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What You Should Read

Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall

Friends Julia, Kelly, and Rachael discuss the newest books, trends and their never-ending TBR stacks. There will be laughs, great recommendations, and possibly (definitely) some spoilers. Tune in weekly and find out why these three have entirely ruined their dispositions with books. Want us to let you know what YOU should read? Fill out our google form and we'll recommend something to you on the podcast! https://forms.gle/QkN4uFtBTjnsGom88

You Should Read: Our Favorite Recommendations!You Should Read: Literally Everything Jennifer Weiner Has Written
Hey Should-Heads! We're discussing one of our favorite authors today and doing a deep dive into Jennifer Weiner and her backlist. We've all read her for years and we discuss our favorites, when we started reading her and, of course, where you should start if you haven't read her already. (There's no bad option there.)Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  Links Mentioned:Our Big Summer episode: https://www.whatyoushouldread.com/1101233/3821771-you-should-read-big-summer The SNL skit Kelly is watching instead of reading:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kQxVwYwrME Currently Reading:Julia: One Italian Summer (Rebecca Serle)Kelly: book slumpRachael: The Two Towers (JRR Tolkein), Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier) and Wow, No Thank You (Samantha Irby)Recent Acquisitions: Julia: Anybody Out There (Marian Keyes), I’m Just a Person (Tig Notaro), Book Lovers (Emily Henry), and A Lady For a Duke (Alexis Hall)Kelly: Castle on Sunset (Shawn Levy), Book Lovers (Emily Henry), A Lady For a Duke (Alexis Hall) and Children on the Hill (Jennifer McMahon)Rachael: The Dutch House (Ann Patchett), The Mothers (Brit Bennett), Less (Andrew Sean Greer), Book Lovers (Emily Henry), Lady For a Duke (Alexis Hall) and The Other Mother (Rachel Harper)Our Recommendations:Julia: Mrs. Everything, That Summer and All Fall DownKelly: In Her Shoes, Hungry Heart and Best Friends ForeverRachael: Good in Bed, Little Earthquakes and Fly Away HomeFollow What You Should Read:Twitter:                 @wysr_podcastInstagram:                 @wysr_podcast
May 10 2022
49 mins
You Should Read: Our Mother's Day gift recommendations!You Should Read: Our May Most Anticipated New Releases!
We can't believe it's almost May already, and you know what that means: most anticipated time! There are so many great books coming out, and it's going to be another Very Expensive Month. May 3 will especially be a Very Expensive Tuesday. Good luck to all of us.Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  Currently Reading:Julia: The Importance of Being Aisling (Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen)Kelly: Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes)Rachael: The Seven Sisters (Lucinda Riley), Daughter of the Forest (Juliet Marillier), Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes)Recent Acquisitions:Julia: Again, Rachel and Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (both by Marian Keyes)Kelly:  Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes), an egalley of A Merry Little Meet Cute (Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone), The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin (Kip Wilson), Becoming Abolitionists (Derecka Purnell) and Blood Sugar (Sascha Rothchild)Rachael: Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes)Most Anticipated: Julia: By the Book (Jasmine Guillory), This Time Tomorrow (Emma Straub), First Time For Everything (Henry Fry) and The Summer Place (Jennifer Weiner)Kelly: Burn Down, Rise Up (Vincent Tirado), I Kissed Shara Wheeler (Casey McQuiston), Practice Girl (Estelle Laure) and Overboard (Sara Paretsky)Rachael: Book Lovers (Emily Henry), When Women Were Dragons (Kelly Barnhill), Bravely (Maggie Stiefvater) and Child Zero (Chris Holm)Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
Apr 26 2022
43 mins
You Should Read: The V.I. Warshawski Series by Sara Paretsky (Author Interview!)You Should Read: Everything Marian Keyes has Written!You Should Read: "Child Zero" by Chris Holm!You Should Read: Our April Most Anticipated New Releases!
