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Interview with Ingrid Rojas Contreras

44:01 | Oct 10th, 2018

We talk with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author of the Fruit of the Drunken Tree, which is out now from Doubleday! Some links are affiliate links. Find more details here. Books Mentioned Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras Ingrid Recomm...Show More
Ep. 53 | Fractured Fairytales

35:24 | Oct 3rd, 2018

For October, we're talking about books around theme of Fractured Fairytales! 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...Show More
Interview with Peng Shepherd

28:56 | Sep 26th, 2018

We talk with Peng Shepherd, the author of The Book of M, which is out now from William Morrow! Books Mentioned The Book of M by Peng Shepherd Author Bio Prior to her earning her Creative Writing MFA from NYU on a full scholarship, Peng earned an ...Show More
Ep. 52 | Heart Berries and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

28:47 | Sep 19th, 2018

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

32:30 | Sep 12th, 2018

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...Show More
Ep. 51 | We're Reading Memoirs!

40:19 | Sep 5th, 2018

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% o...Show More
Ep. 50.5 | Crossover with That's Ancient History Pt. 1

34:37 | Aug 29th, 2018

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 r...Show More
Interview with Elizabeth Catte

42:32 | Aug 22nd, 2018

You, our dear listeners, have followed along as we've interviews author 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—...Show More
Ep. 50 | The Good Earth and Beloved

31:38 | Aug 15th, 2018

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 Decat...Show More
Interview with Crystal Hana Kim

38:00 | Aug 8th, 2018

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...Show More
Ep. 49 | Women Nobel Laureates

40:53 | Aug 1st, 2018

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

33:34 | Jul 18th, 2018

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., Carl...Show More
Interview with Lucy Tan

32:04 | Jul 11th, 2018

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 by Lucy Tan Author Bio Lucy Tan grew up in New Jersey and has spent much of her adult life in New York and...Show More
Ep. 47 | Books about Food!

34:48 | Jul 4th, 2018

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., D...Show More
Interview with Alice Bolin

34:44 | Jun 27th, 2018

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 publica...Show More
Ep. 46 | Educated the The Idiot

32:12 | Jun 20th, 2018

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.,...Show More
Interview with Gail Honeyman

25:19 | Jun 13th, 2018

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...Show More
Ep. 45 | Audiobook Month

32:20 | Jun 6th, 2018

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-ex...Show More
Happy Birthday, Reading Women!

08:35 | May 30th, 2018

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 recommend...Show More
Interview with Meaghan O'Connell

32:04 | May 23rd, 2018

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

33:45 | May 16th, 2018

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...Show More
Interview with Chibundu Onuzo

41:40 | May 9th, 2018

We chat with Chibundu Onuzo about her novel Welcome to Lagos, which is out now from Catapult.  Books Mentioned Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo The Spider King's Daughter by Chibundu Onuzo Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta The Woman Next Door...Show More
Ep. 43 | We're Going Places!

38:05 | May 2nd, 2018

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...Show More
Interview with Anne Bogel

34:48 | Apr 25th, 2018

When we started podcasting, everyone and her mother's brother asked if we listened to Anne Bogel's podcast What Should I Read Next? And rightly so. She has a great podcast where she talks with guests about some of their favorite books and recommends ...Show More
Ep. 42 | Whereas by Layli Long Soldier and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

36:28 | Apr 18th, 2018

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-exclusi...Show More
Ep. 41 | National Poetry Month

37:35 | Apr 4th, 2018

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! ...Show More
Interview with Anjali Sachdeva

36:33 | Mar 28th, 2018

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 Col...Show More
Ep. 40 | Phillis Wheatley Meets Frankenstein

32:44 | Mar 21st, 2018

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 Spotif...Show More
Ep. 39 | Classic Women

36:28 | Mar 7th, 2018

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 Awards Angie Thom...Show More
Interview with Mira T. Lee

29:42 | Feb 28th, 2018

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 HER...Show More
Ep. 38 | Kindred and Homegoing

30:54 | Feb 21st, 2018

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...Show More
Interview with Maggie O'Farrell

29:36 | Feb 14th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ep. 37 | Black Women Authors

30:21 | Feb 7th, 2018

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...Show More
Ep. 36.5 | Friendlier Collab

34:19 | Jan 31st, 2018

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

30:28 | Jan 24th, 2018

We're back, bookish friends! With our first regular episode, we chat about some of our most anticipated releases of 2018. News New theme song—thank you Isaac and Sarah Greene. The Reading Women Challenge has started! We redesigned the Reading Women ...Show More
Interview with Chloe Benjamin

19:02 | Jan 10th, 2018

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...Show More
Ep. 35 | Reading Women Awards 2017

