It’s Tuesday, and time for a new episode of What Should I Read Next!
In today’s episode we put a fun twist on a familiar theme. Kurt and Kristin are a husband and wife who want to read more together. They came to me and asked, “What should WE read next?”
Kristin’s been a lifetime lover of books; Kurt’s only recently become a serious reader (thanks in part to 15 years of nudging from his wife). They want to find books that they can read and talk about together.
They both like high-quality fiction, but you can probably guess which one of them loves Blood Meridian and which ones loves A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. My challenge was to help them find books in the tiny sliver of their overlapping interests.
Stay tuned till the end of the episode, because today we’re also hearing from you! I asked you in the podcast newsletter to tell me all about the best (and worst) books you read this summer. We stitched together a sampling of your responses and it’s so fun to listen to.
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If you enjoyed Kristin and Kurt’s conversation as much as I did, hop on over to Kristin’s blog, Home Sweet Life, to keep up with their adventures.
Books discussed in this episode:
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• The Hardy Boys, by Franklin W. Dixon
• A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry
• Big Rock Candy Mountain, by Wallace Stegner
• A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
• Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
• The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
• The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
• Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
• The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
• Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
• Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts, by Julian Rubinstein
• The Harry Potter series
• Crime & Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
• A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
• Rules of Civility, Amor Towles
• Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
• The Course of Love, Alain de Botton