Booked Out is our monthly book recommendation podcast, from Woodbridge Library’s Kellie Dimmock, Richard Baker, Sheila Haskins and Sophie Green.
Kellie is joined by guests to discuss health and well-being titles Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong, Food is Better Medicine than Drugs by Patrick Holford, Overcoming Insomnia & Sleep Problems: a self-help guide by Colin Espie, A Guide to Nature's Remedies by Mark Evans, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers and Happy by Derren Brown..
Richard and guests discuss some of their favourite works of American fiction including: The World According to Garp by John Irving, Dark Town by Thomas Mullen, The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy and Butcher's Crossing by John Williams.
In this bumper edition, Sophie and guests discuss the most borrowed titles in Suffolk this year and offer up some recommendations from staff for good reads and things to watch.
Kellie and guests discuss titles including the books of Nora Ephron and Barbara Pym, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson, Roger Mortimer’s book of letters to his son, Dear Lupin; Awful Auntie by David Walliams, JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Tonke Draght's Letter for the King – a Quest; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling and the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
Sheila and guests discuss reading habits: Where we read, when we read, what we read and why?
Richard and guests Clare and Guy discuss Laputa - Castle in the Sky, Dir. Hayo Miyazuki, Porco Rosso Dir. Hayo Miyazuki, Atomised by Michel Houellebecq and The Galactic Pot Healer by Philip K Dick.
Sophie and guests discuss titles from this year's Carnegie Award shortlist for outstanding children's and YA fiction, plus other recommendations for younger readers including; Itch by Simon Mayo, The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon, and picture books by Steve Anthony, Kate Baker and Hui Skipp, and David Melling.
Among the DVD box sets discussed this month are The Thick of It, Girls, Flowers and Orange is the New Black.
Sophie and guests discuss the six titles chosen as the Brave New Reads for 2016: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume, The Secret to Not Drowning by Collette Snowden, The Illusion of Separateness by Benjamin van Booy, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock.
Kellie and guests discuss favourite diaries and journals including A Notable Woman: the Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt, The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto, Che Guevara, The Natural History of Selbourne by Gilbert White, Notes from Walnut Tree Farm by Roger Deakin and Buster's Diaries by Roy Hattersley.