Currently Reading

By Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

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 Mar 19, 2021


 May 18, 2020
listening to this podcast is like sitting on the front porch with your girlfriends and a cup of coffee. I love that the hosts bring in guest speakers, co-hosts, and authors. I especially appreciate the addition of Mindy as co-host, as she brings variety and fun, and when you've been listening to the same podcast for a long time, opinions can get stale. Meredith's voice is soothing to me, and Mindy's voice is adorable.

Description

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? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.

Episode Date
Season 5, Episode 9: Buried In Books + All Things Trigger Warnings
56:07

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: homeschool book reports and an embarrassment of galleys

  • Current Reads: three books from each of us to fill up your TBRs (or sometimes not)

  • Deep Dive: finding and heeding trigger warnings

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives

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! 

We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is 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!*  

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1:36 - Bookish Moment of the Week

1:48 - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

3:35 - Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

4:19 - Netgalley

9:49 - Jackal by Erin Adams

9:51 - Currently Reading Patreon (sign up to access Trope Thursday!)

10:03 - An Unlikely Story

10:51 - Current Reads

11:20 - The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi (Kaytee)

11:40 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

15:20 - Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert (Meredith)

15:26 - Fabled Bookshop

18:25 - Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

19:42 - The Writing Revolution by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler (Kaytee)

23:28 - The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien (Meredith)

24:25 - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien

27:49 - We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu (Kaytee)

31:25 - Curfew by Jayne Cowie (Meredith)

36:16 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

37:11 - Deep Dive: All Things Trigger Warnings

43:09 - StoryGraph

44:07 - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

48:35 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish that there was a book box subscription that also came with food associated with the book inside. (Kaytee)

49:47 - Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

49:56 - Still Life by Louise Penny

50:02 - Sourdough by Robin Sloan

50:09 - Love and Saffron by Kim Fay

51:40 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

I wish everybody would try gnod.com (Meredith)

52:35 - gnod.com (gnooks.com specifically for literature)

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and
www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Sep 26, 2022
Season 5, Episode 8: Unexpected Book Opinions + Fall Reading Ambience
55:14

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: finding our best reading time and bookstore trauma double visits

  • Current Reads: we thought we knew what we were getting with these books, but we had no idea

  • Deep Dive: curating the perfect fall reading ambience, all the goodies and links

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives

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! 

We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is 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!*  

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1:50 - Bookish Moment of the Week

5:58 - Back of Beyond Books

7:16 - All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury (Meredith’s short story reference)

9:58 - Current Reads

10:17 - The Old Woman with the Knife by Gu Byeong-Mo (Meredith)

111:46 - Cafe Con Libros

14:43 - We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen (Kaytee)

18:24 - The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

18:26 - Hench by Natalize Zina Walschots

18:46 - The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab

19:03 - Tattered Cover Book Store

19:23 - Child Zero by Chris Holm (Meredith)

21:44 - The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter

23:01 - A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers (Kaytee)

23:19 - A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

23:22 - CR Season 4: Episode 27

23:29 - Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

28:06 - Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney (Meredith)

29:22 - Fabled Bookshop

30:27 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

32:37 - Native Son by Richard Wright (Kaytee)

35:34 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

35:53 - The Street by Ann Petry

37:11 - Deep Dive: Creating the Perfect Fall Reading Ambience

37:48 - Garnet Hill

38:03 - Barefoot Dreams throw blanket

40:54 - Hillhouse Naturals Harvest Candle

42:33 - List of ASMR rooms:

https://youtu.be/N9TefB0gh_k

https://youtu.be/pDccLsIpEe0

https://youtu.be/fnN3mq-Ykos

https://youtu.be/eLc2eNUUOzU

https://youtu.be/xQPak0N-1hU

https://youtu.be/sWCck2OP0uU

https://youtu.be/eDLo4RGbuoA

https://youtu.be/SbaEn7phVKM

43:13 - RainRiderAmbience on Youtube

44:33 - Cackle by Rachel Harrison

46:04 - The Novel Neighbor

47:54 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish I realized sooner to slow but steady my audiobooks. (Meredith)

49:05 - A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris

50:09 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

50:26 - Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

51:24 - Libro.fm

I wish you would follow SparkNotes on Instagram. (Kaytee)

51:57 - SparkNotes on Instagram

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Sep 19, 2022
Season 5, Episode 7: Seasonal Reading Bonanza + Diverging Strong Opinions
01:08:38

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: being a beta-reader and a new school routine

  • Current Reads: perfectly seasonal reads for your TBRs

  • Deep Dive: a discussion of books that M&M had diverging opinions on

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives

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! 

We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is 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!*  

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2:09 - Bookish Moment of the Week

6:22 - Mr. Delia’s resources for readers

6:54 - Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty

8:40 - Current Reads

9:06 - The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Mary)

13:08 - The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (Meredith)

13:48 - The Novel Neighbor

13:53 - @novelneighbor on Instagram

14:14 - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

16:09 - The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

17:55 - Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson (Mary)

18:31 - Book Depository

21:50 - The Appeal by Janice Hallett

22:26 - Booth by Karen Joy Fowler (Meredith)

24:17 - The Booker Prize 2022

24:29 - Blackwell’s UK

28:17 - This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub (Mary)

31:33 - The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman (Meredith)

32:07 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

35:14 - Deep Dive: When Opinions About Books Collide

35:26 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

48:47 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

53:54 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

53:56 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

1:00:31 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish I could let fans of Finlay Donovan know about the Booking Agents series by Cherie Priest. (Mary)

1:01:45 - Finlay Donovan is Killing it by Elle Cosimano

1:01:53 - Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest (Booking Agents #1)

1:02:43 - Flight Risk by Cherie Priest

I wish I could go into reading experiences without any expectations (Meredith)

1:05:27 - Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Sep 12, 2022
Minisode: A Preview Episode of "Trope Thursday with Kaytee and Bunmi"
52:44

Every once in a while, we love to drop a full episode sample of the kind of content you can get over on Patreon, and this month we are sharing our newest offering: Trope Thursday with Kaytee and Bunmi. In this debut episode, we are exploring "Debut Novels That Blew Us Away!" Here's what you'll find inside:

Welcome, friends! This month, we are debuting a new patron bonus that I hope you will LOVE! Trope Thursday with Kaytee and Bunmi was a brainchild for about 4 months before this debut, and I hope you can tell the time and attention that went into it. Every month, we will focus on a "trope of the month" and have regular segments that you'll come to know and love. This episode is supposed to be INTERACTIVE. When you've listened, come tell us about your favorite debut novels! Or ask Bumni questions! Or tell us what trope you'd like us to explore! All of that is great fodder for future episodes - although we have roughly 4 years worth of ideas right now, ha!

This inaugural episode is a bit longer than they will normally be, but that's because I want to introduce you to and let you get to know Bunmi Ishola and how this new episode came to be!

Links below go to Bookshop dot org as applicable. 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!) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!

Get to Know Bunmi:

Book-Adjacent:

Carrot Top Paper Shop (Bunmi)

Blue Q Octopus Tote Bag (Amazon link) (Kaytee)

From the Editor's Desk:

Remarkably Bright Creatures Buddy Read Discussion 

Janet Evanovich, Louise Penny, James Patterson, John Grisham

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

NaNoWriMo 

Brendan Slocumb Minisode 

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

Trope Thursday - Debuts That Blew Us Away:

What Mama Left Me by Renee Watson (Bunmi)

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow (Kaytee)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Bunmi)

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel (Kaytee)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Bunmi)

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Up Next:

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (Bunmi)

The Measure by Nikki Erlick

Connect with Us:

Kaytee @notesonbookmarks 

Meredith @meredith.reads 

Bunmi @bunmi_ishola 

Podcast @currentlyreadingpodcast 

Tell Us: What Debut Blew You Away!?

Sep 09, 2022
Season 5, Episode 6: A Shot of Joy + Seasoned Protagonists
01:04:09

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a new reading habit and protecting a reading life

  • Current Reads: books that are joyful (one of us really needed it) and a strange twin theme!

  • Deep Dive: seasoned protagonists, who are they are which are our favorites

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives

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! 

We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is 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!*  

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1:46 - Currently Reading Patreon

4:37 - Bookish Moment of the Week

5:54 - Pangobooks

13:28 - Current Reads

13:50 - The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter (Meredith)

18:13 - Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi 

18:15 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

19:11 - Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola (Kaytee)

19:21 - Love in Color by Bolu Babalola

10:36 - The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

21:35 - Libro.fm

22:34 - Little Darlings by Melanie Golding (Meredith)

22:40 - The Hidden by Melanie Golding

28:57 - Hoopla

29:28 - In Her Boots by KJ Dell’antoia (Kaytee)

32:48 - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Meredith)

33:27 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

36:59 - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

41:04 - The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain (Kaytee)

42:19 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

42:21 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

42:23 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley 

42:43 - One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

43:58 - Deep Dive: Seasoned Protagonists in our Reading

48:27 - The Old Woman with the Knife by Gu Byeong-Mo

49:10 - Cafe Con Libros

49:28 - An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten

50:18 - Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

50:39 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

50:49 - The Bullet that Missed by Richard Osman

53:39 - Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death (#1 in the series) by M.C. Beaton

54:00 - The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (#1 in the series) by Dorothy Gilman

54:48 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

54:49 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

54:50 - The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain

55:08 - The Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

55:21 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

55:26 - Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

55:43 - The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg

56:42 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

57:35 - The Son by Philipp Meyer

57:51 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher

58:53 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish that everyone would read Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard. (Meredith)

59:23 - Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

59:33 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

59:42 - Fabled Bookshop

1:00:54 - Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard

I wish that if a book is part of a series, the number is always on the spine or cover. (Kaytee)

1:01:29 - Spirit Hunters: The Island of Monsters by Ellen Oh

1:02:04 - Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Sep 05, 2022
Season 5, Episode 5: Fangirl-Itis + If (Genre) Taught Me Anything
50:29

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: unhauling books and chatting live with a favorite author

  • Current Reads: dystopia and middle grade and funny memoir and fantasy and graphic novels and murder

  • Deep Dive: the lessons we learned from certain sections of the bookstore

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes over our reading lives

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! 

We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is 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!*  

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1:11 - Bookish Moment of the Week

1:18 - Pangobooks

2:48 - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

4:40 - Half Priced Books

5:12 - Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard

6:17 - Fabled Bookshop

7:00 - Current Reads

7:08 - The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan (Kaytee) 

7:16 - Tattered Cover Bookstore

8:30 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

12:23 - The Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten White (Meredith)

14:25 - Hide by Kiersten White

16:33 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

17:03 - The Vampiric Vacation by Kiersten White 

17:58 - Downtown Shabby by Hopwood DePree (Kaytee)

20:18 - Scribd

21:06 - The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Meredith)

25:46 - Anne of West Philly by Ivy Noelle Weir (Kaytee)

25:48 - The Secret Garden on 81st Street by Ivy Noelle Weir

26:05 - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Ivy Noelle Weir

26:35 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

29:22 - Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard (Meredith)

34:05 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

34:06 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

34:08 - Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard

35:10 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

36:03 - Deep Dive: If (Genre) Taught Me Anything

44:29 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish every book came with an interactive experience. (Kaytee)

44:44 - The Violin Conspiracy by Brenden Slocumb

44:46 - I Take My Coffee Black by Tyler Merritt

44:54 - Shine Bright by Danyel Smith

45:39 - Downtown Shabby by Hopwood DePree 

46:59 - Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

I wish Blackwell’s had a section just for popular books with different international covers. (Meredith)

47:36 - Blackwell’s UK

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Aug 29, 2022
Season 5, Episode 4: Our Books as a Gauge + Reading the World
01:04:52

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Roxanna are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: reading as a gauge and a library cookbook

  • Current Reads: books we’ve been guarding like precious gems

  • Deep Dive: reading the world - why and how

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes over our reading lives

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!*  

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2:00 - Season 5: Episode 2

2:04 - Brilliant Books

3:07 - Bookish Moment of the Week

3:57 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

7:28 - Modern Lunch by Allison Day

8:54 - Current Reads

9:14 - Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide (Roxanna)

16:20 - Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop by Danyel Smith (Kaytee)

16:51 - Season 4: Episode 29

16:54 - The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah Jones

17:21 - Cafe Con Libros

18:07 - Black Girl Songbook Podcast

20:25 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

20:57 - Check Please! By Ngozi Ukazu (Roxanna)

26:41 - Jubilee by Margaret Walker (Kaytee) 

27:17 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

28:58 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

29:00 - The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

29:38 - Kindred by Octavia Butler

31:34 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

31:46 - An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (Roxanna)

36:48 - Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

37:55 - Hola Papi by John Paul Brammer (Kaytee)

38:05 - Tiny Beautiful Things (Dear Sugar) by Cheryl Strayed

40:41 - Deep Dive: Reading the World

40:56 - Currently Reading Patreon (access to the reading log and much more!)

50:41 - Canada Reads

52:14 - The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

52:45 - Lallan Sweets by Srishti Chaudhary 

55:00 - BookRiot

55:09 - Get Booked Podcast

55:42 - Strong Sense of Place Podcast

55:59 - The Next Chapter

56:33 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish I had a book with maps that explains the history and events of each place. (Roxanna)

59:15 - The History of the World Map by Map by DK and The Smithsonian Institute 

I wish I could keep better track of books coming to the screen. (Kaytee)

1:01:25 - The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (vol.1)

1:01:33 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman

1:01:35 - Coraline by Neil Gaiman

1:01:36 - American Gods by Neil Gaiman

1:01:38 - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

1:01:41 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Aug 22, 2022
Season 5, Episode 3: Hold Onto Your Butts + Secret Pleasure Reads
56:26

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: DNF progress and a new way of enjoying a book

  • Current Reads: five books we’re excited to talk about and one that might cause some clutched pearls

  • Deep Dive: the books we know are terrible but are our secret pleasures

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes over our reading lives

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!*  

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1:43 - Bookish Moment of the Week

6:59 - The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World (Amazon Link) 

9:45 - Current Reads

10:01 - Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (Kaytee)

14:25 - The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex (Meredith)

16:04 - Blackwell’s 

18:00 - Descent by Tim Johnston

18:01 - The Current by Tim Johnston

18:18 - The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke

18:19 - The Novel Neighbor

19:17 - When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough by Taylor S. Schumann (Katyee)

23:35 - Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman (Meredith)

24:02 - Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman

25:51 - NurtureShock by Po Bronson

28:15 - The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph (Kaytee)

30:24 - How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

31:44 - CONTENT WARNING FROM HERE TO THE FOUNTAIN. LITTLE EARS AND MINDY ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. 

32:36 - The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert (Meredith)

38:34 - Deep Dive: Books We Want to Hide While Reading

39:27 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

41:03 - Blackout by Candace Owens

45:12 - The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert

45:27 - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

45:30 - 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James

50:37 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish that everyone had access to a great library card collection. (Kaytee)

51:04 - Libby

51:29 - Libro.fm

I wish everyone could experience fall reading to its fullest extent. (Meredith)

53:15 - Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth

53:23 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

53:30 - All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

53:41 - The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

53:48 - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Aug 15, 2022
Season 5, Episode 2: Reading Realizations + A Slow But Steady Primer
55:05

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: reading to a new generation and an online event

  • Current Reads: six books we read over the summer that we want you know to about

  • Deep Dive: slow but steady reading, what works in this format and where do we fit it in?

  • The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes over our reading lives

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!*  

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1:38 - Bookish Moment of the Week

2:45 - Stanley’s Library by William Bee 

3:54 - @teenybookshelf on Instagram

4:36 - Fabled Bookshop

6:24 - Current Reads

7:09 - American Predator by Maureen Callahan (Meredith)

12:47 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

13:00 - The Amityville Horror Jay Anson

13:32 - The Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Kaytee)

13:40 - Brilliant Books - K Edit: this bookstore is actually located in Traverse City in the LOWER peninsula of Michigan. Thanks to the many (many many) of you who pointed out my mistake. 

13:40 - Brilliant Books Monthly

14:21 - Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

16:21 - Circe by Madeline Miller

16:22 - Lobizona by Romina Garber Russell

16:41 - Scorpica by G.R. McCallister

18:08 - The Search by Nora Roberts (Meredith)

23:14 - The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake (Kaytee)

23:33 - Libro FM ALC program

25:10 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

25:23 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

25:44 - The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake (pre-order)

26:13 - Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldtree

27:00 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher (Meredith)

33:06 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

33:45 - Upgrade by Blake Crouch (Kaytee)

36:57 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

37:00 - Recursion by Blake Crouch

37:15 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

38:17 - Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

39:17 - Deep Dive: The Slowest and the Steadiest

39:21 - @Marys_bookish_musings on Instagram

41:26 - Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

41:34 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

41:48 - Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby (Amazon link) 

41:49 - The New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby

42:22 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

42:49 - Roots by Alex Haley

45:34 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili 

45:45 - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

45:48 - Piranesi by Suzanna Clarke

48:11 - It by Stephen King

48:13 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King

48:37 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher

48:56 - Meet Us At The Fountain

I wish I could implement a family reading time in the evenings. (Kaytee)

I wish everyone could experience what we experience with the Indie Press List (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

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Aug 08, 2022
Season 5, Episode 1: Blown-Away Books + What We Did Over Summer Break
53:13

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: reporting back on homework and an exciting interview

  • Current Reads: some great summer break reads from both of us, and one spicy opinion

  • Deep Dive: we report back on how we spent our five weeks off and how much we missed you all!

  • Book Presses: one last time - a very Kaytee book and a series starter to keep you going.

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!*  

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2:42 - Currently Reading Patreon

3:40 - The Bookshelf Thomasville

4:06 - Bookish Moment of the Week

4:32 - Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume

6:58 - Fabled Bookshop

7:22 - Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard

7:25 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

7:26 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

8:33 - Current Reads

8:44 - Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (Kaytee)

9:56 - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

11:45 - Scorpica by G. R McCallister (Meredith)

15:27 - Circe by Madeline Miller

16:06 - Furyborn by Claire Legrand

16:31 - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Kaytee)

17:06 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

17:08 - Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

20:09 - The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale (Meredith)

22:26 - Half Price Books (They have lots of locations!) 

24:12 - A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera (Kaytee)

24:27 - Cafe Con Libros

27:49 - The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger (Meredith)

29:41 - Fabled Bookshop

31:48 - The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

32:38 - Deep Dive: Our Summer Vacation Recaps

34:57 - Glass Houses by Louise Penny

37:12 - Cinder by Melissa Meyer

37:15 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

41:37 - Season 1: Episode 24

43:36 - Books We’d Like To Press Into Your Hands (For the Last Time)

43:58 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Kaytee)

46:04 - The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

46:13 - Death at Bishop’s Keep by Robin Paige (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

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Aug 01, 2022
Season 4, Episode 48: Best of Season 4 + The Listener Press Part Two!
55:28

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Some of our highlights and learning experiences from Season 4. Who can believe we are four full years into the podcast?

  • Giving you 12 additional presses to fill up your summer and fall TBRs.

  • If you want more presses, an additional 30 will be made available to Patreon subscribers next week!. Join us over at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast !

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!*  

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2:50 - Reflecting on Season 4

3:50 - Season 4: Episode 21 

4:19 - Season 4: Episode 26 

4:31 - Season 4: Episode 34

4:39 - Season 4: Episode 25

5:29 - Season 4: Episode 1

5:33 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

5:40 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

6:13 - Season 4: Episode 37 (the rainbow shelves episode)

6:53 - Season 4: Episode 26 

7:12 - Season 4: Episode 42 w/Kenda Adachi

8:21 - Currently Reading Patreon

17:54 - Email us your suggestions for cap segments at currentlypodcast@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram @currentlyreadingpodcast

18:39 - Currently Reading Patreon

19:23 - Listener Presses Part Two

19:34 - Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway (Pressed by Beth)

23:31 - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright (Pressed by Mic)

26:49 - Five Little Indians by Michelle Good (Pressed by Francis)

30:08 - Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Pressed by Nicole)

30:45 - El Deafo by Cece Bell

30:46 - When Stars Are Scattered by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson

30:49 - New Kid by Jerry Craft

32:56 - Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Pressed by Katie)

34:37 - Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

34:30 - An Unlikely Story 

35:01 - The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson (Pressed by Amanda)

36:38 - I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

36:39 - The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

36:40 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

37:52 - All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Murderbot #1)

38:04 - The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

38:21 - Beach Music by Pat Conroy (Pressed by Tiffany)

38:25 - Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

40:08 - Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

41:24 - Answers in the Pages by David Levithan (Pressed by Avery)

44:38 - Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (Pressed by Amy)

46:22 - The Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry (Pressed by Michele)

48:13 - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

48:40 - The Diddakoi by Rumor Godden (Pressed by Mary Faith, amazon link)

51:24 - The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (Pressed by Madeline)

53:14 - Currently Reading Patreon

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jul 18, 2022
Season 4, Episode 47: Never Have I Ever!
59:41

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, we have a very special GROUP Show for you!

