Today you’ll get to know Anudeep Reddy, a reader who grew up in a competitive school environment where engaging books were in short supply, so he had to get creative with his reading from a young age. He’s an imaginative reader who appreciates the escapist quality of a good novel, but has struggled lately to find books that call out for him to live between their pages.
Fantastic escapist reading can be found in any genre, so today I’m recommending three books to Anudeep that you’d find on completely different bookstore shelves. We’re also exploring books that combine adventure and philosophy stories, streamlining reading decisions, and what it’s like to date a librarian (spoiler alert: books show up, out of nowhere. All the time. What a dream.)
Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
• Author P.G. Wodehouse (try The Best of Wodehouse)
• The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
♥ The Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling
• The Famous Five series, by Enid Blyton
• Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected, by Neil Gaiman
• The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost
• Exhalation, by Ted Chiang
• The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey
♥ Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
♥ The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
▵ Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch
• Wind, Sand, and Stars, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
• Plainsong, by Kent Haruf
• The Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow
• Lock In, by John Scalzi
• WSIRN Episode 139, w/ Eric Zimmer
• The book mural outside the Kansas City Public Library
• Episode 1 of 10 Things To Tell You podcast, “When do you read?“
• National Geographic’s 100 greatest adventure books of all time
What do YOU think Anudeep should read next?