So…we lied…it’s really about 7 minutes, but hey — we were talking about books and book lists! And really, five — or even seven minutes — is not nearly long enough to talk books!
Take a listen to hear about how we use book lists and which authors/books are not our favorites.
1:06 — Christyn likes to use book lists to find new reads, especially when she can’t get to the library to browse shelves
1:41 — Anne Vogel at “Modern Mrs. Darcy” (blog/podcast) curates awesome lists that Christyn always browses through. Currently, Christyn is reading food memoirs and accompanying food-fiction novels.
2:25 — Favorite recent memoir read was A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
2:33 — Gina likes to look at booklists for new or never-heard-of-before books
3:10 — Right now, Gina’s reading mostly classics that she missed before and some non-fiction
3:43 — Gina’s 10% rule: Read that much of a book and if the story or writing doesn’t grab you, stop reading and find something else!
4:00 — We discuss our least-favorite authors and/or book titles
6:22 — Links to some of our favorite booklists
Books in translation