Episode 16: Riveting reads + how the holidays change our reading habits

This week we’re talking brand new titles, some oldies but goodies and a few bookish surprises.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a brand new release finally in hand, and a bookish Christmas tradition.

Next, we tackle what we are currently reading, a few brand new releases as well as a bunch of goodness from the back list.

This week we spend some time discussing how our reading habits change during the holidays, both in amount and substance.

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: a rich-family inheritance drama, and a time-travel-esque (no actual time travel involved) book that surprised me.

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! 

1:30 - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

3:53 - The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

4:10 - Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry

5:04 - Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

5:55 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

9:45 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

9:58 - Episode 14 with Amy Allen Clark

11:19 - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

12:18 - Who Thought This Was A Good Idea? by Alyssa Mastromonaco

15:09 - A Curious Beginning by Deanna Reybourne

15:19 - A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

15:21 - The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

18:10 - Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman

20:42 - Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

20:49 - Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

22:39 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

23:28 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

25:27 - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

26:13 - Jenny Colgan books

27:52 - Shogun by James Clavell

28:39 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

28:43 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (again!)

30:21 - The Heirs by Susan Rieger

30:38 - The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

33:58 - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

*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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