Guest and journalist Melody Warnick has been tracking what she reads in an excel spreadsheet since 2004. If you find that intimidating, don’t worry—Melody’s much less analytical when choosing what to read next. In fact, her method of sorting through library books is downright whimsical.
In today’s episode, Melody and I are chatting about how reading defines her identity, the writing project that changed her perspective on what home means, the convenience of a great audiobook, and so much more. Let’s get to it!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
• This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live, by Melody Warnick
• Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey
• Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
• The Golem & The Jinni, by Helene Wecker
• The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
• The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, by William Kamkwamba
• Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The world, by Tracy Kidder
• The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
• Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
• Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
• The Last American Man, Elizabeth Gilbert
• The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie, by Alan Bradley
• A Night To Remember, by Walter Lord
• Middlemarch, by George Eliot
• The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt
• Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl
• Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia
• The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama
• I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
• Miller’s Valley, Anna Quindlen
• The Excellent Lombards, by Jane Hamilton
• The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay
• All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
What do YOU think Melody should read next?