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Books On The Go

Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes

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Books On The Go

Books On The Go

Anna Baillie-Karas, Annie Waters and Amanda Hayes

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51
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A podcast where we talk about our book of the week. Read along with us!

Latest Episodes

Ep 139: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist. Our book of the week is All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. This is a beautiful novel set in France during the period from the 1910s to the 1940s. Némirovsky was a best-selling author in her day and we can see why. A great pick for Women in Translation Month. Coming up: The White Girl by Tony Birch. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

33 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 139: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky

Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin Award winner, The Yield by Tara June Winch. Our book of the week is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the follow up to her best-selling debut The Mothers. The story of twin sisters, race and passing as white in America, it spans 40 years from the 1950s to the 1990s. It is already a New York Times Best-selller, described as 'utterly mesmerising' by Bernardine Evaristo and has been compared with Toni Morrison. We highly recommend this one. Coming up: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith for Women in Translation Month. #WITMonth Follow us! Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Facebook: Books On The Go Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

22 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Anna and Amanda discuss books sales in the time of Covid-19 as the big box stores in America find success selling books next to the toilet paper. Our book of the week is Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, the New York Times best-selling author of News of the World, which was a National Book Awards finalist. This is her highly anticipated follow-up novel, a Western romance set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. Acclaimed for its 'authentic humanity' (New York Times) and 'airy, luminescent prose' (LA Times), but what did Anna and Amanda think? Coming up: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: Booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits: Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

20 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Anna and Annie discuss the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction winner The Nickel Boys, and what we think of David Walliams' books after criticism by Jack Monroe. Our book of the week is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. This is the first in the Highway 59 series featuring Darren Matthews, a black Texas Ranger. With a gripping plot, vast landscape and racial tensions, this is a must-read. Described as 'mesmerising' (Guardian) and 'a superb thriller' (Times), Locke has won many awards and we can see why. Looking forward to the next in the series, Heaven, My Home. Coming up: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

25 MIN2 w ago
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Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

A special episode: Anna and Amanda discuss our top Wellbeing books. We cover nutrition, sleep, exercise and mindfulness. Our top picks are: - Food Rules by Michael Pollan - Gut by Giulia Enders - Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker - Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - Chi Running by Danny Dreyer - Finding Ultra by Rich Roll - How to Live a Good Life by Jonathon Fields - Quiet by Susan Cain - Lost Connections by Johann Hari - Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Apples for the Mind by Tom Nehmy Follow us: Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

50 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

Anna and Amanda discuss the bookstores reopening after lockdown. Our book of the week is How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. This debut novel which reimagines the American Western has been getting so much buzz. It's been a national best-seller, and described as 'outstanding' (Washington Post) an 'epic drama' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'a glittering debut' (Esquire). Coming up: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke and our top Wellbeing books. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

17 MINJUL 12
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Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Anna and Amanda discuss the Australian government's Arts package announced recently. Our book of the week is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. Kawakami is a feminist icon in Japan. She has been profiled in the New York Times, praised by Haruki Murakami and has won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. This novel explores womanhood and life as a single woman in Tokyo. Much hype for this one! Coming up: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters and our top Wellbeing books. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

23 MINJUL 5
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Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Ep 133: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin shortlist and the Booker Prize statement. Our book of the week is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. This novel set in a reform school in Florida in the 1970s is the follow-up to his multi-award winning The Underground Railroad. Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, becoming only the fourth author to win the Pulitzer twice. The Nickel Boys is a New York Times best-seller and was a Best Book of the Year for Time, Esquire, Washington Post and many others. "The essential paperback for these times", we can't stop raving about this book. Coming up: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

31 MINJUN 30
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Ep 133: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Ep 132: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Anna and Amanda discuss JK Rowling's comments about gender identity. Our book of the week is Cleanness by Garth Greenwell. This short story collection is his follow-up to the hugely successful, 'instant classic'What Belongs To You. An American teacher in Sofia navigates sex, love and a wild night out. Named a Time and Esquire Best Book of 2020 So Far, it's been described as 'incandescent', 'extraordinary' and 'a work of genius'. A great Pride Month read and one of our books of the year. Coming up: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

22 MINJUN 21
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Ep 132: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Ep 131: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi

Anna and Annie discuss the publishing industry's pledge to increase diversity and the books by black authors topping the best-seller charts. Our book of the week is The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi. Abdullah is a 70-year-old man on a mission to save his family empire in this rich, playful novel set in Karachi. Naqvi's writing has great rhythm and brings to life the joy and chaos of the city. Coming up: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

25 MINJUN 15
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Ep 131: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi

Latest Episodes

Ep 139: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky

Anna and Amanda discuss the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist. Our book of the week is All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. This is a beautiful novel set in France during the period from the 1910s to the 1940s. Némirovsky was a best-selling author in her day and we can see why. A great pick for Women in Translation Month. Coming up: The White Girl by Tony Birch. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

