When We Read Fiction

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We've been reading too many self-help books, so we're excited about today's conversation. Fiction is super woo woo if you think about it! What else gives us access to other places, eras, creatures, and magical lands? We are chatting all about our favorite fiction books. Jordan and Kaileen each reveal a few scandalous personal stories related to reading... which was an unexpected plot twist for us!


  • Listening on Audible vs. reading actual books

  • Our favorite fiction genres

  • Reading when growing up: the magic of being read to vs. forced fiction

  • A plot twist: we talk about steamy sex scenes in books

  • Deep discussion on movies vs. books

  • Jordan's client @hellojewlie living the teen dream and the joy in YA novels

  • How we find our next book

Books Mentioned

Crazy Rich Asians on Audible

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Harry Potter on Audible

Tanglewood Tales

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey

Aesop's Stories for Little Children

Illustrated Stories from Aesop

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Hunger Games on Audible

Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

Elizabeth Gilbert: City of Girls and The Signature of All Things

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Graeme Simsion: The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect

The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Marion Keys novels

Fifty Shades of Grey on Audible

Rainbow Rowell: Attachments, Fangirl, Eleanor & Park

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Liane Moriarty: Big Little Lies and The Hypnotist Love Story

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects

There Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Celeste Ng: Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

The Way We Read

We love reading on our Kindles and listening to books on Audible. (Most of the links above are to Amazon for consistency and to earn referral commission… feel free to shop our links!) If you’re buying a hardcopy of a book, we recommend shopping local. We love BookPeople in Austin.


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