Literary Pod Casts

While I was waiting for my next audio book to arrive off the wait list, I researched book related podcasts. Here is a list of 90 Best UK Book Podcasts to check out. The list includes audio books for children (such as the free Story Books for Kids and Story Nory), the Richard and Judy Book Club (the UK’s biggest book club), and other book-related categories.

Little Nothings

Three women friends, Liv, Binnie & Beth add a new member, Ange, to their group who initially seems genuine. However, Liv discovers over time, Ange is out to separate her from the rest of the group. Ange’s little digs begin to pile up, and during a group vacation in Greece, Liv finally has had enough and explodes. She leaves the group after finding a new friend, Clara, who is quite unconventional. But will Liz take it too far in her efforts to pay Ange back for her backstabbing? This is quite the suspense novel!

Flying Solo

Linda Holmes follows her hit title Evvie Drake Starts Over with another winner: Flying Solo. Laurie Sassalyn volunteers to clean out her favorite aunt Dot’s house after her death. Her four brothers are all too busy, and since Laurie is a freelancer and is in between jobs, she is the logical choice. But when Laurie returns to her hometown in Maine to work on the house, she is dismayed to find it is crammed with her aunt’s memorabilia. She enlists the help of a local man who offers to sell what pieces he thinks would command a profit, but she soon finds out he isn’t what he seems. But Laurie sets out to right a wrong with her youngest brother’s help, and finds romance along the way with an old boyfriend. I very much enjoyed this, it’s a great light summer read.

Again, Rachel

Rachel is a recovering addict working as a therapist at a rehabilitation center for addicts in Ireland (which she also attended years ago). She is happy with her job, her family, and her boyfriend. She receives an ‘invitation’ to attend the funeral of the mother of her ex-husband and is thrown off-kilter considering whether or not to attend. She hasn’t seen or spoken to her ex for about 6 years. Luke left her and moved to the United States and she has unresolved issues regarding the end of their marriage. The story includes colorful details of Rachel’s patients at the rehab center as she tries to help them recover from their various addictions. With humor and regret, Rachel revisits the past as she confronts her ex-husband and faces the truth about the end of their relationship. This is book #7 in the Walsh family series although it is fine to read as a stand alone novel. Recommended.

The Mitten: An Ukrainian Folktale

If you’re looking to learn more about the Ukraine, the children’s book, The Mitten: An Ukrainian Folktale is one way to explore. This charming folktale published in the 1980’s teaches the ideas of helping others in need and sharing limited resources. The illustrations are bold with clean lines. This is story to be read year after year starting with little ones aged 4-5.