For the Love of Books Season 2-Episode 2

In our second episode of For the Love of Books Season 2, we each share three books we have read in the past few months. One of us has gone through some big life changes since our last recording, so it was fun to catch up and hear about her exciting news! Grab a muffin and a cup of tea and listen in to our bookish conversation!

Books We Have Read (7:35)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (7:45)

Unbelievable by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong (10:48)

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker, Illustrations by Jon Klassen (15:37)

Spy the Lie: Three Former CIA Officers Share Their Secrets to Uncloaking Deception by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero with Don Tennant (22:05)

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen (29:22)

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay (34:04)

Tweet Cute by Emma Lorde (40:49)

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber (45:50)

You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood by Aimee Reid, illustrations by Matt Phelan (47:30)

Books We Are Currently Reading (55:13)

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (55:19)

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller (57:10)

Awaking Wonder: Opening Your Child’s Heart to the Beauty of Learning by Sally Clarkson (57:35)

A Man Called Ove by Frekrik Backman (58:57)

The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found (The Vanderbeekers #4) by Karina Yan Glaser (59:29)

Other Book References Made During this Episode

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Island Boy by Barbara Cooney

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Moana and the Ocean by Heather Knowles, illustrations by Annette Marnat

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List of Newbery Medal Books

Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

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