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Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.

Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.
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Get Booked is a weekly show of personalized book recommendations.

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#157: Darcy’s Aunt is a Dragon

11/15/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss Australian historical fiction, psychopaths, comedic murder mysteries, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Penguin Random House Audio, and So Done by Paula Chase. Feedback Just some feedback for Ben’s daughter from episode 155! As someone not *too* far removed from the voracious-child-reader stage can I suggest: Dragonskin Slippers (Jessica Day George), Inkheart (Cornelia Funke), The Ranger’s Apprentice...

Duration:00:46:46

#156: Several Generations of Angst

11/8/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss books about the arts, kid-friendly audiobooks, Victorian-esque reads, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Penguin Random House Audio, and Flatiron Books, publishers of Frankie. Questions 1. I love your show! I was really getting into a slump of only reading the highly marketed books. You help me broaden my bookshelf so thanks! My husband and I recently start "reading" books together. He listens to the...

Duration:00:49:26

#155: Hardest of Nopes

11/1/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss books about books, houses as characters, female travelers, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, The Knitter's Dictionary, and Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. Feedback The Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini...

Duration:00:53:21

#154: Stephen King Readalikes for Scaredy-Cats

10/25/2018
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Amanda and Jenn give their picks for Stephen King read-alikes in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Duchess by Design by Maya Rodale and What Would Cleopatra Do? by Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates. Books Discussed Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C Dao (Nov 6) Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon Perfect Days by Raphael Montes Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (tw: child...

Duration:00:57:12

#153: Magical 1940s Lesbians

10/18/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss books set in New Mexico, horror with cars, political machinations, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Timothy Top Book 1: The Green Pig by Gud and Good Me Bad Me, now in paperback by Ali Land. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. Feedback Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata Crossfire by Miyuki Miyabe Out by Natsuo Kirino Questions 1....

Duration:00:49:34

#152: Some Light Devil Worship

10/11/2018
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Jenn and guest Vanessa Diaz discuss Portuguese novels, ghost stories, unreliable narrators, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by The Devil's Thief by Lisa Maxwell and Flight or Fright, edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. Questions: 1. Hello Amanda and Jenn, This month, after a harrowing vacation planning session wherein I blindly threw a dart at a map, I booked a flight to Portugal. Shortly, after booking my ticket, I realized I really don't...

Duration:00:54:11

#151: Toxic Friendships, Maybe Wrapped Up in Murder

10/4/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss vacation reads for dads, toxic friendships, disabled characters, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by TBR, A Nice Day for a Cowboy Wedding by Nicole Helm, and Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. Feedback Attack of the Giant Baby and Other Stories by Kit Reed The Best of Robert Bloch Richard...

Duration:00:52:00

#150: Really Interesting Nonsense

9/27/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss fall mood reading, books about friendship, horror short stories, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by the GCP Clubcar and The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas. Questions 1. Hi there! I’m looking for books that hit the sweet spot towards fulfilling my reading challenges for this year. I’m trying to read at least 75% female authors and at least 75% non-US/UK/Canadian (especially trying to add books from new...

Duration:00:42:54

#149: Licking Wallpaper Paste

9/20/2018
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Jenn and Liberty discuss cozy mysteries, books set in Malaysia, readalikes for Amélie and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. Questions 1. I really love the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, I love their feel. Maybe you could recommend something...

Duration:00:41:06

#148: Let's Talk About Faith and Also Your Dog

9/13/2018
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Amanda and Alice talk nonfiction about the Civil Rights movement, memoirs of interesting people, and more in this week's (all nonfiction!) episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot's TBR, Nobody Real, and LibraryReads. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS here, or via Apple Podcasts here. The show can also be found on Stitcher here. Feedback None this week! Questions 1. TL/DR: Looking for book recommendations for my mom. Any good nonfiction about civil...

Duration:00:47:00

#146: Southern Women Fight the Patriarchy

8/30/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss romantic comedies, books about strong women, non-murdery true crime, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Sadie by Courtney Summers, Mirage by Somaiya Daud, and Chica Chocolate. Feedback For Bess who wants full cast audiobooks: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo both have great full cast recordings and I think they would work well for someone who liked His Dark Materials. --Insider Sibyl For the same person,...

Duration:00:51:12

#145: Underground Pregnant Lady Smugglers

8/23/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss rich people problems, pregnant protagonists, book-slump busters, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Love Letters to Jane’s World by Paige Braddock, and How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes. Feedback Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound by Grant Lawrence Questions 1. Good morning, I'm going on a trip to France...

Duration:00:52:14

#144: Undead Beast Army

8/16/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss light nonfiction, novels in verse, thrillers, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Temper by Nicky Drayden and Book Riot Insiders. Feedback: The Translator's Invisibility: A History of Translation by Lawrence Venuti The Translator by Nina Schuyler Questions: 1. I typically read fantasy/science fiction books, but I have recently been trying to branch out. So recently, I read Cork-Dork by Bianca Bosker, which I found...

Duration:00:46:23

#143: The Weirdest Book I Own

8/9/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss novels about the Balkans, contemporary YA, really weird books, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Legendary by Stephanie Garber, and Megabat by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich. Questions 1. Hello Ladies! My friend and I are going on a trip to the Balkans (Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia, Belgravia, Macedonia and Albania). We love historical fiction or narrative non-fiction and would love...

Duration:00:51:48

#142: High Stakes With Eye Shadow

8/2/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss mystery audiobooks, sea otters, fun sci-fi, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Suicide Club by Rachel Heng and Chica Chocolate. Questions 1. Hello there! I’m going on a road trip with my husband and in-laws in August and would love to listen to a family-friendly mystery audiobook. Murder is ok as long as it’s not too gruesome and please no sex! I love your show so much and look forward to listening every week! Thanks...

Duration:00:53:18

#141: Banter Banter Banter Dirigibles

7/26/2018
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This week Jess Pryde joins Jenn for a special romance episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Engineering for Cats by Mac Delaney and our $500 YA Giveaway. Questions 1. Hi Amanda and Jenn, Love the show! I've read so many great books based on your recommendations. I love to read romance novels, usually the steamier the better. But the thing I enjoy most about them is the sexual tension and building intimacy. I like to see that a couple actually cares for each other and...

Duration:00:51:41

#140: Drinking Tea and Saying Rude Things Nicely

7/19/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss fiction about the Azores, wine books, lighter reads, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Recommended and Book Riot Insiders. Questions 1. Hello! My husband and I will be traveling to the Azores in September 2018 and I would love to get my hands on a “page turner” that takes place on one of the islands. I love historical fiction, murder mysteries, contemporary fiction, and non fiction (as long as it reads like a novel). I’m...

Duration:00:50:27

#139: Summer Camp Volcano

7/9/2018
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Amanda and Jenn discuss New England novels, book club options, immigration narratives, and more in this week's episode of Get Booked. This episode is sponsored by Bluestone and Vine by Donna Kauffman and The Beginning of Everything by Andrea J. Buchanan. Questions 1. Hello, friends! My fourteen year old niece is going to be a senator one day and this July her other aunt and I are taking her on a road trip to eight New England universities including most of the Ivy Leagues. I am a...

Duration:00:50:46

#138: Full-Frontal Ben Affleck

6/28/2018
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Amanda and María Cristina recommend light books in translation, books for breakups, reads about saints, and more. This episode is sponsored by My Plain Jane and Harry's Trees. Books Discussed The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars by Maurice Dekobra, translated by Neal Wainwright Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was by Angélica Gorodischer and translated by (wait for it…) Ursula K. LeGuin Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse Sister Teresa by...

Duration:00:52:38