The Best Books of 2018

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're talking about KCLS's Best Books of 2018. We share some favorites from the lists, talk about themes and trends, recommend our picks for gifting, and more! Listen Download episodes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google, or stream the episode using the media player below. A transcript of this episode is available…
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Books Foodies Will Devour

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're exploring Books About Food and Books Recommended By KCLS Staff, two of our favorite 10 to Try reading challenge categories. First, we chat with author and chef Becky Selengut (How to Taste) about the art and science of taste. Then, we explore the relationship between pie and whiskey with…
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Lived Experiences

On this episode of The Desk Set, we dig into two 10 to Try categories: Books by Native American Authors and Biography and Memoir. We chat with Hugo-Award winning author Rebecca Roanhorse about her Navajo-inspired urban fantasy Trail of Lightning and her award-winning short story, "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™". We also sit down with Seattleite and…
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Young Adult Friction

On this episode of The Desk Set, we’re talking about two 10 to Try categories that have more overlap than you might think: Read a Banned (or Challenged) Book and Read a Young Adult Book. We chat with young adult author/superstar Marissa Meyer about her new series, Renegades, the power of fairytale retellings, and which Sailor Scout she wants to…
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Introducing The Desk Set

The Desk Set is a bookish podcast that encourages reading broadly, through author interviews, book suggestions, and interesting conversations on literary topics. You can download episodes via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google, or listen in your browser using the streaming media player included with each episode's shownotes. We encourage you to start by downloading episodes with…
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