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Ep. 42 | Whereas by Layli Long Soldier and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

4/18/2018
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We end our month featuring poetry by discussing Whereas by Layli Long Soldier and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Listener Survey | We're now on Spotify! 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 books and extra...

Duration:00:36:27

Ep. 41 | National Poetry Month

4/4/2018
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Here in the U.S., it's National Poetry Month! In honor of the occasion, we're featuring amazing women poets all month long. Have a listen and check out our six selections, including our two discussion book that will be featured in our next episode! Listener Survey | We're now on Spotify! News Women's Prize for Fiction Announces Its 2018 LonglistStella Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A...

Duration:00:37:34

Interview with Anjali Sachdeva

3/28/2018
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Autumn and Kendra chat with Anjali Sachdeva about her debut short story collection All the Names They Used for God. Author Bio Anjali Sachdeva is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught writing at the University of Iowa, Augustana College, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pittsburgh. She also worked for six years at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, where she was Director of Educational Programs. She has hiked through the backcountry of Canada, Iceland,...

Duration:00:36:31

Ep. 40 | Phillis Wheatley Meets Frankenstein

3/21/2018
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This month, we're discussing Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American poet, and Mary Wollstencraft Shelley's Frankenstein—which turns 200 this year! Listener Survey | We're now on Spotify! Books Mentioned Frankenstein by Mary Wollstencraft ShelleyPoems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special...

Duration:00:32:43

Ep. 39 | Classic Women

3/7/2018
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March is all about classic women! From ancient Greece to early 20th-century New Orleans, our book selections feature a wide range of classics written or translated by women. Listener Survey | We're now on Spotify! News PEN America AwardsAngie Thomas Wins ALL the ThingsWomen's Prize for FictionStella Prize to Announce Its Shortlist on International Women's Day Books Mentioned Featured The Odyssey by Homer, Translated by Emily Wilson The Awakening by Kate Chopin The Portable...

Duration:00:36:27

Interview with Mira T. Lee

2/28/2018
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Autumn and Kendra chat with Mira T. Lee, the author of Everything Here is Beautiful, about her debut novel, her road publication, and the importance of discussing the complexities of mental health. Author Bio Mira T. Lee's debut novel, EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL, was recently named a Top 10 Debut of Winter/Spring 2018 by the American Booksellers Association. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as the Southern Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Missouri Review, Harvard...

Duration:00:29:41

Ep. 38 | Kindred and Homegoing

2/21/2018
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For our February discussion episode, we're talking about Kindred by Octavie E. Butler and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Books Mentioned Kindred (Beacon Press) by Octavia E. Butler Homegoing (Knopf) by Yaa Gyasi Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. A special thanks to our patrons 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...

Duration:00:30:53

Interview with Maggie O'Farrell

2/14/2018
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Autumn and Kendra chat with Maggie O'Farrell about her first work of nonfiction, her memoir I Am, I Am, I Am. O'Farrell talks about why she wanted to write a memoir after seven novels and about her own relationship with mortality, which inspired her to share the stories her seventeen brushes with death. Author Bio Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven novels, After You'd Gone, My Lover's Lover, The Distance Between Us, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Vanishing Act of Esme...

Duration:00:29:35

Ep. 37 | Black Women Authors

2/7/2018
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For February, we're discussing black women authors in honor of black history month. Be sure to follow along over on Instagram and join the discussion in our Goodreads group! News National Book Award Announces International Prize Jacqueline Woodson announced as National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureHelen Dunmore wins Costa book of the year for INSIDE THE WAVE, a poetry collection Listener Survey Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other...

Duration:00:30:20

Ep. 36.5 | Friendlier Collab

1/31/2018
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Today's episode is part of a podcast collaboration with Friendlier, a podcast for friends who love to talk. In our episode, we chat about the social aspects of reading and how social media has changed how we find books. In their episode, Friendlier co-hosts Sarah and Abby put their own spin on the topic of the social aspects of reading. Be sure to head over to their website and/or podcast feedand listen to their episode! Things Mentioned Book Twitter Christine Hyung-Oak...

