Fiction with Strong Leading Women

About the Podcast:

This is our newly launched podcast with in-depth book reviews and book discussions for fiction with strong leading women characters. Our chats cover all genres such as historical fiction, psychological thrillers, young adult, contemporary fiction, suspense, and more. We pick one best-selling book per month to discuss. Since this is a full analysis, there will be spoilers. See spoiler-free reviews under Book Reviews.

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The Team

Amber Gregg

Amber Gregg

James Moore

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Kate Ota

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Episodes:

Book Info:

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Number of Pages: 375
Perspective: First Alternating
Location: New York City, NY

Book Summary:

Motivated by her need for money, Jessica weasels her way into a psychology professor’s study on ethics and morality. She doesn’t realize that she just threw herself into the psychiatrist’s ruthless and manipulative test for her husband.

Read the review here.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Book Info:

Genre: Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 532
Perspective: Alternating First + Third
Location: France

Book Summary:

One of our leading women is Eve, a spy in World War I. The other is Charlie, a well-off college student shamed by her accidental pregnancy in the aftermath of World War II. Their timelines converge as Charlie goes on a search for her cousin who went missing after the war.

Read the review here.
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Info:

Genre: Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 368
Perspective: Mutliple First
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Book Summary:

An ensemble cast story that takes place in the late sixties during the era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. It is formatted in documentary-style transcripts and follows a band, The Six, who reluctantly accepts the alluring Daisy Jones as their second lead singer.

Read the review here.

Book Info:

Genre: Magic Realism
Number of Pages: 369
Perspective: Third Omniscient
Location: New York City, NY

Book Summary:

We follow three magical siblings from the 1960s to 1990s. Their ancestors were cursed so that no one in their family could ever love or else their significant other would face disastrous consequences. But this conflicts with one of the three major rules of magic: Fall in love whenever you can.

Read the review here.

Book Info:

Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi
Number of Pages: 343
Perspective: First Person
Location: Manhattan, NY

Book Summary:

23-year-old April May becomes a viral social media influencer after discovering the first of many alien robots in the middle of Manhattan. This starts a series of puzzles to figure out what these robots, referred to as Carls, want. 

Read the review here.

Book Info:

Genre: Crime Mystery
Number of Pages: 368
Perspective: First
Location: England and Ireland

Book Summary:

The detective Cat to solve a murder that intertwines with a missing person case from her childhood hometown that she has always suspected her father is tied to. 

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Book Info:

Genre: Horror
Number of Pages: 286
Perspective: First
Location: Boston Suburb, MA

Book Summary:

When their eldest teenage daughter seemingly starts to lose her mind, this family turns to their church and a reality show for exorcism help. Is she really possessed by a demon or is it schizophrenia

Read the review here.

Episode Eight: On the Come Up | Angie Thomas

Episode eight will be published in November. Want to join in on the discussion? Read the book beforehand.