Episode 4: Reality Bites: Non-Fiction and Book Tracking

Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds for a show that ended up having heavier subject matter than we'd expected.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us (and a surprise vocal appearance by Meredith's Boston Terrier, Cooper - oops!) and we'll go over a few of the books we’ve finished reading lately. Then we’ll chat about what’s next up on the TBR pile.

This episode includes an accidental foray into non-fiction books, because we have a lot of words about them this week!

Next, we both discuss the ways we keep track of our reading: spreadsheets, journals, and apps.

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. Perhaps it will become one of your favorites as well.  

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! 

4:44 - Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

Raising Readers bookish moment


baby on the chest. tootsies at my feet.

7:15 - Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

8:05 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

8:07 - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

8:09 - Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

12:24 - Stretched Too Thin by Jessica Turner

12:58 - A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

15:58 - Columbine by Dave Cullen

17:06 - Bad Blood by John Kerryrou

18:11 - DisneyWar by James B. Stewart

20:13 - So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

21:59 - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

23:09 - Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

24:31 - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

25:22 - Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

25:35 - Still Alice by Lisa Genova

25:43 - Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

27:32 - Sophie Kinsella

28:20 - @anovelfamily on Instagram #readwhatyouown

28:33 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

28:57 - The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

29:11 - Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

29:16 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

29:37 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

30:22 - Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

41:27 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

44:40 - The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

44:52 - Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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