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The Book Review

The New York Times

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The world's top authors and critics join host Gilbert Cruz and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp
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Find your book club picks and get your literary fix here. I lead bookish discussions with authors, friends and family minus the scheduling, wine, charcuterie board and the book you didn’t have time to finish. My tastes skew toward the literary but I can’t resist a good thriller or the must-read book of the season. If you like authors like Donna Tartt, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Marie Benedict and Rachel Hawkins this podcast is for you.
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"Not every book is for every child, but for every child there is a book." The Children’s Book Review, is a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. In the Growing Readers Podcast, we produce author and illustrator interviews focused on the best books for kids of all ages. We help parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians to grow readers. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thechildrensbookreview/support
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The 2am Book Review Club

The 2am Book Review Club

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Welcome to the 2am Book Review Club! Do you stay up too late reading books? Do you love mysteries, thrillers, romance, historical fiction, fantasy, or literary fiction? Do you want weekly book recommendations and/or book breakdowns? Then you’ve found your new favorite book club! Join me each week as I discuss everything from the most-hyped new releases to books that nobody seems to have heard of as we explore the wide and wonderful world of books!
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Chapter 1 What's Scattered Minds Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor Maté is a book that explores the origins and potential healing of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Maté, a renowned physician and author, draws on his own personal experiences with ADD…
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Join us for an enlightening conversation with Nyasha Williams and Kenda Bell-Spruill, co-authors of Saturday Magic. This mother-in-love and daughter-in-love duo discuss their collaboration on this groundbreaking picture book that introduces young readers to African diasporic spiritual practices and ancestral connections. Discover the inspiration be…
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This week The New York Times Book Review rolled out the results of an ambitious survey it conducted to determine the best books of the 21st century so far. On this week’s episode, Gilbert Cruz chats with fellow editors Tina Jordan, Scott Heller and Joumana Khatib about the results of that survey and about the project itself, including the willingne…
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Luke enjoyed the literary dick-swinging in Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky, but tells Juliane how the novel ends up less than the sum of its five parts. Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage Discuss this book at Goodreads.com Luke…
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We're back for episode four and we are discussing The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. As with all episodes this is very spoiler heavy as we discuss the plot, any twists, the ending, and the characters. Haven't read it and don't care about spoilers? We do a plot deep dive in all episodes (but leave things out here and there) so you'll get the ov…
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Book blogger Susan Matheson is back with her picks for summer reading! She has the perfect picks whether you are looking for quick summer read Books discussed: The Glassmaker by Tracy Chevalier Sandwich by Catherine Newman Wives Like Us by Plum Sykes You Are Here by David Nicholls Anxious People by Fredrik Backman The Other Valley by Scott Alexande…
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Chapter 1 What's You Are the Placebo "You Are the Placebo" is a book written by Dr. Joe Dispenza, a researcher, lecturer, and author in the field of neuroscience, epigenetics, and consciousness. In the book, Dr. Dispenza explores the power of the mind-body connection and how our thoughts and beliefs can shape our reality. He discusses the placebo e…
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Chapter 1 What's The Power of Moments The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath explores the idea that certain moments in our lives have the power to shape us and create lasting impact. The authors delve into what makes these moments memorable and offer strategies for creating more of them in our personal and professional lives. They argue t…
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Chapter 1 What's Fish "Fish!" by Stephen C. Lundin is a popular motivational business book that uses the story of the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle to illustrate key principles of employee engagement, customer service, and workplace culture. The book focuses on the importance of having a positive attitude, being present in the moment, and makin…
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Chapter 1 What's The Gap and The Gain The Gap and The Gain are concepts developed by Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, a business coaching program. The Gap refers to the space between where you currently are and where you want to be. It represents the challenges, obstacles, and limitations that are preventing you from reaching your goals. W…
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Chapter 1 What's The Alter Ego Effect The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman is a book that explores the power of creating and embodying an alter ego to achieve greater success and overcome obstacles. Herman argues that by tapping into a different identity or persona, individuals can unleash their full potential and perform at a higher level in variou…
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Chapter 1 What's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a book written by Deepak Chopra that offers a holistic approach to achieving success and fulfillment in all areas of life. The seven spiritual laws outlined in the book are: 1. The Law of Pure Potentiality: This law emphasizes the importance of realizing our…
