Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

Season 3, Episode 43: Challenging Your Reading + Special Guest Traci Thomas!

Season 3, Episode 43: Challenging Your Reading + Special Guest Traci Thomas!

On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee is thrilled to be chatting with Traci Thomas! We are discussing: Bookish Moments: “my whole life is bookish” and a mother-daughter buddy read Current Reads: an unexpected mix of fiction and non-fiction this week turns things on their head Deep Dive: we have a long chat about Traci’s reading life, her Shakespeare challenge, the podcast, and all the snacks Book Presses: a few non-fiction presses that readers will love. 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!*   . . . . Intro: :46 - The Stacks Podcast 1:00 - The Stacks Instagram 1:05 - Bookish Moment of the Week: 2:55 - When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 3:30 - The Giver by Lois Lowry 3:34 - The Stacks Ep. 110 (Traci and her mother Sue Thomas) Current Reads: 3:52 - Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Traci) 4:55 - Starfish by Lisa Fipps (Kaytee) 5:54 - Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh 5:55 - The Stacks Book Club 7:16 - Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (Traci) 9:24 - Traci’s final review of Seven Days In June via Instagram 9:34 - Black Futures by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham (Kaytee) 9:49 - Choose Your Own Adventure Books 1-4 by R. A. Montgomery 10:02 - The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson 11:15 - The Stacks Ep. 146 (w/Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham) 11:40 - Still Processing Podcast w/Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris 12:32 - Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare  12:41 - Cymbeline by William Shakespeare (Traci) 13:27 - The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare 13:28 - The Tempest by William Shakespeare 13:29 - King Henry the Eighth by William Shakespeare 14:17 - You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar (Kaytee) 15:04 - 15:54 - It’s Been a Minute episode w/Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar Deep Dive - Traci’s Reading Life 17:21 - Othello by William Shakespeare 17:25 - New Boy: William Shakespeare’s Othello Retold by Tracy Chevalier 17:33 - Vinegar Girl: William’s Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler 17:38 - The Stacks Ep. 10 w/ Vella Lovell 18:23 - Open Source Shakespeare 18:48 - Two Gentleman of Verona by William Shakespeare 18:52 - The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare 19:04 - Hamlet by William Shakespeare 19:23 - Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 19:29 - Macbeth by William Shakespeare 19:34 - Richard II by William Shakespeare 19:36 - Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare 20:01 - Lend Me Your Ears podcast 20:19 - The World Only Spins Forward by Isaac Butler and Dan Kois 28:11 - Columbine by Dave Cullen 28:14 - Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson 28:18 - Empire of Pain by Patrick Raddon Keefe 28:57 - Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 29:14 - Darryl’s Instagram @dsweet_library 34:43 - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 35:30 - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 35:48 - Beloved by Toni Morrison Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 45:02 - Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres (Traci) 45:07 - A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres (Traci) 48:33 - Here for It by R. Eric Thomas (Kaytee) 48:50 - It’s Been A Minute episode w/R. Eric Thomas 51:10 - The Stacks Pod on Twitter @thestackspod_ 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

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