Season 2, Episode 9: Big Changes (for One of Us) + Our Favorite Productivity and Self-Help Books
Meredith and Kaytee are back in your earbuds and speakers. And we’re feeling a little feisty this week (we know.. that’s your favorite)!
You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: an explanation for the extreme busy-ness around here, and a Patron-related milestone!
Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Two titles from each host, middle grade, YA, contemporary romance, and classic #bookstagrammademedoit.
We’ve got an update for you on our Slow But Steady reads and what’s been happening for our own SBS reads in the past week, as well as a few emails from listeners to share.
For our deep dive this week, we are discussing our favorite self-help and productivity books. Two Penelopes talking about productivity? Don’t worry, the show notes have ALL the titles!
Finally, this week, we are Bellying Up to the Book Bar. Jasmine Lake wants sweet and fun books, she doesn’t mind heavier topics, but as an HSP, they need to be dealt with gently. And we’ve got a bunch of goodies to share with her!
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!
4:31 - Currently Reading Patreon (so many fun ways to connect with us over there!)
6:21 - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
9:05 - House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
11:45 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
13:31 - Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
15:16 - East of Eden by Richard Poe
17:41 - Patrons get access to monthly Kaytee Reads Too Much episodes!
19:11 - Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
19:19 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
23:26 - Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
24:44 - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
24:57 - On Writing by Stephen King
25:54 - Swan’s Way by Marcel Proust
26:49 - Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Michael Zuckoff
27:15 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
27:21 - War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
27:30 - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
27:32 - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
29:23 - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
29:37 - Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
29:52 - Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
30:17 - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
30:22 - Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
31:01 - The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
31:24 - Atomic Habits by James Clear
32:02 - Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
32:28 - 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam
32:54 - Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam
33:08 - The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner
33:12 - Episode 7 of Currently Reading with Jessica Turner
33:36 - Stretched Too Thin by Jessica Turner
34:13 - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
34:44 - You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
35:08 - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
35:26 - Essentialism by Greg McKeown
35:31 - Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guilleabeau
36:00 - Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski
36:34 - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
36:52 - Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
37:34 - Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
37:36 - Notes From a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider
38:01 - 10% Happier by Dan Harris
38:48 - Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
40:44 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
40:55 - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
41:06 - Blended by Sharon M Draper
41:09 - Heart Land by Kimberly Stuart
41:11 - Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
42:11 - Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
42:23 - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
42:29 - When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon
42:45 - What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
42:56 - The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
43:01 - Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
43:23 - The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
44:04 - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
44:09 - Stardust by Neil Gaiman
44:51 - Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
45:17 - The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
45:19 - The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson
45:52 - Harry Potter by JK Rowling
46:09 - The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
46:38 - The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop
47:11 - Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose
48:06 - Patrons get access to monthly bonus Belly Up to the Book Bar episodes!
*Please note that all book titles linked above are Amazon affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. Thanks for your support!*