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What Should I Read Next?: 70 University of Virginia Professors Recommend Readings in History, Politics, Literature, Math, Science, Technology, the Arts, and More | Jessica Rosalind Feldman, Robert Stilling
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What Should I Read Next? taps seventy University of Virginia professors in an array of fields for suggestions on how to satisfy this nagging intellectual curiosity. Each contributor recommends five titles that speak to their area of inquiry, providing both a general introduction and commentary on each selection. --from publisher description.
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To do list:
✔bookish podcast
✔more reading

#diariesofabooknerd #WSIRN

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I am currently in the process of reading 3 very different books. They are all great, but i think I need a break for something light and breezy. Any suggestions?? I have sooooo many on my TBR, that I am overwhelmed.

CaitZ If you like cozy mysteries try Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries. The first one is 8mo
TheSpineView If you like Paranormal I suggest the Half Moon Hollow series. 8mo
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Big ol‘ reading slump here. I have started 3 different books in the past 3 days and nothing is drawing me in. How do you all bust out of a slump??

Jen2 I reread an old favorite. 13mo
Jobe Find the right book! If those three didn‘t draw you in they aren‘t right 13mo
JoScho Slumps are the worst. I hope you find something soon that hooks you 🖤 13mo
Amiable I read magazines for a while--because the articles are short, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish one. 13mo
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Ok @BookishTrish (and anyone else who‘d like to chime in)—this is a small sampling of my stacks. 😊 Which one should I read next?

BookishTrish Nice stack! I‘d go 13mo
Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed Love & Gelato and Children of Blood and Bone! 13mo
AmyG Mudbound. It‘s SO good. 13mo
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hissingpotatoes Adding to the Mudbound train! 13mo
LiteraryinLititz I thought Geekerella was a cute and fast read. 13mo
CouronneDhiver That Blood and Bone one seems to have a ton of good feedback on here... 13mo
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This website is the one I like the most when looking for other book ideas. Just type in what you just read, or one you liked a lot, and it‘ll give you a whole list of other books to choose from that are a similar type.


MicrobeMom I am going to check this out! Thanks for sharing! 1y
Kaye Sure. I like fiddling with it and putting in all sorts of books to see what it spits back out at me. 😊 1y
Ashley85 Thanks! I‘m having fun with it. 1y
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KateFulfordAuthor Kaye: Can I be a human version of that site for you?! If so, may I recommend my debut to you? It has a sassy female narrative, a well developed cast of characters and a page turning plot. All the information you need (summary, reviews and more) is available in the link in my bio. Thank you, Kate. 1y
RebelReader @Kaye This thing is magic! I love it! 👍🏻 1y
Kaye Thanks, Kate. I‘ll go have a look 👀. @KateFulfordAuthor 1y
Kaye @rebelreader. Yea I found it quite awhile ago but forgot about it. I thought I‘d toss it out again in case you guys want to try it. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor You‘re most welcome, Kaye 1y
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Browsing Serial Reader for my next delivered to me read...one of my favourite apps of all time. Books in biteable chunks delivered to my phone. What should I read next?

#serialreader #serialreaderapp #whatshouldiread


Ok, so Neil is away. Back in two days but soon away for 2 more weeks. I‘m still not sleeping and generally stressed out. Need reading suggestions for when Isla is asleep. Just throw me titles, because I probably own them. Thank you! 🍻

JacqMac I think you need some fun books. I‘m reading the Soulless series. It‘s really fun. And I‘d recommend Jenny Lawson or Davis Sedaris. I hope you get some sleep. 2y
LornaDH Read most of those! But thank you! 2y
sprainedbrain How about The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller? She‘s my current author crush because holy buckets, she can write. 😍 2y
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Hey, Littens 😊
Readers block? Even though your TBR is 9000 miles long? Check out this website!

