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Co-hosts @autumnprivett and @kdwinchester discuss books by or about women readingwomenpodcast.com | iTunes: http://ht.ly/JO7g302FVG1
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💛NEW INTERVIEW 💛This is one of our favorite books of the past year, so we were delighted to get to talk to her about her wonderful story. She tells us about the news article that inspired her to create Eleanor, what it's been like to have a debut novel so widely awarded, and much much more. You can hear our entire conversation here: https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/interview-with-gail-honeyman. #ReadingWomenMonth

CouronneDhiver Listening now! 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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✨NEW EPISODE✨#ReadingWomenMonth
This month on the podcast, we're talking about audiobooks. One of the books we're reviewing this episode is EDUCATED by Tara Westover. Based on Goodreads and other reviews, this book seems to be pretty divisive. It's the story of a woman who finds her way out of an isolated, fundamentalist Mormon culture. Listen to our full review here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reading-women/id1118019442?mt=2

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🎉 NEW INTERVIEW 🎉⠀
We were delighted to get to talk to Meaghan O'Connell about her book AND NOW WE HAVE EVERYTHING: ON MOTHERHOOD BEFORE I WAS READY. Pregnancy and motherhood look differently for everyone and in her story Meaghan explores the middle range of people who had not so great experiences but aren't sure how to talk about them. ⠀
You can listen wherever you get your podcasts or find it on our website.

TheBookDream Just started this book. 12mo
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I had heard good things about this book, but it far exceeded my expectations. At the beginning of the story, we meet Nao, a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl who has decided that suicide is the only answer. We then meet Ruth, who lives in Canada and who finds a diary washed up on the shore one morning after a storm. It's Nao's diary. And that's where things get interesting. More here: readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2018/05/02/ep-43-were-going-places

Reviewsbylola Sounds really good! 2y
Jilly6183 This book was great! 1y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Somehow, neither of us read A WRINKLE IN TIME when we were kids, so with the release of the incredible new movie, we decided it was time to give it another try. We talk about our history with the book and give our initial thoughts on Ep. 43, which you can listen to here: https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2018/05/02/ep-43-were-going-places

Anyone else out there who didn't read it as an adult? Or re-read it as an adult? ⠀

MsLeah8417 I absolutely loved reading this book earlier this year. 2y
LiteraryinLititz I only read it as an adult when I was going to teach it to my 7th graders. It‘s not one of my favorites, but I‘m glad I read it. 2y
AppuNthebooks This was my first book of 2018. I was just as amazed that I hadn‘t come across it in my childhood. But with books like these age is irrelevant. It was thoroughly gripping and insightful. I look fwd to reading the rest in the Quintet. 2y
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EricaReads I still haven‘t read it! I have it on hold from the library but the line is so long 😭 2y
sixminutesforme I never got to this as a child either!! 2y
MarieZwo I didn't read it as a kid but I finally got to it recently and also read the companion books in the series. 2y
AlliChime Read this as a child and as an adult, and many times in between. Meg Murray is my heart and soul- the character in literature I most identify with, I think. So grateful to L‘Engle for this book that impacted me so greatly across my years. 2y
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WHEREAS: Poems | Layli Long Soldier
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✨Ep. 42 has arrived!✨ ⠀
We're talking about INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai and WHEREAS by Layli Longsoldier. Head over to your favorite podcatcher to listen to our discussion episode for #NationalPoetryMonth. And don't worry if you haven't read them yet. We wanted this episode to inspire those who haven't read them–so this one's for you!

Kmmoll I‘m super excited to read Whereas after listening to your podcast this morning! Thank you! 2y
thereadingwomen @Kmmoll so happy to hear that! It‘s fantastic. 2y
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Cape Verdean Blues | Shauna Barbosa
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One of our book picks this month is Shauna Barbosa‘s debut poetry collection CAPE VERDEAN BLUES. Just published this year, Barbosa's collection evokes a contemporary feel interlaced with Barbosa's personal style. What a great debut!⠀
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Tune in to Ep. 41 to hear more about CAPE VERDEAN BLUES and other poetry collections by or about women.⠀

#NationalPoetryMonth #FridayReads

BellaBookNook Oo new to me author. Stacked!! 📚 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks I picked this one up because of your podcast! I haven‘t read it yet, but I‘m excited to read it! 2y
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Welcome back Littens! We‘re hosting a giveaway over on our Instagram page. Follow the link to enter.

https://www.instagram.com/thereadingwomen

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Next month is National Poetry Month and we‘ll be featuring some incredible contemporary poets all month on the podcast. ⠀

While we‘re not discussing MILK & HONEY by Rupi Kaur, there‘s no denying that this collection has put poetry back on the mainstream radar—and not without debate. Have you read it? What do you think? Is it poetry? ⠀

SW-T Definitely poetry. I wasn‘t sure what to expect and didn‘t love every poem individually, but taken as a whole, loved the book. Has restored my love of poetry. Accessible, enjoyable, and thought provoking, without being stuffy or pretentious. 2y
Avidreader25 Completely agree. I‘m not a fan of poetry, but this collection was beautiful. 2y
alysonwrites @SW-T I totally agree! I didn‘t love every poem either but I think the best poetry is accessible and Rupi Kaur has made poetry for the people with this book (and The Sun and Her Flowers), especially for women. 🌸 2y
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zezeki While there are some good moments, overall I didn't consider it as poetry. 2y
bnp I'd call it poetry, and enjoyed the book as a physical object as well. 2y
Redwritinghood I liked it when I read it and it did get me into reading more poetry. Now that I‘ve read more poetry, though, I see why some people dislike it. 2y
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Our weekly newsletter goes out tomorrow! We'll be featuring our most anticipated new book releases, reviewing a few books, and announcing our April discussion books. 🎉⠀

One of the books we'll be reviewing is Mary Beard's WOMEN & POWER, a booklet of two of Beard's lectures adapted for print. Be sure that you're subscribed so that you won't miss out!

readingwomenpodcast.com/newsletter

revenge4porgy How‘s the book? 2y
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✨✨New Interview✨✨ Today on the podcast, we've got an interview with Anjali Sachdeva about her short story collection ALL THE NAMES THEY USED FOR GOD. It was one of our most anticipated reads for 2018, and it's now one of our top books of 2018. Needless to say, we're thrilled to have been able to talk to her.⠀ https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/interview-with-anjali-sachdeva

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Brass | Xhenet Aliu
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NEW Q&A
Today on the blog we have a Q&A with Xhenet Aliu, author of BRASS. It's the story of a mother and daughter as they each come of age in small-town Connecticut. Both want to leave their hometown, but the trials of young adulthood make their dreams feel so much farther away. Aliu talked with us about her inspiration for her debut novel and the importance of featuring working-class Americans in contemporary literature.
https://t.co/nPdzeRLv6y

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The Awakening | Kate Chopin
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"She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”⠀
Oh, Edna Pontellier. She's quite the character. And, if you look at reviews of this book, quite polarizing. Regardless of how you may feel about this book, it's one of those daring stories that greatly influenced the books that followed it. We review this classic read (and five more) on the latest episode.

frailrouge I remember reading this in high school and crying near the end. I generally hated any book we were told to read as it felt like punishment. But this was breathtaking! Shifted my perspective on a lot of things. 2y
thereadingwomen @frailrouge so true. Even now it shifted my perspective. - A 2y
TheBookKeeper A wonderful book -I've read it 3 times and it was a more profound read each time 2y
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Awayland: Stories | Ramona Ausubel
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Here's to amazing women everywhere and all the incredible books they write.
And thanks to all of you who help us celebrate brilliant women writers the other 364 days of the year. 🎉
#InternationalWomensDay

Jess7 Happy Women‘s Day!! 2y
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The Odyssey | Homer
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Episode 39 is live!! 🎉 We talk about all the classic women we've never gotten around to including JANE EYRE, Phillis Wheatley, FRANKENSTEIN, and THE AWAKENING. Kendra also swears her undying love for Greek myths and nerds out about this amazing pro-woman translation of THE ODYSSEY. Thanks to @w.w.norton for sending us a copy!

saresmoore Yes! I have been excitedly geeking out over this new translation, too! So glad you guys covered it. 😊 2y
thereadingwomen @saresmoore I‘m sure @kdwinchester would be happy to geek out with you!! 2y
kdwinchester It‘s so good! 😻 @saresmoore 2y
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Did you know we have a new Q&A on the blog with Beth Ann Fennelly? We both loved these mini, poetic stories that manage to be both touching and funny, while often fitting on one page. As she says, "The micro-memoirs in HEATING & COOLING explore the reverberations of a moment, particularly moments that seem small, unimportant, but, when the noise and clutter are cleared away, reveal themselves to be central to identity." It‘s on our website!

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Eternal Life | Dara Horn
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Happy #WorldBookDay!!! Tomorrow we send out our next newsletter! Be sure that you're subscribed so you won't miss our latest book reviews, book news, and most anticipated new book releases for March. This week, Kendra shares some of the books she read during a couple sick days she had this month. She always reaches for fantasy and mystery novels when she's down for the count. Do you have any particular genre you like to read during sick days?⠀

thereadingwomen Readingwomenpodcast.com/newsletter 2y
RealLifeReading That's a pretty cover! 2y
C.Perone Love the cover 2y
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We loved getting to talk to Mira T. Lee about her novel EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL. It's a stunning book about sisters, family, and mental health ... well, I don't feel like I can do it justice. Find the episode wherever you get your podcasts to hear Mira talk about her writing process and where the inspiration for the story originated. And we're now on Spotify, so you can listen there too.
#ReadingWomenChallenge

SoniaBehrman805 Iam reading this one know and am hooked! 2y
Bakingbookworm I just started this book (finally!). It‘s an interesting read so far. 2y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Jende Jonga leaves Cameroon in hopes of finding a better life in America. He becomes a chauffeur to Clark Edwards, an executive at Lehman Brothers. But Jende starts to see that not all is OK with this NY exec. And when Jende learns he's being deported, everything begins to unravel. This is a powerful story about the struggles and difficulties of immigrant life. I can't believe I forgot to post about it before now! Hear our full review on Ep. 37. ⠀

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If you‘re spending your weekend running around doing errands like I am, download our interview with Maggie O‘Farrell to keep you company along the way. She was such a delight to talk to and her new memoir is just amazing. Find the interview wherever you get your podcasts. .

Reviewsbylola This is on my tbr. 2y
Velvetfur Oohh i wanna read that 😊 2y
AmyI Love her books. Hadn't heard she had a memoir out. 2y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Ep. 38 is live! 🎧💃🏽💃🏿💃🏾🎧
We're discussing KINDRED by Octavia E. Butler and HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi. We talk about the themes in both books, the structure/style, how they overlap and more. And we avoid spoilers, so if you haven't read either of these books yet, we won't ruin the ending for you. ⠀

Available wherever you get your podcasts. Have you read either of these books? What did you think?
#ReadingWomenChallenge

Carolyn11215 Kindred is one of the most brilliant, hard hitting books I‘ve ever read!! 2y
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Hello friends! If you listen to the podcast, could you take a few minutes to fill out a survey letting us know what you think about it and how we could make it better? Thanks in advance. 🙌

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u7NYCVqN8t5UDxNcJMYxbsMdvSPg-fxNIcP6ImHhT1k/vie...

mommamatch Survey complete! Keep it up ladies! 2y
thereadingwomen @mommamatch Thank you!! 😍 2y
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Tomorrow we have our first discussion episode of the year! But be sure to check out our others picks for February. 📚🎉 One is this amazing essay collection that discusses the multifaceted issue of race. It‘s a great introduction to race relations in the U.K. and keep recommending it to EVERYONE. You may have also seen this book over on Emma Watson's feed as one of her selections for her #bookclub. You can hear our full review on Ep. 37.

Jess7 Stacked! 2y
hyacinth wow, this cover 😍 2y
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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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I put QUEEN SUGAR on my TBR as soon as I saw the trailer for the TV show directed by Ava DuVernay. It's the story of Charley and her daughter Micah, who move from California to Louisiana to tend a sugar cane farm left to Charley by her dad. But it's not easy. Cane farming has historically been work for white men and slaves – and Charley is an African American woman.⠀

Hear our full spoiler-free review on Ep. 37 wherever you get your podcasts. ⠀⠀

LapReader Is this the one we got you @Miss__astrid ? 2y
Miss__astrid @LapReader no it was sugar money by jane harris. Similar theme though 2y
BloominChick I read this for a bookclub before it was made for TV and before It was an Oprah's pick, and loved it! 2y
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We got to chat with Maggie O'Farrell about her her new memoir I AM, I AM, I AM. It's a beautifully written story about her life told through 17 brushes with death.

Maggie is a prolific fiction writer (You may have read THIS MUST BE THE PLACE in '16), but this is her first work of non-fiction. You can hear our entire conversation wherever you get your podcasts or follow the link readingwomenpodcast.com

Jess7 I listened to this interview the other day. It made me want to read the book. 2y
BookishClaire People in the UK LOVED this book 2y
melsimpson Hoping to start this tonight in preparation for my book club meeting next week. 2y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Happy #Galentines Day! A few weeks ago, we did a #podcollab with the lovely women over at the @friendlierpodcast about social reading. Kendra and I talked about the different kinds of social reading and I talk about the first book I read because of social media — STATION ELEVEN! Listen here: www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/1/31/ep-365-friendlier-pod-collab

What are some of the best books you‘ve found via bookish social outlets?

cariashley One of the best I heard about on Book Riot that I never see posted about anywhere: 2y
thereadingwomen @cariashley I feel like I‘ve seen the paperback before, but the description was unfamiliar to me. It looks incredible! Thanks for putting it on my radar. - A 2y
Stephjones01 Loved that book! 2y
melsimpson I loved this when I read it last year ❤📖 2y
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🎉Happy Birthday #JudyBlume! I'm sure many of us had their book obsessions start with a book by Judy Blume.
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Have you read any of her books?
What was the first Blume book you ever read?
Any standout favorites?

cherinium I was a huge fan as a child in the mid 80s. Then, I innocently stumbled upon Wifey, which my mom had casually left tucked into a bookcase. I read it and was scarred for life as an 11 year old. Ha ha! All I saw was a book by Judy Blume lying there on the shelf. I had no idea what I was getting into. PS - I was so embarrassed, I never told my mom. 😶 2y
Blaire She is the best!! I don‘t remember which I read first but loved “are you there god it‘s me Margaret,” “blubber,” “starring sally j freedman as herself” and many others. 2y
benchley1 I live her! I think I started with the Green Kangaroo! 2y
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benchley1 @cherinium haha I read forever in elementary school. Followed closely by.Go Ask Alice...but my folks new. They didn't much care what I read, or watched... 2y
bookaholic1 Her books were the first ones I was addicted to when I was younger 2y
twohectobooks @cherinium lol! @thereadingwomen for me it‘s definitely Are You There God etc. Finally bought my own copy this year after losing the one we had in the house growing up. 2y
Bry I think the one I read the most was Just As Long As We‘re Together. I still have a copy of it but haven‘t read it since I was a kid. I‘m worried I won‘t like it anymore and it will tarnish my memories. 😧 2y
angieinwonderland I just lent the copy of Are You There God to my niece since she is 11. I had that book since I was her age and I still had it at 42! I read all her books as a kid then as an adult read In the Unlikely Event. Happy Birthday Judy Blume! 2y
Stephjones01 Many happy memories of Judy Blume books...need to introduce my girls to her 2y
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The King of the Birds | Acree Graham Macam
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Today on the blog, we have a Q&A with friends and collaborators Acree Graham Macam and Natalie Nelson. We asked them about their creative process, how their friendship influenced their collaboration, and what it's like to write a picture book about Flannery O'Connor.

It‘s a wonderful way to introduce young readers to Flannery O‘Connor and captures her quirkiness perfectly.

Raise your hand if you need this on your bookshelf! 🙋🏻‍♀️

Schlinkles Met them at a conference and had them for a book signing at the bookstore I manage. They‘re a lot of fun and the book is gorgeous! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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First off, let's just say how amazing is is that THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas has spent 48 weeks on the NYT YA Hardback Bestseller list. 🎉 🎉 Starr Carter is headed home with a friend from a party, when they're pulled over and her friend is shot. As the only witness, Starr is put into a situation where she must balance the safety of her family and what she believes. Listen to the full review on Ep. 37 of the podcast @ readingwomenpodcast.com

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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To celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth, we chose as our first theme of the year Black Women Authors. One of the books we review on the podcast is HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi. You've probably heard about this book, or seen it make the rounds online, but let me tell you, it's totally worth the hype.⠀

You can hear our full review of this and five other incredible books on the podcast. Listed on our website or wherever you get your podcasts. ⠀

CathyJ I'm in the middle of this one right now. 2y
DivineDiana What a powerful story! 2y
JamieArc I won‘t ever forget this book. It reminded me why reading fiction is so important. 2y
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PictureandBook Wonderful book. Totally agree @JamieArc thought the same thing with this one. empathy! 2y
Stephjones01 Fabulous book! 2y
melsimpson This book is amazing! I loved the different narrative voices and the progression of the generations through time. An illuminating book ❤📖 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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We were so excited to get to hear Min Jin Lee talk today. She‘s just as wonderful in person as you would expect. And so knowledgeable about the history that inspired PACHINKO!

We also got to meet Jenny of the @readingenvy podcast. If you haven‘t listened to her podcast yet, you really should she has the best recs. And we did a collaboration episode with her that you definitely don‘t want to miss.

saresmoore Neeeat! I think I‘d be just as excited about meeting Jenny as Min Jin Lee! 2y
ReadingEnvy @saresmoore I am confident this will happen one day! 2y
saresmoore @ReadingEnvy Yes! We are too close now for it not to happen! 2y
Eggbeater I am so jealy! I loved Pachinko! 2y
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Little Red Writing | Joan Holub
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Children's Authors & Illustrators Week: Let's be honest, no kid enjoys grammar. But using some sort of magic, Holub makes learning the parts of speech fun in LITTLE RED WRITING. As Little Red explores the type of story to write, she learns about nouns, adjectives, and more. Sweet's illustrations visualize the concepts (BOLD imperatives, etc.), which really help re-inforce the concepts. Fun for older kids (and the rusty adults) among us. ⠀

lucylovestoread Such a great idea! 2y
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Little Owl's Night | Divya Srinivasan
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#ChildrensAuthorsAndIllustratorsWeek: LITTLE OWL'S NIGHT is a stunningly illustrated story by Divya Srinivasan. We go with Little Owl as he sees what all the forest animals do at night: Cricket sings and Hedgehog looks for mushrooms. He starts to wonder what happens during the day when he's a sleep, so he asks his Mom, and, well, you'll have to read the ending for yourself. A charming read and the first in a whole series of books about Little Owl.

TNbookworm I ❤ the cover! 2y
Ashley85 I just read this one to my son the other night for the first time! It‘s been sitting on his shelf for so long because he has his faves 😊 2y
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Today, we have a special episode collab with the Friendlier Podcast about Social Reading. We talk about the first books we read after seeing them online, the different types of social networks and why we do/don't like them, and, of course, book clubs.

Give it at listen, let us know what you think, and head over to the Friendlier podcast to hear their part of the discussion.

readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/1/31/ep-365-friendlier-pod-collab

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Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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Some of the best books we‘ve ever read have been set in the American South - and they‘re often overlooked. Which is why we included it as a category in the #ReadingWomenChallenge. One of our favorites is Gloria Naylor's MAMA DAY. Based off of THE TEMPEST, this novel is a family saga set on the Georgia coast and filled with all sorts of mysteries. Head over to our GoodReads group for more recs.

