Episode 2: Book Metaphors and Page-Turning Novels

Kaytee and Meredith are back in your earbuds for more bookish chat.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us – Meredith's book subscription box and Kaytee's rainbow shelf. Next, we'll chat about a few of the books we’ve finished reading lately.  Meredith's famous (infamous?) book metaphors make their first podcast appearance in this episode. Broccoli, anyone?

Next, we do a mini-deep-dive into some of the best audiobooks to get you started if you're new to the medium, and then we move onto what’s up next on the TBR pile.

We finish up with two books that are real page-turners, perfect for end of summer beach reading.

Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down! 


1:37 – The Reading Bug Box  

4:11 – Rainbow shelf pictures


Kaytee's Rainbow Shelf Before


And after reading her shelves to make the books fit!


8:30 – The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 

9:20 – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz 

10:49 – Vox by Christina Dalcher 

13:46 – The Book of Essie by Megan MacLean Weir 

15:25 – Scribd membership 

15:40 – Gretchen Rubin

16:00 – Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 

18:49 – Rabbit, the Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams 

20:04 – Look for Me by Lisa Gardner 

21:10 – Meredith’s awesome food book metaphor 

22:35 – Thirteen Story Treehouse (series) by Andy Griffiths, illustrated by Terry Denton, read by Stig Wemyss 

24:01 – Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult, read by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, and Ari Fliakos 

25:52 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, with a full cast 

28:55 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, narrated by the author 

30:50 – As You Wish by Cary Elwes, narrated by the author, and his Princess Bride friends! 

32:32 – Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 

32:58 – The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart 

33:00 – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling 

33:38 – The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel 

34:34 – An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 

34:42 - The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen 

34:52 – Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart 

34:56 – The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 

35:23 – Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber 

36:32 – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 

37:37 – Sphere by Michael Crichton 

37:39 – The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton 

38:38 – 11/22/63 by Stephen King 

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