Archive for August 2019

In this episode, we are revisiting our love for audiobooks! Each of us has evolved as an audiobook listener, and we talk about that process, the types of books that work best for us on audio, how we're stretching ourselves . . . and Sara's deep, deep love for puppy dog kisses (no sarcasm there at all!).

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Ashley’s Picks

*George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo (multiple narrators) (book/audiobook)

*Michelle Obama’s Becoming​ (read by the author) (book/audiobook)

 

Jen’s Picks

*Steve Sheinkin’s Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian Football Team (Mark Bramhill, narrator) (book/audiobook)

*Lydia Kang’s A Beautiful Poison (Saskia Maarleveld, narrator) (book/audiobook) and The Impossible Girl (Saskia Maarleveld, narrator) (book/audiobook)

 

Sara’s Picks

*Fredrick Backman’s Beartown (Marin Ireland, narrator) (book/audiobook)

*W. Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose (William Dufris, narrator)​ (book/audiobook)

 

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For the second year, we are excited to explore three of the Global Read Aloud books. (You can find out more information about the Global Read Aloud here.) We are thrilled to begin Season 3 with a discussion of three amazing novels for middle grade, middle school, and young adult readers.

Listen to the episode, and then let us know what you think!

 

timeline

*Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 01:16

*Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves: 01:17 - 18:45

*Padma Venkatraman's The Bridge Home18:46 - 31:59

*Kelly Yang's Front Desk32:00 - 43:40

 

other mentions 

*Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony

*Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

*Peter Heller’s The Dog Stars

*Mindy McGinnis’s Not a Drop to Drink

*Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

*Alan Gratz’s Refugee

*Neal Shusterman’s Dry

*R. J. Palacio’s Wonder

*Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers

*Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”​

 

other resources 

*Joseph Boyden’s Wenjack

*​Louise Erdrich’s Tracks

*Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine

*Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Hearts Unbroken

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