I’m always on the look out for book related podcasts. I thought I would share 5 Bookish Podcasts I love, in case you are the same. Happy listening!
Two of my favorite book bloggers, Simon of Stuck in a Book and Rachel from Book Snob, also host this delightful podcast. Simon and Rachel are the first to admit they may not be the most prepared of podcasters, but I think that only adds to their charm.
I love that the podcast focuses on British middlebrow fiction, with an emphasis on Virago and Persephone books. Each episode is split into two halves: the first debates two categories and the second compares two books. Tea or Books? is definitely dangerous to my TBR list- I’m always discovering new reads as well as new authors to check out.
Episodes I love: #7-Persephone vs Virago, #19- Summer vs winter and the Little Stranger vs Nightwatch, #22- Set in the Time vs Written in the time
Reading the End is “a twice-monthly podcast about books and literary happenings, featuring the demographically similar Jennys (Whiskey Jenny and Gin Jenny).”
The Jennys are delightful and often discuss books I would otherwise never hear about. Their passion for books and reading really shines through, and their laughter is contagious.
Episodes I love: Episode 83- Literary Travel and Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, Episode 77- Books of the Sea and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Episode 71- What We’re Thankful For, and Brit Bennet’s The Mothers
This is a hilarious podcast that tackles those books that you’ve been meaning to read for ages. Each week, friends Andrew and Craig describe a popular backlist book or classic, complete with witty banter. Chances are they’ve already read and discussed some of your favorites.
If you like your book discussions with a side of comedy, this podcast will be right up your alley. It never fails to make me smile.
Episodes I love: Episode 182- Jane Eyre, Episode 108- Rebecca, Episode 117, Outlander
As its name suggests, Backlisted focuses on older releases-“giving new life to old books.” The majority of books featured are classics and modern classics by British authors. As hosts John and Andy write on their twitter page, “we read dead people.”
I really enjoy John and Andy’s dry humor, as well as hearing from the various guest authors they bring on each episode. It’s also a great introduction to some lesser-known books and writers.
Episodes I love: Venetia– Georgette Heyer, The Weather in the Streets– Rosamond Lehmann, Slaves of Solitude– Patrick Hamilton
Let’s be honest, all the Book Riot podcasts are wonderful. This one just happens to be the podcast I listen to the most.
Amanda and Jenn are so knowledgable and engaging. Their custom recommendations cover all sorts of genres and interests, and include both new releases as well as backlist books. As is the case with all of Book Riot’s content, there is major focus on reading diversely.
Episodes I love: Episode 86- Love Shapes, Episode 58-Depression on the Moors, Episode 57- Post-Election Special
What are some of your favorite bookish podcasts?