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Get your bookworm on with a rotating roster of, um, bookworms. Including Jenna Todd & Kiran Dass from Time Out Bookstore, bringing us a different book to talk about each week.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 14, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 14, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 14, 2019, 12.01 MB
Mon 14 Oct 2019

Suri found herself in the midst of a trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen, Youth. A story about adolescence during World War II, diving into exploitative bosses, uninspiring boyfriends and a Nazi landlady, Tove is looking for real love and life to begin. Suri might've picked this one up just because of the pretty cover, but she was not disappointed.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 7, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 7, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: October 7, 2019, 13.92 MB
Mon 7 Oct 2019

Kiran reckons Rachel and Tess will be a big fan of this book, Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. A collection of essays by breakout writer from The New Yorker, Jia Tolentino, on contemporary culture with brutal honesty. From Trump being elected in 2016, to growing up with the internet and reality TV shows. A very timely collection.

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 30, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 30, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 30, 2019, 15.57 MB
Mon 30 Sep 2019

Suri's in the studio this morning with a book review, a very topical book review. We're talking On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein, where we find essays on varying stages of ecological crisis to current calls for policy reform, in hope of saving our planet. A necessary read.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 23, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 23, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 23, 2019, 18.46 MB
Mon 23 Sep 2019

Jenna's talking about Patti Smith's new memoir, Year of the Monkey, and describes it as similar to snuggling into a warm blanket of Patti. A glorious read but Jenna reckons you've gotta read M Train and Just Kids first, so there's your reading list for the week, enjoy.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 16, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 16, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 16, 2019, 22.2 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

This week Jenna has brought in the hotly anticipated- and heavily embargoed (thanks for nothing, Amazon)- sequel to Margaret Atwood's 'Handmaid's Tale': 'The Testaments'. Does it live up to the hype? Jenna reckons so- check it out!  

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 9, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 9, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 9, 2019, 16.76 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Kiran pops up to talk about Deborah Levy's latest book, The Man Who Saw Everything, which also happens to be Time Out's Book of the Month. An abstract novel with a touch of politics, coincidence, carelessness, and history. Get your hands on this one. 

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 2, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 2, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 2, 2019, 14.26 MB
Mon 2 Sep 2019

Jenna comes pops into the studio this morning with not one, but two books to chat about this morning. Firstly Lanny by Max Porter, longlisted for the Manbooker Prize, tells a story about magical creatures, crime, friendship and family, Jenna suspects a few people might be sleeping on this book but it's not to be missed. And secondly, Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale #2), is almost out and we couldn't be more excited. But with a strict embargo, we have no idea what to expect. 

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass & John Pain: August 26, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass & John Pain: August 26, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass & John Pain: August 26, 2019, 20.73 MB
Mon 26 Aug 2019

Kiran brings up a special guest this morning, the man who designed the iconic 95bFM logo, John Pain. And with his newly released book, The Golden Sword: A Secret History Of Thomas Stanford Raffles, John discusses what feeds into his writing and what he'll be writing next.

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: August 19, 2019, 24.35 MB
Mon 19 Aug 2019

Jenna brings in her favourite book of the year. And with a review like that, what else is there to say? The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, is a fictional novel based on the history of a real reform school in Florida that warped and destroyed the lives of thousands of children. Although devastating, Jenna says this is one that you must read.

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 12, 2019

Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 12, 2019 Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: August 12, 2019, 19.91 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

Kiran brings in Wild Honey, basically the book that houses some of New Zealand's women poets. Edited by Paula Green, the structure of the novel showcases a poem while giving context and biographies of the author. A super special book that you've got to get your hands on to dive deep into the world of Aotearoa's beautiful poetry.