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Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book?…

Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb


    • May 23, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 210 EPISODES

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    Season 4, Episode 40: So Many Murder Books + Disaster Books

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 51:57

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: derailed reading and theater nerdery Current Reads: We are exceptionally murdery today. Sorry, not sorry. Deep Dive: books about all kinds of disasters Book Presses: a cozy series we love and a parenting book of joy As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . .   2:27 - Bookish Moment of the Week 2:40 - Novel Memphis 4:51 - The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede 4:56 - Season 4: Episode 14 6:00 - Current Reads 6:14 - The Appeal by Janice Hallett (Meredith) 11:09 - Blackwell's UK 11:53 - Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (Kaytee) 15:07 - Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule (Meredith) 15:12 - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule  16:58 - Half Price Books 18:53 - The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse 18:55 - I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara 19:07 - Shelf Subscription Bookshelf Thomasville 19:19 - Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez (Kaytee) 23:31 - The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch (Meredith) 24:59 - Holly @birdbrainbooks on Instagram 25:02 - Hearts and Daggers Podcast on Instagram 26:51 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 27:32 - The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks Sarah Pekkanen (Kaytee) 27:44 - The Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks Sarah Pekkanen 27:45 - The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks Sarah Pekkanen 27:46 - You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks Sarah Pekkanen 30:53 - Deep Dive: Disaster Books We Love 33:34 - Ordeal by Hunger by George Stuart (Amazon link) 34:03 - The Hunger by Alma Katsu 35:44 - The Fifth Season by N.K Jemison  35:59 - The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner 37:00 - A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner 37:05 - As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner 37:53 - The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin 38:35 - We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly 39:35 - After the Flood by Kassandra Montag  39:51 - Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy 40:02 - Seven Years of Darkness by You-Jeong Jeong 40:43 - Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink 41:25 - Salvage the Bones by Jessamyn Ward 42:20 - Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire by Lizzie Johnson 44:36 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 45:10 - Into the Drowning Deep by Jennifer McMahon 45:13 - Devolution by Max Brooks 45:35 - Parasite by Mira Grant 45:58  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 46:26 - The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams (Meredith) 49:17 - How to Be A Happier Parent by Kj Dell'antonia (Kaytee) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Minisode: An Interview with "No Land to Light On" Author Yara Zgheib

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 21:35

    Today's spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Yara Zgheib. Yara is the author of No Land to Light On, a heartbreaking and heart-mending love story of immigration and parenthood and leaving your heart across the ocean. This book was an Indie Press List pick for March from An Unlikely Story. Tune into my conversation with Yara to hear about: Writing as therapy Turning real world events into novel The humanity in every story Her personal connections to this story Travel and privilege How Ph.D.s are so useful Her favorite characters And of course: a book she wants to press into your hands. Minisode show notes are not timestamped, but linked titles are below for you to peruse. These are affiliate links, which kick back a small percentage of your purchase to the podcast, which helps support the show! No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy Connect with Brendan: on Instagram at @yarazgheibofficial, on Facebook, or at her website Contact the show at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com. You can find Kaytee on Instagram @notesonbookmarks and Meredith @meredith.reads. You can visit our website at www.currentlyreadingpodcast.com

    Season 4, Episode 39: Soldiering On + Our Five Rules for Reading

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 56:24

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: finishing up school and reading when the wheels fall off Current Reads: all kinds of books for you today, readers Deep Dive: our five (personal) rules for reading Book Presses: falling in love with the octopus and a creepy twins As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:31 - Bookish Moment of the Week 2:25 - Brave Writer  5:28 - Current Reads 5:44 - Smile: The Story of a Face by Sarah Ruhl (Kaytee) 9:19 - My Mess is a Bit of a Life by Georgia Pritchett (Meredith) 10:09 - I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott 10:11 - Bomb Shelter by Mary Laura Philpott  10:35 - NPR Interview with Georgia Pritchett 14:19 - The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs (Kaytee) 14:33 - Laura Tremaine's Secret Stuff  17:45 - Shady Hollow by Juneau Black (Meredith) 19:41 - Boswell Books  19:54 - Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 19:56 - The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams  19:58 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 20:47 - Cold Clay (Shady Hollow #2) by Juneau Black 22:25 - A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones (Kaytee) 22:32 - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (Charlie Davidson #1) 25:20 - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 25:45 - Still Life by Louise Penny 26:35 - Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie (Meredith) 27:04 - Sarah's Bookshelves Live 31:12 - The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah  31:20 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 31:24 - Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah 31:32 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 31:55 - Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow 32:19 - Deep Dive: Our 5 Rules for Reading 32:31 - The Painted Porch Bookshop 32:40 - The Daily Stoic 32:54 - Ryan Holiday's 8 Rules for Reading Video  33:26 - Season 1: Episode 19 33:54 - Season 2: Episode 37 of Bookend Homeschoolers 34:55 - Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie 47:29  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 47:49 - The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery (Kaytee) 50:39 - Currently Reading Patreon 51:23 - @Bookishbetsie on Instagram @bookishbetsie on TikTok 51:34 - Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (Meredith) 53:44 - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger  55:07 - The Shining by Stephen King Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 38: Curating Our Shelves + Reading During a Big Switch-Up

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 52:35

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing: Bookish Moments: delightful Zoom meetings and used books for “complete” shelves Current Reads: some thrills, some nonfiction, some YA, and some romance Deep Dive: reading during a big life change Book Presses: a married people romance and a narrative non fiction gem As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:30 - Bookish Moment of the Week 1:46 - Mary Heim on Instagram 1:50 - Amy of @What_amy_reads on Instagram 5:30 - The Passengers by John Marrs 5:32 - The One by John Marrs 5:43 - thriftbooks.com 7:06 - Current Reads 7:31 - The Arc by Tori Henwood Hoen (Mary) 10:29 - The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta (Kaytee) 11:58 - Libro.fm 13:10 - article from the San Diego Tribune 13:48 - How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White (Mary) 15:50 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi 18:03 - Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett (Kaytee) 19:30 - Long Bright River by Liz Moore 20:21 - Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez (Mary) 24:24 - Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown (Kaytee) 27:10 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown 27:12 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown 28:16 - Deep Dive: How We Read During Life Shifts  28:22 - Season 4: Episode 33 31:49 - Lightseekers by Femi Kayode  31:53 - The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera 32:19 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 34:41 - Dry by Neal Shusterman 34:44 - Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore 34:47 - One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus 36:37 - Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans 37:30 - The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins 38:14 - Wintering by Katherine May 39:22 - Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown 39:24 - The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk 40:57 - The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren 40:59 - The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez 41:03 - As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds  46:13  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 46:37 - The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams (Mary) 49:23 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson (Kaytee) 49:27 - Season 3: Episode 39 49:31 - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 37: Direct Recommendations + Bookish Confessions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 65:30

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: new merch and a comfort read Current Reads: some books that were directly recommended by readers and ended up being big hits Deep Dive: our bookish confessions, in which we essentially play strip poker with opinions Book Presses: a book that is singular in its execution and an old school favorite As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:40 - Currently Reading Patreon 2:20 - Currently Reading Mighty Networks 4:35 - Bookish Moment of the Week 4:48 - Currently Reading Zazzle Store 5:48 - Meredith's “Scary Books are my Jam” mug 8:09 - Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree 8:40 - Current Reads 8:45 - Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson (Kaytee) 13:39 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 14:00 - The Son by Philipp Meyer (Meredith) 17:03 - Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann 18:06 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck 18:08 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty 18:55 - Frankie and Bug by Gayle Foreman (Kaytee) 19:24 - If I Stay by Gayle Foreman 19:25 - Where She Went by Gayle Foreman 22:30 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby 22:40 - These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant  23:17 - NurtureShock by Po Bronson (Meredith) 27:00 - Black Birds in the Sky by Brandi Colbert (Kaytee) 28:11 - Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham 30:25 - Love and Saffron by Kim Fay (Meredith) 32:07 - Storybound Subscription from Fabled  35:53 - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff 36:32 - Deep Dive: Our Bookish Confessions 55:37 - Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death by Amita Murray 57:29  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 57:55 - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo (Kaytee) 58:03 - Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson 58:23 - How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu  59:47 - Blackwell's UK 1:00:53 - What Should I Do With My Life by Po Bronson (Meredith) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 36: Who is Driving? + Bookstagram Pet Peeves

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 59:10

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: bookish laundry and thoughts on starting a book Current Reads: a few Indie Press List titles that blew our socks off and some additional great books Deep Dive: crotchety old ladies talk about their bookstagram pet peeves Book Presses: a smart thriller and a great YA pick As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:30 - Bookish Moment of the Week 1:45 - Laundry Love by Patrick Richardson 1:50 - Season 4: Episode 33 3:21 - From the Front Porch podcast 6:16 - Roar by Cecilia Ahern  9:24 - Current Reads 9:35 - Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots (Meredith) 9:45 - An Unlikely Story  9:51 - Currently Reading Patreon 16:06 - How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu (Katyee) 21:53 - Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson (Meredith) 25:12 - The Between by Tananarive Due (Kaytee) 25:48 - Levar Burton Reads episode “The Wishing Pool” 25:52 - The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon 29:05 - The Anomaly by Here Le Tellier (Meredith) 31:14 - Falling by T.J. Newman 32:21 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 35:16 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 36:31 - From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Kaytee) 36:39 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 40:51 - Deep Dive: Our Highs and Lows with Bookstagram 46:14 - @Lonestarreads on Instagram 47:10 - @bookishbetsie on Instagram 53:48  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 54:06 - The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne (Meredith) 55:30 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 55:33 - Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris 56:02 - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (Kaytee) 56:16 - Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi 56:17 - Stamped (for young adults) by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 35: Dream Bookshelves + Exiting the Comfort Zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 53:10

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: beautiful bookshelves and a booktuber to love Current Reads: we're all over the map this week with poetry and Cozy+ and a book I should have loved but didn't and so much more! Deep Dive: reading outside of our comfort zones Book Presses: books that we didn't expect to love As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:39 - Bookish Moment of the Week 6:24 - Nakia's Hideaway on Youtube 6:30 - Nakia's Hideaway on Instagram 8:39 - Current Reads 8:55 - The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera (Kaytee) 11:56 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 12:26 - Seasonal Work by Laura Lippman (Meredith) 14:08 - Story Bound Story via Fabled 15:57 - By the Book by Jasmine Guillory (Kaytee) 16:03 - If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy  19:19 - His and Hers by Alice Feeney (Meredith) 22:15 - Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney  22:38 - Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman (Kaytee) 23:04 - The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman 26:36 - Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death by Amita Murray (Meredith) 30:35 - The Maid by Nita Prose 30:44 - An Elderly Lady is Up To No Good by Helene Turston 32:15 - Deep Dive: Reading Out of Our Comfort Zones 34:18 - Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese 34:21 - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 36:38 - City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert 37:25 - Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death by Amita Murray 39:42 - Shelf Subscription Bookshelf Thomasville 39:50 - Book of the Month 39:57 - Access the Indie Press List by becoming a Patron 42:16 - Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 43:40 - An Unlikely Story 45:18  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 45:36 - The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (Kaytee) 48:39 - Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (Meredith) 51:10 - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 34: Forever Favorites + Books That Live in our Heads, Rent-Free

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 50:56

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: the change of the seasons and a young fan Current Reads: a few books that will stay with us forever, and some that… won't Deep Dive: the books that live rent-free in our heads Book Presses: a fairy tale retelling and a beloved brick As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:20 - Currently Reading Patreon 3:26 - Bookish Moment of the Week 6:01 - Current Reads 6:21 - Fabled Bookshop 6:42 - My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh (Meredith) 13:53 - The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers (Kaytee)  16:55 - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow (Meredith) 18:40 - book darts for your own books! 20:09 - The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 22:45 - When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten (Kaytee) 24:45 - Bookshelf Thomasville subscriptions 25:19 - Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane (Meredith) 29:15 - How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon (Kaytee) 30:15 - Heavy by Kiese Laymon 30:19 - Season 3: Ep. 34 32:27 - Garcia Street Books 32:59 - Deep Dive: Books that Live Rent Free In Our Heads 34:15 - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green 35:49 - So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson 36:49 - Into the Wild by Jack Krakauer 37:55 - A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins 37:59 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 38:37 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 39:30 - Murmur of Bees by Sophia Segovia 39:49 - Violeta by Isabel Allende 40:30 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman 40:37 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 40:38 - The One by John Marrs 40:44 - Jurassic Park by Michael Chricton 40:46 - Parasite by Mira Grant 40:57 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kenda Adachi 41:50 - The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix 42:13 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 44:41  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 45:02 - All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller (Meredith) 46:58 - Wicked by Gregory Maguire 47:52 - Roots by Alex Haley (Kaytee) 49:16 - The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers  49:21 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 49:38 - Shogun by James Clavell 49:39 - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 33: The Quickie Book + Reading Seasons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 53:58

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Mindy and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a reading milestone and a new type of book “the quickie” Current Reads: a new book from a favorite author, a childhood love turned into a book, and more! Deep Dive: the seasons of life that we go through as readers Book Presses: a love story and a police procedural As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:36 - Bookish Moment of the Week 1:45 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 3:42 - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke 3:46 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 3:50 - @Meredith.reads on Instagram 6:37 - The Violence by Delilah S. Dawson 10:19 - Current Reads 10:30 - Rayne and Delilah's Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner (Mindy) 10:38 - The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner  10:39 - In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner  13:28 - The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell (Meredith) 15:13 - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell 15:14 - The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell 15:15 - The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell 15:38 - Novel Memphis 19:26 - True Biz by Sara Novic (Mindy) 23:41 - Laundry Love: Finding Love in a Common Chore by Patrick Richardson (Meredith) 27:33 - Motorcycles and Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor (Mindy) 30:05 - The Husbands by Chandler Baker (Meredith) 32:14 - The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin 34:34 - Deep Dive: Seasons of Reading 41:45 - Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris 47:09  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 47:20 - Season 2: Episode 19 47:26 - The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali (Mindy) 49:09 - The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah (Meredith) (amazon link) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 32: Swallowing A Tapeworm + Mood Reading Vs. Planned Reading

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 61:14

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: reading in the wrong format and new library discoveries Current Reads: books we blasted through and ones that surprised us on multiple levels Deep Dive: different types of readers - mood reading versus planned reading Book Presses: surprising books that get into your head As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:24 - Bookish Moment of the Week 2:08 - Sarah's Bookshelves Live ep.104 w/Catherine Ryan Howard 2:11 - Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes 3:03 - Fabled Bookshop 3:10 - The Harbor by Katrine Engberg 7:37 - Current Reads 8:07 - The Guide by Peter Heller (Meredith) 8:13 - The River by Peter Heller 9:27 - A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean 13:56 - Lightseekers by Femi Kayode (Kaytee) 18:07 - Parasite by Mira Grant (Meredith) 18:11 - Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant 21:00 - Jurassic Park by Michael Chrichton 24:00 - Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward (Kaytee) 25:06 - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 25:12 - Season 1: Episode 9 25:15 - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 27:47 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Meredith) 31:27 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 31:59 - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino 32:04 - Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 36:26 - Don't Cry for Me by Daniel Black (Kaytee) 38:09 - Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby 38:14 - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 38:19 - Gilded by Marilynne Robinson 39:41 - Deep Dive: Mood Reading vs Planned Reading 41:46 - Don't Cry for Me by Daniel Black 46:09 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 49:43 - The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements 349:46 - Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth 49:50 - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 54:34  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 55:01 - The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones (Meredith) 57:45 - Vox by Christina Dalcher (Kaytee) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Minisode: An Interview with "The Violin Conspiracy" Author Brendan Slocumb

