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Top 6 Podcasts for Book Club Bibliophiles

Indulge in book talk beyond the pages with these novel shows

3:56 PM GMT on November 16, 2023

    If you love to bury your head in a book on vacation or in your down time, you know the struggle – reading is great, but it is also a bit lonely. If only everyone else was reading at the same speed and with the same enthusiasm as you! Enter: book pods. Share the joy of reading with bibliophiles just like you and immerse yourself in discussions of your favourite reads or undiscovered gems. We searched the internet to bring you only the best book club picks:

    Sara & Cariad’s Weirdos Book Club

    Comedians and authors Sara Pascoe and Cariad Lloyd created the cosiest space for all unconventional readers in Weirdos Book Club. Joined by their comedian and writer friends, each episode is a weekly chat about books that are stimulating and inspiring, and sometimes a little bit odd, that allows readers to join their book community. 

    Book Cheat 

    This podcast is for everyone who loves a classic. Or hates a classic. Or doesn’t even read. Basically, this is your ultimate Book Cheat pod. Dave Warneke reads books so you don’t have to and humorously retells the stories to two guests. For the first time ever, you might laugh at Tolstoy’s mammoth publications and grasp the whole of ‘The Tale of Two Cities’ in just two episodes. 

    You’re Booked

    Want to know what your favourite author is reading? Then this is the pod for you. Daisy Buchanan goes through beloved authors’ bookshelves and talks to them about their favourite book moments, memories and cherished titles. From Dolly Alderton to Ian Ranking, you will find every writer you love in You’re Booked’s extensive list. 

    Books & Boba

    Besides seemingly the best combination of drink and your favourite read, Books & Boba is a book club all about works by Asian and Asian American writers. It covers all genres from graphic novels to historical fiction, and it also includes a pick of the month for you to read and also includes some industry news – the best of all worlds!

    Fun Kids Book Worms 

    One for the little ones: Bex and the Book Worms unite in this fun pod from Fun Kids radio. Bex interviews authors, shares all about books and recommends monthly favourites. Tune in with your kiddos on the Fun Kids app, DAB Digital Radio or on funkidslive.com. This family-friendly podcast about books will make any car journey fly by and hopefully, get your little one to independently flip through even more books!

    Sentimental Garbage Caroline O’Donoghue brings us THE podcast to make you feel good about your feelings (and books). Sentimental Garbage may have evolved from its chick-lit beginnings with an occasional detour into the ‘Sex and The City’ category, but its origins on emotional resonance ring true with every episode that is discussing a cultural and bookish moment.

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