Reading can be more than curling up in a chair with a book and experiencing the solitary pleasure of a good story. Engaging in discussions, groups, and social media devoted to reading enhances the experience that a well crafted novel creates for us. One of the ways that we can engage with what we read, or even get suggestions from a like minded reading community, is through podcasts. There is a continually expanding list of podcasts, so to give you a leg up on ones that are worth your while, here are seven podcasts that you any bookworm would love and truly benefit from!
Anne Bogel has developed a reputation of giving recommendations to readers based on books they love, books they hate, and books they are currently reading. In her new podcast, she discusses books and reading with various guests and gives them recommendations of what to read next based on their reading life. There’s something for almost every type of reader so be prepared to add books to your TBR list while listening in to a welcoming, pretentious free environment devoted to books.
Hosted by Paul Taylor, who possesses a soft, comforting British voice, The Reading Room reviews and discusses books and creative writing. The team delves into their opinions of books with grace and honesty. You may want to hear some of their reviews before considering reading a particular book.
As a reader and writer, I am always interested in gaining as much insight into an author as I can. With Reading Rocket’s Meet the Author, readers can gleam insight while listening to interviews with some of their favorite authors.
Comic store owners get together to host this podcast. Ideal for the comic book lover, this podcast gives insights into comic books and the industry that governs the industry.
In this BBC podcast, readers can interact with authors in interview sessions. Listen to interviews with authors such as David Nicholls, Kamila Shamsie, Khaled Hosseini, and others.
For those who truly love literature, this podcast is perfect for you. Connect with readers and writers over the most influential novels and the culture that surrounds them. A virtual community that is close to the hearts of English majors and the average book lover alike.
Guaranteed to recommend endless reads to voracious readers, Books on the Nightstand is a fun, intelligent way to get you yearning to open up book after book. Your TBR list will become out of control with this addictive podcast.
Podcasts can be a great way to connect with other voracious readers. Hearing the voices of authors, bookworms, and reviewers brings the reader that much closer to the action and influence of the books we read.
What reading podcasts do you listen to? What are other ways do you connect to the books and authors you read?
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