Today’s guest is Will Schwalbe, devoted reader and host of the But That’s Another Story podcast. Will believes if we all asked the question “what are you reading” more often, it could change the world, and has a few literary superstitions that I found absolutely delightful.
We’re chatting all about the downside of conquering your TBR, misremembering poetry, bookstore serendipity, and Will’s attempt to convince ME to read a super ambitious classic that I just haven’t had the nerve to pick up yet.
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Books mentioned in this episode:
• The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe
• Books for Living, by Will Schwalbe
• Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
• War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
• Mrs. Caliban, by Rachel Ingalls
♥ Love Poems, by Nikki Giovanni
• The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck
♥ The Importance of Living, by Lin Yutang
♥ A Little Life, by Hanya Yanigahara
▵ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis
• The Lord of the Rings series, by J. R. R. Tolkein
• The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai
• The River, by Peter Heller
• Maps for Lost Lovers, by Nadeem Aslam
• The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, by Melinda Gates
• Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof
What do YOU think Will should read next? Do you have any literary superstitions? Let us know in the comments below!