Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

Season 3, Episode 40: Friendly Get-Togethers + The Tropes We Love

Season 3, Episode 40: Friendly Get-Togethers + The Tropes We Love

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Bookish Moments: A joint bookish moment of gatherings of Bookish Friends Current Reads: some YA fantasy, some murder, some short stories, some family drama. We’ve got it all. Deep Dive: the tropes we love - what is a trope and which ones draw us in? Book Presses: two books that we hugged at the end 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!*   . . . . 1:18 - Currently Reading Patreon Bookish Moments: 3:38 - Fabled Bookshop Current Reads: 6:52 - 10 Things to Tell You Episode 108 with Kaytee and Meredith. 6:55 - Lobizona by Romina Garber (Meredith) 8:46 - Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 9:55 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 10:00 - 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 10:47 - Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Kaytee) 13:40 - A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell (Meredith) 14:01 - From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell (#1 in the Wexford series) 17:42 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker 19:50 - The Arsonist’ City by Hala Alyan (Kaytee) 19:58 - Sarah’s Instagram bookedinadvance 21:17 - Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 21:36 - Infinite Country by Patricia Engel 23:15 - The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett (Meredith) 23:24 - Kerry’s instagram @linesiunderline 26:01 - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 26:33 - The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet 27:02 - Night at the Fiestas by Kirsten Valdez Quade (Kaytee) 27:49 - What ARE biscochitos? Deep Dive - Tropes: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em 34:20 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 35:01 - The Black Count by Tom Reiss 36:50 - The Secret History by Donna Tartt 37:10 - Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey 37:51 - The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Hayes 37:54 - The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 37:56 - Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 39:46 - The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 39:59 - Scythe by Neal Shusterman 40:27 - All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 43:09 - To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer (Meredith) 47:49 - Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah (Kaytee) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram Support us at

Duration: 51 min

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