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106: Unabridged Awards 2019 - Y'all Know I'm Indecisive

Updated: Jan 14


The hosts of Unabridged once again gathered to reflect on our year of reading and to choose some of our favorites. While Jen (as is typical) wanted to talk about all the books, Sara and Ashley did a much better job reining it in. Check out the episode to hear us talk about The Song of AchillesGood Talk, and The Heart's Invisible Furies. We revisit favorites from the podcast and share some of our favorite books for kids.

We'd love to know about your favorites of the year! Head over to social media to boost your picks.

Our Individual Awards


Jen's Awards

Best Reinterpretation of a Classic - Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles

Most Tear-Jerking YA Novel - Adib Khorram’s Darius the Great Is Not Okay


Ashley's Awards

Poignant, Hilarious, and Brilliant Graphic Memoir with a One-of-a-Kind Style - Mira Jacob’s Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Gripping Story that’s All about Sports, Except that It’s Really All about Life - Fredrik Backman’s Beartown


Sara's Awards

Best Non-fiction that Reads like a Thriller - Nick Bilton’s American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

Best Book of My Year and on My Top 5 of All Time - John Boyne’s The Heart's Invisible Furies

Children's and Young Adult Books

Ashley - Most Affirming Story about Accepting Oneself - Grace Byers’s I Am Enough, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo 

Sara - Best Graphic Novel I Have Read and Also Got to Meet the Author - Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey Kiddo

Jen - Best Series to Re-read - J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

Not My Cup of Tea

Ashley - Alafair Burke’s The Ex

Jen - Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway

Sara - Stephanie Land’s Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Favorite Book from the Podcast

Ashley - Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Jen - Ibi Zoboi's Pride

Sara - Beth Macy's Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Give Me One - A Fact People Might Be Surprised to Know about Us

Jen - studied biology and loves science

Sara - has an MBA and used to work in banking

Ashley - was a white water rafting guide

Other Mentions

Anne Bogel's What Should I Read Next? podcast


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Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.


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