WSIRN Ep 10: You can be a Serious Reader and still love Matt Damon with Janssen Bradshaw

WSIRN Ep 10: You can be a Serious Reader and still love Matt Damon with Janssen Bradshaw

It's Tuesday, which means a new episode of What Should I Read Next!

Today I'm talking with Janssen Bradshaw, creator of the blog Everyday Reading, former children's librarian, and modern mother who's raising her three kids to be readers. 

Janssen Bradshaw


In this episode Janssen and I talk about how she reads books like other people watch television, why Janssen's in danger of having her "real reader" badge taken away, and books with strong narrative drive and excellent plotting. We talk about happy books, books that require three boxes of Kleenex, and everything in between. 

Connect with Janssen on her bloginstagram, and twitter

Books discussed in this episode:

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• One Summer by Bill Bryson
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Lake House by Kate Morton
• The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
• The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
• What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
• So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Also mentioned in this episode: 

• What avid readers do differently

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  1. Sarah says:

    Finally! Someone who also hated ‘The Night Circus’!! GAH! I think my book club kicked me out for not liking that one. Although . . . . “The Office” is basically one of the best shows of all time. Ha!

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