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What Should I Read Next?

By Anne Bogel | Wondery

What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

  1. 1.
    Ep 256: The perks and pitfalls of omnivorous reading10/27/2020
    53:24
  2. 2.
    Ep 255: Spine-tingling reads for a confirmed scaredy-cat10/20/2020
    59:56
  3. 3.
    Ep 254: A plethora of political(ish) book recs10/13/2020
    1:09:54
  4. 4.
    Ep 253: A whole bunch of book recs, from our team of readers to you09/29/2020
    48:40
  5. 5.
    Ep 252: Books that send you racing to Google09/22/2020
    42:03
  6. 6.
    Ep 251: I love books and books love me back09/15/2020
    50:26
  7. 7.
    Ep 250: I want a book that reads like a love letter09/08/2020
    49:40
  8. 8.
    Ep 249: Who would read the dictionary for fun? (we would)09/01/2020
    58:02
  1. 9.
    Ep 248: Reading on island time08/25/2020
    49:16
  2. 10.
    Ep 247: Finding the common thread in two friends' wildly different TBRs08/18/2020
    1:02:21
  3. 11.
    Ep 246: Does your reading life need a mid-year checkup?08/11/2020
    1:00:07
  4. 12.
    Ep 245: Finding the right mix for your reading life08/04/2020
    1:05:10
  5. 13.
    Ep 244: You love to read–don’t ruin it07/28/2020
    48:35
  6. 14.
    Ep 243: Predicting the next great American classic07/21/2020
    52:32
  7. 15.
    Ep 242: Sharing Good Reads with good friends07/14/2020
    59:38
  8. 16.
    Ep 241: Memoirs, milk cows, and reading on horseback06/30/2020
    1:01:18
  9. 17.
    Ep 240: Saving the world, one series at a time06/23/2020
    45:34
  10. 18.
    Ep 239: The read-alike problem06/16/2020
    38:00
  11. 19.
    Ep 238: Windows, mirrors, and why We Need Diverse Books06/09/2020
    49:54
  12. 20.
    Ep 237: When the library is closed, what's a reader to do?06/02/2020
    48:19
  13. 21.
    Ep 236: What SHOULDN'T I read next?05/26/2020
    52:45
  14. 22.
    Ep 235: A crate full of summer reads05/19/2020
    45:40
  15. 23.
    Ep 234: The recipe for a delicious summer read05/12/2020
    45:15
  16. 24.
    Ep 233: Escaping into someone else's story05/05/2020
    45:40
  17. 25.
    Ep 232: Really good fiction is about EVERYTHING04/28/2020
    46:55
  18. 26.
    Ep 231: Lush literary novels with page-turning appeal04/21/2020
    47:05
  19. 27.
    Ep 230: Don't overthink your reading life04/07/2020
    44:58
  20. 28.
    Ep 229: Works of literary fabulousness03/31/2020
    41:06
  21. 29.
    Ep 228: HELP! I can't stop quitting books03/24/2020
    53:42
  22. 30.
    Ep 227: Putting your money where your literary values are03/17/2020
    40:57
  23. 31.
    Ep 226: Dig in to a feast for your literary senses03/10/2020
    48:33
  24. 32.
    Ep 225: What your neighborhood should read next03/03/2020
    43:36
  25. 33.
    Ep 224: Confronting the Bookshelf of Shame02/25/2020
    52:07
  26. 34.
    Ep 223: Five stars for negative book reviews02/18/2020
    43:16
  27. 35.
    Ep 222: Ordinary lives make extraordinary books02/11/2020
    47:28
  28. 36.
    Ep 221: Swipe right for book love02/04/2020
    48:13
  29. 37.
    Ep 220: The books that keep pulling me back01/28/2020
    42:46
  30. 38.
    Ep 219: Required reading revisited01/21/2020
    52:11
  31. 39.
    Ep 218: A WSIRN Marriage Story01/14/2020
    56:55
  32. 40.
    Ep 217: Making up for lost time in your reading life01/07/2020
    55:54
  33. 41.
