Season 1 Episode 39

Dr. Uzma Jafri is funny, fearless, and exactly the kind of bookish friend I want to sit with at a coffee shop to chat all day about books and life.…

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Season 1 Episode 38

Sometimes, I’m so excited to talk to a guest that I’m actually a little bit nervous. Such was the case with Jenifer LaMadrid Rosales, the creator of one of my…

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Season 1 Episode 37

Why would a successful romance writer dive in to epic fantasy? And what is the appeal of that genre? Lyz Kelley is swinging for the bleachers with her new writing…

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Season 1 Episode 36

Mia Hopkins is straight up one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. I could talk to her all day about books, baking, mothering, and life in general. The book…

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Season 1 Episode 35

Zenobia Neil and I talked for over two hours, and honestly I could have talked to her for the rest of the day. She is fun and hilarious and smart…

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Season 1 Episode 34

I laughed so hard while recording with Miranda that my daughter actually came into my office to check on me. Miranda officially coined my new favorite book genre: Bumpy Covers.…

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Season 1 Episode 33

This week, I talked to Shari Okeke about "The Hate U Give," fantastic book by Angie Thomas. Shari spoke honestly about being a mixed-race woman, raising-mixed race kids, and navigating…

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Season 1 Episode 32

I was thrilled to learn that Suzie Bangoura is as delightful in person as she is online. The book she recommended is from a Sierra Leonean author, and we had…

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Season 1 Episode 31

Talking to Alyssa Archer is always a balm for my soul. In this conversation, we veered from homesteading, the Enneagram, her childhood love of fairy tales, and books that can…

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2020 Book Roundup

In these unprece- Naaah never mind. We ain’t doing that. I’m sick of that phrase. I want things to be precedented again. I admire the brave people trying to get…

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Season 1 Episode 30

Marti Dumas and I first bonded over our shared love of coffee, books, and writing, and I am thrilled she joined me today. We talked about the vibrant literary scene…

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Season 1 Episode 29

Malavika Praseed invites guests to talk about their favorite books on to her podcast, “Your Favorite Book.” Sound familiar? She’s my Podcast Twin, and I’m delighted we found each other.…

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Season 1 Episode 28

I was lucky enough to meet Robyn Shipton at a conference, and thrilled that she agreed to appear on my podcast. She is so creative and funny and honest –…

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Season 1 Episode 27

Today we’re changing up the format a bit. With the holidays coming up, it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. I invited a bunch of my favorite young Bookworms,…

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Season 1 Episode 26

Today I am thrilled to be joined by Debra Dean, the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed books, including, “The Madonnas of Leningrad” and “Hidden Tapestry.” Reading Debra Dean’s favorite…

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Season 1 Episode 25

This week's episode was even more fun than usual, because I got to listen to two best friends talk about their favorite books. Daman Tiwana and Kyathi Thakur make me…

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Season 1 Episode 24

= Isn’t Pride and Prejudice supposed to be everyone’s favorite book? Are people embarrassed to admit how much they love it? Jaimie Morimoto and I delve into the “Pumpkin Spice”…

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Season 1 Episode 23

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello is equal parts quick wit and deep thinker. Talking to her was like talking to someone who can see deeper into the ocean than you can, and…

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Season 1 Episode 22

There are some people who are so interesting, who have such fascinating lives and jobs, that I can't wait to invite them to the podcast. Then they turn around and…

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Season 1 Episode 21

Today, adventure novelist, pilot, and airplane tinkerer joins me to give the definitive answer to the question, "What is the best book ever?" Nathan insists that his answer is the…

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Season 1 Episode 20

Cat lovers, rejoice! This is an episode about how a book about a cat led one man to change everything in his life. Chris Burch is a ceramics artist from…

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Season 1 Episode 19

Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever Website Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Elizabeth GowingWebsite/Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn Books…

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Season 1 Episode 18

Elizabeth Gowing on Playing Big by Tara Mohr Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever…

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Season 1 Episode 17

Dawn Davies on The Water Method Man by John Irving Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best…

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Season 1 Episode 16

Kenya Goree Bell on 9 Rules to Break by Sarah MacLean Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the…

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Season 1 Episode 15

Libbie Hawker on Dune by Frank Herbert Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book Ever Website…

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Season 1 Episode 14

Jeff Adams on The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the…

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Season 1 Episode 13

Asha Sabbella on The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best…

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Season 1 Episode 12

Farheen Abbas on The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on…

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Season 1 Episode 11

Elizabeth Essex on Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best Book…

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Season 1 Episode 10

Casey Starnes on A Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the…

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Season 1 Episode 9

Mark Leslie Lefebvre on Earth Abides by George R. Stewart Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram or on the Best…

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Season 1 Episode 8

Marion Hill on Memory and Dream by Charles deLint Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Marion…

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Season 1 Episode 7

H. Claire Taylor on The Princess Bride by William Goldman Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest:…

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Season 1 Episode 6

Amy Teegan on Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Amy TeeganWebsite Books…

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Season 1 Episode 5

David Mills on Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: David…

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Season 1 Episode 4

Moni Boyce on Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Moni BoyceWebsite/Facebook/Instagram…

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Season 1 Episode 3

AJ Scudiere on Enchantment by Orson Scott Card Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Author AJ Scudiere,…

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Season 1 Episode 2

Denise Massar on "Mothers of Sparta" by Dawn Davies Support the Best Book Ever Podcast on Patreon Follow the Best Book ever Podcast on Instagram  Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Denise…

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