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What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.

Customer Reviews

Variety, passion for reading and humour

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rebel kindly
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2019-11-02
Love this podcast. There are a wide variety of guests and genres, so there is always something new to hear. The host is funny, generous and knows her stuff. She can probe into people’s tastes and extract real nuggets about what and why people read in a very entertaining (yet kind) way. Everyone’s passion for reading in every format and genre shines through making it a pleasure to listen to.
The only little niggle is that a lot of the recommendations are for US books and I’m in the UK, so I can’t always get them. And the fact that my TBR list is now massive...

My favourite

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Gentle Mummy
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2019-11-02
I save this podcast for my drive to a work on a night shift. I savour it as l feel l’m chatting with like-minded friends. Even when the type of books chosen feels not my style at all, l always gain something from the discussion, even if it’s a thought to try the book not for the participant! Truly my favourite podcast to listen to.

Readers safe haven!!

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Julia and Frida
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2019-10-27
I just found this podcast and I’m already obsessed with it!
I usually listen to it while working and I find myself pausing my work every 5 minutes to write down a title or an author that I ought to check out later.
There might be episodes that don’t resonate with every one but the overall book-talk is literally readers safe haven!
It’s a fantastic idea and I love that every episode is a discussion with a listener instead of just general book suggestions.

Why did I not find this quicker?

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Thisharrypottergameisepic
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2019-04-02
Oh my heavens. I was looking up good podcasts for readers and this kept coming up time and time again. I thought, why not?
I’m so so glad I discovered this! I have a huge, exciting reading list now and I’m so glad because this is like a personal little book club!
Listen to it. Try it out. I bet you’ll enjoy it.
Why risk missing an awesome experience?
There’s no reason to miss this.
Trust.
Me.

Love this show!

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Charlotte3457
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2019-03-14
Love, love, love this show! Anne’s voice and love of reading is so wonderful, and I look forward to this podcast every week.

Why did I just find this podcast?!

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AJames15
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2018-12-18
I adore everything about Anne’s podcast. It’s like a book club you can take anywhere with you!

Love it!

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How to Live a Life
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2018-10-23
Just discovered this fab podcast and am working my way through the backlist. Love to hear people talking about their reading habits and favourite books. A perfect formula - only problem it’s resulting in yet more books on my TBR list!

Fantastic new friend

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Zoe Wheddon
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2017-12-12
I have just discovered this podcast and I feel that I have made a new friend. A classy friend who really cares about me and my love of books and writing. I have a feeling that my bookshelves will end up like Anne's - with lots of books that I am reading all at the same time. I am looking forward to taking part in the book club in 2018.

I’m binge listening to this podcast

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CaitlinWoodington
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2017-12-08
I heard Anne ages ago on the Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. I didn’t really get into the podcast until I saw Rider Strong was on. I loved Boy Meets World in my childhood so immediately put it on and what I found was my new favourite podcast. I think I’ve listened to half the show in the last week. I’m loving this podcast and it’s helping to renew my love of reading.

Slowly catching up with Anne, & Adding to my Wishlist

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silentsgirl
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2017-11-06
Anne Bogel has a lovely voice and this podcast is conversational and friendly. I enjoy hearing from her guests, and finding out the connections between their reads. Those who seek clean and family friendly reading, or at least content warnings about things that aren't, will appreciate her recommendations. I quite heartily enjoy all the naughty stuff I encounter, so many of her recommendations, because they are mostly wholesome, are new to me. This helps me broaden my reading horizons.
I've been keeping a list of the books I finish since 1988, and I've already consulted it for purposes of applying to be a guest. I'm not a particularly interesting person, but I am particularly interestED in knowing what Anne might suggest for me.

My favourite podcast!

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Jolimum2
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2017-07-26
I love listening to the show, the format is simple but great. I love that the guests come from all walks of life and have different backgrounds. I have added so any books to be TBR list and have discovered a number of new-to-me authors thanks to Anne's selections. Love the 'what did they read'next episodes too!

