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March Madness Round One: Match Ups One and Two

Updated: Mar 9

Get ready! Unabridged's March Madness event is here. We cannot wait for this year's competition. 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 One:


Book cover of Anne Bogel's Don't Overthink It

Anne Bogel's Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life


Discussed in: Episode 116


The Details: In this episode, we had fun discussing Anne Bogel's Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life and its application to our lives. Although we didn't go in depth about her other books, I'd Rather Be Reading and Reading People, we enjoyed reading and discussing those way back in episode 43.





Book cover of Samira Ahmed's Internment

Samira Ahmed's Internment


Discussed in: Episode 119


The Details: For our April 2020 Unabridged Book Club episode and discussion, we talk about Samira Ahmed's near-future YA literature novel, Internment (which was also our buddy read on Instagram in March!), and we make connections to other works including Mark Oshiro’s Anger Is a Gift, George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy, and Nic Stone’s Dear Martin. We end the episode by discussing some things that are helping us cope during this challenging time for our Give Me One.



Round One, Match Up Two:


Book cover of Chanel Miller's Know My Name

Chanel Miller's Know My Name


Discussed in: Episode 141


The Details: In this September 2020 Unabridged Book Club episode, we discussed Chanel Miller's memoir Know My Name. We discuss the powerful impact of Chanel Miller's words and the way that she is changing the world through sharing her story. In our book pairings, we talked about Laurie Halse Anderson's SHOUT, Jon Krakauer’s Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, and Jason Reynolds’s and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys.





Book cover of Farrah Rochon's The Boyfriend Project

Farrah Rochon's The Boyfriend Project


Discussed in: Episode 143


The Details: We were thrilled to conduct our September 2020 interview with Farrah Rochon, the USA Today Bestselling author of more than 35 novels, including her latest release, The Boyfriend Project. The two-time RITA Award finalist is a native of South Louisiana. When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading, cooking, traveling the world, visiting Walt Disney World, and catching her favorite Broadway shows.




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