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Currently Reading

Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

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Currently Reading

Currently Reading

Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

26
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324
Plays
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Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.

Latest Episodes

Season 2, Episode 24: Reading Recs from Others + Kids' Book Clubs

We discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got YA and WWII and memoir and coming-of-age novels to chat about and we cannot wait to share those opinions with you! For our deep dive this week, we are chatting about the kids’ book club that Mindy started for her 11 year old son. We’re talking about logistics and book picks and what the kiddos talk about.

56 MIN4 d ago
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Season 2, Episode 24: Reading Recs from Others + Kids' Book Clubs

Season 2, Episode 23: Our Best Books of 2019

Meredith and Kaytee are back with the episode you’ve been waiting for. Our favorite books of 2019! Rather than spending time on all our regular segments, we are diving right into the good stuff. No Bookish Moments, no Current Reads, no Deep Dive, no Pressed books, just a reflection on our 2019 reading year and then the top 10 lists you’ve been waiting for! We are each sharing 10 books we LOVED this year (plus a couple bonus picks that we slide in under the radar). We have a lot of words!

48 MIN1 w ago
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Season 2, Episode 23: Our Best Books of 2019

Season 2, Episode 22: A Record Number of Five-Star Books + "Goodreads, You're Fired"

For our deep dive, we are throwing some serious side-eye at the Goodreads Best Books of 2019 lists and the ways these collections are put together. We have STRONG opinions about the winners for a number of these categories, but it’s not all negative. We’ll also share our picks for “best lists that actually reflect good 2019 reading” with you.

54 MIN2 w ago
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Season 2, Episode 22: A Record Number of Five-Star Books + "Goodreads, You're Fired"

Season 2, Episode 21: All the Hosts Together + TV/Book Pairings

We discuss our current reads for the week. There’s some serious gushing over books in this week’s titles, plus a couple “I didn’t like this” strong opinions. Hold onto your earbuds. For our deep dive this week, we pairing books and TV shows that we’ve enjoyed in the past. We each chose two shows to dive deep into and then find ways to replicate some of those same feelings in our reading.

60 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Season 2, Episode 21: All the Hosts Together + TV/Book Pairings

Season 2, Episode 20: Post-surgery Silliness + What Makes Us Skip or DNF a Book

Kaytee and Meredith are back and chatting about all the books this week. We’ve got surgery updates and silliness and everything in between. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host. We’re virtually joining in on a trip to a local book lover’s heaven, and sitting on the couch binging books together. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Romance, and mystery, non-fiction, and YA. We’re chatting about all that we’ve been reading lately.

52 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Season 2, Episode 20: Post-surgery Silliness + What Makes Us Skip or DNF a Book

Season 2, Episode 19: Some Good News + How To Raise Readers

Meredith is recording with a special guest this week and has a big announcement, so be sure you tune in right at the top! You’ll hear again from our friend Mindy Brouse, best friend of the show and reader extraordinaire. We discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got books spanning genres and time periods and continents. We’ve got ones that will spark discussion, we’ve got books that’ll leave your heart aflutter. It’s a great week of book talk!

50 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Season 2, Episode 19: Some Good News + How To Raise Readers

Season 2, Episode 18: Bibliotherapy + Reading Challenge and Reading Journal for 2020

We discuss our current reads for the week. These are six books that are all VERY different in content and tone and all the ways that books can be different. For our deep dive this week, we are tackling the final category in the 2019 Reading Challenge: a book that is scary for some reason and we’re examining what makes us scared as readers. We are Pressing Books into Your Hands: a book that will make a favorite movie shine brightly and a beloved curmudgeon book with a young woman protagonist!

49 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Season 2, Episode 18: Bibliotherapy + Reading Challenge and Reading Journal for 2020

Season 2, Episode 17: The “Recovery Book” Strategy + A Deep Dive into True Crime

We discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got three books each to discuss, including some revisits of titles that have already been discussed. Our Slow But Steady check in is short and sweet, just like you like it! For our deep dive this week, we are talking True Crime. This is an unknown world for Kaytee so we’re hearing from Meredith about what she loves about True Crime and her favorites in the genre.

52 MIN2019 NOV 25
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Season 2, Episode 17: The “Recovery Book” Strategy + A Deep Dive into True Crime

Season 2, Episode 16: Reading Ahead of the Crowd + Guest Host Sarah Dickinson of Sarah's Bookshelves

Kaytee and Meredith are sharing a special guest with you this week, our dear friend and podcast pal, Sarah Dickinson of Sarah’s Bookshelves and Sarah’s Bookshelves Live. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us, then, some current reads. For our deep dive this week, we are picking Sarah’s brain about what it’s like to almost always be reading ahead of the charts. How she tracks her reading and whether she has goals for her yearly reading. It’s a great conversation.

66 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Season 2, Episode 16: Reading Ahead of the Crowd + Guest Host Sarah Dickinson of Sarah's Bookshelves

Season 2, Episode 15: A Time-Travel Novel We Both Love + Reading (and Recommending) Outside Our Comfort Zones

Strong opinions abound in our novels this week! We’ll move on to a short Slow But Steady update from each of us, including a “completed!” update. For our deep dive this week, we give you an ode to finding your bookish tribe. Finally, we are Bellying Up to the Book Bar . This was a bit of a challenge for one of us, but we’re excited to talk about some new to you and to us titles!

