Season 4, Episode 7: Generational Reading + Conflicted Feelings About a Favorite Author


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

  • Bookish Moments: kids reading to parents and grandparents blowing a budget

  • Current Reads: family drama and non-fiction and slapdash thrillers

  • Deep Dive: Meredith and Mindy explore the feelings around a favorite author’s new release

  • Book Presses: a new release that needs to be on “the list” and an older true crime gem

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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1:58 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

Bookish Moment of the Week:

2:42 - Forgotten Work by Jason Guriel

Current Reads:

6:30 - The People We Keep by Alison Larkin (Mindy)

11:29 - D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michael Faber (Meredith)

13:18 - Prince Caspian (Narnia book 2) by C.S. Lewis

13:35 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

13:51 - The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber

15:25 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

16:11 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

17:01 - The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Mindy)

18:40 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty

21:52 - Empire of Pain by Patrick Raddon Keefe (Meredith)

26:23 - Long, Bright River by Liz Moore

30:02 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams (Mindy)

32:24 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

34:23 - Survive the Night by Riley Sager (Meredith)

37:55 - The Popcast podcast

40:27 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Deep Dive - Conflicted Feelings About a Favorite Author

42:58 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

46:50 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

52:21 - All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny

52:31 - The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

57:13 - Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

57:36 - Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

58:08 - Still Life by Louise Penny

59:49 - Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

1:00:04 - Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

1:01:08 - Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

1:01:55 - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

1:03:10 - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (Mindy)

1:04:29 - The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse (Meredith)

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