It’s Tuesday, which means a new episode of What Should I Read Next!
Today I’m talking with Janssen Bradshaw, creator of the blog Everyday Reading, former children’s librarian, and modern mother who’s raising her three kids to be readers.
In this episode Janssen and I talk about how she reads books like other people watch television, why Janssen’s in danger of having her “real reader” badge taken away, and books with strong narrative drive and excellent plotting. We talk about happy books, books that require three boxes of Kleenex, and everything in between.
Books discussed in this episode:
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• One Summer by Bill Bryson
• A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
• When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
• Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
• The Martian by Andy Weir
• The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
• Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
• Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
• Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
• Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
• The Lake House by Kate Morton
• The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
• The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
• The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
• Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
• What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
• So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Also mentioned in this episode:
• What avid readers do differentlyTry Audible for yourself: Click here to try Audible for yourself today and get two free audiobooks with your free 30-day trial. (My recent and current Audible listens from this episode are Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Watership Down by Richard Adams.
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