Archive for March 2019

In this podcast episode, we return to our TBR lists for YA Literature that we discussed in Episode 47. Interested in listening to that short episode first? Listen to that episode here.

 

the YA books we read from our TBR lists

*Ashley 

-- Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die

​*Jen

-- Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series

-- Neil Shusterman's Scythe 

*Sara 

-- Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before series

-- To All the Boys I've Loved Before on Netflix

 

also mentioned

-- Neal Shusterman's Dry

-- Tahereh Mafi's A Very Large Expanse of Sea

 

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In this Unabridged Podcast episode, the Unabridged team had an amazing opportunity to interview Nadine Brandes about her upcoming publication, the YA historical fiction novel Romanov. Nadine is the author of Fawkes, the Out of Time series, and Romanov, which will be published on May 7th.

​Sara, Jen, and Ashley all read Romanov and were thrilled to have an opportunity to discuss the work, and writing in general, with Nadine. 

 

discussion

*Our Interview Discussion: 0:00 - 24:07

 

​mentions 

*Romanov by Nadine Brandes

*Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

*The Out of Time Series (A Time to DieA Time to Speak, and A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes)

 

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In this Unabridged Shorts episode, we discuss the Netflix adaptation of Julie Murphy's Dumplin'. If you'd like to listen to our episode gushing about how much we loved the book, click here!  

A quote from the book and one of our favorite scenes:

“There’s nothing good about losing someone,” [Lee] says. “But maybe Lucy wasn’t supposed to be your compass forever. Maybe she was there for you just long enough so you could learn how to be your own compass and find your own way.” She winks at me. “The universe is a strange thing.”

 

mentioned in episode

  • Julie Murphy's Dumplin' (the book)
  • Dumplin' (film)

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In this Unabridged Book Club episode, we discuss Julie Murphy's YA lit novel, Dumplin'

When “self-proclaimed fat girl” Willowdean Dickson decides to shake things up in her small town by entering her former beauty queen mother’s beloved beauty pageant, she learns more about herself than she anticipates.

“I think you gotta be who you want to be until you feel like you are whoever it is you're trying to become. Sometimes half of doing something is pretending that you can.”

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

timeline

*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 00:00 - 01:30

*Main Discussion: 01:30 - 42:40

*​Book Pairings: 42:50 - 49:24

*Classroom Connections: 49:24 - 56:36


book pairings 

*Ashley - Dhonielle Clayton's The Belles

*Jen - Isabel Quintero’s Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

*Sara - Sharon Huss Roat's How to Disappear


other mentions 

*Erin Jade Lange's Butter

*Jennifer Niven's Holding Up the Universe

*Carolyn Mackler's The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

*Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls

*A. S. King's Reality Boy

*A. S. King's Everybody Sees the Ants


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