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.


All Episodes

Ep. 28.5 | Most Anticipated Releases Pt. 2 with Liberty Hardy

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…

Ep. 28 | Things We Lost in the Fire and The Nakano Thrift Shop

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…

Ep. 27 | Women in Translation Month

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…

Interview with Ethel Rohan

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…

Ep. 26 | The Fifth Season and The Bear and the Nightingale

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…

Interview with Sarah Perry

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…

Ep. 25 | Reading Adventures in Fictional Universes

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…

Interview with Amy Ettinger

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…

Ep. 24 | The Weight of the Essex Serpent

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…

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