Episode 12: Choosing Your Next TBR

Episode 12 comes to you this week. And we’re here to talk TBR. The specifics of what drives us to choose the next book off the stack!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a group of online readers that saves the day and all about audiobook “stories.”

Next, we tackle what we are currently reading: some Capital W-Weird picks, some non-fiction, some YA. We’ve got a little taste of everything.

We take a mini-deep dive this week into the topic of TBR lists. How do readers in general choose what is To Be Read next? How do we, specifically, choose what to slot into that coveted position?

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week we have a perfect Christmas gift idea (and some wonderful accompaniments) as well as a beloved curmudgeon book for almost every reader on your list.

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! 

3:17 - Audiobook stories on Instagram: click on the Audiobooks Q&A highlight!

6:05 - The Book of Boy by Katherine Gilbert Murdock

8:52 - The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

9:50 - Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brian Sanderson

14:03 - Episode 9 with Meg Teitz

14:32 - Our favorite free Enneagram test: https://exploreyourtype.com/details

15:08 - The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stablile

15:25 - Typeology podcast

15:35 - The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz

17:20 - From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon

17:25 - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

20:32 - The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

20:47 - The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

20:50 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

23:15 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

29:37 - Vox by Christina Dalcher

32:46 - I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

34:24 - You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

36:55 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

39:06 - A beautiful mug to pair it with

39:10 - The coziest of cozy wraps from Athleta

40:47 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

42:50 - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

42:52 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

42:57 - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

44:09 - A Man Called Ove movie

45:09 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman

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