2019 Year in Review

 

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As we draw near to the end of 2019, we reflect on this past year of reading. From favorite books to reading goals to bookish items on our Christmas lists, we cover a lot of ground! Special thanks to everyone who commented or wrote us a message. We love our listeners, and it was so much fun to include you all in this episode! Grab some Peanut Butter M&M’s and a cup of tea and listen in to our 2019 Year in Review!

Favorite Books of 2019 (2:50)

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Educated by Tara Westover

The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1) by John Flanagan

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottleib

Side by Side by Edward T. Welch

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Cuckoo’s Calling (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Gailbraith

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Circe by Madeline Miller

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Least Favorite Books of 2019 (21:29)

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Favorite Newbery Book of 2019 (29:25)

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Roll of Thunder, Hear by Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Least Favorite Newbery Book of 2019 (32:24)

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

How Close Are You to Meeting Your 2019 Reading Goal? (38:19)

What Books or Bookish Items Are on Your Christmas Wishlist? (47:16)

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD

8 Great Smarts by Kathy Koch, PhD and John Stonestreet (Kathy Koch’s last name is pronounced “cook” not “coe” as Lauren says it in the episode)

The Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection by Kate DiCamillo

The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell

His Dark Materials 3-Book Set by Philip Pullman

The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes and Noble Collectible Edition) by C.S. Lewis

The Jane Austen Collection (Macmillan Collector’s Library)

Book Bands

Help Books of Wonder Relocate Auction

Was there anything different about you reading life this year? (1:01:06)

Ask Us Anything! (1:07:53)

Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

A Newbery Christmas edited by Charles G. Waugh

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess

The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers

The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

All Is Well by Frank Peretti

The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

Episode 7: The Tale of Despereaux

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Other Books mentioned in this episode:

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

Our Next Book (1:24:23)

Holes by Louis Sachar

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Link to our Discussion Group: 

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Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalayfauxreader/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

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Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


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For the Love of Books Episode 3

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Nutrition, suspense, adult fiction, memoir, mystery, young adult, historical fiction, non-fiction, rom-com, and of course, middle-grade fiction! It’s all in this episode of For the Love of Books! Grab a cup of tea and some chocolate-covered berries and listen in to this episode where we share some book love from our favorite summer reads!

Listeners’ Favorite Summer Reads (1:18)

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung with Tim Downs

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

The River by Peter Heller

The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Team Friendships’ Favorite Summer Reads (4:35)

It Starts with Food by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six Audiobook

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

Instant Mom Audiobook

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses Audiobook

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Serial Reader App

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Audiobook

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

The Most of Nora Ephron by Nora Ephron

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner

Look! I Wrote a Book (And You Can Too!) by Salley Lloyd-Jones

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Link to our Discussion Group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamfriendshippodcastgroup/

Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalayfauxreader/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

For the Love of Books Episode 2

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Star Wars, fairy tales, fantasy, delightful middle-grade fiction, devotionals, travel guides, and going green! Grab a diet A&W root beer (or whatever beverage you prefer) and sit back and listen to our current book love as well as some book love from a few of our listeners.  We love hearing from you all, so please email us or message us on social media to share your book love!

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Star Wars Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

Star Wars Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser

The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Lauren gets confused and says this is a book about the San Francisco Library fire, but it is actually the Los Angeles Library)

Compost City by Rebecca Louie

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott

Searching for Spring by Christine Hoover

Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson

A Geek in Japan by Hector Garcia

Up in the Leaves by Shira Boss

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Listen to us on: 

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Links to our Book Club: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamfriendshipbookclub/

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/890651-team-friendship-reads

Our personal contact info: 

Leah Clapp – https://www.instagram.com/readheadedreader/

Mandalay Parkman – https://www.instagram.com/mandymalayfauxreader/

Lauren Keen – https://www.instagram.com/jedireader1138/

And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


Intro Music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music

Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound