Currently Reading
Currently Reading
Jan 25, 2021
Season 3, Episode 24: Share Your Stuff + Special Guest Laura Tremaine

One of our very favorites: Laura Tremaine!

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are joined by Laura Tremaine, and we are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a bookish moment of a lifetime, a new device, and a family read-aloud.

  • Current Reads: six books that range from poetry to memoir to thriller to to something a bit more difficult to an interesting conversation about sex in middle marriage.

  • Deep Dive: we are talking all things about Laura’s forthcoming book and the conversation is just pure golden goodness.

  • Book Presses: an unforgettable collection of essays, a dystopian novel, and advocating for therapy

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! 

New: we are now including transcripts of the episode. These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans!

*Please note that all book titles linked below 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!*  





Bookish Moments:

1:42- Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. by Laura Tremaine

1:44 - Pre-order bonuses for SYS.IGF.

6:01 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

6:43 - Kindle Paperwhite - the best device in the world

9:01 - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

9:29 - Page 1 Books

Current Reads:

12:30 - What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer (Laura)

12:55 - Kate Baer on Instagram

15:07 - Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Meredith)

17:27 - What Should I Read Next

18:03 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

19:53 - Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

21:10 - A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost (Kaytee)

23:48 - The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante (Laura)

24:02 - My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

30:04 - The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

31:06 - The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James (Meredith)

33:51 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

34:36 - Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory (Kaytee)

37:34 - Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory

Deep Dive - Share Your Stuff:

41:47 - Share Your Stuff. You Go First. by Laura Tremaine

42:14 - Pre-Order it and then grab bonuses here

51:50 - Laura’s TTTY Episode 99 about finding a new best friend

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

56:12 - Love and Other Ways of Dying by Michael Paterniti (Laura)

59:26 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Meredith)

1:02:23 - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottleib (Kaytee)

1:02:28 - Laura’s Instagram Post about MYSTTS

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Laura is @laura.tremaine on Instagram and her podcast is at @10thingstotellyou

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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