    Ep 216: A sneak peek at Don't Overthink It12/31/2019
    23:12
  34. 42.
    Ep 215: Finding the right way to track YOUR reading12/24/2019
    44:27
  35. 43.
    Ep 214: Deconstructing your best reading year yet12/17/2019
    52:39
  36. 44.
    Ep 213: Art, fear, and discovering great books12/10/2019
    54:49
  37. 45.
    Ep 212: Book gifts for your hardest-to-buy-for loved ones12/03/2019
    54:52
  38. 46.
    Ep 211: Good reads from the Great North11/26/2019
    1:01:26
  39. 47.
    Ep 210: Book gifts are the BEST gifts11/19/2019
    56:51
  40. 48.
    Ep 209: Cracking the audiobook code11/12/2019
    48:08
  41. 49.
    Ep 208: The underappreciated art of literary forgery11/05/2019
    49:48
  42. 50.
    Ep 207: An all-you-can-read buffet10/29/2019
    45:44
  43. 51.
    Ep 206: How to bypass the book hangover10/22/2019
    44:06
  44. 52.
    Ep 205: Books that won’t let you stop reading10/15/2019
    35:33
  45. 53.
    Ep 204: Nonfiction that reads like a thrilling novel10/08/2019
    41:55
  46. 54.
    Ep 203: What happens in book club stays in book club10/01/2019
    43:19
  47. 55.
    Ep 202: The art (and awfulness) of the cliffhanger09/24/2019
    55:36
  48. 56.
    Ep 201: The hidden value of a terrible reading experience09/17/2019
    45:43
  49. 57.
    Ep 200: The good, the bad, and the unread09/10/2019
    57:31
  50. 58.
    Ep 199: The perils of public book recommendations09/03/2019
    52:18
  51. 59.
    Ep 198: Reading for the FUN of it08/27/2019
    47:42
  52. 60.
    Ep 197: Rebuilding a bookshelf in Paradise08/20/2019
    47:42
  53. 61.
    Ep 196: What the cool kids are reading08/13/2019
    49:22
  54. 62.
    Ep 195: Wanted: book enthusiast at large08/06/2019
    53:08
  55. 63.
    Ep 194: No plot, no problem!07/30/2019
    47:13
  56. 64.
    Ep 193: Rolling the dice on your next read 07/23/2019
    51:49
  57. 65.
    Ep 192: Wherever you read, I will follow07/16/2019
    54:21
  58. 66.
    Ep 191: When a great book wrecks your reading life07/09/2019
    32:56
  59. 67.
    Ep 190: There's nothing like a little bookish momentum07/02/2019
    44:16
  60. 68.
    Ep 189: Our favorite genre is chapter books06/25/2019
    53:16
  61. 69.
    Ep 188: Books, plants, and literal bibliotherapy06/18/2019
    40:46
  62. 70.
    Ep 187: Traveling the world without leaving your hometown06/04/2019
    50:46
  63. 71.
    Ep 186: Finding the book that feels like it was written just for you05/28/2019
    47:54
  64. 72.
    Ep 185: What should you read this summer?05/21/2019
    49:32
  65. 73.
    Ep 184: You’ll never conquer your TBR—and that’s a good thing05/14/2019
    46:33
  66. 74.
    Ep 183: Baking, books, and other everyday magic05/07/2019
    55:36
  67. 75.
    Ep 182: Matching the right (audio)book to the right listener04/30/2019
    50:40
  68. 76.
    Ep 181: Taking your reading life from good to great04/23/2019
    55:22
  69. 77.
    Ep 180: Rearranging your life to read 600 books a year04/16/2019
    55:38
  70. 78.
    Ep 179: Life is short & my TBR is way too long04/09/2019
    44:01
  71. 79.
    One Great Book Trailer04/02/2019
    2:49
  72. 80.
    Ep 178: The Next Right Thing for your reading life04/02/2019
    55:44
  73. 81.
    Ep 177: When your reading life is a roller coaster03/26/2019
    45:16
  74. 82.
