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. 7 | The Autumn Show

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.


Autumn went to see Jesmyn Ward talk about the new book she edited, The Fire This Time.

Books Mentioned in This Podcast

  • Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  • Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

New Books

  • Moo by Sharon Creech
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
  • Little Nothing by Marisa Silver
  • The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

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