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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with talented women writers whose work we’ve loved.

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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with talented women writers whose work we’ve loved.

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By Bookishlee - Jun 19 2019
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The Reading Women always have wonderful books to recommend, and interesting things to say. This is quality stuff, y’all.

If You Love to Read...Especially Books by Women

By DHSSSFTAN - Mar 10 2019
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I started listening to this podcast about a year ago. Thanks to this podcast, I have read some amazing books by authors I would never have known. My favorite book from last year was A Place for Us. I have First Comes Marriage and An America Marriage on my to read pile. I don’t know how you find enough hours in the day to read as much as you do - but thanks for doing it!

iTunes Ratings

153 Ratings
Average Ratings
130
16
3
2
2

Highly Recommend

By Bookishlee - Jun 19 2019
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The Reading Women always have wonderful books to recommend, and interesting things to say. This is quality stuff, y’all.

If You Love to Read...Especially Books by Women

By DHSSSFTAN - Mar 10 2019
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I started listening to this podcast about a year ago. Thanks to this podcast, I have read some amazing books by authors I would never have known. My favorite book from last year was A Place for Us. I have First Comes Marriage and An America Marriage on my to read pile. I don’t know how you find enough hours in the day to read as much as you do - but thanks for doing it!
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Reading Women

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Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with talented women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Rank #1: Ep. 71 | Chronic Illness and Mental Health

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For August, Kendra, Sachi, and special guest Joce discuss books about chronic illness and mental health. You can find the complete show notes and the transcript for this episode over on our website.

Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. 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!

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Aug 07 2019
42 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 1 | Pilot

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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
  • Anne Enright: The Green Road
  • Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies
  • Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen
  • Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love
  • Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

  • Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O'Connor
  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
  • The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
  • Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

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You can reach us on our website readingwomenpodcast.com or by email: readingwomenpodcast@gmail.com.

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May 26 2016
38 mins
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Rank #3: Ep. 58 | Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Pt. 1

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We're back, bookish friends! With our first regular episode, we chat about some of our most anticipated releases of 2019. Find a full version of our show notes over on our website.

Many thanks to our sponsor for this week’s episode, The Great Courses Plus! We’ve arranged a special, limited time offer for our listeners: an entire month of unlimited learning—for FREE! Sign up here for your free trial and get one month of access to The Great Courses Plus.

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Jan 16 2019
22 mins
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Rank #4: Interview with Anne Bogel

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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 titles she thinks they'll love. We couldn't be more thrilled to chat with Anne about her blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, her podcast, and her latest book, Reading People. And be sure to be on the look out for our episode on What Should I Read Next?, which will go live on May 1st. 


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This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders! In honor of Insiders’ first anniversary, Book Riot is running a special promotion from April 15-30. Get a two-week free trial of Insiders Novel Monthly or Annual! There’s no special code required, just sign up for Novel Monthly or Annual to start your trial. Head over to the Insiders' website for more info!

About AnneSince founding her blog, 

Modern Mrs. Darcy, six years ago, Anne has emerged as a talented writer, a skilled community builder, and a trusted tastemaker. She has a knack for getting the right books into the hands of the right readers, which makes her opinions sought-after by authors, publishers, and media outlets. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her family.



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Apr 25 2018
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Rank #5: Interview with Sujata Massey

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Autumn and Kendra talk with Sujata Massey about her new book The Satapur Moonstone, which is out now from Soho Crime. You can find the complete show notes and a transcript for this episode over on our website.


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Sujata RecommendsSujata Massey:
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Jul 31 2019
40 mins
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Rank #6: Interview with Rebecca Traister

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We talk with Rebecca Traister about her latest book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Rebecca Traister’s book All the Single Ladies won the 2016 Reading Women Award for nonfiction. Find the full version of the show notes for this episode on our website.

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Books Mentioned

  • Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
Rebecca Recommends

Author Bio

REBECCA TRAISTER is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. She is the author of All the Single Ladies and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.


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Dec 12 2018
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Rank #7: Ep. 36 | Most Anticipated New Releases of 2018 Pt. 1

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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.

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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.

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Honorable Mentions

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com.

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Jan 24 2018
31 mins
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Rank #8: Ep. 51.5 | Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2018 Pt. 2 ft. Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, Co-founder of Goodreads

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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.