Duration:00:34:18

Ep. 36 | Most Anticipated New Releases of 2018 Pt. 1

1/24/2018
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We're back, bookish friends! With our first regular episode, we chat about some of our most anticipated releases of 2018. News Reading Women ChallengeReading Women Store24in48 readathon Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Special thanks to Carley T. and Stephanie W. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews. Find a full version of this episode's show notes over on our website. Books...

Duration:00:30:27

Interview with Chloe Benjamin

1/10/2018
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Autumn and Kendra chat with Chloe Benjamin about her latest novel, The Immortalists. They discuss the inspiration for The Immortalists, living life vs. merely surviving, and the nature of fate. Author Bio Chloe Benjamin is the author of the novel The Anatomy of Dreams, which received the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award and was longlisted for the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. A San Francisco native, Benjamin is a graduate of Vassar College and of the University of Wisconsin,...

Duration:00:19:02

Ep. 35 | Reading Women Awards 2017

12/6/2017
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We finally announce the winners of the 2017 Reading Women Awards! News Introducing the 2018 Reading Women ChallengeYou can buy Reading Women Award seals in our new store! Books Mentioned Nonfiction Shortlist Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated MemoirTell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke that Changed My LifeInferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a MemoirReading with...

Duration:00:45:10

Ep. 34.5 | Crossover Episode with the Reading Envy Podcast

11/29/2017
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Here's our first collab with another bookish podcast! We had a chat with Jenny Colvin from the Reading Envy podcast about some of our favorite books by or about women that we've read this year. Books Mentioned The Mothers Black WaveHuman Acts Difficult Women Juventud Himself A Manual for Cleaning Women Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi This Must Be the Place About Many thanks to Jenny for collaborating with us on this episode! Jenny Colvin is the creator and host of the Reading Envy...

Duration:01:07:41

Ep. 34 | Reading Women Award 2017 - Nonfiction Shortlist

11/15/2017
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It's here! In this episode, we announce the 2017 Reading Women Award Nonfiction Shortlist! Books Mentioned Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyThe Best We Could Do: An Illustrated MemoirTell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke that Changed My LifeInferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the StoryThe Fact of a Body: A Murder and a MemoirReading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship Interviews Interview with Christine...

Duration:00:32:04

Interview with Jen Campbell

11/8/2017
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Autumn and Kendra chat with Jen Campbell about her short story collection The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night (Two Roads), her love of fairy tales, and how fact can often be stranger than fiction. Buy the Book | Jen's Website You can find the full version of the show notes on our website. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and fur child photos. Support us on Patreon and get insider goodies! CONTACT Questions?...

Duration:00:44:49

Ep. 33 | Reading Women Award 2017 - Fiction Shortlist

11/1/2017
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It's here! In this episode, we announce the 2017 Reading Women Award Fiction Shortlist! The nonfiction shortlist will be released on November 15th and the winners will be announced December 6th. Books Mentioned The Weight of HimStay with Me PachinkoThe Strays The Lonely Hearts Hotel Sing, Unburied, Sing Interviews and Q&A's Ethel RohanAyọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀Min Jin LeeEmily BittoHeather O'Neill Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and fur...

Duration:00:35:27

Interview with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

10/25/2017
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Autumn and Kendra interview Margaret Wilkerson Sexton about her debut novel A Kind of Freedom, which was longlisted for the National Book Award. You can find Margaret on Twitter, Facebook, or on her website. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and fur child photos. Support us on Patreon and get insider goodies! CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. SOCIAL MEDIA Reading Women Twitter | Facebook |...

Duration:00:28:40

Ep. 32 | The Cutting Season and Little Deaths

10/18/2017
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We discuss The Cutting Season by Attica Locke and Little Deaths by Emma Flint. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and fur child photos. Support us on Patreon and get insider goodies! CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. SOCIAL MEDIA Reading Women Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Autumn Twitter | Instagram | Website Kendra Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Website Music “Stickybee”...

Duration:00:31:37

Interview with Stephanie Powell Watts

10/11/2017
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Today we have a chat with Stephanie Powell Watts about her debut novel No One Is Coming to Save Us (Ecco). We loved discussing the book with her, and highly recommend you pick up a copy of this contemporary story with a Gatsby flair. Stephanie's Website | Buy the Book Find the full show notes on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and fur child photos; support us on Patreon to get insider goodies! CONTACT Questions? Comments?...

Duration:00:28:24

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