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Chapter 1 What's Awaken the Giant Within Awaken the Giant Within is a self-help book written by Tony Robbins, a renowned motivational speaker and life coach. In this book, Robbins shares his insights and strategies for personal growth and transformation, focusing on topics such as identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs, setting and achieving g…
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Chapter 1 What's Master Your Emotions "Master Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Manage Your Feelings" by Thibaut Meurisse is a self-help book that offers strategies and techniques to help individuals better understand and control their emotions. The book provides practical advice on how to deal with negative emotion…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" is a self-help book written by Susan Jeffers that was first published in 1987. The book focuses on managing fear and gaining confidence in order to achieve personal growth and success. Jeffers introduces the concept of "feel the fear and do it anyway" as a too…
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Chapter 1 What's A Message To Garcia A Message to Garcia is an essay written by Elbert Hubbard in 1899 that highlights the importance of initiative, perseverance, and personal responsibility. The essay tells the story of a soldier named Andrew Summers Rowan who was tasked with delivering a message to General Calixto García during the Spanish-Americ…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Turn the Ship Around! "Turn the Ship Around!" is a leadership book written by L. David Marquet, a former nuclear submarine captain. In the book, Marquet shares his experiences and insights on how he transformed the culture and performance of his submarine by changing the way he approached leadership. Rather than giving ord…
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Chapter 1 What's Who Not How Who Not How is a book written by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy, which explores the concept of focusing on finding the right people to help you achieve your goals, instead of getting caught up in the details of how to accomplish them yourself. The book emphasizes the importance of collaboration and delegation, and …
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Chapter 1 What's The Book The Road Back to You The book "The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron is a guide to understanding the Enneagram, a personality typing system that helps individuals understand themselves and others on a deeper level. The book explores the nine different Enneagram types and how each type interacts with the world around the…
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Luke and Juliane discuss why Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds might make it onto a future SFBRP Masterworks List, plus a spoiler section to go deeper into an important plot device. Luke on Mastodon: @lukeburrage@masto.nu Juliane on Mastodon: @JuKuBerlin@mastodon.social Support Luke and Juliane financially via Patreon.com/lukeburrage Discuss this boo…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Grit "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth is a groundbreaking book that explores the importance of grit - a combination of passion and perseverance - in achieving success. Duckworth draws on her own research in psychology and neuroscience, as well as real-life examples from various fields, to s…
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Chapter 1 What's Of Mice and Men "Of Mice and Men" is a novella written by American author John Steinbeck, first published in 1937. The story follows two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who are trying to make a living during the Great Depression in California. Despite their contrasting personalities – George is intelligent and rati…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Agatha Christie There is no known book titled "Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie." Agatha Christie was a prolific author best known for her detective novels and short stories featuring iconic characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. However, there are several biographies and collections of letters written about …
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Chapter 1 What's Animal Farm "Animal Farm" is a classic novella written by George Orwell, published in 1945. It is a satirical allegory that tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer in order to create an equal society. However, things take a dark turn as the pigs, who initially lead the rebellion, become corru…
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Chapter 1 What's 24/6 "24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week" is a book by Tiffany Shlain that explores the benefits of taking a weekly day of rest from technology and the busyness of daily life. The title refers to the idea of unplugging for 24 hours on the sixth day of the week (Saturday for most people who observe the Jewish Shabbat). Thr…
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Chapter 1 What's Desiree'S Baby Desiree's Baby is a short story by Kate Chopin that explores themes of racism, identity, and the complexities of relationships. It tells the story of a woman named Desiree who is abandoned as a baby and raised by Madame Valmonde. Desiree falls in love with and marries Armand Aubigny, a wealthy plantation owner in Lou…
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Chapter 1 What's How It Feels to Float "How It Feels to Float" is a young adult novel by Helena Fox. It tells the story of Biz, a teenager who struggles with mental illness and the loss of her father. The novel follows Biz as she navigates her emotions, relationships, and internal battles while trying to find a sense of stability and belonging. It …
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Chapter 1 What's Good Country People "Good Country People" is a short story by Flannery O'Connor that was published in 1955. The story follows a young woman named Joy Hopewell, who has changed her name to Hulga due to her nihilistic views and lack of faith in humanity. She lives on a farm with her mother, Mrs. Hopewell, who is a simplistic and opti…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book To the Lighthouse "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf is a novel that follows the Ramsay family as they navigate through their interpersonal relationships, aspirations, and losses. The story is divided into three parts and explores themes of time, memory, perception, and the passage of life. Woolf's stream-of-consciousne…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book The Wife Between Us The Wife Between Us is a psychological thriller novel written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. The story follows a woman named Vanessa who is obsessed with her ex-husband's new fiancée, Nellie. As the plot unfolds, the reader discovers the intricate web of lies and secrets that connect the three m…
