One Great Book

Anne Bogel

Each week Anne Bogel, host of What Should I Read Next?, tells you about just one great book in ten minutes or less.

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A layered family drama featuring characters inspired by larger-than-life Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. This compulsively readable literary novel mixes in their classic stories of infidelity, mistakes, and consequences with real small town problems.   **** Today marks the end of this volume of One Great Book. But don’t worry, there’s more great book talk and reading recommendations on our sister show What Should I Read Next. Every Tuesday we go beyond the bestseller list to help you find your next great read. Keep the great books coming by subscribing to What Should I Read Next wherever you are listening to this show.

Aug 20

10 min 55 sec

A stunning anthology of wide-ranging and richly varied stories and with a thoughtful assortment of formats, gorgeous color photography, and coffee-table heft. **** Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.   Right now you can preorder for yourself or a favorite reader our special My Reading Life gift box, that includes the new reading journal, a personalized library stamp, and other goodies. That ordering info is at modernmrsdarcy.com/journal

Aug 13

10 min 6 sec

An unexpected treasure of a book that's part thrilling puzzle, part character study, and 100% bonkers adventure story.   *** Readers, every treasure hunter needs a good journal to jot down all of their insights and clues. Keeping a reading journal does the same thing to help you discover your rich reading life. I have a new reading journal coming out in September and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life. Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses.

Aug 6

10 min 19 sec

This modern Gothic novel promises a strong sense of place, a slow-building character study, and a setting that’s a character in its own right. *** Readers, we’re exploring this summer’s great books together in the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club, including The Whispering House. And we're thrilled Elizabeth Brooks will be joining us on August 24th for a live discussion of The Whispering House. Author events like these make for even more memorable and rich reading experiences. The Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club is our online home for community, classes, and reading-centered conversation with people who love books as much as you do. Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/club to find out more and join us today.

Jul 30

9 min 20 sec

A conversational, story-driven guide that promises to educate and entertain, and will transform a dreaded household chore into an activity you might actually like.   *** Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.   Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses. This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg

Jul 23

10 min 5 sec

Full of twists, turns, and biting social commentary, this highly original (and highly discussable) debut novel set in the world of publishing will leave you with your jaw on the floor.   *** This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg   For more great books, check out our patreon community, where we share patron-only bonus episodes every Friday. Become a supporter at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.

Jul 16

11 min 5 sec

This page-turning family saga has everything you could want in a beach read: surfers, rockstars, 80s pop culture, and a mansion going up in flames. With well-drawn characters and a strong sense of time and place it’s a perfect summer selection for fans of messy family stories and compulsively readable literary fiction.   *** Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.   Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses.

Jul 9

11 min 19 sec

A chance encounter prompts a renowned surgeon to reexamine the past she left behind in this sweeping historical novel.   *** This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg   Readers, we’re exploring this summer’s great books together in the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club, our online home for community, classes, and reading-centered conversation with people who love books as much as you do. Our July selection is Sparks Like Stars; we’re reading it together right now and chatting with author Nadia Hashimi on July 28th. Author events like these make for even more memorable and rich reading experiences, and we’d love for you to join our community of avid readers for a wonderful season. Visit members.modernmrsdarcy.com to find out more and join today. 

Jul 2

9 min 50 sec

A delightful, feel-good queer romcom with a touch of magical whimsy and a cast of the bestest besties a girl could ever ask for.    *** This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg   Summer reading season is in full swing around here, and to help you get more out of the season while it lasts, we’re inviting you to join us for our Readers’ Weekend and spend a full 48 hours investing time in your reading life.  Everyone’s invited to participate, and we’d love to have you join us. There is no charge, and you don’t need to sign up.  For more info, check out my recent blog post “Join us for our Readers’ Weekend!" We’ll share ongoing updates in our newsletter and on social media, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter at https://modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook/, and follow me on Instagram @annebogel. We can’t wait to read with you during our special weekend, beginning Friday July 23.

Jun 25

11 min 53 sec

“Ever since my mother died, I cry in H Mart.” So begins this poignant, heartfelt, and poetic memoir about grief, growing up, and making amends.   *** This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg   If you love great books you will love I'd Rather Be Reading, my essay collection on the reading life. It’s for all of us for whom reading isn’t just a hobby but a lifestyle. You’ll enjoy hearing about the books that hooked me on reading in the first place, my cheeky step-by-step method for organizing your bookshelves, the joys of rereading old favorites, and the special relationship I have with my own library and the books it holds. This book would make a wonderful addition to your bedside table or your own library bookshelves, or an excellent gift for the readers in your life. Get your copy of I’d Rather Be Reading wherever books are sold, or order your signed copy from MY local indie, Carmichael’s Bookstore. 

