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Ep. 52 | Heart Berries and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

9/19/2018
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For our month about memoirs, we discuss Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. A special thanks goes to Bombas socks for sponsoring this episode. We love these soft yet durable socks. Head to bombas.com/ReadingWomen and use the code READINGWOMEN to get 20% off your first order! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Jennifer P. and...

Duration:00:28:46

Ep. 51.5 | Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2018 Pt. 2 ft. Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, Co-founder of Goodreads

9/12/2018
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One of our favorite Reading Women specials is here—our most anticipated new releases! In this episode, we talk with Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, the co-founder of Goodreads, about some of the most popular upcoming fall reads. Books Mentioned August 14th Severance by Ling Ma (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) September 4th Sadie by Courtney Summers (Wednesday Books) Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Grove Press) September 11th The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the...

Duration:00:32:29

Ep. 51 | We're Reading Memoirs!

9/5/2018
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Another month means another theme! For September, we're reading memoirs. Special thanks goes to Bombas socks for sponsoring this episode. We love these soft yet durable socks. Head to bombas.com/ReadingWomen and use the code READINGWOMEN to get 20% off your first order! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Jennifer P. and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our...

Duration:00:40:18

Ep. 50.5 | Crossover with That's Ancient History Pt. 1

8/29/2018
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For our bonus episode this month, we talk with Jean, the host of That's Ancient History, the podcast for all things classical, old and new. As a classics scholar and avid literature lover, Jean shares some of her perspective on the universality and relevance of classic Greek stories to today's literature and wider culture. Be sure to check over on That's Ancient History's podcast feed for part 2 of our collaboration! (Out September 3rd, 2018) Check out our Patreon page to learn more...

Duration:00:34:35

Interview with Elizabeth Catte

8/22/2018
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You, our dear listeners, have followed along as we've interviewed authors from a wide range of backgrounds who've written different stories set all around the globe. But recently we realized we'd never talked about a book featuring our own home region—Appalachia. In this interview, we chat with Elizabeth Catte, the author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, and discuss the history of the region, Appalachia's role in contemporary U.S. politics, and the influence of J.D. Vance's...

Duration:00:42:31

Ep. 50 | The Good Earth and Beloved

8/15/2018
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We discuss The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck and Beloved by Toni Morrison. We are having a special deal in our Etsy store! Use the code promo code NOBELWOMEN for 15% off a book blind date or a Reading Women tote! We're having a meet up at the AJC Decatur Book Festival! Sign up for updates about times and locations here and check out the official website for the festival here. (Note: our meet up is not an official festival event.) Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book...

Duration:00:31:37

Interview with Crystal Hana Kim

8/8/2018
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We chat with Crystal Hana Kim about her debut novel If You Leave Me, which is out now from William Morrow! We are having a special deal in our Etsy store! Use the code promo code NOBELWOMEN for 15% off a book blind date or a Reading Women tote! We're having a meet up at the AJC Decatur Book Festival! Sign up for updates about times and locations here and check out the official website for the festival here. (Note: our meet up is not an official festival event.) Books Mentioned If You...

Duration:00:37:59

Ep. 49 | Women Nobel Laureates

8/1/2018
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August is all about women who have won the Nobel Prize in Literature! We may have had only 14 authors to choose from (thank you, patriarchy), but we are thrilled to promote these amazing women writers. We also have another special guest on the show who recommends two of her favorite Nobel winners. We are having a special deal in our Etsy store! Use the code promo code NOBELWOMEN for 15% off a book blind date or a Reading Women tote! We're having a meet up at the AJC Decatur Book...

Duration:00:40:51

Ep. 48 | My Life in France and Free Food for Millionaires

7/18/2018
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We discuss My Life in France by Julia Child and Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee. Visit our store! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Amy B., Carley T., Deborah W., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! Books Mentioned My Life in France by Julia...