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Chapter 1 What's Throne of Glass Throne of Glass is a young adult fantasy novel series written by Sarah J. Maas. The series follows the story of Celaena Sardothien, a teenage assassin who is serving a life sentence in a labor camp. However, she is given the opportunity to compete in a tournament to become the King's champion and earn her freedom. A…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book It's Not Summer Without You The book "It's Not Summer Without You" by Jenny Han is the second book in the "Summer" series. It follows the story of three friends, Belly, Conrad, and Jeremiah, as they navigate the complexities of love, friendship, and family during a summer at the beach house. The book explores themes of los…
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2024 is halfway over, so let's talk about my reading year so far! How many books have I read so far this year? What are my top genres? And what books am I excited to read during the second half of 2024?? Let's have a cozy chat about books and how my 2024 reading journey is shaping up so far! The 2am Book Review Club Youtube channel…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" is not a book, but rather a famous sermon delivered by the preacher Jonathan Edwards in 1741 during the First Great Awakening in America. In the sermon, Edwards warns his congregation about the consequences of sin and the wrath of God that awaits t…
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Chapter 1 What's Silent Spring Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published in 1962. It is widely credited with helping to launch the modern environmental movement. The book documents the detrimental effects of pesticides, particularly DDT, on the environment and human health. Carson's research and advocacy in Silent Spring played…
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Chapter 1 What's The Road "The Road" is a novel written by Cormac McCarthy, published in 2006. It tells the story of a father and his young son who journey across a post-apocalyptic landscape in search of safety and hope. The novel explores themes of love, survival, and the human spirit in the face of extreme adversity. The book received critical a…
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Chapter 1 What's The Book The Family Upstairs "The Family Upstairs" by Lisa Jewell is a psychological thriller novel that follows the story of Libby Jones, who discovers that she has inherited a mansion in London from her birth parents. As Libby delves deeper into her past, she uncovers dark secrets about the house and the people who used to live t…
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Chapter 1 What's Kindred "Kindred" is a science fiction novel written by Octavia E. Butler, first published in 1979. The book follows the story of a young African American woman named Dana who is transported back in time to antebellum Maryland, where she encounters her ancestors, a white slave owner named Rufus Weylin and a free-spirited black woma…
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Chapter 1 What's Normal People "Normal People" is a novel written by Irish author Sally Rooney. It follows the complex relationship between two young people, Marianne and Connell, as they navigate love, friendship, and personal struggles throughout their teenage years and into their early adulthood. The novel explores themes of class, power dynamic…
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Chapter 1 What's Ninth House Ninth House is a dark fantasy novel by Leigh Bardugo about a young woman named Galaxy "Alex" Stern who has the ability to see ghosts. She is offered a full scholarship to Yale University in exchange for monitoring the secret societies that use magic to manipulate the world around them. As she delves deeper into the worl…
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Chapter 1 What's Lolita Lolita is a novel by Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov, first published in 1955. The novel is written as a first-person narrative by a character named Humbert Humbert, who becomes infatuated with a 12-year-old girl named Dolores Haze, whom he nicknames "Lolita." Humbert becomes her stepfather in order to be closer to …
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Chapter 1 What's All American Boys "All American Boys" is a young adult novel written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. The novel tells the story of two high school students, one black and one white, whose lives become intertwined after an incident of police brutality. The book explores themes of race, privilege, and activism as the two protagon…
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Chapter 1 What's A Man Called Ove "A Man Called Ove" is a novel by Swedish author Fredrik Backman. It tells the story of Ove, a grumpy and isolated older man who is struggling with grief and loneliness following the death of his wife. Despite his outwardly gruff demeanor, Ove gradually forms connections with his new neighbors and learns to find joy…
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We're back for week three and we are discussing Under the Dome by Stephen King. As with all episodes this is very spoiler heavy as we discuss the plot, any twists, the ending, and the characters. Haven't read it and don't care about spoilers? We do a plot deep dive in all episodes (but leave things out here and there) so you'll get the overall gist…
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Chapter 1 What's A Court of Wings and Ruin "A Court of Wings and Ruin" is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. It continues the story of Feyre Archeron, a mortal who is brought into the world of the faeries and finds herself tangled in a complex web of politics, romance, and war. In this installment, Feyre must…
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Chapter 1 What's The Covenant Of Water The Covenant of Water is a short story by Abraham Verghese that explores themes of family, tradition, and culture. The story follows a young Indian boy named Santosh who travels from his village in India to America to pursue a medical education. As he navigates the challenges of adapting to a new culture and l…
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