Jun 18

9 min 15 sec

Lamenting all those lost pandemic vacations? Globetrot with Alex and Poppy in this modern twist on When Harry Met Sally.   *** This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg   For more great books, join our Patreon community. This summer I'm sharing some older great books that might be easier to get at your library without waiting on the hold list. We also have bonus episodes from my long-form podcast What Should I Read Next, an expanded edition of the Summer Reading Guide, and a great community of readers like you. Check out our Patreon community here.

Jun 11

8 min 47 sec

One Great Book returns with Volume V on June 11th! A bonkers real life adventure story... A ridiculously practical and surprisingly delightful how to… A dysfunctional family dealing with several generations' worth of secrets… A chance encounter on the subway changes everything... All those stories and more are on their way, from Anne Bogel, host of What Should I Read Next. Each week on One Great Book, Anne pulls one standout title from her personal bookshelves (and this year's Summer Reading Guide), and shares just enough of the enticing details to encourage you to pick up this summer's hottest books and hidden gems... and it all happens in 10 minutes or less. To double your great books, become a patron at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext and receive a weekly BONUS EPISODE covering backlist summer reading favorites. Mark your calendars and subscribe to One Great Book on your favorite podcast app. We’ll see you on June 11th!

Jun 4

2 min 33 sec

An atmospheric story about love, loss, and the wildness of nature. The Snow Child is perfect for cozy winter reading. ***  Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 is the book subscription company that brings hand-selected books, beautifully packaged, straight to your door.  A Page 1 subscription is the perfect way to finish any last minute holiday shopping because you can buy now and then print or email the gift certificate when the time is right for you. They’ll have something to open now, and book mail to look forward to.   This is the last episode of this volume and for the year. Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to sign up for our newsletter so you can keep up with all the exciting things we have planned in 2020.   Join us on Patreon for regular bonus episodes, including One Great Book-style previews of books I’ve read and enjoyed, but that haven’t been published yet. Patreon is simply a platform that lets readers make a small financial contribution towards creators they love, while enjoying bonus episodes and other perks from those creators. Check out our Patreon community here.

Dec 2019

9 min 7 sec

If you love books about books, or if you enjoy nonfiction that changes the way you see the world—or, at the very least, the bookstore—the slim volume The Clothing of Books belongs on YOUR bookshelf. *** One Great Book is brought to you by Page 1 Books, the book subscription company that brings you beautiful hand-selected books straight to your mailbox. Since we’re talking about books as objects in this episode let me tell you the bundles at Page 1 include books you will want to display, and presents them, beautifully wrapped, to your recipient—whether that’s you, or the person you’re giving to.  Page 1 bundles are the perfect way to wrap up our holiday shopping. Find the perfect bundle at page1books.com.    Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list. Supporters also get invited to quarterly live Q&A and special events like our the Winter Book Preview in January. Become a patron today for bonus audio and to join us for these live events.

Dec 2019

10 min 13 sec

Flipping the script on your typical wartime story The War That Saved My Life tells a tale of pain and hardship, but that pain comes from unexpected quarters—as does the love and redemption the characters ultimately find. This action-packed, emotionally resonant story is a hopeful book, and such a satisfying read.   *** One Great Book is brought to you by Page 1 Books, the book subscription company that brings hand-selected books straight to your mailbox or to your friends and family’s mailboxes. A Page 1 subscription is the perfect gift for the reader in your life. Each month Page 1 matches them with the perfect book selection personalized just for them, delightfully wrapped, and accompanied by small literary tokens. Delight your loved ones for months to come—with a Page 1 Books gift subscription.  To get started, visit page1books.com and select “give the gift of page 1.”    Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list.

Dec 2019

10 min

Before We Visit the Goddess has the heft and sweep of a family saga in a compact 225 pages.  It's full of unexpected joys, tragic misunderstandings, and deep disappointments, all unfolding in descriptive, dazzling prose. *** One Great Book is brought to you by Page 1 Books, the book subscription company that brings hand-selected books straight to your mailbox. We all know book mail is the best mail, and as we turn our attention to gift giving now is the perfect time to delight everyone on your list by giving THEM the gift of book mail. You can give your reader the gift of choice—and delight them for months to come—with a Page 1 Books gift subscription.  To get started, visit page1books.com and select “give the gift of page 1.”    Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list.

