Ep. 173: Circling Back to Micro Genres We've Loved (2024) with Susie (@NovelVisits)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
1w ago
For Ep. 173, Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) joins me as we circle back to one of our favorite topics — niching down our reading into micro genres! In this special Circle Back, we revisit some previously shared micro genres from our two past Micro Genres We Love episodes and introduce two additional micro genres from a Patreon bonus episode not yet heard on the big show! We give examples that define each micro genre for us and share new books we’ve read that fit into these niches. Plus, we share books for that DIDN’T work for us. This episode is full of over 100 books for you to add to your TBR! T ..read more
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Ep. 171: Rufi Thorpe (Author of Margo's Got Money Troubles) + Book Recommendations
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
1M ago
In Episode 171, Rufi Thorpe she joins me to discuss her latest novel, Margo’s Got Money Troubles, and her career arc in general. Rufi talks about her inspiration for Margo and the quirky elements she uses to explore deeper topics like loneliness, motherhood, untraditional family dynamics, money, and art — all with a great sense of humor. We also go behind-the-scenes of marketing the book, including cover design, titles, and comparison titles.  Plus, Rufi shares her book recommendations! This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchas ..read more
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Ep. 170: Summer 2024 Book Preview with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
1M ago
Announcement One of the many benefits to joining our Patreon Community is that you get access to several bonus podcast episode series, including Book Preview Extras! In these episodes, Catherine and I share at least 4 bonus books we are excited about that we did not share in the big show preview episode. Get more details about all the goodies available to all patrons (Stars and Superstars) and sign up here! CLICK HERE for the full episode Show Notes on the blog. Highlights Now that the 2024 Summer Reading Guide is set, Sarah welcomes heavier and more literary books. Cath ..read more
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Ep. 169: Spring 2024 Circle Back with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
2M ago
In Episode 169, Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books and I catch up on the 12 new releases from the Spring 2024 Book Preview. We share our reading stats, chat about what we liked, and what didn’t quite hit the mark. Tune in to hear our thoughts on these books and get some recommendations for your next read!  This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). CLICK HERE for the full episode Show Notes on the blog. Access the 2024 Summer Reading Guide Cheatsheet and Free Trial on Patreon here. Highlights Cather ..read more
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Ep. 168: 2024 Summer Reading Special with Susie (@NovelVisits)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
2M ago
Susie Boutry (@NovelVisits) and I share our favorite books that missed last year’s Summer Reading Guide, some shorter books we think are great for summer reading, and our #1 picks for each category featured in my 2024 Summer Reading Guide. This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). CLICK HERE for the full episode Show Notes on the blog. Access the 2024 Summer Reading Guide Cheatsheet and Free Trial on Patreon here. Summer Reading [9:19] Books That Missed Last Year’s Summer Reading Guide [10:14] Sarah All the S ..read more
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Ep. 167: Circling Back to 2018 in Books with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
2M ago
In Ep. 167, Catherine (@GilmoreGuide) and I are circling back to 2018 in the book world with a special retrospective episode!  We share big bookish highlights for that year, including book news, award winners, and what was going on in the world outside of reading. We also talk about our own 2018 reading and our favorite 2018 releases.  Plus, you’ll hear listener-submitted favorites!  This episode is overflowing with great backlist titles to add to your TBR!   This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost ..read more
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Ep. 163: Classics & Retellings 101 with Sara Hildreth (@FictionMatters) + Book Recommendations
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
4M ago
In Episode 163, Sara Hildreth, from @FictionMatters and co-host of the podcast Novel Pairings, returns for her third appearance on our show as our expert for Classics & Retellings 101. Sara guides us through the sometimes intimidating world of timeless reads in an accessible way. She busted some myths about classics and changed my mind about some elements of the classics. And, she has a great approach to find the perfect retelling of your favorite classics for your next read.  This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a pur ..read more
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Ep. 162: BookTok 101 with Leigh Stein (Author & Journalist) + Book Recommendations
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
5M ago
In Episode 162, Leigh Stein (author and journalist) joins me to jump into the world of BookTok, the bookish corner of TikTok. We talk about what early elements started this sensation, how creators and their content are different on this platform, and the main audience engaging with the app’s evolving algorithm. We also discuss the continuing gap in marketing and authentic social media content, and how we think publishers could address this issue. (Did we solve it?!) Plus, Leigh shares some great book recommendations! This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission wh ..read more
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Ep. 161: Amanda Peters (Author of The Berry Pickers)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
5M ago
In Episode 161, author Amanda Peters joins me to discuss her surprise hit novel, The Berry Pickers. This debut novel (which was the 2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Pick) seamlessly blends sadness and heartwarming moments.  In our chat, Amanda shares what (or who) started her on this journey, the road to publication, and what she hopes readers take away from her first novel.  Plus, Amanda shares some great book recommendations! This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). CLICK HERE for the full episode ..read more
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Ep. 160: The Best Backlist Books We Read in 2023 with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)
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by Sarah Dickinson | Sarah's Bookshelves
6M ago
In Episode 160, Catherine (@GilmoreGuide) and I share the best backlist books we read in 2023. We each discuss our top 5 backlist books from last year, highlight some underrated backlist gems, and review our backlist reading statistics. Devoting an entire episode to backlist reading is something we love doing and we've heard from you that you love it too! This post contains affiliate links through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). CLICK HERE for the full episode Show Notes on the blog. Announcement Available Now! To get the backlist reading gu ..read more
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