Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Top Five Tuesday: 5 Favorite Book Podcasts

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme hosted by the lovely girls over at The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is anything audio related, so I have chosen to share some of my favorite book podcasts! I've only just recently (within the past few months) really gotten into podcasts, so while there are tons of other great book-related podcasts still out there, these are a few that I am particularly fond of and always make sure to listen to. Eventually I will look into some other ones, but these ones are keeping me pretty busy for the moment. The best thing about all of these and my having just discovered them is that there are so many backlist episodes to listen to... :D

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Website description: "Overdue is a podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they'll read it all, one overdue book at a time."
Overdue never fails to make me laugh with each and every episode. I love listening to hosts Andrew and Craig tell each other about the books they read and all the crazy ideas and conversations that result. They cover a wide range of books from Island of the Blue Dolphins to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to Flowers in the Attic, so I promise you'll never be bored. 

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Website summary: "The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot."
The Book Riot podcast is one of my favorites because of how varied the topics can be. They cover different book events, conferences, book related news (such as converting yeast from Roald Dahl's chair into beer (???)), and it's an all-around good time. Jeff O'Neal and Amanda Nelson are the most common hosts, and although they are great at discussing the funny aspects of book news, they also do a wonderful job of discussing the more serious aspects facing books and the publishing industry with passion, such as issues of diversity.

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Website Description: "All the Books is a weekly show of recommendations and discussions about the most interesting and exciting new book releases."
This is also a Book Riot podcast, but this one specifically focuses on new releases, which is a great way for me to keep up to date with all the new books! What I really like about this one is that they cover both the popular mainstream new releases, but also some of the not as hyped ones that are still equally great reads - and all in a variety of genres -  so I appreciate the wide coverage. 

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Literary Disco is hosted by Julia Pistell, Tod Goldberg, and Rider Strong. The basis of the show is that the three friends read books, poetry, or essays and then discuss them! Of course, there are always other shenanigans and stories being told that add great entertainment value. Out of these five podcasts, Literary Disco probably holds the most in-depth discussions on various subjects, which is great if you're into some more intense discussion. There are also games, the occasional live shows, and author visits. (Side note: after listening to this podcast for a couple weeks and thinking that Rider's voice was so familiar, I finally looked him up and realized that he was Shaun from Boy Meets World. Go figure.)

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Website description: "Get Booked is a weekly show of custom book recommendations."
Who doesn't love custom book recommendations? Each week, two hosts (it sometimes varies) take reader book recommendation questions and give their own suggestions. The suggestions are always incredibly spot-on and cover various aspects of the reader's question. Some of the requests are pretty relevant to my own taste, and even the ones that aren't are a great way for me to be introduced to new books. I often find myself jotting down random book titles on anything that is available - napkins, notepads, my skin...

Do you listen to any book podcasts? I'm always looking for more, so feel free to share!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I have ever listened to a podcast, but after seeing your list, I might have to change that :)

    My TTT.