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By Mercy and Salem
Two Australian sisters chatting about books, reading and what’s bringing us joy right now
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Ep 26: Best Books of the Year 2020 + Reading Stats
It's the Final Countdown! For our last big episode of the year we're talking about our favourite fiction and non-fiction of the year (which was a real struggle)! Plus we get real nerdy and talk about our reading stats from Goodreads. Make sure you subscribe to Apple Podcasts for some sneaky bonus episodes over the summer and we'll be back in January! And please excuse some interruptions to this episode, Salem's son Judah was keen to get involved with the recording. Follow us on Instagram @thebookplace.pod Mercy's Top Fiction (in no particular order) Lovely War - Julie Berry American Royals - Katharine McGee The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides Daisy Jones & the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid Thirteen - Steve Kavanaugh Salem's Top Fiction (in no particular order) The Way That Saved My Life - Kimberley Brubaker Bradley A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kimmerer The Beekeeper of Aleppo - Christy Lefteri The Defense - Steve Kavanaugh The Survivors - Jane Harper Fiction Honourable Mentions The Wife, the Maid & the Mistress - Ariel Lawhon Cilka's Journey - Heather Morris Mercy's Top Non-Fiction Fall & Rise: The Story of 9/11 - Mitchell Zuckoff Skincare - Caroline Hirons Columbine - David Cullen Unnatural Causes - Richard Shepherd The Lazy Genius Way - Kendra Adachi Salem's Top Non-Fiction Fall & Rise: The Story of 9/11 - Mitchell Zuckoff Skincare - Caroline Hirons Welcome Home - Myquillyn Smith The Crossroad - Mark Donaldson The Happiest Man on Earth - Eddie Jaku What's Bringing Us Joy Target Ayra Candle - Coconut and Elderflower Christmas Tree decoration & watching Christmas Movies Foxy Coffee T2 Giant Mug The Spanish Princess on Stan
November 30, 2020
Ep 25: Comfort Reads for a Reading Slump
This episode we're chatting about being in a reading slump and what are the comfort reads we reach for when we have some book burnout. And Mercy gushes about a book that she wants to give to everyone she knows. As usual we share our current reads and have lots of things that are bringing us joy this week! Also announing the dates for our summer breaks. Happy Listening! Mercy's Current Reads The Gown - Jennifer Robson The Lazy Genius Way - Kendra Adachi Kitchens of the Great Midwest - J. Ryan Stradal (DNF) Salem's Current Reads The Home Edit Life - Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin American Royals - Katherine McGee Louise Penny (DNF) What's Bringing Us Joy The Birth of a King - Tommee Profitt First-time Irish Dancing Competitions Victoria Park Golf Club - Christmas Themed Putt Putt Aldi Chocolate Licorice Logs Bam Bam Bakehouse 
November 13, 2020
Ep 24: The One Where We Touch On The JK Rowling Controversy + Giveaway Winner
So in our show’s new format (which it turns out feels very similar to the old format) this week we are talking about our current reads, a doorstop of a book, and a brief sidebar into the publicity surrounding JK Rowling’s tweeting and her latest book. And of course we talk about lots of our favourite things... plus the giveaway winner is announced!! Happy listening! Mercy’s Current Reads The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin Troubles Blood by Robert Galbraith Salem’s Current Reads Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ‘Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay
October 28, 2020
Ep 23: Updates, Giveaways and Audiobooks That Take All Your Time
This week we chat about some little changes we're making to The Bookplace Podcast! Most importantly, this will now be a fortnightly podcast, dropping new episodes each Thursday. You'll still be hearing all about our current reads as well as some bookish discussion and we'll be expanding our What's Bringing Us Joy section, bringing more of our favourite things! Let us know what you think! Salem's Current Reads  - The Hidden Power of F***ing Up by The Try Guys  - The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi Mercy's Current Reads  - The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn  - Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin What's Bringing Us Joy  - Finishing reading goals for the year!  - New puppy, Lucy Buchanan  - Derry Girls on Netflix  - New Sheets from Amazon
October 15, 2020
Ep 22: Recording in a Car and Why We Decide to DNF a book
Have you ever forced yourself to finish a book or gotten reader’s guilt over putting a book down and moving on to something else? This week, Salem and Mercy discuss the multiple reasons for not finishing books, how long they try before giving up and what is worth the push! Because life’s too short to read bad books! Happy listening!
October 8, 2020
Why we are M.I.A today...
Sadly, no new episode today folks. Thanks for sticking with us as we sort out a few scheduling issues. We’ll be back next week with a brand new episode in your earphones!
September 29, 2020
Ep 21: Post Holiday Book Chats and Bookshelf Organisation
Reunited and it feels so good! Mercy’s back from holidays and we have so much holiday reading chats to catch up on! Lots of 5 star reads on this week’s episode so check it out! We also discuss Salem’s recent bookshelf change and all the many ways we arrange and display our own shelves. This one’s jam packed and lots of fun! Mercy’s Current Reads - The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - American Royals by Katharine McGee - Majesty by Katharine McGee Salem’s Current Reads - Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round by Myquillyn Smith - The Plea by Steve Cavanagh What’s Bringing Us Joy ‘Get Organised With the Home Edit’ on Netflix and Instagram. The beautiful warm spring weather Thanks for listening!
September 21, 2020
Ep 20: Special Co-Host Jordan Bariesheff - Plot twists, Cults and her gateway fiction book
This week we have a special co-host while Mercy is away and who better to replace a sister, than another sister! So Salem is joined this week by our older sister, Jordan Bariesheff! Jords is a recent convert to fiction and we talk about which book was the gamechanger for her transition from non-fiction to fiction lover! Jordan Bariesheff - Honey & Gold Jordan's Fave Books  The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens See You In September - Charity Norman Current Reads Code Name Helene - Ariel Lawhon Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes Rules for Perfect Murders - Peter Swanson / Eight Perfect Murders (US version) The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids - Jessica Joelle Alexander & Iben Dissing Sandahl
September 14, 2020
Ep 19: Beach Reads
The weather's warming up, the ocean's calling and Mercy's going on holiday so we're talking all about beach reading!! We both want slightly different things in our holiday reading and we talk about all of it and give some recommendations for some of our favourite beach reading authors! Salem's Current Reads The Flatshare - Beth O'Leary How Do You Find The Time - Pat King Mercy's Current Reads The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup - John Carreyrou Beach Reads The Alice Network - Kate Quinn Kate Morton Lianne Moriarty Jane Harper Mary Kay Andrews Elin Hildebrand Jenny Colgan Taylor Jenkins Reid What's Bringing Us Joy The Strike Series - Google Play Instagram Account @thenester
August 31, 2020
Ep 18: Travel Memoirs in Lockdown
Even though we can't travel overseas right now, who says we can't read about it? We talk about what makes the difference between a great travel memoir and just an average one and then we recommend some that we love. Warning: get your passport ready because these books will make you want to jump on a plane as soon as borders open! Happy listening! Mercy's Current Reads Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Salem's Current Reads The Defence by Steve Cavanagh The Happiest Man On Earth by Eddie Jaku The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk Travel Memoirs Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant: True Tales and Gossip from the Galley by Owen Beddall Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman by Lisa Alpine Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months of Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country by Helen Russell Down Under by Bill Bryson At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider
August 24, 2020
Ep 17: Author Interview with Hannah Currie
Straying from our usual formula this week with our first author interview with Hannah Currie! We talk about what moved Hannah from dreaming of writing to being a published author, how her characters take on a life of their own, and some behind the scenes on her Daughters of Peverell series. We had such a great time talking to Hannah and we could've talked for another hour at least! (Also enjoy the funny noise contributions by Hannah's know we always keep it real!) Enjoy listening to this special episode and happy reading! FInd out more about Hannah and her work at Heart of a Royal (Daughters of Peverell #1) Heart of a Princess (Daughters of Peverell #2) Some of Hannah's fave books A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter Shadows Over England series by Rosanna White The Codebreakers series by Rosanna White P.S. I Like You by Kasie West What's Bringing Us Joy Growing a Herb garden Deleting Netflix and Amazon Prime apps
August 17, 2020
Ep 16: Tracking Your Reading
Bujo's and Goodreads and Spreadsheets, oh my! If you struggle to remember what books you've read, what you want to read and just what you thought of a book, then this week's episode is for you! Or if you just love a good spreadsheet, Mercy does a little nerd out on how to apply Excel to the reading life. Happy listening! Salem's Current Reads The Crossroad - Mark Donaldson The Switch - Beth O'Leary Mercy's Current Reads The Jane Austen Society - Natalie Jenner They Do It With Mirrors (Miss Marple #6)  - Agatha Christie Goodreads The Ultimate Reading Spreadsheet What's Bringing Us Joy Go-To Silk Pillowcase That Sounds Fun: Enneasummer 2020 Sixes podcast
August 10, 2020
Ep 15: Page to Screen + Brad Case
Like most of us, we have a love/hate relationship with book to movie adaptations and we barely scratched the surface but this was so much fun!  Plus, we talk to Mercy's husband Brad, for some sci-fi/fantasy recommendations! There were too many movie titles to tag so below is a short list of some we talked about. Happy listening! Brad's Books Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett I, Jedi - MIchael Stackpole Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Junior #1) - Matthew Reilly Courageous Leadership - Bill Hybels Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Chronicles #1) - Robin Hobb Books to Movies Pride & Prejudice (1995) BBC Pride & Prejudice (2005) Sense & Sensibility (1995) Sense & Sensibility (2008) BBC Emma (2009) BBC Cranford (2007) BBC North & South (2004) BBC Persuasion (2007) BBC Jane Eyre (2011)  Little Women (2019) Bride & Prejudice (2004) Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001,  2002, 2003) Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Crooked House (2017) Ordeal by Innocence (2018) Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996) Agatha Raisin (2014) Aurora Teagarden Mysteries (2015-) Mary Higgins Clark movies Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The Dressmaker (2015) Anne of Green Gables (1985) Big Little Lies (2017)
August 3, 2020
Ep 14: Unpopular Bookish Opinions
Do you flip to the last page of a book to find out what happens before you begin? Do you think the classics are overrated? Are you baffled by what books come out on top in awards season? Well this episode is for you and all your strong unpopular bookish opinions! Salem's Current Reads How to Bullet Plan: Everything You Need to Know About Journalling With Bullet Points by Rachel Wilkerson Miller Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith Mercy's Current Reads Unnatural Causes by Dr. Richard Shepherd Columbine by Dave Cullen Other Books Mentioned: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Fall and Rise by Mitchell Zuckoff An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The River by Peter Heller Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee What's Bringing Us Joy Salem's new Reading Chair Food Parcels Mercy's new 'Cinco De Mayo' Earrings from Lovisa
July 27, 2020
Ep 13 Book Buying Habits + Joanna James
Salem interviews our friend Jo for her thoughts on the reading life, and then we talk about the effects isolation has had on our book buying!
July 20, 2020
Ep 12: World War II
We've danced around this topic since the beginning and we finally decided to just dive in and dedicate a whole episode to our favourite WW2 books and we discuss why the reading community is so intrigued by this genre! NB. Mercy got ahead of herself and said this was episode 13 instead of episode 12 at the very beginning. Whoops! Current Reads The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes - Suzanne Collins In the Bleak Midwinter - Julia Spencer-Fleming Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion - Emma Marriott Skincare - Caroline Hirons World War 2  Keith Lowe TED Talk Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly The Secret Keeper - Kate Morton The Alice Network - Kate Quinn A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute White Coolies - Betty Jeffrey (Inspired the movie Paradise Road) The War That Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley More WW2 titles on Instagram highlights What's Bringing Us Joy Caroline Hirons' Instagram Lives Joanna V-neck Knit - Feather & Noise (comes in many colours)
July 13, 2020
Ep 11: Books About Books + Kimberley Saunders
What's better than a book? A book about books! We're talking all our favourite non-fiction BAB's (Books About Books, obvs) plus our 2nd guest interview with friend of the show, Kim Saunders!  Kim's Books Bittersweet - Shauna Niequist Any Ordinary Day - Leigh Sales Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles) - Jeffrey Archer Inklings (The Oxford Chronicles) - Melanie M. Jeschke Whisper - Lynette Noni Cupcake Jemma Youtube page Books About Books I'd Rather Be Reading - Anne Bogel Bibliophile - Jane Mount Honey for a Child's Heart - Gladys Hunt The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon WInchester The Read-Aloud Family - Sarah Mackenzie Book Girl - Sarah Clarkson Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time - Jamie C. Martin Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks - Annie Spence What's Bringing Us Joy Downton Abbey movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga movie
July 9, 2020
Ep 10: Hidden Gems
Celebrating making it to 10 episodes this week with our best episode yet!! Talking all about those hidden gems on our bookshelves and libraries and why the best-sellers are not always our favourite books!  Mercy's Current Reads: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner Sea Wife by Amity Gaige Salem's Current Reads: Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson Hidden Gems: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy The Artful Parent by Jean Van't Hul The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott What's Bringing Us Joy: Dressing Gown (Mint green version) Hello Fresh subscription Sale's weekend alone
June 29, 2020
Ep 9: Reading Around the World: English countryside + Anastasia Lambert
