Episode 39: Spicy Opinions + Best Gifts for Bookworms

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Meredith and Kaytee are happily chatting this week about the books we’ve been reading and the bookish gifts we have been buying or want to buy!

Important announcement this week: we have a great discount code to share with you from The Bookshelf Thomasville! Now through June 30th, you can get anything on their website for 10% off using the code CURRENTLYREADING (wow!!!) This would be a great time to pick up a Shelf Subscription for yourself or others!

You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us: a “there’s a book for every reader” realization and a well-curated bookish shopping trip.

Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. There are some seriously strong opinions about the books we’ve been reading lately. Lots of punching, for some reason!

For our deep dive this week, we are shopping for the book lovers in our lives and have each decided to tackle different types of readers. We are hopeful that this will help you in your own gift-giving endeavors!

As always, we finish up with A Book (yep, capitalized) that we’d like to press into every reader’s hands. This week we are talking about a YA novel full of sweetness and fun emails, and a regency mystery series that ended too soon.

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!

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3:12 - Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

3:25 - Orange is the New Black Cookbook by Jenji Kohan

4:22 - Breakfast Sandwich Maker Cookbook by Jennifer Williams

6:53 - Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

7:05 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

7:08 - Beartown by Fredrik Backman

7:09 - Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

9:09 - Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

11:17 - The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile

11:24 - The Enneagram Journey podcast with Suzanne Stabile

11:29 - The Road Back to You by Suzanne Stabile and Ian Morgan Cron

13:27 - The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick

15:51 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

15:58 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

15:59 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

16:07 - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

18:05 - Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

21:06 - Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

21:43 - The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

25:58 - The Coffee- or Tea-Lover

26:17 - Old Barrell Tea Company

26:25 - Atlas Coffee Club

26:26 - Book Lovers Coffee

26:34 - inginuiTEA loose leaf tea maker

26:36 - French press coffee maker

27:08 - a great bookish mug

27:22 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

27:25 - I Let You Go by Claire Mackintosh

28:05 - The Cozy/Hygge Bookworm

28:50 - Aunt Dimity Series

28:53 - Agatha Raisin Series

28:55 - Goldy Bear series

28:59 - Ellery Adams books

29:10 - Agatha Christie books

29:18 - a great throw

29:19 - a lovely candle

29:33 - The Foodie

29:46 - a cookbook holder (for books OR cookbooks!)

30:26 - my favorite earbuds -OR- Apple AirPods

30:47 - Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

31:08 - Every Day is Saturday by Sarah Copeland

32:15 - A Dad

32:26 - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

32:32 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

32:44 - Dollar Shave Club starter kit

32:57 - his favorite beverage

33:23 - The Adventurer

33:33 - a Kindle paperwhite

33:57 - a great totebag (one from Out of Print and the new one from Book of the Month)

34:20 - again with the earbuds or AirPods

34:32 - Audible subscription

34:33 - Libro.fm subscription

35:01 - At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider

35:09 - I’m A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

35:11 - Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

35:35 - The Lovestruck Teenage Girl

35:42 - To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

35:48 - bath bombs from Lush Cosmetics

36:14 - The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

36:34 - a notebook from Erin Condren

37:10 - The Book Devourer

37:40 - shirts, blankets or scarves from Out of Print or Litographs.com

38:09 - a gift card to Thriftbooks.com or your local indie or amazon.com

38:19 - a subscription to Book of the Month

38:25 - a shelf subscription to Bookshelf Thomasville (use code CURRENTLYREADING for 10% off!)

38:35 - Bibliophile by Jane Mount

39:07 - The Hamilton Fan

39:19 - Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda

39:29 - Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

39:42 - My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray

39:45 - The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

39:57 - the Hamilton Broadway store

41:06 - A Million Books I Haven’t Read t-shirt

41:51 - Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

43:16 - What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

44:21 - Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross (the Julian Kestrel series)

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