Episode 1: Reviewed in brief:

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
The Big-Ass Book of Bling by Mark Montano
The Anatomy of Story by John Trudy
The Renegade Writer by Linda Formichelli & Diana Burrell
Don’t Shoot: The End of Violence in Inner-City America by David Kennedy
The New York Review of Books
A Cappella Arranging by Deke Sharon and Dylan Bell

Episode 2: Reviewed in brief:

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
Contents May Have Shifted by Pam Houston
Vogue, March 2013
The Great Book of French Impressionism
Flea Market Haul:
The MacMillan Dictionary of Quotations
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Matter by Iain Banks
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (c 1920 cloth-bound edition by Harcourt Brace & Co.)
Set of Children’s Classics (c 1923 leather-bound edition by John C. Winston Company), 9 titles (including Arabian Nights, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Dickens, Alice in Wonderland…)