WSIRN Ep 39: Judging a book by its first sentence with Melody Warnick

WSIRN Ep 39: Judging a book by its first sentence with Melody Warnick

Time to settle in for a freshly brewed episode of What Should I Read Next.

Today I’m happy to welcome Melody Warnick to the show. She’s a Blacksburg-based author and a twitter friend of mine, but what really got my attention about Melody’s reading life is that she’s been tracking what she reads in an excel spreadsheet since 2004. If you’re anything like me, that makes you really jealous. If you find that intimidating, don’t worry—Melody’s not at all analytical about choosing what to read next, and I can’t wait for you to here how she approaches a big stack of library books.


You can check out Melody's new book on her website, and follow her journalism on Psychology Today. See what she's up to on social media via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

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Books discussed in this episode: 

This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live, by Melody Warnick
Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey
Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
The Golem & The Jinni, by Helene Wecker
The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, by William Kamkwamba
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The world, by Tracy Kidder
The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Last American Man, Elizabeth Gilbert
The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie, by Alan Bradley
A Night To Remember, by Walter Lord
Middlemarch, by George Eliot
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl
Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
Miller's Valley, Anna Quindlen
The Excellent Lombards, by Jane Hamilton
The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay
All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr




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Do YOU have an idea for what Melody should read next? Tell us in comments!

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