The Southern Bookseller Review brings you half a dozen great books to add to your already teetering bedside stack.  Recommended by Southern indie booksellers, in the belief that there is a book for every reader.


What to read if you are a Bridgerton fanatic.


One of the greatest pleasures of being a book lover is talking to friends about what they are reading, and — let’s be honest — trying your best to convince them to pick up what you’ve been reading. But this is a pleasure that is hard to come by in our new socially-distant reality. Yes, emails and impromptu video chats and exchanges on Facebook and Instagram can fill some of those gaps, but lets be honest, sometimes you really want a real conversation.

Thank heavens for book podcasts. Conversational, quirky, spontaneous and often whimsical, book podcasts provide a little more depth, a little more of the excitement we love to hear in the voices of friends who are pushing their latest favorite book in your hands.

Annie Butterworth Jones, the owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia, is a dedicated book podcaster. Thomasville is not a large community, and it is not the kind of place likely to get writers coming through on book tours. So Jones decided to do a podcast to reach her customers, which she calls “From the Front Porch.” Listen to her latest episode, which offers a reading list for fans of the Netflix series, Bridgerton:

Episode 305: So You Watched Bridgerton

There is a nice long book list (always a danger to the pocketbook of the book podcast lover!). Here are few of the books mentioned:

To Have and To Hoax by Martha Waters
A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler
A League of Extraordinary Women series by Evie Dunmore:
Bringing Down the Duke | A Rogue of One’s Own | Portrait of a Scotsman

In this issue:
Bookseller Buzz: Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
Reviews of The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat, Bear Island by Matthew Cordell, The War Widow by Tara Moss, Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu, Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey, and TThe Center of Everything by Jamie Harrison.

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