TheLibrarian How cool!! @Jess7 Jus what I need, more book recommendations 😂 2y
Cinfhen That was cool; thanks for sharing @Jess7 2y
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Ddzmini Awesome website 😋 2y
Weaponxgirl Thank You! I was trying to remember the name of the site the other day 😀 2y
Purrfectpages I love this site, but I wish it updated its database more. 2y
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I've been inactive for a long time but I'm back! I lost my 15 yr old kitty before Thanksgiving and had a really hard time w/it. I just wasn't up to reading/posting (need to get instagram active again too!). I've fallen out of the habit & need to get reading again. Just don't know what to start with, looking for something on the light/fluffy side, but I'm not a fan of contemporary stuff. Any ideas? #litsywelcomewagon #welcomebackwagon #endtheslump

ReadingSusan Sorry about your precious kitty. I know how hard it is. Sending you lots of good thoughts and hugs 💗💗 Welcome back. 2y
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss! 2y
Books.Bottles.and.Babies @ReadingSusan Thank you so much! I got her when I was only 16 so I had her half my life. I definitely needed some time to mourn. We just new kittens this month so having cats in the house again is helping too! 2y
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rubyslippersreads So sorry about your lovely kitty. 😿 2y
jillannjohn So sorry for your loss. 2y
Smangela Sorry for your loss! Getting out of reading slumps can be so hard, too. Do you like memoirs? I liked Jim Gaffigan‘s and it made me laugh out loud which is sometimes what I need for a slump-buster (edited) 2y
megt I‘m so sorry for your loss. I‘ll try to be back a little later with some recommendations. 2y
DGRachel So sorry for your loss. Losing fur babies is so hard. {{hugs}} 2y
Books.Bottles.and.Babies @Smangela Thank you so much! I love Jim Gaffigan so I will have to check that out! 2y
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Ahhhhhhhh so much selection for my sff by women marathon! I'll be done with Children of Blood and Bone minutes after kids go to bed, then I need to pick a couple things to start!

rwmg If you are looking for recs, I've onky read two of those you show, and both "The Lathe of Heaven" and "The Sparrow" were excellent. 2y
parasolofdoom @rwmg thank you! 2y
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My current situation. #Dottie is great company! Trying to figure out what to read next. I find I have zero patience when sick and just want to be entertained. That makes picking up the next book a little challenging.

bedandabook Get well soon! I always find a good, easy read crime novel is perfect when I‘m sick. Let us know what you settle on 😘 2y
LiteraryinLititz @bedandabook I second that genre! Feel better! 2y
Tamra You need a comfort read. 🤒 For me that is 2y
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DivineDiana Something light for sure! 2y
cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 2y
Zelma Good luck! I‘ve never been able to read when sick, which is really a tragedy. 2y
2BR02B I struggle with this too. I usually just end up binging TV shows instead (most recently The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which made for an excellent distraction.) Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Lesliereads Sorry you‘re not feeling well 🤧 🍲 ☕️. 2y
MicheleinPhilly Blerg. I hope you feel better soon! 2y
MaureenMc Have you read Her Royal Spyness series by Rhys Bowen? It‘s a great cozy series that doesn‘t require a lot of brain power. 😊 Feel better soon! 2y
EvieBee @bedandabook @LiteraryinLititz @Tamra I‘m thinking the same thing! 2y
EvieBee @DivineDiana Definitely! 2y
EvieBee @cobwebmoth Thank you! ♥️ 2y
EvieBee @Zelma When I‘ve had the flu in the past, all I could do was stare at walls! I hear you. 2y
EvieBee @2BR02B I‘ve been watching Father Brown on Netflix but I‘ve heard good things about Mrs. Maisel! 2y
EvieBee @Lesliereads @MicheleinPhilly Thank you! Sanitized hugs to you! 🤗🤗 2y
EvieBee @MaureenMc I loved the first book! On audio which is a great reminder that I need to continue that series! 2y
kspenmoll Feel better! 2y
tammysue So sorry you‘re not feeling well. Hopefully it will run its course quickly!🤒💗 2y
EvieBee @kspenmoll @whatshesreadingnow Thank you so much! I hope so too. Trying to really rest, and stay hydrated...which is kinda challenging lol! 2y
Jess7 If you haven‘t read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies, I highly recommend it. Just finished it last night and it was amazing. I also recently enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and I‘m loving this one: 2y
EvieBee @Jess7 It‘s sitting on my shelf. I really need to get over the size and just read it already. I love his writing style! And I listened to Eleanor last year. I adored it! (edited) 2y
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Got four books from the library and am having a hard time picking which one to read next.

