Tuesday is here, readers! It’s time for a new episode of What Should I Read Next.
It’s Episode 70 (WOW) and I’m delighted to welcome Jessie Weaver on to the show! I have known Jessie from the internet for ages, but this is the first time we got to chat. Jessie is a married mother of four who loves to read, which sounds pretty normal, right? She lives in the Chattanooga area with her family… AND a gaggle of teenage boys in a private school dorm. We talk about her interesting setting, what life as a dorm parent is like, and Jessie braves the topic of lifetime favorites. Plus, we talk about how last year Jessie got most of her book recommendations from the internet. She knows she isn’t the only one, so we talk through what that meant for her own reading life, and what it meant for her fellow readers everywhere.
About that title: I didn’t realize until I listened through the final cut of today’s episode that I inadvertently recommended (okay, gushed about) the same book in three of the last five episodes. Do you know which one it is? I hope so!
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Books mentioned in this episode:
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• Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus, by James Dean
• 11/22/63, by Stephen King
• Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
• The Flavia de Luce series, by Alan Bradley
• Echoes, by Maeve Binchey
• Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler
• A Prayer for Owen Meaney, by John Irving
• Evening Class, by Maeve Binchey
• Circle of Friends, by Maeve Binchey
• Tara Road, by Maeve Binchey
• The World According to Garp, by John Irving
• Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
• Giddy Up Eunice, by Sophie Hudson
• The Wonder, by Emma Donaghue
• Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
• Light a Penny Candle, by Maeve Binchey
• Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough, by Kristen Welch
• My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout
• Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout
• 44 Scotland Street series, by Alexander McCall Smith
• The Unbearable Lightness of Scones, by Alexander McCall Smith
• Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
• The Whole Town’s Talking, by Fannie Flagg
• Author P.G. Wodehouse