A Matchmaker Gets Set Up with Her Dream Reads

Episode 10

On this week’s episode, we set up a literal matchmaker with six books. Yeah, it’s meta!

Matchmaker Maria is a business owner, matchmaker, and dating coach. She is host of the Ask a Matchmaker podcast, a frazzled super mom, a happy wife, a mother’s caretaker, and an Instagram “dating influencer.”

Tune in to find out which reads we recommend—and what it’s like to be a real-life matchmaker!

This is also the final episode of our first season. Thank you so much for listening! Stay tuned to learn more about Season 2, coming your way next year.

Round 1 Picks

The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos

Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Round 2 Picks

Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages by Cate Doty

Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian

Luster by Raven Leilani

Featured Bookstores

Third Street Books in McMinnville, OR

Birchbark Books & Native Arts in Minneapolis, MN

Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, DC

Published by Kristen Evans

Kristen Evans is a culture writer and content strategist with a background in non-profit development. You can find her work in The Believer, Brooklyn Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Literary Hub, and NYLON, among other outlets. Please talk to her about books on Twitter, where she spends too much time tweeting as @paperalphabet.