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Get Lit: Top 10 Podcasts for Book Lovers

If you're a book lover who can't get enough of literary discussions, author interviews, and reading recommendations, podcasts are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the world of literature. But with so many choices, it can be hard to narrow in on the best and brightest to help you build your TBR pile. Whether you're looking for book reviews, behind-the-scenes insights, or fascinating discussions on your favorite novels, there's a podcast out there for you. Here are ten of the best podcasts for readers to explore:

Top 10 Podcasts for Book Lovers

1. The New York Times Book Review

Dive into the world of literature with The New York Times Book Review podcast. Hosted by the editors of The New York Times Book Review, this podcast features interviews with authors, book recommendations, and discussions on the latest literary trends and releases.

2. Book Riot

Book Riot is a treasure trove of bookish content, and their podcast is no exception. Tune in for lively discussions on a wide range of literary topics, including book recommendations, genre deep dives, and author interviews. With a diverse lineup of hosts and guests, there's something for every reader on Book Riot.

3. The Guardian Books Podcast

Get your literary fix with The Guardian Books Podcast, featuring interviews with authors, book reviews, and discussions on the latest news and trends in the world of literature. From fiction to non-fiction, this podcast covers a wide range of genres and topics.

4. The Literary Salon

Hosted by author Damian Barr, The Literary Salon is a must-listen for book lovers. Each episode features in-depth interviews with acclaimed authors, discussing their latest works, writing process, and literary inspirations. With a mix of humor, insight, and wit, The Literary Salon offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of writing.

5. Borrowed

Produced by The Brooklyn Public Library, Borrowed puts a unique twist on the literary-oriented podcast. This narrative series revolves around some superhero librarians, neighborhood stories, and what it really means to be a free, democratic place in today’s changing world. Listen to stories told through the lens of libraries as they serve their communities during natural disasters, the challenges of homelessness, and NYC’s fraught relationship with trash.

6. The Librarian Is In

Join the librarians of the New York Public Library on The Librarian Is In for lively discussions on books, culture, and more. With a mix of book recommendations, author interviews, and literary banter, The Librarian Is In is the perfect podcast for book lovers looking to expand their reading horizons.

7. Overdue

Overdue is a podcast that explores the books you've been meaning to read. Each episode, hosts Andrew and Craig discuss a different book, ranging from classics to contemporary bestsellers. With humor, insight, and a touch of irreverence, Overdue is a fun and entertaining podcast for book lovers of all ages.

8. Reading Glasses

Hosted by Brea Grant and Mallory O'Meara, Reading Glasses is a podcast for book lovers looking for reading recommendations, bookish advice, and discussions on all things literary. With a focus on diverse voices and genres, Reading Glasses offers something for every reader.

9. What Should I Read Next?

Hosted by Anne Bogel, What Should I Read Next? is a podcast that helps readers discover their next great read. Each episode features a different guest discussing their reading habits, favorite books, and literary preferences, with Anne offering personalized book recommendations based on their tastes.

10. The Penguin Podcast

Produced by Penguin Books, The Penguin Podcast features interviews with authors, musicians, and other creative minds. With a focus on storytelling and creativity, this podcast offers insight into the creative process and the world of literature.

Bonus Book Podcasts

Many of the podcasts above feature traditionally-published authors. The following bonus podcasts shine a well-deserved spotlight on some must-read indie books and their authors. Check them out!

11. Emma Palova: Author Podcast Show (Authors Unbounded Podcast Channels) and For the Love of Books

Meet Indie and small press authors who pour out their hearts in their books as they marvel at the world around them on Emma Palova's Author Podcast Show with Authors Unbounded Podcast CHannels. Let them inspire you, turn your dreams into reality, and unleash your imagination, boundless, free.

Host Emma Palova, who you may also know from her podcast For the Love of Books, speaks with a lively assortment of scribes on her show. The podcast features indie and small press authors, and their events with bonus special episodes about book marketing.

12. Indie Reads Aloud

If you love listening to books, swing by Indie Reads Aloud, a terrific podcast hosted by Diana Kathryn Plopa. Featuring a wide variety of genres, you'll find something for every member of the family as Diana sits down with each author for a delightful chat before inviting the authors to read an excerpt from their latest work.

Whether you're looking for book recommendations, author interviews, or discussions on the latest literary trends, these ten podcasts (plus our bonus suggestions) are sure to delight any book lover. Tune in to explore the world of literature and discover your next great read!

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