  • All 5 of us got together to play a Bookish game of Never Have I Ever, and we think you’ll love it!

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!*  

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1:59 - Sorta Awesome Show

3:20 - Never Have I Ever… 

Never Have I Ever… hidden a book or book haul from my significant other

4:24 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Never Have I Ever… read a thriller

6:17 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

6:25 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

6:26 - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

7:22 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Never Have I Ever… read a section from a romance aloud to my husband

9:36 - The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Never Have I Ever… had a dream about a book character

11:18 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

13:02 - Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

13:07 - A Place For Us by Fatima Fahreen Mirza

13:45 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

13:52 - Still Life by Louise Penny

14:45 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

15:07 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher

Never Have I Ever… lost a book and had to replace it

19:16 - Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allen Ahlberg

20:17 - How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Diana K. White

22:31 - Slippery Creatures by K.J. Charles

Never Have I Ever… DNFd a book for sex or violence

27:13 - I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

27:53 - The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

Never Have I Ever… owned less than 50 books

32:48 - Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin

Never Have I Ever… gotten pregnant or had a pregnancy scare due to scenes in a book that motivated my actions

35:36 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Never Have I Ever… read a book in one sitting

37:42 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

39:28 - The Firm by John Grisham 

40:01 - Pelican Brief by John Grisham

40:07 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

40:28 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Never Have I Ever… lied to a friend about how I felt about a book they recommended to me

46:20 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

46:35 - Book Lovers by Emily Henry 

50:37 - Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony (amazon link)

Never Have I Ever brought a book to a concert or party to read and ignore people

Never Have I Ever hit on a guy/gal because of a book they were reading

58:56 - The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jul 11, 2022
Minisode: An Interview with "Legends and Lattes" Author Travis Baldree
24:14

Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Meredith and author Travis Baldree. Travis is the author of Legends and Lattes, which has gone gangbusters through the Currently Reading community. Tune into this conversation with Travis to hear about:

  • Emotional support books

  • Cozy Fantasy: a Hallmark-style movie set in Dungeons and Dragons?

  • The journey to publication

  • Favorite characters

  • Cover conversations

  • Fan art

  • The details on his next book

  • The last 5-star book he read!

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!

Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree (pre-order at Bookshop, or buy it now at Amazon)

Nettle and Bone by T Kingfisher

Connect with Travis: on Instagram at @travis_baldree, on Facebook, Twitter or at his website

Contact the show at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com.

You can find Meredith on Instagram @meredith.reads and Kaytee @notesonbookmarks

You can visit our website at www.currentlyreadingpodcast.com

Jul 08, 2022
Season 4, Episode 46: The Listener Press!
54:12

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • 18 fantastic books that listeners want to Press into your hands! Get out your Library hold list!

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!*  

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2:05 - Darling Girl by Liz Michalski (pressed by Jenny)

5:05 - An American Radical by Tamer Elnoury (pressed by Kenzie)

6:57 - A Week in Winter by Marcia Willett (Amazon link) (pressed by Michael)

10:04 - The Ranger’s Apprentice: Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan (pressed by Mary)

12:10 - Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness by Catherine Cho (pressed by Michelle)

14:02 - A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske (pressed by Kimberley)

16:03 - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

16:43 - The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (pressed by Andrea)

21:23 - The Binding by Bridget Collins (pressed by Brianna)

23:59 - The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien (pressed by Tara)

26:12 - The Hunting Wives by May Cobb (pressed by Ashley)

28:14 - In the Shelter by Padraig O’Tuama (pressed by Abigail)

30:17 - The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

30:48 - The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury (pressed by Rachel)

33:44 - When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O’Neill (pressed by Elise)

35:52 - Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott (pressed by Lexy)

38:14 - Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane (pressed by Lynette)

41:57 - The Hearts and Daggers Podcast

42:00 - The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner (pressed by Holly) 

42:10 - Holly’s Instagram @birdbrainbooks

44:08 - The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende 

45:53 - The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova (pressed by Amy)

47:47 - Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (pressed by Courtny)

47:59 - The Novel Neighbor 

52:35 - Currently Reading Patreon

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jul 04, 2022
Season 4, Episode 45: A Mish Mash of Books + Crafting a Great Review
55:46

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a giant buddy read to be proud of and recommending specific books

  • Current Reads: a mish mash of books across all genres

  • Deep Dive: Meredith and Kaytee go into the specifics of writing a review and sharing it

  • Book Presses: last presses of season 4! A violent but huggable book and a mystery that looks like it contains something different

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!*  

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2:22 - The Happier Podcast w/ Gretchen Rubin

13:20 - Bookish Moment of the Week

3:49 - When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough by Taylor S. Schumann

6:10 - The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

8:06 - Current Reads

8:22 - A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat (Kaytee)

8:40 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

11:38 - When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill (Meredith)

13:29 - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

14:39 - The Change by Kirsten Miller

15:35 - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

17:42 - Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman (Kaytee)

18:45 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

20:25 - Happy At Any Cost by Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayre (Meredith) 

21:15 - Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

21:54 - The Gilmore Guide to Books

24:21 - Love That Story by Jonathan Van Ness (Kaytee)

24:39 - Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness

27:13 - The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager (Meredith)

27:40 - Survive the Night by Riley Sager

32:57 - Deep Dive: How We Craft a Review

41:56 - @lonestarwords on Instagram

43:17 - The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

43:19 - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

45:56 - When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

46:05 - Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

46:38 - @katieladyreads on Instagram

46:43 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

47:25 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

49:06  - Books We’d Like to Press Into Your Hands

49:31 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Kaytee)

51:45 - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (Meredith)

53:20 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jun 27, 2022
Season 4, Episode 44: Book Hypnotism + Family Vacation Book Club
48:45

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a new social media delight and a bookish gathering

  • Current Reads: each of us sneakily convinces the other one to read a book that she wasn’t sure about before

  • Deep Dive: we are planning the bookstacks to bring on your family vacation so that everyone can read together

  • Book Presses: a YA drama from a favorite author and a diverse multiverse sci-fi adventure

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!*  

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1:24 - Bookish Moment of the Week

2:07 - Mary’s picture book instagram @teenybookshelf 

5:07 - Current Reads

5:22 - Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau (Mary)

9:01 - A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw (Kaytee)

13:16 - When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord (Mary)

15:29 - Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

15:48 - You Have a Match by Emma Lord

16:07 - Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Melinda Lo (Kaytee)

18:46 - A Day Like This by Kelley McNeil (Mary)

18:50 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

18:51 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

21:19 - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt (Kaytee)

21:30 - An Unlikely Story bookshop

24:21 - Deep Dive: Family Vacation Book Clubs

24:42 - @bookliz on Instagram

The Family that Solves Mysteries

27:01 - The Appeal by Janice Hallett

27:28 - Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson 

28:00 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

28:22 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King 

The Family That Doesn’t Mind Breaking Their Brains

29:26 - The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier

30:07 - Upgrade by Blake Crouch

30:23 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Family That Cooks Together

431:07 - Taste by Stanley Tucci

31:24 - A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

31:42 - Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

32:13 - Save me the Plums by Ruth Reichl

32:17 - Love and Saffron by Kim Fay

The Family that Learns Together

32:59 - The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron

33:21 - Gumption by Nick Offerman

33:54 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

34:23 - Kaytee’s book recs for “The Family that learns stuff together”

The Family That Wants to Include the Younger Generation

34:39 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

35:22 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

35:32 - The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Family That Fancies Themselves Oprah’s Book Club

36:27 - The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

36:51 - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

38:27 - Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

38:43 - Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black

The Family That Goes to the Woods

39:28 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

39:47 - Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman

40:05 - Upstream by Mary Oliver

40:39 - Devolution by Max Brooks

40:43 - A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw

The Couples that Read Together

41:05 - The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

41:10 - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

42:18  - Books We’d Like to Press Into Your Hands

42:38 - All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (Mary)

44:01 - Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

45:23 - The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Kaytee)

47:01 - The Hearts and Daggers Podcast Episode 11

47:06 - Holly’s Instagram @birdbrainbooks

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jun 20, 2022
Season 4, Episode 43: Fantastic Summer Reads + The Books From Childhood That Impacted Us
01:03:29

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: working with a new bookstore and a reading chair conundrum

  • Current Reads: we’ve got some wheelhouse reading here today including some non-fiction that we think you’ll love

  • Deep Dive: the books we read during our childhoods that impacted the readers we are today

  • Book Presses: two more of those childhood books that we want to make sure you’ve read

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!*  

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2:10 - Listener Press Episode: Record a voice memo on your phone with the following details:

Your name, where you’re from, the book’s title and author, a description of it and WHY you are pressing it.  These are DUE FRIDAY JUNE 17

4:29 - Bookish Moment of the Week

4:57 - Cafe Con Libros Bookstore 

9:08 - Current Reads

10:23 - Taste by Stanley Tucci (Kaytee)

14:28 - Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak (Meredith)

18:07 - The Appeal by Janice Hallett

20:05 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

20:29 - A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll (Kaytee)

20:37 - Lexy @readlexyread on Instagram

20:42 - @thewilltoread on Instagram

24:00 - The Palace Papers by Tina Brown (Meredith)

24:55 - The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown

28:16 - HRH by Elizabeth Holmes

29:22 - Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

28:28 - Majesty by Katharine McGee

28:29 - American Royals by Katharine McGee

29:39 - World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Kaytee)

33:15 - Hide by Kiersten White (Meredith)

36:38 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

36:29 - Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven

30:03 - Deep Dive: Childhood Reading that Impacted Us

42:26 - First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple by Cameron West (Amazon Link)

43:39 - Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber 

44:26 - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien 

46:13 - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

46:57 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

48:41 - Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume

48:54 - Deenie by Judy Blume 

48:59 - Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

49:01 - Blubber by Judy Blume 

49:13 - Forever by Judy Blume

49:55 - Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

50:51 - Maus by Art Spiegelman

50:56 - Night by Elie Weisel 

50:58 - The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

52:30 - Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

52:31 - The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

53:36 - West Side Story by Irving Shulman

53:48 - Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare

53:55 - A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

53:56 - Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

55:00 - The Odyssey by Homer

55:01 - The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

56:07  - Books We’d Like to Press Into Your Hands

56:28 - The Giver by Lois Lowry (Kaytee)

1:00:05 - The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (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

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jun 13, 2022
Season 4, Episode 42: Special Guest Kendra Adachi!
01:05:23

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kendra Adachi is joining Meredith and Kaytee, and we are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: perfect reading weather, winning fifth grade, and bookish nerdiness

  • Current Reads: the very first time this has happened in Currently Reading, there’s a double up!

  • Deep Dive: we get to Lazy Genius a reading life and it’s the actual best

  • Book Presses: and some non-fiction from authors we 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 laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*  

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1:04 - The Lazy Genius Podcast 

2:01 - Bookish Moment of the Week

4:34 - Currently Reading Patreon (where you get the friend map finder!)

5:28 - Current Reads

5:49 - Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Kendra AND Meredith)

12:01 - People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry 

12:05 - Beach Read by Emily Henry

12:48 - Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (Kaytee)

15:53 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

16:05 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (Kendra)

17:43 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

17:45 - Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

17:47 - Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson

19:04 - The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

20:42 - The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi (Meredith)

22:51 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 

26:19 - I Take My Coffee Black by Tyler Merritt (Kaytee)

28:47 - As You Wish by Cary Elwes

30:03 - Deep Dive: The Lazy Genius Way for Reading 

33:28 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

38:10 - Anne Bogel Summer Reading Guide

38:46 - The Lazy Genius Kitchen by Kendra Adachi

40:20 - The Seven Ps: Personality, Prioritize, Proficiency(Preferences), People, Pleasure, Process, and Peace

46:33 - Lazy Genius Newsletter Signup

51:27  - Books We’d Like to Press Into Your Hands

51:52 - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Kendra)

54:22 - For the Love by Jen Hatmaker (Kaytee)

56:29 - The Lay Genius Kitchen by Kendra Adachi (Meredith)

1:00:45 - Liquid Index Lazy Genius Podcast Ep 261

1:01:13 - The Lazy Genius Kitchen Youtube Series

1:04:22 - @thelazygenius on Instagram

1:04:24 - thelazygeniuscollective.com

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and get some merch at
www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Jun 06, 2022
Season 4, Episode 41: Tandem Watch and Read + All Things Roxanna
01:09:58

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Roxanna are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: an Oprah moment and an interesting reading experience

  • Current Reads: a beach read with teeth, serial killers, joy as protest, gosh, this episode is GOOD

  • Deep Dive: Meet Roxanna!

  • Book Presses: a stunning mystery and a chocolate chonker

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!*  

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2:14 - Bookish Moment of the Week

2:57 - Season 3: Episode 5 of Currently Reading w/Roxanna

3:46 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

4:45 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5:54 - Current Reads

6:13 - The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi (Roxanna)

8:24 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

9:30 - The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

11:00 - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

11:39 - The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie (Meredith) 

16:13 - Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (Roxanna)

21:38 - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

22:10 - Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer (Meredith)

25:35 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

25:37 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 

28:25 - Season 3: Episode 38 

28:44 - A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djeli Clark (Roxanna) (direct link to the story online but it’s also available as a kindle item!)

33:20 - A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark 

35:29 - All Systems Red (Murderbot #1) by Martha Wells

36:16 - Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree (Meredith)

42:28 - The Fellowship of the Ring (LOTR pt.1) by J. R. R. Tolkien

43:02 - Deep Dive: Roxanna’s Reading Life 

44:49 - What Should I Read Next

45:21 - Roxanna’s TED Talk

46:11 - currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com 

46:42 - Season 2: Episode 47 about book twins

46:58 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

47:48 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

55:57 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

57:06 - Currently Reading Patreon

57:34  - Books We’d Like to Press Into Your Hands

58:00 - Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Roxanna)

1:00:22 - The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

1:02:07 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili (Meredith)

1:08:08 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 

1:08:48 - @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

1:09:04 - Currently Reading Zazzle store

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and get some merch at
www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

May 30, 2022
Season 4, Episode 40: So Many Murder Books + Disaster Books
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!*  

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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

May 23, 2022
Minisode: An Interview with "No Land to Light On" Author Yara Zgheib
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

May 20, 2022
Season 4, Episode 39: Soldiering On + Our Five Rules for Reading
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!*  

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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

May 16, 2022
Season 4, Episode 38: Curating Our Shelves + Reading During a Big Switch-Up
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!*  

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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

May 09, 2022
Season 4, Episode 37: Direct Recommendations + Bookish Confessions
01:05:30

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!*  

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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

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currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

May 02, 2022
Season 4, Episode 36: Who is Driving? + Bookstagram Pet Peeves
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!*  

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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

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currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Apr 25, 2022
Season 4, Episode 35: Dream Bookshelves + Exiting the Comfort Zone
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!*  

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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

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Apr 18, 2022
Season 4, Episode 34: Forever Favorites + Books That Live in our Heads, Rent-Free
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!*  

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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

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Apr 04, 2022
Season 4, Episode 33: The Quickie Book + Reading Seasons
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!*  

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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

Mar 28, 2022
Season 4, Episode 32: Swallowing A Tapeworm + Mood Reading Vs. Planned Reading
01:01:14

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!*  

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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

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currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Mar 21, 2022
Minisode: An Interview with "The Violin Conspiracy" Author Brendan Slocumb
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.

Brendan Slocumb

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

Mar 18, 2022
Season 4, Episode 31: A Spicy Meatball + When Backlist Gets "Cringey"
01:02:07

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!*  

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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

Mar 14, 2022
Season 4, Episode 30: Judge Judy's Undies + Bookish One-Night Stands
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!*  

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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

Mar 07, 2022
Season 4, Episode 29: Discussions with Fellow Readers + Beloved Curmudgeons
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!*  

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: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

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Feb 28, 2022
Season 4, Episode 28: Not a "You" Book + Books About Marriage
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!*  

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: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

Feb 21, 2022
Season 4, Episode 27: Happy Sighs + An On-Ramp to Romance
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!*  

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: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

Feb 14, 2022
Season 4, Episode 26: Finding Readers for Authors + Bookish Bucket Lists
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!*  

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: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

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Feb 07, 2022
Season 4, Episode 25: Fits and Starts + Remembering What We Read
01:03:00

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!*  

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: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

Jan 31, 2022
Season 4, Episode 24: Reader, Know Thyself + Our Three Reading Themes
01:01:12

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!*  

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: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

Jan 24, 2022
Season 4, Episode 23: Front and Backlist Beauties + Factors That Affect Our Star Ratings
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!*  

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: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

Jan 17, 2022
Season 4, Episode 22: Goals for 2022 + A Special Kind of Hell
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!*  

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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

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Jan 10, 2022
Minisode: Mindy and Mary’s Top 10 Books of 2021
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!*

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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)

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Jan 07, 2022
Season 4, Episode 21: Our Top Ten Books of 2021!
01:22:16

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!*  

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.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

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Jan 03, 2022
Season 4, Episode 20: An Indie Bookstore Road Trip
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!*  

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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

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Dec 13, 2021
Season 4, Episode 19: Fabulous Stories + The Fictional Worlds We Want to Live In
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!*  

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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

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Dec 06, 2021
Season 4, Episode 18: Books We Both Read + Reading Your Shelves
46:09

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mary and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: holiday reading and a Bookish dentist visit

  • Current Reads: some books that we both read that we can discuss together

  • Deep Dive: how to move those books from TBR to read - reading your shelves!

  • Book Presses: a delightful classic and a middle grade 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 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!*  

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Season 4, Episode 18:

1:18 Bookish Moment of the Week

2:51 - The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

3:00 - Christmas with Anne of Green and Other Holiday Stories by L.M. Montgomery 

4:52 - The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Delila Harris

4:57 - Season 4: Episode 1 of Currently Reading

5:33 Current Reads:

5:43 - Amy Allen Clark - MomAdvice and Book Gang podcast

5:56 - The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg (Mary)

8:48 - This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (Kaytee)

12:20 - The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green (Mary) 

14:47 - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

16:49 - The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Kaytee)

19:18 - The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller (Mary)

19:27 - The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

21:47 - The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr (Kaytee)

23:59 - Deep Dive: Reading Your Shelves

27:00 - Thriftbooks

27:01 - Savers

29:13 - Half Price Books

30:42 - The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson

32:14 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

37:01 - Scribd

37:03 - Libro.fm

40:16 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

40:36 - The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (Mary)

42:28 - Season 1: Episode 1 of Currently Reading

42:46 - Sweep by Jonathan Auxier (Kaytee)

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Nov 29, 2021
Season 4, Episode 17: Books of Big Feels + So Many Thoughts on Matrix
01:03:29

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mindy and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: family reading time and a bookstore shopping trip

  • Current Reads: a cadre of books that have been emotions attached tot hem

  • Deep Dive: Matrix by Lauren Groff

  • Book Presses: some sci-fi and some curmudgeon fiction to round out the episode

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!*  

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0:10 Bite Size Intro

2:06 - Matrix by Lauren Groff

2:11 - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

2:21 Bookish Moment of the Week

3:38 - Fabled Bookshop

4:50 Current Reads:

5:18 - The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanaugh (Mindy)

9:53 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

13:25 - Lights Out in Lincolnwood by Geoff Rodkey (Meredith)

15:32 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 

17:46 - The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin (Mindy)

21:44 - Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard (Meredith)

23:03 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

23:04 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

25:46 - A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (Mindy)

26:02 - The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

28:12 - Liz Hein on Instagram

29:09 - The Chosen by Chaim Potok

29:39 - Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune (Meredith)  

29:43 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

34:08 - Deep Dive: Matrix by Lauren Groff

35:03 - Matrix by Lauren Groff

38:45 - Mindy on Instagram

45:55 - The Power by Naomi Alderman

45:59 - The End of Men by Cristina Sweeney-Baird

56:06 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

56:23 - All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Mindy)

59:16 - Jen on Bookstagram

1:00:02 - The Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg (Meredith)

1:01:21 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

1:01:27 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

1:02:03 - Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

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Nov 22, 2021
Season 4, Episode 16: Listener Homework + Cinematic Books
52:37

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: an ASMR playlist + supporting indie bookstores

  • Current Reads: climate fiction, romance, non-fiction, and murder

  • Deep Dive: the books that we want to see on the large or small screen

  • Book Presses: another cinematic pick and a quick option for non-fiction November

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!*  

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0:10 Bite Size Intro

2:18 - Your homework: Record a voice memo on your phone.

Make sure your voice memo includes: your name, your location, the name of the indie bookstore you are referencing with its location, a book that was hand sold to you (either by the seller or a shelf talker, etc.) with the title and author, and all the reasons why you love the book and the bookstore! 
Deadline -- DECEMBER 1

4:57 Bookish Moment of the Week

6:01 - Currently Reading Patreon

8:13 - The Worm bookstore in Sedona 

11:52 Current Reads:

12:05 - Fabled Bookshop

12:18 - L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon (Meredith)

15:10 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

16:44 - Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

17:18 - Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore (Kaytee)

17:37 - Season 3: Episode 33 of Currently Reading

22:02 - Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi (Meredith)

25:37 - Fast Pitch by Nic Stone (Kaytee)

26:52 - Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

28:25 - Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (Meredith)

33:22 - No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

33:23 - The Whisper Man by Alex North  

33:33 - Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell (Kaytee)

33:57 - Feminist Book Club Subscription Box

37:41 Deep Dive - Cinematic Books We Want To See On the Screen

39:28 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant 

40:24 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

40:54 - Lobizona by Romina Garber Russell

40:59 - Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

41:06 - The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

41:41 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

42:43 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

43:34 - The Troop by Nick Cutter

43:40 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

44:44 - Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven

44:21 - Devolution by Max Brooks

44:54 - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

45:21 - The One by John Marrs

45:27 - The Passengers by John Marrs

45:40 - One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

45:45 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

46:28 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

46:32 - Falling by T.J. Newman

46:40 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

46:49 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

47:06 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

47:16 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

47:38 - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Meredith)

49:37 - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Kaytee)

50:37 - Starstruck by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

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Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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Nov 15, 2021
Season 4, Episode 15: Long-Term Buddy Reading + Picking a Book Club Book
51:29

1:27 Bookish Moment of the Week

1:46 - Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent 

1:52 - Bookends bookshop in Pagosa Springs Colorado

2:46 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

4:05 - The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

4:42 - My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton

4:43 - My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton

4:57 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

5:19 - Marley by Jon Clinch

6:06 Current Reads:

6:12 - God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney (Kaytee)

6:32 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

9:43 - A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley (Meredith)

9:52 - Book Drop subscription

13:32 - Let’s Tell This Story Properly by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Kaytee) Note: In the UK, this collection is published as Manchester Happened

14:23 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

16:10 - Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson (Meredith)

16:23 - White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

16:36 - Novel Neighbor bookshop

22:03 - Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (Kaytee)

23:23 - Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

24:22 - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Meredith)

25:55 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

25:56 - The Selection by Kiera Cass

25:58 - Furyborn by Claire Legrand

28:24 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 

30:32 Deep Dive - What Makes a Good Book Club Book?

33:58 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

34:42 - Bookend Homeschoolers Season 2: Episode 13

36:20 - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler

36:50 - Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

38:12 - How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

39:02 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

40:49 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

41:45 - The Push by Ashley Audrain

41:48 - The Need by Helen Phillips

42:53 - Roar by Ceclia Ahern

43:15 - The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

43:45 - You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

44:43 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

45:05 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Kaytee)

47:26 - The Power by Naomi Alderman (Meredith)

49:20 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Nov 08, 2021
Season 4, Episode 14: An Hour to Myself - Finding Time to Read
01:00:30

0:00 Bite Sized Intro

1:43 - Currently Reading Patreon

5:48 Bookish Moment of the Week

7:01 - Smile by Raina Telgemeier

11:51 Current Reads:

13:09 - Billion Dollar Loser by Reeves Wiedeman (Meredith)

13:39 - The Herd by Andrea Bartz

15:33 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

19:55 - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Kaytee)

20:03 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

25:05 - Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman (Meredith)

27:10 - The Popcast podcast

30:14 - Cazadora by Romina Garber Russell (Kaytee)

30:30 - Lobizona by Romina Garber Russell

30:33 - Season 4: Episode 11

30:39 - Season 3: Episode 40

30:43 - Season 3: Episode 18

30:46 - Season 3: Episode 22

31:27 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

31:28 - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

33:01 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard 

33:04 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

33:21 - Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent (Meredith)

38:49 - The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede (Kaytee)

39:03 - Jessica Bearak’s Instagram @tonightsbookishfeast

42:20 Deep Dive - An Hour to Myself: Finding Time to Read

47:56 - Second Generation AirPods

51:36 - Currently Reading Zazzle shop with Bookish mug “Shh I’m reading”

53:21 - Kaytee’s Novel Neighbor Bookmark (we think)

53:53 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

54:13 - Haunted Ground by Erin Hart (Meredith)

57:35 - Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World by Osheta Moore (Kaytee)

58:25 - Shalom Sistas Manifesto

Nov 01, 2021
Season 4, Episode 13: Bookish Multitudes + Be a Library Ambassador
54:28

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a slumpy slump and reading dates

  • Current Reads: we contain bookish multitudes

  • Deep Dive: how to be a Library Ambassador. Go forth and make disciples!

  • Book Presses: a fairytale that’s just as great on paper as on the screen and a business biography

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!*  

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1:43 Bookish Moment of the Week

2:36 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

3:59 - A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 

6:31 Current Reads:

6:40 - The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Kaytee)

6:50 - Season 3: Episode 47 The Listener Press Episode

9:31 - Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (Meredith)

13:47 - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: A Modern Graphic Retelling of Little Women by Rey Terciero (Kaytee)

14:06 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

16:27 - A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus (Meredith)

16:42 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

20:56 - The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

22:02 - Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine (Kaytee)

26:35 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard (Meredith)

26:41 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard 

31:40 Deep Dive - How to REALLY Support your Local Library

36:42 - Currently Reading Zazzle shop 

39:08 - Meredith’s Kindle Oasis 

43:56 - Getting Started with Libby

45:53 - Hoopla Digital

45:56 - Cloud Library

46:18 Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

46:32 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Kaytee)

46:48 - The Princess Bride by William Goldman

48:48 - Disney War by James B. Stewart (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

Oct 25, 2021
Minisode: An Interview with "All the Lonely People" Author Mike Gayle
33:14

Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Mike Gayle. Mike is the author of All the Lonely People, his seventeenth novel, and one that totally captured my heart. You’ve heard me gush about the book, now listen to my conversation with Mike to hear about:

  • Where Hubert Bird came from

  • The Windrush generation and his parents

  • A committee against loneliness

  • The filling and emptying of a home

  • How the book landed during the pandemic

  • Captain Tom and small things with big impact

  • Entering the conversation about race

  • Being pigeonholed as an author

  • Winning the RNA Award for writer of the year

  • Reading expanding us as humans

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!

All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

Captain Tom

The Romance Novelist Association - Achievement Award

This is a great article about that win

Naïve. Super by Erland Loe

Connect with Mike: on Instagram at @mikegaylethenovelist, 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

Oct 22, 2021
Season 4, Episode 12: Book Gushing + Packing Your Non-Fiction November TBR
54:31

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mary and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: indie bookstore moments for a day date and a meetup

  • Current Reads: we both have books today that are contenders for favorite of the year

  • Deep Dive: we talk about multiple categories of books that we have loved and think you might love for non-fiction November

  • Book Presses: two more NF picks, both memoir

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!*  

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1:26 Bookish Moment of the Week

1:43 - Boswell Books

3:30 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles  

3:33 - Garcia Street Books

5:18 Current Reads:

5:31 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Mary)

9:41 - The Very Nice Box by Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman (Kaytee)

13:13 - Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado (Mary)

16:15 - Starfish by Lisa Fipps 

16:38 - Redemption Point by Candice Fox (Kaytee)

19:56 - Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman (Mary)

20:04 - Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 

20:07 - The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

22:14 - The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

22:55 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle (Kaytee)

23:03 - Amy’s Instagram @amyseptemberreads

26:06 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

28:02 Deep Dive - Reads for Nonfiction November

31:01 - What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

31:10 - I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer

32:02 - A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

32:17 - Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother by Beth Ann Fennelly

33:04 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

33:07 - An Indigenious Peoples’ History of the United States (The Young Reader’s Version) by Debbie Reese

33:55 - An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Adult Version) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

35:04 - At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider

35:41 - Heating and Cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly

36:11 - Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan 

36:17 - Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

36:40 - I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg

37:38 - All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter

38:08 - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

38:11 - Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

38:44 - Know My Name by Chanel Miller

39:03 - Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox

39:21 - Heavy by Kiese Laymon

39:32 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

39:48 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas

40:22 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

40:46 - Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

41:06 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

41:23 - Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

41:58 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

42:11 - Evicted by Matthew Desmond

42:28 - The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

42:49 - A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

44:18 - HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes

44:52 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

45:20 - Essentialism by Greg McKeown

45:22 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

45:24 - Atomic Habits by James Clear

46:25 - Designing Your Life by Bill B\urnett

46:49 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

46:51 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

47:16 - Burnout by Emily Nagoski

47:39 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

48:21 - The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

48:32 - The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

48:57 - Reading People by Anne Bogel

49:33 - Megan notes that it was “only” 41 books.

49:47 Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

50:00 - My Life in France by Julia Child (Mary)

51:25 Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig (Kaytee)

51:33 - Season 3: Episode 15

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

Oct 18, 2021
Season 4, Episode 11: Recording Together + Lending Books to Friends and Family
55:40

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: being together in person!

  • Current Reads: Books in the zeitgeist and one that’s perfect for October

  • Deep Dive: are we precious about lending books out to others? do we have rules and regulations?

  • Book Presses: books from the keeper shelf

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!*  

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Current Reads:

7:03 - Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews (Kaytee)

11:10 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Meredith)

13:21 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

13:35 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

17:30 - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead (Kaytee)

22:16 - The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig (Meredith)

26:48 - Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez (Kaytee)

27:01 - The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez 

27:12 - The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

30:33 - No One Goes Alone by Erik Larson (Meredith)

36:13 - Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Deep Dive - Lending Books From Your Shelves

39:45 - The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

42:26 - Greenwood by Michael Christie

42:53 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

43:14 - The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield

44:25 - NYT Article about Otto Penzler (who was actually the founder and proprietor of Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan)

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

47:35 - Lobizona by Romina Garber (Kaytee)

47:43 - Bookshelf Thomasville

47:55 - Cazadora by Romina Garber

50:34 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig (Meredith)

53:58 - The Stand 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

Oct 11, 2021
Season 4, Episode 10: It's Complicated + The Perfect Reading Nook
53:28

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: some wonderful bookish podcast episodes we had to highlight

  • Current Reads: books that have complicated feelings attached, and ones that you cannot “at us” about

  • Deep Dive: we are curating the perfect reading space

  • Book Presses: uncomplicated feelings about books from authors we 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 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!*  

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Patreon Ad for Ourselves:

1:24 - Currently Reading Patreon

Bookish Moment of the Week:

5:01 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live podcast

5:06 - Sarah’s Interview w/ Kimberly McCreight

5:15 - A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCrieght

6:22 - What Should I Read Next podcast

6:33 - WSIRN Episode 300

Current Reads:

8:41 - Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Meredith)

14:03 - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke 

15:13 - The Magicians by Lev Grossman (Kaytee)

15:45 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

18:35 - We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julie Heaberlin (Meredith)

21:36 - We Begin at the End by Christ Whitaker 

23:00 - Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen (Kaytee)

26:51 - Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber (Meredith)

32:06 - The Institute by Stephen King (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - How to Create the Perfect Reading Nook

36:31 - Oversized Chair (honestly, why WOULDN’T I link a great oversized chair??)

37:03 - Gooseneck reading lamp

39:20 - Cozy chair with ottoman for Meredith (don’t @ me about these prices y’all)

40:10 - Meredith’s mug warmer 

41:17 - Need a plant next to you like Meredith? Try a Rooted subscription!

42:27 - Book Darts

42:34 - Kaytee’s Zebra Midliner Highlighters

43:45 - ASMR ambiance room fall 

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

45:50 - The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (Meredith)

48:34 - On Writing by Stephen King (Kaytee)

Bonus Easter Egg:

51:45 - Misery by Stephen King

51:52 - The Shining by Stephen King

52:01 - Pet Sematary by Stephen King

52:12 - Thinner by Stephen King

52:41 - Elevation 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

Oct 04, 2021
Season 4, Episode 9: Books from Authors We've Loved Before + Constructive Spicy Opinions
59:33

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: emotional reading and books about anxiety for kids

  • Current Reads: quite a few new and backlist releases from authors we love

  • Deep Dive: strong opinions and constructive criticism - how to review a book that didn’t land for you.

  • Book Presses: books that might not be for everyone, but were absolutely for us.

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!*  

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Bookish Moment of the Week:

2:16 - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 

5:19 - Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster by Manka Kasha 

8:50 - Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

9:20 - The Anxious Ninja by Mary Nhin

Current Reads:

10:55 - Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Kaytee)

15:04 - The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley (Meredith)

17:42 - The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

22:16 - Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett (Kaytee)

22:42 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

22:43 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

22:44 - Run by Ann Patchett

22:45 - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

23:09 - Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

25:37 - The Best of Me by David Sedaris (Meredith) 

29:12 - Naked by David Sedaris 

29:13 - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

29:15 - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

32:18 - Hostage by Clare Mackintosh (Kaytee)

32:29 - Falling by TJ Newman

34:08 - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

34:11 - After the End by Clare Mackintosh

35:23 - The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan (Meredith)

Deep Dive - Don’t Yuck their Yum: Constructive Spicy Opinions

48:21 - Survive the Night by Riley Sager

50:20 - @katieladyreads on Instagram

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

52:29 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Kaytee)

54:54 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (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

Sep 27, 2021
Season 4, Episode 8: A Broad Swath of Current Reads + Gentle Murder
59:24

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: zooming with an author and a slow but steady encouragement

  • Current Reads: fairy tales and graphic novels and non-fiction and middle grade. We’re all over the place.

  • Deep Dive: “gentle murder” is for those readers who want the propulsive and page-turning nature of mysteries and thriller, but can’t handle adding new fears to their arsenal

  • Book Presses: propulsive but gentle books we think you’ll 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 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!*  

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Bookish Moment of the Week:

2:35 - Zoom call with Catherine Ryan Howard

2:39 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

2:40 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

4:07 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

7:03 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

7:40 - New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby 

9:20 - Hawaii by James Michener 

Current Reads:

10:05 - Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly (Meredith)

13:19 - Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

16:07 - The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (Kaytee)

16:19 - Good Talk by Mira Jacob

16:57 - El Deafo by Cece Bell

19:46 - Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn (Meredith)

22:11 - Currently Reading Patreon 

24:02 - How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes by Melinda Wenner Moyer (Kaytee)

25:33 - Expecting Better by Emily Oster

27:20 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 

27:37 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (Meredith)

35:33 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles 

35:47 - Refugee by Alan Gratz (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Gentle Mysteries and Thrillers

39:24 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

39:27 - Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews

39:41 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (the mermaid book)

39:58 - The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon 

41:34 - The Whisper Man by Alex North 

41:35 - The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

41:36 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

42:31 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

42:38 - The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

42:54 - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty 

43:41 - No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole

43:58 - Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

44:11 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

47:23 - A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

47:26 - One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

47:49 - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

48:00 - My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

50:39 - The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

50:39 - Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

51:06 - The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 

52:19 - Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Elliot Arnold

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

53:22 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Meredith)

54:38 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

54:42 - The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett

55:55 - The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (Pre-order link)

56:18 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (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

Sep 20, 2021
Season 4, Episode 7: Generational Reading + Conflicted Feelings About a Favorite Author
01:08:31

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Mindy are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: kids reading to parents and grandparents blowing a budget

  • Current Reads: family drama and non-fiction and slapdash thrillers

  • Deep Dive: Meredith and Mindy explore the feelings around a favorite author’s new release

  • Book Presses: a new release that needs to be on “the list” and an older true crime 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 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!*  

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1:58 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

Bookish Moment of the Week:

2:42 - Forgotten Work by Jason Guriel 

Current Reads:

6:30 - The People We Keep by Alison Larkin (Mindy)

11:29 - D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michael Faber (Meredith)

13:18 - Prince Caspian (Narnia book 2) by C.S. Lewis 

13:35 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

13:51 - The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber

15:25 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

16:11 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

17:01 - The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Mindy)

18:40 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty

21:52 - Empire of Pain by Patrick Raddon Keefe (Meredith)

26:23 - Long, Bright River by Liz Moore

30:02 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (Mindy)

32:24 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

34:23 - Survive the Night by Riley Sager (Meredith)

37:55 - The Popcast podcast

40:27 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Deep Dive - Conflicted Feelings About a Favorite Author

42:58 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

46:50 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

52:21 - All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny

52:31 - The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

57:13 - Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

57:36 - Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

58:08 - Still Life by Louise Penny

59:49 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

1:00:04 - Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

1:01:08 - Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

1:01:55 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

1:03:10 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Mindy)

1:04:29 - The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse (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

Sep 13, 2021
Season 4, Episode 6: Breathless Books + An Intro to Book Flights
59:02

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: outside reading perfection and a new generation of readers

  • Current Reads: books that take your breath away and that help you breathe better

  • Deep Dive: Q and A about Book Flights

  • Book Presses: two hilarious picks - both way backlist

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!*  

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2:08 - Currently Reading Patreon

Current Reads:

8:35 - The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams (Kaytee)

11:07 - The Herd by Andrew Bartz (Meredith)

16:26 - Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Kaytee)

17:46 - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

17:54 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live interview with Jesse Q. Sutanto

19:16 - Breath by James Nestor (Meredith)

25:11 - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (Kaytee)

26:33 - Circe by Madeline Miller

28:41 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard (Meredith)

32:07 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

32:36 - Fabled Bookshop

34:05 - Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard

34:33 - Kindle Unlimited

34:35 - Hoopla Digital

34:37 - Scribd

36:05 - 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

Deep Dive - The Book Flight:

43:24 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

45:09 - Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

51:55 - Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Friend by Christopher Moore (Kaytee)

54:24 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry (Meredith)

57:01 - The Giver by Lois Lowry

57:25 - The Willoughbys Return by Lois Lowry

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Sep 06, 2021
Season 4, Episode 5: Back to School with Campus Novels
47:46

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: Pages at the Park and picking new curriciula

  • Current Reads: following up on a series, going on adventures, and learning through reading fiction and non-fiction

  • Deep Dive: back to school - our favorite campus novels

  • Book Presses: a foodie memoir and back to school for non-school-age readers

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!*  

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Bookish Moment of the Week:

1:44 - Amy’s Instagram @what_amy_reads

Current Reads:

5:19 - Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein (Mary)

8:51 - Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death and Glory in America’s Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt by Daniel Barbarisi (Kaytee)

11:30 - Collected Works Bookstore

11:47 - Rush by Lisa Patton (Mary)

15:21 - Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar (Kaytee)

18:37 - The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (Mary)

18:47 - Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

21:44 - The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson 

22:58 - Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Back to School with Campus Novels

28:12 - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

28:54 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

29:24 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend 

30:40 - Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

31:41 - Admission by Julie Buxbaum

32:47 - A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallero 

33:05 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

33:15 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abbi Dare

33:53 - Dear. Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

34:41 - Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

35:13 - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

35:29 - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

36:11 - Legenborn by Tracy Deonn

36:56 - Lobizona by Romina Garber

37:00 - Cazadora by Romina Garber

37:03 - Bookshop.org

37:38 - Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

37:57 - Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

39:11 - The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

39:42 - The Secret History by Donna Tartt

39:49 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

39:56 - The Magicians by Lev Grossman

40:43 - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:00 - A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg (Mary)

44:52 - Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (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

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Aug 30, 2021
Season 4, Episode 4: Reader Whiplash + Literary Hall Passes
55:26

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a readerly realization and a new library card

  • Current Reads: weird books and wheelhouse books and a highlight of the Indie Press List

  • Deep Dive: our literary hall passes - the characters and authors that make our hearts beat faster

  • Book Presses: one of my favorite moments in our recording history. Welcome to press whiplash, we are glad you are here.

