Episode 8: On the Dreaded "Reading Slump" and Several Books to Help Get Your Groove Back

Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds this week. Reunited!! We’ve got a bit of a longer episode for you full of readerly chat.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a neighborly book relationship and bookish travels.

Plenty of book recommendations coming your way this week as we discuss three recent books each and go down little rabbit trails of additional titles.

Our deep dive this week is about reading slumps: why they suck so bad and some tips for avoiding them or overcoming them!

We finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to put into every reader’s hands. Some hilarious short stories and a classic mystery. This week also includes a bonus pick by Meredith’s nephew Collin for the younger readers in your life.

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! 

5:12 - Moonlight in Vermont AirBnB in Stowe, VT

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse

Maple Latte

Maple Latte

Thumbs Up

The Most Excited Co-Host

6:54 - Bear Pond Books in Stowe, Vermont

Bear Pond

Bear Pond Books

7:45 - The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

7:58 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

10:22 - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

10:30 - Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

13:00 - Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

13:25 - How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

13:30 - How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

15:51 - Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

17:24 - Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

20:12 - A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

21:40 - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

25:36 - Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

27:13 - The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

28:00 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

28:42 - The Vanderbeeker’s of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

33:28 - To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

34:11 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

39:40 - Calypso by David Sedaris

40:39 - Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

41:13 - Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

43:47 -Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine. by Jennifer Li Shotz

43:53 - Hero by Jennifer Li Shotz

46:15 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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