Nov 2019

9 min 59 sec

This Is Where You Belong unfolds like a conversation with a friend who’s telling you about the stress of her recent move in a way that’s not only fun to read, but also practical, actionable, and bound to make a difference in your everyday life.   *** One Great Book is brought to you by Page 1 Books, the book subscription company that brings hand-selected books straight to your mailbox.  And if you're ready to select a bookish gift for your loved ones check out the Page 1 literary themed boxes. Take your pick of the “What the Dickens" bundle, Auntie Jane, bundle or "the Bard" box. Each comes with a beautiful clothbound edition from your favorite author, and lovely themed treats like tea, chocolate, candles, or a handmade ornament.  Find all of the bundles at page1books.com.    Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list.

Nov 2019

9 min 54 sec

A gorgeous novel that wrestles with the magical and the miraculous, whose beautiful storytelling and memorable characters have compelled many readers to call Peace Like a River THE best book they’ve ever read.   *** One Great Book is brought to you by Page 1 Books, the book subscription company that brings hand-selected books straight to your mailbox. We all know book mail is the best mail, and as we turn our attention to gift giving now is the perfect time to delight everyone on your list by giving THEM the gift of book mail. You can give your reader the gift of choice—and delight them for months to come—with a Page 1 Books gift subscription.  To get started, visit page1books.com and select “give the gift of page 1.”    Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about this and all the great books we’ve featured. If one great book a week isn’t enough for you become a Patreon supporter. Patreon supporters get a bonus episode featuring a book I’ve read and loved that hasn’t yet been released. So you can learn about these upcoming releases and be the first in line on your library holds list.

Nov 2019

9 min 57 sec

The Age of Miracles is a little bit science fiction, a little bit coming-of-age, and it effectively probes ordinary life not in spite of its un-real backdrop but because of it. **** You all keep telling me that the best part of the One Great Book bonus episodes we share on Patreon is that since they are all books that haven’t been released you’re able to request them from the library or preorder before everyone else. Preordering is a huge help to authors because that early interest shows publishers they should back the launch with advertising dollars, it signals to bookstores they should stock plenty of copies come release week, and it helps initial sales drive some buzz following the release.  Since all of those are true for me I want to say thank you by sharing a few goodies just for those of you who preorder my next book Don't Overthink It.  Order online or ask your local bookstore to order you a copy, then enter your email address and order number so we can email you the bonuses when they’re ready. Readers, thank you for your support. It means the world.   This was the final episode in Volume III. Learn more about all of the great books in this volume and sign up for our newsletter so you can stay in touch in the meantime at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook. 

Oct 2019

10 min 14 sec

I once watched a woman miss her bus stop because she was utterly absorbed in this literary thriller. It's that good. **** One of my favorite library hacks is requesting new titles BEFORE their release date. And that’s why One Great Book patrons get bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet–so you can get a jump on the holds list.  But that’s just one of the fun perks of being a supporter on Patreon. We also share exclusive peeks behind the scenes, bonus content from my one-hour podcast, What Should I Read Next, special online events like the Fall Book Preview, where I shared the most anticipated books coming out this fall, and bonus audio, like the interview I did with Celeste Ng for a community event here in town. We would love to see YOU in our Patreon community. Go to patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext to learn more, become a supporter, and start getting those great readerly perks.   Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook. 

Oct 2019

8 min 55 sec

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue is a fascinating look into a little-explored aspect of the human mind, that may change the way you understand yourself and the people around you, that makes you marvel at the way our brains work, and may even make you question your understanding of reality as you know it.  ****  Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook.    If you are looking for a longer show to listen to on your commute or while you finish your to do list, OR if you just want a growing to be read list, you should be listening to What Should I Read Next. That's my long-form podcast that answers the question that plagues every reader, "what should I read next?" Each week we talk all things books and reading and do a little literary matchmaking with one guest. Find What Should I Read Next wherever you are listening to this podcast or click here to learn more.

