The Book Riot Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what's new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading, brought to you by the editors of Book Riot.
Jeff and Rebecca do listener feedback, interrogate what a podcast "read-a-long" does/could mean, stand in awe of Amanda Gorman's book sales, talk a little George R.R. Martin, and much more.
In this special, live-streamed episode, Jeff and Rebecca continue to argue about/refine a "Should I Read This?" segment/special episode series, are a little surprised at the Mike Pence book deal, perform their annual lament at the most challenged books of the year, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca note the passing of Beverly Cleary and Larry McMurtry, talk more Amazon/Big 5 anti-trust litigation, a Tennessee law that breaks new ground in terribleness, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca discuss Klara & the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Jeff and Rebecca have their minds boggled at the sales of Seuss titles, pay fealty to the queen of book clubs, survey a few recent book challenges, and look forward to Klara and the Sun.
Jeff and Rebecca do some Seuss follow-up, evaluate upcoming adaptations that should be in their wheelhouse, talk about a particularly graphic effort to get some books out of a school classroom, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the Seuss Enterprise's decision to stop publishing a half-dozen books, continue ruminating on a "is it good?" segment, admire Murakami's evasive accessibility, get into some labor talk, and finally discuss the current state of podcasting.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about another format they might want to try for talking about books, whether 2020 means we can finally stop confusing the fate of bookstores with the fate of publishing, catch up with some listener feedback, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about what books actually get read, emotionally manipulative novels, tackle a couple of listener question, and try another guessing game.
Jeff and Rebecca discuss the winner of the Spring Preview draft, Hachette getting out of the right-wing publishing game, the Obamas adaptation-heavy Netflix slate, and Jeff inadvisedly challenges Rebecca to a new game.