Archive for June 2018

Lit Chat Game #3 (Short Story Episode)

 

books mentioned

*Sara - Rebecca Well's Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

*Jen -  Stephen King's Dark Tower series

*Ashley - Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices: Clockwork AngelClockwork PrinceClockwork Princess (box set)

*Jenni - Jen Lancaster's Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

 

other works mentioned

*J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (of course!)


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Gabrielle Zevin's Young Jane Young - Episode 26

timeline

  • Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:50
  • Main Discussion: 0:51-41:50
  • ​Book Pairings: 41:51-53:37
  • Classroom Connections: 53:38-59:09

book pairings

books mentioned in classroom connections

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"Go To" Authors - Short Story Episode

 

books and authors mentioned

-Jen

*Margaret Atwood

*Laini Taylor

*Sarah J. Maas

*Tana French (The Dublin Murder Squad)

*Elizabeth George (The Inspector Lynley series) 

-Sara

*John Green

*Fredrik Backman

*Louise Penny (the Inspector Armand Gamache series)

-Ashley

*Cormac McCarthy (Blood Meridian)

*Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eye) 

*Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices series)

*Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #1 & #2, The Grisha Verse #1-3)

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Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

Episode 24

 

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book! 

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-01:17

*Main Discussion: 01:18-43:05

*​Book Pairings: -43:13-51:34

*Classroom Connections: -51:34-56:18

book pairings

*Sara - Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

*Jen - Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

*Ashley - I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

*Jenni - My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult 

*Other mentions: This Is Us TV Series

books mentioned in classroom connections​

*Jenni - One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt and The Pinballs by Betsy Byars

*Sara - Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff

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Kwame Alexander's Solo, Episode 23

 

Spoilers are inevitable throughout our discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book!

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00-0:51

*Main Discussion: 0:51-30:32

*​Book Pairings: 30:40-44:25

*Classroom Connections: 44:25-50:05

book pairings

*Jenni - Jonellen Heckler's White Lies

*Jen - Jeff Zentner's The Serpent King

*Sara - Ellen Hopkins's Crank

*Ashley - Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming

other books mentioned

*Kwame Alexander's Booked and Crossover and picture books

*S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

*Matt de la Pena's article Sometimes the Tough Teen Is Quietly Writing Stories 

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