Episode 27: Left Turns and Challenge Wins + Bookish Pet Peeves

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: meeting a book resolution and a happy abundance of book mail.

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!

This episode was recorded on Valentine’s Day, so… since we had love on the brain, we took a left turn and went with a deep dive on things we “hate” about books!

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) - but this week is a couple of great series - that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands: these books have been mentioned over and over again on the podcast, but due to some heinous oversight, we haven’t ever pressed them into your 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! 

2:33 - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

3:24 - Sourdough by Robin Sloan

5:32 - The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

5:33 - Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

6:48 - Still Life by Louise Penny

10:05 - Currently Reading Challenge

10:18 - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

13:35 - I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

14:05 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

18:36 - Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

21:59 - Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

22:02 - Circe by Madeline Miller

22:08 - He Read She Read episode 20

25:53 - Iliad by Homer

26:23 - Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

26:29 - Episode 24 with Mary Heim

28:59 - The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

43:28 - The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) by Mac Barnett

50:36 - Harry Potter series

50:56 - Louise Penny series

52:02 - The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

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