Season 2, Episode 12: Meredith’s Big Reading “Pause” + Books By Authors from Other Countries

Kaytee and Meredith are back into their routine after some guests and a big shake-up, and we’re excited to be here!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: moving and the big changes it brings, a #bookstagram challenge.

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. This week is going to feel a little different for a number of reasons. Take a listen to hear about 2 books Kaytee read recently and then we’ll talk about what’s happening with Meredith’s reading life.

We’ll move on to a short Slow But Steady update from each of us, with a funny update from a couple listeners.

For our deep dive this week, we are checking out the eleventh category of the #readerstatus side of the Currently Reading Challenge, books by authors from other countries. We have a lot of great authors here and we know you’ll have a bunch to add to our list!

Finally, this week, we are Bellying Up to the Book Bar with listener Jami Dabbs. She loves “stories well-told with characters you can sink your teeth into” and we think we’ve got some great recs for her.

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! *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!*  






2:35 - Currently Reading Challenge

3:55 - Book People in Austin, TX

4:36 - Fabled Book Shop in Waco, TX

5:08 - Texas Book Festival

5:33 - #book10gram challenge with @howjessreads

5:38 - Jessica Howard on Episode 3 of Season 2

9:36 - After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

13:32 - The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger

13:40- Episode 31 of Ten Things to Tell You

15:41 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

18:09 - A Better Man by Louise Penny

29:23 - Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

29:33 - Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

31:38 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

31:59 - Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery

32:02 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

33:05 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

33:13 - A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

33:14 - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

34:11 - Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast

34:25 - Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

35:37 - Currently Reading Challenge

36:18 - Murmur of Bees by Sophia Segovia

36:44 - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

37:20 - Chocolat by Joanne Harris

38:10 - A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

38:36 - Frederick Backman (Beartown, A Man Called Ove, etc)

38:54 - Stieg Larsson Millennium Series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

39:14 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah, We Should All Be Feminists, etc)

39:29 - Abraham Verghese - Cutting for Stone

39:33 - Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner, And The Mountains Echoed

39:57 - Alexander McCall Smith - The Number One Ladies’ Detective Agency

40:26 - John Boyne - The Heart’s Invisible Furies

40:54 - Junot Diaz - The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

41:06 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude

41:11 - Jose Saramago - Blindness

41:30 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

41:31 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

41:32 - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

41:35 - Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, etc)

41:36 - Charles Dickens (Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, etc)

42:44 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

42:47 - Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

42:51 - We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

42:53 - The Dry by Jane Harper

42:54 - Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand

42:56 - Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

43:01 - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

43:03 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling

43:56 - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

44:04 - The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

44:20 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

44:38 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

45:46 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

44:49 - The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

44:55 - The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak

45:36 - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

45:52 - A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

46:27 - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

46:39 - The Current by Tim Johnston

47:07 - The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

47:33 - North and South by John Jakes

47:56 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

48:08 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck

48:43 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

48:50 - Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

49:10 - All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

49:26 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

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