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

3:29 - Still Life made-for-TV adaptation

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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