Find Your Way Back to Reading with Comfort Reads

In this episode, we talk about what kinds of reads are bringing us comfort during these challenging times. Sara shares her love of cookbooks like Michelle Smith’s The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook, Ashley shares her love of poetry including the grief anthology Kevin Young’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing, and Jen shares some great fantasy reads that she's loving including Sarah J. Maas’s House of Earth and Blood. We'd love to know what you're reading that is bringing you comfort! Let us know here or on social media @unabridgedpod!


Bookish Check-in

Ashley - Louise Penny’s Still Life

Jen - Susannah Cahalan’s The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Sara - Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire


Comfort Read Recommendations

Sara -


Annie F. Downs’s 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self

(See this episode 198 from What Should I Read Next?)
Jen -
Sarah J. Maas’s House of Earth and Blood
Elana K. Arnold’s Damsel
Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Ashley -
Wendell Berry’s Window Poems
Mary Oliver’s West Wind
Nikky Finney’s Rice and Head Off and Split
Kevin Young’s The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing, including Phillis Levin’s “Vigil”
Don't miss our episode where we talked about ways to beat a reading slump in Episode 54!
Other Mentions
Katherine Center’s How to Walk Away
Give Me One - What's Getting Us By Right Now
Jen -
Jarrett Lerner’s activities online
online streaming of new movies (Onward)
Joe Wick - daily PE activities for kids (and adults!)
Lindsay Brin - Kids' workouts
Ashley -
Wow in the World podcast (now releasing daily with “Two Whats and a Wow!” as well as weekly!)
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