Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

Ride-or-Die Authors with Renee + Unsettled Ground review with Mariquita


First, Renee shares her top five ride-or-die authors, or the five authors whose work she’ll read no matter what. You’ll probably recognize them because when Renee loves something, she forces it on everyone she knows. Then Mariquita reviews Claire Fuller’s newest book, Unsettled Ground, published May 18th. Unsettled Ground tells the story of adult twin siblings navigating a new normal after the death of their mother, and discovering that they may have to rely on others, a frightening and foreign prospect, for the help they need, even as it becomes increasingly clear that the stories they’ve known all their lives may not be as stable as they’ve seemed.

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Mentioned in this episode:

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins

Renee’s interview with Morgan Jerkins

Natalia’s interview with Morgan Jerkins

Ashley’s review of Caul Baby

Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Renee’s interview with Samira Ahmed

Wordslut by Amanda Montell

Cultish by Amanda Montell

Renee’s interview with Amanda Montell

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz

The Herd by Andrea Bartz

Renee’s interview with Andrea Bartz for The Lost Night

Renee’s interview with Andrea Bartz for The Herd

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

Renee’s interview with Leah Johnson

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

Renee’s interview with Quan Barry

After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau

Renee’s interview with Jessica Goudeau

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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