Episode 40: Books that Saved Our Lives

Kaytee and Meredith are back on track with another episode, recorded just a day after the last one. You’ll never guess it though!

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You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a re-read experience of a favorite novel and bookish unpacking wins.

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Quite a few non-fiction titles again this week, as well as some readalikes and great books for your kiddos.

For our deep dive this week, we are getting a little deeper into the deepness and sharing about times that a book saved our lives. These stories are a bit vulnerable, a bit emotional, and a lot bookish.

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week we’ve got two historical fiction novels: one centering on the plague and one in the back of beyond of Australia.

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! 

2:45 - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

6:07 - The Yoga Store Murder by Dan Morse

9:24 - I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

10:06 - Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

10:13 - Of Mess And Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

10:18 - Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

11:42 - The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

14:56 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

15:28 - Emma by Jane Austen

15:59 - Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

16:34 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

20:02 - Stick Dog by Tom Watson

20:05 - Stick Cat by Tom Watson

22:04 - Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

22:10 - Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

22:58 - Maid by Stephanie Land

29:13 - Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

29:15 - Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon

29:17 - The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

33:10 - Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

37:12 - Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

39:12 - Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

39:41 - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

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