45:11 | Dec 6th, 2017

We finally announce the winners of the 2017 Reading Women Awards! News Introducing the 2018 Reading Women Challenge You can buy Reading Women Award seals in our new store! Books Mentioned Nonfiction Shortlist Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxan...Show More
Ep. 34.5 | Crossover Episode with the Reading Envy Podcast

1:07:42 | Nov 29th, 2017

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 by Brit Bennett (Riverhead...Show More
Ep. 34 | Reading Women Award 2017 - Nonfiction Shortlist

32:05 | Nov 15th, 2017

It's here! In this episode, we announce the 2017 Reading Women Award Nonfiction Shortlist!  Books Mentioned Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The...Show More
Interview with Jen Campbell

44:50 | Nov 8th, 2017

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 ca...Show More
Ep. 33 | Reading Women Award 2017 - Fiction Shortlist

35:29 | Nov 1st, 2017

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 Him (St. Martin's) by Et...Show More
Interview with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

28:41 | Oct 25th, 2017

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...Show More
Ep. 32 | The Cutting Season and Little Deaths

31:38 | Oct 18th, 2017

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 Q...Show More
Interview with Stephanie Powell Watts

28:25 | Oct 11th, 2017

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 Web...Show More
Ep. 31 | Mysterious Women

33:28 | Oct 4th, 2017

The air has turned chilly, the leaves are beginning to change, and the pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks. It must be fall. To go with the spooky atmosphere, this month we're talking about mysterious women! News Annie Proulx Awarded Lifetime ...Show More
Ep. 30 | The Mother of All Questions and The Fire This Time

44:01 | Sep 20th, 2017

We discuss The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward and The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit. Books Mentioned The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit You can find all of the books featured in ...Show More
Interview with Rachel Kadish and Tova Mirvis

38:54 | Sep 13th, 2017

We have our first double author interview for you today! Rachel Kadish, author of The Weight of Ink, and Tova Mirvis, author of The Book of Separation, join us to chat about their new books. You can find the complete version of the show notes on our ...Show More
Ep. 29 | Essay Collections

42:25 | Sep 6th, 2017

This month we're talking about essay collections!  Books Mentioned Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Scratch edited by Manjula Martin The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward The M...Show More
Ep. 28.5 | Most Anticipated Releases Pt. 2 with Liberty Hardy

31:17 | Aug 30th, 2017

We couldn't have an episode about new books without asking Liberty Hardy, Book Riot contributing editor and Book of the Month judge, to come and tell us about some of her most anticipated releases of the fall.  Books Mentioned Three Daughters of Eve...Show More
Ep. 28 | Things We Lost in the Fire and The Nakano Thrift Shop

30:06 | Aug 16th, 2017

We discuss The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami and Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez. Books Mentioned The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami, Translated by Allison Markin Powell Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, T...Show More
Ep. 27 | Women in Translation Month

42:13 | Aug 2nd, 2017

We're kicking of our celebration of Women in Translation month! This week, we talk about our six book selections by women who have been translated into English.  Books Mentioned Human Acts by Han Kang, Translated by Deborah Smith Memoirs of a Polar ...Show More
Interview with Ethel Rohan

38:21 | Jul 26th, 2017

Autumn and Kendra chat with Ethel Rohan about her debut novel The Weight of Him. We loved discussing the book with her, and if you haven't picked up your copy of of The Weight of Him yet, what are you waiting for?!   You can find all of the books fea...Show More
Ep. 26 | The Fifth Season and The Bear and the Nightingale

41:40 | Jul 19th, 2017

Autumn and Kendra discuss The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden and The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Books Mentioned The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden You can fi...Show More
Interview with Sarah Perry

35:11 | Jul 12th, 2017

Autumn and Kendra chat with Sarah Perry about her book The Essex Serpent, which was one of Kendra's favorite books last year. Don't worry. She manages to keep the fangirling to a minimum. ;) You can find full show notes on our website. Buy the Book |...Show More
Ep. 25 | Reading Adventures in Fictional Universes

38:25 | Jul 5th, 2017

For July, we're discussing fictional universes. From fantasy to books about books, we're stretching this theme as far as it will go. Books Mentioned The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers ...Show More
Interview with Amy Ettinger

38:14 | Jun 28th, 2017

We adore ice cream—have we mentioned that yet? Our love of America's favorite dessert inspired us to chat with Amy Ettinger, the author of Sweet Spot, which chronicles her journey to taste ice cream from all across the nation. Amy told us all about h...Show More
Ep. 24 | The Weight of the Essex Serpent

42:11 | Jun 21st, 2017

Reading Women continues its birthday celebrations with the second of two anniversary episodes. Today Autumn and Kendra discuss The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan.   Books Mentioned The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry ...Show More
Ep. 23 | The Clay Girls of the Clasp

36:40 | Jun 7th, 2017

Happy Birthday to the Reading Women podcast! On June 1st, 2016, we posted our very first episode. For this anniversary episode, Autumn and Kendra talk about books around the theme: "co-host's choice." Hear which books Autumn and Kendra having been dy...Show More
Interview with Emily Bitto

24:41 | May 31st, 2017

Autumn and Kendra interview Emily Bitto, author of The Strays, which won Australia's 2015 Stella Prize. Emily talks about her writing process, novel research, and some of the places and and people that inspired her novel. Australian Authors Mentioned...Show More
Ep. 22 | In the Country of Maladies

24:12 | May 17th, 2017

Autumn and Kendra discuss Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri and In the Country by Mia Alvar. Books Mentioned Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri In the Country by Mia Alvar   You can find all of the books featured in this podcast in the...Show More
Ep. 21 | Whatever Happened to the Manuals for Difficult Women?

32:07 | May 3rd, 2017

Autumn and Kendra talk about books news, short story collections, and what they're currently reading. BOOKS MENTIONED Difficult Women by Roxane Gay A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins...Show More
Interview with Heather O'Neill

31:03 | Apr 26th, 2017

We couldn't be more excited to interview Heather O'Neill, the author of THE LONELY HEARTS HOTEL (Riverhead). Heather tells us what it's like to be longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, gives us some behind-the-scenes info about THE LO...Show More
Ep. 20 | Quiet Ocean, Loud Woman

34:07 | Apr 19th, 2017

Autumn and Kendra discuss Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West and The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel. Trigger Warning: In this podcast we discuss hate speech, threats, and violence against women. BOOKS MENTIONED Shrill: Notes from a L...Show More
Ep. 19 | Not Your Grandma's Book Club

37:10 | Apr 5th, 2017

Autumn and Kendra chat about the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist, some of their favorite Book of the Month picks, and what they're currently reading. BOOKS MENTIONED The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang http://amzn.to/2ozRkF2 Swimming Less...Show More
Interview with Jung Yun, Winner of the 2016 Reading Women Award for Fiction

28:18 | Mar 29th, 2017

We couldn't be more excited to interview Jung Yun, the winner of the inaugural Reading Women award for fiction. Her novel Shelter blew us away with its gorgeous writing and depth. In our chat with Jung, she answers all of the burning questions we'd b...Show More
Interview with Min Jin Lee

37:04 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Autumn and Kendra chat with Min Jin Lee, author of PACHINKO out now from Grand Central Publishing. Buy the Book http://amzn.to/2mGfzMt FOLLOW MIN Website: https://www.minjinlee.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/minjinlee11 Facebook: https://www.facebo...Show More
Ep. 18 | Fifty Shades of Pink

32:15 | Mar 15th, 2017

In this episode of Reading Women, Autumn and Kendra discuss HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly and CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUGHTER by Peggy Orenstein. Books Mentioned HIDDEN FIGURES by Margot Lee Shetterly http://amzn.to/2mXvz1b CINDERELLA ATE MY DAUG...Show More
Ep. 17 | Women in Nonfiction

34:22 | Mar 1st, 2017

Hello listeners! For Women's History Month, we're featuring six nonfiction books by six amazing women. Books Mentioned in this Episode The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher http://amzn.to/2lw5K4b Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff http://amzn.to/2maLWXG Hidde...Show More
Interview with Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

31:16 | Feb 22nd, 2017

We're beyond thrilled to talk with Christine Hyung-Oak Lee about her book TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON'T REMEMBER (Ecco). At 33, Christine had a stroke that changed her life. Simple everyday tasks became impossible, emotions once buried rose to the sur...Show More
Ep. 16 | Middle Reader Immigrant Stories

29:30 | Feb 15th, 2017

Hello listeners! This is our discussion of MOON OVER MANIFEST by Claire Vanderpool and ESPERANZA RISING by Pam Muñoz Ryan. BOOKS MENTIONED MOON OVER MANIFEST by Claire Vanderpool ESPERANZA RISING by Pam Muñoz Ryan CONTACT hello@readingwomenpodcast.co...Show More
Ep. 15 | Start'em Out Right: Middle Reader Novels

34:07 | Jan 31st, 2017

February is all about middle readers. Whether you're looking for a book for a young person in your life or you just want a delightful book for yourself, we're here for you! Check out some of our favorite middle reader novels. News Costa Books Awards ...Show More
Ep. 14 | Most Anticipated New Releases of 2017 Pt. I

36:06 | Jan 18th, 2017

We're back, bookish friends! We kicking off the new year with some our most anticipated new releases for the first half of 2017. News "Poet Emily Dickinson Was A Much Loved Baker" via NPR Reading Women has a brand new website! Check out our new look ...Show More
Ep. 13 | The Reading Women Awards!!

