Episode 13: Get Out Your Umbrella, It’s Raining Non-fiction!

Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds to chat Non-Fiction and some other really wonderful titles!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a bookish candle and IRL friendships that are reading more.

Next, we tackle what we are currently reading, just two titles from each of us so we have time to talk about 50 thousand additional books!

Our deep-dive this week centers on some of our favorite non-fiction genres! We throw a whole metric crap-ton of titles at you to get you started in the non-fiction world, if that seems to be a place that you’re lacking. Every one of these titles have been vetted by one or both of us (along with many others that we’ve mentioned in past episodes), and we are all about you picking them up!

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week we have some beautiful fiction as well as a great and FUN contemporary mystery.

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! 

1:21 - Friday Reads candle from Main Line Candle Company

5:06 - Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

6:37 - Stuart Little by E.B. White

6:39 - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

6:56 - The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

7:35 - A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

8:24 - Episode 10 of Currently Reading

9:23 - The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

12:02 - Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales

12:55 - The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon

15:12 - The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell

15:45 - Little Free Library!

17:16 - Hens Dancing by Raphaella Barker

17:47 - Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Felding

23:23 - Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

23:35 - Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

23:51 - Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

24:28 - Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

24:31 - Monsoon Mansion by Cinelle Barnes

24:55 - Coming Clean by Seth Haines

25:18 - Educated by Tara Westover

*Other memoirs mentioned in past episodes that I LOVE: As You Wish by Cary Elwes, Born A Crime by Trevor Noah, anything by David Sedaris

26:38 - Disney War by James B. Stewart

27:29 - Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean

27:34 - Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald

27:46 - The Pixar Touch by David Price

28:11 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

28:55 - So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

28:57 - I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

29:08 - The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

29:13 - Evicted by Matthew Desmond

29:41 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

30:08 - Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

30:10 - Barking to the Choir by Gregory Boyle

31:14 - Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

32:11 - Start With Why by Simon Sinek

32:17 - Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

32:24 - Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz

32:44 - Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

32:58 - 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman

33:30 - Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

35:07 - Essentialism by Greg McKeown

35:38 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

35:39 - The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

34:50 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

35:05 - Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

35:07 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

35:10 - Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

36:33 - Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

37:15 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey

37:28 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Steven Covey

37:45 - Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner

38:20 - Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

39:06 - Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillin Smith

*Other productivity books mentioned in past episodes: Stretched Too Thin by Jessica Turner

41:00 - This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

44:28 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

45:59 - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

46:02 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moraiarty

46:54 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

*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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