We can't believe it's almost April already, and you know what that means: most anticipated time! There are so many great books coming out, and it's going to be another Very Expensive Month.Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  Currently Reading:Julia: The Dating Playbook (Farrah Rochon)Kelly: The Shadow Glass (Josh Winning)Rachael: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkein) and Child Zero (Chris Holm)Recent Acquisitions:Julia: The Orphan’s Tale (Pam Jenoff)Kelly:  French Braid (Anne Tyler), The Wolves Are Waiting (Natasha Friend), Transgender History (Susan Stryker) and an egalley of Now is Not the Time to Panic (Kevin Wilson)Rachael: The Body Keeps the Score (Bessel van der Kolk), Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi) and The Seven Sisters (Lucinda Riley)Most Anticipated: Julia:  The Memory Librarian (Janelle Monae), Hello Molly (Molly Shannon) and  Reputation (Lex Croucher)Kelly: Consider the Octopus (Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin), Pay Dirt Road (Samantha Jayne Allen), Love, Hate and Clickbait (Liz Bowery) and Scout's Honor (Lily Anderson)Rachael: Lessons in Chemistry (Bonnie Garmus), Sea of Tranquility (Emily St. John Mandel) and Take My Hand (Dolen Perkins-Valdez)Follow What You Should Read:Twitter:                 @wysr_podcastInstagram:                 @wysr_podcast
Mar 29 2022
33 mins
You Should Read: Great Daze (with author Bryan Preston!)You Should Read: Firekeeper's Daughter (A Book Club Episode with Bekki Fahrer!)
Hello, Should-Heads! We're back with a longer than usual episode (and a fourth host!) and we have a lot to talk about. It's a book club episode and there are spoilers, but the quick version is that you need to read Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. If you haven't read it yet, you absolutely should! The audiobook is incredible, and you can buy it here from Libro.fm: https://tidd.ly/3KieM0n When you buy using that link, or sign up for Libro.fm using our promo code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD, you are supporting both the podcast AND your favorite independent bookseller. It's a win-win-win! Discussion links:https://twitter.com/mollymcghee/status/1502343597676548099?s=20&t=jEscJAVCvmvqNLFuIjsDwA https://www.epicreads.com/books/9780063088160/whiteout/ https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/abbott-elementary-abc-scholastic-book-fair-1235199504/ Currently Reading: Bekki: Dating Dr. Dil (Nisha Sharma), Gideon the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir), One Last Stop (Casey McQuiston), The Sum of Us (Heather McGhee), Reading While Black (Esau McCaulley) and Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)Julia: Nothing to See Here (Kevin Wilson) Kelly: I Was Better Last Night (Harvey Fierstein) Rachael: In a New York Minute (Kate Spencer)Recent Acquisitions:Julia: Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes), Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling (Emer McLysagh and Sarah Breen), The Verifiers (Jane Pek), One Italian Summer (Rebecca Serle) and My Friend Anna (Rachel DeLoache Williams).Kelly: Mistakes Were Made (Meryl Wilsner), The Lioness (Chris Bohjalian), Unprotected (Billy Porter), I'll Scream Later (Marlee Matlin) and The Suite Spot (Trish Doller). Rachael:  Admissions (Kendra James), The Shadow of the Gods (John Gwynne) and Great Daze (Bryan Preston).Follow Bekki:Twitter: @Ginger_Sister Instagram:  @bekki_the_gingernut/ Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3325348-bekki-fahrer Our next book club book: The Ones We're Meant to Find (Joan He) Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                  @wysr_podcast Instagram:                  @wysr_podcast Goodreads:                  https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast YouTube:                  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ www.whatyoushouldread.com
Mar 15 2022
1 hr 21 mins
You Should Read: Dating Dr. Dil (with author Nisha Sharma!)You Should Read: Our Most Anticipated New Releases for March 2022
Hey Should-Heads! March is going to be a Very Expensive Month, so it's good that we have a readathon to plan for!  Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  Links Mentioned: Britney Spears' book deal! https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/21/entertainment/britney-spears-book-deal/index.html Tis the Damn Readathon: https://twitter.com/damnreadathon Currently Reading:Julia: Belgravia (Julian Fellowes) and Admissions (Kendra James)Kelly: Just finished and loved One Last Stop (Casey McQuiston)Rachael: between books Overdue Book: Maud (Melanie J Fishbane)Recent Acquisitions:Julia: Happiness For Beginners (Katherine Center), The Unnamed (Joshua Ferris), The Importance of Being Aisling (Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen), Last Chance Library (Freya Sampson), The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey) and The Copper Beech  (Maeve Binchy)Kelly:  none, somehowRachael: Model Home (J. Courtney Sullivan), Across the Green Grass Fields (Seanan McGuire, People We Meet on Vacation (Emily Henry), Rachel’s Holiday (Marian Keyes), City of Girls (Elizabeth Gilbert), Anne of Green Gables (L.M.Montgomery), One Night on the Island (Josie Silver), The Family Chao (Lan Samantha Chang), Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates), Sushi For Beginners (Marian Keyes), The Sum of Us (Heather McGhee), What a Complete Aisling (Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen)Most Anticipated: Julia:  One Italian Summer (Rebecca Serle), The Impossible Us (Sarah Lotz) and The Prophet’s Wife (Libbie Grant)Kelly: I Was Better Last Night (Harvey Fierstein), This Golden State (Marit Weisenberg) and The Book of Cold Cases (Simone St. James)Rachael: The Diamond Eye (Kate Quinn), Peach Blossom Spring (Melissa Fu) and Tell Me an Ending (Jo Harkin) Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
Mar 1 2022
33 mins
You Should Read: Our "'Tis the Damn Readathon" TBR picks!You Should Read: Love Stories
Hey Should-Heads! It's February and love is in the air. But since you probably don't need any help looking for great romance novels, here are some of our favorite love stories that...well, aren't romances. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  Links Mentioned: Pachinko adaptation! https://www.nme.com/en_asia/news/tv/pachinko-tv-adaptation-min-jin-lee-apple-tv-release-date-plot-trailer-2902269 Tis the Damn Readathon YEAR TWO! https://twitter.com/damnreadathonRelated episodes: British Books: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1101233/episodes/8056184 Honey Girl book club: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1101233/episodes/8663910 Currently Reading:Julia: Oh My God, What a Complete AislingKelly: The Golden CoupleRachael: Legends and Lattes (Travis Baldree)Overdue Book: Happiness For BeginnersRecent Acquisitions:Julia: Rachel’s Holiday, Admissions, Belgravia, The MaidKelly: galleys of The House Across the Lake and By the Book (Jasmine Guillory), plus I Must Betray You and Don't Cry For Me, The Violence and Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy & Healthy (S. A. Bradley)Rachael: Friends and Strangers, The Water Dancer, Our Little World, Yerba Buena, The Christie Affair Non-Romance Love Stories: Julia: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, Always in December, The House in the Cerulean SeaKelly: Maybe in Another Life, Honey Girl, The UnnamedRachael: The Last Chance Library, The Deep, A Man Called Ove Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
Feb 15 2022
47 mins
You Should Read: Kiss & Tell (with special guest Adib Khorram!)You Should Read: Our Most Anticipated February Releases!
Hey Should-Heads! We've got so many great books to look forward to! We've rounded up our favorite ones; let us know if we missed anything. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one.  Check out our recommendations here: https://libro.fm/playlists/2450  Links Mentioned: New Celeste Ng: https://lithub.com/theres-a-new-celeste-ng-novel-coming-this-fall/ Books lost at sea: https://www.npr.org/2022/01/29/1076664011/due-to-a-shipping-container-incident-every-copy-of-2-cookbooks-were-lost-at-sea#:~:text=When%2065%20shipping%20containers%20slipped,Dinner%20In%20One%3A%20Exceptional%20%26%20Easy Currently Reading:Julia: Dating Dr. DilKelly: HorridRachael: between booksOverdue Book: Random FamilyRecent Acquisitions:Julia: Tell the Machine Goodnight (Katie Wiliams), The Last Cuentista (Donna Barba Higuera), Flying Solo (Linda Holmes), Miss Me With That (Rachel Lindsay), Light Years From Home (Mike Chen)Kelly:  Tell the Machine Goodnight (Katie Williams), The Last Cuentista (Donna Barba Higuera), The Roughest Draft (Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka), The Magnolia Palace (Fionaa Davis), Devil House (John Darnielle), The Overnight Guest (Heather Gudenkauf), The Accomplice (Lisa Lutz), The Lies I Tell (Julie Clark), Please Join Us (Catherine McKenzie) and Doomsday Mother (John Glatt)Rachael: still on book buying banMost Anticipated: Julia: Again Rachel, The Life You Left Behind and The School of MirrorsKelly: Catch Her When She Falls, Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman, The Arc and EchoRachael: Legends and Lattes (Travis Baldree), One Night on the Island, The Family Chao, All the Right Reasons (Bethany Mangle) Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast
Feb 1 2022
41 mins
You Should Read: These authors’ debuts!You Should Read: Antiracist booksYou Should Read: Our favorite books of 2021 (with Kathy Coe!)
