Season 4, Episode 2: Books with Great Titles + Auto-Buy Authors


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

  • Bookish Moments: a book that confused us both, and a great podcast episode

  • Current Reads: a second in a series, a great premise, a great title, and a book filled with a-holes

  • Deep Dive: the authors whose books we pre-order as soon as we know about them

  • Book Presses: two presses from some of our favorite auto-buy authors

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!* 





Bookish Moments of the Week:

2:10 - Diving In Podcast

2:39 - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

4:05 - Currently Reading Patreon

4:27 - The Novel Neighbor bookstore

4:45 - Novel Neighbor’s Instagram @novelneighbor

6:39 - Super Host by Kate Russo

8:04 - The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

8:06 - The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

Current Reads:

9:01 - The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave (Meredith)

9:11 - Fabled Bookshop

9:29 - Book of the Month

13:57 - No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

14:36 - The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (Kaytee)

14:53 - The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

15:33 - The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

15:38 - The Boys Club by Erica Katz

16:08 - And Then There were None by Agatha Christie

16:11 - In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

17:38 - All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenburg (Meredith)

19:50 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

21:44 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

23:16 - The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

23:46 - Love Lives Here by Amanda Jette Knox (Kaytee)

K note: I mention here that it’s not a book by THAT Amanda Knox, who was convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy. But I did not mention that she was later acquitted of this crime. This is my mistake, and this is my printed retraction.

24:06 - Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

26:31 - Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend (Meredith)

27:48 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

27:51 - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

31:27 - Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (Kaytee)

33:51 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

33:56 - The Book Review Podcast

34:14 - Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

34:23 - Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Deep Dive - Auto-Buy Authors and Books

37:40 - Still Life by Louise Penny

38:02 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Pre-order link)

38:12 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

38:19 - A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

38:27 - The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

38:33 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

38:49 - The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

39:12 - Cazadora by Romina Garber (Preorder link)

39:14 - Lobizona by Romina Garber

39:39 - Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

39:52 - Nic Stone

40:19 - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

40:30 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

40:48 - The One by John Marrs

40:49 - The Passengers by John Marrs

40:51 - The Minders by John Marrs

41:10 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

41:15 - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead (Preorder link)

41:47 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

42:15 - Anthony Horowitz

42:19 - The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

42:21 - The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

42:23 - The Haunting of Maddie Clare by Simone St. James

42:35 - Descent by Tim Johnston

42:36 - The Current by Tim Johnston

42:44 - Rumaan Alam

42:59 - Maggie O’Farrell

43:26 - A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris (preorder link)

43:57 - Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain

44:09 - Chloe Liese

44:37 - Gretchen Rubin

44:38 - Laura Vanderkam

44:48 - Gary Vaynerchuk

45:41 - Riley Sager

45:48 - Ruth Ware

45:48 - The Guest List by Lucy Foley

46:17 - The Lost Man by Jane Harper

46:33 - The Dry by Jane Harper

46:50 - Force of Nature by Jane Harper

47:14 - Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

47:15 - The Editor by Steven Rowley

47:16 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley

47:57 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

48:05 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

48:17 - Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

48:19 - The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

48:41 - The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

49:35 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth (Meredith)

51:36 - Gone Girl by Gillian Finn

52:24 - The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield

53:25 - Dear Martin by Nic Stone (Kaytee)

53:26 - Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

54:38 - Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

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