Archive for January 2019

Spoilers are inevitable throughout this discussion, so consider whether or not to listen if you haven't yet read the book Gabi, a Girl in Pieces!

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 03:49

*Main Discussion: 03:50 - ​36:01

other mentions 

*J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

*Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series

*William Shakespeare's Hamlet

*Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

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Podcast Episode 57 - A Giant Pile: Anticipated Books for 2019

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our anticipated reads

*Jen -

*Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread

*Dane Huckelbridge’s No Beast So Fierce

*Karen Thompson Walker’s The Dreamers

*Patrick Rothfuss’s Doors of Stone

*Rainbow Rowell’s Wayward Son

*Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars

*Ashley - 

*Myquillyn Smith’s The Cozy Minimalist Home

*Angie Thomas's On the Come Up

*Laini Taylor’s Muse of Nightmares

*Yara Zgheib’s The Girls at 17 Swann Street

*Children’s book - Kwame Alexander's The Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

 

*Sara - 

*Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones and the Six

*Busy Phillips’s This Will Only Hurt a Little 

*Tommy Orange’s There, There

*Tracey Garvis Graves’s The Girl He Used to Know

other mentions

*Taylor Jenkins Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

*Myquillyn Smith's The Nesting Place

*Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give

*Dane Huckelbridge's Castle of Water

*John Vaillant's The Tiger

*Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles 

*Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone and Children of Virtue and Vengeance

*Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer

*Rainbow Rowell's Carry On and Eleanor and Park

*Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

*Leigh Bardugo's Grisha series, starting with Shadow and Bone

 

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favorites by category mentioned in episode

*Jen -

*Most devastating, gorgeous novel that alternates between time periods - Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers

*Most satisfying end of a long series that I’ve been reading for years - Sarah J. Maas’s Kingdom of Ash

 

*Ashley - 

*Best memoir that left me tearing up every five minutes - Michelle Obama’s Becoming

*Best YA verse novel that includes brilliant slam poetry - Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X

 

*Sara - 

*Best book I thought I would hate, but ended up LOVING - Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List

*Most compelling non-fiction that I have read in a LONG time. - John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood

not my cup of tea

*Ashley - Angelo Surmelis’s The Dangerous Art of Blending In

*Jen - Ariel Lawhon’s I Was Anastasia

*Sara - Emily Giffin’s All We Ever Wanted

favorites by category - children's books 

*Ashley - A book I’ve decided my girls will absolutely have to read (I hope… fingers crossed that they will like it) - Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon

*Jen - A book I immediately had to read with my son - Jacqueline Woodson’s Harbor Me

*Sara - A book filled with nostalgia that I HAD to share with my kids  - Barbara Robinson's The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

favorites from the podcast

*Ashley - Emily X. R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After

*Jen - Tara Westover’s Educated

*Sara - Dane Huckelbridge’s Castle of Water

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Justina Ireland's Dread Nation

 

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 02:10

*Main Discussion: 02:11 - 40:54

*​Book Pairings: 40:55 - 46:17

*Classroom Connections: 46:18 - 49:04

book pairings 

*Jen - Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go

*Ashley - Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (Listen to our podcast episode here)

*Sara - Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series

other mentions 

*The Walking Dead TV series

*Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games

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mentioned in episode

*Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

*Jane Austen's Emma

*Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre

*F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

 

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