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Kendra Winchester

Kendra Winchester is a Contributing Editor for Book Riot where she writes about audiobooks and disability literature. She is also the Founder of Read Appalachia, which celebrates Appalachian literature and writing. Previously, Kendra co-founded and served as Executive Director for Reading Women, a podcast that gained an international following over its six-season run. In her off hours, you can find her writing on her Substack, Winchester Ave, and posting photos of her Corgis on Instagram and Twitter @kdwinchester.

A Love Letter to Art and Queer West Philly

Who gets to make art and tell their story? That's one of the questions at the heart of HOUSEMATES.’s Most Pre-Ordered Audiobooks of Summer 2024

Summer is heating up with these fantastic audiobooks. Check out what's rising up the charts on and prepare your audio TBR.

A Love Letter to Libraries and the Freedom They Represent

It's a book in a library that helps a young girl break free of the repressive and conservative world her parents raise her in.

10 Must-Read New Nonfiction Releases for June 2024

What nonfiction book do you consider a must-read?

A Sexy Novel of Art and Queer Intimacy

A chance meeting leads to a sexy read full of complicated relationships, art, and queer sex.

The Complex Truths That Make Up a Family

This memoir by a gay Appalachian man is about reckoning with a homophobic family but one full of love, forgiveness, and understanding.

Nature, Community, and Magic in the California Redwoods

The quiet safe haven of a community within the California redwoods is rattled by a death and a disappearance. Is there more there than what it seems?

Celebrating Life Through Delicious Food

The perfect new read for food lovers everywhere.

Exploring Cognitive Biases and Modern Irrationality

Amanda Montell's latest work of nonfiction explores human cognitive biases in a conversational, approachable, and illuminating way.

10 New Nonfiction Book Releases For May 2024

Whether you're looking for a strong memoir, a book about the natural world, an in-depth look at an American disaster, or something else, these new May nonfiction books have something for you.