There are many benefits to reading every day. From mental stimulation to stress reduction to expanding your vocabulary, reading every day can help your brain stay sharp. One easy way to get your daily reading done is to grab a book. Whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, on a tablet or an old-fashioned paperback, a good book can enrich your life. Here are a few podcasts about books to listen to.
Just the Right Book
Host Roxanne Coady, owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers, also runs one of the largest online personalized book-of-the-month subscription services. Coady helps listeners discover new and noteworthy books in a variety of genres. Coady also interviews the bestselling and upcoming authors, and shares the latest news in the literary world. Recent episodes include: "13 Books for Your Holiday Shopping List!" "What The Founding Fathers Would Say About America Today" and "1,000 Books to Read Before You Die."
Find it: http://www.bookpodcast.com/
Hosted by Unbound’s Joe Mitchinson and Andy Miller, the Backlisted podcast brings old and classic books to a wider audience. Each episode features a book and includes readings and audio clips from the featured author. Mitchinson and Miller interview writers and critics and take suggestions from listeners about books to feature on the show. Recent episodes include: "Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx with Rowland Barber," "The Tortoise and the Hare by Elizabeth Jenkins" and "Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson."
Find it: https://www.backlisted.fm/
Between The Covers
Featuring interviews with established and up-and-coming authors, host David Naimon covers fiction, non-fiction and poetry. With the help of the authors, Naimon gives insight on creative writing, craft and books on any an all topics in the literary world. Recent episodes include: "Chaya Bhuvaneswar: White Dancing Elephants," "Layli Long Soldier: Whereas" and "Diane Williams: The Collected Stories of Diane Williams."
Find it: http://www.davidnaimon.com/
The editors of Kirkus Reviews help listeners decide which books on the bestseller list are really worth the read. Episodes feature interviews with the authors of those books and introduce listeners to new books that they wouldn’t find otherwise. Recent episodes include: "Christopher Goffard," "Karina Longworth" and "Phoebe Robinson."