Podcasts for Book Lovers

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Are you the type of person who always has their nose in a book? Are you constantly asking your friends for recommendations on what novel you should read next? Do you enjoy perusing book reviews for the next great read? Then you are definitely a book lover! In fact, you might even consider yourself to be a bookworm – and that’s a good thing!

And, while you might just head to the library and aimlessly check the stacks for a new read, you could check out some podcasts and save yourself some time! Here are some podcasts that you can listen to!

  • The Penguin Podcast: The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they’ve faced along the way. Listen for lively conversations and plenty of book recommendations.
  • VINTAGE Books: Read boldly. Think differently. The Vintage Books Podcast is a fortnightly books podcast, released every other Sunday. What are you reading? That’s how great conversations start at Vintage. We publish some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trail-blazers to our red-spine Vintage Classics. We know the thrill of coming across an undiscovered work of genius, of reading a classic that you’ve always meant to, of finding a book that speaks urgently to us and our times. We’re not just publishers, we’re passionate book lovers. 
  • The Maris Review: Hosted by Maris Kreizman, cultural critic and author of the bestselling Slaughterhouse 90210, talks to authors you should know about their own books and the books they love, the shows and films they’ve watched, the music they’ve listened to, and the links they’ve clicked.
  • Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books: Zibby Owens, author, podcaster, publisher, and mother of four, conducts warm, inquisitive interviews with authors on this award-winning, widely heralded literary podcast. Zibby, dubbed “NYC’s Most Important Book-fluencer” by Vulture, is a regular books columnist for Good Morning America and Katie Couric Media. Launched in 2018, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books has been downloaded millions of times and has spawned two anthologies, an online magazine, a virtual book club, and a publishing house. 
  • What Should I Read Next?: What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they’re reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
  • NPR’s Book of the Day: In need of a good read? Or just want to keep up with the books everyone’s talking about? NPR’s Book of the Day gives you today’s very best writing in a snackable, skimmable, pocket-sized podcast. Whether you’re looking to engage with the big questions of our times – or temporarily escape from them – we’ve got an author who will speak to you, all genres, mood and writing styles included. Catch today’s great books in 15 minutes or less.
  • Debutiful: Discover debut authors with Debutiful. In each episode, host Adam Vitcavage will go in-depth with a debut author about their first book, how they write, and what inspires them.

These podcasts are great for learning about new authors, getting reviews on the latest books, or just finding your next read! Check them out and then get ready to add to that never-ending reading list you have! 

***All podcast descriptions courtesy of Apple Podcasts

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