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5 Hot New Summer Debuts to Have on Your Radar!

This summer we have been introduced to a bunch of new and exciting literary voices and with the dog days finally winding down there's a handful you won't want to miss! We are delighted to welcome David Canfield, Book Critic and Reporter at Entertainment Weekly to share some of his favorite debuts. Chances are at least one of them will wind up being a author you choose to follow for many years to come. Follow David on Twitter! Books in the episode: There There: A Novel by Tommy...


Re-release: 15 Must-Reads From "Books on the Nightstand"

This episode was originally released in April 2017. Look for a NEW episode of JTRB Podcast next week! Book podcasting legends, Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman from “Books on the Nightstand” joined Roxanne in the “Just the Right Book” studios last Spring to chat about books they are reading. They also give more than a dozen recommendations for your TBR list! Books in this episode: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By John Boyne The Hearts Invisible Furies By John Boyne Endurance By Scott...


5 Books That Make You Want to Book A Trip ASAP!

Hang on to that sunscreen, summer's not over yet! Whether you are planning an end of summer getaway, or need ideas on where to go, Buzzfeed's Books Newsletter Editor, Ciera Velarde has five books to inspire your next vacay! Follow Ciera on Twitter! More books that make you want to book a trip ASAP! Books in this episode: What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir by Kristin Newman Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah In Other Words by Jhumpa...


17 Books That Changed Their Lives

“What is the book that changed your life?” That is the question Roxanne loves to ask all of our guests. “The stories are often poignant, personal or funny”, says Roxanne “and inevitably they become a list of books that you are dying to read.” On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories from past episodes. Looking for a new book recommendation? We have 17 suggestions for you to choose from! What is the book that changed your life?...


5 Perfect Picture Books For Back To School!

Grab your backpack, pencils, and books, it's time to head back to school! We enlisted elementary school librarian and Book Riot contributor Ashlie Swicker to help you and your family get ready for the new school year! Check out Ashlie's website Be Your Own Lady and follow her on Twitter & Instagram! Books in this episode: Mae's First Day of School by Kate Berube The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave...


Meet The New York Times' New Romance Columnist Jaime Green

Romance is one of the most successful genres in publishing despite often being overlooked by both the mainstream media and the publishing world. Jaime Green is a writer, editor and teacher who has has written about books for Slate, Vulture, Thrillist, BuzzFeed and many others. She now joins The Gray Lady as the new romance columnist for The New York Times Book Review. Roxanne says "Jamie's column shows that romance novels can be smart and fun and explores how they fit into today's world...


Anne Bogel's 5 Paperback Picks

Monday July 30th is National Paperback Book Day! We are thrilled to welcome back Anne Bogel, the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the host of one of our favorite book podcasts, What Should I Read Next?. Anne gives us five great choices for your purse, beach bag, briefcase, or nightstand. Books in this episode: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais The Confusion of Languages by...


Gail Honeyman Says "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine"

Reese Witherspoon has a reputation for celebrating women's stories through "Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine" so its no surprise that the Legally Blonde actress has optioned Gail Honeyman's novel for the big screen. The first-time author opens up to Roxanne about how a milestone birthday inspired her to pursue her dream which led to her multi-award winning book "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" about loneliness and the importance of human connection. Roxanne says that Gail...


Roxanne Reacts To Your Fan Mail!

From Singapore to New England, Roxanne reads listener emails from around the globe! Our fans have amazing taste in books and we are thrilled to share some of your picks! Please continue to write to us and share your book recommendations! Email us at info@justtherightbookpodcast.com ! Books in this episode: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown Ready Player One by Ernest Cline The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering American on the Appalachian...


11 Must-Read Books From One of Our Favorite Insiders

Frequent guest, Penguin Random House sales rep and former Books on the Nightstand host, Michael Kindness is back to share some of his favorite reads just in time for your summer vacation! Roxanne says Michael “…has a special place in my heart and R.J. Julia’s and has not only a wide range of reading interests but he’s particularly adept at describing books in a way that makes you want to read them.” Get even more book talk from Michael Kindness by listening to to Ep 9, Ep 20, Ep 32 & ...


Storytelling Tips & Tricks From a Moth Champion

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether it’s lunch with your co-workers, conversations with friends and family or a romantic date, telling stories helps us be honest with ourselves as well as make a deeper connection with others. Internationally bestselling author, storyteller, podcaster, and 36-time Moth StorySLAM champion, Matthew Dicks recently stopped by our studios to share his numerous tips and tools to help us all become storytellers with his new book “Storyworthy: Engage, Teach,...


4 Books To Read Before They Become Movies!

Book-to-movie adaptations are bigger than ever in 2018! We are thrilled to welcome back Cristina Arreola, Senior Books Editor at Bustle to give us the scoop on which books to read before they hit the big screen! Follow Cristina on Twitter! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Crazy, Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan Where'd You Go Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters


Roxanne's 22 Must-Read Books For The Summer

Wondering what to read while the sun is out and the days are long? Roxanne has you covered with twenty-two hand-picked reads from biographies and self-help books to deliciously disturbing novels, beach reads and more! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell Grant by Ron Chernow How Hard Can It Be? by...


3 Patriotic Books for the 4th of July!

Whether you’re hitting the beach or a BBQ, pick up one of these three books this Independence Day! We enlisted the help of friend, author, and storyteller Matthew Dicks to recommend some titles that celebrate the birth of our nation. To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations by John McCain and Mark Salter Drunken...


Is This Your (Financial) Year?

We’re more willing to talk about sex than money. New York Times correspondent John Schwartz discusses our discomfort with financial planning in his new book, “This is the Year I put My Financial Life in Order.” Schwartz (who didn’t have a will until age 58) covers everything from wills and retirement to investments, and more, making this book a must-read for anyone who has put off managing money or establishing a financial future. As Roxanne notes, “John’s willingness to share his...


In a Reading Slump? We Can Help!

It happens to most of us one time or another. But how do you snap out of the dreaded reading slump? We enlisted the help of Just the Right Book regular Michael Kindness to give us some tips and recommendations. Books in this episode: The Oracle Year by Charles Soule Dictionary Stories: Short Fictions and Other Findings by Jez Burrows


“I Don't Know How She Does It” Author Does It Again!

Allison Pearson's latest book, “How Hard Can It Be” has already been optioned for TV by the producer of HBO’s hit series “Big Little Lies.” The book’s prequel, “I Don't Know How She Does It” sold over 4 million copies and inspired a film starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Roxanne recently sat down with the bestselling author to discuss her hilarious new book, raising children, and how stay-at-home moms can transition back into the work place. To purchase any of the books in this episode,...


Michael Chabon's Father's Day Plans

Just in time for Father's Day, we hear about bestselling author (and father of four) Michael Chabon's Father's Day plans. Still need a gift for dad? Pick up a copy of Chabon's new book "Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces".


Michael Chabon: A Look at Fatherhood & Writing

Pulitzer prize-winning, best-selling author Michael Chabon joined us for a conversation about his new book of essays called Pop's: Fatherhood in Pieces. Roxanne says “there is no shortage of books exploring the world of motherhood, the good, the bad, and the ugly, but there aren't enough books exploring the world of fatherhood. Along comes Michael Chabon with seven essays that beautifully explore the meaning, the magic, and the mysteries of fatherhood.” Also, in this episode, we hear...


4 Audiobooks For Your Long Summer Drives!

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month so we enlisted the help of Sharifah Williams from Book Riot to help pick out your next audiobook for those long summer drives! To purchase any of the audiobooks in this episode just go to Libro.fm or R.J. Julia. Where'd you Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple We are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston