Podcast Episode 169: Spring 2024 Circle Back with Catherine (@GilmoreGuide)

Spring 2024 Circle Back

In Episode 169, Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books and I catch up on the 12 new releases from the Spring 2024 Book Preview. We share our reading stats, chat about what we liked, and what didn’t quite hit the mark. Tune in to hear our thoughts on these books and get some recommendations for your next read! 

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  • Catherine describes spring as “disappointing and confusing” — Is 2024 a slow year for standout reads?
  • Catherine’s spring reading trend dips over the past three years.
  • On the flip side, spring seems to be Sarah’s reading season!
  • This spring brought Sarah two 4.5-star books.
  • One of Catherine’s auto-buy authors no longer makes the cut.
  • Sarah’s wildcard selection missed the mark this season as well.
  • Both Catherine and Sarah’s top picks from the Preview didn’t quite deliver.
  • They name the best and worst books from their spring picks!

Books We Read Before the Preview [6:20]

Sarah’s Picks

Spring 2024 Book Preview [10:22]


Sarah’s Pick

Catherine’s Picks

Other Books Mentioned


Sarah’s Picks

Catherine’s Picks

Other Books Mentioned

About Catherine Gilmore

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Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 10 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Seattle, WA.







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Next week (May 29), Catherine and I are back with the Summer 2024 Book Preview!

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