Today's episode is jampacked and we have our 1st live guest, Anastasia Lambert, a friend of the show and fellow reader. She's eloquent and lovely and we had so much fun! Plus we started a new series called Reading Around the World and this week's focus is on Rural and Countryside England. What a week! Anastasia's Books: Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl Revelation (The Passion Translation)  My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett Going Solo by Roald Dahl Little People, Big Dreams series The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom Reading Around the World Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson Emma by Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes Me Before You by Jojo Moyes The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken Poldark by Winston Graham Win the Wilderness series Moo Goo Dry Shampoo
June 22, 2020
Ep 8: All About Re-reading
We’re back after a sneaky week’s break and today’s bookish discussion is all about re-reading! Do you find yourself coming back to the same books? Is there a book you read every year at a certain time? Listen to us chat about all of it, plus our current reads and what’s been bringing us joy! Happy Reading! Mercy's Current Reads: Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen Lovely War by Julie Berry Salem's Current Reads: Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin #3) by M.C. Beaton The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri Books We Mentioned: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling The Best of Christmas In My Heart by Joe L. Wheeler (compiler) Shauna Niequist Rose In Bloom by L.M. Montgomery Eight Cousins by L.M. Montgomery Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott (not L. M. Montgomery, whoops!) What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge Christy by Catherine Marshall The Family Nobody Wanted by Helen Doss The Kensington Chronicles by Lori Wick Dee Henderson Matilda by Roald Dahl The BFG by Roald Dahl Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Yes Please by Amy Poehler What's Bringing Us Joy Salem's Birthday Week Whisky Business breakfast - 1st time since restrictions lifted
June 15, 2020
Ep 7: Favourite Authors
This week we're talking about some of our all-time favourite authors and which of their books are our cream of the crop. From Kate Morton to Jodi Picoult and so many others, this episode will fill your TBR list!! Salem's Current Reads:  - Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris  - On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson Mercy's Current Reads:  - Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro  - A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie Favourite Authors and Their Books We Mentioned: Jane Harper  - The Dry Kate Morton  - The Secret Keeper  - The Forgotten Garden  - The Shifting Fog Liane Moriarty  - Nine Perfect Strangers  - What Alice Forgot Agatha Christie  - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  - Murder on the Orient Express  - And Then There Were None James Herriot  - All Creatures Great & Small Shauna Niequist  - Cold Tangerines  - Bread & Wine Jojo Moyes  - The Ship of Brides  - Me Before You Ariel Lawhon  - The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress  - Flight of Dreams Kristin Hannah  - The Nightingale  - The Great Alone Jodi Picoult  - A Spark of Light  - Small Great Things Emily P. Freeman  - The Next Right Thing podcast  - A Million Little Ways What's Bringing Us Joy:  - The Mentalist  - The Best Instrumental Movie Soundtrack Spotify playlist  - Two Steps From Hell
June 2, 2020
Ep 6: Children’s series and why we should all read them
We get nostalgic this week about some of our favourite book series we read as kids and our earliest reading memories. If you’ve run out of book suggestions for your kids, you might find some more here...and we finally talk about Harry Potter!! Mercy's Current Reads:  - Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo  - The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson (Did Not Finish) Salem's Current Reads:  - So Much I Want To Tell You: Letters to my Little Sister by Anna Akana Children's Series:  - Famous Five series by Enid Blyton  - What Katie Did by Susan Coolidge  - A Life of Faith: Elsie Dinsmore by Martha FInley  - In Grandma's Attic series by Arletta Richardson  - Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder  - Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lancaster Brisley  - The Green Ember series by S.D. Smith  - Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis  - The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright  - The Shoe books by Noel Streatfield  - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling What's Bringing Us Joy:  - Friends Visiting  - Kmart Insider instagram account  - Zoom Family Call
May 25, 2020
Ep 5: Non-fiction pt 2 - Self-Improvement and Motivation
Continuing on our non-fiction series, this week we talk about some that fall in the self-help and motivational non-fiction category. Disclaimer:self-improvement is not guaranteed or even necessary after reading these books! Salem's Current Reads:  - This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay  - Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy by Jamie C. Martin  Mercy's Current Reads:  - Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly Self-Improvement & Motivation  - Atomic Habits by James Clear  - The Fringe Hours: Making Time For You by Jessica N. Turner  - 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam  - The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile  - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin  - Finish: Giving Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff  - The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes  - Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis  - The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need by Scott Pape What's Bringing Us Joy:  - The Favorites File from the Lazy Genius Podcast  - Visiting local bookshops
