Season 4, Episode 4: Reader Whiplash + Literary Hall Passes


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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!

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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

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Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

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