A Few Great Book Podcasts You May Not Know About

All of them new in the last couple of years!

Claire Handscombe
4 min readNov 9, 2022


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I love podcasts. Can’t get enough of them. One of the first ones I listened to in around 2010 was the BBC’s Books and Authors, along with Guardian Books. Then, in 2013, I discovered Book Riot, and my reading life has never been the same since. In 2017, I started my own podcast about British books, the Brit Lit Podcast.

Over the years, I’ve added dozens of bookish podcasts to my feed. Some perennial favourites stick around, like What Should I Read Next, and over the last few years I’ve really enjoyed Currently Reading, Reading Glasses, and the Book Club Review. But it’s always fun to discover new ones, with different perspectives on books and the reading life. And there are a lot of new ones these days, no doubt partly inspired by the time we’ve all been spending at home, missing our in-person meetings with fellow bookworms and looking for new ways to connect.

I’m here to help you find a few gems among the many bookish podcasts started in the last couple of years.

Book Reccos: Between the Pages

British Bookstagrammers Jess and Lauren have a big following online and now a weekly podcast, where, as the name suggests, they recommend books they love. Some of the episodes feature interviews with authors, some are discussions of a single book, and others are roundups of books they love along a theme (like “books that defined our teens”) or seasonal recommendations. In my opinion, they’ve achieved the holy grail of podcasting: a fun vibe along with professional production.

Book Talk, Etc.

If I’m totally honest, this podcast was the inspiration for my writing this post, because I want more people to know about it! It’s hosted by two Bookstagrammers — Tina of @tbretc and Renee of @itsbooktalk — and it’s quickly become one of my favourites, with themed episodes…



Claire Handscombe

Editor of WALK WITH US: How the West Wing Changed Our Lives; author of the novel UNSCRIPTED and of CONQUERING BABEL: a Practical Guide to Learning a Language.