Episode 34: Engrossing Non-fiction + How We Rate our Books (and an Unplanned Rant about Bookstagram)

Kaytee and Meredith are back in your earbuds for some more great book chat this week!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: Meredith’s Little Free Library update and Kaytee’s piano lesson reading.

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week: there’s a lot of interesting non-fiction in this week’s selections, as well as a number of titles that friends and family had pressed into our hands a few episodes ago!

For our deep dive this week, we are focusing on book ratings. What does 1-star mean to you and what does 5-star mean to you? We also take an unexpected detour into the bookstagram world and the way that “bookstagrammers” follow-up on their book posts.

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. We’ve got a title that has Amazon all confused and one that serves as a companion to a previous book press.

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! 

1:09 - Lost Boy by Christina Henry

1:46 - Episode 19 with Meredith’s brother Scott

6:33 - Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

9:33 - Episode 29 with Anna Hithersay

9:35 - White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

13:11 - The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

16:20 - Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl

17:28 - Currently Reading Challenge for 2019!

17:57 - Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

20:14 - Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

21:00 - Big Nate: In A Class By Himself by Lincoln Peirce

23:27 - A Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindburgh

32:51 - The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

34:28 - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

34:31 - He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

43:10 - North and South by John Jakes

43:15 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

47:46 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

48:18 - The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

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