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 31:08

    Today's spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Brendan Slocumb. Brendan is the author of The Violin Conspiracy, a coming-of-age and mystery novel rolled into one, and a book that captured me with every word. You've heard me gush about the book, now listen to my conversation with Brendan to hear about: How much his main character overlaps with him Growing up in a musical family Writing a violin as a character Naming inanimate objects The real life racism situations The teachers that influenced him and changed his life Some strange facts about music competitions and instrument thieves Being a GMA book club pick Playing Carnegie Hall The next project (and the next!) Some Violin Conspiracy miniseries tidbits And of course: a book he wants to press into your hands. Minisode show notes are not timestamped, but linked titles are below for you to peruse. These are affiliate links, which kick back a small percentage of your purchase to the podcast, which helps support the show! The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb How Music Can Save Your Life (Brendan's Podcast) Brendan playing Carnegie Hall The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Connect with Brendan: on Instagram at @brendanslocumb, on Facebook, Twitter or at his website Contact the show at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com. You can find Kaytee on Instagram @notesonbookmarks and Meredith @meredith.reads. You can visit our website at www.currentlyreadingpodcast.com

    Season 4, Episode 31: A Spicy Meatball + When Backlist Gets "Cringey"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 62:07

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: too busy to read and leaning into non-fiction Current Reads: When Meredith finished edits on this episode, she called it a spicy meatball, and that's certainly true for our current reads. Deep Dive: What we do about backlist books that don't have the same standards as our modern sensibilities. Book Presses: a few middle grade gems that you don't want to miss As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 1:36 - Bookish Moment of the Week 4:26 - My Life in France by Julia Child 5:29 - Current Reads 5:45  - Isaiah Dunn is my Hero by Kelly J. Baptist (Kaytee) 5:55 - Novel Neighbor Bookstore 6:57 - My Storied Year by Katie Proctor 7:42 - Anthem by Noah Hawley (Meredith) 7:54 - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley 8:08 - An Unlikely Story Bookstore 12:49 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 15:15 - The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 19:06 - Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Kaytee) 23:02 - The Fine Print (amazon link) by Lauren Asher (Meredith) 28:41 - The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb (Kaytee) 28:57 - Fabled bookshop 32:50 - Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard (Meredith) 33:00 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard 33:01 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard 36:18 - Deep Dive: When Backlist Gets “Cringey” 36:26 - Holli's Instagram @shelfsisters 37:14 - Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell 39:06 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 39:42 - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 41:13 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 44:02 - Forever by Judy Blume 44:35 - Are You There God? It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume 45:44 - Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben 52:28 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 52:58 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 53:18 - Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene 55:42 - email us at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com 55:51  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 56:05 - My Storied Year by Katie Proctor (Kaytee) 56:21 - Isaiah Dunn is my Hero by Kelly J. Baptist 57:28 - The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty (Meredith) 1:00:31 - The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 30: Judge Judy's Undies + Bookish One-Night Stands

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 53:32

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a meetup with Megan! and Book Page Magazine Current Reads: middle grade and horror and Enneagram and magical realism. We've got it all! Deep Dive: Palate cleansers and one-night stand books Book Presses: a middle grade fantasy gem a great one-night stand As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 2:41 - Currently Reading Patreon 1:29 - Bookish Moment of the Week 6:44 - BookPage 7:43 - Current Reads 7:51 - The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova (Kaytee) 10:55 - Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (Meredith) 11:03 - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson 16:17 - Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff (Kaytee) 19:04 - The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile  19:22 - The Enneagram Made Simple by Ashton Whitmoyer-Ober (Meredith) 19:28 - Ashton's Instagram @enneagramashton 21:55 - The Journey Towards Wholeness by Suzanne Stabile (Meredith pt2) 23:27 - Ain't Burned All The Bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin (Kaytee) 28:14 - Lazy Genius Kitchen by Kendra Adachi  29:35 - White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson (Meredith) 29:49 - Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson 32:37 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  33:06 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager  34:26 - The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon 34:39 - Deep Dive: One Night Stand Books 35:07 - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow 35:45 - Pretty Little Wife by by Darby Kane 39:05 - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart 40:19 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker 41:07 - The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 41:19 - The Last by Hanna Jameson 41:59 - Turn of the Screw by Henry James 42:00 - Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware 42:27 - The Stranger by Harlan Coben 42:48 - Verity by Colleen Hoover 43:44 - An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 45:08 - Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber 46:17  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 46:37 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston (Kaytee) 47:50 - Amari and the Great Game by B.B. Alston 48:31 - Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven (Meredith) 50:14 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding 50:24 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 29: Discussions with Fellow Readers + Beloved Curmudgeons

