Podcasts for Readers Who Don’t Always Have Time to Read



Here are some suggestions for book podcasts for readers who don’t always have time to read, but want to be immersed in the world of books, listen to story plots, book recommendations, critiques on titles, or backstory on authors and their books. Here are six of the podcasts (in no particular order) that I listen to when I’m cooking, cleaning or doing another activity that doesn’t require full mental attention.




Books and Boba

This podcast focuses on titles by Asian authors and serves up some lesser known treats in addition to mainstream titles.


The Penguin Podcast UK

Insightful thirty minute conversations with a wide variety of authors about diverse topics.


Strong Sense of Place

I love this podcast because it incorporates two of my favourite things – travel and literature. This podcast travels the globe and recommends numerous titles based on that location, with some obscure and vintage treats.


What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel

Bogel’s velvety voice makes for an enticing listening experience as she discusses the reading life, books she has read, wants to read. Her blog – Modern Mrs. Darcy –  is also chock-filled with great resources for book lovers. 


The Guardian Books Podcast

I love the personalities featured in this UK based interview-style podcast on a diverse selection of titles.










If you are tired of being the 100th person in queue for the latest book, this podcast is for you. This podcast gives life to old books that you might not have heard of, but are worth a read. Oldies, but goodies. The hosts’ variety of accents and voices are a pleasure to listen to, as is their engaging dialogue.








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