Hardly anyone likes the sound of their own voice. I bet Prince did, and rightfully so. But I'm no Prince. I'm much happier talking through this dusty, crusty old keyboard. But like the post office, we won't let that kind of minor embarrassment stop us from putting out episodes of the Amazon Book Review Podcast, which now total seven!
In our latest, we turn our attention to some of the books we're most looking forward to in 2019, and Seira Wilson interviews Magnus Nilsson, the world-renowned chef and author of several bestselling cookbooks in including The Nordic Baking Book. Don't let the conversation about gingerbread houses throw you—in Scandinavia, holiday celebrations continue well into January.
2019 books that we can't wait to read (1:23):
- The Testaments: A Novel by Margaret Atwood — A very long-awaited sequel to The Handmaids Tale
- The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders — Life, death, and telepathy on a tidally locked planet
- The River: A novel by Peter Heller — Shades of Deliverance (maybe) in this thriller by The Dog Stars author Peter Heller
- The Last Time I Saw You: A Novel by Liv Constantine — Shocking twists mark this dark tale of high-society murder
- On The Come Up by Angie Thomas — Another highly anticipated follow-up, this one from the author of The Hate U Give
- Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis — Another follow-up! Hollis's previous book was Girl, Wash Your Face
- The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison — A collection from a giant of arts and letters
- Deep River by Karl Marlantes — The author of Matterhorn offers up a turn-of-the-(19th)-century family saga set in the Pacific Northwest
- The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead — The story of a Jim Crow-era "reform" school from the National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern — We don't really know anything about this novel from the author of The Night Circus, but we can't wait, anyway
Seira Wilson's interview with chef Magnus Nilsson (12:30):
"I'm a very intuitive cook—it's my profession. I cook almost every day, and I'm very good at cooking. But I don't bake every day, and I'm by no means equally good at baking as I am at cooking—which I think has been an asset writing this book, actually...."
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