Announcing my new podcast: What Should I Read Next?

Announcing my new podcast: What Should I Read Next?

I’ve been saying for a few years now that this would never happen, but now it has, thanks to a combination of outsourced production and magical thinking: I have a new podcast and you can listen to it today.

It’s called What Should I Read Next?, and the idea came from the literary matchmaking series that used to run on this blog. In that series, readers would tell me 3 books they loved, 1 book they hated, and what they were currently reading, and I would recommend 3 books for their TBR list.

I loved the series but found myself wishing we could talk about their picks before I made any recommendations, and wishing there was an easy way for us to do that. I finally realized that a podcast was the perfect forum for the bookish conversations I’d been dreaming of.

This new show is dedicated to book talk, reading recommendations, and literary matchmaking. Every week I’ll talk all things books and reading with one guest, but the ultimate goal is to help YOU find your next read.

Please help me spread the word so we can connect with our fellow readers and podcast fans! Subscribe to the show (details below), leave a rating in iTunes, follow the show’s new instagram account.

This has been so much fun so far (even though I still have so much to learn!) I’m looking forward to many happy conversations to come about all things books and reading.

How to subscribe to a podcast in iOS (iPhone, iPad)

If your device isn’t terribly old (not more than 3 or 4 years), the podcasts app comes pre-installed. Click on the little purple podcasts app icon to open.

how to subscribe to podcast itunes

Tap “search” in the bottom right corner of your screen. Then type in your podcast name (e.g., “What Should I Read Next”). When it returns your results, click on the square icon for the podcast.

Click “subscribe.” That’s it!

To subscribe using my favorite free podcasting app, Overcast.

how to subscribe to a podcast overcast

Tap the “+” button in the top right of the screen to add a podcast.

Type the name of the podcast into the search bar (e.g., “What Should I Read Next”). After the app generates results for your search, tap the desired podcast.

how to subscribe to a podcast using the overcast app

Click “subscribe.” That’s it!

How to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes (desktop)

Go to the show’s iTunes page, (e.g., What Should I Read Next? is right here).

Click “view in iTunes” under the podcast’s colorful square icon. This will launch a new window.

subscribe to a podcast in itunes


Click “subscribe” under the podcast’s icon.

That’s it! Thank you for reading, and thank you for listening! 

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  1. Amy F. says:

    Hi Anne,

    First of all I L.O.V.E. your Podcast! I just discovered it a couple weeks ago and have been binge listening. It’s fantastic and some of my favorite minutes of the day. I was wondering if there is a running list anywhere of the books that have been recommended? Oftentimes I’m listening in the car so I don’t have the ability to jot down books I want to try and then when I get time to go back and sift through the shows I’ve forgotten which one it was.

    I don’t know if you ever travel north, but there is a beautiful independent bookseller, in a historic brewery building that has been turned into a historic hotel, boutique shops, a beautiful salon and excellent local restaurants. I would LOVE to have your podcast come to Duluth, MN and launch out of the Bookstore at Fitgers. Summer and Fall are beautiful times to visit!

    Thanks for everything you do for all of us bookworms out here!


  2. Jacqueline says:

    Hi Anne,
    I came a across your podcast a few weeks ago an I feel like a whole new world of reading opportunities has opened up for me! I love your style and your delivery of topics. You have a great voice for podcasts, not to mention your laugh! Thank you so much for creating this amazing podcast and for developing your wonderful website. I’m a teacher from Toronto Canada who has just begun my summer holiday which I now call “My Summer of Reading”. I’ve downloaded some of the sheets from your reading journal and have turned them into my own version. I’ve also started to listen to a few other reading podcasts … so much reading … never enough time!

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