Season 2, Episode 14: Reading for Mental Health + Guest Host Lori Lynn Tucker
Kaytee is recording with a guest host this week as Meredith is traveling, and I think you’ll really enjoy hearing from her!
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: an author event with a tiny sidekick, and a special bookish gift from a friend.
Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. This week’s choices have romance, non-fiction, and historical fiction novels!
We’ll move on to a short Slow But Steady update from each of us, as well as a couple listener updates
For our deep dive this week, we are taking a peek at Lori Lynn’s reading life, and the ways she uses reading to balance her mental health. It’s a really interesting conversation about how reading looks different for each of us.
Finally, this week, we are Pressing Books Into Your Hands. We’ve both brought a non-fiction pick this week, and they are certain to spark conversations!
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!*
2:10 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
3:01 - Episode 17 with Delia Owens interview!
3:28 - Glennon Doyle Meton (on tour for Love Warrior)
3:30 - Anthony Doerr (on tour for All the Light We Cannot See)
4:10 - A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
4:54 - Currently Reading Bookish Friends on Patreon
6:11 - The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
8:30 - Anna Hithersay on Episode 22
10:10 - The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
10:36 - The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
10:49 - The Happily Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez
11:04 - Viral social media post about ExLax from Abby Jimenez
12:11 - The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
14:38 - The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
17:56 - Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
18:03 - Audiobook Sync program (not happening now, but you can sign up for the email list so you know when it comes around next summer)
18:34 - Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
19:48 - A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
20:54 - The Parasol Protectorate (series) by Gail Carriager
21:51 - Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
28:09 - Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
29:29 - Lunch Lady (series) by Jarrett Krosoczka
30:14 - Another Bookish Friend (Patron) Shout Out!
30:18 - Currently Reading 2019 Reading Challenge
30:54 - Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery
30:59 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
31:06 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
32:39 - Book People in Austin, TX
33:41 - Harry Potter (series) by JK Rowling
34:00 - Middlemarch by George Eliot
34:21 - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
34:51 - Serial Reader App
35:54 - The Post Party Podcast
43:59 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
44:55 - Jessie Bear books by Nancy White Carlstrom
45:13 - Little Bear books by Elsie Holmlund Minarik
45:36 - Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
45:55 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
48:18 - Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
50:19 - Miracles and Other Reasonable Things by Sarah Bessey
51:09 - Being Mortal by Atul Gwande
51:12 - The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
52:32 - But That’s Another Story podcast with Will Schwalbe
52:51 - What Should I Read Next podcast
54:25 - The Post Party Podcast