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August 14th

September 4th

September 11th

September 18th

September 25th

October 9th

October 16th

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Sep 12 2018
33 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 19 | Not Your Grandma's Book Club

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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 Lessons and Claire Fuller http://amzn.to/2oFJM0y The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel http://amzn.to/2n8A2Pi Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West http://amzn.to/2nULP0I All Grown Up by Jamie Attenberg http://amzn.to/2nUHPNR Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue http://amzn.to/2n8E8qJ Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett http://amzn.to/2n8Bzow Dear Friend from My Life I Write You in Your Life by Yiyun Li http://amzn.to/2oFL9fI The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye http://amzn.to/2n8AVHO THINGS MENTIONED Baileys Prize http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk Jhalak Prize https://mediadiversified.org/2017/03/17/and-the-winner-of-the-inaugural-jhalak-prize-is/ Jade Chang on Seth Meyers http://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers/video/jade-changs-book-gives-the-middle-finger-to-traditional-immigrant-novels/3424089 Lindy West on This American Life https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/545/if-you-dont-have-anything-nice-to-say-say-it-in-all-caps Book of the Month has kindly given us a coupon code for you to receive three months of BOTM for $9.99 a month + a free BOTM tote! Just use our affiliate link and the code WOMEN at check out. Thank you so much for supporting the Reading Women! (Code Expires 04/30) http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=401961&m=61119&u=1319101 CONTACT hello@readingwomenpodcast.com | readingwomen.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Litsy: @thereadingwomen Music “Stickybee” by Josh Woodard

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Apr 05 2017
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Rank #10: Ep. 51 | We're Reading Memoirs!

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Another month means another theme! For September, we're reading memoirs.

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 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!

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Sep 05 2018
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Rank #11: Ep. 68.5 | Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Pt.2

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Kendra and Autumn, with special guest Lupita of @Lupita.Reads, talk about their most anticipated reads for the second half of 2019!


Books MentionedLupita: Instagram | Twitter

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Jul 03 2019
40 mins
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Rank #12: Interview with Min Jin Lee

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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.facebook.com/minjinleebooks/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lee_minjin/ CONTACT readingwomenpodcast.com Email: hello@readingwomenpodcast.com Music “Stickybee” by Josh Woodard

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Mar 22 2017
37 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 31 | Mysterious Women

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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!

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Oct 04 2017
34 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 43 | We're Going Places!

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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 books and extra book reviews!

Books Mentioned

Currently Reading

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May 02 2018
38 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 35 | Reading Women Awards 2017

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We finally announce the winners of the 2017 Reading Women Awards!

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Nonfiction Shortlist

Fiction Shortlist

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Dec 06 2017
45 mins
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Rank #16: Interview with Emily Bell, Editor of Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women

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Autumn and Kendra talk with Emily Bell,  the editor of Lucia Berlin’s A Manual for Cleaning Women, which is out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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Emily Recommendssubscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and furchild photos. Support us on Patreon and get insider goodies!
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May 08 2019
35 mins
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Rank #18: Ep. 27 | Women in Translation Month

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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 Bear by Yōko Tawada, Translated by Susan Bernofsky
  • The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami, Translated by Allison Markin Powell
  • The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, Translated by Christina MacSweeney
  • The Impossible Fairy Tale by Han Yujoo, Translated by Janet Hong
  • Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez, Translated by Megan McDowell
  • See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
  • The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen, Translated by Andrea Rosenberg

You can find all of the books featured in this podcast in the Reading Women Store! And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be sure you don’t miss the latest news, reviews, and fur child photos.

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CONTACT

Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com.

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Aug 02 2017
42 mins
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Rank #19: Ep. 12 | The Elegance of My Brilliant Friend

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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 on Goodreads or other social media!

Books Mentioned in This Podcast

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
  • The Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

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Nov 16 2016
35 mins
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Rank #20: Ep. 28.5 | Most Anticipated Releases Pt. 2 with Liberty Hardy

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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 by Elif Shafak (Bloomsbury): Dec. 5
  • Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Mulholland Books): Sept. 12
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner): Sept. 2
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press): Oct. 3
  • After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry (HMH): Sept. 26
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press): Sept. 12
  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (Harper): Nov. 14
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Scribner): Oct. 3
  • The Good People by Hannah Kent (Little, Brown): Sept. 19th

For honorable mentions, check out our full show notes on our website.

Liberty Hardy is a co-host of the All the Books podcast, contributing editor at Book Riot, and a Book of the Month judge. She also has two of the most fantastic fur dragons around, Steinbeck and Millay. You can find her on twitter @MissLiberty and on Instagram @franzencomesalive.

You can find all of the books featured in this podcast in the Reading Women Store! And 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.

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Reading Women

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Autumn

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Kendra

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Aug 30 2017
32 mins
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