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4 Book Club-Worthy Reads!!

Here's something to talk about at your next book club! BookTrib.com’s new deal with the Girly Book Club sends four books from select publishers to 50 U.S. book clubs every month. BookTrib’s Jim Alkon describes the four titles in the program’s inaugural package. Books in this episode: The Mapmaker's Daughter by Katherine Nouri Huges Eight Goodbyes by Christine Brae The Drum That Beats Within Us by Mike Bond Darling Girl by Terry H. Watkins BookTrib is a community of readers created by...


25 Must-Reads From 4 of Our Favorite Experts!

Looking for more books to add to your TBR pile?! Here at JTRB Podcast, we are pleased to have such amazing & knowledgeable friends on our show to share what they are reading and loving! During this special episode, we revisit some of our favorite book experts. Co-founder and President of The Book Report Network, Carol Fitzgerald Click here to listen to the full episode! Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy Manhattan Beach (Audio)...


Re-release: Charles Duhigg on Being “Smarter, Faster & Better”

Want to get more done without sacrificing what you care about most? Last spring Charles Duhigg joined us to talk about his latest book, “Smarter Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity.” “People often get tied up in being busy, rather than being productive,” says Duhigg. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Harvard Business School and Yale graduate is also the author of “The Power of Habit,” which has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller...


17 Book Picks From 7 Independent Bookstores!

Our segment, “What’s on the Front Table” features booksellers, owners, and buyers from some of the best indie bookstores in the U.S.! On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast we take you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite bookshops from past episodes! Are you ready? Let’s go!! What is your favorite independent bookstore? Write to us at info@justtherightbookpodcast.com or message us on our Facebook or Twitter page. R.J. Julia, Madison CT Forever Words: The...


Senator John McCain in His Own Words: A Tribute

Senator John McCain recorded the last chapter of his book, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations earlier this year and all of us at Just the Right Book thought the finest tribute would be to honor the true American patriot in his own words.


Sarah Jessica Parker Talks New Imprint, SATC’s Impact on Women & More

Sarah Jessica Parker who is best known for her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw is also a producer, designer, and now a publisher, recently launching her own imprint, SJP for Hogarth. In a rare and revealing interview, the Sex and the City star opens up to Roxanne on several hot topics. They discuss not only the imprint, but the series’ impact on the role of women in society, the importance of pay equality for working mothers, and recent movements #MeToo and #TimesUp. Roxanne and SJP were...


Mark Salter on McCain's Legacy, Presidential Run & His Vision for America

In part two of Roxanne’s powerful sit-down with Mark Salter, the two dive further into The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations, the latest collaboration between Senator John McCain and his longtime aide, speechwriter and friend, Mark. Salter shares his first-hand story of McCain's 2008 run for president, including his VP choice, and we hear Senator McCain himself read the last chapter of the memoir. Purchase The Restless Wave on audio here!


John McCain's Co-Author, Mark Salter on a Great American Patriot

Mark Salter is the author, with John McCain, of several books, including Faith of My Fathers and their latest, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. Mark served as Senator McCain’s Chief of Staff, and is often described as McCain's adviser, confidant and alter ego. Salter recently joined Roxanne for an intimate conversation in the historic town of Castine, Maine to discuss his thoughts on the Trump presidency, foreign policy, his latest...


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 Eggers School's...


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 Siobhan...


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 "...finds...


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 & Ep...


JTRB’s Indie Author Poll Winner!

Jason Pellegrini's latest sci-fi page turner, “Booth,” tells the story of a death row inmate as he reflects on his life on the day of his execution. The Long Island native who beat out 23 other independent authors to become the winner of JTRB’s previous indie author poll also discusses his decision to self-publish, and his admiration for Stephen King. Buy Jason's book Booth! Other books in this episode: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen...


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,...