Season 4, Episode 9: Books from Authors We've Loved Before + Constructive Spicy Opinions

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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

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