10 Best Book Podcasts to Find Your Next Read

Posted on July 14, 2020

by Daphne Bechrakis


Don’t know what to read next or just want to keep on top of what is happening in the literary world? These podcasts are a great way to stay informed and entertained about all things books!


All The Books Podcast

This podcast produced by Bookriot has 2 episodes a week, one highlighting and discussing upcoming books being released that week, the other (called “All the Backlist”) that discusses older books worth giving a read. Bookriot also has several other podcasts with different focuses that can be viewed here: https://bookriot.com/listen/


Blacklisted Podcast

This podcast introduces readers to older books that stand the test of time. The hosts usually have a guest writer on the show to present their pick for that episode and argue why it deserves a bigger audience. Episodes are released twice a month on a seasonal basis. 


The Book Review Podcast

Created by the New York Times, the hosts discuss the top books of the week from the bestseller list and literary world news on a weekly basis. 


Black Chick Lit Podcast

A twice monthly podcast where the two hosts have in-depth discussions about books written by Black women. 


Smart Podcast Trashy Books

For those who love a good romance book, this weekly podcast looks at romance books, authors, and related issues in a fun and loving way. 


The Big Gay Fiction Podcast

This podcast is for fans of gay romance fiction and pop culture. Episodes air weekly and they often talk to authors and narrators of popular fiction titles. 


Books and Boba Podcast

The hosts of this podcast talk the latest and greatest of book reviews, book news, and author interviews in the Asian-American literary world in weekly episodes. 


Vintage Book Podcast

Produced by Vintage Books Publishing, this podcast discusses books and book news in every genre from cookbooks to graphic novels. Episodes come out twice monthly. 


Reading Women Podcast

This weekly podcast features reviews for books written by women and author interviews. The book review episodes center around a theme that changes every month. 


The Guardian Books Podcast

Produced by The Guardian news site, this weekly podcast discusses the literary world and has in-depth interviews with authors. 

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne Bechrakis

Daphne is a Public Services Librarian and Harry Potter enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys reading, adding books to her ever-growing “to-be-read” list, hiking, and watching terrible movies with friends. One of her current life goals is to collect the entirety of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Her bucket list includes seeing the Aurora Borealis and going to Yellowstone National Park. She is the proud owner of a spider-plant named Skullcrusher III, first of its kind, which she has somehow managed not to kill yet.
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