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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 women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Ep. 6.5 | Bonus Book Rec Show 2.0

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 to be a modern woman and one who abides by familial/societal expectations. – Jay

  • Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  • Evelina by Fanny Burney

Question 2: I love fiction books about communal living, living off the grid, back to the earth basics, farming, mountain life, etc. I’d love to hear some fiction recommendations!– Melissa

  • Saints at the River by Ron Rash
  • Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Question 3: The best newly published book from this year… . I haven’t been reading a whole lot but I just started the diary of henrik 84 ¼ old. It’s hilarious. – Mary

  • Shelter by Jung Yun
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Question 4: What about your #1, must-read, basics for beginnings book about food? [It’s] for someone who’s never heard of Michael Pollan or Joel Salatin and has never watched a food documentary  – Claire

  • Cooked and Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Eat by Bee Wilson

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