Podcasts about books and reading are gaining in popularity. They are a great way to find new books to read for yourself or your book group. But podcast conversations can also provide the same kind of delights that a book group can provide—the joy of hearing another person’s perspectives on a book and the ways in which you learn about someone from their reading.
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a podcast conversation with University Book Store booksellers Brad and Nick for their 23rd installment of “Breakfast at the Bookstore.” Nick, who used to write for Book Group Buzz, is a passionate reader, and Brad shares his knowledge of older works of literature with wit and rare insight.
“Breakfast at the Bookstore” is a wonderful addition to the world of book podcasts. For one, Brad and Nick are so insightful about what they read and why while providing background on a plethora of writers. They have also had some wonderful guests from the Seattle book world like George Carroll and Nancy Pearl.
Here is what we discussed in our podcast conversation:
- The Red Collar by Jean Christophe Rufin
- The Neapolitan trilogy by Elena Ferrante
- They Knew Mr. Knight by Dorothy Whipple
- You’ll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor by Elizabeth Taylor
- Time Will Darken It and They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell
- Casanova’s Homecoming by Arthur Schnitzler
- The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields
- Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson
Add “Breakfast at the Bookstore” via SoundCloud to your podcast feed. And share some of your favorite book podcasts in the comments!