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


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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!

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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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