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😂😂😂😂😂😂 #blameitonlitsy

ReadingSusan 🤣🤣 2y
Captivatedbybooks I have this conversations with my TBR often too 2y
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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hgrimes Harry Potter 2y
hgrimes (sorry, are we playing "guess the book"?) 2y
Lmstraubie @hgrimes Pretty much most books I read, but definitely HP ⚡ 2y
Jess7 Haha read #TheHateUGive and join our litsybuddyread or read #LittleFiresEverywhere and join the LFEREADALONG :-) 2y
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This popped up on my FB feed. Anyone ever hear of it?

(I should be getting ready to leave for work, but I half procrastinating and half trying to get my fiancee up.)

Jess7 Haven't tried it, but it sounds really cool 2y
WarpedSweetness @Jess7 I haven't tried it either. Sounds like a way to make my TBR grow bigger! Lol 2y
Jess7 Definitely! It may also give you more ideas for all of the #SeptemberPhotoChallenges 🐿 I created one for next month called AwesomeAutumnBooks 🍁 I hope you play along. Check out my page for the list of prompts and screenshot it if you're interested in joining the fun! 2y
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I enjoyed this place (and snack) so much while I was in Madison this past weekend, I decided to check out their first Chicago location, which is just a few blocks from my house, while I decide what to read next. #bookandsnack (That was a realllllly long sentence....😛) And I really love that cup 💀

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Not listening to an audio book while I'm cooking dinner, but it's the next best thing. I am listening to Anne Bogel talk about books and bookish things. 😊📚 #whatshouldireadnext

Laura317 I love @annebogel 's podcast. I get lots of great ideas. 2y
Lmstraubie I love this podcast!! 2y
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Ah, Sunday. Now I just have to pick a book...

tricours That looks perfect 👌 2y
Suet624 So fun to start a new day of reading. 2y
saresmoore Glorious! What did you pick? 2y
Moray_Reads One of the far too many ARCs on my Kindle 2y
Lcsmcat Pretty tea cup! 2y
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Okay Littens, I'm at a stalemate. Here are my top 5 picks & I just can't choose. What do you recommend???
#teachersoflitsy #librariansoflitsy #junetunz #buddyread #splashintosummerreads #hpchapteraday

julesG If in doubt, read a Gaiman. 😉 2y
Indexasaurus @julesG I second that! 2y
Suzze Maisie Dons, one of two or three favorite series! 2y
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syasutake Third vote for Gaiman, if you're in the mood for something magical. 2y
Jerdencon Maisie Dobbs! 😀 2y
hermyknee Ocean at the End of the Lane!! 💕 2y
Andrew65 Maisie Dobbs! 😊 2y
Andrew65 Looks like a two horse race! 2y
DivineDiana The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2y
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Okay! I narrowed it to 4. What should I read next Littens? You can vote on my twitter https://twitter.com/rachelshamdiego/status/867522733713653760

BUT THE BOOKS ARE: The Bean Trees, Perfect Little World, Coretta Scott King's Autobiography or Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe

melbeautyandbooks I haven't read any of those so I'm no help. Sorry. 2y
TheLibrarian I don't have Twitter but Perfect Little World. 2y
OrangeMooseReads Aristotle and Dante is a good one 2y
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Littens, help! What should I read next? I probably need something on the lighter side after The Secret History.

From L to R: Jami Attenberg's All Grown Up, Julie Buntin's Marlena, Rumaan Alam's Rich and Pretty, Tama Janowitz's Slaves of New York, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest, Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl, Nora Ephron's Heartburn, Jasper Fforde's Lost in a Good Book.

I'm open to others suggestions too!

Notafraidofwords I loved All Grown Up, but it's not a light read even if it is short. 3y
katedensen @Notafraidofwords Yeahhhh...that's what I've gathered. I almost started it last night because of the page length, but based on reviews, etc. I thought maybe not yet. 3y
LiteraryinLititz Jasper Fforde is a good palate cleanser! 3y
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Yournewfriendsams Gahh what a good line-up! I really liked The Nest! Family drama at its finest. 3y
Hobbinol I read Slaves of NY way back when it came out. The humor might be somewhat dated by now, but I remember really enjoying it at the time. 3y
Cinfhen The Nest was smart & snarky 3y
KVanRead I have super nostalgia for Heartburn. Makes me want to reread the book, make the food, watch the movie. Meryl!❤️ 3y
KVanRead And Americanah ! 3y
emilyhaldi The Nest is a quick read but not too heavy! 3y
Zelma Heartburn or Lost in a Good Book for lighter fare. Though I really, really liked The Nest. It was a quick read about rich people and their family problems, which is my Achilles Heel. 3y
katedensen @LiteraryinLititz @Yournewfriendsams @Hobbinol @Cinfhen @KVanRead @emilyhaldi @Zelma Thank you all for the input--it helped me select my next read, which I'll reveal shortly! And you reaffirmed that these titles are all #tbr worthy! (edited) 3y
moranadatter I didn't love Rich and Pretty. 3y
katedensen @moranadatter Interestttingggg. I notice no one recommended that one. What didn't you like? 3y
moranadatter It felt inauthentic. The characters didn't feel like real people so I didn't care what happened to them. The marketing didn't help. It was sold as a story about female friendship and it turned out to be a frenemy story. 3y
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Deranged with excitement at the live What Should I Read Next podcast at the Novel Neighbor bookstore. @Pamwurtzler is here too, but she didn't want to take part in our deranged antics.

Desha ❤❤❤ 3y
Lacythebookworm So exciting! 🙌😊 3y
MaureenMc 🙌 I tried to get tickets the day after the event was posted, but they were already sold out. I've watched some of the video, and it seemed like so much fun! 3y
auntie_jenn i have that j.crew shirt, too! 3y
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here's the stack of (some of) my #tbr books. i try to read (at least) one novel and one nonfiction book simultaneously.
#nowreading: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, and Chris Hayes's A Colony in a Nation.
which two should i read next?

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I read The Woman In Cabin 10 so fast I didn't have time to plan ahead! Here are my choices: the Mothers, Portnoy's Complaint, Consider the Lobster, Arcadia, Since You've Been Gone, Wayward Pines. Kind of a random mix, Ha! Any votes?

Lupita.Reads My vote is biased because I haven't read the others- read The Mothers next! 😂😍📚 3y
SimplyShelia Wayward Pines 3y
AbstractMonica The Mothers! 3y
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Hooked_on_books Wayward Pines is another fast read, so if you're looking to go another direction, I'd suggest something else, but it's good! 3y
BookBabe I really enjoyed Arcadia! So interesting. Good for Thanksgiving too, because it addresses family and what's important and made me feel thankful for the life I have. 3y
JacintaMCarter The Mothers! I'm only about halfway through and I have so many feelings about this book already. 3y
ReadingEnvy I would alternate essays from Consider the Lobster with other reads. 3y
rachellayown The Mothers. (But mine is biased like @Lupita.Reads because I haven't read the others either!) 3y
courtney @Lupita.Reads @AbstractMonica @JacintaMCarter @rachellayown thank you!! I just started the Mothers last night. I can already see why there is so much hype! @Shelia @Hooked_on_books I am going to have to dive into that one soon! I loved the episodes that I've seen of the show. I just needed a lil break from that type of book after all but I'm really excited you both liked it! 3y
courtney @BookBabe I LOVED Fates & Furies, I didn't even think of how it tied in to Thanksgiving! It seems like the Mothers will be a quick read for me so I may have to try and squeeze it in before next week! @ReadingEnvy Thanks for the tip! I've heard reading him can be kind of...dense. I'll try that! 3y
Lupita.Reads @rachellayown *high five* ❤️📚 3y
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Well, I can't afford this book bathtub I found on the interwebs, but I've got a Half Price Books coupon that's burning a whole in my pocket!

What are some awesome books I can read while soaking my chilly bones this winter? Give me all the recs you've got, pretty please.


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