By Reading Squad
Reading SquadDec 05, 2021
Reading Squad Podcast Season 2 Episode 7: Talking Books
Hey Reading Squad, This episode is late and we apologize, life ya know? But this episode is a packed with good reads! please give it a listen! Books mentioned in the podcast:
1.) One by One by Ruth Ware
2.) While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
3.) The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes By Xio Axelrod
4.) Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
5.) the Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
6.) Broken by Jenny Lawson
7.) The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
8.) The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
9.) Dial A For Aunties Jesse Q Sutanto
10.) The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
Reading Squad Season 2 Episode 6: Changes
This months episode features an interview with Author L. Austen Johnson! Give it a listen!
Reading Squad S2 Ep5: Disability Fiction
Hello Reading Squad! This months episode discusses Disability Fiction for the theme of Disability Pride Month happening now! and also a soap box, by Rachel and Rashmila, about how you can't read you away out of racism. That getting rid of systemic racism will require more then just reading books, but it is a good first step. So grab your headphones and your book lists and be ready to add to your ever growing TBR!
As always you can buy the books we talk about on our show at Bookshop!
Reading Squad S2 Ep4: Immigrant Authors and Summer Reads
Hello everyone! welcome back to another episode of the Reading Squad Podcast. As mentioned in this months episode, here are some links to help you find great reads, all summer long!
Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide 2021
Lastly, Feel free to buy from our Bookshop, where the books we discuss on the show are available for purchase.
Happy Reading Y'all,
Rachel and Rashmila
Reading Squad: S2 E3: Fantasy Reads and Social Justice Events
This months episode, Rachel and Rashmila, discuss fantasy reads, their reads from last month and their engagement with social justice within the bookish community.
Reading Squad S2 E2: Trans Authors and Instant Buys
Note: This months sound quality is different from other episodes we apologize in advance.
Welcome! This months episode discusses reads by Trans and Non Binary Authors, Authors that are an instant buy or an instant read! Join Us as we discuss great books to add to your ever growing TBR!
Reading Squad S2 E1: Black and Queer Love and Antiracism
Hello Reading Squad! Welcome to Season 2 of The reading squad podcast where Rachel and Rashmila discuss various books that fall into our new Diverse Reads Challenge for 2021 and Some new and exciting things we are hoping to bring you in this new season! So grab your notepads, cause you will want to jot down all the books we mention in this episode. You can follow us on instagram @readingsquadpodcast. Happy Reading y'all!
Reading Squad Episode 8: TBR and Christmas Reads
Merry Christmas Reading Squad! This episode discusses Christmas reads, and our ever growing TBR's. So Grab a warm drink and come join us as we give you a whole hours worth of books to add to your own TBR!
Reading Squad Episode 7: Nonfiction November and Gifts for Book Lovers
This month Rachel and Rashmila discuss nonfiction books, gifts for the booklovers in your life, or yourself and the Goodreads Choice Awards.
Reading Squad Episode 6: Magical Books, Thrillers and Subscription Boxes
Happy Halloween Reading Squad, Rashmila and I have lined up a whol slew of books to reccomend! whether you like ghost stories or scary stories or comfort mysteries, this episode has something for everyone.
This episode we are also discussing Subscription boxes, if you have been thinking about a subscription box but not sure which one to get, liusten to our reccomendations about which ones we are subscribed to!
Reading Squad Episode 5: Latino/a/x Heritage Month
Happy September reading squad! This month Rashmila and I have a great lineup of books written by Latin, Latina, and Latinx Authors for you to add to your TBR! So grab a hot drink and a warm sweat and give this episode a listen.
Here is are the books that we mention/discuss/recommend:
Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
It Is Wood It Is Stone by Gabriella Burnham
Prime Meridian By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Upright Women Wanted by Sara Gailey Ester
The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Ready Player One By Ernest Cline
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
We are Not From Here by Jenny Tores Sanchez
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Reading Squad Episode 4: Indigenious Authors and Pet Peeves
This Month, Rashmila and Rachel discuss Indigenious Authors and Book Pet Peeves. Give us a Listen, your TBR will thank us.
Reading Squad Episode 3: Racism In Romance
Listen to Rachel and Rashmila talk about romance reads and the issues in the romance publishing industry on the newest episode of The Reading Squad. Here are the books mentioned/recommended:
Girl Gone Viral By Alisha Rai
Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole
An Extraordinary Union By Alyssa Cole
This is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Twenty-One Truths About Love By Matthew Dicks
Royal Holiday By Jasmine Guillory
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev
Windward Heights by Maryse Condé
The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds
Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
The Sober Lush by Amanda Ward and Jardine Libaire
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Reading Squad Episode 2: LGBTQ and Juneteenth Reads
It's Pride and Juneteenth! Rachel and Rashmila discuss their current reads, current events, and how racism runs through families and the larger society. Here are some of the books that we mentioned in our podcast. More recommendations for Juneteenth and Pride are on our social media sites.
Fierce Fairy Tales by Nikita Gill
The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson
A Study in Charlotte and The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaiswal
How we Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian
The Priory fo the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Blache and the Talent Tenth by Barbara Neely
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches by Audre Lorde
This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell & Aurelia Durand
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Binti Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
The Reading Squad: Asian American Heritage
Welcome to The Reading Squad, a monthly podcast where Rashmila and Rachel discuss books on the monthly theme, what they are reading, and other tidbits on book culture.
We celebrated May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It honors the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We mentioned/discussed the following books in the podcast.Montress by Lysley Tenorio A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See Little Fireflies Everywhere By Celeste Ng Ladies’ Coupe by Anita Nair The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor The Short Stories of Willa Cather by Willa Cather The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness 1984 by George Orwell Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Big Little Man by Alex Tizon The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami Garnethill by Denise Mina Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman