Episode 26: Stroooong Bookish Opinions + Classics That Go Down Easy

Kaytee and Meredith are so excited to get back into our discussion this week that we have a hard time keeping our bookish opinions to ourselves.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of the hosts: getting sucked in by a book to the detriment of…. the rest of your life, and fun book mail deliveries.

Next, we discuss our current reads. We have some very seriously large opinions about our books this week. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like for Meredith to get spicy, you’re in luck!

Our deep dive this week centers on the Currently Reading Challenge! If you’ve been wondering about some of our favorite classics for that second category on your challenge sheet, you are in luck! We’ve got 20 titles for you for this category alone!

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: two more classics are on our lists this week. They’re both lovely and SO vital to the reading cannon.

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! 

4:18 - Episode 7 with Jessica Turner

4:32 - When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner (one day left for that awesome pre-order bonus!) Get that here: http://matthewpaulturner.com/books/when-i-pray-for-you/

6:18 - The Au Pair by Emma Rous

6:30 - The Book Drop subscription

10:08 - Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

10:10 - Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

10:11 - The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

10:41 - The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

10:47 - The Witch Elm by Tana French

11:25 - The Lost Man by Jane Harper

11:46 - The Dry by Jane Harper

11:47 - Force of Nature by Jane Harper

13:53 - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

16:05 - Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett

16:17 - The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) by Mac Barnett

21:51 - Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin Manuel Miranda

21:58 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

24:54 - PBS Hamilton Documentary

25:48 - Class Mom by Lori Gelman

26:04 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

28:24 - Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

29:42 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

32:37 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live Podcast

33:48 - In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

35:50 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

37:05 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

38:53 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

39:34 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

41:05 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

42:43 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

42:45 - The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

43:18 - The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

43:46 - 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44:21 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

44:57 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

45:46 - Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

45:55 - Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

46:04 - Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

46:15 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

46:16 - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

46:35 - 1984 by George Orwell

My sweet belated Christmas bookish mug from Meredith!

My sweet belated Christmas bookish mug from Meredith!

46:46 - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

46:56 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

47:32 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

47:57 - Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

50:31 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

51:16 - The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

51:46 - Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

52:46 - Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

52:48 - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Steve Hockensmith

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