Episode 22: The Joy of the Re-Read + Guest Co-Host Morgan Tallman
Meredith is on a leadership retreat this week, so Kaytee is joined by her friend Morgan Tallman to chat books this week.
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host: busting out of a reading slump (and some tips), and a bookish resolution from a young family member.
Next, we discuss what we are currently reading, and this week includes some fantasy, a funny thriller (is that a thing?), and a few non-fiction picks.
This week’s deep dive is a conversation with Morgan about re-reading. Since Meredith and Kaytee rarely re-read, we are chatting with someone who really loves to re-read books about what she gets from those re-reads. Morgan talks about the books she loves re-reading as well as the frequency of her re-reads.
As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: a book to add depth to your Harry Potter love, and a sweeping historical novel with trigger warnings.
As per usual, 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!
3:04 - Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate
3:09 - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
3:49 - Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
3:58 - Uprooted by Naomi Novik
6:48 - My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
9:13 - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
10:12 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman
10:13 - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
10:29 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
10:31 - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
11:24 - The Eternal Current by Aaron Niequist
13:44 - Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
15:02 - By the Book Podcast
16:32 - Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
17:33 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
20:43 - Harry Potter Series
22:26 - Morgan counted up last year’s re-reads for me and found that she had had 55 re-reads of the 232 books she read in 2018 (including 3 re-reads of the Harry Potter series).
23:38 - Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
23:44 - Books by Brene Brown
23:51 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
24:26 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
24:32 - Louise Penny Inspector Gamache Series
28:43 - Snape: A Definitive Reading by Lorrie Kim
34:48 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
34:59 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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