Episode 5: Big Book Opinions - Novels to Tear Your Heart Out or Scare the Pee Pee Out of You

Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds for a show that required us to put up our dukes to fight with technology in more ways than one. Give us grace on the audio foibles this week, and blame Skype, m’kay?

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: happy podcast vibes and bookish t-shirts.

We dive in to discussing 3 books each. Two we really enjoyed and one… not so much. Watch out for those strong opinions in this segment this week!

Then we spend a little time talking about Anne Bogel’s new book, I’d Rather Be Reading, and the pieces that resonated with both of us!

You’ll also hear our first non-sponsor sponsor segment. Obviously we’re a bit unclear what “sponsorship” means at this point!

We finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to put into every reader’s hands, and this week’s picks will either tear out your heart or scare the pee-waddle out of you (Meredith’s phrasing. LOL).

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! 

2:38 - Meredith’s Book Nerd t-shirt


from outofprint.com, purveyors of so many fun, bookish tees

4:15 - Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

4:42 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

7:47 - Mom Advice Book Club on Facebook

8:19 - Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

9:35 - Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

11:30 - The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Sequel to The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

12:13 - Wonder by R.J. Palacio

13:53 - All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

16:01 - The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

18:56 - The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon

19:01 - Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell

19:06 - Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt

21:05 - The Gatekeepers: How White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple

23:17 - Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

23:55 - I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

27:59 - The Bookshelf, Thomasville, Georgia

28:43 - Shelf Subscription

29:35 - From the Front Porch podcast

29:54 - @bookshelftville bookstagram account

31:29 - Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

33:32 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

*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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