Archive for July 2019

We could NOT be more excited about launching Season 3!!!! We have so much good stuff planned for this upcoming season and are looking forward to reaching more readers and more teachers and more listeners.

In this episode, we highlight some upcoming episodes, new offerings on Teachers Pay Teachers, and ways you can become involved in our podcast discussions.

Tune in to find out what we have planned, and be sure to find us on social media!

 

books mentioned

*Elizabeth Acevedo's With the Fire on High

*Kelly Yang's Front Desk

*Padma Venkatraman's The Bridge Home

*Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves

 

other mentions

*Our Patreon Page

*Our Teachers Pay Teachers Store

 

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What says summer more than curling up with a good book and a nice glass of  . . . something? Unabridged dives into book and drink pairings in this episode. We share some books we've read, some books we hope to read, and the drinks that pop into our minds (sometimes spontaneously, and sometimes after a bit of Googling).

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books mentioned 

Jen's Picks

*Laura Dave’s Eight Hundred Grapes paired with wine (Thalia 2017 from Muse Vineyards)

*Megan Abbott’s  Give Me Your Hand or You Will Know Me (TBR) - Mole Hill American Imperial Stout (Brothers Craft Brewing)

 

​Ashley's Picks

*Pat Conroy's Beach Music paired with a Negroni (gin, vermouth, and campari)

*Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer with a Mind Eraser (kahlua, vodka, soda) from this post

 

Sara's Picks

*Jane Harper's The Dry paired with a Diablo cocktail (tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, ginger ale) or a Foster's beer or Victoria Bitter beer

*Linda Francis Lee's The Glass Kitchen with Apple Pie drink (apple schnapps and a splash of cinnamon schnapps)

 

other mentions

*Jane Harper's The Lost Man and Force of Nature

*Episode 68 - Books about Food

*Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate

 

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Back in January, we shared the books that we planned (or hoped?) to read this year. Now, it's time to share our progress. Have we read all of them? Nope. But we've made a valiant effort. (Or at least an effort.)

What was on your TBR list for 2019? How are you doing? We'd love to hear about your successes and failures, the books you've loved and the ones that have disappointed you, over on social media. Check us out on Facebook and everywhere else @unabridgedpod.

 

books we've read

​Jen’s Update

*Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread

*Karen Thompson Walker’s The Dreamers

*Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars

Ashley’s Update

*Laini Taylor’s Muse of Nightmares

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


Sara’s Update

*Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones and the Six

*​Busy Phillips’s This Will Only Hurt a Little

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

other mentions

*Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles 

*Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

*Myquillyn Smith’s The Cozy Minimalist Home

*Angie Thomas's On the Come Up

*Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer

*​Yara Zgheib’s The Girls at 17 Swann Street

*Tommy Orange’s There, There

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​In this summer highlights episode, we're sharing three of our most popular Unabridged Short Story episodes! You can join us on the Rainbow Rowell Train, pick up some steamy recommendations, and learn all about our worst (or maybe best?) literary sins.

We'd love to hear your newest recommendations for our TBR, your best steamy picks, and (of course!) your true confessions.

 

timeline

​Click the episode title to access show notes and links to the books mentioned:

*Episode 57, "Anticipated Reads of 2019" (01:58 - 20:50)

*Episode 33, "Love is in the Air" (21:00 - 40:40)

*Episode 54, "Confessing Our Literary Sins" (40:50 - 55:06)


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

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*Introduction and Summary of the Book: 0:00 - 01:10

*Main Discussion: 01:11 - 51:47

*​Book Pairings: 51:57 - 58:39

*Classroom Connections: 58:40 - 63:05

book pairings 

*Jen - Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle

*Ashley - Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

*Sara - Ruth Wariner's The Sound of Gravel

*Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table

other mentions in classroom connections

*Sara - Dave Pelzer's A Child Called "It"

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