Season 4, Episode 17: Books of Big Feels + So Many Thoughts on Matrix


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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!

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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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