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Books on the Nightstand: Episodes

The many jobs you can have around books. We recommend The Half Brother by Holly LeCraw, and The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. Audiobook of the week (02:34) Hounded (Book One of the Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels, is my pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of ...
Booktopia VT authors. Short books for a short month. And we recommend Get in Trouble by Kelly Link, and Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny.   Harper Lee is NOT Coming to Booktopia Vermont Two bits of news to cover in the first segment of this episode. Up first, is the huge news that Harper […]
Booktopia Boulder talks from Justin Go and Colin McAdam. Audiobook of the week (01:59) The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, narrated by Simon Prebble, is this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week. Special thanks to Audiobooks.com for sponsoring this episode of Books on the Nightstand. ...
What “backlist” is, and why it’s important for readers. Plus, don’t you forget about Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield and The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti. THANK YOU to everyone who supported us for National Readathon Day! We raised over $3,600. Thanks to everyone who joined our ...
Picking books to read on National Readathon Day. We can’t wait for you to read Mort(e) by Robert Repino and The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward. I have made a decision to alter my New Year’s Reading Resolution slightly. I’m adding a collection of short stories to the current mix of one ...
Writing in books: good or bad? We recommend The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Fram by Steve Himmer. Ann is just back from New York where she saw the stage version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which was produced in a unique way to capture the flavor […]
A discussion with Jynne Martin, one of the folks responsible for National Readathon Day. My New Year’s resolution of reading only one book at a time has been working incredibly well. On December 31, I was currently reading six books. As of the evening of January 5, I had completed all six of those ...
Five more favorite reads from 2014, and our reading plans for 2015!   It’s our last episode of 2014!   Thank you to all who’ve joined the Books on the Nightstand team for National Readathon Day, which is a fundraiser for the National Book Foundation! Mark your calendars now to spend ...
Ann and Michael each pick their Top 5 Favorite Books of 2014!   Ann’s Audiobook of the Year (02:24) The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton, narrated by Davina Porter, is Ann’s pick for Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Year. (You’ll get my Audiobook of the Year next week) Special thanks ...
A TV show that we’re both hooked on, National Readathon Day, and two books we can’t wait for you to read.   Michael and I are now hooked on a TV show, Black Mirror, which is a UK show that has just come to Netflix (it’s also on YouTube,  and Not Safe for Work or […]
Download the Books on the Nightstand Holiday Gift Guide! Revisiting the concept of book polygamy. We recommend Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers and How to be both by Ali Smith   A reminder that the 2014 Books on the Nightstand Holiday Gift Guide is available now. It’s sure to make your ...
Lots of book recommendations in this episode geared toward gift-giving!  #GiveABook     Our employer is ready to donate books to children in need. Can you help us? Simply use the hashtag #GiveABook on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, and for each post using that hashtag, Penguin Random House ...
A book to read if you’re obsessed with the Serial podcast; we answer several of your questions; and two (uh, three) books we can’t wait for you to read.   As a follow-up to our recent discussion of the Serial podcast, I want to call your attention to The Journalist and the Murder by ...
Book Meccas: places you love to visit, or are dying to see. And, we recommend Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher and The World of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., and  Linda Antonsson. Audiobook of the week (02:49) Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller, narrated by ...
Reading (and listening to) a lot of non-fiction. Reminding you of two older books  Audiobook of the week (03:55) The Red Book by Deborah Copaken Kogan, narrated by a large cast,  is Ann’s pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week. Special thanks to Audiobooks.com for sponsoring ...
Getting ready for the holidays. Ambiguous and unresolved ending. We recommend The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore, and The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. The Holidays are Here! Ann and I spent much of last week traveling around to tell bookstore customers and staff about the ...
This week we catch up on questions from our inbox. Have a question for us? Use our Google Form to ask. But first… Audiobook of the week (10:25)   The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson, narrated by the four different readers,  is my pick for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook ...
Creepy book recommendations for October. Hardcovers and paperbacks. And we love Some Luck by Jane Smiley and Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. Note: Apologies to those on our mailing list who received an e-mail containing several podcasts. It was a glitch that shouldn’t be repeated. Creepy Reads for ...
Coming-of-age novels for adults; October is National Reading Group Month, a new mystery, and a new Lee Child novel!  Coming of Age Books, when you’ve already come of age Anne Valente wrote an article for the Huffington Post entitled 10 Essential Coming-of-Age Novels for Adults. Michael was struck ...
Booktopia 2015 announcements, Many graphic novel recommendations, and a new segment, “Don’t You Forget About Me.” It’s our 300th episode! We can hardly believe it ourselves. Booktopia 2015! Finally, the announcement so many of you have been waiting for… Booktopia 2015 dates ...
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