A state lockdown almost prevented a normal recording of this month's very meta episode with Jayne and Paula discussing The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Spoilers, they DON'T agree on this one.

Trigger warning: This episode includes brief mentions of suicide. If you'd like to avoid them please skip to 30:50.

Neither of the ladies got much else read this month but Paula delivers some intriguing literary goss about a celebrity chef getting cancelled and Jayne tells us what's new and hot including another book derived from a podcast.

Books they mention:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Last Family in England by Matt Haig

Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig

The Radleys by Matt Haig

The Humans by Matt Haig

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

The Motion of the Body Through Space by Lionel Shriver

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Olive, Mabel and Me by Andrew Cotter

Treasury by Maeve Binchy

When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Tell Me Lies by J.P.Pomare

Stuff You Should Know by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

Certain American States by Catherine Lacey

Films they mention:

Mr Magorium's Wonder Imporium

The glowing spheres that Jayne mentions are from the Hall of Prophecy in Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix


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Our book for January is Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan. Don't forget to catch our special End of Year Round Up episode in a couple of weeks! Happy reading!

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