Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, this week as this goes lives Simon and Thomas will be recording a live episode with some listeners in Petoskey MI at Booktopia which should be up in the next week or so but for now here is the latest recorded show where they discuss diverse reading and book events, as they are at one.
Diversiverse () Thomas has been in touch with blogger Aarti from the Booklust who has set everyone a brilliant and simple challenge of reading more authors of colour. Unlike a lot of challenges there is no pressure, you read as many as you want or just one – you can find out more here – between the 4th and 17th of October . Thomas and Simon talk about the books that they are going to be reading and which ones they would recommend you give a whirl.
Book Events () As Simon and Thomas will be at Booktopia when this goes live and at one of the best book events that you could have the pleasure of going to, they thought that they would talk about the joys of book events, well Simon does, Thomas hasn’t dabbled in to too many, yet. They talk about what sort of book events they love and why they think they are important and why meeting authors can be such a great thing.
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be back in two weeks with more book based banter… Next week Simon returns with You Wrote The Book where his special guest is crime writing legend Bethan Roberts who joins him to discuss her latest novel Mother Island. If you missed it last he was joined by Val McDermid one of his favourite crime writers.