Archive for August 2019

We'll let you guess just which one of us went shopping in her Kindle closet . . . and then cheated to share an extra book (or two . . . or three!) on this episode. Well, actually, we ALL cheated because we have SO many books coming out this fall that we're eagerly anticipating.

Take a listen to our TBR lists, and then let us know what books you look forward to reading this fall! Head over to social media to let us know.

 

TBR Lists 

Ashley’s Picks

*Sarah Henning’s Sea Witch

*Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women

*Rainbow Rowell’s Wayward Son

Jen’s Picks

*Peter Heller’s Celine

*Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

*Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

Sara’s Picks

*Anissa Gray’s The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

*Lisa Lutz’s The Swallows

*Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys

 
other mentions 

*Peter Heller's The Dog Stars

*Peter Heller's The Painter

*Peter Heller's The River

*Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

*​The Bachelorette (TV Show)

*The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu TV Show)

*Casey McQuiston’s Red, White and Royal Blue

*Love Island (TV Show)

*Hester Fox’s The Widow of Pale Harbor

*Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer

*​Interview with Jesmyn Ward 

*Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments

*Shea Ernshaw’s The Wicked Deep

*Min Jin Lee's Pachinko

*Hester Fox's The Witch of Willow Hall

 

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There's a little bit about books and a whole lot about us in this Unabridged Short episode. Learn what books we loved to teach, what scares us, and what we do outside of reading. (This is more of a stretch for some of us than others!)

Feel free to share other questions for us on social media! And let us know: what's the scariest thing YOU've ever done for fun? what are your hobbies (outside of books)? what's your favorite podcast or social media follow . . . that's not book related?

 

works mentioned

*A.S. King’s Everybody Sees the Ants

*​Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

*S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

*Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood

 

podcasts and social media accounts mentioned

*The Popcast, Instagram account here

*Revisionist History, Instagram account here

*Tumble, Instagram account here 

*Jamie B. Golden on Instagram (from the Popcast)

*Simpleish Living (on Instagram)

 

To learn more about Ashley, see her page.

To learn more about Jen, see her page.

To learn more about Sara, check out her page.

 

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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!).

What are some of your new favorite audiobooks? Visit us on social media to share. You can find us on Litsy (at Unabridged), Instagram and Twitter (@unabridgedpod), and Facebook.

 

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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