Oct 2019

9 min 28 sec

In his final novel Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf reflects on love, happiness, and the small moments that make up a life; its bittersweet story lingers long after the final page.    **** Readers, great books stay with us long after we turn the last page. My book, I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, celebrates the staying power of such books, reading under the covers with a flashlight, organizing your bookshelves, and finding your book people. This perfectly giftable essay collection makes a great teacher gift, stocking stuffer, or hostess thank-you. I’d Rather Be Reading is available wherever you get your books.   Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook. 

Sep 2019

1 min 24 sec

The taut psychological thriller The Likeness has perfectly complicated characters, deeply human themes, and enough suspense to keep you glued to your couch for two days. **** One Great Book patrons get behind the scenes access and exclusive audio content including bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet. In our last volume one of our bonus episodes was for The Secrets We Kept and I heard from lot of readers how excited they were to get their library holds in both before its release and a month before Reese Witherspoon chose it for her book club. Join us at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext and be the first at your library to check out the bonus titles when they come out.    Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook. 

Sep 2019

8 min 49 sec

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go is a haunting, atmospheric novel about the power of memory, the relentless passage of time, and the human condition that packs a quiet but sure punch. Welcome to Volume III! As Fall creeps up on us, I'm featuring books that feel perfect for this time of year. Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about Never Let Me Go and all of the great books in the first two volumes. **** This week on What Should I Read Next, my long form literary matchmaking podcast, we celebrated our 200th episode by chatting with several past guests to see how my recommendations worked out for them. There were a LOT of surprises in store, and hearing about how their reading life changed after their appearance show was fascinating.  Now is a great time for both One Great Book and What Should I Read Next fans to become a supporter of the show at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext! Not only are there tons of great extras from our 200th episode celebration, but we've also resumed our One Great BONUS episodes, where each week I share a great book that hasn't released yet, so you can get them on your library holds list before anyone else. Next Wednesday patrons are invited to a live-stream for our Fall Book Preview–a fun peak at what's coming out this fall and which titles I'm eager to get into. Find out more about all of these perks and become a supporter at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.

Sep 2019

8 min 42 sec

If you like the sound of a multigenerational family saga full of interesting, well-developed, and flawed-but-likable characters, The Shell Seekers may be the next great (big) book you’re looking for. **** Now is a great time to become a supporter of the show on Patreon. This Tuesday we're doing our quarterly live-stream for Hardback level supporters. Get all of the details on this event at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext. This is the end of Volume II. Go to modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay up on all that's happening with What Should I Read Next? and to find out when we'll be back for Volume III.    Thanks to our Volume II sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 has all of the great books in this volume if you want to put one of these books on your personal bookshelf. Or you can sign up for a subscription and let them do a little literary matchmaking for you each month.One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Aug 2019

9 min 57 sec

Deborah Crombie’s A Share in Death kicks off a long-running British mystery series with a strong sense of place and compelling characters whose personal lives matter every bit as much as their police work. **** One Great Book patrons get behind the scenes access, exclusive audio content including bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet, AND on August 6th we'll have our next quarterly live Q&A with Anne for Hardback patrons. So this is a perfect time to become a patron at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.    Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook.    Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 is the book subscription company that not only guarantees you'll love the book they send, but they even send you a new book if you already have the one they pick. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Jul 2019

9 min 34 sec

To me, there are two kinds of summer reads: fast-moving books that have me compulsively turning the pages, and more contemplative works that prompt me to slow down, both as a reader and as a person. Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea sits firmly in the latter category. ****  Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook.    For more great books become a supporter on patreon where we share behind the scenes info, live chats with me, and One Great Bonus episodes where I tell you about a great book that's not even out yet.   Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Their No. 1 Book Subscription is a personalized service that hand-selects books for you based on your preferences. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Jul 2019

9 min 30 sec

Some books manage to feel fun and breezy while still tackling serious topics. In Katherine Center’s novel Happiness for Beginners, she shows us how one woman bounces back from personal tragedy. ****  Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook.  And for more great book recommendations check out our other show What Should I Read Next?, the literary matchmaking show where a guest tells me three books they love, one they don't and what they're reading now and I recommend what they should read next.   Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Their No. 1 Book Subscription is a personalized service that hand-selects books for you based on your preferences or those of a friend. Because a Page 1 subscription makes a perfect gift for the book-lover in your life. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.  

