One Great Book
Olympus Texas

Olympus Texas

August 20, 2021

A layered family drama featuring characters inspired by larger-than-life Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. This compulsively readable literary novel mixes in their classic stories of infidelity, mistakes, and consequences with real small town problems.

 

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Today marks the end of this volume of One Great Book. But don’t worry, there’s more great book talk and reading recommendations on our sister show What Should I Read Next. Every Tuesday we go beyond the bestseller list to help you find your next great read. Keep the great books coming by subscribing to What Should I Read Next wherever you are listening to this show.

We Are Each Other’s Harvest

We Are Each Other’s Harvest

August 13, 2021

A stunning anthology of wide-ranging and richly varied stories and with a thoughtful assortment of formats, gorgeous color photography, and coffee-table heft.

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Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.

 

Right now you can preorder for yourself or a favorite reader our special My Reading Life gift box, that includes the new reading journal, a personalized library stamp, and other goodies. That ordering info is at modernmrsdarcy.com/journal

Chasing the Thrill

Chasing the Thrill

August 6, 2021

An unexpected treasure of a book that's part thrilling puzzle, part character study, and 100% bonkers adventure story.

 

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Readers, every treasure hunter needs a good journal to jot down all of their insights and clues. Keeping a reading journal does the same thing to help you discover your rich reading life.

I have a new reading journal coming out in September and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.

Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses.

The Whispering House

The Whispering House

July 30, 2021

This modern Gothic novel promises a strong sense of place, a slow-building character study, and a setting that’s a character in its own right.

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Readers, we’re exploring this summer’s great books together in the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club, including The Whispering House. And we're thrilled Elizabeth Brooks will be joining us on August 24th for a live discussion of The Whispering House. Author events like these make for even more memorable and rich reading experiences.

The Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club is our online home for community, classes, and reading-centered conversation with people who love books as much as you do. Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/club to find out more and join us today.

Laundry Love

Laundry Love

July 23, 2021

A conversational, story-driven guide that promises to educate and entertain, and will transform a dreaded household chore into an activity you might actually like.

 

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Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.

 

Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses.

This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg

The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl

July 16, 2021

Full of twists, turns, and biting social commentary, this highly original (and highly discussable) debut novel set in the world of publishing will leave you with your jaw on the floor.

 

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This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg

 

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Malibu Rising

Malibu Rising

July 9, 2021

This page-turning family saga has everything you could want in a beach read: surfers, rockstars, 80s pop culture, and a mansion going up in flames. With well-drawn characters and a strong sense of time and place it’s a perfect summer selection for fans of messy family stories and compulsively readable literary fiction.

 

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Readers, if you’re looking for a way to keep track of your Great Books, I have a new reading journal coming out in September, and it’s perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you have read, keeping up with your TBR, browsing seasonal book lists for inspiration, and reflecting on your reading life.

 

Right now if you preorder the journal you can get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark that doubles as a reading tracker that you can use to capture titles until your journal shows up. Order your copy of My Reading Life wherever you buy books and then head to modernmrsdarcy.com/journal to claim your bonuses.

Sparks Like Stars

Sparks Like Stars

July 2, 2021

A chance encounter prompts a renowned surgeon to reexamine the past she left behind in this sweeping historical novel.

 

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This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg

 

Readers, we’re exploring this summer’s great books together in the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club, our online home for community, classes, and reading-centered conversation with people who love books as much as you do.

Our July selection is Sparks Like Stars; we’re reading it together right now and chatting with author Nadia Hashimi on July 28th. Author events like these make for even more memorable and rich reading experiences, and we’d love for you to join our community of avid readers for a wonderful season.

Visit members.modernmrsdarcy.com to find out more and join today. 

One Last Stop

One Last Stop

June 25, 2021

A delightful, feel-good queer romcom with a touch of magical whimsy and a cast of the bestest besties a girl could ever ask for

 

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This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg

 

Summer reading season is in full swing around here, and to help you get more out of the season while it lasts, we’re inviting you to join us for our Readers’ Weekend and spend a full 48 hours investing time in your reading life. 

Everyone’s invited to participate, and we’d love to have you join us. There is no charge, and you don’t need to sign up. 

For more info, check out my recent blog post “Join us for our Readers’ Weekend!" We’ll share ongoing updates in our newsletter and on social media, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter at https://modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook/, and follow me on Instagram @annebogel.

We can’t wait to read with you during our special weekend, beginning Friday July 23.

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

June 18, 2021

“Ever since my mother died, I cry in H Mart.” So begins this poignant, heartfelt, and poetic memoir about grief, growing up, and making amends.

 

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This and all of the books in this volume of One Great Book are from my Summer Reading Guide. If you don't have a copy, you can download for free at modernmrsdarcy.com/srg

 

If you love great books you will love I'd Rather Be Reading, my essay collection on the reading life.

It’s for all of us for whom reading isn’t just a hobby but a lifestyle. You’ll enjoy hearing about the books that hooked me on reading in the first place, my cheeky step-by-step method for organizing your bookshelves, the joys of rereading old favorites, and the special relationship I have with my own library and the books it holds.

This book would make a wonderful addition to your bedside table or your own library bookshelves, or an excellent gift for the readers in your life.

Get your copy of I’d Rather Be Reading wherever books are sold, or order your signed copy from MY local indie, Carmichael’s Bookstore

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