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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

October 11, 2019

I once watched a woman miss her bus stop because she was utterly absorbed in this literary thriller. It's that good.

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One of my favorite library hacks is requesting new titles BEFORE their release date. And that’s why One Great Book patrons get bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet–so you can get a jump on the holds list. 

But that’s just one of the fun perks of being a supporter on Patreon. We also share exclusive peeks behind the scenes, bonus content from my one-hour podcast, What Should I Read Next, special online events like the Fall Book Preview, where I shared the most anticipated books coming out this fall, and bonus audio, like the interview I did with Celeste Ng for a community event here in town.

We would love to see YOU in our Patreon community. Go to patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext to learn more, become a supporter, and start getting those great readerly perks.

 

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Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue

October 4, 2019

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue is a fascinating look into a little-explored aspect of the human mind, that may change the way you understand yourself and the people around you, that makes you marvel at the way our brains work, and may even make you question your understanding of reality as you know it. 

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Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook

 

If you are looking for a longer show to listen to on your commute or while you finish your to do list, OR if you just want a growing to be read list, you should be listening to What Should I Read Next. That's my long-form podcast that answers the question that plagues every reader, "what should I read next?" Each week we talk all things books and reading and do a little literary matchmaking with one guest. Find What Should I Read Next wherever you are listening to this podcast or click here to learn more.

Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

September 27, 2019

In his final novel Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf reflects on love, happiness, and the small moments that make up a life; its bittersweet story lingers long after the final page.   

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Readers, great books stay with us long after we turn the last page. My book, I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, celebrates the staying power of such books, reading under the covers with a flashlight, organizing your bookshelves, and finding your book people. This perfectly giftable essay collection makes a great teacher gift, stocking stuffer, or hostess thank-you. I’d Rather Be Reading is available wherever you get your books.

 

Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook

The Likeness

The Likeness

September 20, 2019

The taut psychological thriller The Likeness has perfectly complicated characters, deeply human themes, and enough suspense to keep you glued to your couch for two days.

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One Great Book patrons get behind the scenes access and exclusive audio content including bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet. In our last volume one of our bonus episodes was for The Secrets We Kept and I heard from lot of readers how excited they were to get their library holds in both before its release and a month before Reese Witherspoon chose it for her book club. Join us at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext and be the first at your library to check out the bonus titles when they come out. 

 

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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

September 13, 2019

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go is a haunting, atmospheric novel about the power of memory, the relentless passage of time, and the human condition that packs a quiet but sure punch.

Welcome to Volume III! As Fall creeps up on us, I'm featuring books that feel perfect for this time of year. Visit modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to learn more about Never Let Me Go and all of the great books in the first two volumes.

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This week on What Should I Read Nextmy long form literary matchmaking podcast, we celebrated our 200th episode by chatting with several past guests to see how my recommendations worked out for them. There were a LOT of surprises in store, and hearing about how their reading life changed after their appearance show was fascinating. 

Now is a great time for both One Great Book and What Should I Read Next fans to become a supporter of the show at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext! Not only are there tons of great extras from our 200th episode celebration, but we've also resumed our One Great BONUS episodes, where each week I share a great book that hasn't released yet, so you can get them on your library holds list before anyone else.

Next Wednesday patrons are invited to a live-stream for our Fall Book Preview–a fun peak at what's coming out this fall and which titles I'm eager to get into. Find out more about all of these perks and become a supporter at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.

The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers

August 2, 2019

If you like the sound of a multigenerational family saga full of interesting, well-developed, and flawed-but-likable characters, The Shell Seekers may be the next great (big) book you’re looking for.

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Now is a great time to become a supporter of the show on Patreon. This Tuesday we're doing our quarterly live-stream for Hardback level supporters. Get all of the details on this event at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext.

This is the end of Volume II. Go to modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook to sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay up on all that's happening with What Should I Read Next? and to find out when we'll be back for Volume III. 

 

Thanks to our Volume II sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 has all of the great books in this volume if you want to put one of these books on your personal bookshelf. Or you can sign up for a subscription and let them do a little literary matchmaking for you each month.One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

A Share in Death

A Share in Death

July 26, 2019

Deborah Crombie’s A Share in Death kicks off a long-running British mystery series with a strong sense of place and compelling characters whose personal lives matter every bit as much as their police work.

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One Great Book patrons get behind the scenes access, exclusive audio content including bonus episodes of One Great Book featuring books that aren't even out yet, AND on August 6th we'll have our next quarterly live Q&A with Anne for Hardback patrons. So this is a perfect time to become a patron at patreon.com/whatshouldireadnext

 

Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook

 

Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 is the book subscription company that not only guarantees you'll love the book they send, but they even send you a new book if you already have the one they pick. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.

Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea

July 19, 2019

To me, there are two kinds of summer reads: fast-moving books that have me compulsively turning the pages, and more contemplative works that prompt me to slow down, both as a reader and as a person. Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea sits firmly in the latter category.

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For more great books become a supporter on patreon where we share behind the scenes info, live chats with me, and One Great Bonus episodes where I tell you about a great book that's not even out yet.

 

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Happiness for Beginners

Happiness for Beginners

July 12, 2019

Some books manage to feel fun and breezy while still tackling serious topics. In Katherine Center’s novel Happiness for Beginners, she shows us how one woman bounces back from personal tragedy.

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And for more great book recommendations check out our other show What Should I Read Next?, the literary matchmaking show where a guest tells me three books they love, one they don't and what they're reading now and I recommend what they should read next.

 

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Kindred

Kindred

July 5, 2019

If you’re looking for a breathtaking, breathless novel that brings history to life, consider this your invitation to read Octavia Butler’s Kindred now. Right now.

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Learn more about all of the great books in this volume at modernmrsdarcy.com/onegreatbook

 

Thanks to our sponsor Page 1 Books. Page 1 is the book subscription company that not only guarantees you'll love the book they send, but they even send you a new book if you already have the one they pick. One Great Book listeners can save 15% on their subscription by using the code GREATBOOK.