Readers, today marks a big What Should I Read Next milestone: it's our 101st episode of the podcast.
The first episode of What Should I Read Next aired on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Our guest was Jamie Golden. Her favorites were Persuasion, Me Before You, and 11/22/63. She hated Go Set a Watchman, and *I* recommended The Man in the High Castle, A Man Called Ove, and Bel Canto. For the record, she enjoyed them all.
We have 100 (!!) episodes behind us now. In today's episode, we're taking a look back at memorable moments and favorite guest stories, reading-saved-my-life emails and memorable two-star reviews, what I wish I'd handled differently in the first one hundred episodes, and what we're cooking up for the future. We also answer your frequently asked questions, share a few bloopers and behind-the-scenes stories, and sneak in a few fun surprises.
I hope you enjoy today's look back. Readers, thanks for joining us on this amazing ride, and for reminding us today and every Tuesday why it is so good to be among people who are reading. (More on that in today's episode!)
Episodes we're looking back on:
Ep 31: Lifetime favorite books & reading for a living (with Adam Verner)
Ep 1: Books that inspire crying jags and sleepless nights (with Jamie Golden)
Ep 61: When the plot comes full circle (with Will Bogel)
Ep 32: Literature as a fun escape and daily companion (with Julie Smith)
Ep 37: Reading as a couple & the best books YOU read this Summer (with Kristin & Kurt Franke)
Ep 23: Honeymoon reading (with Mallory Rees)
Ep 8: The power of books, & what makes a great YA novel (with Preston Yancey)
Ep 27: Books good enough to make you turn off the TV (with Kendra Adachi)
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Thanks for joining us for our century episode! Please tell me about YOUR favorite moments and what you're hoping for in the next hundred episodes in comments.