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: November 23, 202022/11/2020
Jenna reviews Stan Walker's autobiography, Impossible: My Story and she reckons this is definitely an important read for Aotearoa. Stan writes about his family, abuse, success, forgiveness and redemption, this is one that you will pick up and not be able to put back down.
Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 16, 202015/11/2020
Suri pops in with a review of Red Pill by Hari Kunzru, and although this is certainly not light reading, it's very good and worth diving into. Red Pill is a novel about the alt-right, online culture, creativity, sanity, history, and how love can endure through everything else.
Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: November 9, 202008/11/2020
Suri's been diving deep into the non-fictions and thoroughly enjoyed Jill Lepore's If Then. A novel about The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, Jill tackles the heavy topics of mined data and voter profiles.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: November 2, 202001/11/2020
Kiran joins us for her last review on bFM before she leaves the big smoke. As usual, we have a lovely review from Kiran, this week on Brandon Taylor's debut novel, Real Life. It's shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2020, and definitely stands up as a fantastic read.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 19, 202018/10/2020
Jenna's been getting into ghost stories, this week she reviews The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story by Kate Summerscale. The true story of Nandor Fodor, a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research. Spooky.
Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: October 12, 202011/10/2020
Suri join us reviewing Pew by Catherine Lacey. This is definitely a novel to add to your summer reading list, and not just before the cover is pretty.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: October 5, 202004/10/2020
Jenna is in studio with not one but two memoirs dealing with identity ths week. Whakarongo mai nei to hear about 'This Pākehā Life: An Unsettled Memoir' by Alison Jones and 'Tree of Strangers' by Barbara Sumner.
Loose Reads w/ Kiran Dass: September 28, 202027/09/2020
Kiran joins us with a book she reckons you need to buy for everyone you love. Funny Weather - Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing is full of beautiful essays and pieces of writing.
Loose Reads w/ Jenna Todd: September 21, 202020/09/2020
After recently hooning through What Are You Going Through, Jenna reckons you better crack into any of the books by Sigrid Nunez. With tales of companionship, this novel will leave you with warm fuzzies.
Loose Reads w/ Surinam Reddy: September 14, 202013/09/2020
Suri brings us Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones, the romance novel that you must read this Spring. After taking out the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, this is definitely one to add to your reading list.