Episode 35: So Many Interesting Novels + How We Decide Which Books to Keep and Which Books to Donate

Meredith and Kaytee return to their microphones (albeit, one is in a different location than normal) to talk all things reading and great books.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: choosing road trip audiobooks and a new Little Free Library update!

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week: there’s no rhyme or reason to our picks this week but almost all of them are wonderful. Which is my favorite thing.

For our deep dive this week, we chat about books we buy and books we borrow and books we keep. How do we decide which books deserve a place on the physical TBR shelf (rather than the library hold list)? How do we decide which ones to let go of (and where to put them) when we’ve read them?

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week’s picks are a great beach read option and a lovely autobiography.

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! 

7:02 - A River In Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa

10:57 - Uprooted by Naomi Novik

12:41 - Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

13:12 - A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum (retraction: I incorrectly stated that the family in this book is Pakistani, but they are Palestinian. Please forgive!)

17:20 - Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu

21:48 - Mainline Candle Company

22:09 - Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

24:33 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

25:19 - Tilly and The Book Wanderers (Pages & Co., #1) by Anna James

26:19 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

31:56 - Louise Penny series

31:58 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

32:02 - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

38:24 - Scribd membership - try it for 60 days for free

38:41 - Thriftbooks website - 15% off your first order

40:30 - Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

41:49 - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

42:24 - Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay

42:26 - The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

42:27 - The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

43:11 - Episode 2 of Currently Reading

43:32 - Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams

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