Every week, I promise to give you the information you need to choose your next read. Sometimes, that means information about a specific title (like the premise, interesting backstory, or a sense of the atmosphere.) But other times, the information you need is only discovered through thoughtful reflection on your reading patterns, and developing personalized adjustments.
Today’s guest Erin Schlesener spent a looooong time experimenting before she found a reading routine that fit her needs. Once she had the how locked in, the question shifted to what she should read. Those of you who consider yourselves “slow” readers, you know this struggle — you know you’ll only get through about a dozen books this year, how do you narrow them down to what will be most enjoyable to you? Well, Erin and I are tackling that problem today, and I’m recommending 3 titles that won’t frustrate or disappoint.
Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
● A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket
● Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (Erin recommends the audio version narrated by Rosemund Pike)
♥ Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery (Erin recommends the audio version narrated by Rachel McAdams)
● Anne’s Alphabet, by Kelly Hill
● Anne’s Feelings, by Kelly Hill
● Anne’s Numbers, by Kelly Hill
♥ Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt
♥ Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brönte (Erin recommends the audio version narrated by Thandie Newton)
▵ The Look of Love, by Sarah Jio
● Edenbrooke, by Julianne Donaldson
● Blackmoor, by Julianne Donaldson
● The Storied Life of A. J. Fickry, by Gabrielle Zevin
● Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt
● The Last Time I Lied, by Riley Sager
● The Way Men Act, by Elinor Lipman
● The Family Man, by Elinor Lipman
● The Accident, by Chris Pavone
● The Lost Book of the Grail, by Charlie Lovett
● The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession, by Charlie Lovett
● The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt
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What do YOU think Erin should read next?