7 episodes

Three young women in East London sit and dissect books, drink tea and joke around.

Reading Between the Tealeaves Melissa Bainbridge, Katrina Southern and Kiara Batten

    • Books

Three young women in East London sit and dissect books, drink tea and joke around.

    Episode 7: Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other Lies)

    Episode 7: Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other Lies)

    This episode we talk about the amazing (spoiler alert) compilation of essays, poems and stories Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other Lies), curated by Scarlet Curtis.

    We discuss our feminism and our guilty pasts with gossip and our experience with the book.

    Please buy the book if you can and you are interested! We really loved it and a portion of the proceeds go to Girl Up, an amazing charity that supports women and girls in hopes of changing the world.

    • 50 min
    Episode 6: Doing It

    Episode 6: Doing It

    Kat, Kiara and Mel have a chat about topics of sex, consent and identity sparked by award winning YouTuber and sex educator Hannah Witton's book Doing It.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 5: Lolita

    Episode 5: Lolita

    Today Kat, Kiara and Mel discuss the taboo novel by Vladimir Nabokov, their favourite recent reads, and how to pronounce the word "roobois".

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 4: The Penelopiad

    Episode 4: The Penelopiad

    Kiara and Kat talk rave over the retelling of the Odyssey from the perspective of the good wife Penelope.

    • 44 min
    Episode 3: Out of the Blue

    Episode 3: Out of the Blue

    This time Mel, Kat and Kiara discuss teenagedom, YA novels, and disability and illness in the breakout novel by Sophie Cameron about what happens to a young woman when angels start falling from the sky.

    • 47 min
    Episode 2: The Power

    Episode 2: The Power

    In this episode we discuss The Power, a dystopian novel about women getting deadly powers.
    We discuss our opinions on the book, issues with ebooks, and offer a summary and discussion on the topics and themes within.

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