Season 2, Episode 43: Wheelhouse Books + All Things “Murderful”


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By Meredith Schwartz, Meredith Monday Schwartz, and Kaytee Cobb. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Today, Meredith and Kaytee are discussing:

  • Bookish Moments: a giant buddy read discussion and an author chiming into the chat about his book

  • Current Reads: wheelhouse books and being surprised by some titles

  • Deep Dive: “murderful” - books that aren’t for the faint of heart

  • Book Presses: some of our favorite murderful titles

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!

*Please note that all book titles linked above 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!* 






Book of the Month Ad:

(These are Goodreads links, since we hope you’ll use our Book Of The Month link to sign up if you’re interested!)

2:22 - A Burning by Megha Mjumdar

2:59 - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3:14 - Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

3:45 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

3:54 - One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

4:35 - Use our Link and the code CURRENTLYREADING to get your first book for just $9.99!

Bookish Moments:

5:40 - Episode 41 of Season 2 - discussion of FantasticLand starts at 29:40

5:44 - FantasticLand by Mike Backoven

6:02 - Patreon Bookish Friends

6:04 - Scribd - free 60 day trial!

Current Reads:

9:50 - Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (Kaytee)

12:36 - The Tenant by Katrine Ingburgh (Meredith)

14:30 - The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey (Kaytee)

15:19 - A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

15:20 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

17:38 - The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty (Meredith)

23:08 - Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo- Anstine (Kaytee)

26:12 - Hunted by Meagan Spooner (Meredith)

27:09 - A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

27:20 - Beauty by Robin McKinley

Deep Dive - Murderful - Books that Aren’t for the Faint of Heart:

29:32 - Nancy Drew books by

30:42 - RL Stine Goosebumps Books

31:00 - Intensity by Dean Koontz

31:26 - The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

35:05 - FantasticLand by Mike Backoven

35:08 - Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

34:40 - Pines by Blake Crouch

35:00 - Bird Box by Josh Malerman

35:19 - The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

35:39 - The Hunger by Alma Katsu

36:10 - The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

36:40 - The Need by Helen Phillips

37:17 - The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

37:20 - The Whisper Man by Alex North

37:21 - The Chestnut Man by Soren Sviestrup

38:09 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (not Phillips, doh)

38:12 - Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

38:18 - All the Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison

39:04 - Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

40:00 - I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

40:01 - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

40:03 - The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

40:52 - Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

41:03 - The Chain by Adrian McKinty

41:13 - The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

41:42 - In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands:

42:28 - I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

44:00 - Post Mortem (Kay Scarpetta #1) by Patricia Cornwell

Connect With Us:

Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram

Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram

Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram

@currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram

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