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 Ever Website Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Casey StarnesWebsite/Facebook/ Instagram  Books discussed in this episode: Lessons in French by Laura KinsalePersuasion by Jane AustenThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George SpeareThe Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and UnabridgedThe Goose Girl by Shannon HaleFrom Cabin Boys to Captains: 250 Years of Women at Sea by Jo StanleyMost Secret and Confidential: Intelligence in the Age of Nelson by Steven…

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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 Best Book Ever Website Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Casey StarnesWebsite/Facebook/ Instagram  Books discussed in this episode:The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerJ.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye: A Cultural History by Josef BensonThe Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger  

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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 Book Ever Website Host: Julie StraussWebsite/Instagram/Facebook Guest: Mark LefebvreWebsite/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube/Podcast  Books discussed in this episode:Earth Abides by George R. Stewart(side note: Mark recommends this one on audio)To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeGo Set a Watchman by Harper LeeThe Stand by Stephen KingThe World Without Us by  Alan WeismanAMC’s The Walking Dead (TV show)The Chrysalids by John WyndhamThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsStation Eleven by Emily St. John MandelCity of the…

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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 HillWebsite/Instagram/GoodReads/BookBub Discussed in this episode: Memory and Dream by Charles de LintThe Little Country by Charles de LintCharles deLint Website The Spectator Bird by Wallace StegnerAscending (The Vardeshi Saga Book 1) by Meg PechenikThe Nightingale by Kristin HannahGuy Gavriel Kay Website The Diondray’s Chronicles Series by Marion HillDiondray’s Discovery (Book 1)Diondray’s Journey (Book 2)Diondray’s Roundabout (Book 3) Marion’s 25 by Marion HillMarion’s 25, Vol. 2 by Marion HillThe Hobbit by J.R.R.…

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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: Claire TaylorAuthor Website/FFS Media Website/Facebook Books discussed in this episode:The Princess Bride by William GoldmanThe Silence of the Lambs by Thomas HarrisGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellShrek! By William SteigAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes(side note: this book is particularly wonderful on audio)Dan Brown MasterclassThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Sirens of Titan by Kurt VonnegutTimequake by…

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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 discussed in this episode:Lolita by Vladimir NabokovThe Annotated Lolita: Revised and UpdatedSister Carrie by Theodore DreiserDinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne TylerEdgard Allen Poe, the Complete Poems (including Amy’s favorite, Annabel Lee)My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth RussellJonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna ClarkThe Interestings by Meg WolitzerThe Heart’s Invisible Furies by John BoyneA Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaOur Kind of Cruelty by Araminta HallThe Series of Unfortunate…

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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 MillsWebsite/Podcast/Vimeo Books discussed in this episode:Five Star Billionaire by Tash AwWhen a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. – Samuel JohnsonMysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael ChabonLess Than Zero by Brett Easton EllisHello Darlin’! Tall (And Absolutely True) Tales About My Life by Larry HagmanJohnny WooTimberlinaFocus People! Podcast with David Mills    

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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 /Twitter/Pinterest/Book+Main Books discussed in this episode:Bel Canto by Ann PatchettTaft by Ann PatchettRun by Ann PatchettParnassus Bookstore, Nashville TN (takes online orders and ships! Support indie bookstores!)Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine (part of the Stillhouse Lake Series)Business for Authors: How to Be an Author Entrepreneur by Joanna Penn    

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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, can be found here:Website/Facebook/Instagram AJ’s Romance Pen name, Savannah Kade, can be found here:Website/Facebook/Instagram Books discussed in this episode:Ticket to True Love Series, multiple authorsEnchantment by Orson Scott CardClive CusslerJack Reacher by Lee ChildLisa GardnerThe Murder List by Hank Phillipi RyanGirl on the Train by Paula HawkinsThe Coming Plague by Laurie GarrettAngel Fire East by Terry BrooksJim ButcherEnders Game by Orson Scott CardWicked by Gregory MaguireLolita by Vladimir NabokovPhoenix by…

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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 MassarWebsite/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Medium/Goodreads Books discussed in this episode:Mothers of Sparta by Dawn DaviesMary Karr, Author and MemoiristKnow My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller Books discussed in Patreon-Exclusive EpisodeInside Out: A Memoir by Demi MooreMe by Elton John  

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