31:58 | Dec 7th, 2016

It’s finally here! The first ever Reading Women Awards! We are thrilled to announce the winners in two categories: nonfiction and fiction. But first! The runners-up. Nonfiction Runner-up: Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy...Show More
Ep. 12.5 | The Other Einstein and Other Almost Famous Women

32:56 | Nov 30th, 2016

A bonus Wednesday in the month means a bonus episode from the Reading Women! This time, we’re discussing THE OTHER EINSTEIN and other books in the “wives of famous people” sub-genre. Books Mentioned THE PARIS WIFE by Paula McLain THE OTHER EINSTEIN ...Show More
Ep. 12 | The Elegance of My Brilliant Friend

34:48 | Nov 16th, 2016

In this episode Autumn and Kendra discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog and My Brilliant Friend. Do protagonists have to be likable? What role does education play in the lives of Elena and Lina in My Brilliant Friend? Listen and join the conversation ...Show More
Ep. 11 | Women in Translation

35:06 | Nov 2nd, 2016

This week starts our focus of women in translation. After months of prep, (Autumn will explain why on this one ;) ), we are finally ready to talk about #FerranteFever and giant tomes of female glory. So sit back and get ready for The Man Booker Prize...Show More
Ep. 10 | Dylan and the Discovery of Goldenloin

35:05 | Oct 19th, 2016

In this episode, Autumn, Kendra, and special guest Dylan discuss Fun Home and Nimona. Get ready to thrill in the wonders of graphic novels and comics! Books Mentioned Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Contact readingwomenpodcast...Show More
Ep. 9 | Just Picture It

34:37 | Oct 5th, 2016

For the month of October, we’re talking about our favorite graphic novels and comics! But first, it’s time to talk about the most wonderful time of the year–award season!! AND check out all the new books we’re excited about for this fall. News Natio...Show More
Ep. 8 | The Dear Diverse South

42:10 | Sep 21st, 2016

In this episode, Autumn and Kendra discuss two of their favorite works of Souther literature: Mama Day and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Warning! There are *spoilers* Books Discussed Mama Day by Gloria Naylor Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor...Show More
Ep. 7 | The Autumn Show

34:10 | Sep 7th, 2016

It’s September! A new month means a new theme. This time around, it’s Southern Literature!! Autumn’s favorite! Prepare yourself for a month filled with all things that remind us of the American South. News Autumn went to see Jesmyn Ward talk about th...Show More
Ep. 6.5 | Bonus Book Rec Show 2.0

27:32 | Aug 31st, 2016

There are five Wednesdays this month, and you know what that means–our book rec show! Cool Bookish News #women_writers Twitter chat Decatur Book Festival Book Recommendations Question 1: I’m looking for a classic novel that deals with the struggle ...Show More
Ep. 6 | Hermione Granger and the Two Useless Boys

38:24 | Aug 17th, 2016

Autumn and Kendra discuss their fierce love and adoration for Hermione Granger and her planning skills. Books Mentioned in this Podcast Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Az...Show More
Ep. 5 | Attempting to Fill the Harry Potter Void

37:59 | Aug 3rd, 2016

In this episode, the Reading Women discuss the books they read to try to fill the Harry-shaped void in their lives. Books Mentioned in This Podcast The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo Charmed Life by Diana Wynn...Show More
Ep. 4 | Motherhood, Mythology, and Marjane

38:15 | Jul 20th, 2016

This week, the Reading discuss Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward and Persepolis by Majane Satrapi. Books Mentioned in this Podcast Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward Persepolis by Marjane Satropi Sex Object by Jessica Valenti Sex and Girls by Peggy Or...Show More
Ep. 3 | So Many Author Crushes

41:25 | Jul 6th, 2016

A new month means a new theme on the Reading Women podcast. July is all about books by women of color. We wanted to include SO many more titles, but we narrowed it down to six books that particularly helped us broaden our perspectives of the world. B...Show More
Ep. 2.5 | Fangirling Is an Art

32:50 | Jun 29th, 2016

Bonus Book Rec Show!! So how this works is that you, our listeners, send us requests for book recommendations, and we give you our answers. For example, if you have no idea what to get your father-in-law for Christmas or what book to read after Fates...Show More
Ep. 2 | A South of One's Own

31:06 | Jun 15th, 2016

In this episode of Reading Women, co-hosts Autumn and Kendra nerd out about some of their favorite books, Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Flannery O'Connor's Mystery and Manners. BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST * A Room of One's Own by Virgi...Show More
Episode 1

37:39 | May 26th, 2016

In this pilot episode of the Reading Women podcast, co-hosts Autumn Privett and Kendra Winchester discuss the books that made them love strong female characters. and that made them interested in feminism. Bailey's Prize Shortlist Cynthia Bond: Ruby ...Show More