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The Readerly Report is a lit podcast hosted by Nicole Bonia & Gayle Weiswasser. We offer candid book conversations, recommendations, observations and tips for the reading life.

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The Readerly Report is a lit podcast hosted by Nicole Bonia & Gayle Weiswasser. We offer candid book conversations, recommendations, observations and tips for the reading life.

    Mid Summer Reading Catch Up

    Mid Summer Reading Catch Up

    Nicole is back! We catch up on what we’ve been reading over the last few weeks and lament the toll the early months of the pandemic took on our reading.Books mentioned in this episode:The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Gayle’s review here)All Adults...

    • 55 min
    Marketing Books This Summer, with Katie Bassel

    Marketing Books This Summer, with Katie Bassel

    We talk to Katie Bassel, Senior Publicity Manager at St. Martin's Press, about how marketing books has changed in the last few months. We cover book tours, galleys, reader preferences, #BlackLivesMatter and what's selling these days.The Hot Zone: The...

    • 33 min
    Launching A New Book In A Pandemic, Part II

    Launching A New Book In A Pandemic, Part II

    Karen White, audiobook narrator and author of What I'm Looking For (under the name Karen Grey), returns to The Readerly Report to talk about reading and launching her new book in the middle of coronavirus. We also talk about #BlackLivesMatter and the...

    • 37 min
    The Pandemic's Impact On Writing And Reading, With Camille Pagán

    The Pandemic's Impact On Writing And Reading, With Camille Pagán

    How has the pandemic changed our reading taste? Gayle and our guest this week, author Camille Pagán, talk about the genres we've sought out these last few months and how the quarantine has affected new book launches, including Pagán's latest novel, This...

    • 30 min
    Summer Books To Get Excited About

    Summer Books To Get Excited About

    We have a guest on the show today - Susie Boutry from Novel Visits - who is one of Gayle's reading twins. We talk about the types of books that we've been able to focus on during quarantine and some of the summer releases - and there are many - that we...

    • 41 min
    Quarantine Update From The Readerly Report

    Quarantine Update From The Readerly Report

    Gayle is back with a quick update on the Readerly Report podcast - where we've been and what to expect over the next month or so in terms of new episodes. We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Longer episodes to come!

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

LindseyInSouthCarolina ,

Holds a firm place in my weekly podcast rotation

I’m so glad I found The Readerly Report. I started listening a few months ago, and I have really come to enjoy and appreciate this great bookish podcast. Gayle and Nicole are smart, honest, witty, thoughtful, and kind. They engage in substantive conversation about books and the industry, covering backlist, new releases, and various genres. They have a wonderful rapport with one another. I appreciate that they aren’t afraid to voice differing opinions, and in fact embrace their differences and have an obvious respect for- and kinship with- one another. I just love how straightforward and honest they are about the books, their reading habits, and other relevant anecdotes about their lives. Highly recommend!

Michelle Bernstein ,

Engaging, Informative Podcast which helps me learn about books

As an adult who recently became visually impaired, I have become increasingly
reliant upon podcasts to learn about new and backlist titles. Nicole and Gayle are
intelligent readers whose enthuasiam for books shines through in every show.
They dive deeply into why they do or do not like each book (but do not give
away the whole plot) and that helps me decide if I want to try a title. For example,
Gayle's recommendation of "The Other's Gold" helped me choose that title as one
of the audiobooks I reviewed this fall for a publication I review for, and while I did not
like the book as much as Gayle seemed to, I was glad I read it. Their reading
tastes diverge enough that it makes their discussions lively, but they each have
their own well-formed tastes and opinions. And as a NYC resident, I enjoy all the
references to city life which is often missing in other book podcasts I listen to. Terrific
podcasts that I very much enjoy. Thanks, Michelle

Penniebear ,

Love this podcast

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. The hosts have good book recommendations and literary news. It is definitely one of y favorite book podcasts.

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