Currently Reading
Currently Reading
Feb 22, 2021
Season 3, Episode 28: All the Buddy Reads + Genre Convincers

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: an Instagram buddy read and freeing up time for more reading

  • Current Reads: trigger warnings and fluff and all the in between

  • Deep Dive: genre convincers - a new word, we made it up

  • Book Presses: a springtime read and a YA Fantasy genre convincer

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 (this link only works on the main site). 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:

1:40 - Books by Selena Montgomery

3:39 - Intimations by Zadie Smith

1:49 - Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

Current Reads:

4:23 - Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jenneike Cohen (Mary)

7:09 - Outlawed by Anna North (Kaytee)

10:00 - Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus (Mary)

11:18 - One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus 

11:25 - A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

12:10 - Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Kaytee)

14:22 - HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes (Mary)

14:35 - Elizabeth Holmes on Instagram

16:17 - This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith (Kaytee)

Deep Dive - Genre Convincers and Genre Dissuaders:

19:48 - Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

22:09 - Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

23:33 - Kindred by Octavia Butler

25:46 - Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

27:20 - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 

28:43 - Everything I’ve Never Told You by Celeste Ng

29:45 - Memorial by Bryan Washington

28:48 - All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

31:27 - The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

34:01 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

34:02 - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

34:04 - Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

34:17 Evicted by Matthew Desmond

34:19 Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

36:38 - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Mary)

38:47 - Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Kaytee)

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