Interview with The Kao

Photo by Amber Hayes The Kao is Vincent Kao, an illustrator and comic artist known for his slice-of-life Web series, Mondo Mango, and the Prism Award-winning webcomic Magical Boy. Vincent graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a bachelor of fine arts in illustration. His work includes storyboarding, comics for independent studios, covers and posters... Continue Reading →

Interview with Evan S. Sullivan

Evan S. Sullivan lives in Ontario, Canada, with his fiancé, their very good dog, and their very just fine cat. Evan teaches university writing courses; in his free time he enjoys travelling, playing the piano, replaying his favorite video games, and continuing his 10-year wait for the next installment in his favorite book series to... Continue Reading →

New and Upcoming Fiction (Feb. 2022)

Click on the title of the book to place a hold! Becoming My Sister - V.C. Andrews Like everyone else in Palm Springs, Gish idolizes her smart, beautiful, kind older sister. Even their parents compare Gish unfavorably to Gloria—threatening to send her to boarding school once the more perfect sister leaves for college. But Gloria... 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 →

Fairy Stories

It's a Nicole-favourite episode this week, as we fall deep into the fairy realm and fantasy! All of these books feature fairies of some kind, with a couple series, standalones, YA and adult titles for variety. Listen to the episode on your favourite podcast platform by searching for Read This Next or watch on our YouTube... Continue Reading →

Books Set in Libraries!

Maybe it's a little narcissistic to be so interested, but hey, when you work in an iconically interesting place, you're going to want to read the books set there! Check out just a few of the many books set in libraries across all kinds of genres. We've been talking about doing this episode for ages... Continue Reading →

Portal Fantasies

Ever wish you could walk through a door and escape to another world? We've got you covered! Join Laura and guest Patience for reading suggestions that will take you away. 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... Continue Reading →

Interview with Martha Wells

credit Igot Kraguljac Martha Wells has been an SF/F writer since her first fantasy novel was published in 1993, and her work includes The Books of the Raksura series, The Death of the Necromancer, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, The Murderbot Diaries series, media tie-in fiction for Star Wars, Stargate: Atlantis, and Magic: the Gathering,... Continue Reading →

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