Books and podcasts. The two go together surprisingly well. There’s nothing better than cracking open a good book and settling down for a long reading session.
And there’s also not much better than listening to a great podcast on a topic that you love. But what if the two things were actually combined?
What if there was an awesome and entertaining podcast all about books that can help you to find your next favorite literary masterpiece?
Luckily, such podcasts do exist, and here are nine of the absolute best that will definitely get you excited to start reading! Read on below now!
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Book Riot – The Podcast
Book Riot is one of the top online resources for finding out about the best new books and novels from across the world.
Want to find out what’s truly worth reading, and what’s truly worthy of your time? Then the people behind the Book Riot podcast are here to help.
Book Riot is dedicated to finding the best new literature that you may not have heard of.
It doesn’t just dedicate its time to only the New York Times bestsellers, but also some of the great but otherwise lesser-known works.
Listen on bookriot.com
Books And Boba
Do you love the delicious taste and sensation of boba tea just as much as you love books? Imagine the two together!
The show is hosted by a group of Asian-American authors and book lovers who have a clear passion for everything they talk about.
And no book is ever off-limits when it comes to discussion. As the hosts will gladly talk about any novels, graphic novels, sci-fi, or non-fiction novels that take their fancy.
Listen on booksandboba.com.
The Guardian Books Podcast
If there is any resource you can trust to bring you into contact with the best new books it’s definitely the Guardian.
This amazing podcast leverages the excellent tastes of the Guardian Books team to recommend the best new books that you can listen to.
As well as this, the show also features interviews with multiple authors, so that you can gain unrivaled insight into their creative process and what inspires them to write!
Listen on theguardian.com.
The Penguin Podcast
Penguin, easily the world’s biggest publisher of printed works, has now lent their excellent talents to the podcasting medium.
Want to find out about the best new reads from some of the greatest minds in the industry, then check this podcast out.
The show invites many of Penguin’s most popular authors onto the show to discuss their inspirations and their work.
This is a very inspiring podcast that will help you to feel much closer to some of your favorite contemporary authors and storytellers.
Listen on Penguin.
All The Books!
New books are always coming out. Every single week, new books hit the shelves and become the next big thing.
But how are you possibly supposed to find the best books amongst such massive lists of best-sellers and critically acclaimed independent literature?
The best solution is to check out All The Books!
This podcast, which premiers twice a week, explores the week’s best releases so that you always know what to check out and when you can check it out.
Listen on bookriot.com.
The best way to get to know your favorite authors is to find out what their favorite books are. What are the kinds of books that have them cowering under their covers?
What are their guilty pleasure reads? And what books could they not possibly live without?
This show seeks to explore the bookshelves of some of the world’s favorite authors to try to get a little bit closer to understanding what makes them tick and what inspires them to do what they do.
This series takes a very simple concept and makes it work wonderfully.
Listen on acast.com.
The Worst Bestsellers
The description for this series puts it very succinctly. “We read stuff so you don’t have to.”
Sometimes it can be just as enjoyable to read through some terrible literature and laugh along as it is to read some of the best literary classics.
But sometimes it can be difficult to find the time to read terrible literature, so the hosts of this fantastic show have taken the task upon their own shoulders as they set out to discover what are the absolute worst bestsellers ever written.
Listen on frowl.org.
So Many Damn Books
Every book lover alive has at some point encountered the dreaded book pile.
That one stack of books you want to read that never seems to shorten and always seems to grow larger and larger with each new book you purchase.
Some view it as a curse, while some view it as a blessing.
This show is here to explore the book stacks of some of the literary world’s biggest names, which is surprisingly revealing and will lead you to feel much more in tune with some of your favorite authors and literary authorities.
This is a fantastic podcast and its simple initial hook has endless potential and the show realizes it to the fullest.
Listen on somanydamnbooks.com.
The wonderful Barrelhouse magazine is one of the best and coolest magazines on modern literature that you can check out, but even better than the magazine is the Book Fight podcast right from the minds of some of Barrelhouse’s best editors.
The show explores the best recent literature and does so in a very energetic and characterful way that is full of charm and character and I can guarantee you that it is full of laughs.
At multiple times I found myself in fits of laughter just listening to the show. It is simply that funny.
It’s also full of fantastic recommendations to increase your reading list!
Listen on bookfightpod.com.