Season 2, Episode 7: Reading Outside Our Wheelhouses + Our Favorite Parenting Books
Meredith and Kaytee are back with SO many books my fingers are cramped (this is becoming a theme…).
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: family presentation at homeschool group and going into a new book completely blind.
Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got five current reads this week, and they are sci-fi/fantasy heavy, which is WEIRD for us! Lots of strong opinions here!
We’ve got an update for you on our Slow But Steady reads and what’s been happening in the past week. Also a short grammar lesson on “Swifties”.
For our deep dive this week, we had a number of listeners (and real life friends) request our favorite parenting books. This will span everything from pregnancy/birth to infanthood to growing children to adding siblings. Plus one funny pick for when you just want to laugh it off.
Finally, this week, we are Pressing Books into Your Hands. We’ve got books “with caveats” this week. So, stay tuned and listen closely to see if they are actually right for you!
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 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
3:28 - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
3:29 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
6:52 - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
8:15 - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
11:17 - Murder in Bloomsbury by D.M. Quincy
12:38 - The Julian Kestrel books by Kate Ross
14:35 - A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert
14:45 - Leigh Kramer on Instagram
17:41 - The Passengers by John Marrs
19:30 - Minisode with John Marrs
20:20 - The One by John Marrs
20:34 - The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemison
22:45 - Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
25:24 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
26:10 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
26:40 - On Writing by Stephen King
28:49 - The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by David McCullough
29:34 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
29:39 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
29:47 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
30:04 - Persuasion by Jane Austen
30:05 - Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
30:07 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
30:17 - A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara
33:31 - Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
35:25 - On Becoming Baby Wise by Robert Bucknam and Gary Ezzo
36:05 - The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems by Tracey Hogg
36:29 - Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
37:22 - Expecting Better by Emily Oster
38:43 - Cribsheet by Emily Oster
39:59 - Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
40:54 - Baby-Led Weaning by Gill Rapley
42:02 - How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
42:42 - Episode 10 of Currently Reading
42:44 - Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by David Thomas and Steven James
43:03 - Are My Kids on Track? by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevithan
43:15 - Triggers by Amber Lia and Wendy Speake
44:31 - Wonder Weeks by Xaviera Plas-Plooij, Frans X. Plooij, and Hetty van de Rijt
44:45 - Wonder Weeks app
46:25 - Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlisch
46:30 - Episode 8 of Currently Reading
46:35 - Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Laura Markham
46:37 - Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings by Laura Markham
47:09 - Parenting, Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick
48:17 - Kindred by Octavia Butler
51:23 - All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
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