Episode 11: The Books That Shaped Us

Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds for Episode 11, in which we take a fun little trip down our “book-memory lanes”.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: A sweet book gift from a friend, and a childhood milestone finally broached.

Then we dive into our currently reading lists with three (or more) books from each of us, lots of mysterious picks this week, and one title that we just can’t stop talking about.

Next, we take that memory trip and talk about the books that formed us as readers. The memories we have of our childhood reading, the ones that shaped us as teens, and how they turned us into the readers we are today. So many backlist gems in this list!

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to put into every reader’s hands. This week’s picks include a YA pick that’s being made into a Netflix movie and a non-fiction classic that is perfect for everyone on your Christmas list.

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! 

2:37 - I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

Anne's Book

My personalized book from Heather (and Anne). All the teary heart eyes.

3:50 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

4:17 - Harry Potter Illustrated Editions by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

7:52 - Louise Penny’s Three Pines Series

8:19 - Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

11:34 - Just the Right Book Subscription

11:45 - Reading Bug Box Subscription

11:50 - Shelf Subscription from The Bookshelf Thomasville

11:54 - The Book Drop Subscription (Reminder: CURRENTLYREADING will get you 20% off until 12/15)

12:12 - Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

16:07 - The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

16:16 - @raelasbooks on Instagram

18:22 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

20:20 - House at Riverton by Kate Morton

21:15 - Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman

21:28 - Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard

22:48 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

23:52 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

25:52 - Episode 7 of Currently Reading with Jessica Turner

26:06 - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

28:12 - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

30:19 - The Quilter’s Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini

34:24 - The Mitten by Jan Brett

34:26 - Do Not Open by Brinton Turkle

34:47 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

34:48 - A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

34:58 - Choose Your Own Adventure books by R.A. Montgomery

36:13 - R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Series

36:15 - Intensity by Dean Koontz

36:29 - Stephen King novels

37:04 - 100 Secret Senses by Amy Tan

37:14 - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

38:15 - Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

39:15 - Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene

39:47 - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

UNSOLICITED STRONG OPINION: Amazon is wrong. Read these in Publication Order, please!

40:56 - The Once and Future King by T.H. White

42:21 - The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

44:25 - Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

47:58 - Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

48:20 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

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