The Readerly Report

The Readerly Report

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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.


Hot September Books

We’ve looked at the busy September publishing calendar and picked out the books coming out this month that we are most excited about. Plus: neither of us has read anything by Fredrik Backman – should we? Books mentioned in this episode:Notes On Read more


2020 Fall Book Preview

Fall is a great time for new books, and while 2020 has been different in many ways, the next few months look like another great season for publishing. In this episode, Gayle and Nicole discuss the books they are looking forward to reading this fall. Read more


August Books We're Excited About & Gayle Goes On Vacation

August is a hot month for new releases, and we have a bunch that we’re giving the eye. Also, Gayle is going on vacation and Nicole has thoughts on the books she’s taking with her.Books mentioned in this episode:The Last Flight by Julie ClarkHoward StRead more


When Setting Becomes A Character: A Discussion With Donna Hemans

We talk with Donna Hemans, author of the new novel Tea By The Sea, about the dual settings in her book. We also discuss our favorite books where the setting becomes its own character because it's so integral to the story.Books mentioned:Frying PlantaRead more


Quarantine Nonfiction and "The Vanishing Half"

Nicole is getting back into reading and Gayle is shockingly turning to non-fiction during this upside-down summer. We also have a deep-dive discussion about The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.Books mentioned in this episode:Untamed by Glennon DoyleLoRead more

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