UrsulaMonarch Sounds like a good follow up for having recently read 2y
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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Marie Mailhot
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Happy Monday! To those of you who participated in @24in48, congrats! You made it! Here's hoping you read a lot of books on your backlist and made room for some great new reads. Speaking of great new reads, our latest podcast episode is all about the books we are looking forward to the most in the first half of 2018, two of which are FEEL FREE and HEART BERRIES. Find out what else we're looking forward to by downloading Ep. 36.

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Marie Mailhot
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Today‘s the first day of the @24in48!! These are a few of the books on my TBR—where should I start first? 😻 I‘ll be adding my reading updates to our Instagram stories, so stay tuned! What are you reading for the #readathon?

#24in48 #TBR #thereadingwomen

bookloo Everything Here is Beautiful was amazing. 😭♥️ 2y
UrsulaMonarch I'm reading , among others, 2y
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New on the blog, a Q&A with Thi Bui, author and illustrator of THE BEST WE COULD DO. We absolutely loved this graphic memoir and the illustrations make us all 😍. How could we not shortlist it for the nonfiction #ReadingWomenAward this year?

https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/1/26/qa-thi-bui

LitsyGetsGraphic Join us in the discussion about this book on 4/29 2y
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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Happy Birthday to the goddess of modernism, #VirginiaWoolf. 🎂⠀

Woolf once wrote, “Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” Women have all too often been ignored throughout literary history. Let‘s help change that.

Thank you all for joining us in celebrating women writers. 💪
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For our first podcast of 2018, we wanted to share with you just a few of the books we are looking forward to reading in the first half of the year. I mean, just look at that line up. 😍 You can find it wherever you get your podcasts. What books are you looking forward to in 2018??

https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/8/30/ep-36-most-anticipated-new-re...

LitLogophile The Gunners looks great! 2y
Tamra Odd, four of the titles are in all caps. 🤔 2y
LMJenkins @LitLogophile Can you tell me how you created a tag for a book in your comment? Thanks. 2y
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LitLogophile When you click comment, there are two little icons under the text area, a bookmark and a skull and crossbones. Click on the bookmark :) (the other is for spoilers) @LMJenkins 2y
LMJenkins Ah! Thanks. 2y
UrsulaMonarch Looking forward to many of these especially 2y
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I did not expect this to be the hilarious essay collection it turned out to be. Scaachi shares what it‘s like to grow up in Canada as the daughter of Indian immigrants. And what it's like, generally, to be a 21st century woman. I especially resonated with her story "Size Me Up", where she talks about getting stuck in a skirt at a clothing retailer – where she once worked! I'm looking forward to reading more of her essays in the future. - A⠀

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LauraBeth Worthy of the mention! 2y
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Ready to Read | Janet S. Fenholt
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The @24in48 Readathon starts THIS Saturday! Have you signed up yet? .

We‘re sponsoring prizes for international giveaways, so be sure to check that out if you don‘t live in the US. Head over to the #24in48 page for details.

josie281 Internal meaning international? 😆 2y
thereadingwomen @josie281 Autocorrect strikes again! 🙈 2y
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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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Quatro layers her novel with meaning, and her writing moves and rolls and burns with the emotions of her characters. In a just a few words, she conveys lifetimes of meaning. This book parallels spiritual and sexual intimacy, so it can get a little weird, and won't be for everyone. But her skill and insight into the truths we hide from others, and ourselves, make FIRE SERMON a book I will still be thinking about months from now.⠀

RidgewayGirl I had never heard of Quatro until yesterday when I read a great piece by her in the Paris Review. I‘ll have to hunt down a copy. 2y
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vivastory This has been on my TBR forever. Thanks for the reminder! 2y
LeahBergen @vivastory Mine, too. 😬 2y
vivastory @LeahBergen So many books... 2y
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Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir | Shannon Leone Fowler
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After her fiancé is killed by a box jellyfish off the coast of Thailand, Shannon backpacks through Eastern Europe as she tries to come to terms with his death. Shannon says she wanted to this book to look at life after the death of a loved one, when the mourner must face day-to-day life as she deals with her grief. I appreciate how she emphasizes this theme, reminding us that grief is a never-ending process of emotions and memory. ?⠀

