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1001BooksPodcast

1001BooksPodcast

Joined March 2018

We are reading the 1001 books they say you are supposed to read before you die. Search “1001 Books Podcast” on iTunes, Google Play, & SoundCloud.
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Death and the Dervish | Mesa Selminovic, Bogdan Raki?, Stephen M. Dickey
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We are back with a new episode! This book surprised us with its beautiful translated prose and multilayered cross cultural learning opportunities. Give it a listen at #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts #1001books

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Cat's Cradle | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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This one was marvelously weird. What a wild ride! #1001books #googleplay #applepodcasts #soundcloud

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Portnoy's Complaint | Philip Roth
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This one got us riled up! Nothing like a long, complaining monologue that we found to be pretty misogynist to fuel our own rant. Give the episode a listen! #1001books #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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Catcher in the Rye. | J D Salinger
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We are back to regular posting with our first guest episode ever. We dive into this staple of high school English class #1001books #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts

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We‘ve been on a little hiatus because half our podcasting team is getting married in 2 weeks. But we squeezed in this book about family, trauma, and the price of a single night‘s decisions. #1001books #thegodofsmallthings #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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A new episode is up- a delightful audio diary of our experience doing the #24in48 challenge this last January. We go from over confident to getting the giggles all while reading some great books. Find it at #SoundCloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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Jealousy: a novel | Alain Robbe-Grillet
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We were divided about this stark portrayal of a jealous mind. Accurate take on what jealousy can do to us or dry and unrealistic? Give it a listen and you decide. #1001books #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts.

Crazeedi Thanks for the post, I'm going to check this out 10mo
Liz_M This was one of my favorite books that I would never have heard of without the list. I LOVED the format and was impressed with how much story could be told through what I think of as "stage directions"! 10mo
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The Leopard: Revised and with new material | Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
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This Italian historical fiction managed to teach us something about Italian history and bore us at the same time. We got pretty giddy in the episode though, so that makes a fun listen. #1001books #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts

MrBook Giddy episodes are good episodes. 😁 10mo
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Calling it a day at 20 hours. Our brains are mush, but it was fun. Look out for an upcoming episode documenting our weekend! #24in48

hes7 Nice! 🎉 11mo
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Kicking off day 2 about halfway into my 4th book. I‘m at 14.5 hours. This is a lot more intense than I expected! We will see how today goes. #24in48

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Moving on to book number 2 and admiring our pretty shelves #24in48

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange

Heading to bed 3 hours and 170 pages into the tagged book. #24in48

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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We are getting ready for the 24 in 48 challenge/podcast retreat. Think we have enough books for 2 people? #1001books #24in48

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We dove head first into this feminist classic. It was easy to see how this book is the foundation of so many others we love. Give it a listen #SoundCloud #googleplay #applepodcast #1001books

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In this minisode, we set our reading and podcast goals for 2019. The ultimate beginning of the year question: how do we organize our reading lives? Any tips? #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts #2019goals

MandaChittles Listening to this now 😊 11mo
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We wrapped up the year with an episode reviewing the best books that we came across in 2018. Some older, but all new to us and all great reads. Check it out! #1001books #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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This book surprised us by being meaningful, quotable, and a tear jerker. What a great read. Give it a listen where ever you find your podcasts. #1001books #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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In this episode we read our second Ishiguro. We expected more controversy, but we both agreed this one was kind of a dud for us. Check it out! #1001books #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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The Mandarins | Simone de Beauvoir
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After a brief hiatus, we are back with this take on intellectual life in a post WWII world. A bit of slog to read, but it gave us lots to think about #1001books #bookpodcast #themandarins #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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This week we chatted about PBS‘ The Great American Read and made our predictions about the top 10. #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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A Pale View of Hills | Kazuo Ishiguro
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We were split on how to interpret this very strange novel. It almost had too many levels. Search “1001 Books Podcast” to hear it #1001books #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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We felt completely immersed in this 1800s chunkster while being amazed that so many words could be written about a stolen check. #1001books #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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This book caught this Scarlet-Letter-hater by surprise. This should be the Hawthorne we force teenagers to read. Give it a listen #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud #readtheclassics #1001books

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This short novel was a wild ride. Surprise, there‘s no postman in it at all. But there is a murder, a trial, and an intense romance. Definitely worth a read. #1001books #bookpodcast #murdermysteries

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Down Second Avenue | Es'kia Mphahlele
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Down Second Avenue was a thought provoking memoir about the rise of the apartheid regime in South Africa and the hard choices that immigrants have to make every day. #1001books #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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Solitude: A Novel | Vctor Catal
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We were refreshed by this lovely look at a woman‘s inner life and the circumstances that make us brave enough to make big changes in our lives. Give the episode a listen! #1001books #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud.

