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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.

    Interview with C Pam Zhang

    Interview with C Pam Zhang

    Kendra Winchester talks to C Pam Zhang about her debut novel How Much of These Hills Is Gold, which is out now from Riverhead.
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    A Farewell to Arms, Legs and Jockstraps by Diane Shah
    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 MentionedHow Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
    Roshani Recommends

    Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang

    Lakewood by Megan Giddings

    Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid


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    • 35 min
    Ep. 88 | The Woman Warrior and Minor Feelings

    Ep. 88 | The Woman Warrior and Minor Feelings

    To close out our month on API Heritage Month Nonfiction, Kendra and Sachi discuss The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston and Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong.
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    A Farewell to Arms, Legs and Jockstraps by Diane Shah
    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!
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    Things MentionedOur coverage of Pacific Islander Titles on Instagram
    Books Mentioned
    Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

    The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

    Further Reading
    Dear Girls by Ali Wong

    Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

    Not My White Savior by Julayne Lee

    Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden

    Our Interview with T Kira Madden


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    • 58 min
    Interview with Roshani Chokshi

    Interview with Roshani Chokshi

    Kendra talks to Roshani Chokshi about her latest novel Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes, the third book in her Pandava series, which is out now from Rick Riordan Presents.
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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 Mentionedby Roshani Chokshi

    Aru Shah and the End of Time

    Aru Shah and the Song of Death

    Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes

    The Star-Touched Queen

    The Crown of Wishes

    The Gilded Wolves

    Roshani Recommends

    The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

    Mirage by Somaiya Daud

    The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh


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    • 37 min
    Ep. 87 | Nonfiction Books for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    Ep. 87 | Nonfiction Books for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    For May’s theme, Kendra, Sachi, and RuthAnn discuss nonfiction books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Book Blind Date Sale: Get 15% off our hardback and paperback book blind dates!
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    Novel Gazing, a Podcast from Book Riot

    A Farewell to Arms, Legs and Jockstraps by Diane Shah

    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!
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    Things Mentioned

    Our special episode all about Cleveland!

    Shop for today’s book picks on Bookshop.org

    Virtual Indie Bookstore Day

    The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels

    How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

    Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevado

    Libro.fm Socks

    Y’all Stay At Home Book Festival

    Weekend of Words Virtual Book Festival

    Short Clip from 1990 Documentary Discussing MHK’s THE WOMAN WARRIOR

    Discussion with Celeste Ng and MHK in August 2019

    Books Mentioned

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

    The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir by E.J. Koh

    Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

    The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

    The Making of Asian America: A History by Erica Lee

    Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Shen

    Currently Reading

    How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

    The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel


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    • 59 min
    Ep. 86.5 | Rust Belt Women, with Raechel Anne Jolie and Eliese Colette Goldbach

    Ep. 86.5 | Rust Belt Women, with Raechel Anne Jolie and Eliese Colette Goldbach

    In a special edition of Reading Women, we’re featuring women from Cleveland, Ohio! Kendra Winchester talks Raechel Anne Jolie, author of Rust Belt Femme, and Eliese Colette Goldbach, author of Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit, about their memoirs, and Reading Women co-host Sachi Argabright shares her experience growing up and living in the greater Cleveland area.
    Get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame go to SkylightFrame.com/READING and enter code READING.
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    Books Mentioned
    Rust Belt Femme by Raechel Anne Jolie

    Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Colette Goldbach

    Raechel Recommends

    Midwest Futures by Phil Christman

    The Last Children of Mill Creek by Vivian Gibson

    Adrian Murray Brown

    Eliese Recommends

    Anne Trubek, Belt Publishing

    Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

    Sachi Recommends

    Beloved by Toni Morrison

    Little Fire Everywhere by Celeste Ng

    You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson


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    Raechel Anne Jolie: Instagram | Website | Buy the Book
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 86 | A Pure Heart and Love from A to Z

    Ep. 86 | A Pure Heart and Love from A to Z

    To close out our month on Marriage Stories, Kendra and Sumaiyya discuss A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib and Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali.
    Many thanks to our sponsors!

    This episode is also sponsored by Kobo Audiobooks. Learn more at kobo.com/READINGWOMEN.


    Get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame go to SkylightFrame.com/READING and enter code READING.

    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
    It’s Not About the Burqa edited by Miriam Khan

    Our episode about It’s Not About the Burqa

    A Pure Heart by Rajia Hassib

    Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali


    The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi

    Marriage of Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu

    Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀

    Q&A with Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀


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    • 51 min

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