Get your bookworm on with a rotating roster of, um, bookworms. Including Jenna Todd from Time Out Bookstore & Kiran Dass from Unity Books, bringing us a different music-related book to talk about each week. Broadcast from Auckland, New Zealand on Monday mornings after 9am, on 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: July 13, 202012/07/2020
Jenna returns with a book she says was the reset she needed. Bae Suah's Untold Day and Night is a sensory experience that takes you by surprise. But the list of Korean novels written by women doesn't stop there: Jenna also reckons we'll love Frances Cha's If I Had Your Face, and Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: July 6, 202005/07/2020
Kiran joins us with a thrilling page-turner that you won't be able to put down. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor is sure to have you on the edge of your seat, about femicide in Mexico and how poverty and extreme power imbalances lead to violence everywhere.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 29, 202028/06/2020
Jenna joins us with a book that's made her feel a little hopeful in what's been a strange year. Humankind: A New Hopeful History of Human Nature by Rutger Bregman is the non-fiction that everyone is bound to hear about this year. Covering economics and philosophy, this book has received praise from Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 22, 202021/06/2020
Kiran returns to the studio with a book she highly recommends. If you're looking for a new read, look no further because Nothing To See by Pip Adam is one to get into.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: June 15, 202014/06/2020
Jenna's back in the studio and we are certainly glad to see her. While using the pizza paddle seems like a distance memory, there are still plenty new books to discover, and this week Jenna reckons you've got to get your hands on Fake Baby by Amy McDaid.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: June 8, 202007/06/2020
Kiran's got a book that really got her laughing and she's definitely recommending it. A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen is definitely one to grab to get through the week, after moving from New York to Moscow, Andrei Kaplan is desperate to tell his Grandmothers story despite some challenges along the way.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 25, 202024/05/2020
A layered, sometimes visceral portrait of contemporary Japanese womanhood, Mieko Kawakami's Breasts & Eggs reaches new audiences via her first widely disributed English translation. Jenna lets us in on how she found Kawakami's family fiction on gender, beauty, and that classically contested site: the human female body.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 18, 202017/05/2020
Kiran joins us with a special book this week, one that she's been savouring for months and months. Underland: a Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane takes you on a journey through time and the world beneath you and is certain to give you a visual experience that you want forget.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: May 11, 202010/05/2020
Jenna's covering the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, with a heads up on some of the nominations and how you can get involved from the comfort of your own home! Glorious.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: May 4, 202003/05/2020
Kiran's been plowing through the Ockham NZ Book Awards fiction shortlist, with plenty of time for reading on her hands. Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall, is not only entertaining but insightful and is sure to make you feel at home during some strange times. Add it to your list.