Season 4, Episode 3: Going Noodle + Venus Flytrap Books


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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!* 





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 -

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

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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