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Featured Books for October 2021


Two copies of the book cover of Aiden Thomas's Cemetery Boys

October Book


In October, we're so excited to be discussing Aiden Thomas's YA novel Cemetery Boys (Amazon | Bookshop.org) as both our Book Club and Buddy Read pick. We'll have two IG chats in the middle of the month, and then the episode will release on October 27th. Stay tuned to @unabridgedpod for details!


Here's the synopsis:

"A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys.


"Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.


"When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.


"However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave."


Book cover of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and a box that reads TBA

November Books


In November, our Book Club book will be L. M. Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables (Amazon | Bookshop.org). We are so thrilled to be discussing this beautiful novel. Our Buddy Read pick is still in progress, so be sure to keep up with our social media posts for the big announcement!


Here's the synopsis for Anne of Green Gables:


"Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents' deaths, she's bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting.


"She's a mischievous, talkative redheaded girl with a fierce temper, who tumbles into one scrape after another. Anne is not like anybody else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special, a girl with an enormous imagination. All she's ever wanted is to belong somewhere. And the longer she stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for anyone to imagine life without her."



Book cover of Darcie Little Badger's Elatsoe - the cover appears twice

September Book


If you missed our September pick, be sure to check out episode 197, in which we discuss Darcie Little Badger's Elatsoe (Amazon | Bookshop.org). We had some fabulous chats about this gorgeous YA novel.


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