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 59:36

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Mindy and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: live tweets from a friend and a spicy conversation behind the scenes Current Reads: some romance, some disagreement, and some under-the-radar gems Deep Dive: Mindy and Kaytee bring all the curmudgeons and disagree about them! Book Presses: a great series, and a short but powerful novel As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :30 - Currently Reading Patreon 1:29 - Bookish Moment of the Week 1:38 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman 4:05 - Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult 4:19 - Current Reads 4:52 - The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton (Mindy) 7:48 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon  8:32 - The Princess Bride by William Goldman 9:08 - The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang (Kaytee) 9:12 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 9:54 - Libro.fm 13:13 - What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris (Mindy) 14:45 - Matrix by Lauren Goff 15:43 - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 15:44 - Honor by Thirty Umrigar 16:39 - Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams 19:26 - Fabled Bookshop 20:18 - The Hidden by Melanie Golding (Kaytee) 23:42 - Julie's Instagram @jns.reads 23:54 - Blanche on the Lam by Barbara Neely (Mindy) 27:11 - Fifty-FIfty by Steve Cavanaugh 27:13 - Thirteen by Steve Cavanaugh 29:03 - The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah Jones (Kaytee) 29:18 - Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain 30:37 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 30:40 - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 30:42 - Our Time is Now by Stacey Abrams 33:51 - Deep Dive: Our Favorite Curmudgeons 39:34 - Then Tweets My Soul: The Best of the Church Curmudgeon by David Reigier  41:23 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 42:20 - All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle 42:35 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson 42:58 - The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen: Eighty-Three and a Quarter Years Old by Hendrik Groen 43:08 - How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior 43:26 - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman 43:29 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 44:29 - The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons 44:52 - The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey 45:16 - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney 46:25 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 46:53 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley 48:17 - Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen 48:56 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune 49:37 - The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 49:39 - The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland (amazon link) 51:44 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg 51:47 - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 52:39 - Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce 53:04  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 53:28 - Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (Mindy) 54:06 - Season 3: Episode 7 54:47 - Circe by Madeline Miller 54:48 - A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes 55:21 - All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Murderbot #1) 55:56 - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Kaytee) 54:36 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 28: Not a "You" Book + Books About Marriage

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 56:37

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: reader app ideas and Meredith's bookish grandbaby Current Reads: we bring books that the other host is NOT interested in reading. Deep Dive: our very favorite books about marriage, almost entirely fiction! Book Presses: fantastic social justice and a book about marriage and parenting As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :30 - Currently Reading Patreon 8:20 - Current Reads 8:23 - Red, White and Whole by Rajani LaRocca (Kaytee) 11:16 - It's Better to Be Feared by Seth Wickersham (Meredith) 12:44 - The Popcast 15:05 - Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Resch and Elyse Trebole (Kaytee) 15:19 - Season 1: Episode 31 19:18 - The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell (Meredith) 20:19 - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell 23:55 - These Precious Days by Ann Patchett (Kaytee) 24:04 - Sarah's Bookshelves 24:36 - This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett 26:31 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 26:43 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 26:57 - Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks  28:22 - Fabled Bookshop 28:26 - I'm Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork (Meredith) 33:44 - Deep Dive: Books about Marriage 37:11 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty 38:41 - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty (Amazon link, Bookshop.org does not have) 39:46 - Still Life by Louise Penny (Three Pines #1) 40:50 - The Night She Died by Dorothy Simpson (Luke Thanet #1; Amazon link) 42:10 - Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff 43:07 - The Course of Love by Alain de Botton 44:29 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 44:30 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle 44:31 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg 45:14 - This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel 45:45 - Landslide by Susan Conley 46:34 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts 47:01 - Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny 48:42 - The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman 49:39 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski  50:09  - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 50:15 - A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett (Kaytee) 52:26 - How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn (Meredith) 52:47 - Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracey Hogg Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 27: Happy Sighs + An On-Ramp to Romance

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 48:17

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Mary and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: a fabulous buddy read and a young reader milestone Current Reads: this week we have a lot of books we really loved. There may be gushing. Deep Dive: an on-ramp to romance, from fade to black to spicy fun Book Presses: a perfectly midwestern story and a short story collection As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :28 - Currently Reading Patreon 1:53 - Bookish Moment of the Week 2:12 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 3:37 - Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann 4:57 - Current Reads 5:13 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Mary) 7:40 - Erdrich's Bookshop Birchbark Books 9:12 - The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony (Kaytee) 11:52 - To Sir With Love by Lauren Layne (Mary) 14:23 - Dear White Peacemakers by Osheta Moore (Kaytee) 14:45 - Shalom Sistas by Osheta Moore  14:46 - Season 4: Episode 14 16:57 - A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers (Mary) 17:13 - Cackle by Rachel Harrison  20:01 - If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy (Kaytee) 20:29 - Dumplin by Julie Murphy 22:10 - By the Book by Jasmine Guillory  22:48 - One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London 23:03 - Deep Dive: Our Romance On Ramp 26:20 - Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center 26:22 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center 26:24 - Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center 27:01 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 27:10 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer  27:33 - Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado 27:48 - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon 28:24 - To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han 29:03 - A Pho Love Story by Loan Le  29:05 - Tweet Cute by Emma Lord 29:09 - To Sir With Love by Lauren Layne 29:35 - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 29:36 - Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott 30:09 - The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding 30:23 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum 31:15 - A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn (Veronica Speedwell #1) 31:55 - If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy 32:27 - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell 32:28 - Landline by Rainbow Rowell 32:29 - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 32:47 - The People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry 32:48 - Beach Read by Emily Henry 32:54 - The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary  33:36 - Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin 33:40 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 34:15 - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 34:18 - One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid  34:19 - After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid 35:28 - Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 35:29 - One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston 36:11 - Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall 36:16 - The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun 36:57 - Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller 36:58 - The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller 37:32 - The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling 37:53 - The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams 38:22 - Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory  39:32 - Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal 42:50 - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 43:06 - Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (Mary) 44:54 - Minisode w/ J. Ryan Stradal 45:21- The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (Kaytee) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 26: Finding Readers for Authors + Bookish Bucket Lists

