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What You Should Read

Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall

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Friends Julia, Kelly, and Rachael discuss the newest books, trends and their never-ending TBR stacks. There will be laughs, great recommendations, and possibly (definitely) some spoilers. Tune in weekly and find out why these three have entirely ruined their dispositions with books. Want us to let you know what YOU should read? Fill out our google form and we'll recommend something to you on the podcast! https://forms.gle/QkN4uFtBTjnsGom88
 
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Hey Should-Heads! We're joined by author Kelly Barnhill, author of When Women Were Dragons! We've been discussing it since we read it, both in our own conversations but also on our Twitter account. It's the kind of book that feels both timeless and like it's specifically written for this exact era. (You won't be surprised to learn that it is, at le…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're all excited for summer because we get to do all of our favorite things! So whether you're looking forward to hiking or spending time with family or staying inside and avoiding all other humans, we have you covered! We're also approaching our second anniversary of the podcast, so we mention a bunch of other episodes. And ther…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're heading into summer and there are a LOT of great books coming out. Here are the 15 we're most excited for! We hope you get to read a lot, too; what books are you most excited for? Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're discussing one of our favorite authors today and doing a deep dive into Jennifer Weiner and her backlist. We've all read her for years and we discuss our favorites, when we started reading her and, of course, where you should start if you haven't read her already. (There's no bad option there.) Look for the books mentioned i…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! Mother's Day is almost here and we've got some great books to give your mom (and a book for yourself if this is a hard day). Julia: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig) Kelly: City of Girls (Elizabeth Gilbert) and Tiny Beautiful Things (Cheryl Strayed) Rachael: The Gilded Hour and Where the Light Enters (Sara Donati) and The Four Wind…
 
We can't believe it's almost May already, and you know what that means: most anticipated time! There are so many great books coming out, and it's going to be another Very Expensive Month. May 3 will especially be a Very Expensive Tuesday. Good luck to all of us. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. W…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're joined by author Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski series! Her next book, Overboard, will be out May 10; the others are available now wherever books are sold. Follow Sara Paretsky: Website: https://saraparetsky.com/ Preorder Overboard: https://saraparetsky.com/books/novels/overboard/ Twitter: @SaraParetsky Faceboo…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're discussing one of our favorite authors today and doing a deep dive into Marian Keyes and her backlist. We've all read her for years and we discuss our favorites, when we started reading her and, of course, where you should start if you haven't read her already. (Our first choice for you is Rachel's Holiday; our second is any…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're joined by author Chris Holm; his new book Child Zero is out in May and you definitely need to read it. Follow Chris Holm: Website: https://chrisfholm.blogspot.com/ Preorder Child Zero: https://chrisfholm.blogspot.com/p/child-zero.html Twitter: @chrisfholm Instagram: @chrisholmbooks His cats' Instagram: @dashiellandmoxie Foll…
 
We can't believe it's almost April already, and you know what that means: most anticipated time! There are so many great books coming out, and it's going to be another Very Expensive Month. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you u…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're joined by Baltimore author Bryan Preston, here to talk about his short story collection, Great Daze. If you like pop culture references and incredibly fun books, don't miss this one! Follow Bryan Preston: Great Daze: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Daze-Bryan-Preston-ebook/dp/B09NS5BLCS/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3NC680S8UDOEH&keywords=br…
 
Hello, Should-Heads! We're back with a longer than usual episode (and a fourth host!) and we have a lot to talk about. It's a book club episode and there are spoilers, but the quick version is that you need to read Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. If you haven't read it yet, you absolutely should! The audiobook is incredible, and you can …
 
Hey Should-Heads! We read and loved Dating Dr. Dil and we're so excited to talk to Nisha Sharma. It's a retelling of Taming of the Shrew and it is amazing! Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at c…
 
Hey Should-Heads! March is going to be a Very Expensive Month, so it's good that we have a readathon to plan for! Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can get your first two books f…
 
Hello, Should-Heads! We're so happy to share that there will be a second year for Tis the Damn Readathon! Rachael's even going to be co-hosting the 24-hour readathon. https://twitter.com/damnreadathon And we've got some help for you for the prompts! (We'll also be sharing more recommendations on our Twitter and Instagram accounts, and probably also…
 
