Read it Forward show

Read it Forward

Summary: Welcome to the Read it Forward Podcast, hosted by RIF editors Abbe and Emma. We sit down every week to chat about our favorite books, alongside authors and other special guests. We share what we’re reading, we ask authors what’s on their TBR pile and we give book recommendations that are sure to please. Listen along when you’re on the hunt for your next great read. We comb our shelves to bring you the absolute best books out there.

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 Episode 34 — Delia Owens and Educated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:50

In this episode, Abbe, despite being late to the game, raves about Tara Westover's memoir, Educated. Then, she chats and laughs with author Delia Owens about her novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, elephant behavior, and Reese Witherspoon. Finally, Abbe gets personal with psychic medium and author, Laura Lynne Jackson, about her most recent work, Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe and messages we receive from loved ones on the other side.

 Episode 33 - Taffy Brodesser-Akner and The New Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:36

In this episode, Abbe reviews The New Me by Halle Butler, and the book's relatable, albeit unlikeable, protagonist. Then, she sits down with author and journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner about her novel, Fleishman is in Trouble, marriage, and Bradley Cooper. Finally, Abbe and Camille Perri talk about When Katie Met Cassidy and other novels with queer protagonists that are perfect Pride Month reading.

 Episode 32 - Dani Shapiro and Next Year in Havana | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:37

In this episode, Abbe tells us about a work of historical fiction with a dual narrative, Next Year in Havana. Then, she sits down with author Dani Shapiro about her latest memoir, Inheritance, and the power of secrets. Finally, Abbe teams back up with Emma to try and guess celebrity audiobook narrators. Will they get stumped by British accents? You bet!

 Episode 31 - Helen Ellis and The Spies of Shilling Lane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:35

In this episode, Abbe tells us about a new WWII-set novel, The Spies of Shilling Lane. Then, she sits down with author, professional poker player, and all-around funny gal Helen Ellis about her new book of essays, Southern Lady Code. Finally, Abbe chats with Victoria, Caroline, and Stacey, the three women behind Book Babes, the NYC-based book club for millennial women, about their ideal summer reads.

 Episode 30 - Abby Maslin and Ghosted | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:46

In this episode, Abbe tells us about the perfect paperback to take to the pool, Ghosted by Rosie Price. Then, she sits down with author Abby Maslin and her husband TC about Abby's memoir, Love You Hard, which details TC's brain injury and the way it changed their marriage. Finally, Abbe chats with Linda D. Anderson, Ph.D., Sonia R. Banks Ph.D., Michele L Owens, Ph.D. about the keys to communication.

 Episode 29 - Minnie Darke and Something in the Water | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:09

In this episode, Abbe tells us about the summer thriller she's been enjoying, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. Then, she sits down with author Minnie Darke about her novel, Star-Crossed, love, and astrology. Finally, Abbe chats with Sophie and Danielle from the Random House social media team about the books that belong on every millennial's bookshelf.

 Episode 28 - Nell Freudenberger and Dear Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:25

In this episode, Abbe tells us about the young adult novel she's been devouring, Dear Martin by Nic Stone. Then, she sits down with author Nell Freudenberger about her novel, Lost and Wanted, and the physics involved in the plotline. Finally, Abbe chats with author Andrea Bartz about her thriller, The Lost Night, and about characters in literature that drink too much.

 Episode 27 - Megan Griswold and Gingerbread | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:26

In this episode, Abbe tells us about the fairytale-inspired book she's been reading: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. Then, our book correspondent, Emma, sits down with Megan Griswold about her memoir-in-remedies, The Book of Help. Finally, Abbe chats with psychologist and author Michael C. Reichert, Ph.D., about his new work, How to Raise a Boy.

 Episode 26 - Sophie Kinsella and Daisy Jones & The Six | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:54

In this episode, Abbe talks about what she's been reading: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, a uniquely-told novel that is rife with rock 'n roll drama. Then, she sits down with Shopaholic series author Sophie Kinsella about her latest standalone book, I Owe You One. Finally, Abbe chats with bookstagrammer Taylor Noel to talk about reads that will get your book club talking.

 Episode 25 - Gretchen Rubin and A Gentleman in Moscow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:29

In this episode, Abbe talks about what she's been reading: book club fave A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Then, she sits down with life guru Gretchen Rubin to discuss her latest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. Finally, we hear from eleven authors about their favorite library memories.

 Episode 24 - Amber Tamblyn and Where the Crawdads Sing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:49

In this episode, Abbe shares what she's been reading: the wildly popular novel, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Then, she sits down with activist, actress and author Amber Tamblyn to discuss her memoir-cum-manifesto, Era of Ignition. Finally, some Game of Thrones fans join Abbe in the studio to talk about books that remind them of George R. R. Martin's beloved series.

 Episode 23 - Marco Borges and White Teeth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:13

In this episode, Abbe sits down with Marco Borges, author of The Greenprint, to hear about how to help your body and the planet, and what it's like to work with Beyoncé. Then, Amy, Abbe, Emma discuss books that remind them of Zadie Smith's White Teeth. Finally, our Book Doctor Stella delivers this week's litscriptions, offering up books to match every mood.

 Episode 22 - Ben Macintyre and Annalena McAfee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:55

Talking spies with author Ben Macintyre and Scottish isles with Annalena McAfee, as well as guessing celebrity audiobook narrators.

 Episode 21 - Transparent Creator Jill Soloway and Becoming by Michelle Obama | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:21

In this episode, Emma, Amy, and Abbe chat about the books they're reading right now. Abbe speaks with Transparent creator and author Jill Soloway to talk about their memoir, She Wants It. Finally, the co-hosts discuss Michelle Obama's best-selling memoir Becoming.

 Episode 20 - Meg Tilly and Books like Station Eleven | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:26

In this episode, Abbe sits down with actress and author Meg Tilly to talk about her debut romantic thriller, Solace Island. Next, Abbe, Emma, and Amy talk books that remind them of Emily St. John Mandel's novel Station Eleven. Finally, the co-hosts discuss books that center on wacky families.


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