Episode 1: A {Slightly Awkward} Beginning

Welcome to the Currently Reading Podcast!

In our inaugural episode, we try out our format for the first time. You get to hear us get over our microphone nerves and get comfortable chatting with each other.

We share a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us – something readerly in our lives that we want to highlight. This week we get to hear about Kaytee's reading goals, and Meredith starting a beloved series with her son. Next, we dive into a few of the books we’ve finished reading lately, and what’s up next on the TBR pile.

We finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to put into every reader’s hands: something that has ranked on our favorites list or been well-beloved by the people in our lives that we’ve convinced to read it. Perhaps it will become one of your favorites as well. This week's choices will take you from a desert island to outer space.

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down!





2:33 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Illustrated edition

5:20 – Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive by Jessica N. Turner

7:22 – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

9:38 – The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

13:05 – You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

14:28 – Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

14:31 – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

15:52 – Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

19:28 – The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

22:53 – The Walking Dead (TV Series)

26:41 – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

27:02 – Blindness by José Saramago

27:26 – These is my Words by Nancy Turner

30:33 – The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

30:57 – The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

32:46 – Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge

35:30 – The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

36:52 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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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