Episode 3: Wherein We Go Wild For Middle Grade Fiction
Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds for more bookish chat.
We start out with two bookish moments this week - Kaytee's Illustrated Classics collection (and Instagram giveaway!), and a new audible series for Mereidth's kiddo, and then chat about a few of the books we’ve finished reading lately. Then we’ll explore what’s next up on the TBR pile.
This episode we truly begin to show our love for middle-grade fiction. We hadn’t planned it this way, but we recommend a plethora of fantastic titles for your kids - or for the lover of kit lit in you.
Next, we both divulge our worst bookish habits, and chat a little bit about how we try to “combat” those habits.
We finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to put into every reader’s hands: something that has consistently ranked on our favorites list or been well-beloved by the people in our lives that we’ve convinced to read it. This week includes a middle-grade classic, and a "new" series for Louise Penny fans to explore.
Time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book we mentioned in this episode. If you’d like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don’t scroll down!
2:30 – Robin Hood book giveaway on Instagram
3:00 – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
3:09 – Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
3:30 – Audible subscription
3:53 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
3:57 – The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
4:09 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
4:38 – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
5:10 – Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
5:59 – The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
8:45 – The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
9:32 – The Late Bloomer’s Club by Louise Miller
10:04 – The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
10:07 – How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
10:51 – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
12:10 – Jane Austen
13:34 – Nevermoor: The Tales of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
14:50 – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
14:53 – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
15:18 – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
18:52 – These is my Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy Turner
20:25 – Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
22:33 – Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
24:13 – Jen Hatmaker
24:24 – The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
24:30 – Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
24:57 – A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold
25:25 – The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
25:30 – So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
25:45 – Bahni Turpin narrator
26:16 – This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff
28:52 – Serial Reader App
30:04 – The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
30:08 – The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
34:20 – Matilda by Roald Dahl
36:40 – Louise Penny Inspector Gamache Series
36:58 - Still Life – first in Inspector Gamache series
37:06 – Deborah Crombie series
37:49 – Inspector Thanet Series by Dorothy Simpson
39:03 – The Night She Died – first in Inspector Thanet series
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