Episode 17: Cozy Reads and Books to Blow Your Socks Off + An Interview with Delia Owens

Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds this week with a broad array of books to tell you about!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a personalized book gift FOR a friend, and a kidlit audiobook addiction.

Next, we tackle what we are currently reading, some quick reads to hit your year-end goals, and a few books we cannot WAIT to talk to you about!

Our super special deep dive this week centers on an interview with Delia Owens, writer of Where the Crawdads Sing. This book has been chosen as a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, as well as (just announced the day after recording) picked up by 20th Century Fox as a feature film production. Delia is so gracious, so well-spoken, and so lovely. We know you’ll love hearing from her.

As always, we ALL finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: a nature collection from Delia, a cry-your-heart-out book, and a middle grade classic.

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! 

1:35 - Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

4:18 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

5:32 - Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

6:31 - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

7:43 - Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

7:57 - Shogun by James Clavell

8:51 - Theft by Finding: Diaries by David Sedaris

10:51 - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

16:06 - The One by John Marrs

19:59 - Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet

20:06 - Stuart Little by E.B. White

20:08 - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

22:55 - Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

23:25 - Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home by Nora Krug

24:11 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

27:51 - The Secret, Book, and Scone Society by Ellery Adams

30:15 - The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams

40:26 - Kaytee’s Elephant Collection


Kaytee’s ridiculous elephant collection. Sent to Delia, as promised!

41:19 - The Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

43:45 - Instagram Giveaway! Go win one of two copies of Where The Crawdads Sing!

45:09 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

48:29 - Tuesdays At The Castle by Jessica Day George

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