Nfergs It sounds really interesting. I like books about journeys both physically and internally. 2y
VeganCleopatra What is that print behind the book? 2y
thereadingwomen @VeganCleopatra It‘s somewhere in Yosemite. - K 2y
VeganCleopatra I was thinking it might be, I love black and white prints like that. Thanks for responding! 2y
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I moved this short story collection to the top of my list so I could read it before the #NationalBookAwards. Some of the reviews I read said that it was a little graphic, so I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into. That said, each story in this collection was a wonderful, often harrowing, look at how society treats women's bodies. And it's not pretty. Longer review on our Instagram page about my favorite story. - A

amvs1111 Eager to read this soon! Glad to see Latina writers represented. 2y
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Dr. André Cabral is a Brazilian-born man living in London. Life is peachy until he gets a letter from his ex-girlfriend Luana, who he's not heard from in 30 years. He‘s a wealthy son and she‘s the maid‘s daughter. Even though he's moved away from Brazil, he is still haunted by his summer of unrequited love and this letter stirs up 30-years worth of repressed emotions. And then things get crazy. Has anyone else read it? - A⠀
Revised for TW incest.

MandaChittles Love the cover! 2y
mrozzz Yes, I read this over the summer! I absolutely loved this but no one else was talking about it which I found surprising. What would you compare it to? Will it make it to a podcast? 2y
thereadingwomen @mrozzz Some of the content is a little difficult to talk about. It was difficult for me to read, honestly. Right now, it‘s not scheduled to be on the podcast as it doesn‘t fit any of our upcoming themes, but we‘ll see. - A 2y
mrozzz Although definitely difficult I was simply blown away by the seemingly simple plot and its twisted outcome! Would love to see a mention in the podcast. PS your podcast is awesome 👍🏻 2y
thereadingwomen @mrozzz Thanks so much! We have some great episodes and interviews lined up for this year. - A 2y
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Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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Who else is still not ready to take down their Christmas tree? ✋⠀
I wrote a blog post about my favorite fantasy books of 2017! One of them is JANE, UNLIMITED. At first I didn‘t know what to make of this quirky choose your own adventure book. But Cashore quickly won me over with her creativity and orchestration of all the different timelines in JANE. I will never doubt her ever again. You can check out my other favorites over on our website.⠀- K

bookwrm526 I took all the ornaments off ours yesterday, but we still haven‘t taken off the lights or taken it down lol 2y
thereadingwomen @bookwrm526 Its so hard to part with! Especially when it feels so wintery still. 2y
twohectobooks I get a real tree so try not to keep it in the house too long. This year mine was out the door on Jan 1. It‘s still there for now ;) 2y
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audiobooklover Pretty cover😃 2y
LittleMummyMe All my Christmas decorations are packed away. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh man, come Dec 26th I want all that crap OUT of my living room 😂 2y
VeganCleopatra I get real trees that rather demand to be taken down. Plus the recycling of it has a date deadline. 2y
Shauna1 I loved Graceling so had high hopes for this one but it just didn't do it for me. 2y
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Before I started this book, I worried that this novel would be a cliched story about yet another unhappy, 30-something working in a large city. Instead, I found a novel that takes a fresh look at loneliness and why our emotional and mental health are so vital to our lives. I found ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE to be a beautiful love letter to people who discover the courage to live their lives to fullest in face of horrible tragedy. - K

valeriegeary Oh man. You just convinced me to stack this one! 2y
Aurora0044 I just started this one today! Now I‘m even more excited about it 😁 2y
bedandabook I listened to this on audio and loved it just as much. At first I wondered where the author was going with it, but the story and Eleanor‘s quirky personality won my heart. 2y
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Annashep It sounds like a great book .. I‘ve stacked it :) 2y
TheBookWasBetter1983 Love this book! 2y
dutchbot Agreed! At the outset, I worried this would become a quirky protagonist romance, but it was serious and the depth so engrossing and believable. Such a beautifully crafted work! 2y
melsimpson I thought this book was wonderful. Life affirming and warm without being sentimental and twee. Addressed some very serious issues about mental health and loneliness too. I loved it 💛 2y
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