Hey Should-Heads! It's February and love is in the air. But since you probably don't need any help looking for great romance novels, here are some of our favorite love stories that...well, aren't romances. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podca…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're so excited to have Adib Khorram back on the show! We loved his Darius the Greatduology and were very excited when we heard about Kiss & Tell. We discuss all three; Kiss & Tell comes out March 22. RELATED EPISODE: our first interview with Adib Khorram Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affil…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We've got so many great books to look forward to! We've rounded up our favorite ones; let us know if we missed anything. Look for the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD at checkout you can g…
 
Hey Should-Heads! There's something special about finding a new author. It's like getting in on the ground floor of something amazing. Here are three of our favorite debuts! Look forthe books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATY…
 
Hey Should-Heads! We're here with recommendations with antiracist books. With the latest round of voting rights challenges and library censorship, it's a good time to remember that this is an ongoing fight and not something where you read one book and you've learned everything there is to know. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode…
 
Hey Should-Heads! It's part 2 of our yearly round up episodes and this week we're discussing our faves from 2021 (remember 2021? Seems so long ago!) Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy using this link, you are supporting the podcast! AND if you use our code WHATYOUSHOULDREAD a…
 
Happy New Year, Should-Heads! We've missed you and each other but we're back now and we're excited to tell you the books we can't wait to read this year. And look for a special mini episode next week where we review all the books we loved in 2021. Yes we realize we are doing this out of order. No, we're not sorry. Look for (most of) the books menti…
 
Merry Christmas Eve Should-heads! This year our gift to you is our annual crossover episode with our friends at Movies and a Meal. We watched three different Little Women adaptations, rated, and debated them. We discuss the important subjects such as, why is Laurie such a little twerp all the time? Is everyone just cool with the professor being SO …
 
We've got a festive episode for you today, Should-Heads! We discuss our favorite Christmas movies and the books they remind us of. It's definitely going to get you in a holiday frame of mind. Grab some hot chocolate and your favorite cookies and let's get started. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affil…
 
We're here to talk about historical fiction today, Should-heads! It's one of Rachael's favorite genres and we've got a bunch of great picks for you. Also, since we've been gone for a bit, our "recent acquisitions" are a little bit out of control. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When yo…
 
We're here to talk about our favorite celebrity memoirs! Topics include what makes a great one (SPOILER: it's gossip) and who we wish would write a tell-all book. We've got some great choices and all of our TBRs have significantly grown. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libro.fm by using our affiliate link. When you buy usi…
 
As the holidays approach, we know many will be hitting the road to see friends, family, and maybe an enemy or two. Pass the time on your road trip with an audio book, and we've got some great suggestions from Uncle Danny and Aunt Amy, two experts of both audio books and long road trips. Look for (most of) the books mentioned in this episode on Libr…
 
You Should Watch: The Second Season of the Babysitters Club! (with guest Alysia Lee) Should-Heads, have you watched the new season of the Babysitters Club yet? If not, we definitely recommend it. We do a deep dive into the season and its themes, plus we chat about personality quizzes, growing up, friendships and grief. Follow Alysia Lee: Website: h…
 
The year's practically almost over, Should-heads. We may not have done very well on our October reading, but we're hoping to finish the year strong. Also? The last two months are full of amazing book releases. (We would also do a joint recommendation for Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult, releasing at the end of November.) Currently reading: Julia…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! It's the Halloween season, and you know what that means: Kelly is talking nonstop about all things horror (even more than usual). Join us on a Stockholm syndrome ride from here to November 1. Follow What You Should Read: Twitter: @wysr_podcast Instagram: @wysr_podcast Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-y…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! It's the Halloween season, and you know what that means: Kelly is talking nonstop about all things horror (even more than usual). Join us on a Stockholm syndrome ride from here to November 1. Follow What You Should Read: Twitter: @wysr_podcast Instagram: @wysr_podcast Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-y…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! It's the Halloween season, and you know what that means: Kelly is talking nonstop about all things horror (even more than usual). Join us on a Stockholm syndrome ride from here to November 1. Follow What You Should Read: Twitter: @wysr_podcast Instagram: @wysr_podcast Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-y…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! It's the Halloween season, and you know what that means: Kelly is talking nonstop about all things horror (even more than usual). Join us on a Stockholm syndrome ride from here to November 1. Follow What You Should Read: Twitter: @wysr_podcast Instagram: @wysr_podcast Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-y…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! It's our last full episode before Halloween, but don't worry we have more of 13 days of Kellowe'en ahead! Today we're joined by our friend Kim to chat about our favorite vampire books. Why are we so into these books? And why is blood-drinking so...hot? (At least sometimes.) Currently reading: Julia: Book slump Kelly: The Man and H…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! Welcome to more 13 Days of Kelloween! We're joined by Kelly's friend and Press Play and Scream podcast cohost Joshua Bermont to discuss horror as metaphor. Movies mentioned: Candyman, Get Out, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, People Under the Stairs and Music of the Heart. Press Play and Scream Twitter: https://twitter.…
 
Oh, Should-Heads! Today is Kelly's favorite episode. We discuss movies that Julia and Rachael will likely never see: James Wan's newest feature Malignant and Hell House, LLC. Other films discussed include The Exorcist and its sequels and prequels. We are thrilled as always to be joined by The Other Mrs. Miller author Allison Dickson (aka our Steve …
 
Welcome to another 13 Days of Kelloween! Today, we're discussing witches and the books that make us love them...with author Erin Sterling! We loved Ex Hex and so we're very excited to get more witchy recs. Books mentioned: The Witching Hour (Anne Rice), The Witch's Daughter (Paula Brackston), Garden Spells (Sarah Addison Allen) and Sanctuary (V.V. …
 
Hi, Should-Heads! Welcome to Kelloween, a 13-day celebration of all things scary, spooky, gory, and macabre. To kick us off today we are joined by our friend Kathy to discuss true crime. We've got podcast, book and movie recs, plus our true crime podcast homage: the weekly distraction. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of violence…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! We're so excited to discuss The Ex Hex! We all absolutely loved it and had the best time chatting with author Erin Sterling. We also do a deep dive into the Bad Art Friend saga (read the link to follow the story that took over book Twitter this week) and join us as we discuss love, witchcraft and curses. Currently reading: Julia: …
 
Hi, Should-Heads! Sometimes it seems like Julia got the idea to start a podcast just so she could talk about how great Spoiler Alert is. (If that's true, it's definitely the best possible reason.) We had a great time with Olivia Dade chatting about fandom and ships, obviously, but also minotaurs, ranch dressing and representation. Other books discu…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! We're joined by our friend Kathy to share some of the best releases out in October! We also discuss being intentional with reading choices and oh hey, did you know Julia had a birthday recently? Currently reading: Julia: Defy the Night (Brigid Kemmerer) and Please Don't Sit on my Bed In Your Outside Clothes (Phoebe Robinson) Kelly…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! We spent last Friday going to some of the bookstores in Baltimore and DC! (There are a bunch we missed, so hopefully there will be a part two the next time Rachael comes to Baltimore!) We visited five bookstores and were joined by Kindred Spirit of the Pod Bekki Fahrer for three of them. It was a great day and became a Very Expens…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! It's technically fall and we are ready for it. Bring on your apple cider, comfy clothes and...all things scary?! (If you're Kelly.) Book News: Reader infographic: https://blog.bookbaby.com/2020/08/the-reading-habits-of-five-generations-infographic/ Currently Reading: Julia: Grown (Tiffany D. Jackson) Kelly: The Lost Girls (Sonia H…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! We're so excited to be talking with Debbie Rigaud, one of our new favorite authors! Her most recent book is Simone Breaks All the Rules, but we delve into her backlist (including a royal rom-com), what it's like to work with Alyssa Milano and so much more. Check out the gorgeous cover for her upcoming release, A Girl's Guide to Lo…
 
Hi, Should-Heads! We're about to be incredibly optimistic and share the five books we're each determined to read before the end of the year. Will we do it, or are we setting ourselves up for failure? Book News: Stephen King short story: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/humble-charity-red-screen-stephen-king-books Supply chain problems: https://ww…
 
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