Archive for October 2019

Join us for our 2019 edition of Spooky Stories! ​​We're here again this season to share with you our latest seasonal and spooky favorites. We'll talk the latest books (including Shea Ernshaw's Winterwood, coming out on November 5th... SO GOOD!), and we will share our thoughts about some of the Book of the Month picks from this season (including Alex North's The Whisper Man, Alex Michaelides’s The Silent Patient, and Riley Sager's The Last Time I Lied). 

What are you reading this season? Find us on social media to share your favorites!

 

our spooky picks

 

Jen's Picks

*Alex North’s The Whisper Man

*Jennifer McMahon’s The Invited

 

Ashley's Picks

*Sarah Henning’s The Sea Witch

*​Shea Ernshaw’s Winterwood

 

Sara's Picks

*Riley Sager’s The Last Time I Lied

*Alex Michaelides’s The Silent Patient

 

give me one - game edition

*Jen's pick - Exit: The Game (The Abandoned Cabin edition)

*Sara's picks - - Apples to Apples AND Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture Edition

*Ashley's pick - Code Names

 

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Well, we have failed at reading all of our recommendations for each other, but we had a good time with some confessions, some reflection, and some reviews of how well we know each other. In general, I'd say that we did a pretty good job recommending books for each other . . . and a pretty bad job prioritizing our TBRs.

Join us on social media to share your thoughts about these books, your recommendations for each of us, and your tips for TBR prioritization!

 

Missed out on the episode where we recommended books to each other? Listen here

 

Ashley’s Update

*Renee Watson’s Piecing Me Together 

*Ingrid Rojas Contreras’s Fruit of the Drunken Tree

*Hasn't read yet - 

*Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy)

*Sujata Massey’s The Widows of Malabar Hill

 

Jen's Update 

*A. Sivandan’s When Memory Dies 

*Knox McCoy’s The Wondering Years

*Louise Penny's Still Life

*Still finishing -

*Don Delillo’s White Noise 

 

Sara's Update 

*Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

*Stephanie Perkins’s Anna and the French Kiss

*Laura Lippman’s Sunburn

*Hasn't read yet - 

*John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies

 

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​​For this short episode of Unabridged, we are talking all about Rainbow Rowell and our love for her books. While we each have unique favorites of her work, we can agree that we are all fans, and there are some things that run through her writing that we enjoy.

​And as Jen says, "Rainbow Rowell is an auto-buy for us!"

 

the hosts' favorites

Ashley’s Pick

*Rainbow Rowell's Carry On

 

Jen’s Pick

*Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl

 

Sara’s Pick

*Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park

 

other mentions​

*Rainbow Rowell's Wayward Son

*Rainbow Rowell's Pumpkinheads

*Rainbow Rowell's Attachments

*Rainbow Rowell's Landline

*Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High series

 

give me one: one tv show you should watch

*Sara's pick: Justified

*Ashley's pick: The Good Place

*Jen's pick: Fleabag

 

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Our short episode in which we pair two characters from two different books, those literary folks we think might be friends in real life, proved to be more challenging than we anticipated. Fortunately, as friends in real life (ha!), we supported each other, confirming the validity (when we could) of our choices.

Listen to this new short episode, and then let us know what you think: are these friendships viable? what friendships do YOU think might work in real life?

 

Jen’s Match

*Wendy from Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had with Marianne from Sally Rooney’s Normal People

 

Sara’s Match 

*Penny from Shea Ernshea’s The Wicked Deep with Evie from Sarah Henning’s Sea Witch

 

Ashley’s Match

*Leigh from Emily X. R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After with Lara Jean from Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

 

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We're thrilled to discuss Anissa Gray's new novel, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls. Told in the alternating perspectives of the Butler sisters, this novel is timely, compelling, and, at times, heartbreaking.

We offer pairings and recommendations for the ways that teachers can use this book in their classrooms.

After you listen, join us on social media throughout October to participate in our book club discussions. We'd love to know what you think!

 

timeline

*Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 36:03

*Book Pairings: 36:03 - 45:43

*Classroom Connections45:44 - 49:54

book pairings

*Ashley - Mira T. Lee's Everything Here is Beautiful

*Jen - Pat Conroy's The Prince of Tides

*Sara - John Green's Turtles All the Way Down​

 

classroom connections

*Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls

*Yara Zgheib's The Girls at 17 Swann Street

*Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing

 

other mentions

*Piper Kerman's Orange Is the New Black and the Netflix Series

 

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