Season 2, Episode 5: A Case of the Giggles + Books We’re Embarrassed We Haven’t Read Yet
Meredith and Kaytee are here, with a case of the giggles and a case of “why can’t I talk correctly?” We’re having more fun than you can shake a stick at.
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host: an overflow of TBR riches, and a lovely book-screen adaptation.
Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Non-fiction and thrillers is the name of the game, and we’ve got both of them in SPADES.
We’ve got an update for you on our Slow But Steady reads as well, what progress looks like for us. We are loving having you chime in for what you’re reading for this challenge. It’s been great to see what actually piques your interest here, readers.
For our deep dive, we are discussing the books we are “embarrassed” that we haven’t read yet. But mostly we’re having a conversation about why people let embarrassment even effect their reading lives. And it’s a good one!
Finally, this week, we finish the episode by Pressing Books Into Your Hands. We’re both pressing books by male authors this week and they are a couple decades old, at least. Definitely outside the norm, but the strangest part is that we didn’t discuss beforehand!
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!
3:26 - Still Life by Louise Penny
5:31 - Episode 46 of Currently Reading
5:33 - Instructions for a Heat Wave by Maggie O’Farrell
5:42 - I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell
9:24 - Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
9:32 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
11:43 - The Goop Podcast episode with Emily Nagoski
12:46 - Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck
15:27 - #IMomSoHard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley
16:08 - #IMomSoHard Live Prime Comedy Special
18:28 - The Passengers by John Marrs
21:26 - The One by John Marrs
23:00 - The Whisper Man by Alex North
27:29 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Barry
28:07 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
28:20 - On Writing by Stephen King
29:12 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
29:38 - Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
29:45 - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
29:59 - Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
30: 25 - Episode 22 with Morgan Tallman
30:30 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Mongomery
30:34 - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
32:38 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
33:14 - Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
33:50 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
33:53 - The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
34:14 - SSR Podcast
34:49 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
35:03 - Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
35:44 - The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
36:15 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Mongomery
36:31 - The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery
36:35 - Emily of New Moon by LM Montgomery
36:36 - Jane of Lantern Hill by LM Montgomery
37:09 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling
37:37 - 50 Shades of Gray by E.L. James
38:18 - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
39:54 - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
41:46 - Episode 19 of Currently Reading
42:27 - Straight by Dick Francis
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