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!*  

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Current Reads:

7:18 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

7:24 - Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (Meredith)

13:49 - Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

14:14 - Currently Reading Patreon

14:33 - The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts (Kaytee)

14:38 - Fabled Bookshop

17:55 - When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McClain (Meredith)

19:51 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live interview w/Paula McClain

24:39 - Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur (Kaytee)

26:12 - The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

26:49 - Novel Neighbor bookshop

27:39 - Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare (Meredith)

31:26 - The Sweet Taste of Muscadines by Pamela Terry (Kaytee)

33:26 - All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenburg

Deep Dive - Literary Hall Passes

35:53 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

36:57 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

37:35 - A Court of  Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

38:47 - Still Life by Louise Penny (Three Pines #1)

40:18 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

40:43 - Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson

43:52 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

47:27 - The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (Meredith)

50:48 - The Boy, the Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy (Kaytee)

51:38 - Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

53:26 - Collected Works bookstore

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Aug 23, 2021
Season 4, Episode 3: Going Noodle + Venus Flytrap Books
56:39

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: playing library and a murderful bookmark

  • Current Reads: a bit silly this week, we are threatening book characters with violence and one of us throws a temper tantrum.

  • Deep Dive: we are discussing the genres that pull us in and then we usually hate them, the Venus Flytrap of books

  • Book Presses: a YA fantasy that flies under the radar and a sweet love story

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!*  

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2:17 - Listener Survey

2:19 - Giveaway Post on Instagram 

2:46 - Currently Reading Patreon

3:57 - Kindle Oasis Meredith loves

4:15 - Kindle Oasis leather cover

4:32 - Bookshop.org

Bookish Moments of the Week:

5:05 - Mindy’s Instagram @gratefulforgrace

6:43 - Meredith’s Bookmark on Etsy

Current Reads:

10:17 - Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe (Kaytee)

11:14 - Kaytee’s headphones (we don’t recommend any violence with these!)

12:29 - The Stranger by Harlan Coben (Meredith)

14:35 - @katieladyreads on Instagram

17:36 - The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomom (Kaytee)

19:22 - Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR

21:20 - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (Meredith)

23:14 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 

23:32 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

24:38 - The Invisible Life of Addy LaRue by V.E. Schwab

29:51 - My Time Will Come by Ian Manuel (Kaytee)

29:59 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

30:00 - The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton 

30:01 - A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

33:09 - The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg (Meredith)

Deep Dive - Venus Flytrap Books and Genres:

39:09 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

39:35 - The Nest by Cynthia D’aprix Sweeney

39:35 - All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenburg 

39:40 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

40:07 - We Keep the Dead Close by Beck Cooper

40:18 - The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse

42:58 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

43:01 - Slay by Brittney Morris

43:04 - Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

48:06 - The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg (Kaytee)

50:06 - Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie Holmberg

51:35 - Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior (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

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Aug 16, 2021
Season 4, Episode 2: Books with Great Titles + Auto-Buy Authors
57:00

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a book that confused us both, and a great podcast episode

  • Current Reads: a second in a series, a great premise, a great title, and a book filled with a-holes

  • Deep Dive: the authors whose books we pre-order as soon as we know about them

  • Book Presses: two presses from some of our favorite auto-buy authors

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!*  

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Bookish Moments of the Week:

2:10 - Diving In Podcast

2:39 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

4:05 - Currently Reading Patreon

4:27 - The Novel Neighbor bookstore

4:45 - Novel Neighbor’s Instagram @novelneighbor

6:39 - Super Host by Kate Russo

8:04 - The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

8:06 - The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

Current Reads:

9:01 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Meredith)

9:11 - Fabled Bookshop

9:29 - Book of the Month

13:57 - No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

14:36 - The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (Kaytee)

14:53 - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

15:33 - The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

15:38 - The Boys Club by Erica Katz

16:08 - And Then There were None by Agatha Christie

16:11 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

17:38 - All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenburg (Meredith)

19:50 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

21:44 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 

23:16 - The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

23:46 - Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox (Kaytee)

K note: I mention here that it’s not a book by THAT Amanda Knox, who was convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy. But I did not mention that she was later acquitted of this crime. This is my mistake, and this is my printed retraction.

24:06 - Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

26:31 - Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend (Meredith)

27:48 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

27:51 - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

31:27 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Kaytee)

33:51 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

33:56 - The Book Review Podcast

34:14 - Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

34:23 - Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Deep Dive - Auto-Buy Authors and Books

37:40 - Still Life by Louise Penny

38:02 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Pre-order link)

38:12 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

38:19 - A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

38:27 - The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

38:33 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

38:49 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

39:12 - Cazadora by Romina Garber (Preorder link)

39:14 - Lobizona by Romina Garber

39:39 - Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

39:52 - Nic Stone

40:19 - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

40:30 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

40:48 - The One by John Marrs

40:49 - The Passengers by John Marrs

40:51 - The Minders by John Marrs

41:10 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

41:15 - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead (Preorder link)

41:47 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

42:15 - Anthony Horowitz

42:19 - The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

42:21 - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

42:23 - The Haunting of Maddie Clare by Simone St. James

42:35 - Descent by Tim Johnston

42:36 - The Current by Tim Johnston

42:44 - Rumaan Alam

42:59 - Maggie O’Farrell

43:26 - A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris (preorder link)

43:57 - Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

44:09 - Chloe Liese

44:37 - Gretchen Rubin

44:38 - Laura Vanderkam

44:48 - Gary Vaynerchuk

45:41 - Riley Sager

45:48 - Ruth Ware

45:48 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley

46:17 - The Lost Man by Jane Harper

46:33 - The Dry by Jane Harper

46:50 - Force of Nature by Jane Harper

47:14 - Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

47:15 - The Editor by Steven Rowley

47:16 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley

47:57 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

48:05 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

48:17 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

48:19 - The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

48:41 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

49:35 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth (Meredith)

51:36 - Gone Girl by Gillian Finn

52:24 - The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield 

53:25 - Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Kaytee)

53:26 - Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

54:38 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Aug 09, 2021
Season 4, Episode 1: Unexpected Emotions + How We Spent Our Break
49:22

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: in-person Bookish Friends, and letting Bookstagram pick a book

  • Current Reads: buzzy books, backlist books, and under-the-radar gems

  • Deep Dive: how we spent our summer break

  • Book Presses: a book that divided the internet and a book with not a great setup

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!*  

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Bookish Moments of the Week:

3:05 - Harriet’s Bookshop

4:38 - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

5:24 - Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Current Reads:

6:38 - The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Delila Harris (Kaytee)

7:04 - Libro.Fm

10:10 - The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (Meredith)

13:12 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

13:14 - Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

14:30 - Book Talk, Etc. podcast

14:37 - Velocity by Dean Koontz (Kaytee)

16:28 - The Chain by Adrian Mckinty

16:51 - Fabled Bookshop

16:54 - Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Meredith)

21:09 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

22:05 - Unclaimed by Courtney Milan (Kaytee)

22:38 - Season 3: Episode 39 w/Jamie Golden

25:15 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Meredith)

26:44 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratisschvili 

29:34 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

31:57 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Pre-order link)

Deep Dive - How We Spent Our Summer Break

37:07 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 

38:35 - Currently Reading Patreon

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

41:53 - Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Kaytee)

43:56 - Kiley Reid’s Interview w/ Trevor Noah

44:30 - Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (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

Aug 02, 2021
Season 3, Episode 49: Very Special Episode - Best of Season 3!
46:37

On this week’s Very Special episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are capping off the very end of the season with our Best of Season 3 episode.

Following the same format as in year’s past, you’ll get to hear about our favorite moments, our biggest cringey flubs, and everything in between. We love taking time to reflect on the path behind as we move into the road ahead.

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!*  

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1:02 - Currently Reading Patreon

3:51 - Season 3, Episode 22: Our Top 10 Books of 2020

3:57 - Season 3, Episode 39: Special Guest Jamie Golden

5:31 - Season 3, Episode 37: Recs from Listeners and How Each Enneagram Type Chooses Their Next Book

5:33 - Season 3, Episode 29: Tragic Things Happen + When You Hate a Book Your Friend Loves

6:03 - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

6:20 - Season 3, Episode 24: Share Your Stuff + Special Guest Laura Tremaine

6:33 - Season 3, Episode 25: Special Guest Gretchen Rubin

8:18 - Currently Reading Instagram @currentlyreadingpodcast

10:18 - Season 3, Episode 8: A Preview of “All Things Murderful” + Books We’ve Changed Our Minds About

16:13 - Season 3, Episode 35: Prequels and Sequels + Nonfiction that Reads Like Fiction (Episode where Kaytee forgot to update her intro)

18:26 - SoundPeats Earbuds via Amazon

18:47 - Airpods Earbuds via Amazon

19:16 - Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine

19:26 - We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

19:45 - Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann

19:49 - Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

23:50 - A Court of MIst and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

23:59 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

24:31 - The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

33:04 - Lobizona by Romina Garber

33:32 - A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

33:49 - Love Letters by Katie Fforde

33:51 - Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

35:06 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

36:17 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

36:54 - Season 3, Episode 30: So Many Good Books + What We Do About Book Ratings

37:22 - Season 3, Episode 10: The Books We Are Jealous You Get to Read for the First Time

38:11 - Season 3, Episode 33: Reckoning with Romance - Special Guest Rebekah Hoffer

38:40 - Season 3, Episode 23: Book Flights + Goals for Reading and Business

Connect with Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Jul 19, 2021
Season 3, Episode 48: Very Special Episode - Ask Us Anything!
54:39

On this week’s Very Special episode of Currently Reading, all four of us are wrapping up Season 3 with our Ask Us Anything episode!

We received over 12 PAGES of questions for this episode and this is the first time that we’ve had all four of us on mic before, so all of this is new!

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!*  

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3:08 - Still LIfe by Louise Penny

4:09 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

6:05 - Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

23:26 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

34:19 - Bookend Homeschoolers Podcast

34:31 - Minisode feat. January LaVoy

34:32 - White allyship minisode w/Anna Hithersay

34:54 - Sorta Awesome podcast

39:59 - Over the Woodward Wall by A. Deborah Baker

41:41 - Currently Reading Patreon 

42:35 - Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland 

43:33 - What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

44:18 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

47:09 - Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

48:12 - People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

48:24 - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

48:27 - Untamed by Glennon Doyle

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

Jul 12, 2021
Season 3, Episode 47: Very Special Episode - The Listener Press!
40:06

On this week’s Very Special episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are starting to wrap up Season 3 with our Listener Press episode!

We had so many listeners leave us voice memos that it was difficult to narrow them down, but we hope you love this selection of books pressed by you, the listeners and Bookish Friends of Currently Reading!

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!*  

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2:09 - All The Lonely People by Mike Gayle

4:33 - The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

6:57 - The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

7:44 - The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club by Alex Bell

9:27 - Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

9:56 - The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns

11:01 - Shogun by James Clavell

11:50 - Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher

14:06 - Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

15:15 - Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Amelia Peabody #1)

15:32 - The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter

17:11 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

17:12 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

17:25 - The Raising by Laura Kasischke 

17:25 - Sigrid’s instagram @Hatcherstacks

20:08 - What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

22:46 -  When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McClain

22:59 - Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

23:19 - They Never Learn by Layne Fargo

23:51 - Novel Pairings Podcast

26:11 - Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

29:04 - Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) by Tamara Pierce

31:16 - Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

31:21 - Hollie’s instagram @readingontherun

34:37 - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Jul 05, 2021
Season 3, Episode 46: Backlist Goodness + The Low-Down on Summer Reading Guides
44:43

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mindy are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: early morning reading and something to look forward to

  • Current Reads: under-the-radar books and back and frontlist gems

  • Deep Dive: a rundown of summer reading guides plus what it takes to put one together

  • Book Presses: a book that takes you to Japan and one more Pride Month 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 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!*  

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Current Reads:

4:48 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (Mindy)

5:12 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

8:10 - Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (Kaytee)

10:18 - Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (Pre-order link)

11:34 - Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Mindy)

15:21 - The Black Count by Tom Reiss (Kaytee)

17:03 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 

17:53 - Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (Mindy)

17:56 - Circe by Madeline Miller 

17:58 - A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

18:19 - Disfigured: Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc

18:56 - The Lost Queen by Signe Pike

20:28 - Lovely War by Julie Berry

20:29 - Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

20:50 - One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (Kaytee)

21:45 - Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuistion

Deep Dive - Summer Reading Guides

24:32 - Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide

25:31 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Summer Reading Guide

26:07 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live podcast

26:20 - Kelly Hook’s Instagram @kellyhook.readsbooks

26:54 - Janssen Bradshaw’s instagram @everydayreading

27:18 - Bookend Homeschoolers Summer Reading Guide pt.1 Episode 38

27:18 - Bookend Homeschoolers Summer Reading Guide pt.2 Episode 39

31:52 - Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

32:18 - Warrior Cats #1: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

32:52 - Cinder by Marissa Meyer

34:53 - Shogun by James Clavell

36:08 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

36:34 - Wings of Fire #1: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

39:39 - All The Ways Home by Elsie Chapman (Mindy)

41:47 - You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (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

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Jun 28, 2021
Season 3, Episode 45: Come Find Me in 30 Minutes + Improving Our Reading Lives
44:44

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a new book podcast and a seasoned parenting tip

  • Current Reads: an eye-opener, a creepy read, a missed opportunity, a huggable book, a new book from a favorite author, and an under-the-radar gem. We’ve got it all!

  • Deep Dive: what could be better about your reading life?

  • Book Presses: a book that shows you all the dirty laundry and one that is cinematic

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!*  

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Bookish Moment of the Week:

2:06 - Book Talk, Etc Podcast

2:12 - Tina’s Instagram @tbretc

2:14 - Renee’s Instagram @itsbooktalk

4:09 - Currently Reading Patreon

Current Reads:

5:26 - Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc (Kaytee)

7:26 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

8:17 - The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon (Meredith)

11:21 - Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

11:32 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

11:33 - Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

12:30 - The Last Apothecary by Sarah Penner (Kaytee)

15:35 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (Meredith)

17:18 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

18:00 - Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

18:45 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Kaytee)

20:57 - Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

21:46 - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Meredith)

25:31 - Scribd

Deep Dive - What Could Be Better About Your Reading Life?

29:37 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

30:22 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

34:10 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

34:20 - Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

39:05 - Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness (Kaytee)

40:11 - Jonathan Van Ness’s Instagram @jvn

40:49 - The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh (Meredith)

42:24 - Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

43:27 - Kaytee was incorrect: Megan, in fact, did NOT find casting news for The Blinds. 😒

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Jun 21, 2021
Season 3, Episode 44: Middle Grade and Mysteries + Book Polygamy
47:06

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: regular reader kids and bookish friends lavishing love

  • Current Reads: mysteries abound, as does middle grade, plus some overlap between the two

  • Deep Dive: how many books do you read at once?

  • Book Presses: a book that shifted our perspective and a retelling of a Greek myth

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!*  

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1:34 - Currently Reading Patreon

Bookish Moment of the Week:

4:51 - Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

4:58 - Super Burp! (George Brown Class Clown #1) by Nancy Krulik

5:02 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Current Reads:

10:30 - Kerry’s Instagram @linesiunderline

10:37 - Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu (Meredith)

13:53 - Ophie’s Ghosts by Justina Ireland (Kaytee)

14:17 - Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

14:18 - Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

16:41 - The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan (Meredith)

18:18 - In The Woods by Tana French (Dublin Murders #1)

21:11 - Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson (Kaytee)

21:54 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

21:55 - Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

21:56 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

22:11 - Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala (Meredith)

22:17 - Book of the Month

24:47 - One Two Three by Laurie Frankel (Kaytee)

25:07 - This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel 

Deep Dive - How We Read: Monogamous or Polygomous 

32:29 - Kaytee’s SoundPeats headphones

36:18 - Meredith’s Kindle Oasis

36:30 - Kindle Paperwhite

37:10 - Kindle Oasis CaseBot case

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

40:13 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Meredith)

43:59 - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Kaytee)

44:46 - Circe by Madeline Miller

44:47 - Lovely War by Julie Berry 

44:48 - Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann

45:02 - Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Jun 14, 2021
Season 3, Episode 43: Challenging Your Reading + Special Guest Traci Thomas!
52:50

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee is thrilled to be chatting with Traci Thomas! We are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: “my whole life is bookish” and a mother-daughter buddy read

  • Current Reads: an unexpected mix of fiction and non-fiction this week turns things on their head

  • Deep Dive: we have a long chat about Traci’s reading life, her Shakespeare challenge, the podcast, and all the snacks

  • Book Presses: a few non-fiction presses that readers will 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 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!*  

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Intro:

:46 - The Stacks Podcast

1:00 - The Stacks Instagram

1:05 - shereads.com

Bookish Moment of the Week:

2:55 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

3:30 - The Giver by Lois Lowry

3:34 - The Stacks Ep. 110 (Traci and her mother Sue Thomas)

Current Reads:

3:52 - Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Traci)

4:55 - Starfish by Lisa Fipps (Kaytee)

5:54 - Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

5:55 - The Stacks Book Club

7:16 - Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (Traci)

9:24 - Traci’s final review of Seven Days In June via Instagram

9:34 - Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham (Kaytee)

9:49 - Choose Your Own Adventure Books 1-4 by R. A. Montgomery

10:02 - The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

11:15 - The Stacks Ep. 146 (w/Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham)

11:40 - Still Processing Podcast w/Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris

12:32 - Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare 

12:41 - Cymbeline by William Shakespeare (Traci)

13:27 - The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

13:28 - The Tempest by William Shakespeare

13:29 - King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare

14:17 - You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar (Kaytee)

15:04 - Libro.fm

15:54 - It’s Been a Minute episode w/Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

Deep Dive - Traci’s Reading Life

17:21 - Othello by William Shakespeare

17:25 - New Boy: William Shakespeare’s Othello Retold by Tracy Chevalier

17:33 - Vinegar Girl: William’s Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler

17:38 - The Stacks Ep. 10 w/ Vella Lovell

18:23 - Open Source Shakespeare

18:48 - Two Gentleman of Verona by William Shakespeare

18:52 - The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

19:04 - Hamlet by William Shakespeare

19:23 - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

19:29 - Macbeth by William Shakespeare

19:34 - Richard II by William Shakespeare

19:36 - Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

20:01 - Lend Me Your Ears podcast

20:19 - The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois

28:11 - Columbine by Dave Cullen

28:14 - Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson

28:18 - Empire of Pain by Patrick Raddon Keefe

28:57 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

29:14 - Darryl’s Instagram @dsweet_library

34:43 - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

35:30 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

35:48 - Beloved by Toni Morrison

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

45:02 - Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres (Traci)

45:07 - A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres (Traci)

48:33 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas (Kaytee)

48:50 - It’s Been A Minute episode w/R. Eric Thomas

51:10 - The Stacks Pod on Twitter @thestackspod_

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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Jun 07, 2021
Season 3, Episode 42: Buzzy Buzzy Books + Bookish Gifts for Dads
01:02:27

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: reading peace for mama and a bookish husband dilemma

  • Current Reads: a few of these ones have been all over Bookstagram, and I guarantee there’s at least one you’ve never heard of

  • Deep Dive: books that are perfect for the men in your life

  • Book Presses: a non-fiction, self-help book and a magical school that is can’t 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 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!*  

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Current Reads:

9:28 - The People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (Mary)

9:48 - Beach Read by Emily Henry

9:56 - A Million Junes by Emily Henry

16:49 - Fable by Adrienne Young (Meredith)

19:17 - The House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

19:32 - The Princess Bride by William Goldman

20:39 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

22:01 - Namesake by Adrienne Young

22:35 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Mary)

22:48 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 

26:20 - Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay (Meredith)

26:41 - The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

31:04 - The Wreckage of my Presence by Casey Wilson (Mary)

34:42 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Meredith)

38:38 - The Martian by Andy Weir

Deep Dive - Father’s Day Book Ideas

42:33 - Still Life by Louise Penny (#1 Inspector Gamache series)

43:49 - Greenwood by Michael Christie 

44:29 - Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

44:41 - The Body by Stephen King (story that Stand By Me is adapted from)

45:30 - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

46:53 - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

47:39 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

48:03 - I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

48:53 - A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (First Sherlock Holmes book)

49:48 - Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

50:19 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

50:20 - Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

50:30 - The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

51:12 - The Anarchist’s Tool Chest by Christopher Schwarz

52:41 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

52:58 - Kindred by Octavia Butler

53:00 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

53:50 - The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should be Easy by Caroline Dooner (Mary)

57:40 - Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (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

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May 31, 2021
Season 3, Episode 41: Buying Books and Reading Books are Two Different Hobbies
47:41

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a third copy of a book one loves, and a summer reading guide we both adore

  • Current Reads: some books we enjoyed that we don’t know to whom we should recommend

  • Deep Dive: a defense of book buying, and book organizing, and how it’s different from book reading

  • Book Presses: a great Pride Month (June in the US) pick and a beach read that will chill you to the bone

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!*  

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Business Corner:

2:31 - Send us your “Listener Press” by June 1st: an audio file emailed to us at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com with the title, author, a spoiler-free description, and why you love it!

