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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. 122 | Farewell, Dear Listeners

    Ep. 122 | Farewell, Dear Listeners

    In Reading Women’s final episode, Kendra and a very special guest reminisce about episodes across Reading Women’s six seasons.
    Things Mentioned
    Team Page
    Books Mentioned

    Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke

    Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

    The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

    Binti by Nnedi Okorafor


    CONTACT
    Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. 
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    • 47 min
    Interview with Helen Hoang

    Interview with Helen Hoang

    In this week’s episode, Joce talks with Helen Hoang about her latest novel, The Heart Principle, which is out from Berkley Books.
    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

    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

    The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

    The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang


    About the Author
    Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since.
    In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Her journey inspired THE KISS QUOTIENT.
    She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.
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    Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. 
    SOCIAL MEDIA
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    Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene
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    • 37 min
    Interview with Denise Williams

    Interview with Denise Williams

    In this week’s episode, Joce talks with Denise Williams about her latest novel, The Fastest Way to Fall, which is out from Berkley Romance.
    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

    The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams

    How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams


    About the Author
    Denise Williams wrote her first book in the 2nd grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a PhD. After growing up a military brat around the world and across the country, Denise now lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and two ornery shih-tzus who think they own the house. How to Fail at Flirting was her debut novel and she can usually be found reading, writing, or thinking about love stories.

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    Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. 
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    • 49 min
    Interview with Kyle Lucia Wu

    Interview with Kyle Lucia Wu

    In this week’s episode, Kendra talks with Kyle Lucia Wu about her book, Win Me Something, which is out from Tin House.
    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
    Win Me Something by Kyle Lucia Wu
    Kyle Recommends

    Such a Fun Age by Kylie Reid

    Overpour by Jane Wong

    Ghost Forest by Pin-Shuen Fung

    The Atmosphereians by Alex McElroy


    About the Author
    Kyle Lucia Wu, author of Win Me Something, has received the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellowship and residencies from Millay Arts, The Byrdcliffe Colony, Plympton’s Writing Downtown Residency, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. She is the Programs & Communications Director at Kundiman and has taught creative writing at Fordham University and The New School. She lives in New York City.
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    CONTACT
    Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. 
    SOCIAL MEDIA
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    Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 121 | Looking Back: Author Interviews

    Ep. 121 | Looking Back: Author Interviews

    In this week’s episode, we look back at past author interviews throughout the years, and Kendra shares some behind-the-scenes memories around some of her most memorable interviews.
    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

    Interview | Min Jin Lee

    Interview | Leesa Cross-Smith

    Interview | Carolina De Robertis

    Interview | Alice Wong

    Interview | Talia Hibbert

    Interview | Elizabeth Miki Brina

    Interview | Zakiya Dalila Harris

    Books Mentioned

    All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

    Pachinko by Min jin Lee

    Whiskey & Ribbons by Lessa Cross-Smith

    Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis

    Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong

    Alice Wong’s Podcast

    Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

    Speak, Okinawa by Elizabeth Miki Brina

    The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris


    CONTACT
    Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. 
    SOCIAL MEDIA
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    Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene
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    • 52 min
    Interview with Myriam J. A. Chancy

    Interview with Myriam J. A. Chancy

    In this week’s episode, Kendra talks with Myriam J. A. Chancy about her book, What Storm, What Thunder, which is out from Tin House.
    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

    What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J. A. Chancy

    Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women by Myriam J. A. Chancy

    Myriam Recommends

    Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

    The One-Armed Sister Sweeps the House by Cherie Jones

    The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline


    About the Author
    Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Haitian-Canadian-American writer, the HBA Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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    CONTACT
    Questions? Comments? Email us hello@readingwomenpodcast.com. 
    SOCIAL MEDIA
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    Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

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Great reading discoveries!

I love that this podcast highlights diverse voices and topics! I have been introduced to so many books I might not have heard about otherwise. Also, Kendra’s voice is so soothing and pleasant to listen to! So sad to hear the podcast is ending! 😭I’m glad I have the backlist of episodes to listen to whenever I miss you! Wishing the best to all of you Reading Women correspondents!

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