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Readers, I don’t think I can introduce today’s guest Kate Daley any better than she introduced herself in the guest submission form that totally hooked me. She wrote, “I’m a 28 year old house painter in New South Wales Australia, living full time for the last two and a half years in a Toyota Hiace camper van… I lost the joy of reading after a decade long reading rut and nearly gave up on ever picking up a book again…two years of audio books and your podcast whispering in my ear while I painted houses and I’m now chewing my way through six to eight books a month!”
I knew I HAD to talk to Kate about how book life and van life collide, so we braved the 15 hour time difference and made it happen. Today we’re chatting about the genre that threw her into that intense reading rut, the competitive side of reading in her family, and just where she stows her personal library in her little living quarters.
Let’s get to it!
You can keep up with Kate’s van-roaming reading life on Instagram.
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♥ A Streetcat Named Bob, James Bowen
♥ Red Rising, by Pierce Brown
♥ Secondborn, by Amy A. Bartol
▵ The Last Girl, by Joe Hart
• A Thousand Pieces of You, by Claudia Gray
• The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
• Skip Beat!, by Yoshiki Nakamura
• The Inspector Gamache series, by Louise Penny
• The Bookshop on the Corner, by Jenny Colgan
• Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback, by Robyn Davidson
• My Plain Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
• My Lady Jane, by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
What do YOU think Kate would enjoy reading next to break out of her comfort zone? Tell us in the comments section!