3:14 - Send us your Ask Us Anything questions by June 1st! Email those to currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com. They can be for all four of us, or directed to any of the four of us, because Meredith, Kaytee, Mindy, and Mary will all be part of that episode!

Bookish Moments:

4:40 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

5:53 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live - Summer Reading Guide

6:27 - Sarah’s Summer Reading Guide Episode 83

Current Reads:

7:52 - Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Kaytee)

9:49 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

10:32 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Meredith)

13:09 - Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

13:11 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King

13:22 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

15:32 - Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri (Kaytee)

15:41 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

18:08 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili (Meredith)

23:48 - A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (Kaytee)

25:10 - Circe by Madeline Miller

25:11 - Song for Achilles by Madeline Miller

27:34 - The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (Meredith)

28:14 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

28:31 - Sally Hepworth’s Instagram @sallyhepworth

Deep Dive - We are INTO Books and Reading

37:00 - Storygraph

37:02 - Goodreads

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

40:19 - Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Kaytee)

40:46 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

42:50 - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (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

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

May 24, 2021
Season 3, Episode 40: Friendly Get-Togethers + The Tropes We Love
50:58

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: A joint bookish moment of gatherings of Bookish Friends

  • Current Reads: some YA fantasy, some murder, some short stories, some family drama. We’ve got it all.

  • Deep Dive: the tropes we love - what is a trope and which ones draw us in?

  • Book Presses: two books that we hugged at the end

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!*  

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1:18 - Currently Reading Patreon

Bookish Moments:

3:38 - Fabled Bookshop

Current Reads:

6:52 - 10 Things to Tell You Episode 108 with Kaytee and Meredith.

6:55 - Lobizona by Romina Garber (Meredith)

8:46 - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

9:55 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

10:00 - 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

10:47 - Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Kaytee)

13:40 - A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell (Meredith)

14:01 - From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell (#1 in the Wexford series)

17:42 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

19:50 - The Arsonist’ City by Hala Alyan (Kaytee)

19:58 - Sarah’s Instagram bookedinadvance

21:17 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

21:36 - Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

23:15 - The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett (Meredith)

23:24 - Kerry’s instagram @linesiunderline

26:01 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

26:33 - The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet

27:02 - Night at the Fiestas by Kirsten Valdez Quade (Kaytee)

27:49 - What ARE biscochitos?

Deep Dive - Tropes: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

34:20 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

35:01 - The Black Count by Tom Reiss

36:50 - The Secret History by Donna Tartt

37:10 - Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

37:51 - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Hayes

37:54 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

37:56 - Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

39:46 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

39:59 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

40:27 - All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:09 - To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer (Meredith)

47:49 - Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah (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

May 17, 2021
Season 3, Episode 39: Special Guest Jamie Golden!
01:01:47

Intro:

1:14 - The Popcast w/ Knox and Jamie

1:19 - Jamie Golden’s Instagram

Bookish Moments:

4:31 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

6:23 - All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

Current Reads:

8:14 - Fabled Bookshop

8:17 - Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher (Kaytee)

10:57 - Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe (Jamie)

11:06 - Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

13:52 - Girl A by Abigail Dean (Meredith)

16:28 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

19:04 - The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton (Kaytee)

19:15 - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

21:21 - Book of the Month 

21:49 - Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

23:57 - The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan (Jamie)

28:14 - No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez (Merdith)

31:02 - Book Drop Subscription

31:33 - Sarah’s Bookshelves

Deep Dive - Jamie Golden and the Popcast

37:16 - The Odyssey by Homer

38:36 - Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

38:53 - Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

39:03 - The Firm by John Grishom  

43:05 - Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

44:07 - The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

45:39 - Netgalley

46:09 - Decider.com

46:46 - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

48:59 - Persuasion by Jane Austen

49:48 - The Shining by Stephen King

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

50:37 - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Kaytee)

52:02 - Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Pre-Order link)

53:12 - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Jamie)

53:38 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

57:49 - Room by Emma Donoghue (Meredith)

1:00:21 - Jamie’s Twitter: @jamiebgolden

1:00:22 - The Popcast on Instagram

May 10, 2021
Minisode: A Taste of the Indie Press List!
26:10

Today, we are sharing our new baby with you. The Indie Press List is doing BIG things and we are thrilled to give you a taste of this goodness. If you’d like to get future episodes (including two more from Fabled in April and May 2021), we’d love for you to join us on Patreon. To shop: we would love for you to go directly to the page that Fabled has set up for us for you to make your purchases. It includes each of the little blurbs that we read aloud on this episode. And, of course, you've got all our thoughts here in the audio!

Here's a brief list of each of the five selections, but again, we'd love for you to go directly over to the website above - so there are no affiliate links here! Please put "Currently Reading Podcast" in the "information" part of your order so they know we sent you!

Minisode show notes are not time stamped. They are also not transcribed. But each of the titles we mention (the five from the list plus any others we threw out there) is below for your enjoyment.

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Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

  • We also mention: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior.

The Paris Library by Janet Charles

Four Hundred Souls compiled by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

We Begin At the End by Chris Whitaker

  • Jane Harper's Books

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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May 07, 2021
Season 3, Episode 38: Eating Humble Pie + IRL and Bookish Friendships
44:34

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mindy are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: A sisterly conversation and a masking win

  • Current Reads: books we are so glad we read, from beginning to end

  • Deep Dive: how to make your IRL friendship bookish and how to make your bookish friendship IRL

  • Book Presses: a YA book that seems to be universally beloved and a way to make friends in your neighborhood

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

2:06 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

3:40 - BlackLIT box

Current Reads:

4:59 - Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Mindy)

9:26 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman

10:14 - Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (Kaytee)

13:15 - The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai (Mindy)

13:21 - Page1 Box

13:27 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

15:44 - The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

16:43 - Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams (Kaytee)

19:31 - The Lost Queen by Signe Pike (Mindy)

19:47 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

22:38 - Fabled Bookshop

24:01 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Kaytee)

25:38 - Blackwell’s 

 Deep Dive - Cultivating Bookish Friendships

36:06 - Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven

36:11 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

38:34 - Lovely War by Julie Berry (Mindy)

38:38 - Season 3, Episode 13

38:43 - Mindy and Mary’s Top 10 Minisode

40:30 - The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon (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

May 03, 2021
Season 3, Episode 37: Recs from Listeners + How Each Enneagram Type Chooses Their Next Book
46:55

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: Behind-the-scenes podcast fix and a weird reading mood

  • Current Reads: we have quite a few books this week that were pressed into our hands by you, the listeners!

  • Deep Dive: how each Enneagram type chooses their next book. So much silliness.

  • Book Presses: books that are tangentially or directly related to the enneagram

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

2:02 - Currently Reading on Apple Podcasts

2:48 - Currently Reading Patreon

3:02 - The Book of M by Peng Shepard

4:39 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Current Reads:

5:59 - The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen (Kaytee)

8:39 - Wattpad

9:34 - The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (Meredith)

13:21 - Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Kaytee)

16:38 - Death at a Country Mansion by Louise R. Innes (Meredith)

20:27 - Season 3, episode 24 with Laura Tremaine

20:31 - What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer (Kaytee)

21:06 - Kate Baer’s Instagram

23:57 - The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St James (Meredith)

24:05 - The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James 

24:09 - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

Deep Dive - How Each Enneagram Chooses Their Books

35:24 - Obama’s Favorite Books of 2020

35:31 - Bill Gates Summer 2020 Reading List

36:42 - Goodreads

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

40:09 - The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile (Kaytee)

41:08 - The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile (Kaytee, the rebel)

41:57 - The Typology Podcast

42:22 - Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist (Meredith)

42:34 - Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine

44:47 - Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski


Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Apr 26, 2021
Season 3, Episode 36: Bookish Friendships + Books About Books and Bookstores
44:30

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: A bookish friend gathering and a new relationship

  • Current Reads: imperfect picks, and middle grade, and wheelhouse gems

  • Deep Dive: books about books and bookstores and libraries

  • Book Presses: our favorites in the bookish books category

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:41 - Currently Reading Patreon

3:20  - Fabled Bookshop

Current Reads:

4:44 - Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin (Meredith)

4:50 - Snow White and Rose Red by Brothers Grimm

4:54 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney

5:03 - What Should I Read Next Podcast

7:03 - Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan

8:25 - Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan (Kaytee)

8:33 - Episode 39 of Season Two

11:15 - The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Meredith)

14:42 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

16:20 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

16:53 - Never Caught: Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Kaytee)

20:35 - Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin (Meredith)

24:11 - The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith 

24:41 - Landslide by Susan Conley (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Books about Books and Bookstores

29:11 - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

29:41 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

30:24 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Stefan

31:00 - The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

31:02 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

31:28 - Sally Hepworth on Instagram

31:52 - The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

32:19 - Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

32:49 - Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

33:23 - The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

33:51 - How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

34:13 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

34:33 - The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet

34:42 - Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

34:56 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

35:45 - The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

36:06 - The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

36:43 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

36:44 - Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

36:55 - Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

37:21 - The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

37:31 - Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

37:46 - Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

38:14 - Booked by Kwame Alexander

38:25 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

38:44 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

38:57 - The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

39:56 - Pages and Co.: The Book Wanderers by Anna James (Meredith)

41:46 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (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

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Support us atpatreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Apr 19, 2021
Season 3, Episode 35: Prequels and Sequels + Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction
49:36

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: learning to read and a bookish friend vacation

  • Current Reads: prequels and sequels and series starters and books with big warning labels

  • Deep Dive: non-fiction that is unbelievable and true

  • Book Presses: we’ve got two more true stories that go down easy

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:46  - Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann

2:35 - Bob Books set 1: Beginning Readers by Bobby Lynn Maslan

3:35 - The Famous Last Words Bar

3:46 - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

3:57 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

4:00 - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

4:02 - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Current Reads:

5:59 - Sara’s website Fiction Matters

6:01 - Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century edited by Alice Wong (Kaytee)

9:13 - The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Meredith)

9:26 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

14:46 - The Conductors by Nicole Glover (Kaytee)

16:07 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

18:03 - NetGalley

18:25 - A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

18:29 - A Vow so Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer (Meredith)

18:45 - A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

20:44 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston (Kaytee)

21:11 - Bookshelf Thomasville

22:28 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 

22:40 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

24:29 - Men in Black by Steve Perry

25:22 - 10 Thing to Tell You episode with Kaytee and Meredith

25:31 - Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan (Meredith)

29:29 - Fabled Bookshop

29:54 - We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

33:04 - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Deep Dive - Nonfiction that reads like Fiction

34:23 - Educated by Tara Westover

34:48 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

36:01 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

36:35 - Endurance by Alfred Lansing 

36:48 - Devolution by Max Brooks

37:02 - The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

37:35 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

37:51 - The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

38:34 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

39:00 - Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

39:48 - The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

40:05 - Calypso by David Sedaris

40:08 - Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness

40:30 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

40:49 - The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

41:54 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

42:07 - The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse

42:37 - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:28 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Kaytee)

44:39 - Unbroken (Young Adult Edition) by Laura Hillenbrand

45:33 - The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (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

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@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us atpatreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Apr 12, 2021
Season 3, Episode 34: The Reading Playground + Genres We Shy Away From
47:41

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: immersive reading and a bookish gift

  • Current Reads: we are all over the playground of reading taste

  • Deep Dive: we discuss which genres we shy away from

  • Book Presses: a few memoirs for those of you who shy away (ahem, Meredith)

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!*  

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Intro:

1:51 - Become a Patron 

2:15 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

2:34 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Bookish Moments:

3:41 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

3:54 - Let’s Make Art 

7:03 - Yes Yes Cookies (seven layer magic bars here in the U.S)

7:47 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

Current Reads:

8:34 - Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy by Rachel Ricketts (Kaytee)

11:02 - Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West (Meredith)

11:38 - Heather’s Bookstagram 

15:24 - Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Kaytee)

15:29 - The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

17:57 - We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly (Meredith)

21:42 - 10 Things to Tell You Episode w/Meredith and Kaytee

21:51 - Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (Kaytee)

24:54 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker (Meredith)

25:03 - Fabled Bookshop

Deep Dive - Genres Outside Our Playground

32:21 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

34:28 - A Promise Land by Barack Obama

35:19 - Bad Blood by Jon Carreyrou

40:51 - Genre Convincer episode with Mary Heim

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:15 - Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon (Kaytee)

44:45 - Heartland by Sarah Smarsh (Meredith)

44:53 - Season One, Episode 14

46:12 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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

Apr 05, 2021
Season 3, Episode 33: Reckoning with Romance - Special Guest Rebekah Hoffer
47:03

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee is with special guest host Rebekah Hoffer and they are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: completing a goal and a new library trick

  • Current Reads: there’s a lot of love in these current reads as well as an essay collection

  • Deep Dive: romance basics plus why we read it

  • Book Presses: a picture book and historical romance

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!*  

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Intro:

0:47 - Sorta Awesome Show w/Rebekah Hoffer

0:49 - Rebekah’s Blog Simply Rebekah

Bookish Moments:

4:26 - Libro.fm

Current Reads:

5:33 - I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (Rebekah)

7:23 - Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (Kaytee)

10:03 - The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (Rebekah)

10:14 - The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

13:12 - Intimations by Zadie Smith (Kaytee)

17:19 - Not What I Expected by Jewel E. Ann (Rebekah)

20:59 - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

21:34 - A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - All Things Romance:

25:24 - The Complete Guide to What to Read in 2019 episode on Sorta Awesome

25:35 - The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

41:43 - Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman (Rebekah)

43:50 - Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (Kaytee)

Connect With Us:

Rebekah is @simplyrebekah on Instagram

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

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Support us atpatreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Mar 29, 2021
Season 3, Episode 32: A Bookish Field Trip + Streamlining Your TBR
51:24

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: attempting to help someone DNF and a tiny reading helper

  • Current Reads: murder mermaids and historical fiction and hilarious non-fiction and a bookish field trip

  • Deep Dive: streamlining your TBR, how to cull and narrow the field

  • Book Presses: putting a few items back on your TBR

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!*  

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Intro:

1:20 - 10 Things to Tell You podcast w/ Meredith and Kaytee

2:09 - Currently Reading Patreon

3:29 - Fabled Bookstore 

3:49 - Currently Reading Instagram

4:15 - Currently Reading Episode 24 w/Laura Tremaine

4:17 - Currently Reading Episode 25 w/Gretchen Rubin

Bookish Moments:

5:29 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Current Reads:

8:17 - The Sherlockian by Graham Moore (Meredith)

9:52 - The Baker Street Irregulars

11:13 - The Holdout by Graham Moore 

11:58 - How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston (Kaytee)

16:12 - Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe by Carolyn Mullet (Meredith)

19:28 - The Minders by John Marrs (Kaytee) 

19:31 - The One by John Marrs 

19:56 - The Passengers by John Marrs

22:27 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant (Meredith)

27:18 - Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis (Kaytee)

29:21 - Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Deep Dive - Streamlining your TBR:

31:00 - Episode 12 of season one

32:48 - Goodreads

37:00 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

40:09 - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo 

40:50 - StoryGraph 

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

45:15 - Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase (Meredith)

48:07 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Kaytee)

48:15 - Season 3, Episode 28: All the Buddy Reads + Genre Convincers

49:06 - The Warmth of Other Suns 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

Mar 22, 2021
Season 3, Episode 31: Deliciously Evil - The Best Fictional Villains
47:19

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: getting book mail and reading with a kiddo

  • Current Reads: the COVID fairy and a book so in my wheelhouse I can’t believe it exists

  • Deep Dive: what makes a good villain in a book and which ones are the very best

  • Book Presses: middle grade and one more amazing villain

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:46 - A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

2:06 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

3:23 - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling

3:57 - The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Current Reads:

4:59 - Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (Kaytee)

7:45 - Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (Meredith)

10:49 - Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard (Kaytee)

16:23 - Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May (Meredith)

21:35 - This Is My America by Kim Johnson (Kaytee)

21:43 - Dear Martin by Nic Stone 

21:45 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

23:18 - A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

24:42 - A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (Meredith)

25:18 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live w/Kimberly McCreight

25:59 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

26:00 - The Holdout by Graham Moore

Deep Dive - The Best and Worst Fictional Villans:

29:51 - Dexter in Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

31:05 - The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker

32:14 - The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

32:57 - Moriarty in The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle

33:50 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

33:56 - A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

34:50 - Wicked by Gregory Maguire

35:39 - Lost Boy by Christina Henry

36:18  - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

36:20 - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

36:24 - The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

36:58 - Heartless by Marissa Meyer

37:00 - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

37:16 - All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller

37:52 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (Umbridge’s first appearance)

38:58 - Matilda by Roald Dahl

39:42 - Hannibal Lector in Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

40:04 - You by Caroline Kepnes

40:40 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

41:06 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:05 - Bookend Homeschoolers podcast, especially episode 14

42:17 - Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Kaytee)

43:45 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck (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

Mar 15, 2021
Season 3, Episode 30: So Many Good Books + What We Do About Book Ratings
50:05

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a virtual book award event and an in-person meet-up

  • Current Reads: mysteries and middle grade are what we’re bringing today!

