WSIRN Ep 63: Books so good you’ll forget you have a phone

WSIRN Ep 63: Books so good you’ll forget you have a phone

Hello readers, it's Tuesday again! That means a fresh episode of What Should I Read Next. 

Today I’m happy to welcome Elise Blaha Cripe on to the show, who you may know as the creative professional behind the Get to Work Book planner, her podcast Elise Gets Crafty, her blog, and her beautiful instagram account @elisejoy. Most importantly, Elise is one of those people who can’t NOT talk about books—who loves to be reading, and loves to share what she reads. Today we talk about Elise’s love of big, thick books, the three places she gets her book recommendations, and how the true sign of a great book is if it makes Elise forget she owns a phone.

Visit Elise at her website, and connect with her on Instagram & Goodreads.

Books mentioned in this episode:

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• The Time Traveller’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
• Love Minus Eighty, by Will McIntosh
• Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
• Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
• When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
Last Night In Montreal, by Emily St. John Mandel
• Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande
• Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
• The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
• The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green
• I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
• You Will Know Me, by Megan Abbott
• Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein
• The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
• Cutting For Stone, by Abraham Verghese
• The Versions of Us, by Laura Barnett
• The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress, by Ariel Lawhon
• Every Anxious Wave, by Mo Daviau
• 11/22/63, by Stephen King

Also discussed: 

• Megan Abbot: "The 'Girl' In The Title: More Than A Marketing Trend" via NPR
• Cup of Jo on "When Breath Becomes Air"
• Books On The Nightstand podcast
• Sliding Doors (movie)


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  1. Sherrie says:

    This was such a fun episode! Every time I listen, it’s so dangerous because I get excited about all the books you’re talking about and my TBR just doesn’t stop growing! I have so many friends that hated The Time Traveler’s Wife, but it’s one of my favorites too. Can’t wait to read many of the great books talked about on this episode 🙂

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