what people say their favorites books are on Facebook, how young people are using libraries, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#69: Here Is Your Bounty of Goods

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This week, Rebecca and guest host Paul Montgomery discuss a new grant that gives writers time to read, diversity in comics publishing, a library's plan to better serve homeless patrons, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible, I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre, and Matched by Ally Condie. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Interlude #3: Introducing Oh, Comics!

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In this special interlude, Paul Montgomery and Preeti Chhibber give a preview of the weekly podcast about the wild and wooly world of comics they'll be hosting for our new site, Panels. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#68: The Longest of Long Tails

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about a new ebook-only university library, Dan Brown's Inferno coming to the big screen, the onslaught of self-published titles, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace, TryAudiobooks.com, and Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#67: There Goes My Gravitas

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk libraries in cabs, floating libraries, waterproof ereaders, bungled bundling, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#66: The Ghost of Ray Bradbury

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about how Harry Potter might make you more empathetic, bundling comes to indie bookstores, precision digital book locators at a London bookselling stalwart, Tom Hanks' quixotic iPad app, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#65: Locally Grown Prose

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk James Patterson playing Jeff Bezos, outdoor reading rooms, JK Rowling being the best, the resilience of print books, interesting new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and TryAudiobooks.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#64: Sniffing My Equipment

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about who is most embarrassed about what books they read, who reads what and how much on the toilet, a new Hobbit moviel trailer, 50 Shades back at the top of the bestseller list, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and 99Designs.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#63: Lab Rats with Existential Problems

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the 50 Shades of Grey trailer, HarperCollins dips its toe into print/digital bundling, another Amazon overture to Hachette authors, the reading habits of extreme romance readers, new books, and more. This week's episdoe is sponsored by Squarespace and TryAudioBooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#62: Blushing on the Radio

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Kindle Unlimited, Marvel's increasing diversity, new Harper Lee drama, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by 99designs.com and Random House Audio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#61: A Secret Bank of Uncomfortable Topics

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk new technology to help the visually impaired read, the bestselling books of 2014, plummeting author income, the resliance of print books, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by 99Designs and Random House Audio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#60: They Suddenly Became Reasonable Human Beings

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This week, Rebecca and Amanda talk about authors petitioning to defend Amazon, banned books, the end of World Book Night, the future of reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by BookSliced and 99Designs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#59: Helvetica or Whatever

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble spinning off Nook, ebooks and libraries, big publishers getting bigger, libraries lending things other than books, Judy Blume news, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Random House Audio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#58: Library Barnacles

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Oyster coming to Android, publishers going to jail, kids' summer reading habits, getting into trouble for having a Little Free Library, what happens when your book has the same title as Stephen King's, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by What Looks Like Toledo From the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#57: Before We Get Cranky

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This week, Jeff and Amanda talk about critics hating The Goldfinch, what's at stake for Hachette, Amazon's list of most literature American cities, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#56: Stealing Pitchforks from Villagers

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Samsung and Barnes & Noble working together for new Nooks, a slew of new literary adaptations, YA shaming, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by I Read YA and One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#55: Book Expo America 2014

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca are together in New York for Book Expo America. They talk about what they've seen, the escalating Amazon/Hachette face-off, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by I Read YA and One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#54: Everyone's Anxieties About Everything

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about books that make readers feel dumb, trigger warnings on syllabi, the intensifying dispute between Amazon and Hachette, Simon & Schuster getting onboard with ebook subscription, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by I Read YA and The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#53: Space MacGyver

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk move adaptation news, Chipotle's literary move, a crazy faked memoir, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible and I Read YA. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#52: A Rorschach Test for Craziness

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about HarperCollins buying Harlequin, Amazon feuds with Hachette, reduced prison sentences for reading in Italy, Book Riot News, a special ereader just for submarines, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Everybody's Baby by Lydia Netzer and the Book Riot Quarterly Box. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Interlude #2: The Riot Read

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A special episode introducing a new Book Riot project: The Riot Read. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#51: Toilet Seat Ethics

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about BookCon, America's favorite novels, a cool library service, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible and Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#50: Recommendations for Moms, Dads, and Grads