  • Deep Dive: what do star ratings mean to us on our own reading logs as well as on the internet

  • Book Presses: cozy sweetness and middle grade for March

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

2:09 - Left Coast Crime: hosts of the Lefty Awards

2:23 - All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny

Current Reads:

6:48 - Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie (Meredith)

8:55 - Sad Cypress audiobook w/David Suchet

9:28 - The Survivors by Jane Harper (Kaytee)

9:52 - The Dry by Jane Harper

9:53 - Force of Nature by Jane Harper

9:56 - The Lost Man by Jane Harper

14:07 - The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips (Meredith)

15:48 - Series of Unfortunate Events by Daniel Handler (i.e. Lemony Snicket)

15:55 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

18:42 - Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac (Kaytee)

20:52 - Bookshelf Thomasville 

21:34 - Still Life With Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Meredith)

21:47 - Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 

24:39 - Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Kaytee) 

25:00 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

25:02 - Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

Deep Dive - How you Rate your Reads and Do Ratings Matter:

28:24 - Goodreads

32:32 - StoryGraph 

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

44:25 - The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller (Meredith)

44:36 - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

47:07 - Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt ( Katie Proctor via Kaytee)

47:20 - The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

47:25 - Read Aloud Revival w/ Sarah Mackenzie

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

Mar 08, 2021
Season 3, Episode 29: Tragic Things Happen + When You Hate A Book Your Friend Loves
51:58

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a warm, cozy glow and library lack

  • Current Reads: no children were harmed in the selection of these books

  • Deep Dive: it was a surprise! We are talking about hating a book your friend loves

  • Book Presses: a middle grade March press and another book where scary things happen

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 (to use this link you need to go to 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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:34 - Become a Bookish Friend 

1:54 - Fabled Bookshop

4:59 - Sorta Awesome Show

5:03 - Battery operated candles

Current Reads:

8:46 - Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Kaytee)

8:57 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

11:43 - The Pure in Heart by Susan Hill (Meredith)

11:54 - The Various Haunts of Men by Susan Hill 

15:39 - The Honest Enneagram: Know Your Type, Own Your Challenges, Embrace Your Growth by Sarajane Case (Kaytee)

15:46 - Sarajane Case on Instagram

16:13 - Libro.fm Audiobook Listening Copy Program

17:16 - Episode with Gretchen Rubin

18:40 - The Children’s Blizzard by David Laskin (Meredith)

20:27 - The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

23:21 - Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger (Kaytee)

24:56 - Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

26:16 - The Push by Audrey Audrain (Meredith)

26:25 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live interview with Audrey Audrain

Deep Dive - When You Hate A Book Your Friend Loves:

33:08 - The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbie Waxman

37:48 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

38:36 - A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

39:57 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley

42:36 - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

42:51 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

43:04 - Greenwood by Michael 

43:05 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kimmerer

43:32 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

43:57 - El Deafo by CeCe Bell

44:28 - Shadow of the Wind by Carl Ruiz Zafon

44:56 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

45:58 - Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson (Kaytee)

48:05 - Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips (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

Mar 01, 2021
Season 3, Episode 28: All the Buddy Reads + Genre Convincers
42:19

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: an Instagram buddy read and freeing up time for more reading

  • Current Reads: trigger warnings and fluff and all the in between

  • Deep Dive: genre convincers - a new word, we made it up

  • Book Presses: a springtime read and a YA Fantasy genre convincer

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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:40 - Books by Selena Montgomery

3:39 - Intimations by Zadie Smith

1:49 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Current Reads:

4:23 - Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jenneike Cohen (Mary)

7:09 - Outlawed by Anna North (Kaytee)

10:00 - Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (Mary)

11:18 - One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus 

11:25 - A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

12:10 - Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Kaytee)

14:22 - HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes (Mary)

14:35 - Elizabeth Holmes on Instagram

16:17 - This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Genre Convincers and Genre Dissuaders:

19:48 - Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

22:09 - Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

23:33 - Kindred by Octavia Butler

25:46 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

27:20 - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 

28:43 - Everything I’ve Never Told You by Celeste Ng

29:45 - Memorial by Bryan Washington

28:48 - All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

31:27 - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

34:01 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

34:02 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

34:04 - Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

34:17 Evicted by Matthew Desmond

34:19 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

36:38 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Mary)

38:47 - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (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

Feb 22, 2021
Season 3, Episode 27: A Bit of Disagreement + Character-Driven vs. Plot-Driven
48:51

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: an internet panel discussion and a family reading hack

  • Current Reads: some big exciting books and some that were overhyped

  • Deep Dive: we dissect the character-driven versus plot-driven spectrum

  • Book Presses: some of our favorite “character-driven” reads

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 (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!*  

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1:30 - Episode 24 of Season 3 with Laura Tremaine

1:33 - Episode 25 of Season 3 with Gretchen Rubin

1:49 - @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

Bookish Moments:

2:56 - 400 Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

4:57 - Bookend Homeschoolers podcast

Current Reads:

6:04 - The Secret Life of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (Kaytee)

6:29 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

7:46 - Co-Parenting 101: Helping your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce by Deesha Philyaw and Michael D Thomas

8:40  - Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener (Meredith)

12:51 - Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn (Kaytee)

14:55 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

15:52 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley (Meredith)

16:56 - The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 

22:44 - A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Rosanne A. Brown (Kaytee)

25:37 - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

26:42 - A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Rosanne A. Brown

27:30 - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (Meredith)

27:42  - What Should I Read Next Podcast Episode w/Meredith 

27:48 - What Should I Read Next Podcast

32:02 - NetGalley

Deep Dive - Plot Driven vs Character Driven Books:

36:02 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

36:38 - Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven

39:02 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

39:42 - Hannah Coulter by Wendall Berry

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

40:55 - The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (Kaytee)

44:36 - The Current by Tim Johnston (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

Feb 15, 2021
Season 3, Episode 26: I Live There Now + Books That Make Us LOL
46:54

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a mini book club and a lack of restraint

  • Current Reads: fantasy is the name of the game here, along with some YA, a book pan, and a graphic novel

  • Deep Dive: we are chatting about the books that made us actually laugh out loud

  • Book Presses: a middle-grade treasure and a humorous work of stunt journalism

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. 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!*  

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Patreon ad for ourselves:

1:42 - Become a Bookish Friend - join us for $5/month!

Bookish Moments:

4:29 - Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. by Laura Tremaine

4:33 - Episode 24 of Season 3 with Laura Tremaine

5:43 - Bookshop.org

Current Reads:

6:20 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Meredith)

6:41 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

12:43 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

13:05 - Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Kaytee)

13:10 - Mindy and Mary’s Top 10 Minisode

14:40 - Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

16:09 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (Meredith)

19:29 - A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

22:33 - Memorial by Bryan Washington (Kaytee)

25:29 - Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy (Meredith)

25:34 - Mystery to Me Books in Madison, WI

28:56 - The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty 

29:00 - The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

29:13 - Darkwhispers (Brightstorm #2) by Vashti Hardy

29:51 - Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosch (Kaytee)

30:08 - Hyperbole and a Half

Deep Dive - Books that Make Us LOL:

33:13 - Calypso by David Sedaris

33:48 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

34:10 - Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

35:17 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

35:21 - It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime (Young Readers Edition) by Trevor Noah

35:34 - Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

36:04 - Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

36:06 - Bossypants by Tina Fey

36:17 - #IMomSoHard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley

36:49 - I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

37:27 - The Editor by Steven Rowley

37:30 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley

37:36 - Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence

38:22 - Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams

38:44 - The Elephant in the Room by Tommy Tomlinson

39:15 - Class Mom by Lori Gelman

39:51 - An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

40:28 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

40:55 - Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

41:07 - Winter House by Ben Guterson (Meredith)

41:59 - The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

42:02 - A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)

42:05 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

43:01 - Minisode with Ben Guterson

43:17 - The Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans (Kaytee)

45:30 - Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

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

Feb 08, 2021
Season 3, Episode 25: Special Guest Gretchen Rubin
54:30

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are joined by Gretchen Rubin, and we are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: rereading an old favorite, a bookstore visit, and using the strategy of pairing

  • Current Reads: we each share two books that we’ve read recently and what we thought about them

  • Deep Dive: Read 21 in ‘21 and building a reading habit

  • Book Presses: a book to dip in and out of, and some wonderful children’s literature

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. 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!*  

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1:22 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

1:24 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

1:25 - The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

1:30 - Happier with Gretchen Rubin - the Podcast!

Bookish Moments:

2:48 - The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

5:13 - Changing Hands Bookstore in Arizona

5:47 - Fabled Bookshop in Waco, TX

6:46 - The strategy of pairing - You can read about all 21 strategies HERE!

Current Reads:

8:31 - Fledgling by Octavia Butler (Gretchen)

8:31 - Wild Seed by Octavia Butler

8:50 - The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune (Kaytee)

10:14 - Flash Fire (Extraordinaries Book 2) by TJ Klune - due out this fall

10:20 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

10:54 - The Man from the Train by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James (Meredith)

14:42 - Piranesi by Susanna Clark (Gretchen)

15:27 - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

17:11 - Little, Big by John Crowley

17:57 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.

18:35 - The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas

19:27 - A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K Barnett (Kaytee)

19:40 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

21:34 - The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

22:07 - Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston (Meredith)

24:33 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

24:56 - Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Deep Dive - Reading for All Four Tendencies:

25:47 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

25:53 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

26:44 - Read 21 in ‘21 on Episode 305 of Happier with Gretchen Rubin

29:34 - The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

29:49 - Free Quiz to find your tendency

35:31 - Don’t Break the Chain Printable

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:57 - A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (Gretchen)

47:02 - The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser (Kaytee)

47:36 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

50:05 - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

50:07 - A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

50:14 - The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye (Meredith)

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Gretchen is @gretchenrubin on Instagram and @gretchenrubin on Twitter. Her website is gretchenrubin.com, and her podcast is Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Feb 01, 2021
Season 3, Episode 24: Share Your Stuff + Special Guest Laura Tremaine
01:06:13

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are joined by Laura Tremaine, and we are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a bookish moment of a lifetime, a new device, and a family read-aloud.

  • Current Reads: six books that range from poetry to memoir to thriller to to something a bit more difficult to an interesting conversation about sex in middle marriage.

  • Deep Dive: we are talking all things about Laura’s forthcoming book and the conversation is just pure golden goodness.

  • Book Presses: an unforgettable collection of essays, a dystopian novel, and advocating for therapy

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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:42- Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. by Laura Tremaine

1:44 - Pre-order bonuses for SYS.IGF.

6:01 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

6:43 - Kindle Paperwhite - the best device in the world

9:01 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

9:29 - Page 1 Books

Current Reads:

12:30 - What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer (Laura)

12:55 - Kate Baer on Instagram

15:07 - Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Meredith)

17:27 - What Should I Read Next

18:03 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

19:53 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

21:10 - A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost (Kaytee)

23:48 - The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (Laura)

24:02 - My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

30:04 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

31:06 - The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James (Meredith)

33:51 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

34:36 - Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory (Kaytee)

37:34 - Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

Deep Dive - Share Your Stuff:

41:47 - Share Your Stuff. You Go First. by Laura Tremaine

42:14 - Pre-Order it and then grab bonuses here

51:50 - Laura’s TTTY Episode 99 about finding a new best friend

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

56:12 - Love and Other Ways of Dying by Michael Paterniti (Laura)

59:26 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Meredith)

1:02:23 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottleib (Kaytee)

1:02:28 - Laura’s Instagram Post about MYSTTS

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Laura is @laura.tremaine on Instagram and her podcast is at @10thingstotellyou

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast.com

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com

Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Jan 25, 2021
Minisode: Mindy and Mary's Top 10 of 2020
44:03

Welcome, friends! We handed over the mics to Mindy and Mary today to go over their top ten lists for 2020, by listener request! We think you’ll love one more top ten list for the year, right?

Minisode show notes are not time-stamped but the titles are below for you to peruse. They are also not transcribed since this is bonus content.

*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!*  

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Top 10s for Mary and Mindy:

HRH by Elizabeth Holmes (Mary)

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (Mindy)

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Admission by Julie Buxbaum (Mary)

Lovely War by Julie Berry (Mindy)

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (Mary)

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon (Mindy)

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (Mary)

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Bali Kaul Jaswal (Mindy)

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller (Mary)

Kindred by Octavia Butler (Mindy AND Mary)

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (Mary)

Redemption Point by Candice Fox (Mindy)

Slay by Brittney Morris (Mary)

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (Mindy)

All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny (Mary)

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Mindy)

Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (Mindy)

Murder at Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer (Mary)

Veronica Speedwell series starts with A Curious Beginning by Deanna Reyborne

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Mindy)

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

Jan 22, 2021
Season 3, Episode 23: Book Flights + Goals for Reading and Business
48:05

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a Christmas gift and a reading shift

  • Current Reads: we’ve got a few unintentional book flights in this set of six and we love that!

  • Deep Dive: we are pulling back the curtain with reading goals for 2021 and business goals for 2021, and letting you know how you can help!

  • Book Presses: a crowd-pleaser and productivity to start the year off right

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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:56 - Lego Bookstore (looks to be out of stock lots of places but Lego is accepting backorders)

2:34 - Kaytee’s Instagram Lego Bookstore tour

3:56 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Winter Book Preview

Current Reads:

6:03 - The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Kaytee)

6:16 - Fiction Matters’ Patreon

7:18 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

9:07 - The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Meredith)

12:44 - The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber

13:19 - Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn (Kaytee)

16:28 - The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke (Meredith)

16:36 - Diving In Podcast

19:34 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

20:08 - A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)

21:10 - Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride (Kaytee)

23:39 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (Meredith)

25:48 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

26:07 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Deep Dive - Reading Intentions and Business Goals:

33:56 - Are you following us on Instagram? Can you help us reach our goal?

36:50 - Are you a Patron/Bookish Friend? Would you consider becoming one? If you are, tell us what you love or what you’d like to see over there. If you are not, what would make it worth it to you?

40:30 - Are there guests you’d love to hear from on Currently Reading? Tell us about them! Email us or tag us on Instagram or tag them on Instagram in our posts to start the conversation!

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:17 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts (Kaytee)

43:54 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

45:13 - What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam (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

Jan 18, 2021
Minisode: An Exciting Announcement + the Worst Books of 2020
31:25

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are coming to you with our first joint minisode! Minisodes do not follow our normal format, so you won’t hear our regular segments. What you will hear about instead is:

  • A trip to Fabled Bookshop in Waco, TX as the inspiration for an idea

  • Requesting favorite and least favorite books of 2020 from our Bookish Friends (Patreon supporters)

  • The Indie Press list, which will debut in March 2021!

  • A rundown of the 20 least favorite books of the Bookish Friends and some spicy opinions to go with them

  • Check out the show notes below for the 20 FAVORITE books of the Bookish Friends - and see if you can spot the titles on both lists!

Minisode show notes are not time-stamped but the titles are below for you to peruse. They are also not transcribed because this is just bonus content.

*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!*  

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Patreon:

The big announcement here is the Indie Press List, which will debut in March of 2021 for our Patrons over on Patreon. $5 a month will get you that list, link you up with an Indie bookstore, and a bonus episode regarding the titles. You’ll also get three additional bonus episodes a month (All Things Murderful, Kaytee Reads Too Much, plus the audio of the COVIDeo release for the month), as well as spreadsheets, behind-the-scenes access, giveaways, and our exclusive communities to interact with other Bookish Friends. Consider joining us!

Our Patrons’ Bottom 20 Least Favorite Books of 2020 (but really 19 because there was a many-way tie for number 20, from #19 to #1):

When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

(The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

(The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan)

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Conviction by Denise Mina

Majesty by Katherine McGee

(American Royals by Katherine McGee)

Beach Read by Emily Henry

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia

(Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte)

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Our Patrons’ Top 20 Favorite Books of 2020 (from #21 to #1):

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Anxious People by Fredrick Backman

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M Graff

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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

Jan 15, 2021
Season 3, Episode 22: Our Top 10 Books of 2020
47:54

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing our top 10 books of the year that wouldn’t end. We don’t include our regular segments in these Best of Episodes in the interest of time. We hope that you love this list! It might help you identify if one of us is your book twin. Or if you want to add something to your 2021 TBR. We do create a few “rules” about our top 10 lists:

  • Finished in 2020, but not required to be published in 2020.

  • We don’t record until after the last day of the year, in case something squeaks in right at the end!

  • These are books that really stuck with us after reading.

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. 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!*  

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Patreon:

1:20 - There’s a LOT of content coming up for our Bookish Friends (Patrons). We are SO excited about all of it! You can join Patreon for $5 a month and get access to this month’s bonus extravaganza:
All Things Murderful with Meredith on January 7th with her top 10 Mystery and Thrillers for 2020
Our Bookish Superlatives with Spicy Opinions on January 14th
Kaytee Reads Too Much on January 21st (a giant episode covering November’s reads and a reflection on 2020 reading in general and the books that didn’t QUITE make the top 10)
The audio of COVIDeo Episode 21 on January 28th
The Buddy Read discussion of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe on January 31st
Plus: the reading journal, the reading tracker, access to the Bookish Friends groups, and Behind the Scenes content and ways to influence the show. Wow!

Our Top 10 of 2020:

10:10 - El Deafo by CeCe Bell (Meredith)

11:20 - Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West (Kaytee)

11:27 - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

12:23 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (Meredith)

15:07 - With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (Kaytee)

16:11 - A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (Meredith)

17:27 - Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (Kaytee)

17:54 - Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

19:12 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Meredith)

21:04 - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (Kaytee)

22:50 - Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Meredith)

23:05 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

24:21 - Know My Name by Chanel Miller (Kaytee)

26:15 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi (Meredith)

27:55 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (Kaytee)

28:29 - Kaytee’s minisode interview with Abi Dare

28:57 - All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny (Meredith)

30:55 - Lobizona by Romina Russell Garber (Kaytee)

32:42 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Meredith)

34:39 - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson (Kaytee)

36:27 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (Meredith)

39:45 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas (Kaytee)

40:52 - Greenwood by Michael Christie (Meredith)

43:33 - Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Kaytee)

43:36 - 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

Jan 11, 2021
Season 3, Episode 21: Our Last Episode of 2020 + Year-End Reading Reflections
46:22

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: the joy of passing along books, and spousal reading time

  • Current Reads: comfort reads and books we loved

  • Deep Dive: a reflection on our 2020 reading lives

  • Book Presses: a redemption press and a dystopian pandemic

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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments of the Week:

4:35 - The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

Current Reads:

5:04 - The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia (Kaytee)

9:05 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon

9:14 - The Killings at Kingfisher Hill, an Agatha Christie Novel, by Sophie Hannah (Meredith)

13:12 - The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah

13:38 - The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis-Graves (Kaytee)

15:52 - BookPeople in Austin, TX

16:18 - The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes (Meredith)

19:55 - The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams (Kaytee)

20:13 - The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

22:33 - The Suspect by Fiona Barton (Meredith)

Deep Dive - Year-End Reading Reflections:

26:03 - Patrons get the 2021 Reading Tracker - the best one yet!

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

39:17 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Kaytee)

41:01 - The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (Meredith)

42:37 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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

Dec 21, 2020
Season 3, Episode 20: Bookish Peer Pressure + Book Subscriptions for Gifting
53:26

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: all the buddy reads. So many buddies. So much reading.

  • Current Reads: wheelhouse books and trying new things

  • Deep Dive: book subscriptions to give and receive

  • Book Presses: a creepily atmospheric apocalypse and a self-serving press

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. 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!*  

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Ad - Patreon:

2:01 - patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Bookish Moments of the Week:

5:33 - A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

5:39 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

7:45 - An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

8:25 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

8:30 - The Muppet Christmas Carol - the best version

Current Reads:

9:38 - The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

9:57 - The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

10:16 - Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory (Meredith)

14:23 - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater (Kaytee)

14:30 - Listener Press episode

17:14 - Malamander by Thomas Taylor (Meredith)

17:38 - The Awesome Book Awards

19:16 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

22:03 - The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown (Kaytee)

24:34 - Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell

24:37 - Drama by Raina Telgemeier

25:23 - Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee (Meredith)

25:38 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

28:52 - Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha (Kaytee)

30:43 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Deep Dive - Book Subscriptions to Give and Get:

32:29 - Shelf Subscription from Bookshelf Thomasville (so many flavors, AND you can Treat Yo’ Shelf)

33:22 - Book of the Month (pick your book each month) Use code CURRENTLYREADING for $5 off your first month

35:13 - Feminist Book Club (themed, can swap out titles) Use code REFNK4C6J6PUR for $10 off your order of $40 or more

36:12 - Literati (for adults or kids)

38:18 - BookRoo (for kids)

39:04 - The Foxed Box (used books)

40:02 - The Reading Bug Box (for kids)

42:14 - Page One Books

43:15 - BlackLIT box (like FabFitFun but bookish and by Black authors)

43:17 - FabFitFun (not bookish, but we both think it’s fun!)