33 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 139: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky

Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin Award winner, The Yield by Tara June Winch. Our book of the week is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, the follow up to her best-selling debut The Mothers. The story of twin sisters, race and passing as white in America, it spans 40 years from the 1950s to the 1990s. It is already a New York Times Best-selller, described as 'utterly mesmerising' by Bernardine Evaristo and has been compared with Toni Morrison. We highly recommend this one. Coming up: All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith for Women in Translation Month. #WITMonth Follow us! Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Facebook: Books On The Go Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

22 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 138: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Anna and Amanda discuss books sales in the time of Covid-19 as the big box stores in America find success selling books next to the toilet paper. Our book of the week is Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles, the New York Times best-selling author of News of the World, which was a National Book Awards finalist. This is her highly anticipated follow-up novel, a Western romance set in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. Acclaimed for its 'authentic humanity' (New York Times) and 'airy, luminescent prose' (LA Times), but what did Anna and Amanda think? Coming up: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky translated by Sandra Smith. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: Booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits: Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

20 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 137: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Anna and Annie discuss the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction winner The Nickel Boys, and what we think of David Walliams' books after criticism by Jack Monroe. Our book of the week is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. This is the first in the Highway 59 series featuring Darren Matthews, a black Texas Ranger. With a gripping plot, vast landscape and racial tensions, this is a must-read. Described as 'mesmerising' (Guardian) and 'a superb thriller' (Times), Locke has won many awards and we can see why. Looking forward to the next in the series, Heaven, My Home. Coming up: Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

25 MIN2 w ago
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Ep 136: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

A special episode: Anna and Amanda discuss our top Wellbeing books. We cover nutrition, sleep, exercise and mindfulness. Our top picks are: - Food Rules by Michael Pollan - Gut by Giulia Enders - Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker - Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall - Chi Running by Danny Dreyer - Finding Ultra by Rich Roll - How to Live a Good Life by Jonathon Fields - Quiet by Susan Cain - Lost Connections by Johann Hari - Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu - Apples for the Mind by Tom Nehmy Follow us: Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

50 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 135: Wellbeing Book recommendations

Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

Anna and Amanda discuss the bookstores reopening after lockdown. Our book of the week is How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. This debut novel which reimagines the American Western has been getting so much buzz. It's been a national best-seller, and described as 'outstanding' (Washington Post) an 'epic drama' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'a glittering debut' (Esquire). Coming up: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke and our top Wellbeing books. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

17 MINJUL 12
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Ep 135: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Anna and Amanda discuss the Australian government's Arts package announced recently. Our book of the week is Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami translated by Sam Bett and David Boyd. Kawakami is a feminist icon in Japan. She has been profiled in the New York Times, praised by Haruki Murakami and has won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. This novel explores womanhood and life as a single woman in Tokyo. Much hype for this one! Coming up: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters and our top Wellbeing books. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

23 MINJUL 5
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Ep 134: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Ep 133: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Anna and Annie discuss the Miles Franklin shortlist and the Booker Prize statement. Our book of the week is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. This novel set in a reform school in Florida in the 1970s is the follow-up to his multi-award winning The Underground Railroad. Whitehead won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, becoming only the fourth author to win the Pulitzer twice. The Nickel Boys is a New York Times best-seller and was a Best Book of the Year for Time, Esquire, Washington Post and many others. "The essential paperback for these times", we can't stop raving about this book. Coming up: How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

31 MINJUN 30
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Ep 133: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Ep 132: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Anna and Amanda discuss JK Rowling's comments about gender identity. Our book of the week is Cleanness by Garth Greenwell. This short story collection is his follow-up to the hugely successful, 'instant classic'What Belongs To You. An American teacher in Sofia navigates sex, love and a wild night out. Named a Time and Esquire Best Book of 2020 So Far, it's been described as 'incandescent', 'extraordinary' and 'a work of genius'. A great Pride Month read and one of our books of the year. Coming up: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @amandalhayes99 Twitter: @abailliekaras Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

22 MINJUN 21
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Ep 132: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell

Ep 131: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi

Anna and Annie discuss the publishing industry's pledge to increase diversity and the books by black authors topping the best-seller charts. Our book of the week is The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi. Abdullah is a 70-year-old man on a mission to save his family empire in this rich, playful novel set in Karachi. Naqvi's writing has great rhythm and brings to life the joy and chaos of the city. Coming up: Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang. Follow us! Facebook: Books On The Go Email: booksonthegopodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @abailliekaras and @mr_annie Twitter: @abailliekaras and @mister_annie Litsy: @abailliekaras Credits Artwork: Sascha Wilkosz

25 MINJUN 15
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Ep 131: The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack by H. M. Naqvi
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