Season 2, Episode 1: Back in the Bookish Saddle!

Meredith and Kaytee are back from their short break between seasons to bring your more of the bookish goodness you’ve come to love. As well as some new fun stuff!

First and foremost, we’ve got a new Bookshelf Thomasville coupon code for you: CURRENTLYLOVING will get you 10% off from our friends over there through the month of August! Enjoy, and be looking for a fantastic giveaway from them for our listeners this month as well.

We’re also shouting out the first three women who couldn’t wait for us to officially roll out our Patreon account before they went and became our Bookish Friends! Thanks, ladies!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host: big kids cracking each other up while reading together, and getting to give book recommendations to a friend!

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve both got a large docket of titles to choose from after our break, so we had a hard time narrowing it down!

You’ll notice a short new segment: Slow but Steady. Be sure to look for a post this weekend in which we ask you to chime in with your own Slow But Steady reads! If you’ve been looking at a book on your shelves for a long time, but you don’t want to commit to it as your “main” read, this is going to be JUST the segment for you. Let us know what you think!

For our deep dive, we are reflecting on what our break was like for both of us. Was our reading different? What did we do to keep ourselves busy? Are we glad we took a break? Listen in for the answers!

This week, we finish up with our first Belly Up to the Book Bar request from Sara Kilpatrick. Sara sent us a great list of titles, some of which pressed us out of our comfort zones. We can’t wait to hear what you think of our suggestions, or if you have more to add to Sara’s TBR pile! (Chime in below or on social media, and we’ll make sure she sees them!)

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! 






1:59 - Bookshelf Thomasville - use code CURRENTLYLOVING for 10% through the month of August!

2:06 - From the Front Porch podcast

3:32 - Our Patreon is officially launched!

Patrons pay $5 a month to receive a bookmark, one or more bonus episodes a month, behind-the-scenes content, access to a FB group for Bookish Friends and IG “close friends” content, and extra belly up to the book bar request fulfillment. If you cannot wait, click that link above, and we’ll get you set up ASAP!

6:35 - Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

6:37 - Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

7:18 - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

7:26 - The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

8:29 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

9:39 - Episode 46 of Season 1 of Currently Reading

9:43 - Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

11:36 - How to Be A Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

12:20 - A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

12:39 - Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

15:42 - Atomic Habits by James Clear

16:11 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

16:14 - The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

17:57 - Meredith on Episode 11 of What Should I Read Next?

19:01 - Such a Perfect Wife by Kate White

21:15 - The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory (totally screwed this up - The Wedding PARTY is the new one!)

21:29 - The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

21:31 - The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

22:36 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

24:36 - The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

28:15 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

30:34 - Serial Reader app

30:40 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

30:55 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

31:20 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

32:17 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

35:32 - Zazzle Store

35:33 - Patreon (again, I know)

40:46 - As You Wish by Cary Elwes

41:09 - Forever Liesl by Charmain Carr

41:20 - Bossypants by Tina Fey

41:22 - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

42:10 - Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe

42:28 - Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

43:17 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

43:44 - Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

44:01 - Disney War by James B. Stewart

44:42 - The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King

45:07 - Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

45:27 - Bad Blood by John Kerryrou

46:07 - At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenrieder

46:21 - Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr

46:49 - Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenrieder

47:05 - The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost

47:06 - Getting Stoned with Savages by J. Maarten Trooth

48:12 - I’m A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

48:13 - Notes from A Small Island by Bill Bryson

48:15 - The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

48:29 - Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach

49:08 - Along the Way: A Journey of a Father and Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

49:42 - The Bride Quartet (starts with Vision in White) by Nora Roberts

50:52 - The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

51:28 - Jasmine Guillory Books

51:35 - The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

51:53 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

52:00 - A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

52:58 - The Shop on Blossom Street (first in series) by Debbie Macomber

54:00 - Amanda’s Wedding by Jenny Colgan

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