Reading Women

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. 68 | Where the Line Bleeds and Heartland

For our month on working class stories, Kendra, Autumn, and Jaclyn discuss Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward and Heartland by Sarah Smarsh. You can find the full show notes and a complete transcript for this episode over on our website.

In honor of #ReadingWomenMonth, we’re launching our first-ever merch campaign! Show your support for women’s voices with this limited edition t-shirt. Grab one before they’re gone!

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!

Things MentionedT-shirt campaign!The Women’s Prize Winner

Books MentionedWhere the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh


Questions? Comments? Email us


Reading WomenTwitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website

Music by Isaac Greene

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Subscribe to Our Newsletter