Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers which is a rather special one as most of it comes live from Booktopia Petoskey with Thomas and Simon being joined by Ann and Michael of Books on the Nightstand for a chat about Simon and Michaels favourite books with a live audience. Simon and Thomas also have a chat about what is on their reading horizons at the moment.
Rebecca & Any Human Heart Live from Booktopia () In the main segement of the show today you are in for quite the treat. Simon and Thomas are joined by Ann and Michael, or should it be they joined Ann and Michael, of Books on the Nightstand at Booktopia Petoskey to record one of two special shows where they all read each others favourite books. In this episode you get to hear them all talk about Simon’s favourite Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and Michael’s favourite Any Human Heart by William Boyd. (You can go over to Books on the Nightstand to hear them talk about Thomas’ favourite The Professor’s House and Ann’s favourite The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.) Will they all love each others books? Will they all be speaking at the end? You will have to listen to find out…
Reading Horizons () In the final, quick, part of the show Thomas and Simon talk about their reading horizons; what they have read, what they are reading and what they want to read next.
Thomas has read: Ben in the World by Doris Lessing
He is reading (and listening to): A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
He wants to read : Delicious by Ruth Reichel
Simon has just read (and adored): H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
He has literally just started: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
He is very eager to read: What She Left Behind by T. R. Richmond
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be back in two weeks when they will be discussing bookshops and even taking you around on with them. Next week Simon returns with You Wrote The Book (which has also been on a bit of a break) where his special guest is none other than Helen MacDonald who joins him to discuss her amazing book H is for Hawk.