Episode 18: Books Perfect for Wintertime Reading

Kaytee and Meredith are deep in the holiday season and we’re ready to talk about all the books!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a bookish moment of connection with a new friend and a book ornament for the tree.

Next, we tackle what we are currently reading, with plenty of kid lit in this week’s selections as well as some cozy reads and some creepy ones.

This week’s deep dive is about winter reads and the titles we like to cozy up with during the holidays.

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: a new (old) mystery series to sink your teeth into, and a travel memoir.

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 - Cowboy Pug by Laura James

2:31 - Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

5:38 - my pretty bookstack ornament (no longer available for me to link to on the Anthropologie site!)


My pretty, glittery book stack from Heather

7:17 - City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

7:49 - A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

10:28 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

11:35 - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

12:26 - The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

16:07 - Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett

16:17 - Reading Bug subscription box

17:51 - The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) by Mac Barnett

20:02 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

20:04 - Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

20:24 - Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

20:30 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

22:32 - Toll by Neal Shusterman (not even on Amazon yet, so no link!)

24:26 - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

24:36 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

27:27 - Shogun by James Clavell

28:02 - Pax by Sara Pennypacker

31:58 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

32:47 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson

33:59 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

34:18 - Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

34:26 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

34:48 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

35:18 - Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

35:24 - Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein

35:31 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

35:33 - Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

36:05 - The Shining by Stephen King

36:25 - It by Stephen King

36:26 - The Stand by Stephen King

36:38 - The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Auden

36:41 - The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Auden

37:10 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

37:40 - Agatha Christie

37:41 - PD James

37:42 - Minette Walters

37:52 - Aunt Dimity Series

38:15 - Anne Perry Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels

38:31 - Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

38:59 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

40:23 - The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

40:25 - All the Books podcast

41:46 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

43:09 - A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

43:22 - Louise Penny Inspector Gamache series

45:12 - Robert Galbraith series (JK Rowling syndrome)

45:58 - At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider

47:59 - Simple: A Podcast by Tsh Oxenreider

48:35 - Interview with Tsh on Kaytee’s blog

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