My new podcast One Great Book launches today!

Readers, I’ve been dreaming and scheming for ages now, and the day is finally here: I’m thrilled to introduce you to my new bookish podcast: One Great Book.

It’s a new short-form podcast; in every ten-minute (ish) episode I pull one book off my personal bookshelves and tell you all about it. I’m focusing on titles that aren’t brand spanking new but deserve lots of love—titles you may have missed or forgotten about, but will be glad to discover—again, or for the first time.

New episodes release on Fridays, because we want to keep your book week in balance. I’ll continue to release new What Should I Read Next episodes on Tuesdays.

The first two episodes are out today! Subscribe and listen in your favorite podcast app, or listen right on our new One Great Book page. (That’s where you’ll also find full transcripts of each episode, woohoo!) And don’t miss the trailer—it’s less than three minutes long and shares the story behind the new show.

Launching a podcast—and getting the word out—is tough. Would you help spread the word? Subscribe to the show, leave a rating—or better yet, a review—in Apple Podcasts, share on social media, tell a friend in person. Thanks so much in advance for sharing the book love.

I’m so grateful for the support, love, and interest you have shown in What Should I Read Next for over three years now, and I’m so thrilled to share this other podcast adventure with you now.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for listening!


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  1. Hannah says:

    I was so excited when I saw that One Great Book launched today! I have already listened to the trailer and both new episodes on my drive in to work this morning and I loved it! Both books went on my TBR list and I can’t wait for next Friday to hear about the next Great Book. Thanks, Anne, for another wonderful bookish podcast!

  2. Teri Hyrkas says:

    “Ex Libris” by Anne Fadiman is now ordered and on its way! Thank you for this suggestion. And Fadiman’s “The Wine Lover’s Daughter” might be next. Have already read “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down.” I can see where your “One Great Book” podcast is (happily) leading, Anne…, what a great start!

  3. Pam says:

    Yahoo!!! Wildly excited about this. Heading right over to download. I love short, pithy podcasts. Perfection, when they are about books 🙂

  4. Laveta says:

    My Want-To-Read list is so long now, I’ll never be able to get through it and I’m pretty sure you’re to blame! I can’t wait to listen for more books to add to it.

  5. Julie Taylor says:

    Congratulations Anne with an E! Over the past year, you’ve made my reading life so much better and now it’s about to turn up a notch! Many thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Kaethe Pittman says:

    When I heard you are calling podcast seasons “volumes,” I said “of course you are!” Out loud. To myself. Alone in my kitchen. I’m subscribing on Podcast Addict, and I can’t wait to hear your recommendations.

  7. Lisa Richardson says:

    This news has made my day! I will be subscribing pronto and telling all my book-loving friends to sign up!

  8. Meg says:

    Thank you *so* much for including complete transcripts of your podcasts – both for One Great Book and for What Should I Read Next!

  9. Suzanne says:

    Hooray for more Anne! My bookclub is reading “Purple Hibiscus” this month, and I can’t wait to share that episode with them.

  10. Betsy says:

    Great news that you’ve got a new podcast out!
    Feedback – as the podcast is short format (under 10 mins) the musical interruptions do not feel necessary. I understand why they potentially could work (giving a break/space, making audible paragraphs) but it just feels like a filler. I also think you should pick a new quote 🙂
    Thanks for your hard work

  11. Swampson says:

    What happened to this wonderful podcast? I was so sad to listen to it. Now there hasn’t been an episode in over a year. 😢

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