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 57:06

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: reader profiles on Instagram and connecting authors and readers Current Reads: we are revisiting some authors that we've read before, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Deep Dive: the items we have on our bookish bucket lists. What do we want to “achieve”? Book Presses: an oldie but goodie mystery and a graphic novel As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :30 - Currently Reading Patreon 1:55 - Bookish Moment of the Week 8:50 - Bear Necessity by James Gould-Bourn 11:11 - Current Reads 11:36 - The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Meredith) 13:38 - Roar by Cecelia Ahern  15:01 - The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri  15:50 - Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (Kaytee) 15:57 - Season 3: Episode 44 17:19 - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano 19:38 - Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian (Meredith) 21:10 - The Shelf Subscription from Bookshelf Thomasville  22:34 - The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith 24:12 - Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult (Kaytee) 27:34 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 28:23 - The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (Meredith) 28:41 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 33:39 - The Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden (Kaytee) 34:13 - Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 37:02 - Deep Dive: Our Bookish Bucket Lists 38:31 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 39:51 - Parnassus Books 40:03 - An Unlikely Story bookshop 40:10 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 40:22 - Powell's Books 40:28 - Strand Bookstore 40:42 - Fabled Bookshop 41:07 - BookPeople 45:50 - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 46:19 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili 46:37 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 46:38 - Roots by Alex Haley 46:50 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo 47:38 - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 49:20 - Blackwell's bookshop 51:01 - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 51:44 - Original Sin by P.D. James (Meredith) 54:16 - Cover Her Face by P.D. James  54:32 - The Flight of the Puffin by Ann Braden 54:35 - New Kid by Jerry Craft (Kaytee) 55:05 - El Deafo by Cece Bell 55:19 - Class Act by Jerry Craft Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 25: Fits and Starts + Remembering What We Read

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 63:00

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: a Kindle device hack and the Edgar awards Current Reads: books that whelm us and surprise us in the best ways Deep Dive: the different ways we interact with our books and what we are reading Book Presses: a verse novel and an oldie but goodie As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :30 - Currently Reading Patreon 1:55 - Bookish Moment of the Week 2:17 - Instructions on how to remove ads from you Kindle HERE 7:55 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 8:10 - The Edgar Awards 8:37 - The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen 8:42 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby 8:46 - Five Decembers by James Kestrel 8:57 - How Lucky by Will Leitch 9:00 - No One Will Miss Her by Kat Rosenfield 9:55 - Current Reads 10:04 - You Got Anything Stronger? by Gabrielle Union (Kaytee) 13:57 - The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers (Meredith) 19:54 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant 20:23 - The Circle by Dave Eggers 21:24 - A Swim in a Pond and the Rain by George Saunders (Kaytee) 21:40 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 25:36 - The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (Meredith) 30:29 - Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan (Kaytee) 30:34 - Page and Palette 30:46 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 31:06 - Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patty Callahan 35:44 - Book darts  37:59 - Girl 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke (Meredith) 41:51 - Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hiller 42:05 - Deep Dive: How We Interact with Our Books 43:36 - Book darts 47:39 - Season 3: Episode 5 of Currently Reading w/Roxanna  48:33 - Filofax refillable notebook 52:58 - Erin Condren highlighter pack 54:12 - Currently Reading Patreon 54:38 - A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders 55:34 - Breath by James Nestor 56:25 - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 56:37 - Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Kaytee) 58:26 - The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte (Meredith) 59:54 - The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 1:00:03 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 24: Reader, Know Thyself + Our Three Reading Themes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 61:12

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: a giant fanfic and a kid's rec Current Reads: books that have very little in common with each other Deep Dive: a listener-suggested topic, what are the three themes of your reading life? Book Presses: productivity non-fiction and pregnancy-related non-ficiton As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :30 - Currently Reading Patreon 1:48 - Bookish Moment of the Week 4:27 - The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 6:06 - The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau (City of Ember #2) 7:32 - All The Young Dudes digital version 7:59 - Sorta Awesome Podcast 10:26 - All the Young Dudes in print (purchase at your own risk) 11:39 - Become a Bookish Friend of Currently Reading 11:41 - Become a Superstar of The Sorta Awesome podcast 13:35 - All the Young Dudes on Goodreads 14:04 - Current Reads 14:28 - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (Meredith) 17:24 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 17:33 - The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker (Kaytee) 19:05 - Secret Stuff by Laura Tremaine (her Patreon) 20:14 - The Art of Gathering Virtual Guide 21:20 - @katieladyreads on Instagram 21:38 - Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben (Meredith) 27:24 - All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy (Kaytee) 27:32 - The Popcast Patreon 29:11 - The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy 30:50 - The House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland (Meredith)  34:43 - The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert 34:48 - Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire 35:46 - Wilder Girls by Rory Power 36:38 - Camp by L.C. Rosen (Kaytee) 36:47 - Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand 39:51 - Deep Dive: Three Themes That Describe Us As Readers 40:18 - What Should I Read Next podcast 43:18 - A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles  44:40 - Pony by R.J Palacio 47:16 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin  52:05 - Suggest a deep dive topic at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com 52:19 - WSIRN episode 276 52:34 - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 53:11 - First Things First by Stephen R. Covey (Meredith) 53:21 - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey 53:28 - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Stephen R. Covey 57:06 - Expecting Better by Emily Oster (Kaytee) 57:53 - What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff 57:55 - Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 23: Front and Backlist Beauties + Factors That Affect Our Star Ratings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 51:04

