Season 4, Episode 12: Book Gushing + Packing Your Non-Fiction November TBR

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On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Mary and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: indie bookstore moments for a day date and a meetup

  • Current Reads: we both have books today that are contenders for favorite of the year

  • Deep Dive: we talk about multiple categories of books that we have loved and think you might love for non-fiction November

  • Book Presses: two more NF picks, both memoir

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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1:26 Bookish Moment of the Week

1:43 - Boswell Books

3:30 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

3:33 - Garcia Street Books

5:18 Current Reads:

5:31 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Mary)

9:41 - The Very Nice Box by Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman (Kaytee)

13:13 - Fat Chance Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado (Mary)

16:15 - Starfish by Lisa Fipps

16:38 - Redemption Point by Candice Fox (Kaytee)

19:56 - Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman (Mary)

20:04 - Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

20:07 - The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

22:14 - The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman

22:55 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle (Kaytee)

23:03 - Amy’s Instagram @amyseptemberreads

26:06 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

28:02 Deep Dive - Reads for Nonfiction November

31:01 - What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

31:10 - I Hope This Finds You Well by Kate Baer

32:02 - A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

32:17 - Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother by Beth Ann Fennelly

33:04 - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

33:07 - An Indigenious Peoples’ History of the United States (The Young Reader’s Version) by Debbie Reese

33:55 - An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Adult Version) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

35:04 - At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider

35:41 - Heating and Cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly

36:11 - Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

36:17 - Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

36:40 - I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg

37:38 - All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter

38:08 - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

38:11 - Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

38:44 - Know My Name by Chanel Miller

39:03 - Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox

39:21 - Heavy by Kiese Laymon

39:32 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

39:48 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas

40:22 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

40:46 - Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

41:06 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

41:23 - Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

41:58 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

42:11 - Evicted by Matthew Desmond

42:28 - The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

42:49 - A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett

44:18 - HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes

44:52 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

45:20 - Essentialism by Greg McKeown

45:22 - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

45:24 - Atomic Habits by James Clear

46:25 - Designing Your Life by Bill B\urnett

46:49 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

46:51 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

47:16 - Burnout by Emily Nagoski

47:39 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

48:21 - The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

48:32 - The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

48:57 - Reading People by Anne Bogel

49:33 - Megan notes that it was “only” 41 books.

49:47 Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

50:00 - My Life in France by Julia Child (Mary)

51:25 Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig (Kaytee)

51:33 - Season 3: Episode 15

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