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He Read She Read

Jul 9, 2019

Today we’re answering listener questions about reading “the classics.” How do we define “classic literature?” And which classic books are on our to be read piles? In addition to defining and discussing the importance of certain “cultural touchstone” books, we recommend classic literature to read in the...


Jun 25, 2019

In this episode, we’re discussing this summer’s wilderness mystery hit, The River by Peter Heller. In addition to sharing our thoughts on Jack and Wynn’s survival story, we revisit a memory from our honeymoon in Wyoming and offer book recommendations based on Heller’s prose. We’d love to hear what you think of...


Jun 18, 2019

We’re back! Thanks for waiting for us while we moved across the country and faced unexpected hurdles. Today we’re sharing what we’ve been up to during our hiatus, which television shows got us through a tough transition, and what we read (of course). Check out the show notes below for titles, helpful links, and...


Apr 23, 2019

Today we’re discussing our April buddy read, The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson. We talk about what we think of the case, the trial, and the Gilded Age gender politics. Considering the book is about a famous historical crime, this episode is pretty much spoiler-free. With plenty of sidetracking, book...


Apr 9, 2019

Between books sales and birthday celebrations, we’ve acquired quite a few books so far in 2019! Today we’re sharing the highlights of our Quarter One book purchases, including poetry collections, sports stories, and mystery novels. We’re also answering a listener question about how to ask for Advanced Review...