Archive for January 2021

In this episode of Unabridged, we talk about our reading challenge choices for 2021, including the Unabridged Reading Challenge that we're doing together and our personal choices for an additional reading challenge. We'd love for you to join us for the #unabridgedpodreadingchallenge this year—check out this page for everything you need to dive right in!

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In this Unabridged Episode, Sara discusses creating connections with six word memoirs and ideas on how to use six word memoirs across the curriculum. Let us know some of your ideas on how to use six word memoirs in your classroom!

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In this episode of the Unabridged Podcast, Ashley, Jen, and Sara chat with Adam Schaeuble, host of the Million Pound Mission podcast (now called the Low Carb Hustle podcast) and the Podcasting Business School podcast. After our Bookish Check-in, Adam joins in recommending behavioral science books that can help everyone reach their life goals in 2021. If you have resolutions that you'd like to reach, be sure to check out the episode, and if you have your own self-help books to share, let us know @unabridgedpod!

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Unabridged Podcast Book Awards for 2020

In this episode of the Unabridged Podcast, Ashley, Jen, and Sara offer up their book awards for 2020. After sharing their Bookish Check-ins, they each present their award categories and their book picks, which include adult and young adult titles. They end the episode with Non-Bookish Awards.

Bookish Check-in
Ashley - Talia Hibbert’s Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Jen - Lisa Ko’s The Leavers
Sara - Liz Moore’s Long Bright River
 
Our Book Picks for Our 2020 Unabridged Awards
 
Ashley -
A Romance Book that Taught Me I Can Love Love Books - Helen Hoang’s The Bride Test
A New to Me Book that is Fascinating and Important - Brittany Morris’s SLAY (YA Lit Pick)
 
Jen -
Favorite Re-Read that Was a New Discovery - Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible
A New Take on an Old Subject - Traci Chee’s We Are Not Free (YA Lit Pick)
 
Sara -
Favorite Memoir that Made Me Laugh Out Loud - R. Eric Thomas’s Here For It
Most Important Book of the Year - Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (YA Lit Pick)
 
Other Mentions
Casey McQuiston's Red, White, and Royal Blue
Farrah Rochon's The Boyfriend Project
Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient
Beth Macy's Dopesick
 
Previous Awards Episodes
Interested in more awards? Here are the Unabridged Podcast Awards episodes from 2019 and 2018.
 
Give Me One - Non-Bookish Unabridged Awards
 
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Teaching Tidbits 8: New Year, New Goals

In this Unabridged Episode, Jen discusses taking a pause to reflect on changes for the remainder of the school year, including questions to ask, practices to improve, and focuses to implement.

 

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In the first book club discussion of 2021, we are thrilled to discuss Adib Khorram's Darius the Great Is Not Okay. This brilliant young adult lit book addresses so many important topics including family heritage, bullying, friendship, family dynamics, managing depression, and so many other issues with nuance and humor. If you're interested in discussing this one, it's also our Unabridged Podcast Buddy Read this month! We'll be talking about it on January 11th and 25th on Instagram. Just message us to join!

 

Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Marie Lu’s Skyhunter
Jen - Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers
Sara - Rachel Hawkins’s The Wife Upstairs
 

Our Pairings

Ashley - David Yoon’s Frankly in Love
Jen - Erika L. Sánchez’s I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Sara - Sarah Moon’s Sparrow

 

Mentioned in Episode

Charles Portis’s True Grit
Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom
Neil Shusterman’s Scythe
Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely
 

Give Me One - A Series You Want to Finish but Haven't

 
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