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What we're reading and what we're not reading (and what we're watching instead!)

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In today's episode, Jill is joined by her friends Sydney and Tiffany! Along with talking about some of the books they have been reading, they also discuss how difficult it can be to read during the pandemic and what television shows and movies they are watching instead.

Books mentioned in this episode:

Crisis in the Red Zone by Richard Preston

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

Fifty Shades of Grey series by E.L. James

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

One by One by Ruth Ware

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Thomas Perry

A Feast of Ice an Fire by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer

Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Locke & Key series by Joe Hill

In the Woods by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French

Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

The Witch Elm by Tana French

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