Archive for July 2020

As we wrap up Season 3 of the Unabridged Podcast, Ashley, Jen, and Sara look back at Give Me One, a segment we introduced this season. After our Bookish Check-in, we each recommend a Give Me One, and then we end with an episode we recommend from the season.
 
Thank you so much for all of your support! We definitely are looking forward to Season 4.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Sandhya Menon’s 10 Things I Hate about Pinky
Jen - Roselle Lim’s Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop (coming out August 4)

Sara - Farrah Rochon’s The Boyfriend Project

 

Discussion - Recommended Give Me One Segments from Season 3

Jen - Episode 113 - A YA Lit Favorite

Sara - Episode 104 - A Toy You Loved When You Were a Kid

 
Other Mentions
Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi
Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give
John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series
Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped: Racism, Anti Racism, and You
 

Give Me One - Recommended Episode from Season 3

Ashley - Episode 113 - Why Teach YA?
Jen - Episode 106 - 2019 Unabridged Awards

Sara - Episode 104 - Debate - What Makes a Holiday Movie?

 
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In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we have so much fun talking with Morgan Hoit, @NYCBookGirl, about book-to-screen adaptations. We talk about our latest reads, book-to-screen adaptations we have loved, and books that we would love to see adapted.

 

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Sally Rooney’s Normal People
Sara - Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park
Morgan - Chelsea Bieker's God Shot, Emma Straub's All Adults Here, Lorrie Moore's short stories

 

Our Book-to-Screen Adaptations

Ashley - Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible
Jen - Natalie Jenner’s The Jane Austen Society
Sara - Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

Morgan - Adrienne Brodeur's Wild Game

 

Give Me One - Game Night Recommendations

Morgan - Anomia

 

Other Mentions

Cormac McCarthy's The Road
Lisa Taddeo's Three Women
Hamilton
Lev Grossman's The Magicians book series and adaptation
Mikel Jollett's Hollywood Park
R. O. Kwan's The Incendiaries
Lauren Groff's Arcadia
Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle
Waco on Netflix
Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before - book and film adaptation
Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give - book and film adaptation
Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley
André Aciman's Call Me By Your Name
Lady Bird and Greta Gerwig
Screen adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People
Hannibal series, based on Thomas Harris's book Hannibal
Mary Ann Shaffer's The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and the film version
The Twilight series and film adaptations
The Oatmeal comic (by Matthew Inman, illustrator of Exploding Kittens)

What Do You Meme? (game)

 
 
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In this Unabridged podcast episode, we're talking with Katherine Center about her latest book, What You Wish For, which released on July 14th. Katherine shares her first experience as a writer, writing fan fic about Duran Duran, why clown socks are the most fashionable apparel, and how she sets out to fight for joy.

 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

Jen - Jennifer Weiner’s Big Summer

Sara - Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Katherine - Will Storr's The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better

 

Other Mentions

Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Brit Bennett's The Mothers

Katherine Center's Happiness for Beginners

Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire

Katherine Center's How to Walk Away

Katherine Center's The Lost Husband

Ingrid Fetell Lee’s Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Katherine Center's thoughts on reading for joy on her website

Archie comics

Stranger than Fiction

 
 
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In this Unabridged Podcast episode, we have so much fun talking with Mariely Sylvette Martinez of PodQueens Latinas about underrated books and series. She joins us for our Bookish Check-in, and then we chat about what it means to be underrated and why some great books and authors don't seem to get as much buzz as others. Finally, we end with our Give Me One segment and recommend some podcasts that we're enjoying right now.

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Mindy McGinnis's A Madness So Discreet
Jen - Kel Kade's Fate of the Fallen
Sara - Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

Mariely - Dr. Mayra Llado's Run Your Race: A Guide to Making Your Impossibles Possible

 

Our Underrated Books and Authors

 

Ashley - Laini Taylor

*Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

*Strange the Dreamer duology

*Faeries of Dreamdark duology - Blackbringer

 

Jen - Lauren Oliver

*Before I Fall

*Delirium

*Panic

 
Sara - Beth Vrabel's Caleb and Kit
 

 

Give Me One - Podcast

Ashley - NPR's Life Kit

 

Other Mentions

Marie Lu's Rebel
Talia Hibbert's Get a Life, Chloe Brown
Cassandra Clare - City of Bones
George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire series
Rhonda Byrnes's The Secret

 

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In this Unabridged podcast book club episode, we're discussing Emily Henry's Beach Read. We have a great discussion and pair this one with some other great reads, including Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes, Kate Clayborn’s Love Lettering, and Josie Silver’s The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. Beach Read is a contemporary romance that balances witty banter with more serious themes.

 

Bookish Check In

Ashley - Jacqueline Woodson’s Harbor Me

Jen - Jennifer S. Cohen’s Falling Forward

Sara - Elizabeth L. Cline’s The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good

 

Book Pairings

Ashley - Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes - episode

Jen - Kate Clayborn’s Love Lettering

Sara - Josie Silver’s The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

 

Mentioned in Episode

Dressember Summer Book Club

Sally Thorne's The Hating Game

Green Valley Book Fair

Cassandra Clare's Lady Midnight

Brandy Ferner's Adult Conversation - episode

Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles

Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Bookish Ladies Club

 
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