Read a Book about Family

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're talking about books about families, including how we make families and what it means to be part of one. Journalist Angela Garbes joins us to discuss her book Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey Through The Science And Culture Of Pregnancy. Then we chat with Laurie Frankel, author of This…
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New Year, New Books

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're celebrating the New Year! Read more in 2019 with tips from librarians, get a sneak peek at the most anticipated books that will be released in the new year, discover books to help you meet your new year resolutions and hear our announcement of new reading challenge categories to inspire you to read more broadly.
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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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