Archive for May 2020

In this Unabridged Podcast interview episode, we had a wonderful time discussing all things parenting and partners with Brandy Ferner. We read her novel Adult Conversation, which just released on May 5th, and we all felt that the depiction of motherhood with all of its dark humor and relentlessness resonated so much with our experiences.

 
Bookish Check In

Ashley - Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible

Jen - Marie Lu’s Rebel
Sara - Josie Silver’s The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Brandy - Glennon Doyle’s Untamed

 

Mentioned in Episode

Judy Brady Syfer’s “I Want a Wife
Instagram’s @readwithtoni
The Office

 

Give Me One - Reality TV Recs

Ashley - The Great British Bake Off

Jen - Survivor, Nailed It, So You Think You Can Dance, Next Top Model
Sara - The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, The Challenge, Top Chef, Real World, Road Rules

Brandy - Vanderpump Rules, Cameo website, The Bachelor, The Bachelor in Paradise, Too Hot to Handle

 
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We're so excited to share a preview of "Is There Anything Newer?" an episode of Connections: A Podcast of the James L. Hamner Public Library. This is a short excerpt from our conversation with Jill Hames, director of the James L. Hamner Public Library and host of Connections.
 
Also, watch for our Bookish Fave at unabridgedpod.com with recommendations for even more middle-grade reads.
 

Books Mentioned

Gary Paulsen's HatchetBrian's Winter (complete Hatchet series)

Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games trilogy)

Clare Vanderpool's Navigating Early

Veronica Roth's Divergent (the Divergent series)

 
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In this week's episode of Unabridged, Ashley, Jen, and Sara talk with Toni about the power of developing an online bookish community. Toni--who posts @readwithtoni--shares her own bookstagram journey, what she loves about buddy reads, and the books (like Homegoing and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things) that have resulted in some great conversations. We also each share some great, bookstagram-made-me-do-it reads.

 

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Lyssa Kay Adams’s The Bromance Book Club
Jen - Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke and Key series / book 1

Toni - Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai's The Mountains Sing

 

Mentioned in Episode

Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing
Min Jin Lee's Pachinko
Fatima Farheen Mirza's A Place for Us
Bryn Greenwood's The Reckless Oath We Made

@marianne.reads on Instagram

 

Give Me One - Book You've Found Because of Instagram

Sara - Lisa Lutz’s The Swallows
Ashley - Miranda Popkey’s Topics of Conversation (Book of the Month in general)
Toni - Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing

Jen - Mikel Jollett’s Hollywood Park

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In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we're discussing specific thrillers that we've read and LOVED (including books by Ruth Ware, Oyinkan Braithwaite, and T.M. Logan), and we're talking more generally about what does and does not work for us when it comes to the thriller genre. We've talked a lot recently about comfort reads and light reads, but we know from our Bookstagram community that thrillers are also a great escape for many readers. Let us know what you have read and loved when it comes to thrillers!

 

Bookish Check In

Sara - Brandy Ferner’s Adult Conversation
Ashley - Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of J.K. Rowlings’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
 

Thrillers We Recommend

Sara - T.M. Logan's Lies
Jen - Ruth Ware’s The Turn of the Key
Ashley - Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer
 

Other Mentions

Schitt’s Creek
Emily Henry’s Beach Read
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl
Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train
 

Give Me One - Things that Make Us Happy in Spring

Jen - Planting flowers
Ashley - Cherry blossoms
Sara - Porch weather
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In this Unabridged Podcast book club episode, we discuss the readers' choice spring 2020 pick, Katharine McGee's American Royals. We pair it with other books we've loved, including Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians (which we discussed in a film adaptation episode here!), Kiera Cass’s The Selection series, and Melissa Bashardoust’s Girls Made of Snow and Glass. We ended the episode by sharing (confessing?) things that we love to do to relax.

 

Timeline

Intro and Bookish Check In: 00:00 - 06:13

Book Club Discussion: 06:14 - 45:14

Give Me One: 45:15 - end

 

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Talia Hibbert’s Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Jen - Maggie Downs’s Braver than You Think (out May 12)

Sara - Abby Jimenez’s The Happy Ever After Playlist

 

Book Pairings

Ashley - Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians

Jen - Kiera Cass’s The Selection series - The Selection Book 1 / Complete Box Set

Sara - Melissa Bashardoust’s Girls Made of Snow and Glass

 

Other Mentions

Libro.fm

Hamilton the musical

Our Bookish Turn Offs episode

Our Crazy Rich Asians Book-to-Film Adaptation episode

The Bachelor

Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games

 

Give Me One - One Thing You Do to Relax

Ashley - coloring and lettering

Sara- exercise routine

Jen - reality TV / reading

 

 

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