Posted in DefaultTag on Dec 30th, 2019
The hosts of Unabridged once again gathered to reflect on our year of reading and to choose some of our favorites. While Jen (as is typical) wanted to talk about all the books, Sara and Ashley did a much better job reining it in. Check out the episode to hear us talk about The Song of Achilles, Good Talk, and The Heart's Invisible Furies. We revisit favorites from the podcast and share some of our favorite books for kids.
We'd love to know about your favorites of the year! Head over to social media to boost your picks.
Our Individual Awards
*Best Reinterpretation of a Classic - Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles
*Most Tear-Jerking YA Novel - Adib Khorram’s Darius the Great Is Not Okay
*Poignant, Hilarious, and Brilliant Graphic Memoir with a One-of-a-Kind Style - Mira Jacob’s Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
*Gripping Story that’s All about Sports, Except that It’s Really All about Life - Fredrik Backman’s Beartown
*Best Non-fiction that Reads like a Thriller - Nick Bilton’s American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
*Best Book of My Year and on My Top 5 of All Time - John Boyne’s The Heart's Invisible Furies
Children's and Young Adult Books
*Ashley - Most Affirming Story about Accepting Oneself - Grace Byers’s I Am Enough, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo
*Sara - Best Graphic Novel I Have Read and Also Got to Meet the Author - Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey Kiddo
*Jen - Best Series to Re-read - J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Not My Cup of Tea
*Ashley - Alafair Burke’s The Ex
*Jen - Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway
*Sara - Stephanie Land’s Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
Favorite Book from the Podcast
*Ashley - Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
*Jen - Ibi Zoboi's Pride
*Sara - Beth Macy's Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Give Me One - A Fact People Might Be Surprised to Know about Us
*Jen - studied biology and loves science
*Sara - has an MBA and used to work in banking
*Ashley - was a white water rafting guide
*Anne Bogel's What Should I Read Next? podcast
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