Episode 24: Books That Make You Run to the Library + Special Guest Co-Host Mary Heim

The lovely Mary Heim

The lovely Mary Heim

While Kaytee vacations this week, Meredith holds down the podcast fort with a special guest co-host. Mary Heim is an online bookish friend of both of us (and I can freely admit that I am SO jealous she got to record with Mary and I didn’t).

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the hosts: a sweet pregnancy reading moment, and bonding over husbands who read.

Next, the ladies discuss what they are currently reading, and this week includes a thousand books that you’ll want to reach for ASAP. I had a hard time restraining myself.

In Mary’s deep dive, we get to learn about her reading life. Childhood reads to the way her adult reading life developed. It’s a walk down memory lane for your childhood reading memories. I can almost guarantee you’ll love it.

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands:

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! 

2:53 - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

2:49 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

5:01 - Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

6:55 - Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

7:51 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

10:08 - Side Hustle by Chris Gillebeau

10:20 - The $100 Start Up by Chris Gillebeau

12:26 - Side Hustle School podcast

12:54 - Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

17:14 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

17:16 - Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia

18:58 - The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

19:45 - A Spanish Lover by Joanna Trollope

23:16 - A Village Affair by Joanne Trollope

23:33 - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

24:16 - One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

24:21 - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

28:58 - The Family Gene by Joselin Linder

34:34 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

36:23 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

36:26 - The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

36:31 - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Hayes

36:34 - American Girl Samantha Books by Maxine Rose Schur

36:38 - The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne

37:11 - Babysitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin

37:34 - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

37:37 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

38:09 - Sweet Dreams Romance books by Jocelyn Saal

38:58 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

45:03 - 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

48:49 - Boy’s Life by Robert McKammon

50:51 - The Body by Stephen King

51:59 - It by Stephen King

52:01 - Needful Things by Stephen King

53:05 - Mary’s Goodreads

53:10 - @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

*Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*  

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