Brilliant recommendations

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LauraEDT
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2017-07-02
I love listening to this podcast - even if I can't keep up with all of the books I would love to read after listening to it! It feels like a book club with friends listening to Anne chat with her guests, and she makes connections between books that I would never have considered. It has made me think much more about what my favourites say about me and be more discerning in what I choose to read. I look forward to it every week!

I love this podcast!

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LilyLM
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2017-06-20
I've been listening to Anne's podcast almost since the start and I love it! I trust her recommendations and she's led me to buy so many books!

Love the show, love your voice too Anne

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TanyaAnais
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2017-06-16
I love this show, really if you don't know what to read try this podcast you will be surprised

Amazing

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Booknerdthriller
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2017-06-13
An excellent podcast. Listening to this podcast feels like chatting to a group of your best friends about books. Anne includes a variety of genres, something for everyone. Love it

Really great podcast

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Caitlin from England
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2017-06-06
Really great podcast - my list of "To Be Read" books has grown exponentially due to Anne's recommendations. Plus as she talks to the guests about what books they love before she makes her recommendations to them, you can get an idea of what kind of books she is going come up with - which means it's easy to tell if you are likely to like them.

Know your kids

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SebbyR
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2017-06-05
I look forward to Anne's Podcast each week - I have listened to all 81 so far! I have been able to up my reading target from 25 to 50 a year. I now have a list of 'To be read' that keep me reading avidly as I can now chooose perfect books for me. The guests also are so perfect, I have discovered genres and books I never would have picked up.

Love this podcast!!

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FiLoHo
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2017-05-30
Been listening to this podcast since the beginning. Not only does it help me choose my next read, it also is a little bit of happy to listen to on my drive home from work on a Tuesday. Thanks Anne!!

My new favourite bookish podcast!

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emilyisruth
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2017-02-26
I discovered What Should I Read Next? at the beginning of the year & have been listening to all of the episodes ever since. I love the format, & all of the wonderful guests that Anne invites on (& of course Anne herself!) My TBR list had increased dramatically since I started listening, which is no bad thing.

Great!

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Lubkiez
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2017-01-03
This filled the hole left when Bookriot's Reading Lives was cancelled. Engaging discussions about books with interesting bookish people.

Great conversation about great books

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Joannellucas12
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2016-08-16
This podcast really just feels like you are having coffee with a good friend and discussing books - perfect.
I especially love the 'what did they read next' episodes, but they aren't sequential so just find one with at least a few books you recognise or have read and jump in!
Highly recommend for book lovers and readers of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy.

Wonderful :)

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Zoeprose
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2016-08-10
I love love this podcast. As an English Lit graduate and reader it's so fun to hear what others are reading. This podcast always inspires me to read more, and of course adds to my TBR list! It's definitely helping me out of a reading funk and it's nice to feel part of the bookloving community that Anne has created.

Great format, great conversation

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Rachm1977
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2016-05-21
This is a great books podcast - the format of a guest discussing books they love, hate and are currently reading means the discussion is often wide-ranging.
Anne's suggestions are occasionally a bit 'samey', but I always come away with at least 1 new book to add to my wish list.
The discussion is informed and thoughtful without being pretentious, and I really enjoy listening every week.

Wonderful!

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Themews
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2016-03-09
I really like this podcast and look forward to each episode. I love the discussion about books that people love and hate and I've got loads of books that I've added to my "must read" list. Highly recommend!

What I have been waiting for

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Fairycakegirl
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2016-01-17
If there was one person who I had been willing to start a podcast it is she, Anne Bogel. 2 episodes in and already I am hooked. Her choices are usually spot on and her opinion I value highly! Great podcast.

Awesome new podcast for book lovers

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Janeemf
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2016-01-12
Anne Bogel is the perfect person to host a book related podcast. Not only is she personable and knowledgeable about books but also she has great taste in books and has a great voice for podcasting. With her expertise and literary connections, I am excited to she who she will have as guests on her show. If you don't want your TBR list to expand then don't listen 😉