2022 Buzzy Books

For this episode, we selected titles across a variety of genres that were getting lots of attention in 2022 - either because of awards, bestseller status, new books from popular authors, or some other metric! Join Laura and Nicole as they add to their to-read lists and Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast... Continue Reading →

Classic Lit Retellings

Why read the original when the remake is more fun? Try one of these retellings of classic fiction for updated and diverse versions of the stories you know. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books... Continue Reading →

Superheroes in Prose

Curious about superhero stories but not interested in reading comics? This episode is for you! Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search for eBooks through cloudLibrary. For full details about these titles... Continue Reading →

Agatha Christie Readalikes

Inspired by the recent Kenneth Branaugh adaption of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile, we've decided on another mystery episode! Laura's read all the Agatha's; Nicole has read none. Listen to some rambling from Laura about her favs, then get some reading suggestions of other reads that recall Agatha's plot-dense style. For more mystery recs,... Continue Reading →

Queer Romances

We realized that our first romance episode was seriously lacking - there were no queer love stories! So we decided to shine a spotlight on LGBTQ characters with a second romance episode. Enjoy one of these super sweet, delightful romances in your favourite romance subgenres today! Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform... Continue Reading →

Romance

It's time for an illustrated-cover romance roundup! Pick up one of these light-and-fluffy, trope-filled, all contemporary reads today. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print books through our online catalogue, or search for eBooks through cloudLibrary. For full details... Continue Reading →

Dystopian Gender Roles

We weren't sure what to title this episode. It was clear that there was a collective theme to these books, but our original idea of feminist dystopia wasn't quite right. I ended up at Gender-Interrogating Speculative Fiction, but Nicole told me (correctly) that is way too long and complicated. You can see what we've settled... Continue Reading →

Best of 2021

It's our last backwards-looking episode of the new year, as we recommend some of the best of 2021! Here's our picks of the buzziest, award-winningest, best-sellingest books from last year. Other Best of Year books previously recommended on Read This Next: We also did a "Best of 2021 - so far" episode, which you can... Continue Reading →

2021 Reading Wrap-up

In this episode, Laura and Nicole break down their 2021 reading with stats, fun categories, a deep dive into GoodReads bookshelves, and more. Add some more titles to your to-reads shelf (and get an introduction to GoodReads, if you're not familiar!) Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This... Continue Reading →

Best of 2021 (so far)

Have you been reading lots of 2021 books? At the midway point of the year, Laura and Nicole are highlighting some of the buzziest titles for your to-read list. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube channel. Place your TPBL holds for print... Continue Reading →

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