Life is short & my TBR is way too long – Modern Mrs Darcy

Alabama reader Shannan Malone has broad taste and high standards, and when it comes to new releases, even authors she’s loved in the past don’t get a free pass… the new book has to earn her love. So today’s episode goes out to all you eclectic readers who love hopping between genres.

We’re covering  the struggle of pinpointing what you dislike about a book that everyone else thinks is amazing, awkward characters for the introverted reader, Shannon’s book club that connects moms near and far through literature, and of course much, much more.

Let’s get to it!

What Should I Read Next #179: Life is short & my TBR is way too long with Shannan Malone

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Books mentioned in this episode:

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Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon
What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
The Lost Book of the Grail, by Charlie Lovett
The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession, by Charlie Lovett
The Almost Sisters, by Joshilyn Jackson
Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson
Circe, by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
The Odyssey, by Homer (translated by Emily Wilson)
The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry, by Gabrielle Zevin
The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions, by Emily P. Freeman
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, by Marie Kondō
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, by Marie Kondō
The Ensemble, by Aja Gabel
Daisy Jones & the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth
Calling Me Home, by Julie Kibler
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, by Balli Kaur Jaswal
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, by Balli Kaur Jaswal

What do you think Shannan should read next? Let us know in the comments!

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