Bonus • December 3, 2021

Book Club: 'Iron Widow' by Xiran Jay Zhao

Show Notes

Like its fascinating protagonist, this book is on a mission to challenge its readers.


Are you ready for Bookstacked’s final book club discussion of the year?

Xiran Jay Zhao’s debut novel, Iron Widow, rocked the YA book world at the beginning of the fall season which gave us plenty of reason to choose it as our third book club pick for 2021. An exciting sci-fi fantasy, this book challenges readers’ expectations by adding exciting twists to tired YA tropes while challenging the problematic aspects of today’s society, especially where patriarchal systems and misogyny are concerned.

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