Ep. 69 A bunch of books to keep your brain busy

What did we read on summer vacation? Megan invited regular co-host Laura and returning guest Amy Allen Clark of MomAdvice.com to come talk all things books and reading to get your brain geared up for fall. They give their honest thoughts on some of the most buzzed-about books right now, as well as non-fiction and fiction selections that have kept them turning pages. All of that plus a great gift idea, a fantastic hair tip, and a wonderful kid care idea in Awesome of the Week!

Also! We would love for you to check out a new podcast project from Laura and Megan: Smartest Person in the Room! Find it now in your favorite podcast app or on the website.

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Spontaneity Kid Care (Oklahoma CIty)

Mom Advice Reading Round-Ups
Mom Advice author interviews

The Nest; Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeny
All Things Cease to Appear; Elizabeth Brundage (Amy's interview with Elizabeth Brundage)
Dark Matter; Blake Crouch
The Girls; Emma Cline
The City of Mirrors; Justin Cronin
Truly Madly Guilty; Liane Moriarty
Hillbilly Elegy; J.D. Vance (American Conservative interview)
The Glass Castle; Jeannette Walls
American Heiress; Jeffrey Toobin
A Mother’s Reckoning; Sue Klebold
Columbine; Dave Cullen
The Mysterious Benedict Society; Trenton Lee Stewart
This Must Be The Place; Kate Racculia
A Murder in Time; Julie McElwain
A Thousand Pieces of You; Claudia Gray
All the Missing Girls; Megan Miranda
Love Warrior; Glennon Melton
The Trespasser; Tana French
Before the Fall; Noah Hawley
Lilac Girls; Martha Hall Kelly
The Underground Railroad; Colson Whitehead

MomAdvice Hangout Group
Global Book Club (Big Library Read)

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