57 MIN2019 NOV 11
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Season 2, Episode 15: A Time-Travel Novel We Both Love + Reading (and Recommending) Outside Our Comfort Zones

Latest Episodes

Season 2, Episode 24: Reading Recs from Others + Kids' Book Clubs

We discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got YA and WWII and memoir and coming-of-age novels to chat about and we cannot wait to share those opinions with you! For our deep dive this week, we are chatting about the kids’ book club that Mindy started for her 11 year old son. We’re talking about logistics and book picks and what the kiddos talk about.

56 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Season 2, Episode 24: Reading Recs from Others + Kids' Book Clubs

Season 2, Episode 23: Our Best Books of 2019

Meredith and Kaytee are back with the episode you’ve been waiting for. Our favorite books of 2019! Rather than spending time on all our regular segments, we are diving right into the good stuff. No Bookish Moments, no Current Reads, no Deep Dive, no Pressed books, just a reflection on our 2019 reading year and then the top 10 lists you’ve been waiting for! We are each sharing 10 books we LOVED this year (plus a couple bonus picks that we slide in under the radar). We have a lot of words!

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Season 2, Episode 23: Our Best Books of 2019

Season 2, Episode 22: A Record Number of Five-Star Books + "Goodreads, You're Fired"

For our deep dive, we are throwing some serious side-eye at the Goodreads Best Books of 2019 lists and the ways these collections are put together. We have STRONG opinions about the winners for a number of these categories, but it’s not all negative. We’ll also share our picks for “best lists that actually reflect good 2019 reading” with you.

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Season 2, Episode 22: A Record Number of Five-Star Books + "Goodreads, You're Fired"

Season 2, Episode 21: All the Hosts Together + TV/Book Pairings

We discuss our current reads for the week. There’s some serious gushing over books in this week’s titles, plus a couple “I didn’t like this” strong opinions. Hold onto your earbuds. For our deep dive this week, we pairing books and TV shows that we’ve enjoyed in the past. We each chose two shows to dive deep into and then find ways to replicate some of those same feelings in our reading.

60 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
Season 2, Episode 21: All the Hosts Together + TV/Book Pairings

Season 2, Episode 20: Post-surgery Silliness + What Makes Us Skip or DNF a Book

Kaytee and Meredith are back and chatting about all the books this week. We’ve got surgery updates and silliness and everything in between. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each host. We’re virtually joining in on a trip to a local book lover’s heaven, and sitting on the couch binging books together. Next, we discuss our current reads for the week. Romance, and mystery, non-fiction, and YA. We’re chatting about all that we’ve been reading lately.

52 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
Season 2, Episode 20: Post-surgery Silliness + What Makes Us Skip or DNF a Book

Season 2, Episode 19: Some Good News + How To Raise Readers

Meredith is recording with a special guest this week and has a big announcement, so be sure you tune in right at the top! You’ll hear again from our friend Mindy Brouse, best friend of the show and reader extraordinaire. We discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got books spanning genres and time periods and continents. We’ve got ones that will spark discussion, we’ve got books that’ll leave your heart aflutter. It’s a great week of book talk!

50 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
Season 2, Episode 19: Some Good News + How To Raise Readers

Season 2, Episode 18: Bibliotherapy + Reading Challenge and Reading Journal for 2020

We discuss our current reads for the week. These are six books that are all VERY different in content and tone and all the ways that books can be different. For our deep dive this week, we are tackling the final category in the 2019 Reading Challenge: a book that is scary for some reason and we’re examining what makes us scared as readers. We are Pressing Books into Your Hands: a book that will make a favorite movie shine brightly and a beloved curmudgeon book with a young woman protagonist!

49 MIN2019 DEC 2
Comments
Season 2, Episode 18: Bibliotherapy + Reading Challenge and Reading Journal for 2020

Season 2, Episode 17: The “Recovery Book” Strategy + A Deep Dive into True Crime

We discuss our current reads for the week. We’ve got three books each to discuss, including some revisits of titles that have already been discussed. Our Slow But Steady check in is short and sweet, just like you like it! For our deep dive this week, we are talking True Crime. This is an unknown world for Kaytee so we’re hearing from Meredith about what she loves about True Crime and her favorites in the genre.

52 MIN2019 NOV 25
Comments
Season 2, Episode 17: The “Recovery Book” Strategy + A Deep Dive into True Crime

Season 2, Episode 16: Reading Ahead of the Crowd + Guest Host Sarah Dickinson of Sarah's Bookshelves

Kaytee and Meredith are sharing a special guest with you this week, our dear friend and podcast pal, Sarah Dickinson of Sarah’s Bookshelves and Sarah’s Bookshelves Live. You’ll hear a “bookish moment of the week” from each of us, then, some current reads. For our deep dive this week, we are picking Sarah’s brain about what it’s like to almost always be reading ahead of the charts. How she tracks her reading and whether she has goals for her yearly reading. It’s a great conversation.

66 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
Season 2, Episode 16: Reading Ahead of the Crowd + Guest Host Sarah Dickinson of Sarah's Bookshelves

Season 2, Episode 15: A Time-Travel Novel We Both Love + Reading (and Recommending) Outside Our Comfort Zones

Strong opinions abound in our novels this week! We’ll move on to a short Slow But Steady update from each of us, including a “completed!” update. For our deep dive this week, we give you an ode to finding your bookish tribe. Finally, we are Bellying Up to the Book Bar . This was a bit of a challenge for one of us, but we’re excited to talk about some new to you and to us titles!

57 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
Season 2, Episode 15: A Time-Travel Novel We Both Love + Reading (and Recommending) Outside Our Comfort Zones
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