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Mindy and Kaytee are discussing: Bookish Moments: traveling through the mail and anew book light Current Reads: some backlist books and some new releases, some of which really surprised us! Deep Dive: factors that make us add and remove stars Book Presses: redemptive drama and a true-to-life-novel As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . :28 - Currently Reading Patreon :59 - All Systems Red (Murderbot #1) by Martha Wells  2:00 - Bookish Moment of the Week 4:04 - Mindy's Instagram @gratefulforgrace 5:35 - The Lamborghini of Book Lights 5:47 - Current Reads 6:22 - Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith (Mindy) 8:28 - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 9:32 - CeCeRios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera (Kaytee) 9:40 - Currently Reading on Mighty Networks 10:59 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston 11:51 - The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody 12:46 - Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Mindy) 16:12 - We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez  16:51 - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 18:01 - Lost and Found by Kathryn Schulz (Kaytee) 18:05 - Fabled Bookshop 18:30 - Furious Hours by Casey Cep 21:26 - In The Wild Night by Jeff Zentner 21:37 - The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (Mindy) 24:48 - Hell of a Book by Jason Mott (Kaytee) 29:31 - Deep Dive: The Things that Affect our Star Ratings 29:37 - @Katie.lovesbooks on Instagram 30:02 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding 33:43 - Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe 34:26 - Frankie and Bug by Gayle Foreman  34:51 - These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant 36:06 - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 38:33 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 40:35 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby 40:49 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson 42:07 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle 45:37 - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 45:42 - Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha (Mindy) 46:22 - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke 47:35 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (Kaytee) 47:42 - Sarah's Bookshelves Live Episode 1 w/Georgia Hunter 49:18 - Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan 49:21 - The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 49:46 - Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 22: Goals for 2022 + A Special Kind of Hell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 50:13

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: home library wins and reading your shelves Current Reads: mystery and fantasy and parenting and romance and family drama, we're running the reading gauntlet Deep Dive: setting goals for 2022 in our personal, podcast, and Patreon spaces Book Presses: a backlist gem and a retelling of a classic As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 0:30 - Currently Reading Patreon 2:00 - Bookish Moment of the Week 4:15 - Thriftbooks 6:33 - Current Reads 7:00 - Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner (Meredith) 12:34 - The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson (Kaytee) 13:29 - Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM 14:24 - The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (Meredith) 17:28 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 19:08 - Social Justice Parenting by Dr. Traci Baxley (Kaytee) 22:03 - Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain 22:04 - Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi 22:35 - A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz (Meredith) 26:22 - The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (Kaytee) 27:03 - Breath by James Nestor  30:01 - Deep Dive: Our Reading Goals for 2022 35:23 - Currently Reading Patreon 40:30 - Tag potential guests on our Instagram Currently Reading 43:15 - Books We'd Like to Press Into Your Hands 43:35 - Fabled Bookshop 43:56 - The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (Meredith) 45:08 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield  45:41 - Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 46:53 - Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Kaytee) 47:05 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Minisode: Mindy and Mary's Top 10 Books of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 48:23

    Today's minisode has an additional top 10 list to add to your 2022 TBRs! We've got Mindy and Mary here with their favorite books of 2021, and their conversation is not-to-be-missed! Note that they recorded this episode before Meredith and Kaytee's released, so there are some repeats, but no one knew about the other's lists! Minisode show notes are not timestamped, but linked titles are below for you to peruse.  *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!* . . . . Mindy and Mary's Top 10 Books of 2021 The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Mindy) The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green (Mary) The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner (Mindy) Long Bright River by Liz Moore Pony by R.J. Palacio (Mary) Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Malloy (Mindy) One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Mary) Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Mindy) The Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Mary) The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Mindy) The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Mary) The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Mindy) Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman (Mary) Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Mindy) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Mary) A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (Mindy) I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer (Mary) These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant (Mary & Mindy!) Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Mindy) The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Mary) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 21: Our Top Ten Books of 2021!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 82:16

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Our top ten books of 2021! It's our longest episode ever, and we are so excited to share it with you as we jump into a new year! As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . .2:04 - Currently Reading Patreon 3:44 - Fabled Bookshop 14:17 - Meredith and Kaytee's Top 10 Books of 2021 14:36 - Legenborn by Tracy Deonn (Kaytee) 14:39 - Season 3: episode 40 18:40 - Fablehaven by Brandon Mull  18:52 - A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus (Meredith) 20:51 - The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood (Kaytee)  23:25 - Furyborn by Claire Legrand 23:26 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo  23:56 - A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Meredith) 24:22 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 25:01 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 25:47 - The Day The World Came to Town by Jim DeFede (Kaytee) 25:51 - Season 4: Episode 14 27:32 - Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May (Meredith) 27:41 - Season 3: Episode 41 31:03 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Kaytee) 31:25 - Season 3: Episode 42 33:41 - State of Terror by Hilary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny (Meredith) 36:22 - Intermission: Lowest Rated Books 36:58 - Roar by Cecilia Ahern (Kaytee) 37:41 - Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (Kaytee) 38:49 - Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay (Meredith) 39:31 - Survive the Night by Riley Sager (Meredith) 40:26 - Meredith and Kaytee's Top 10 Books of the Year cont'd 40:36 - Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox (Kaytee) K NOTE: while I do think it's clear that I love my sister dearly here, I want to be extra super clear that when I say “love covers all manner of sins” I am referring to the ways we as her family fail at times to do the best we can. I am not in any way referring to her gender identity as a sin. My sister knows this, but I want to be sure that anyone else who hears me, hears me correctly as well. 42:25 - Pony by R.J. Palacio (Meredith) 42:50 - Page & Palette Bookshop 44:06 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio 45:02 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Kaytee) 45:05 - Season 3: Episode 45 46:29 - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Meredith) 49:46 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston (Kaytee) 49:51 - Season 3: Episode 35 49:56 - Bookshelf Thomasville 50:47 - Blackwell's 51:05 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 51:06 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 51:28 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard  51:37 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard (Meredith) 55:14 - Intermission: The Books that Surprised Us Most in 2021 55:44 - Season 3: Episode 34 55:50 - The Black Count by Tom Reiss (Kaytee) 57:38 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Meredith) 1:01:33 - Meredith and Kaytee's Top 10 Books of the Year cont'd 1:01:50 - How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith (Kaytee) 1:01:56 - Season 4: Episode 19 1:03:37 - Fabled Bookshop 1:03:39 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker (Meredith) 1:06:52 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Kaytee) 1:06:56 - Season 4: Episode 2 1:09:18 - Matrix by Lauren Groff (Meredith) 1:09:59 - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 1:13:14 - All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle (Kaytee) 1:13:22 - Season 4: Episode 12 1:!3:38 - Minisode w/Mike Gayle 1:16:09 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Meredith) 1:17:42 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 20: An Indie Bookstore Road Trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 42:23

