#12: Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed In April this year we read Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz, one of the Canada Reads picks for 2016. Sophie chose this book about sisterhood – we had mixed opinions about this one but we enjoyed discussing the book’s symbolism, how it dealt with heavy topics… Continue reading #12: Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz

#11: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed For the month of March we read Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler! Joanna picked this collection of sci-fi short stories and we universally loved it. We talked about the differences between Butler’s worlds and ‘traditional’ sci-fi, gender norms and gender roles in alien cultures, and… Continue reading #11: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

#10: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed Sorry for the late episode, but Jess’ book pick for February (& black history month!) was The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Some of us liked it, but there were definitely mixed feelings about this one. In our review we talk about slave narratives, the… Continue reading #10: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

#9: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed Ashley’s book pick for January was Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien, which won the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize. We collectively adored this book – in our podcast we talk about the cultural history of China, the importance of reclaiming history, classical music, calligraphy,… Continue reading #9: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

#8: A Knight to Remember by Bridget Essex

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed For December and the holidays, we read and reviewed A Knight to Remember by Bridget Essex. We talked a lot about romance novels and feminism, the devaluation of women’s interests, the importance of representation in media (but especially LGBT romance fiction obviously!) and some of the history… Continue reading #8: A Knight to Remember by Bridget Essex

#7: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed For November, we read and reviewed Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. We brought up comparisons this book has had to other YA dystopias like The Hunger Games or Divergent, as well as to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. We talked about identity, women’s friendships, and how… Continue reading #7: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

#6: Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed In October we read and reviewed Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach! We got to talk about rationality, morality and ethics, whether protagonists have to be relateable, Seinfeld, and we even started our own hashtag: #teamjonty (but not really). You can listen any way you want; right… Continue reading #6: Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

#5: Shrill by Lindy West

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed In September we read and reviewed Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West! In this episode of the podcast we talk about the HAES (health at every size) movement, the ‘male ego’, how to fight trolls on the internet, and feminist juices. You can listen… Continue reading #5: Shrill by Lindy West

#4: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Subscribe: iTunes || Google Play || RSS Feed If videos aren’t up your alley, check out our August podcast where we review The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo! In our review we talk about Chinese funeral traditions, religious afterlives, questionably feminist protagonists, dragon boys and lots more! You can listen to the podcast any way… Continue reading #4: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

#3: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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For our July podcast, we reviewed The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. We talked about Mary Sues, magic, the paranormal, bad YA tropes and lots more! You can listen to the podcast any way you like as we’re now available on Google Music, iTunes, or right here through our RSS feed.

Happy listening!