Episode notes

Brea and Mallory talk about the 2020 Reading Glasses Challenge and announce the challenge for 2021! Email us at readingglassespodcast at gmail dot com!

Reading Glasses Merch

Recommendations Store

Read a…banned book, a poetry collection, a microhistory, a book by a Native/First Nations author, a book recommended by your library/librarian

Activities… Figure out your wheelhouse, attend a virtual book event, review a bookstore/boost a bookstore on social media, review a book by a BIPOC, get rid of a book you’ll never read

Reading Glasses 2021 Challenge Checklist for Printing

Sponsors –


Promo Code – GLASSES for $10 off!


Promo Code – GLASSES80 for $80 off!


Links –

Reading Glasses Facebook Group

Reading Glasses Goodreads Group

Amazon Wish List



Books Mentioned –

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

White Tears/Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad

Mary Toft or the Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer

The Anthill by Julianne Pachico

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Madness of Lord Ian McKenzie by Jennifer Ashley

Remembrance by Rita Woods

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer

Rumo by Walter Moers

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Wild at Heart by Barry Gifford

Mary Shelley by Catherine Reef

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About the show

Do you love books? Want to learn how to make the most of your reading life? Join hosts Brea Grant and Mallory O’Meara every week as they discuss tips and tricks for reading better on Reading Glasses, a podcast designed to help you get more out of your literary experiences.

As professional creatives and mega-readers, Mallory and Brea are experts on integrating a love of reading into a busy lifestyle. Listeners will get help for bookish problems, like how to vanquish that To-Be-Read pile and organize those bookshelves. Brea and Mallory also offer advice on reader dilemmas. How do you climb out of a reading slump? How do you support authors while still getting books on the cheap? Where do you hide the bodies of the people who won’t stop talking while you’re trying to read? No matter what you read or how you read it, Reading Glasses will help you do it better.

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