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Look Homeward, Angel | Thomas Wolfe
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This was not the summer beach read we wanted . . . But it was the one we got. Book number 25 is checked off the list. Give it a listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or SoundCloud. #1001books #book podcast

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A fun little minisode of random book recommendations is up on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and GooglePlay. Check it out! #bookpodcast

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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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In this episode we got to know one of literature‘s famous sociopaths. Listen on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay. #1001books #bookpodcast

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Book-themed destination two- New York Public Library! #nyc #bookvacation

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Vacationing in NYC and we definitely went a bit crazy in The Strand today. What‘s the point of travel if you don‘t get some books and book related merch? #vacationbuys #somanytotes

rather_be_reading heck ya!! 1y
arubabookwoman The only thing the Strand is missing are quiet nooks and crannies to sit and sample the merchandise. 1y
1001BooksPodcast @arubabookwoman yes it was a bit crazy in there! 1y
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We were divided in our feelings about this 1990s-Shakespearean look at colonialism and how to process our racist past and present. Find us on apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, or SoundCloud and tell us what you think! #1001books #bookpodcast

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The Tin Flute | Gabrielle Roy
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The Tin Flute was a great read about poverty in Canada on the brink of WWII. Unlikeable characters with real motives is always a win for us here in podcast land. #1001books #bookspodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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June reads: the immortalists, gormenghast, madonna in a fur coat, the very good gospel, indigo, pachinko, the hazel wood, hunger, swing time, and the talented mr ripley. 8 fiction/2 non fiction and 3 #1001books. The tagged was my favorite!

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Gormenghast | Mervyn Peake
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Sighing with relief as we finish this one, but at least we can check it off the list. #1001books #bookpodcast #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

KellyHunsakerReads I agree! 1y
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Titus Groan | Mervyn Peake
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Prediction: this book will still be in our bottom 3 after we‘ve read all 1001. Yikes. Enjoy listening to us tear this book apart. #1001books #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #soundcloud #google play

DreesReads I enjoyed this one, it was weird and original. Gormenghast put me to sleep (I only made it halfway). 2y
1001BooksPodcast @AudreyMorris gormenghast is next week‘s episode. We‘ve been dying to find someone who likes these books because they do seem to be beloved and we couldn‘t figure it out. What characters or plot points that really made you love it? 2y
DreesReads It was the world building. The crazy castle, which is really a town, and the centuries of standards that have been followed unquestioningly. Everyone in their place and making the town work. And one guy who disrupts the whole thing. In Gormenghast my interests waned as soon as Titus left the castle. I guess I found Titus boring—his parents were fascinating. I was hoping to get to Titus-as-adult but didn‘t lol. 2y
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DreesReads I read this with a GR group (just the first) and was sure I wouldn‘t like it. I do not like fantasy (I HATED The Hobbit). But this book is about people! Yay! No made up creatures or talking animals or fairies. 2y
DreesReads I also loved Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt (I read that first). I think DeWitt likes Peake. 2y
1001BooksPodcast @AudreyMorris thanks for the info! We are both fantasy lovers and wanted there to be creatures and magic haha so that probably explains it. 1y
Daisey I listened to this as an audiobook several months ago and finally got around to listening to your podcast. I didn‘t hate the book but felt much the same as your comments. I enjoyed the world building but kept thinking it was building to something and then nothing actually happened. 1y
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In this week‘s minisode we each tackle a book that has languished on our shelves and we discuss just why we buy books that we don‘t read. Give it a listen! #1001books #bookpodcast

Crazeedi I have *gone to soldiers* on my shelf unread too! 2y
1001BooksPodcast @Crazeedi I read this one in high school but my podcast partner read it for this episode. We both definitely recommend it! 😀 2y
Crazeedi I need to read! Ty fir reminding me 2y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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May reads: salvage the bones, sister outsider, the court of frost and starlight, White awake, how to stop time, titus groan, less, shiny broken pieces, the cafe by the sea, a history of the world in 100 objects, Jane unlimited, salt, and the tin flute. 3 non fiction/1 poetry/ 9 fiction including 2 #1001books. The tagged book was my favorite.

