WSIRN Ep 136: One Great Book

Readers, welcome to our first impromptu and improvised episode of What Should I Read Next!We told you last week that we were taking this week off, and we are—mostly. But I wanted to pop into your podcast feed today because I realized if I didn’t, I wouldn’t get a chance to tell you about our library class before it happens tomorrow, and I know we have legions of library lovers in our audience. And since we’re here, talking about books, I’m going to pounce on this opportunity to try something new—I want to tell you about One. Great. Book.  


In today’s episode, I tell you a little about my new class, Get More Out of Your Library.

What Should I Read Next #136: One Great Book

I also tell share a small-world bookish story involving that photo above, and tell you about One Great Book for your TBR.

We hope you enjoy today’s special episode! We’ll be back next week with a new Tuesday edition of What Should I Read Next.

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Books mentioned in this episode:
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If you’d like to support your local indie, check out
• The Lola Quartet, by Emily St. John Mandel (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• The Singer’s Gun, by Emily St. John Mandel (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• Last Night in Montreal, by Emily St. John Mandel (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
• What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)
Sunburn, by Laura Lippman (Amazon | Barnes and Noble)

Of note: In today’s episode, I discuss a “book flight.” Click here to read what book flights are and how they work.

We promised you podcasts!

Readers, since we’re taking the week off—or planned to—this week, I highly recommend listening to these terrific backlist episodes packed with titles for your summer reading enjoyment:

Ep 23: Honeymoon reading with Mallory Rees

Ep 31: Lifetime favorite books and reading for a living with Adam Verner

Ep 83: An epic birthday bookstore roadtrip

Ep 134: Audiobooks for the whole family to binge

Ep 132: The books we can’t wait to read this summer (with bookseller owner Annie Jones)

Ep 79: The books we can’t wait to read this summer (with my friend Melissa Klassen)

Readers, thanks for listening to today’s offbeat episode. I’d love to hear your questions, comments, and reactions to today’s One Great Book in comments! 


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  1. Rebekah in Redlands says:

    This was a fun surprise. I loved the mini book review. (If you had a patreon account for the blog, you could do a One Great Book feature for subscribers.)

  2. Ashley says:

    This was such a fun, unexpected surprise!!! I immediately requested Lola from my library and can’t wait to get my hands on it. Please do more of these little episodes!

  3. Maria says:

    I loved the little mini episode, and you are right I had no idea Station Eleven wasn’t her first book. I am sure to pick this up.
    And that is a great picture!


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