44:16 - The Book Hookup (quarterly, from The Strand Bookstore)

45:23 - Once Upon a Book Club (presents that match sticky notes)

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

47:18 - The Last by Hanna Jameson (Meredith)

49:42 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

50:06 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (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

Dec 14, 2020
Season 3, Episode 19: 2020 Strikes Again - Revisiting a Classic Episode
44:50

Today, we are revisiting our very first episode of Currently Reading, because 2020 has thrown us for another loop! Tune in to hear Meredith and Kaytee, for the first time. We are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: starting a series as a readaloud and being part of a launch team

  • Current Reads: we’ve got some classics, some apocalypse, and some differences in opinion!

  • Deep Dive: we didn’t even know what a deep dive was! We do spend some time talking about our next planned reads

  • Book Presses: a book that will give you all the warm fuzzies and a sci-fi epic that takes you to space

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. 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!*  

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Ad - Book of the Month:

1:07 - Book of the Month - use our link and the code CURRENTLYREADING to get your first month for just $9.99

2:18 - People Like Her by Ellery Lord

2:37 - This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

2:44 - Anxious People by Fredrick Backman

Bookish Moments of the Week:

7:20 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

7:37 - Illustrated edition

Current Reads:

10:06 - Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive by Jessica N. Turner

12:09 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Meredith)

14:25 - The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery (Kaytee)

17:48 - You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld (Meredith)

19:15 - Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

19:17 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

20:38 - Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton (Kaytee)

24:15 - The Book of M by Peng Shepherd (Meredith)

27:39 - The Walking Dead (TV Series)

Deep Dive - What We’re Reading Next:

31:28 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

31:48 - Blindness by José Saramago (it has been pointed out that I pronounce this Portuguese author’s name in a Spanish style. It’s also translated from Portuguese, not from Spanish. Sorry.)

32:12 - These is my Words by Nancy Turner

35:20 - The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

35:43 - The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

32:46 - Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge (Kaytee) (ha, so on brand)

38:56 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

40:14 - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Meredith)

40:28 - What Should I Read Next

41:38 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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

Dec 07, 2020
Season 3, Episode 18: Armchair Traveling with Strong Sense of Place
52:50

Today, Kaytee is visiting with Melissa Joulwan and Dave Humpreys, all the way from Prague to talk about Strong Sense of Place! We are discussing

  • Bookish Moments: “triple-dipping,” map adventures, and doubly broken reading

  • Current Reads: we’re visiting manor houses, the everglades, building a train, and seeing a refugee camp. Come with us.

  • Deep Dive: all things Strong Sense of Place with Mel and Dave

  • Book Presses: A feel-good classic, a boring book described in a new way (ha!), and a Nigerian treasure.

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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments of the Week:

1:43 - Amazon Kindle

3:22 - Haunted Voices by Various Authors

4:21 - Google Maps

4:51 - Looking for Transwonderland by Noo Wara-Siwa

Current Reads:

7:25 - Snow by John Banville (Melissa)

8:30 - Schitt’s Creek

8:37 - Agatha Christie novels

9:32 - Benjamin Black novels

11:47 - Nothing Like it in the World by Stephen Ambrose (Dave)

11:53 - Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

15:23 - Lobizona by Romina Garber (Kaytee)

18:34 - The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford (Melissa)

21:31 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

22:45 - Adventures in Drawing by Scott Campbell (Dave)

22:56 - The Hug Machine by Scott Campbell

25:01 - When Stars are Scattered by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson (Kaytee)

26:31 - Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Deep Dive - Strong Sense of Place:

27:21 - Strong Sense of Place website

30:18 - Cookbook author, you say? Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan and David Humphreys

31:38 - SSOP Circus Episode

31:40 - SSOP Sea Episode

32:52 - Moby Dick by Herman Melville

33:36 - Weekend Getaway landing page

35:13 - SSOP Sweden Episode

35:17 - Beartown by Fredrick Backman

36:51 - SSOP Prague podcast episode

40:37 - Prague books roundup

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:58 - A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (Melissa)

45:26 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Dave)

50:07 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (Kaytee)

50:04 - Kaytee’s minisode with Abi

Connect With Us:

Strong Sense of Place: website, Podcast, Instagram, Twitter

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

Nov 30, 2020
Season 3, Episode 17: Strong Opinions About a Big Buzz Book + Award Winners
50:34

Today, Meredith and Mindy are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a buddy read with a friend and getting back into a rhythm

  • Current Reads: the most awkward transition ever, and lots of salt

  • Deep Dive: how we feel about book awards and the books that win them

  • Book Presses: a series press and a rural noir 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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments of the Week:

1:54 - What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

Current Reads:

4:31 - The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

4:37 - The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon (Mindy)

8:28 - The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (Meredith)

11:32 - They Never Learn by Layne Fargo (Mindy)

15:35 - Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsey

16:23 - The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (Meredith)

19:21 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (Mindy)

32:18 - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (Meredith)

Deep Dive - Book Awards and How They Make Us Feel About a Book:

35:05 - The National Book Award

35:07 - The Pulitzer Prize

35:21 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

36:29 - The Chosen by Chaim Potok

38:45 - The Goodreads Choice Awards

39:17 - The Edgar Awards

40:03 - The Awesome Book Awards

41:13 - The Newbery Awards

41:24 - A Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark

41:30 - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

41:51 - The Currently Reading Press List

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:50 - Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

42:58- Season 2, Episode 31

43:12 - Season 2, Episode 33

44:30 - The Liar by Steve Cavanagh (Mindy) *Kaytee’s note: y’all what is UP with the price of this book? You can get a 4-book series that INCLUDES Mindy’s press for $10 less. And a 5-book series that includes Mindy’s press for $5 less. So…)

46:26 - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (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

Nov 23, 2020
Season 3, Episode 16: Election Reading + Endings That Make or Break a Book
44:00

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a new reading space and a bookish helper

  • Current Reads: you have to read this, plus lots of murder

  • Deep Dive: how an ending can change a book for us, great endings and phone-ins

  • Book Presses: a book with a fantastic ending and book that will help you end 2020 well

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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments of the Week:

3:36 - Book Bone to hold your books open

Current Reads:

4:51 - Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (Meredith)

4:56 - Mindy’s current read of this one is Season 3, Episode 7

7:08 - The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Kaytee)

7:46 - Libro FM Advance Listening Copy Program

9:47 - The Warehouse by Rob Hart (Meredith)

12:08 - The Circle by Dave Eggers

12:36 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

13:33 - Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (Kaytee)

13:36 - Dear Martin by Nic Stone

15:26 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Meredith)

17:08 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

17:11 - Jenny Colgan’s books

19:19 - The Once and Future Witches by Alix Harrow (Kaytee)

19:20 - The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow

21:30 - The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Deep Dive - Endings That Make or Break a Book:

31:02 - In the Woods by Tana French

32:27 - American Royals by Katherine McGee

32:57 - Majesty by Katherine McGee

33:31 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

33:34 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

34:50 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

35:00 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

35:35 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson

36:11 - The Boys Club by Erica Katz

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

37:20 - The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Meredith)

40:08 - Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski (Kaytee)

40:43 - Brene Brown with the Nagoski Sisters

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

Nov 16, 2020
Minisode: An Interview with "My Storied Year" Author Katie Proctor
18:41

Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Katie Proctor. Katie is the author of My Storied Year, her debut novel about a middle grade boy with dyslexia. This is the first time I’ve gotten to have an interview with someone I am already friends with, and it was a delight! Tune in to hear about:

  • Creating characters from a collection of people

  • Cover design and desires

  • Middle grade authors who make us cry

  • NaNoWriMo

  • Writing groups for obligers

  • Found family stories

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!

My Storied Year by Katie Proctor

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Captain Fantastic on Amazon Prime

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O’Shaughnessy

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Connect with Katie: on Instagram at @katieproctorwritesandreads, 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

Nov 13, 2020
Season 3, Episode 15: A Guest Current Read + Casting Actors into Books
48:57

Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: recording with a young friend and library woes

  • Current Reads: you have to read this, plus lots of murder

  • Deep Dive: do you picture actors and actresses when you read? how about setting?

  • Book Presses: a book that would make a great movie, and a classic sci-fi thrill

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. 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!*  

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Patreon ad - we sponsor ourselves:

1:51 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

3:26 - Join us as a Bookish Friend!

Current Reads:

6:51 - 96 Miles by Laura (J.L) Esplin (Kaytee)

10:35 - Malorie by Josh Malerman (Meredith)

10:43 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

13:34 - Teen Killers Club by Lily Sparks (Esther and Kaytee)

16:24 - Minority Report movie

18:56 - COVIDeo number 3 with the kids

19:53 - The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Meredith)

23:56 - Sitting Pretty: The View from my Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body by Rebecca Taussig (Kaytee)

24:06 - @craftyerinw on Instagram

26:57 - @sitting_pretty on Instagram

27:21 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon

27:33 - @jensbookshelf on Instagram

27:46 - Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Meredith)

29:23 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Deep Dive - Casting Book Characters:

31:50 - The Popcast

33:29 - Still Life by Louise Penny

34:11 - Relic by Doug Preston and Lincoln Child

36:12 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

41:59 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:08 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

43:23 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Kaytee)

44:00 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

45:05 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

45:42 - Timeline by Michael Crichton (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

Nov 09, 2020
Season 3, Episode 14: Who Made Rebecca the Mascot for Fall Reading + Our Favorite Cookbooks
48:50

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a spicy take on a classic and bookish gluttony

  • Current Reads: we’re telling each other about six recent reads and talking each other into and out of reading them

  • Deep Dive: our favorite cookbooks, as we head into the holiday season

  • Book Presses: food-centered delight and family-centered drama

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. 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!*  

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Book of the Month - ad:

1:39 - The Star-Crossed Lovers of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

3:20 - Memorial by Bryan Washington

5:00 - Use our Link and the code CURRENTLYREADING to get your first book for just $9.99

Bookish Moments of the Week:

6:09 - The Popcast (most recent Flavortown episode)

6:22 - Rebecca by Dauphne DuMaurier

7:06 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

8:46 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

9:18 - Libby - the BEST library app

Current Reads:

11:01 - In the Market for Murder by T.E. Kinsey (Meredith)

11:11 - A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey

14:27 - The City We Became by NK Jemison (Kaytee)

14:43 - The Fifth Season by NK Jemison

17:15 - City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

17:31 - New York by Edward Rutherford

18:27 - The Obsession by Nora Roberts (Meredith)

23:55 - I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider (Kaytee)

24:06 - @tonightsbookishfeast on Instagram

27:13 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

27:21 - Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (Meredith)

31:13 - Luster by Raven Leilani (Kaytee)

32:02 - The Need by Helen Phillips

Deep Dive - Our Favorite Cookbooks:

35:58 - The Barefoot Contessa by Ina Garten

36:22 - The Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

36:25 - Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten

37:09 - How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

37:12 - America’s Test Kitchen Complete Cookbook

37:14 - Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

38:27 - Martha Stewart’s Cookbook

39:16 - Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines (and Volume 2)

40:29 - America’s Test Kitchen Perfect Cookie Cookbook

41:06 - Start to Cook from Usborne

41:19 - The America’s Test Kitchen Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

42:36 - Eat at Home cooks - Kaytee’s meal planning website

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

44:37 - Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl (Meredith)

44:57 - Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

46:22 - The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen-Loigman (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

Nov 02, 2020
Season 3, Episode 13: Convoluted Plots + The Most Readable Classics
49:51

Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: creating a monthly TBR and being a rebound reader

  • Current Reads: convoluted plots, and wheelhouse wins

  • Deep Dive: the most readable classics

  • Book Presses: more classics that BELONG on the Press List

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. 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!*  

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Current Reads:

5:06 - Lovely War by Julie Berry (Kaytee)

7:31 - Circe by Madeline Miller

7:38 - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

8:48 - Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Meredith)

9:10 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

12:57 - We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry (Kaytee)

14:09 - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler

15:38 - The Crucible by Arthur Miller

16:31 - The Burning by Jane Casey (Meredith)

19:36 - When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (Kaytee)

21:30 - Pride by Ibi Zoboi

21:36 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

24:03 - To Night Owl, From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer (Meredith)

27:04 - The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Deep Dive - The Most Readable Classics:

31:42 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

32:44 - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

33:59 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

34:43 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

34:48 - The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery

34:51 - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

34:52 - A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

36:02 - Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

36:50 - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

37:11 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

38:09 - Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

38:30 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

39:11 - House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

39:36 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

39:51 - Passing by Nella Larsen

40:31 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

41:09 - Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

41:50 - Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

42:24 - 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:37 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Kaytee)

46:16 - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (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

Oct 26, 2020
Season 3, Episode 12: Big Bookish Feelings + Spoopy Season Reading
51:00

Today, Kaytee and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: virtual author events and a library fake out

  • Current Reads: books that get better and better and have big emotions

  • Deep Dive: what is spoopy season? And what do we read for peak spoopiness?

  • Book Presses: spoopy presses for your shelves

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. 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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

2:14 - Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Current Reads:

6:01 - The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller (Mary)

9:34 - New York by Edward Rutherford (Kaytee)

11:54 - A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green (Mary)

11:59 - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

15:38 - Book 3 - I could find no evidence!

16:19 - Big Friendship by Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow (Kaytee)

16:27 - Scribd: try it out for 2 months free

17:03 - Call Your Girlfriend Podcast

19:29 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness with Siobhan Dowd (Mary)

23:53 - My Storied Year by Katie Proctor (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Books for Spoopy Season:

29:23 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

30:14 - City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

31:48 - Sweep: A Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

32:40 - The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

33:48 - Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

34:45 - Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

34:52 - A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

34:58 - A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock Series) by Sherry Thomas

36:56 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

38:00 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

38:11 - Jane Eyre narrated by Thandie Newton

40:32 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

41:32 - Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

41:33 - Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

41:40 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

41:41 - Tana French books

42:28 - Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

42:37 - Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

44:52 - My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton (Mary)

44:58 - My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton

45:09 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

47:42 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Kaytee)

47:51 - It by Stephen King

47:53 - Pet Sematary 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

Oct 19, 2020
Season 3, Episode 11: The Book Covers + Title Words that Draw Us In
48:14

Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: connecting through book recommendations and having the exact right reading experience

  • Current Reads: an unpopular opinion and some unputdownable fiction

  • Deep Dive: the title words and cover images that draw us in

  • Book Presses: a few more gorgeous covers for your consideration

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. 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!*  

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Patreon - an ad for ourselves:

2:38 - Still Life Book Club Chat

3:30 - The Crazy Awesome Reading Log

4:20 - patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Current Reads:

7:59 - If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais (Kaytee)

10:00 - Hum if You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais

10:58 - The Real Sherlock by Lucinda Hawksley (Meredith)

12:27 - The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

12:30 - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

13:33 - Anxious People by Fredrick Backman (Kaytee)

15:41 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

15:45 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman

15:55 - Beartown and Us Against You by Fredrick Backman

18:08 - Lock Every Door by Riley Sager (Meredith)

20:11 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

22:37 - Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (Kaytee)

26:12 - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Meredith)

28:25 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

29:26 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Deep Dive - Title and Cover Catnip:

32:16 - The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

33:30 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

33:42 - Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughtry, Rachel Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis

33:46 - The Muse by Jessie Burton

34:17 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

34:47 - The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty

35:19 - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

35:23 - Anxious People by Fredrick Backman

35:31 - With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

35:34 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

35:36 - The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

37:30 - Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

37:31 - The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

37:40 - My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray

37:54 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

38:57 - YA Fantasy Title Meme

39:02 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

41:15 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Kaytee)

44:07 - The Murmur of Bees by Sophia Segovia (Meredith)

46:48 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

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

Oct 12, 2020
A Preview Episode of All Things Murderful with Meredith
20:30

This is a PREVIEW of a special series just for the Patreon Supporters ("Bookish Friends") of the Currently Reading Podcast who love mysteries and thrillers. It's called "All Things Murderful with Meredith".

Meredith had so much fun with this new thing that we wanted to share this first episode with everyone!

Today, Meredith is drinking HEB’s Texas Pecan coffee and you can get one of Meredith’s “Scary Books are My Jam” mugs here!

Books mentioned in this episode:

Something procedural (and a series!)

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves, first in the Shetland Island Series

Something creepy:

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones 

A thriller I loved:

The Never List by Koethe Zan

An upcoming release I’m pre-ordering:

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, author of That Kind of Mother

Came out Oct 6th.

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam

This upcoming book recommended by @roxannatheplanner

A Listener Press:

From Ginny Walter      IG: @ginnyreadsbooks 

William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor series (the first of which is Iron Lake). 

A TV or Movie with mystery or thriller vibes:

The Sommerdahl Murders on Acorn TV.

Also mentioned: Still Life movie on Acorn TV.

If you liked this episode and want more of All Things Murderful with Meredith, become a supporter at http://www.patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast

Contact the show at currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com.

You can find Meredith on Instagram @meredith.reads and Kaytee @notesonbookmarks.

You can visit our website at www.currentlyreadingpodcast.com.

Oct 09, 2020
Season 3, Episode 10: The Books We Are Jealous You Get to Read for the First Time
47:03

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a YouTube rabbit hole and setting down the books for Netflix

  • Current Reads: A selection of hits and misses, all of which we’re ready to discuss with nuance

  • Deep Dive: The Books We Are Jealous That You Get to Read for the First Time. Ah, nostalgia.

  • Book Presses: righting another wrong in the press list, and cozy comfort for when the world is too much

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! 

*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!*  

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Book of the Month - ad:

2:03 - Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

2:15 - Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

2:56 - Leave the World Behind by Ruman Alam

3:02 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon

3:33 - Ties that Tether by Jane Igharo

3:55 - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

4:52 - Use our link and the code CURRENTLYREADING to get your first book for just $9.99!

Bookish Moments:

8:02 - Winter in Narnia ASMR room

8:30 - Mr. Tumnus’ House ASMR room

8:34 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

9:32 - Interior Design Masters on Netflix

9:58 - Hoarders on Netflix

10:07 - The Home Edit on Netflix

Current Reads:

10:38 - Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (Meredith)

11:06 - Listener Press Episode at the end of Season 2

14:18 - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (Kaytee)

14:44 - Kaytee thinks January LaVoy is her BFF because of her interview with her

17:26 - The Boys Club by Erica Katz (Meredith)

17:33 - Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

17:34 - The Firm by John Grisham

20:55 - Long Walk to FREEDOM by Nelson Mandela (you guys, I said WATER? What the heck??) (Kaytee)

24:19 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Meredith)

28:52 - The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner (Kaytee)

31:00 - As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

31:45 - The study about Millennials and Gen Z and the Holocaust

Deep Dive - Books We Are Jealous You Get to Read for the First Time:

33:10 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

33:15 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

33:23 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

33:27 - The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

33:29 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

34:38 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

35:08 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

35:59 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

36:01 - This Is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

36:03 - The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

38:13 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

38:17 - I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

39:38 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (Meredith)

43:50 - A Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindburgh (Kaytee)

43:58 - Episode 34 of Season 1

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

Oct 05, 2020
Season 3, Episode 9: The Actually Current Reads + Bookish Fear of Missing Out
50:26

Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: Homeschool reading presentations and Meredith’s new side episode

  • Current Reads: the current reads that we are actually currently reading, not a selective agenda of books

  • Deep Dive: Bookish FOMO. What are you afraid of missing out on when it comes to books?

  • Book Presses: the book I’d press on Meredith’s new mini show, and an author that she changed her mind about

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! 

*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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

2:45 - The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

2:51 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

4:23 - Project Z: A Zombie Ate My Homework by Tommy Greenwald

5:14 - All Things Murderful on Patreon

Current Reads:

6:52 - Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Kaytee)

6:58 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

7:14 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

9:02 - The Black Count by Tom Reiss

10:10 - A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (Meredith)

11:40 - Serial Podcast

12:25 - Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene

12:34 - The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

14:31 - Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

15:45 - Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (Kaytee)

15:56 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

17:23 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

17:50 - Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

19:52 - Conviction by Denise Mina (Meredith)

24:08 - You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (Kaytee)

24:13 - @booknerdnative @readwithkat and @allegedlymari on Instagram

30:46 - Descent by Tim Johnston (Meredith)

30:56 - The Current by Tim Johnston

32:07 - Still Life by Louise Penny

Deep Dive - Book FOMO:

35:07 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

35:40 - You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

36:07 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

37:08 - Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

37:15 - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

38:22 - Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel

39:15 - Novel Pairings Podcast

40:13 - Louise Penny Book 5: The Brutal Telling

41:22 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:35 - The One by John Marrs (Kaytee)

44:35 - City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (Meredith)

44:47 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

48:03 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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

Sep 28, 2020
Season 3, Episode 8: A Preview of “All Things Murderful” + Books We’ve Changed Our Minds About
50:47

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a new Patreon segment and a childhood favorite

  • Current Reads: Six left turns. It’s a broad swath of books today!

