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 Achilles, Good Talk, and The Heart's Invisible Furies. We revisit favorites from the podcast and share some of our favorite books for kids.
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Our Individual 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
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
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
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