Hey Should-Heads! It's part 2 of our yearly round up episodes and this week we're discussing our faves from 2021 (remember 2021? Seems so long ago!)Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one. 2021 Favorites:Kathy:  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid), All These Bodies (Kendare Blake), If the Shoe Fits (Julie Murphy), Mouth Full of Forevers (Clementine von Radics) and Five Little Indians (Michelle Good)Julia: Project Hail Mary (Andy Weir), Meet Me In Another Life (Catriona Silvey), It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake (Claire Christian), Always in December (Emily Stone) and Skye Falling (Mia McKenzie)Kelly: Under the Whispering Door (TJ Klune), Wish You Were Here (Jodi Picoult), Call Us What We Carry (Amanda Gorman), Into the Bloodred Woods (Martha Brockenbrough) and In the Wild Light (Jeff Zentner)Rachael: Wish You Were Here (Jodi Picoult), Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas), The House in the Cerulean Sea (TJ Klune), The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey) and Winterkeep (Kristin Cashore) Follow Kathy Coe: Blog:   http://glass-of-wine.blogspot.com/   Twitter: @kathycoe     Instagram: @glassofwine81  Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast Goodreads:                 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast
Jan 11 2022
55 mins
You Should Read: Our 2022 Most Anticipated Releases!
Happy New Year, Should-Heads! We've missed you and each other but we're back now and we're excited to tell you the books we can't wait to read this year.  And look for a special mini episode next week where we review all the books we loved in 2021. Yes we realize we are doing this out of order. No, we're not sorry. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books for the price of one. Currently reading: Julia: Beach Read (Emily Henry)Kelly:  Kiss and Tell (Adib Khorram)Rachael:  The Sentence (Louise Erdrich) and How to Be Perfect (Michael Schur)Most Anticipated:Kathy: Bee Merry (Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone), The Weight of Blood (Tiffany D. Jackson), Love in the Time of Serial Killers (Alicia Thompson), Six Ways to Write a Love Letter (Jackson Pearce) and By the Book (Jasmine Guillory) Julia: Again, Rachel (Marian Keyes), The Impossible Us (Sarah Lotz), Light Years From Home (Mike Chen), One Italian Summer (Rebecca Serle) and Acts of Violet (Margarita Montimore)Kelly: A Night to Die For (Lisa Schroeder), The Weight of Blood (Tiffany D. Jackson), Consider the Octopus (Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner), Horror Hotel (Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren) and A Girl's Guide to Love and Magic (Debbie Rigaud).Rachael: The Christie Affair (Nina de Gremont), Hook, Line, and Sinker (Tessa Bailey), Sea of Tranquility (Emily St. John Mandel), The Summer Place (Jennifer Weiner) and One Night on the Island (Josie Silver) Follow Kathy Coe: Blog:   http://glass-of-wine.blogspot.com/   Twitter: @kathycoe     Instagram: @glassofwine81  Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:                 @wysr_podcast Instagram:                 @wysr_podcast Goodreads:                 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast YouTube:                 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ www.whatyoushouldread.com
Jan 4 2022
1 hr 18 mins