Episode 21: Reading Goals for 2019 + The Currently Reading Challenge

Meredith and Kaytee return to your feed this week to chat about what we’ve been reading and what we plan to read in the coming year.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host: a reading project for you, our listeners, and New Year’s gift from the library.

Next, we discuss what we are currently reading, and this week includes some new titles, some old ones, and one that (I’m sorry) will release at the end of the summer. Doesn’t matter, you still want to hear about it.

This week’s deep dive is a survey of our reading goals for the year. Some are very specific, some are more general, but both of us are excited about the Currently Reading Challenge!

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: a brand new illustrated volume, and a short story fairy tale collection.

As always, 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! 

3:00 - The Currently Reading 2019 Challenge!

6:28 - Book of the Month

6:32 - One Day in December by Josie Silver

9:44 - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

12:55 - Things You Save in A Fire by Katherine Center

13:05 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

15:40 - Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

19:15 - The Polygamist’s Daughter by Anna LaBaron

19:23 - Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

19:46 - The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

19:47 - Educated by Tara Westover

22:12 - The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh

24:28 - The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

24:30 - The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

28:43 - Shogun by James Clavell

30:48 - Books by Isabel Allende

30:56 - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

31:38 - The Great American Read

33:18 - The Currently Reading 2019 Challenge! (Again… we’re very excited)

37:31 - Bibliophile by Jane Mount

41:00 - The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

43:28 - Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brother’s Grimm (what a pretty collection!)

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