Episode 46: Book That Listeners Press Into Your Hands!

Kaytee and Meredith are so excited to be sharing YOUR presses with our listeners this week! We asked for you to call us or email us with your books you want to press, and you certainly delivered!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host: a realization about the true status of hoarding tendencies, and a book that immediately led to dinner time yumminess.

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got 6 (or more) books that someone will want to read ASAP, so get those library cards ready!

For our deep dive, we are sampling 10 of our favorite “listener presses” for our Reading Challenge! If you sent us a press that didn’t make it into the episode, it was just because we didn’t have time. We loved hearing from all of you! You’ll hear our thoughts on each of these books as well, because, you know we have them!

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 a title that’s perfect for the extreme heat of mid-summer, and a press that comes with a caveat.

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! 

3:17 - A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (Gamache #7)

Life hack: Pasta, asparagus, pine nuts, and goat cheese. Fantastic dinner.

4:47 - The Sentence Is Death by Anthony Horowitz

4:56 - The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

7:18 - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

7:27 - The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

8:13 - YA Alex Rider series (starts with Stormbreaker) by Anthony Horowitz

9:04 - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

11:52 - All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

15:32 - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

16:34 - YouTube Interview with Eoin Colfer

19:13 - Sweep by Jonathan Auxier

19:24 - Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

20:11 - Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

25:29 - Mary in Episode 36

25:34 - Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

29:17 - The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory

31:48 - The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

35:06 - Unbroken - a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

35:14 - Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

37:14 - Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

40:14 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

40:50 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

43:57 - First Person Plural by Cameron West 

46:07 - The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

46:15 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

47:49 - How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

49:51 - The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

51:25 - Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

53:54 - Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

54:05 - I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

56:00 - The Heirs by Susan Reiger

57:41 - Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

59:25 - The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

*Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*  

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