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The WFL Book Report Podcast

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Hi! I’m Heather-Lee Byrne, Information Services librarian and host of the Wellesley Free Library Book Report podcast. We want to make it easy for busy people in our community to figure out what to read next. Our podcast connects Wellesley library patrons with ranked popular titles and book recommendations from subject librarians in different genres so you know what to reach for when you’re ready to read!

Comments? Questions? Send us an email! wflbookreport@minlib.net

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Latest Episode: Episode 11 Cookbooks with Annette
Guest Librarian: Annette Diola

 

Interview Notes:

Today I’m going to talk to Annette, who just so happens to be our cookbook selector, about the collection, how she chooses what to add, and a couple of recent recommendations.

In today’s episode, Annette mentions:

Celebrate with Kim-Joy : cute cakes and bakes to make every occasion joyful by Kim-Joy

Let’s Make Dumplings! : a comic book cookbook by Hugh Amano

Barefoot Contessa: Ina Garten cookbooks

Ottolenghi test kitchen : extra good things : bold, vegetable-forward recipes plus homemade sauces, condiments, and more to build a flavor-packed pantry by Noor Murad & Yotam Ottolenghi

The Tucci cookbook by Stanley Tucci


Taste : my life through food by Stanley Tucci.

Reader’s Report

ADULT FICTION

 

  1. Lessons in chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  2. Foster by Claire Keegan
  3. Small things like these by Claire Keegan
  4. The Lincoln highway by Amor Towles
  5. The secret history by Donna Tartt

 

ADULT NONFICTION

 

  1. Breaking bread : essays from New England on food, hunger, and family
  2. We don’t know ourselves : a personal history of modern Ireland by Fintan O’Toole
  3. The Combat Zone : murder, race, and Boston’s struggle for justice by Jan Brogan
  4. These precious days : essays by Ann Patchett
  5. Make your bed : little things that can change your life –and maybe the world by William H.  McRaven

 

MYSTERY

 

  1. The madness of crowds by Louise Penny
  2. April in Spain : a novel by John Banville
  3. We begin at the end by Chris Whitaker
  4. A pretty deceit by Anna Lee Huber
  5. The Thursday murder club by Rishard Osman

 

SCIENCE FICTION

 

  1. Project Hail Mary : a novel by Andy Weir
  2. A deadly education : a novel by Naomi Novik
  3. The fifth season by N.K. Jemisin
  4. Dune by Frank Herbert
  5. The return of Fitzroy Angursell by Victoria Goddard

 

DVD

 

  1. Mrs. Harris goes to Paris
  2. Licorice pizza
  3. Don’t worry darling
  4. Elvis
  5. Nope

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

  1. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
  2. Constructing a nervous system : a memoir by Margo Jefferson
  3. The chancellor : the remarkable odyssey of Angela Merkel by Kati Marton
  4. Brazen by Julia Haart
  5. Is this anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

 

AUDIOBOOKS

 

  1. Spanish I A : the complete course ; Spanish I B : the complete course
  2. The light we carry : overcoming in uncertain times by Michelle Obama
  3. The little book of talent : 52 tips for improving your skills by Daniel Coyle
  4. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
  5. How to listen to and understand great music by Robert Greenberg

 

COOKBOOKS

 

  1. Half baked harvest every day : recipes for balanced, flexible, feel-good meals by Tieghan Gerard
  2. The date night cookbook by Ned Fulmer
  3. Basque country : a culinary journey through a food lover’s paradise by Marti Buckley
  4. Moosewood Restaurant cooking for health : more than 200 new vegetarian and vegan recipes for delicious and nutrient-rich dishes
  5. Veganomicon : the ultimate vegan cookbook by Issa Chandra Moskowitz

 

YOUNG ADULT

 

  1. City of dragons. The awakening storm by Jaimal Yogis
  2. Flying witch by Chihiro Ishizuka
  3. Space Boy by Stphen McCranie
  4. Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur
  5. The fifth quarter by Mike Dawson

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

  1. March by John Lewis
  2. Heaven official’s blessing = Tian guan ci fu by Moxiangtongxiu
  3. Life is strange. Coming home by Emma Vieceli
  4. Squire by Nadia Shammas
  5. Oksi by Mari Ahokoivu

More Episodes

  • WFL Book Report – Episode 10: Holiday Romances with Rachael (12/16/2022) - Holidays are in the air! Whatever your feelings on the holiday season, a little escapism can go a long way. Enjoy these Christmas romances from Circulation team member library TikTok and BookTube-er Rachael Hobson.
  • WFL Book Report Podcast – Episode 9: Graphic Novels with Annette (12/2/2022) - Annette brings us a number of diverse recommendations from our graphic novel collection, showing the breadth and depth of what’s available for readers
  • WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 8 – Marvel Movies with Jackie (11/18/2022) - Hi! I’m Heather-Lee Byrne, Information Services librarian and host of the Wellesley Free Library Book Report podcast. We want to make it easy for busy people in our community to figure out what to read next. Our podcast connects Wellesley library patrons with ranked popular titles and book recommendations from subject librarians in different genres […]
  • WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 7 – Western Thriller with Sue (10/29/2022) - Hi! I’m Heather-Lee Byrne, Information Services librarian and host of the Wellesley Free Library Book Report podcast. We want to make it easy for busy people in our community to figure out what to read next. Our podcast connects Wellesley library patrons with ranked popular titles and book recommendations from subject librarians in different genres […]
  • WFL Book Report: Episode 6 – Fiction with Megan (10/21/2022) - Comments? Questions? Send us an email! wflbookreport@minlib.net Guest Librarian: Megan Flynn Interview Notes: Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Megan Flynn, our fiction selector. She talks to us about Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.   Questions? Comments? Recommendations? Email us at: WFLBookReport@minlib.net Reader’s Report ADULT FICTION   The personal librarian by Marie […]
  • WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 5 – Science History with Tyson (10/7/2022) - Comments? Questions? Send us an email! wflbookreport@minlib.net Guest Librarian: Tyson Bolles Interview Notes: Today we’re going to be speaking with librarian Tyson Bolles about non-fiction history title, The Rise and Reign of the Mammals: A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us by Steve Brusatte. Known for his New York Times bestseller, […]
  • WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 4 – SciFi with Annette (9/23/2022) - Guest Librarian: Annette Diola Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Interview Notes: Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Annette Diola, her SciFi Book Club’s August pick: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. She has also written a sequel to this book titles Harrow the Ninth, and the third […]
  • WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 3 – YA Romance with Jackie (9/9/2022) - Guest Librarian: Jackie Linsky Interview Notes: Today Wellesley Librarian and YA selector Jackie Linsky discusses the popular title The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Jackie also mentions the other books in the Summer series, as well as To All the Boys…, another series by Jenny Han and puts in a good word for […]
  • WFL Book Report Podcast: Episode 2 – Memoir with Deb (8/26/2022) - Guest Librarian: Debra Berenbaum Our book recommendation this week is from librarian Debra Berenbaum: Anne Patchett’s These Precious Days. Interview Notes In today’s episode, Deb and I discuss Anne Patchett and how her work can be found throughout the library. Deb also mentions some other works by Anne Patchett: This is the story of a […]
  • Episode 1: Beach Read with Megan (7/30/2022) - Guest Librarian: Megan Flynn This week we’ll introduce the podcast, the Wellesley Reader’s Report, and speak with Information Services librarian Megan Flynn about her summer book pick in Adult Fiction, The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner. Interview Notes In today’s episode, Megan and I discuss Novelist, a Reader’s Advisory service that you can access through […]