    Ep 176: Books in the freezer, & other horror stories03/19/2019
    52:01
  75. 83.
    Ep 175: Your library called and they want their books back03/12/2019
    43:17
  76. 84.
    Ep 174: The heart wants to read what the heart wants to read03/05/2019
    39:05
  77. 85.
    Ep 173: Clocking in at the reading factory02/26/2019
    48:34
  78. 86.
    Ep 172: How many re-reads is too many re-reads?02/19/2019
    45:20
  79. 87.
    Ep 171: A podcaster, a barrister, and a joiner walk into a bookstore02/12/2019
    40:35
  80. 88.
    Ep 170: Fascinating fiction for the relentlessly practical reader02/05/2019
    47:25
  81. 89.
    Ep 169: Books that mess you up in all the right ways01/29/2019
    53:52
  82. 90.
    Ep 168: A century of good books (in a single year)01/22/2019
    49:08
  83. 91.
    Ep 167: Reading is supposed to be FUN01/15/2019
    42:12
  84. 92.
    Ep 166: Just don't call it a book club01/08/2019
    45:37
  85. 93.
    Ep 165: 1000 Books to read before you die01/01/2019
    55:51
  86. 94.
    Ep 164: The couple that reads together ... needs to find books they'll both LOVE12/18/2018
    44:56
  87. 95.
    Ep 163: Wonderful, wonder-filled reading in the great outdoors12/11/2018
    32:25
  88. 96.
    Ep 162: The best bad ending you'll ever read12/04/2018
    53:27
  89. 97.
    Ep 161: Books on the Nightstand and on your wishlist11/27/2018
    1:09:35
  90. 98.
    Ep 160: Books that capture the magic of everyday life11/20/2018
    38:59
  91. 99.
    Ep 159 : How to cope with the longest book hangover ever11/13/2018
    46:56
  92. 100.
    Ep 158: The life-changing magic of clearing your unread shelf11/06/2018
    56:02
  93. 101.
    Ep 157: The stories behind the stories we love to read10/30/2018
    50:50
  94. 102.
    Ep 156: Expert tips for a pretty, peaceful, practical bookshelf10/23/2018
    43:37
  95. 103.
    Ep 155: When stolen audible credits spur a beautiful bookish relationship10/16/2018
    40:45
  96. 104.
    Ep 154: Books so inspiring you might be afraid to read them10/09/2018
    56:02
  97. 105.
    Ep 153: Revolutionizing your reading life, 10 minutes at a time10/02/2018
    41:40
  98. 106.
    Ep 152: Under-appreciated books that may be perfect for your TBR09/25/2018
    52:34
  99. 107.
    Ep 151: Knockout books for a recovering completionist09/18/2018
    58:14
  100. 108.
    Ep 150: I have a confession... I'm not a reader09/11/2018
    47:06
  101. 109.
    Ep 149: Ask Anne Anything09/04/2018
    47:58
  102. 110.
    Ep 148: Rebuilding your life (and your library)08/28/2018
    46:50
  103. 111.
    Ep 147: Ruining your childhood one book at a time08/21/2018
    50:50
  104. 112.
    Ep 146: Refugee camps, civil war, and the triumph of a library card08/14/2018
    57:51
  105. 113.
    Ep 145: Confess Your Literary Sins08/10/2018
    15:19
  106. 114.
    Ep 144: Wanna read more? Quit your job.08/07/2018
    53:24
  107. 115.
    Ep 143: The quest for the perfect coffeeshop read07/31/2018
    45:58
  108. 116.
    Ep 142: The moment you became a reader07/24/2018
    35:00
  109. 117.
    Ep 141: The Enneagram of your favorite book07/17/2018
    51:15
  110. 118.
    Ep 140: What IS literary fiction, anyway?07/10/2018
    51:34
  111. 119.
    Ep 139: Snooping other people’s bookshelves + the patron saint of WSIRN07/03/2018
    50:28
  112. 120.
    Ep 138: The Librarians Are In! 06/26/2018
    55:06
  113. 121.
    Ep 137: Bibliotherapy for the toughest times06/19/2018
    42:53
  114. 122.
    Ep 136: One Great Book06/12/2018
    13:02
  115. 123.
    Ep 135: When your reading life is nothing like people expect06/05/2018
    50:17
  116. 124.
    Ep 134: Audiobooks for the whole family to binge05/29/2018
    31:05
  117. 125.
    Ep 133: Authors who get where you're coming from05/22/2018
    56:53
  118. 126.
    Ep 132: The books we can't wait to read this summer05/15/2018
    52:05
  119. 127.
    Ep 131: Living in the land of Jane Austen05/08/2018
    49:51
  120. 128.
    Ep 130: Must-read books by women writers05/01/2018
    43:29
  121. 129.
    Ep 129: Tips and tricks for distracted readers (and listeners)04/24/2018
    49:50
  122. 130.
    Ep 128: When contemporary fiction feels like a crapshoot04/17/2018
    44:00
  123. 131.
    Ep 127: Seeking professional help (for quitting books)04/10/2018
    44:18
  124. 132.
    Ep 126: Books that appeal to your head AND your heart04/03/2018
    42:00
  125. 133.
    Ep 125: Gateway books to hook a Netflix addict03/27/2018
    34:40
  126. 134.
    Ep 124: The challenge of making your reading life your own03/20/2018
    1:00:38
  127. 135.
    Ep 123: Books that will totally make you cry (with laughter)03/13/2018
    40:14
  128. 136.
    Ep 122: This AMAZING episode will have you RACING to the library03/06/2018
    1:00:57
  129. 137.
    Ep 121: “The Secret” to a great self help book02/27/2018
    53:48
  130. 138.
    Ep 120: Books that make you feel big things02/20/2018
    51:59
  131. 139.
    Ep 119: A book snob breakthrough02/13/2018
    55:51
  132. 140.
    Ep 118: The rhythm of a reading family02/06/2018
    1:00:44
  133. 141.
    Ep 117: Literary fiction over US Weekly01/30/2018
    41:39
  134. 142.
    Ep 115: Books that bridge two worlds01/23/2018
    53:58
  135. 143.
    Ep 114: Missed bookstore connections01/16/2018
    1:09:24
  136. 144.
    Ep 113: The next best thing to reading: how 14 WSIRN listeners organize their bookshelves01/09/2018
    32:58
  137. 145.
    Ep 112: Your best reading year yet01/02/2018
    52:48
  138. 146.
    Ep 111: A lifetime mother-daughter book club12/26/2017
    56:08
  139. 147.
    Ep 110: When your life resembles Big Little Lies12/19/2017
    1:03:10
  140. 148.
    Ep 109: Reading slumps are the worst12/12/2017
    48:52
  141. 149.
    Ep 108: What Should I Read Next LIVE from Asheville12/05/2017
    35:34
  142. 150.
    Ep 107: Bookish gifts for everyone on your list11/28/2017
    50:00
  143. 151.
    Ep 106: The anatomy of an excellent reading experience11/21/2017
    32:14
  144. 152.
    Ep 105: Reading makes the whole day better11/14/2017
    1:02:06
  145. 153.
    Ep 104: Books that don't hold anything back11/07/2017
    47:49
  146. 154.
    Ep 103: Accidental book theft & other bookworm crimes10/31/2017
    48:58
  147. 155.
    Ep 102: A new way to think about fictional characters10/24/2017
    51:10
  148. 156.
    Ep 101: What Anne wishes she'd known (100 episodes later)10/17/2017
    1:08:16
  149. 157.
    Ep 100: When everyone loves that book but you10/10/2017
    57:43
  150. 158.
    Ep 99: Nobody hates a beautiful book (or a handwritten letter)10/03/2017
    1:01:09
  151. 159.
    Ep 98: Loving that literary lifestyle09/26/2017
    54:35
  152. 160.
    Ep 97: How a book REALLY gets made, from idea to the bookstore shelves09/19/2017
    26:24
  153. 161.