Duration:00:33:33

Interview with Lucy Tan

7/11/2018
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We chat with Lucy Tan about her debut novel What We Were Promised, which is out now from Little, Brown! Books Mentioned What We Were Promised Author Bio Lucy Tan grew up in New Jersey and has spent much of her adult life in New York and Shanghai. She received her B.A. from New York University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the 2016 August Derleth Prize. Her fiction has been published in journals such as Asia Literary Review and...

Duration:00:32:02

Ep. 47 | Books about Food!

7/4/2018
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All July, we're talking about books all about food! Grab a snack, sit down, and have a listen! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Jennifer P., Carley T., Deborah W., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! Things Mentioned 2018 Newbery Medal: Hello,...

Duration:00:34:47

Interview with Alice Bolin

6/27/2018
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Today we chat with Alice Bolin about her essay collection Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession. Books Mentioned Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession Author Bio Alice Bolin's nonfiction has appeared in many publications including ELLE, the Awl, theLA Review of Books, Salon, VICE's Broadly, The Paris Review Daily, and The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog. She is an assistant professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis. For more from the...

Duration:00:34:43

Ep. 46 | Educated the The Idiot

6/20/2018
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We discuss Educated by Tara Westover and The Idiot by Elif Batuman. AND we reveal next month's theme! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Amy B., Carley T., Deborah W., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! Books Mentioned Educated by Tara Westover,...

Duration:00:32:11

Interview with Gail Honeyman

6/13/2018
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We were thrilled to chat with Gail Honeyman, author of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Gail shares a little about the origin of the memorable title character and what it's been like publishing her debut novel. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Amy B., Carley T., Deborah W., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe...

Duration:00:25:18

Ep. 45 | Audiobook Month

6/6/2018
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June is audiobook month, and here at Reading Women we're celebrating by featuring some of our favorite listens. AND we're premiering a brand new segment on the podcast! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Amy B., Jennifer P., Carley T., Deborah W., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new...

Duration:00:32:19

Happy Birthday, Reading Women!

5/30/2018
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On June 1st, 2016, we published our first episode of Reading Women. Little did we know that two years later we would have reached our 70th episode, including author interviews and bonus content featuring everything from new releases to book recommendations. #ReadingWomenMonth Like last year, we're holding a month-long birthday celebration all about books by or about women! Join in by participating in our photo-a-day challenge, entering giveaways, and reading amazing women writers. AND for...

Duration:00:08:41

Interview with Meaghan O'Connell

5/23/2018
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We have a chat with Meaghan O'Connell about her new memoir And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready. Meaghan discusses the romanticized expectations surrounding birth and early motherhood, the process of she coming to terms with the reality of her own birth experience, and how her feminism interacts with her new life as a mom. And Now We Have Everything is out now from Little, Brown! Buy a copy using the link below or wherever books are sold! Books Mentioned And Now We...

Duration:00:32:02

Ep. 44 | The Life to Come and A Wrinkle in Time

5/16/2018
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We talk about our discussion books for May, The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, AND we share a special announcement about next month's plans! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Amy B., Jennifer P., Carley T., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for...

Duration:00:33:43

Interview with Chibundu Onuzo

5/9/2018
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We chat with Chibundu Onuzo about her novel Welcome to Lagos, which is out now from Catapult. Books Mentioned Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu OnuzoThe Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu OnuzoEverything Good Will Come by Sefi AttaThe Woman Next Door by Yewande OmotosoLongthroat Memoirs: Soup, Sex, and Nigerian Taste Buds by Yemisi Aribisala Author Bio Chibundu Onuzo was born in 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied history at King's College London and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history at...

Duration:00:41:39

Ep. 43 | We're Going Places!

5/2/2018
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In May, we're going places! All our book selections this month revolve around the theme "going places." Have a listen and check out our book recs, just in time for summer travels! Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons Amy B., Jennifer P., Carley T., and Stephanie W. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new...

Duration:00:38:04