Season 2, Episode 6: Recording From a Tunnel + Celebrities that Press Books

Kaytee and Meredith are chatting again this week and we’re talking books and celebrities. Kaytee was apparently recording in a tunnel, so… sorry about that! We’ve got it sorted out and it won’t happen again, but we can’t re-record, because then it’s stale and boring.

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: stalking the UPS guy and the perfect way to meet other moms in a new setting!

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’re only doing two books a piece because these Book Bar episodes get really long otherwise!

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. This week we’re discussing a few emails from listeners about their thoughts on Slow But Steady.

For our deep dive, we are chatting about the ninth category for the Currently Reading Challenge: a book pressed by a celebrity. There are a billion celebrities pressing books into our hands these days!

Finally, this week, we Belly Up to the Book Bar with Erin House, who tells us about her 5-star reads and we’ve got a bushel and a peck of titles to fill her cart!

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! 






1:23 - A Better Man by Louise Penny

3:12 - Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (actually book #8, doh!)

3:21 - How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny (actually book #9, whoops!)

5:11 - The Currently Reading 2019 Reading Challenge

5:55 - Episode 45 with Abbey Lile-Taylor

6:00 - Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgarriff and Georgia Hardstark

6:18 - My Favorite Murder Podcast

9:36 - Arlo Finch in the Lake of the Moon by John August

9:39 - Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August

9:53 - Launch Podcast with John August

12:40 - Episode 43 with Amanda Espinoza

12:57 - Red Rising by Pierce Brown

13:16 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

16:59 - Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

20:08 - The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan

21:06 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

21:34 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

21:39 - On Writing by Stephen King

22:49 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

22:53 - The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

22:57 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

22:59 - The Stand by Stephen King

23:36 - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

26:30 - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

26:32 - Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

28:55 - Ashley Spivey on Instagram for her #spiveys📚club

29:04 - Ashley on Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

29:35 - Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keene

29:37 - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

30:15 - The Popcast

32:56 - Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss

33:11 - The One by John Marrs

33:19 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

33:25 - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

33:31 - Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

33:41 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

33:58 - Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

34:11 - The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

34:19 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

34:42 - Room by Emma Donaghue

35:50 - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

36:00 - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

36:24 - Class Mom by Lauire Gelman

36:54 - Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

37:05 - Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

37:42 - The Passengers by John Marrs

38:03 - Pines by Blake Crouch

38:10 - Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

38:16 - Illuminae Files by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

38:28 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

39:11 - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

39:36 - Bad Blood by John Kerryrou

39:57 - The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

40:03 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

40:19 - The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

41:25 - The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

41:30 - Startup by Doree Shafrir

42:02 - The Dinosaur Club by William Heffernan

42:29 - Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih

43:12 - The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

43:31 - Recursion by Blake Crouch

43:42 - Less by Andrew Sean Greer

44:22 - Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

44:47 - An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

44:51 - Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

45:08 - Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

45:11 - I Let You Go by Clare McKintosh

45:34 - The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

46:06 - The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker

46:20 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

46:31 - The Chain by Adrian McKinty

46:41 - Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

Erin, tell us if you loved these picks!? Or hated them?

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