  • Deep Dive: are you “allowed” to change your opinion on a book after you’ve read it?

  • Book Presses: THE BOOK we’ve all been waiting for and sci-fi trilogy that’s just fun

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! 

*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!*  

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0:59 - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

1:08 - New York by Edward Rutherford

1:28 - London by Edward Rutherford

1:52 - Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Patreon - We Sponsor Ourselves:

2:09 - Currently Reading on Patreon

Bookish Moments:

3:30 - All Things Murderful with Meredith on Patreon

6:11 - A Likely Story in Colorado Springs, CO

6:41 - The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Current Reads:

8:54 - A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey (Meredith)

12:08 - Conjure Women by Afia Atakora (Kaytee)

14:47 - The Troop by Nick Cutter (Meredith)

14:52 - @booknernative on Instagram

16:06 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

16:07 - Twenty Eight Days Later by Michael Nelson

16:57 - FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

20:06 - The Switch by Beth O’Leary (Kaytee)

20:14 - The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

25:14 - The Magnificent Monsters of Cedar Street by Lauren Oliver (Meredith)

26:54 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

26:55 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

27:56 - After the End by Clare Mackintosh (Kaytee)

28:02 - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

31:12 - Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Deep Dive - Changing Your Mind About a Book:

32:56 - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Racism in Eleanor and Park)

33:57 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

35:49 - Articles about JK Rowling’s Twitter Rants

36:44 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Hi, this is like a retraction in the newspaper. I, Kaytee, realize that the comments I made about JK Rowling were very personal. I would probably phrase them differently now, having seen how they were received. I still feel very strongly about her stance and her very public opinions, but I would like to say that her opinions are garbage, not she as a person. I humbly accept this correction from our many listeners who have pointed it out as going too far. The audio is what it is, but please consider this my public statement regarding this matter.

39:33 - Greenglass House by Kate Midford

40:23 - The Need by Helen Phillips

41:03 - The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

42:03 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

43:12 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (Meredith)

46:11 - Serial Reader App

47:33 - Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Nuevel (Kaytee)

49:16 - Waking Gods #2 and Only Human #3 by Sylvain Nuevel

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

Sep 21, 2020
Season 3, Episode 7: The Books We Would Assign Our 17-Year Old Selves
52:59

Today, Meredith and Mindy are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a vindicating poll from the Bookish Friends and the newest book from a favorite favorite favorite

  • Current Reads: big feelings about these books today!

  • Deep Dive: the books that 17-year old Mindy and Meredith needed to read

  • Book Presses: a re-readable favorite and a parenting book (that might be) for you

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! 

*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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

4:11 - All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny

Current Reads:

7:49 - Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (Mindy)

9:21 - An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten (Meredith)

11:59 - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (Mindy)

14:36 - Love Letters by Katie Fforde (Meredith)

18:28 - Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor (Mindy)

21:38 - The Only Child by Mi-ae Seo (Meredith)

21:44 - Shelf Subscription from The Bookshelf Thomasville

Deep Dive - Being Book Bossy:

27:19 - The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker

29:24 - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

30:02 - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

31:53 - The Course of Love by Alain du Botton

32:37 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

33:42 - This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

34:26 - The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

34:50 - The Barefoot Contessa by Ina Garten

35:02 - Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

36:09 - Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

37:45 - The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

38:24 - Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

39:24 - Beartown by Fredrick Backman

40:50 - Three Pines Series by Louise Penny

41:44 - Compassion & Conviction by The And Campaign, Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler

42:38 - My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

44:34 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (Mindy) (Here’s the Pretty Cover)

47:54 - Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

48:53 - Bringing up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman (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

Sep 14, 2020
Season 3, Episode 6: Are you “Book Bossy”? We are!
47:09

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: reading a giant book and a giant buddy read

  • Current Reads: evil and time travel and middle grade and memoir, we’re showing off our range!

  • Deep Dive: being book bossy!

  • Book Presses: we are sharing some comfort if your brain needs sweetness and light

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! 

*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!*  

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Book of the Month - sponsor: (these are Goodreads links as we hope you’ll try book of the month if you’re interested in these titles!)

2:32 - Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

2:35 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

2:52 - Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

2:55 - The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

3:02 - Anxious People by Fredrick Backman

3:57 - Use our link and the code CURRENTLYREADING to get your first book for $9.99

Bookish Moments:

5:00 - Savoring a giant book

5:46 - I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland (email us or DM Kaytee on Instagram if you want the event invite)

Current Reads:

7:34 - Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (Meredith)

7:47 - @katieladyreads on Instagram

10:35 - The Bolds by Julian Clary (Kaytee)

13:30 - Kindred by Octavia Butler (Meredith)

17:42 - The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson (Kaytee)

19:09 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

19:11 - FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

21:45 - The Novel Neighbor Bookstore

22:01 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

22:09 - Stand Up, Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim (Meredith)

26:14 - The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Being Book Bossy:

37:30 - Listener Press Episode 48 of Season 2

40:04 - Read Aloud Revival Podcast

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

41:35 - The Vintage Teacup Club by Vanessa Greene (Meredith)

43:24 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Kaytee)

44:36 - Anne of Green Gables Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsden

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

Sep 07, 2020
Season 3, Episode 5: A “Book Voldemort” + Special Guest Roxanna Kassam-Kara
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Today, Meredith and Kaytee have a special guest, Roxanna Kassam-Kara. The three of us are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: the sweetest bookish moment ever, reading tees, and choosing a new book from your TBR

  • Current Reads: each host is sharing two books they’ve read recently and some of them have us gushing uncontrollably.

  • Deep Dive: Roxanna’s reading life and her “achiever” tendencies

  • Book Presses: two books you need in your life right now and one series starter that needed to be on the Press list.

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! 

*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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:48 - There’s a Rainbow in My Closet by Patti Stren

9:42 - Currently Reading tee in the Zazzle store

10:48 - What Should I Read Next podcast - TBR app episode

Current Reads:

13:57 - Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Kahn (Roxanna)

15:24 - Still Life by Louise Penny

18:57 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

18:58 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

19:20 - A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti (Kaytee)

22:36 - American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (Meredith)

22:46 - You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

25:13 - Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

25:29 - Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (Roxanna)

29:03 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

33:53 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas (Kaytee)

36:46 - The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (Meredith)

Deep Dive - Roxanna’s Reading Life:

42:38 - There’s a Rainbow in My Closet by Patti Stren

42:40 - Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

44:57 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

45:05 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher

46:59 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

51:53 - How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids by Carla Naumburg (Roxanna)

55:47 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Kaytee)

58:33 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi (Meredith)

1:00:39 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Connect With Us:

Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram

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

Aug 31, 2020
Season 3, Episode 4: Where’s an Editor When You Need One + When We Give Up on an Author
47:53

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: reading in the heat and a new recording space

  • Current Reads: books that need editing, ones that elicit strong opinions, and the plural of bigfoot(s?)

  • Deep Dive: giving up on an author - how many tries should you give them?

  • Book Presses: books from authors that changed our minds

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! 

*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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

2:20 - New books from authors we’ve enjoyed (Holly Jackson, Katherine McGee)

Current Reads:

4:31 - Devolution by Max Brooks (Meredith)

7:11 - FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

8:54 - Saving Ruby King by Catherine Adel West (Kaytee)

12:11 - The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth (Meredith)

15:52 - Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner (Kaytee)

19:31 - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler (Meredith)

26:57 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

27:42 - The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (Kaytee)

27:53 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

27:50 - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Deep Dive - Giving Up on an Author:

32:55 - Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike Series

35:23 - Elizabeth George

36:33 - Ann Patchett (The Dutch House and Commonwealth)

37:48 - Jenny Colgan

38:10 - Anthony Horowitz (Magpie Murders, The Word is Murder, The Sentence is Death)

39:45 - Donna Tartt (Secret History and The Goldfinch)

38:53 - Jane Harper (The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man)

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

41:52 - The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (Meredith)

43:57 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

44:14 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (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

Aug 24, 2020
Minisode: An Interview with "The Year of the Witching" Author Alexis Henderson
17:59

Today’s spoiler-free minisode includes a conversation between Kaytee and author Alexis Henderson. Alexis is the author of The Year of the Witching, her debut , which is a dark fantasy, horror novel, centering on main character Immanuelle. Tune in to hear about:

  • Young authors for the reading challenge!

  • Counterbalancing darkness and sparkles

  • Creating new locations from nothing

  • Fan art and commissioning art from fans

  • Her favorite writing tool and process

  • Being a young, debut, Black author during the revelations about the publishing industry

  • And, of course, the book she wants to press into your hands!

Minisode show notes are not timestamped, but linked titles are below for you to peruse.

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron (and the sequel Reaper of Souls, due in February)

Connect with Alexis: on Instagram at @lexish, on Twitter at @alexhwrites, or at her website

Aug 21, 2020
Season 3, Episode 3: Reading Therapy Sessions for Several Different Kinds of Readers
50:34

Today, Kaytee and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a perfect reading spot, and a fun bonus episode for Patrons

  • Current Reads: happy reads mixed with bizarre ones bouncing back and forth

  • Deep Dive: reading therapy - we are making up therapy clients and then giving them books to read!

  • Book Presses: fantastic YA from both of us: one pretty new and one that’s almost a decade old!

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! 

*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!*  

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Bookish Moments:

1:50 - Mary’s reading nook!

3:46 - Kaytee Reads Too Much for Patrons

Current Reads:

5:44 - Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (Mary)

8:08 - Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

9:40 - My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers (Kaytee)

9:48 - The Stacks Podcast

11:49 - Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin (Mary)

13:51 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

15:09 - Zone One by Colson Whitehead (Kaytee)

18:23 - Magesty by Katherine McGee (Mary)

18:28 - American Royals by Katherine McGee

21:49 - We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez (Kaytee)

22:02 - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Deep Dive - Reading Therapy:

Someone Who Just Ended a Relationship with the Person Who Was “The One”:

26:25 - Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center

28:25 -The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

28:26 - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

28:40 - One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

30:40 - After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

30:57 - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Someone Who Moved Recently and is Having a Hard Time Making Friends:

31:37 - The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell

32:39 - Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

33:41 - Hey Ladies: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss

Someone Who Just Lost a Job:

35:14 - All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter

36:43 - Becoming by Michelle Obama

37:58 - Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (pressed in Episode 35 of Season 2)39:16 -

Someone Who Hasn’t Been on a Date in Too Long:

39:16 - The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

39:59 - Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

41:08 - Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

Someone Who is Reckoning with a Change in Beliefs:

42:37 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

43:11 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

43:13 - Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

43:46 - I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Hollad

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

44:29 - Slay by Brittney Morris (Mary)

45:32 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

47:59 - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (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

Aug 17, 2020
Minisode: The Reader's Guide to Homeschool with Mindy and Kaytee
54:06

Today, Kaytee and Mindy are here to share our homeschool wisdom. Between us, we have 27 years of homeschooling experience, and we are excited to share with you a bunch of what we’ve learned in that time. Minisode episodes are not time stamped, but we have a quick list of topics:

  • Getting Started: how much time it takes to homeschool, providing structure and routine (poster board and post-its, spiral notebooks), outside play, when to start formal school

  • Homeschool specific: philosphies and methods of education, how to choose curricula, when to abandon a curriculum, homeschool preschool soapbox

  • Virtual school specific: creating a schedule with a reward system, how to make a virtual school routine, what to do with non-school scheduled hours, ArtForKidsHub.com, 201 Awesome, Magical, Bizarre, and Incredible Experiments by Janice VanCleave

  • Applicable to both: entertaining younger siblings while older kids do school, how to fit in reading/work/housework while kids are around, how to fit in self-care, quiet time, what to do when outside play isn’t an option

  • Encouragement! You can do this!

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!*  

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

Aug 14, 2020
Season 3, Episode 2: Our (Very Ordinary) 100th Episode
42:44

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are sharing our 100th episode and discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a perfect storage place and a Bookish Friends meetup

  • Current Reads: left turns from one wheelhouse to another

  • Deep Dive: why “what are your three favorite books” is the wrong question

  • Book Presses: two non-fiction picks! One true crime and one about politics

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! 

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!*  

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Patreon (ad) - we sponsor ourselves:

2:43 - Bookish Friends are our supporters on Patreon

3:25 - Zazzle store mechandise (mugs, throws, pillows, totes, tees!)

4:05 - Go check out the rebranded website: www.currentlyreadingpodcast.com

Current Reads:

Current Reads:

7:10 - Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior (Meredith)

9:23 - Know my Name by Chanel Miller (Kaytee)

11:41 - Chanel Miller on Instagram

12:38 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (Meredith)

15:40 - COVIDeo 10 with Pippa!

15:46 - The Bees by Laline Paull (Kaytee)

15:52 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

15:57 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

18:07 - Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Meredith)

20:43 - Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

21:05 - From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (Kaytee)

21:10 - When Kaytee brought this one to a COVIDeo

Deep Dive - Determining Book Taste:

25:06 - What Should I Read Next podcast

26:46 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

31:15 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Homework: Can you answer? Do you think it’s a good question? What do you ask?

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

32:28 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara (Meredith)

38:49 - I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland (Kaytee)

39:04 - Episode 25 of Season 1

39:14 - Pansuit Politics podcast

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

Aug 10, 2020
Season 3, Episode 1: We’re back - with a new look!
49:16

Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: libraries reopening and bookstore visits!

  • Current Reads: some diverging opinions mixed with five-star reads

  • Deep Dive: what we did over our “summer break”

  • Book Presses: non-fiction that will change your life and a fun historical romp

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! 

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!*  

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Book of the Month (ad) - these are Goodreads links as we hope you’ll use our link if you’re interested in these titles:

1:30 - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

1:38 - Serial Podcast

2:43 - The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

3:41 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

3:44 - Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

4:14 - Use our link and CURRENTLYREADING to get your first book for $9.99

Bookish Moments:

5:57 - Meredith’s TBR Cart

7:26 - Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM

Current Reads:

8:25 - All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson (Kaytee)

8:31 - Libro.FM Audiobook Listening Copy program

11:12 - Murder at Melrose Court by Karen Baugh Menuhin (Meredith)

12:35 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

14:08 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (Kaytee)

17:36 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

23:37 - Verity by Colleen Hoover (Meredith)

27:41 - COVID(eo) with Jennifer Nichols

28:52 - You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (Kaytee)

29:05 - Kaytee Reads Too Much for Patrons

29:30 - Scribd - try it for 60 days for free!

32:18 - Greenwood by Michael Christie (Meredith)

Deep Dive - Our Summer Break:

38:19 - The Princess Bride by William Goldman

39:40 - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:11 - Come as You Are by Emily Nagoski (Kaytee)

44:04 - My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (Meredith)

44:15 - COVID(eo) with Erica Keckley

44:49 - Season 1, Episode 43 with Amanda Espinosa

47:50 - The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

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

Aug 03, 2020
Season 2, Episode 50: Special Episode - Best of Season Two!
51:34

Today, Kaytee and Meredith are here with a special episode for you! We are reflecting back on our second year of podcasting and our biggest wins and our biggest regrets. We get a bit vulnerable, a bit silly, and a bit reflective. You’ll get some behind-the-scenes glimpses as well as some “looking to the future” previews. We are so grateful for the cadre of listeners that we have connected with over these two years, and we could never have imagined how much this podcast could have brought to our lives.

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! 

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!*  

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Best of Season 2:

4:10 - Season 2, Episode 31: Spicy Takes: Books We Wanted to Throw Against the Wall

6:04 - Episode 27 of Season 1: Bookish Pet Peeves

6:57 - Season 2, Episode 22: Goodreads Choice Award Side-Eye

7:11 - Season 2, Episode 23: Our Best Books of 2019

8:23 - Golden Earbud Awards EPISODE and Instagram post

8:43 - Meredith visits Kaytee Instagram Post

9:48 - The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

10:04 - Ideal Bookshelf Puzzle

10:15 - A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota by Sun Yung Shin

10:40 - Apple Watch

10:55 - Bookshop.org

12:28 - Episode 36 of Season 2

12:33 - Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West

13:42 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

13:32 - The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

16:49 - The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

18:29 - Season 2, Episode 36 conversation about wild animal pets

20:29 - COVID(eo)s on Patreon - free for all!

22:02 - COVID(eo) with 5 of our kiddos!

28:29 - Patreon - the beginning of Bookish Friend(ship)s

39:31 - Untamed by Glennon Doyle

40:52 - Slay by Brittney Morris

40:54 - Pride by Ibi Zoboi

42:22 - Season 2, Episode 29 - Golden Earbud Awards

42:55 - Season 2, Episode 35 - Girl, Get You A Bookstagram

44:16 - Season 2, Episode 25 - Cozy Mystery Deep Dive

45:31 - Minisode with January LaVoy

45:53 - Minisode with Anna Hithersay

47:41 - Patreon

49:14 - REMINDER: Last episode of Season 2, but be sure to join us on Instagram next week for a giveaway!

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

Jul 20, 2020
Season 2, Episode 49: Special Episode - Ask Us Anything!
51:44

Today, Meredith, Kaytee, and Mindy are here with a special episode for you! We are answering YOUR questions about life and podcasting and reading and all the things! We hope you love learning a bit more about our lives behind the scenes and that you love getting to know Mindy a bit better. We loved how enthusiastic you all were about sending these questions, and of course there were so many questions we received that we couldn’t answer. Thanks for being the BEST listeners!

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! 

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!*  

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Ask Us Anything:

Questions are in italics in case it helps you find a title!

1:58 - Books that Get Better Upon A Re-read?

2:27 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

3:04 - Where do you read?

6:14 - Meredith’s twinkle lights by her bed!

7:04 - Kindle Paperwhite

9:07 - Character-driven versus plot-driven novels?

10:31 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

10:35 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

10:45 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

11:19 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King

11:43 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

14:41 - FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

14:50 - A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

14:55 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

16:32 - The River by Peter Heller

17:03 - Personality-typing results?

17:22 - Myers-Briggs Test

17:30 - Hogwarts House Test

17:35 - Four Tendencies Quiz

17:56 - Astrological Sign Chart

17:03 - Enneagram Test

20:50 - What are you curious about?

20:07 - The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

22:52 - Let’s Make Art box

23:00 - Kaytee uses Dropcloth embroidery samplers

27:24 - Little Old Plant Lady on Tik Tok

28:07 - Something you’ve learned about yourself because of the podcast?

32:55 - What are two things you’d buy if you won the lottery?

34:07 - What are your favorite wireless earbuds?

34:15 - SoundPeats True Wireless Earbuds

34:34 - Apple AirPods

35:00 - Favorite beverage and/or snack while reading?

36:55 - How does Kaytee listen to audiobooks with kids around?

40:08 - How did Mindy get started with hiking and does she love hiking-related books?

44:31 - Has Meredith used audiobooks to get through long runs?

47:32 - Sneak peak into Season 3 and Patreon!

48:38 - Join Currently Reading on Patreon!

49:44 - COVID(eo)s!!

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

Jul 13, 2020
Season 2, Episode 48: Special Episode - Listener Presses!
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Today, Kaytee and Meredith are here with a special episode for you! We are sharing 15 of the listener “presses” we received in our call to action! You’ll hear from each of those 15 listeners and then our commentary on each press, but none of our other regular segments. This was one of our most popular episodes of Season 1, so we hope you love it this year as well!

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! 

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!*  

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BOTM Ad (these are Goodreads links so you can check out these books and decide if you want to grab them from BOTM or not!):

2:30 - The Shadows by Alex North

2:39 -