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In this special episode, Jeff and Rebecca field listener book recommendation requests for gifts for moms, dads, and grads. This episode is sponsored by Oyster and our own summer tshirt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#49: Jonathan Franzen's Seduction Cupcakes

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's acquisition of Comixology, a Hogwarts MOOC, girls seeing themselves in what they read, VIDA for children's books, new books, the passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible and Oyster. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#48: McRibbed For Your Pleasure

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about unsubstantiated fears about the internet, new pricing models for books, a Goodreads for kids, an intriguing literary/video game Kickstarter project, the death of Peter Matthiesen, announcements about highly anticipated books, new book releases, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Oyster and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#47: Huge Turkeys at the Top

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the acclerating growth of the audiobook market, the changes in money spent on reading materials, our poll about TBR piles, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Oyster. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#46: Alice Munroonie

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about books and prisons in the UK, the future of libraries, a Gone with the Wind sequel, bookstores leaving Manhattan, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Oyster and Swoonreads. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#45: Guns That Shoot Novellas

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about diversity (and lack thereof) in children's books, a bunch of new book news, critical subjectivity, the future of ebooks, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Oyster and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#44: Metaphorically Bite-Sized

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca dive into a whole bunch of reading statistics and surveys, a woman's $6 million gift to a library, a new daily-reading subscription service, gendered kids books, and more. This week's show is sponsored by Warby Parker and Swoonreads. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#43: When in Doubt, Set it on Fire

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the favorites books of each state, a new speed reading app, South Carolina pulling money from a college for recommending FUN HOME, a new "shelving" website, and much more. This week's podcast is sponsored by Audible and The Twitter Fiction Festival. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#42: A Unicorn in a Sea of Dudes

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The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about our reader survey, VIDA statistics, an amazing kid organizing a library for the homeless in NYC, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoonreads and Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#41: Kermit the Frog's Clavicles

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This week, Jeff is joined by guest host Amanda Nelson to talk about exercise equipment in libraries, reading to cats, why prize-winning books get worse reviews, James Patterson's largess to indie bookstores, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Swoonreads. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#40: We Just Know Nothing

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk America's most literate cities, self-published author earnings, recommendations from librarians, the last 9 years in bookstore sales, publishers releasing books faster, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#39: An Inexhaustible Vortex of Narrative

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The week, Jeff and Rebecca talk Harrymione-gate, Dutch ebook piracy, ad-subsidized books, silent reading parties, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#38: Don't Bring Poetry to a Knife Fight

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about wearable books, revisionist book awards, awards for noble librarians, a deadly literary dispute, new books, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Bookbub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#37: Everything Was a Surprise

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This week, Jeff and guest-host Amanda Nelson talk about a "human" library, the idea of Wal-Mart buying Barnes & Noble, the growth of the publishing industry over the last few years, the bad state of teenager leisure reading, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#36: Internet Book Hermits

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the new ending for the GONE GIRL movies, the Tournament of Books, the most checked out library books of 2013, the average length of books by genre, Gillian Anderson's new sci-fi novel, new books, and more. This episode is sponsored by BookBub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#35: The Bad Sense of Kryptonite

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While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Matt Debenham talk about the science of writing a bestseller, the future of digital publishing, and more. This episode is sponsored by Audible and BookBub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#34: The Opposite of a Donkey (Our 2013 Year in Review)

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca look back at the biggest, weirdest, coolest, most awkward, more interesting, most important, most fun, most innovating, and just downright nerdiest book stories of 2013. This episode is sponsored by BookBub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#33: Wet Lettuce Blankets

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Rebecca and Jeff talk about a new entry into the subscription ebook market, the bestsellers and literary feuds of 2013, free houses for writers in Detroit, a new Lisbeth Salander novel coming, the movie version of SANDMAN, and much more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#32: We are the Jerks

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the best books of 2013, post-Nobel Alice Munro sales, the national library of Norway's 30-year project, the lack of diversity among New York Times Bestselling authors, how important libraries are to Americans, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Call of the Herald by Ben Rathbone. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#31: The Magical Journey of Hmmmmm

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon drones, young people's stated preference for print books, Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards, and our pick for Person of the Year in Publishing. This week's episode is sponsored by Terminology and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#30: The Nerdiest of Elves (Our Holiday Book-Giving Guide)

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca take a break from the news to talk about what books to give as gifts this holiday season. They answer listener recommendation requests, give general recommendations, and even give recommendations for each other. This episode is sponsored by Random House's 2013 Holiday Guide. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#29: Back on the Meat

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Awards, Italian literary TV competitions, ebook sales statistics, DRM-free audiobooks, new books, non-fiction backsliding, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and TryAudiobooks.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#28: Vicarious Book Porn

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the idea of a Hunger Games theme park, a huge book deal, bookstore road trips, Derek Jeter as publisher, Amazon publishing numbers, E.L. James next book (?), and much more. This week's show is sponsored by  Swoon Reads and Fangasm by Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubemis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#27: Did Done Did Big Data

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon trying to get independent bookstores to sell Kindles, ereader accessability, the myth of female-dominated YA authorship, Mackenzie Bezos' 1-star review, an inside look at the Booker Prize process, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Swoon Reads and Fangasm by Katherine Larsen and Lynn S. Zubemis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#26: That's Verbatim, Baby

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the launch of Kindle Matchbook, FAA loosening device restrictions, underrated novels, JJ Abrams' new book, Margaret Mitchell's flaming dress, and much more. This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Swoon Reads. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Interlude #1: A Chat with Neil Gaiman

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We interrupt our normal podcast format to bring you a special midweek installment. This is an interview Book Riot's own Edd McCracken did with Neil Gaiman recently at the Edinborough Book Festival. A little something from one of our great fabulists for Halloween. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#25: Deliciously Awkward

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about ALLEGIANT backlash, the health benefits of reading, the history of publishing, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#24: Our Mutual Crush

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about recent literary prizes, book-loving Iceland, patron-driven library acquisition, self-published literary erotica, Meg Ryan as book editor, new books, and more. The show this week is sponsored by Squarespace and If I’d Known You Were Coming by Kate Milliken. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#23: Methodology Bullets

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, more ereading statistics, most-loved literary characters, the most powerful literary agent in the world taking shots at Amazon, new books, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#22: Accountability Pants

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about literary fiction making readers more empathetic, masked competitive writing, and awesome 8 year-old reader, new books, and give Tom Clancy a fond farewall. This episode is sponsored by Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and Lungs Full of Noise by Tessa Mellas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#21 Confounding Factors

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about new reading statistics, 50 Shades of Grey wine, authors paying for reviews, the MacArthur genius awards, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Suvudu Universe and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#20: Seared and Freckled

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Rebecca and Jeff talk about Goodreads' new review policy, James Patterson giving $1 million to independent bookstores, bibliotherapists, new books, and the scandalous love-life of H.G. Wells. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#19: Insomnia for Hypochondriacs

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Jeff and Rebecca dissect the news that there will be new movies set in the world of Harry Potter and give their impressions of Oyster, the Netflix for ebooks, after one week of use. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#18: Bastardized Latin Phrases

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Amazon's new MatchBook program, the mysterious trend of the always-returning big book, college summer reading, Dr. Seuss coming to digital, and O. Henry, aka The Most Interesting Short Story Writer in the World. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Audible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#17: Coming At You From All Angles

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about new Salinger books (!), books people are embarassed to have read, a new site that keeps track of when books go on sale, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#16: Climax at the Climax

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Elmore Leonard and Albert Murray, Barnes and Noble's Nook reversal, the largest publishers in the world, high school reading lists through the years, and new ways to experience...well you'll just have to listen. This week's episode is sponsored by Panorama City by Antoine Wilson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#15: Fairy Podparent

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While Jeff is on vacation, Rebecca and special guest host Ann Kingman from Books On the Nightstand discuss Ron Burgundy's memoir, the top-earning authors of 2013, libraries on (bicycle) wheels, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffee and Panorama City by Antoine Wilson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#14: If You Give a Dude a Gadget

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Rebecca and Jeff talk about movie versions of THE GIVER, bookstores that smell like chocolate, Borders bookstore lives on in Singapore, the rise of audiobooks, and the origin of the Playboy interview. This episode is sponsored by Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#13: Aerosolized Ego

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about Obama visiting Amazon, online price wars, new ereading statistics, bookstores that smell like chocolate, new books, and secret literary societies. This episodes is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#12: Who Moved My Cheese That I Learned About In Kindergarten While I Was Eating Soup for My Soul?

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about books people pretend to have read, the most popular books of 2013, digital comics, book bundles, some interesting new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Brilliance by Marcus Sakey and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#11: J.K. Rowling Tin Foil Hat Moment

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This week, Rebecca and Jeff talk about the surprise Rowling book, a new device for reading to kids, the crazy prolificness of Alexandre Dumas, and a new book so scary sounding that you'll have to keep in a freezer. This week's episode is sponsored by Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#10: Giant Mr. Darcy

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While Jeff enjoys a summer frolic, Rebecca and guest host Andrew Losowsky, Senior Books Editor at The Huffington Post, talk about Apple's ebook price fixing, what to do when you love an author but hate their politics, a giant Mr. Darcy emerging from a lake in England, and more. This episode is sponsored by Fire Knife Dancing by John Enright and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#9: Bad Job, Old Dudes

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about which countries read the most, Jonathan Franzen's letter to The New York Times, lit snobs, film adaptations of The Grapes of Wrath and The Giver, E.B. White's candy getaway, and new books worth looking into. This episode is sponsored by Fire Knife Dancing by John Enright and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#8: Theater of the Mind

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While Rebecca is off cavorting, this week Jeff is joined by author/blogger/rustabout Chuck Wending. They talk about Barnes & Noble's slow decline, hated/favorite books, the forever war between Amazon and independent bookstores, and more. This week's episode is sponsored by The Diabolist by Layton Green and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#7: You're in the Danger Zone

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about a fashion shoot depicting the suicides of some famous women writers, most hated books, new German DRM, new books, and George Orwell the prankster. This week's episode is sponsored by The Diabolist by Layton Green and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#6: Awesome Just Falls Out of You

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about the spike in sales of Orwell's 1984, werewolf erotica, really bad ideas for high school English assignments, vintage YA, being well-read, and the unquestionable awesomeness of Judy Blume. This week's show is sponsored by The Corpse Reader by Antontio Garrido and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#5: Just Sitting Around, Coming of Age.

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This week, Jeff and Rebecca talk about a slew of new bookish websites, the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize, how awesome Dolly Parton is, Nook Snaps, Suzanne Collins' new YA series, and more. This episode is sponsored by The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido and Audible.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#4: People Having Thoughts in Brooklyn

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Jeff and Rebecca talk highlights from Book Expo America, now-worthless Borders gift cards, Allen Ginsberg's rolodex, and which states have the most bookstores per capita. This week’s episode is sponsored by Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#3: The Gandalf of Poetry

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about finishing Dan Brown's Inferno, along with discussions Stephen King's new print-only novel, Amazon's foray into fan-fiction, turning unproduced movies into books, a hypothetical app to see what the people around you are reading, and the vagaries of airplane reading. This week's episode is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here, Volume 2. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#2: Pillow Talk with Robert Langdon

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Jeff and Rebecca talk about The Great Gatsby movie reactions and box office, along with discussions on the new Dan Brown novel, ebook market share, a tool to randomly browse the Amazon bookstore, the trailer for James Franco's As I Lay Dying, and Judy Blume's disavowal of the label "YA writer." This week's episode is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here, Volume 2. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

#1: Leaving a Whoopee Cushion for Santa Claus

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In the inaugural Book Riot - The Podcast, Jeff and Rebecca talk about what the podcast will be, Gatsby hype, Harper Lee fights back against copyright grifters, gender-flipping book covers, finding books, Thomas Pynchon's middle name, and newly released books of note. This episode of Book Riot - The Podcast is sponsored by Nolet's Silver Dry Gin and Start Here: Volume 2. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://bookriot.com/category/podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.