At the beginning of March, we recorded two podcasts that would take us through the month we thought we would be working from home. This is the second of those podcasts, one we called "Before and After: Recent and Near-Future Books that We Loved." I noticed that there is a fair dose of mysteries and thrillers on the list. You can see all the books we talked about below.
Also, a while back we held a summit with Amazon books UK and a few of our colleagues from Goodreads. We met to discuss all of the ways we can help readers to find good books and, in particular, to think about better ways we could all work together. The second part of this podcast is a discussion we taped right after the summit, so be sure to listen to the conversation between Sarah Gelman of Amazon books editorial in the US, Danny Feekes and Cybil Wallace of Goodreads, and Jen Barrett of Amazon books editorial in the UK.
Here are some highlights:
Seira, Erin, Vannessa, and Chris discuss "Before and After: Recent and Near-Future Books that We Loved" + Sarah Gelman talks to Danny Feekes and Cybil Wallace of Goodreads, and Jen Barrett of Amazon books UK.
- 1:38 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (Erin)
- 4:20 - Things in Jars by Jess Kidd (Vannessa)
- 7:04 - The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian (Seira)
- 10:47 - Author in Chief by Craig Fehrman and Until the End of Time by Brian Greene (Chris)
- 12:28 - The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers by Eric Weiner (Erin)
- 14:46 - Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing by Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing (Vannessa)
- 16:25 - The Last Trial by Scott Turow (Seira)
- 17:34 - The End of October by Lawrence Wright (Chris)
- 18:33 - Is it real or is it from a book?
- 22:25 - Sarah Gelman talks to Danny Feekes and Cybil Wallace of Goodreads, and Jen Barrett of Amazon books UK
You can find links to the podcast here: