Episode 37: Books That Surprised Us + Where to Get Great Recs from Librarians, Booksellers and Podcasters
Meredith and Kaytee are happy to be recording again, and can’t believe we are already up to Episode 37!
We have a few important announcements right at the top of the show, one of which requires your help, listeners! Send us your Ask Us Anything questions via email, Direct Message, or as a comment on show notes, and we’ll feature them in a future episode!
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: each of them this week centers on reading with the kiddos.
Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We have an eclectic mix of titles from middle grade to adult, fiction and non-, humor and serious. A bit of everything!
For our deep dive this week, we are chatting about the fifth category in our 2019 Reading Challenge: a book pressed into your hands by a librarian, bookseller, or podcaster. And we’ve got a trove of resources for you if you’re stuck on this one!
As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week has us pressing favorites that we’ve loved for a long time but were out of sight/out of mind until someone brought them back to our attention.
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!
3:18 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
4:20 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
7:00 - A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
7:37 - The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry
9:17 - Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
10:43 - Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View by Ramin Setoodeh
12:55 - Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
13:09 - From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin
14:20 - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
16:42 - Scythe by Neal Schusterman
16:43 - Ghost Whisperer (TV series)
17:13 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
19:44 - Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
20:50 - Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
21:41 - Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
21:42 - Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
23:55 - The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man’s Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy Tomlinson
27:27 - I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
28:30 - libraryreads.org
29:30 - Indie Next List from indiebound.org
30:42 - All the Books podcast
31:08 - Liberty Hardy @franzencomesalive
31:27 - Anne Bogel on What Should I Read Next
31:59 - Annie Jones on From the Front Porch podcast
32:23 - Book Drop subscription box
32:26 - Shelf Subscription from Bookshelf Thomasville
32:31 - Reading Bug Box
33:04 - Sorta Awesome podcast
33:08 - Laura Tremaine @laura.tremaine on Instagram
34:17 - Read Aloud Revival with Sarah McKenzie
34:27 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live podcast
34:38 - The Librarian is In by the NY Public Library
34:56 - Reading Women podcast
35:05 - @parnassusbooks on Instagram
35:06 - @powellsbooks on Instagram
35:56 - @bookshelftville on Instagram
36:20 - Book of the Month subscription
37:05 - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
37:21 - Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
37:31 - Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
37:32 - The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
39:29 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
40:39 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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