Alwinn Love listening to your podcast and I too have made the commitment to read 1001 and a side note most people of librarything use the combination of all the lists so its up to almost 1300. So you do have Sherlock Holmes, East of Eden and Agatha Christie etc 1y
1001BooksPodcast @Alwinn happy to hear from a listener! And yes we‘ve just been using the most recent addition of the list. Maybe when we finish these ones in 30 years haha. What‘s a book you would pitch to be on the list? We will read it for a minisode! 1y
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If this is a Man | Primo Levi
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Due to our computer issues, we had to back track and re-record episode 16-Luckily it‘s a good one. This one was right in our wheel house as lovers of WWII books. Pop over and give it a listen. #1001books #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud.

jdtchicago When you finish the 1001 books series, you‘ll need to do the 1001 drinks series. 2y
1001BooksPodcast @jdtchicago that would make a great addition to our podcast actually. A new drink every week haha definitely worth a minisode at the very least! 2y
jdtchicago 1001 drinks for 1001 books? 2y
1001BooksPodcast @jdtchicago Has a nice ring to it! 2y
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Recording night was last night and we got a serious mic upgrade #1001books #bookpodcast #podcast

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This week I‘m working on this book that‘s been on my bookshelf for 3 YEARS for an upcoming minisode about the books we hold onto forever and never seem to read #shelfcleanout #tbr Do you find yourself owning a lot of unread books? What makes you keep them?

KateFulfordAuthor This was an excellent series when broadcast - here in the UK on BBC Radio 4 - suspect it went out on the World Service too. 2y
1001BooksPodcast @KateFulfordAuthor I bought this at the British museum on vacation 😊 2y
Crazeedi Oooh, I'm thinking this looks awesome 2y
1001BooksPodcast @Crazeedi it was a little dry but still pretty interesting 2y
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The River Between | Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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This week we read our first book from the continent of Africa and took a hard look at the way imperialism changed so many lives and still effects us today. #1001books #bookpodcast #applepodcasts #googleplay #soundcloud

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This week we read another book about communism. It seriously comes up in every #1001books pick! Find out what we had to say on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, and SoundCloud. #bookpodcast

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The Witness | Juan Jose Saer
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A strange but compelling tale about what happens when cultures first encounter each other. It‘s also the first book we have ever read about Europeans conquering South America by someone from South America. Worth a read. #1001books #bookpodcast

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April reads: Show me the way, Waiting for the dark waiting for the light, Ex libris, Obsidio, Uncommon type, Iron cast, Born a crime, Lilac girls, The river between, and The great alone. 7 fiction/ 3 non-fiction, 2 #1001books, and the tagged book was my favorite.

sprainedbrain Love that meme! 😂 2y
Crazeedi Haha!!!😄 2y
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A World for Julius: A Novel | Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Dick Gerdes
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And we are back in action! This week we review A World For Julius, a novel from Peru. Unfortunately, this book was 300 pages and could have made its point in 40. #1001books #bookpodcast #aworldforjulius

KellyHunsakerReads Ugh! When I read ones like this and remember that East of Eden is not on the list, I get angry. 2y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Spending my Friday night with this book. So far I find it very sad and pretty compelling, especially the parts about how abuse effects a family and why people don‘t leave abusive situations. As I keep reading though the plot is getting a little over the top . . . So we will see.

What are your thoughts on this book?

JHSiess Enjoyed the audio book. 2y
1001BooksPodcast In the end I liked it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
Crazeedi I have ebook reserved, heard people liked and didn't like. Curious to read 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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We didn‘t quite get an episode up last weekend but it was for a very good reason. My podcast cohost Chelsea got engaged! Regular episodes resume on Saturday.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations!!! Beautiful ring!!!💗💗💗 2y
julesG Congratulations! 2y
kitabi_keeda Congrats! 🎉 2y
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LizzieChantree Congratulations! 2y
Kaye Beautiful ring ! 2y
Smrloomis Congratulations! 🎉 2y
alvingregorio That's quite a rock! 2y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Taking this read to the beach this weekend. Anyone read this one? P.S. podcast episodes are still being rescued from a dead computer. Hopefully book 15, A World For Julius, will be up on Saturday.

Burghbookaddict I read this when it first came out amd loved it! Im thinking about reading it again 2y
Jaclenewilk Yes! Great read. Though a little dark and sad at times, it captured my attention. 2y
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Passing time time between podcast books with these short stories on the recommendation of a coworker. It‘s a nice collection with a lot of variety. Nothing life changing in here but a pleasant read. #shortstories