Season 2, Episode 3: Tales from a Used Bookstore + Guest Host Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard, my lovely guest!

Jessica Howard, my lovely guest!

Kaytee is chatting with her bookish friend, Jessica Howard, this week while Meredith celebrates her birthday!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host: a meta podcast moment in which Jess hears herself mentioned on the podcast, and a dentist/book overlap that will leave you scratching your head!

Next, we’ll remind you about our Bookshelf Thomasville coupon code for you: CURRENTLYLOVING will get you 10% off from our friends over there through the month of August! One more week for this fun code!

Moving forward, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’re stuffing some extra titles into this segment this week, because we just couldn’t help ourselves.

We’ve got an update for you on our Slow But Steady reads as well. We’re also shouting out a few readers and their own Slow But Steady reads. Have you told us about yours yet?

For our deep dive, Jessica and I chat about what it’s like to work at Bookmans in Tucson, AZ. She has lots of fun stories to share, some that make you go hmmm, and some interesting behind-the-scenes book review talk that you’ll love!

Finally, this week, we finish with The Book that we’d like to press into your hands, readers. We’ve got a favorite author that doesn’t get enough love and a Southern novel that’s anything but slow.

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! 






1:35 - Season 1, Episode 42 of Currently Reading

3:12 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

3:26 - The Giver (quartet) by Lois Lowry

4:21 - Dark Age by Pierce Brown

4:27 - Red Rising by Pierce Brown

4:41 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5:41 - Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enwright

5:49 - The Saturdays (Melendy Quartet) by Elizabeth Enright

5:54 - Four Story Mistake (Melendy Quartet) by Elizabeth Enright

6:03 - Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enwright

7:26 - Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

7:43 - Season 1, Episode 14 with Amy Allen Clark

9:36 - The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

9:47 - Raven Black (The Shetland Books) by Ann Cleeves

9:54 - The Crow Trap (Vera Books) by Ann Cleeves

11:45 - Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

13:28 - The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

13:45 - Imitation Game (movie)

15:30 - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal

15:38 - Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

19:32 - The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy

20:08 - Savor by Shauna Niequist

20:37 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

21:11 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King

21:23 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

21:27 - Serial Reader App

21:46 - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

22:26 - Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange

24:20 - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

28:14 - Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman

28:31 - Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews

28:34 - Gone Gull by Donna Andrews

31:42 - Shelf Awareness

34:38 - NetGalley

37:31 - Frederica by Georgette Heyer

37:33 - The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

38:26 - The Conqueror: A Novel of William the Conqueror by Georgette Heyer

38:27 - My Lord John by Georgette Heyer

41:49 - The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

43:35 - Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

45:00 - Find Jessica: @howjessreads on Twitter, Instagram, and Litsy, or Quirky Bookworm on Facebook

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