Five Favorite: Book-related Podcasts

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

Okay, so, I love podcasts. They can be entertaining, informative, eye-opening – anything, really, which is why it’s so hard to wade through the thousands (upon thousands) of podcasts out there to find the one (or five, or ten) that will keep you engaged for 50 (or even 500) episodes. Because I love to read and am interested in the book world, I listen to a lot of podcasts focused specifically books, book news, and authors; here are my five favorite. (Can you tell I like Book Riot???)

AllTheBooksAll the Books!: All the Books! is a weekly show of recommendations and discussions about the most interesting and exciting new book releases; hosted by Rebecca Schinsky and Liberty Hardy of

BookRiotBook Riot – The Podcast: Book Riot – The Podcast is a weekly news and talk show about what’s new, cool, and worth talking about in the world of books and reading; hosted by a combination of Jeff O’Neal, Rebecca Schinsky, and Amanda Nelson of, and guests.

DearBookNerdDear Book Nerd: Dear Book Nerd is a bi-weekly advice show about life, love, and literature; hosted by Rita Meade of and guests.

LitUpThe Lit Up Show:  The Lit Up Show discusses books, writers, life, love and all things literary in an exploration of how what we read reflects how we live; hosted by Angela Ledgerwood and Emily Gould of

ReadingLivesReading Lives: Reading Lives features hour-long conversations with guests about their reading lives: the books and reading experiences that have been memorable, transformative, and meaningful; hosted by Jeff O’Neal of

Have your own five favorite book-related podcasts? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!