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March Madness Round One: Match Ups Three and Four

Updated: Mar 9

Match ups three and four are here! Remember, all during our March Madness event, you'll have the chance to help us choose YOUR FAVORITE of the books we've discussed on Unabridged in the past year! You can vote throughout March as we move through our bracket. Be sure to check out our Instagram stories to vote. Each time you vote, you'll be entered to win a copy of the winning book OR a comparably priced book of your choice! Head over to this Instagram post for all the details.


Round One, Match Up Three:


Book Cover of American Royals by Katharine McGee

Katharine McGee's American Royals


Discussed in: Episode 124


The Details: In this Unabridged Podcast book club episode, we discuss the readers' choice spring 2020 pick, Katharine McGee's American Royals. We pair it with other books we've loved, including Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians (which we discussed in a film adaptation episode here!), Kiera Cass’s The Selection series, and Melissa Bashardoust’s Girls Made of Snow and Glass. We ended the episode by sharing (confessing?) things that we love to do to relax.





Book Cover of Adult Conversation by Brandy Ferner

Brandy Ferner's Adult Conversation


Discussed in: Episode 127


The Details: In this Unabridged Podcast interview episode, we had a wonderful time discussing all things parenting and partners with Brandy Ferner. We read her novel Adult Conversation, which just released in May 2020, and we all felt that the depiction of motherhood with all of its dark humor and relentlessness resonated so much with our experiences.








Round One, Match Up Four:


Book Cover of There, There by Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange's There, There


Discussed in: Episode 146


The Details: In this Unabridged Podcast book club discussion, we talk about Tommy Orange's There There. We all discuss this masterpiece, and then we share our pairings, including Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine, Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji, and Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers.









Book Cover of Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's Punching the Air


Discussed in: Episode 150


The Details: In this Book Club episode of the Unabridged podcast, Ashley, Jen, and Sara discuss Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's Punching the Air. After our Bookish Check-in, we share our opinions about the book and some favorite quotations, and then each of us offers another book we think would pair well with this YA novel in verse. Finally, we end by sharing some new favorites we've discovered lately.






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