Season 2, Episode 8: We Talk Books with Special Guest Anne Bogel

Meredith and Kaytee are chatting this week with a very special guest! She is the person that has been MOST requested as a guest on our show, and she’s here! Anne Bogel, creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy and What Should I Read Next, and general, all-around amazing lady, is chatting with us today and we couldn’t be more excited.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from all three of us: two are very similar in that they involve bookish friendships, and one is a library-related book demerit (a la Gretchen Rubin on the Happier podcast).

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Two titles from each host, and we are bringing a wide range of books, from romance to thrillers, to interesting writing styles, to weirdo books. It’s all here!

We’ve got an update for you on our Slow But Steady reads and what’s been happening in the past week, as well as a fun update from a listener.

For our deep dive this week, we are chatting all things Anne Bogel. You’ll hear about the advice she would have given herself before Episode 1 of What Should I Read Next (now that she’s 200+ episodes in), you’ll hear about her new book coming out next year, and a bit of behind the scenes talk about giving book recs on the fly.

Finally, this week, we are Pressing Books into Your Hands. And we know you cannot wait to see what Anne chose as her press! We’ve got a novella for every reader who loves books about books, the beginning of a new (old) mystery series, and a summer read that we’ve gushed about in previous episodes.

As per usual, 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! 






1:12 - What Should I Read Next podcast

1:15 - One Great Book podcast

2:16 - 200th Episode of What Should I Read Next

9:06 - The Whisper Man by Alex North

13:35 - The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

15:32 - Hot Dudes Reading on Instagram

15:45 - The Chain by Adrian McKinty

18:14 - Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

19:00 - Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

19:25 - The Girl Before by JP Delaney

19:36 - Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

21:50 - One Day by David Nicholls

25:36 - Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

27:52 - A Better Man by Louise Penny

32:08 - A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

33:03 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

33:32 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

33:43 - On Writing by Stephen King

34:46 - Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

35:41 - 200th Episode of What Should I Read Next

39:44 - Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel

49:26 - The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

49:43 - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

49:45 - Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

51:11 - Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club

52:22 - A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie

52:48 - A Bitter Feast by Deborah Crombie

54:13 - Volume 2, Episode 6 of One Great Book

54:34 - Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

58:13 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Connect with Anne:, @annebogel on Instagram, @whatshouldireadnext on Instagram

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