May 18, 2020
Bonus: Summer Reading Guide
A little bonus episode talking about some of our most anticipated books from Modern Mrs Darcy’s 2020 Summer Reading Guide Books We Mentioned:  - Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon  - Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson  - The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton  - The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune  - The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner  - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett  - Sea Wife by Amity Gaige  - The End of October by Lawrence Wright  - The Switch by Beth O'Leary  - Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
May 15, 2020
Ep 4: Non-Fiction pt 1 - Memoirs & Biographies
This week starts our non-fiction series and we’re discussing some of our favourite memoirs and biographies. And like always, we talk about what books we are currently reading and what’s bringing us joy. Happy Reading! Mercy's Current Reads:  - The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal  - The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason  - Sadie by Courtney Summers  Salem's Current Reads:  - As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes  - Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons   Memoirs & Biographies:  - Becoming by Michelle Obama  - Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, Seaworld and the Truth Beyond Blackfish by John Hargrove  - Educated by Tara Westover  - The Cross & the Switchblade by David Wilkerson What's Bringing Us Joy:  - Target V-Neck T-Shirt  - Jack Ryan   - Peppermint Tea
May 11, 2020
Ep 3: Where to Find Your Next Great Book
This week we’re talking about our tried and true ways of getting book recommendations and Salem gets on her soapbox about the library. Mercy's Current Reads:  - Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay  - Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart  - Normal People by Sally Rooney (Did Not Finish) Salem's Current Reads:  - All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke  - Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff Other books mentioned:  - This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay Where to find your next book recommendation:  - Local Library  - Audible  - Modern Mrs Darcy  - Everyday Reading  - Mom Advice  - Goodreads  - What Should I Read Next podcast  - One Great Book podcast  - Popcast Green Lights   - Currently Reading podcast  - Diving In podcast  - He Read She Read podcast  - Novel Pairings podcast  - Sarah's Bookshelves Live podcast  - Read Aloud Revival podcast What's Bringing Us Joy:  - Go-To Skincare  - DIY Anniversary Dinner
May 4, 2020
Ep 2: Series you’ll love
We’re talking some of our favourite adult and YA book series we love and a couple we definitely don’t! Plus what’s bringing us joy this week. Mercy's Current Reads  - Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid  - Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman Salem's Current Reads  - A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner  - Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes Adult series we love:  - Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith  - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon  - The Mark of the Lion series by Francince Rivers  - Empyrion by Stephen Lawhead  - Veronica Speedwell Mysteries by Deanna Raybourn  - Aaron Falk series by Jane Harper  - Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie Young Adult series we love:  - Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins  - Divergent by Veronica Roth  - The Selection series by Kiera Cass  - The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer  - Cursebreakers by Brigid Kemmerer  - Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness  - Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard  - The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
April 27, 2020
Episode 1: Faves and Current Reads
Welcome to Episode 1 of this bookish podcast, where we talk some of our favourite books, what we’re reading at the moment and what’s saving our life right now. We hope this will bring some fun and joy to your day! Here you'll find the books we talked about: Mercy's Faves  - The Lost Man by Jane Harper  - The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore  - Recursion by Blake Crouch  Salem's Faves  - The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom  - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah  - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie What we're currently reading:  - Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman  - The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2) by Tana French  - The Resilience Project: Finding Happiness through Gratitude, Empathy & Mindfulness by Hugh Van Cuylenberg  - The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali What's Bringing Us Joy Right Now:  - Happy Color app  - Upworthy Instagram account
April 19, 2020