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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Jan 19, 2023

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This episode we’re talking about our 2023 Reading Goals! We discuss intentions, resolutions, anti-resolutions, and give a report on how well we fulfilled our reading goals last year.

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In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jam Edwards

2022: Year of Book Two

2023 Resolutions


  • Matthew:
    • Read more non-fiction
  • Meghan:
    • Quit trying to read fiction when she doesn’t feel like it
    • Read more of what she owns (borrow less from the library)
  • Anna:
    • Read more graphic novels
    • Take pictures of favourite reads
  • Jam: 
    • Theme for the year: Intention
    • Return to tracking picture book reading

Media We Mentioned

Links, Articles, and Things

25 Dystopian Fiction books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) Authors

Every month Book Club for Masochists: A Readers’ Advisory Podcasts chooses a genre at random and we read and discuss books from that genre. We also put together book lists for each episode/genre that feature works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) authors to help our listeners diversify their readers’ advisory. All of the lists can be found here.

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Join us again on Tuesday, February 7th. It'll be our annual Valentine’s Day episode, and we’ll be talking about the genre of Holiday Romance!

Then on Tuesday, February 21st join us for What is a Book? (part 2)!