Readers, it’s a weird time to be in the market for a new book. It’s safer to stay home, and many libraries and bookstores have temporarily shut their doors to the public. What’s a reader to do… but turn to their home bookshelves! Over the years, PLENTY of you have written in comments and emails about your overflowing TBR shelves, and readers, those shelves’ time has COME!
Today I’m chatting with Karla Osorno, a WSIRN listener whose 600+ precious unread books have been weighing her reading life down.
Not only is Karla searching for her next read in these stacks, but she wants to lighten the mental load by eliminating the titles that just aren’t right for her. You heard me — today we’re talking about what Karla shouldn’t read next! I hope you’ll come away from today’s episode with questions and ideas you can apply to your own book collections, and that your shelves are a true source of solace when the going gets tough.
Let’s get to it!
You can connect with Karla on her website.
Books mentioned in this episode:
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♥ The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
♥ The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
♥ The Lake House by Kate Morton
▵ Kurt Seyt and Shura by Nermin Bezmen
● On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
● The Stand by Stephen King
● The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
● The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
● The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon
● Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell
● Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks
● The Girl Before by JP Delaney
● On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
● The Elements of Style by E. B. White and William Strunk
● The complete novels of Jane Austen
● War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
● The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
● Before We Visit The Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
● Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
● This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell
● The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
● Atonement by Ian McEwan
● Abigail Adams by Woody Holton
● Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning To Say by Kelly Corrigan
● Devotion by Dani Shapiro
● Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani
● Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
● Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
● The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
● The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
● The Overstory by Richard Powers
● What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
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What do YOU think Karla should read next?