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: rethinking the book slump and nerdy book stats Today, for the meat of our episode we are hearing directly from you, the listeners! We're visiting your favorite indie bookstores and hearing about the books they pressed into your hands. As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your dishwasher detergent!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 0:10 - Bite Size Intro 2:18 - Currently Reading Patreon 3:54 - Fabled Bookshop 5:45 - Bookish Moment of the Week 7:58 - A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas 8:34 - Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May 9:32 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 16:13 - Your Favorite Indie Bookstores and the Books They Sold You 16:22 - The Learned Owl Book Shop 16:33 - The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick by Drew Daywalt (Becky) 16:36 - The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt (Becky) 16:43 - The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt  17:26 - InkLink Books  18:09 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Katie) 18:40 - A Great Good Place for Books  18:53 - The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (Karen) 19:16 - Wild Geese Bookshop 19:41 - Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult TImes by Katherine May (Dana) 20:44 - Warwicks  20:49 - Chevalier's  21:09 - The Black Echo by Michael Connelly 21:29 - IQ by Joe Ide (Susan) 22:16 - Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene  22:17 - Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 22:24 - Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha 23:13 - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman 23:53 - Fabled Bookshop 24:01 - Elizabeth Barnhill on Instagram 24:23 - Travels with George by Nathaniel Philbrick (Erin) 24:58 - Empire of Pain by Patrick Raddon Keefe 25:17 - Book'n It on Instagram 25:43 - Lemuria Books 27:07 - Race Against Time by Jerry Mitchell (Kim) 27:18 - Parnassus Books 27:36 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Alex) 27:50 - Munro's Books 27:55 - Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchett (Shannon) 28:34 - The Bookshop Nashville 28:37 - The Bookshop Nashville on Instagram 28:47 - Lit Clique (blind date with a book) at The Bookshop (Megan) 30:08 - Boswell Book Company 30:12 - Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Mary) 31:24 - A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) 31:43 - Page 1 Books  32:04 - Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox (Mindy) 32:09 - Hades by Candice Fox 32:39 - Deep Dive: Meredith and Kaytee's Indie Presses 32:54 - Fabled Bookshop 33:26 - When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain 33:39 - Gallery Bookshop 34:22 - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (Meredith) 36:56 - Garcia Street Books 37:26 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling 37:30 - Dog Man by Dav Pilkey  37:35 - The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski (Kaytee) 40:01 - Bookshop.org Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

    Season 4, Episode 19: Fabulous Stories + The Fictional Worlds We Want to Live In

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 57:49

    On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: a birthday gift for a friend and winter prep Current Reads: we've got lots of five-star books for you today readers, and one that didn't hit the mark Deep Dive: the fictional worlds we would love to live in (or maybe just visit) Book Presses: a graphic novel and a perfectly quiet winter book As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . Season 4, Episode 18: 0:10 - An Ad for Ourselves 1:46 - Currently Reading Patreon 5:05 - Bookish Moment of the Week 6:47 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 7:07 - Three Lives & Company bookstore 9:03 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 10:06 - Current Reads: 10:18 - Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson (Kaytee) 12:40 - Ash Davidson's About Me page 14:09 - Greenwood by Michael Christie 14:58 - State of Terror by Hilary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny (Meredith)  15:16 - Still Life by Louise Penny (1st in Three Pines series) 19:12 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny 21:07 - The Accidental Apprentice by Amanda Foody (Kaytee) 21:15 - Netgalley 22:47 - Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling 22:49 - How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell 23:33 - The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody (pre-order link) 24:07 - Pony by R. J. Palacio (Meredith) 24:21 - Page and Palette Bookstore  27:04 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio 28:36 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 30:50 - How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith (Kaytee) 34:23 - Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call (Meredith) 34:32 - Fabled Bookshop 41:09 - Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 42:39 - Blackwell's 44:17 - Deep Dive: Worlds We Want to Dive Into 44:54 - The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams 45:27 - Still Life (1st in the Three Pines series) by Louise Penny 46:27 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 46:45 - Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages and Co #1) by Anna James 47:19 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (HP #1) by J.K. Rowling 47:25 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston 47:42 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 47:59 - The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 47:60 - Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien 49:08 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 49:54 - A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow 50:36 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 50:38 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas 51:13 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 52:16 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 52:27 - Good Talk by Mira Jacob (Kaytee) 54:13 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (Meredith) 56:15 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast