Tune In: Bookish Podcasts to Listen to in 2019

Tune In: Bookish Podcasts to Listen to in 2019

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Podcasts make an excellent and super-fun supplement to reading: They allow readers to delve into aspects of their favorite books and authors that they otherwise might not have the time or ability to explore. At Bookish, we’re big podcast listeners, and we enthusiastically encourage you to get on the podcast bandwagon. Here are some bookish podcasts we’re listening to in 2019. Let us know what you’re listening to in the comments or on social media!

Bad Book Reviews

We all know that book reviews can be glowing or less than friendly. On this podcast, you can listen to authors react to some of their critics and talk about the role that feedback plays in their work.

Books and Boba

Reera Yoo and Marvin Yueh host this podcast that focuses on a work by an Asian or Asian American author each month. Past picks have included IQ by Joe Ide and Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

I Found This Great Book

Are you interested in talking about and reading more diverse books? This is the podcast for you. A recent episode focused on the work of Victor LaValle.

SSR Podcast

Do you love reminiscing about your younger reading days? Us too. The SSR podcast takes you back to the formative reading experiences of your youth.

Fated Mates

Sarah Maclean and Jen Prokop host this romance podcast where readers can participate in a close reading of the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.

Fully Booked

This literary podcast from the editors at Kirkus will give listeners insider access to the book world and introduce them to writers including Jill Lepore, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Jesmyn Ward.

The New Yorker: Poetry

Poetry lovers, we think you’ll flip for this podcast from The New Yorker’s poetry department. Kevin Young hosts various poets on the show as they read and discuss various works.

Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Readers who can’t get enough gay romance novels, look no further for your perfect podcast. Listeners can tune in for pop culture tidbits, interviews with their favorite authors, and more.

The Girls: Find Sadie

This podcast is the companion to the novel Sadie, a young adult thriller by Courtney Summers. Enhance your reading experience by checking out this extra treat!


  1. If you love 19th century women’s literature, check out Bonnets at Dawn (Ihttps://soundcloud.com/bonnetsatdawn) What started as a literary smackdown between Team Austen (host Hannah Chapman) and Team Bronte (host Lauren Burke) has blossomed into a full-throttle exploration of literature by women. There are read-alongs for well-known books from the era, such as Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North and South,” and of lesser-known works by famous authors, including Louisa May Alcott’s “Eight Cousins.” The social media community around this podcast is lively, too!

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