    Ep 96: Listen to Anne read Chapter 1 of her new book Reading People!09/15/2017
    34:57
  154. 162.
    Ep 95: Really weird stories you should totally read09/12/2017
    51:39
  155. 163.
    Ep 94: Paris epiphanies (and other bookish destinations)09/05/2017
    49:17
  156. 164.
    Ep 93: Books to help you manage anxiety + a book brunch that will have you drooling08/29/2017
    47:47
  157. 165.
    Ep 92: When you feel betrayed by the bestseller list08/22/2017
    48:39
  158. 166.
    Ep 91: The books you can't stop recommending08/08/2017
    46:27
  159. 167.
    Ep 90: Immersive books that make you want to read them again (for the first time)08/01/2017
    44:44
  160. 168.
    Ep 89: Ask Anne Anything!07/25/2017
    46:39
  161. 169.
    Ep 88: Overlooked books that deserve to shine07/18/2017
    48:12
  162. 170.
    Ep 87: Popcorn books, page-turning thrills, and reader regret07/11/2017
    46:06
  163. 171.
    Ep 86: Eclectic tastes, slow readers, and talking about books with strangers07/04/2017
    47:28
  164. 172.
    Ep 85: When your best friend hates your favorite book (and you hate hers)06/27/2017
    59:47
  165. 173.
    Ep 84: You know you're a Serious Reader when...06/20/2017
    47:23
  166. 174.
    Ep 83: An epic birthday bookstore road trip06/13/2017
    46:21
  167. 175.
    Ep 82: Obsessive readers and bookish kindred spirit angels06/06/2017
    54:12
  168. 176.
    Ep 81: The suspense is thrilling me05/30/2017
    45:32
  169. 177.
    Ep 80: Books that make you want to skip dinner, work, and the rest of your life05/23/2017
    48:30
  170. 178.
    Ep 79: The books we can't wait to read this summer05/16/2017
    39:51
  171. 179.
    Ep 78: Super-relevant (super-enjoyable) fiction for our time05/09/2017
    45:46
  172. 180.
    Ep 77: How to save The Shop Around the Corner05/02/2017
    49:05
  173. 181.
    Ep 76: Book people are the best people (LIVE!)04/25/2017
    1:33:44
  174. 182.
    Ep 75: If Google wrecked your brain, here's what you should read04/18/2017
    1:02:13
  175. 183.
    Ep 74: Finally falling in love with reading - at 30!04/11/2017
    41:28
  176. 184.
    Ep 73: Don't judge a person by their (book) cover04/04/2017
    51:49
  177. 185.
    Ep 72: Embarrassing bookworm confessions03/28/2017
    49:39
  178. 186.
    Ep 71: A super-elegant apocalypse03/21/2017
    43:44
  179. 187.
    Ep 70: The book Anne can't shut up about03/14/2017
    45:04
  180. 188.
    Ep 69: The library is running my life03/07/2017
    52:42
  181. 189.
    Ep 68: Plot summaries are the WORST02/28/2017
    42:15
  182. 190.
    Ep 67: Just the right book at just the right time02/21/2017
    40:28
  183. 191.
    Ep 66: Books that glitter, sparkle, and pop02/14/2017
    47:54
  184. 192.
    Ep 65: The joy of buying books on someone else’s dime02/07/2017
    40:47
  185. 193.
    Ep 64: The next best thing to reading01/31/2017
    59:58
  186. 194.
    Ep 63: Books so good you'll forget you have a phone01/24/2017
    47:48
  187. 195.
    Ep 62: Your TBR will never be the same ...01/17/2017
    1:02:14
  188. 196.
    Ep 61: When the plot comes full circle...01/10/2017
    41:26
  189. 197.
    Ep 60: The last page can make it or break it01/03/2017
    51:46
  190. 198.
    Ep 59: Prescribing books for what ails you12/27/2016
    48:38
  191. 199.
    Ep 58: "You've hit your hold limit" and other disasters12/20/2016
    52:17
  192. 200.
    Ep 57: What's your reading personality?12/13/2016
    31:03

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