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 run through a bunch of listener feedback, discuss celebrity bookshelves, and talk about the huge sales for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about non-book things that are helping them get through the day these days.
Jeff and Rebecca field listener recommendation requests.
Rebecca and Jeff talk about the passing of Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, the rumblings of re-openings in the world of books, care very little about a couple of adaptation announcements, and welcome a Spanish-language version of Publisher's Weekly.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about the book and movie, Fried Green Tomatoes (at the Whistle Stop Cafe).
This week, Jeff and Rebecca rank order literary awards by prestige, talk about Becoming on Netflix, digest BEA and BookCon going online, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca react to the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes. At least the ones they had reactions to.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about PW publishing and argument against #booksareessential, a particularly dunder-headed reading list banning, how months turn into other months, and more.
Jeff and Rebecca follow-up about Sweaters of Consequence, scrutinize #booksareessential, lament the through-line of the most challenged books of 2019, but end on a good thing.
This week, Jeff and Rebecca mark the official cancellation of BEA for 2020, puzzle over surprisingly good print sales numbers last week, give props to a creative New England bookseller, and more.
Jeff presents Rebecca with 16 recently announced book deals and then....well that's it. That's the schtick.
Jeff and Rebecca follow the escalating pandemic problem for Barnes & Noble, walk through the definition of "upmarket," consider a big 5 publishers layoffs and salary cuts, and more.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about five candidates for the next installment of Book Nerd Movie Club and ask readers to vote for a winner.
Jeff and Rebecca talk about Barnes & Noble closing hundreds of stores, James Patterson riding for indies once again (though also being wrong about some important stuff), heroes of the week, and much more.
Jeff and Rebecca run-down some of their favorite books about being...not where you are.