Archive for August 2020

In this Unabridged episode, we give listeners a sneak peek into some of the content that we share on Patreon each month. In this one, after our bookish check-in, we share Jen and Sara's book-to-film adaptation discussion of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. Don't miss the fun trivia! Stick around for the give me one where we share the best concerts we've ever attended!
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Brandy Colbert’s The Voting Booth
Jen - Nadia Hashimi’s The Pearl that Broke Its Shell (@readwithtoni buddy read; check out our episode with Toni)

Sara - Lamar Giles’s Not So Pure and Simple

 

Mentioned in Episode

Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage
Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight and the film adaptation
The Lost Boys

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Give Me One - Best Concert We've Attended

Ashley - U2 (with Nelly Furtado as the opening act)
Jenv- Goo Goo Dolls / No Doubt / Bush

Sarav- Goo Dollsv/ Bon Jovi

 
 
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Great Book Recommendations - Our Season 4 Recs for Each Other

In today's episode of the Unabridged Podcast, we each do our best to recommend a book that our friends and co-hosts will love. Be sure to listen to our Bookish Check-in and our Give Me One, where we pick a favorite karaoke song.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again
Jen - Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic (@bookishladiesclub buddy read)

 

Main Discussion - Our Recs for Each Other

Ashley's Pick for Jen - Pénélope Bagieu’s Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
Ashley's Pick for Sara - Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles
Jen's Pick for Ashley - Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age
Jen's Pick for Sara - Rachel DeLoache Williams’s My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress
Sara's Pick for Ashley - R. Eric Thomas's Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America

Sara's Pick for Jen - Sharon Huss Roat’s How to Disappear

 

Give Me One - Song We’d Sing at Karaoke

Ashley - Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”
Jen - “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton

Sara - Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”

 

Other Mentions

Dhonielle Clayton's The Everlasting Rose

 
 
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Dive into Nonfiction Reads

In this Unabridged podcast episode, we talk all things nonfiction, and we each make recommendations for nonfiction reads to dive into that we've loved. We talk about Kirkland Hamill's Filthy Beasts, Kiese Layman's Heavy, Knox McCoy's All Things Reconsidered, and Phuc Tran’s Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In. As always, we find ways to talk about more books, too, and have lots of fun during our discussion. If you're interested in nonfiction reads, be sure to join us for our September book club choice, Chanel Miller's Know My Name.
 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Marie Lu’s Rebel

Jen - Adrienne Kisner’s Six Angry Girls

Sara - Chanel Miller’s Know My Name

 

Our Picks

Ashley - Kiese Laymon’s Heavy: An American Memoir

Jen - Phuc Tran’s Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In

Sara - Knox McCoy’s All Things Reconsidered

 

Mentioned in Episode

Kirkland Hamill's Filthy Beasts
Marie Lu's Legend, Prodigy and Champion
Episode 137, Stamped Book Club Discussion
Hamilton

Knox McCoy's The Wondering Years

 

Give Me One - What We Wanted to Be When We Grew Up

Jen - a nurse
Ashley - marine biologist

Sara - fashion designer

 
 
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In this Unabridged Book Club discussion, we talk about Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. This phenomenal book is a remix for young people of Kendi’s original Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, and we all felt that it was a phenomenal read and is such a great fit for the classroom.

 

Bookish Check-In

Ashley - Tiffany D. Jackson’s Monday’s Not ComingJen - Robert Kolker’s Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American FamilySara - Sheila Williams’s The Secret Women 

 

Book Pairings

 

Ashley - Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Jen - Kwame Mbalia’s Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Sara - Nic Stone’s Dear Martin and Rita Williams-Garcia’s One Crazy Summer

 

Give Me One - Favorite Dessert

 

Ashley - Oreo Ice Cream Dessert (This recipe is similar to the handwritten one I have)

Jen - Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Sara - Ice cream, but Sara also recommends Monster Cookie Dough Dip

 

Other Mentions

 

Tiffany D. Jackson's Allegedly

Jamie Golden with The Popcast

@readwithtoni buddy read for Hidden Valley Road (Don't miss our episode with Toni!)

the Hamilton musical

Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy

Unabridged Episode - Great Books for the Classroom Written by Black Authors

Revisionist History episode, "The Lady Vanishes" (Note: In the episode, Jen mentions a Freakonomics episode about the Prime Minister of New Zealand and says she'll check on the link. This episode of Revisionist History, about the Prime Minister of Australia, is the correct reference.)

Ibram X. Kendi's interview on Armchair Expert

 

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