Jul 2019

9 min 43 sec

If you’re looking for a breathtaking, breathless novel that brings history to life, consider this your invitation to read Octavia Butler’s Kindred now. Right now. ****   Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook.    Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 is the book subscription company that not only guarantees you'll love the book they send, but they even send you a new book if you already have the one they pick. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Jul 2019

10 min 33 sec

My favorite John Grisham novel is a heck of a page-turner, a political thriller turned blockbuster action movie, and summer reading gold. **** One Great Book patrons get behind the scenes access, exclusive audio content including bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet, AND for a limited time (until July 3rd) new Hardback patrons also get a FREE audiobook of their choice. This is a perfect time to become a patron at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.    Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook.    Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 is the book subscription company that not only guarantees you'll love the book they send, but they even send you a new book if you already have the one they pick. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Jun 2019

10 min 9 sec

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. In her debut Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos proves that happiness makes for terrific reading.   **** Every time we release a new episode of One Great Book, we also release a bonus episode featuring a book that's not out yet—so you can be in the know and get a jump on your library holds list. These bonuses are available to all our patrons, but right now we've got a special deal for Hardback level supporters. Until July 3, new Hardback-ers also get a FREE audiobook. Learn more at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.    Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to catch up on all of the episodes from Volume 1 and to sign up for our newsletter.    Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. At Page 1, they are literary matchmakers, and Page 1's No. 1 Book subscription delivers the indie bookstore experience in a box. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Jun 2019

8 min 41 sec

One Great Book returns with Volume 2 on June 21st! A whip-smart heroine witnesses a murder intended for her... An unexpected inheritance brings the opportunity for reinvention… A family gathers to untangle their truths… A man walks into a coffee shop, and a wind of change blows in the door behind him... All those stories and more are on their way, from Anne Bogel host of What Should I Read Next?. Each week on One Great Book, Anne pulls a standout title from her personal bookshelves, and shares just enough of the enticing details to encourage you to pick up these older gems... and it all happens in 10 minutes or less. To double your great books, become a patron at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext and receive a weekly BONUS EPISODE covering stellar upcoming releases, so you can be the first at your library to get your hands on new great books. Mark your calendars and subscribe to One Great Book on your favorite podcast app. We’ll see you on June 21st!

Jun 2019

1 min 38 sec

This novel checks all my boxes: wildly ambitious, emotionally resonant, lushly written and laden with symbolism. And most importantly—it works.

May 2019

9 min 56 sec

Not my genre, not my style, not the kind of book I’m interested in, or so I thought. But then I gave Sylvain Neuvel’s Sleeping Giants a try. And… WOW.

May 2019

7 min 11 sec

“A typewriter shattered my destiny.” So begins The Time in Between, Maria Dueñas’s sweeping historic tale of love, high fashion, and espionage.

Apr 2019

8 min 22 sec

Don’t miss out on a good read just because it happens to be in the “wrong” section of the bookstore or the library. Sharon Draper’s Out of My Mind is for every reader who enjoys a (feel-good) story, well told.

Apr 2019

9 min 7 sec

A Gentleman in Moscow gets all the attention, but it’s Amor Towles’s first book Rules of Civility that I keep coming back to.  

Apr 2019

9 min 45 sec

The debut novel from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of today's greatest living writers, doesn't just display the seeds of greatness. It's already great—even though it was published when she was just twenty-six years old.

Apr 2019

8 min 58 sec

A book about books, for book lovers–and one that holds a special place in my heart and on my shelves.   **** Learn more this and all of the great books at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook. You can also sign up for our newsletter there to keep up with all of the bookish happenings. One Great Book patrons get exclusive bonus episodes as well as behind the scene peeks, a chance to participate in the creative process, and to connect with fellow readers. Learn more at Patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.   Thanks to our sponsor Libro.fm. Libro.fm is the audiobook company that allows you to buy from your local bookstore. One Great Book listeners will get 3 audiobooks for the price of one when you sign up for a membership.

Mar 2019

8 min 44 sec

A backlist title Anne was shocked to learn readers didn't know about. Plus a fun story about how this podcast was born.   **** Learn more this and all of the great books at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook and to get exclusive One Great Book bonuses become a patron.   Thanks to Libro.fm, the independent audiobook company, for sponsoring the show. They are offering One Great Book listeners 3 audiobooks for the price of one when you sign up for a membership.

Mar 2019

8 min 52 sec

Welcome to the new podcast from the people who brought you What Should I Read Next. Each week Anne Bogel pulls one stand-out selection off her personal bookshelves and tells you all about it. Let's get to it.

Mar 2019

2 min 48 sec