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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.

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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. 99 | Reading Women Award | Nonfiction Shortlist

    Ep. 99 | Reading Women Award | Nonfiction Shortlist

    Kendra, Sachi, Jaclyn, and Sumaiyya announce the 2020 Reading Women Award Nonfiction Shortlist!
    Thank you to The House of Chanel for sponsoring this episode. Find out more at inside.Chanel.com.
    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 Mentioned

    Reading Women Award Info Page

    Interview with Wayétu Moore

    Sachi and Kendra’s Discussion of Minor Feelings

    Lupita’s Review of The Undocumented Americans

    Books Mentioned


    In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf)


    White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad (Catapult)


    The Dragons, the Giant, the Women by Wayétu Moore (Graywolf Press)


    Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami (Pantheon)


    Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong (One World)


    The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (One World)


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    Interview with Raven Leilani

    Interview with Raven Leilani

    In the final episode of our series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to Raven Leilani, the author of Luster, which is out now from FSG. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair!
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    Books MentionedLuster by Raven Leilani
    Angela Recommends

    These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

    Lakewood by Megan Giddings

    Bestiary by K-ming Chang

    Bunny by Mona Awad


    Author BioRaven Leilani's debut novel, Luster, is forthcoming from FSG August 2020. Her work has been published in Granta, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Yale Review, Conjunctions, The Cut, and New England Review, among other publications. She completed her MFA at NYU. Represented by Ellen Levine @ Trident. You can reach her at @RavenLeilani
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    • 33 мин.
    Interview with Naima Coster

    Interview with Naima Coster

    In the second installment of our series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to Naima Coster, the author of Halsey Street, which is out now from Little A. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair!
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    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!
    Books Mentioned
    Halsey Street by Naima Coster

    What’s Mine is Yours by Naima Coster

    Naima Recommends

    Want by Lynn Steger Strong

    The Mothers by Brit Bennett

    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

    Author BioNaima Coster is the author of two novels. Her debut, Halsey Street, was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. It was recommended as a must-read by People, Essence, BitchMedia, Well-Read Black Girl, The Skimm, and the Brooklyn Public Library among others. Her forthcoming novel, What’s Mine and Yours, will be published in March 2021.
    Naima’s stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Rumpus, Aster(ix), Kweli, The Paris Review Daily, The Cut, The Sunday Times, and elsewhere. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree for 2020.
    Naima tweets as @zafatista and writes the newsletter, Bloom How You Must.  She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
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    • 32 мин.
    Interview with K-Ming Chang

    Interview with K-Ming Chang

    To kick off a series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to K-Ming Chang, the author of Bestiary, which is out now from One World. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair!
    Grab one of our totes for 20% off by heading over to our Etsy Store!
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    Books Mentioned
    Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
    K-Ming Recommends


    Ghost Forrest by Pik-Shuen Fung

    The Black Cathedral by Marcial Gala, Translated by Anna Kiushner

    Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin

    The White Book by Han King


    Author Bio
    K-Ming Chang / 張欣明 is a Kundiman fellow, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the debut novel BESTIARY (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her micro-chapbook BONE HOUSE, a queer retelling of Wuthering Heights, is forthcoming from Bull City Press’ INCH series in 2021, and she is currently working on a collection of short stories.
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    • 39 мин.
    Interview with Angela Chen

    Interview with Angela Chen

    Kendra talks to Angela Chen, the author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex, which is out now from Beacon Press.
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    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!
    Books MentionedAce: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen
    Angela Recommends


    The Invisible Orientation by Julie Sondra Decker


    Loveless by Alice Oseman


    Asexual Erotics by Ela Przyblo


    Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives edited by Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks


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    • 40 мин.
    Ep. 98 | Say Hello and If I Had Your Face

    Ep. 98 | Say Hello and If I Had Your Face

    To close out October’s theme, Kendra and Sumaiyya discuss Say Hello by Carly Findlay and If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha.
    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!
    Books Mentioned

    Say Hello by Carly Findlay

    If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

    Further Reading


    Winter in Sokcho by Elise Shua Dusapin, Translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins

    Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

    Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism edited by Nikki Khanna

    Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri

    Modesty: A Fashion Paradox by Hafsa Lodhi

    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


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    • 43 мин.

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