WSIRN Ep 46: What DID they read next (and how did they feel about it?)

WSIRN Ep 46: What DID they read next (and how did they feel about it?)

Today we have a special episode: we're revisiting seven guests from previous episodes of the show to find out what they actually did read next. What are they reading now? What did they love? And what did they, uh, not love as much?

I love these recap episodes. Happy listening!


Previous episodes we're circling back to: 

Ep 3: Books that made you feel smart (and not so smart), with Jacey Verdiccio
Ep 12: Life is hard but reading doesn't have to be, with Cara Strickland
Ep 31: Lifetime favorite books and reading for a living, with Adam Verner 
Ep 34: Books that marry fiction & reality, with Rose Booth
Ep 35: You had me at cheese! with Katherine Willis Pershey
Ep 36: Comfort food (but with books), with Tiffany King
Ep 44: Like speed dating but with authors, with Annie Jones


Books mentioned in this episode:

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• Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes
Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy 
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, & Learning the Hard Way, by Shauna Niequist
A Homemade Life, by Molly Wizenberg
Delancey, by Molly Wizenberg
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson
Kitchen Counter Cooking School, by Kathleen Flinn
The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger
The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
A Curious Beginning, by Deanna Raybourn
Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon
The Time In Between, by Maria Duenas
Girl Waits With Gun, by Amy Stewart
The Telling Room, by Michael Paterniti
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
• Babette's Feast, by Isak Dinesen
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
The Children, by Anne Leary 
Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead
Sons & Daughters of Ease & Plenty, by Ramona Ausubel

Also mentioned in this episode:
• Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (movie)
• Babette's Feast (movie)


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What's your favorite episode so far? Which previous guest would you especially like to hear back from? Tell us in comments!

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  1. LizC says:

    I added Deanna Raybourn’s “A Curious Beginning” to my TBR list from your suggestion to Rose, and was encouraged that there were so many glowing reviews on Goodreads. And going by the plot synopsis, it’s right up my alley. However, I’m about a third of the way through it now and having a hard time *liking* the heroine. I do plan to keep going, and am hoping for some character development at some point!

    • Rose Booth says:

      Stick with it Liz! The development of the character is a bit odd, I’ll agree. But, I think by the end, you’ll be happy to read it. I don’t want to provide any spoilers, but she sets up very well for sequels and quite unexpected. The heroine is a bit sassy, but I suspect in the series to come, Deanna has already developed her beyond this first book.

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