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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List of Newbery Medal Books


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28: The Trumpeter of Krakow, The Matchlock Gun, and The Twenty-One Balloons

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss three Newbery medal winning books. Leah chose The Trumpeter of Krakow, winner of the 1929  medal. Mandy chose The Matchlock Gun, winner of the 1942 medal, and Lauren chose The Twenty-One Balloons, winner of the 1948 medal. We also share some book news and listener feedback. Grab a glass of lemonade and some dark chocolates and listen in to our discussion!

Book News (1:59)

Reading the Newberys Episode 4: The Crossover

The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander and Dawud Anyabwile

Flora and Ulysses Disney + Original Movie

Because of Winn Dixie Musical

Social Media Questions (5:53)

What book has been on your TBR the longest? Why?

Jane Eyre 

My Plane Jane

Heart of Darkness

The Jungle

The Hunger Games Trilogy

A Christmas Carol

Harry Potter Series

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Chronicles of Avonlea

The Boys in the Boat

Little House on the Prairie

War and Peace

Gone with the Wind

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Middlemarch

What is your favorite independent bookstore?

Books of Wonder in NYC

Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, WI

Murder by the Book in Houston, TX

The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA

Frugal Muse in Madison, WI

The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn, IL

Third Place Books in Seattle, WA

Voices Book Nook in Freeport, IL

Looking for an Independent Bookstore near you? 

How do you rate books on Goodreads?

Book Riot article: What Does a Goodreads Three Star Rating Mean to You?

Book Discussions (26:18)

Leah (26:28)

The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

The Trumpeter of Krakow St. Mary’s Trumpet Call

Mandy (45:53)

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Walter D. Edmonds Wikipedia Page

New York Times Article on Walter D. Edmonds

Walter D. Edmonds ENotes

Lauren (52:31)

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

William Pene du Bois Scholastic

Krakatoa: The Great Volcanic Eruption YouTube Documentary

1883 Eruption of Krakatoa Wikipedia

Our Next Book (1:15:51)

Mandy’s Pick

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List of Newbery Medal Books


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27: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys we discuss the winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. It has been a while since our last episode, so we catch up a little bit and share some listener feedback. Grab some grapes and listen in to our book discussion!

Social Media Questions (4:49) 

What is your bookish guilty pleasure?

What are your favorite bookish accessories?

SJWonderlandz Etsy Shop

Book News (13:05)

Kohl’s Cares Dan Santat Books and Plush Toys

How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet

Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

Hunger Games Prequel

Movie Adaptation of The One and Only Ivan coming August 14, 2020!

Amy Poehler to produce a film adaptation to The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser Book Tour

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Follow Karina Yan Glaser on Instagram @karinaisreadingandwriting

Link to pre-order Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Book Discussion (27:40)

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

Newbery Honor Books in 1977 (49:45)

The String and the Harp by Nancy Bond

Abel’s Island by William Steig

Our Next Books – Books from Back in the Day (50:28)

Leah’s Pick

Mandy’s Pick

Lauren’s Pick

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Link to our Book Club: 

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Our personal contact info: 

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List of Newbery Medal Books


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The Grey King

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In our 25th episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss the winner of the 1976 Newbery Medal The Grey King by Susan Cooper. We had mixed opinions on this Newbery book. Grab some jelly beans and a cup of tea, and listen in to our discussion to find out what we thought!

Book News (1:36)

We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines

Fabled Bookshop and Cafe

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mr. Rogers

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

The Vanderbeeker’s to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser

Kidlit These Days by Book Riot with Karina Yan Glaser

Katherine Applegate author event in Naperville, IL on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire coming October 2019!

Social Media Question: How do you typically choose your next read? (8:48)

What Should I Read Next? Podcast

Fellow Bibliomaniacs Facebook Group

Currently Reading Podcast

Book Page

Book Riot Kids

Book Discussion (14:46)

Why ‘The Dark Is Rising’ is the Book We Need Right Now

Interview with Susan Cooper

The Grey King by Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising Boxed Set

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

The Dark Is Rising (Book #2 in the Dark is Rising Series)

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

1976 Newbery Honor Books (55:22)

The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis

Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

Our Next Book! (56:32)

Leah’s Pick

Merch! (59:45)

Link to sign up to purchase a Team Friendship Bag

Stick around after the show ends for the blooper reel! (1:02:31)

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Team Friendship Reads Goodreads Book Club

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Team Friendship Reads Goodreads Book Club

Lauren

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List of Newbery Medal Books


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

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22: When You Reach Me

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In this episode of Reading the Newberys, we discuss When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal. As usual, we share our love for books and some book news. We also share some social media comments from our listeners! Grab some grapes and get cozy while you listen to our episode on this mystery, sci-fi middle-grade book!

For the Loves of Books (1:36)

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: This Book is a Classic by Susan Tan

Cilla-Lee Jenkins: The Epic Story by Susan Tan

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier

Dungeons and Dragons Core Rules Gift Set

Book News (11:11)

The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Family Keepsake Edition) by Dr. Seuss – Barnes & Noble Exclusive

November is National Novel Writing Month!

Happy 100th Birthday Madeleine L’Engle Sweepstakes by Macmillan

If you are going to be near Grand Rapids, MI on December 1st, check out this event happening at Schuler Books! Charlotte Jones Voiklis is one of  Madeleine L’Engle’s granddaughters. She co-wrote the book Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time. Sarah Arthur wrote A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle. –  100th Birthday Celebration for Madeleine LEngle, a conversation with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Sarah Arthur

Social Media Questions (17:42)

For Book’s Sake Podcast – Check them out! They are so fun!

Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook

The Disney Princess Cookbook

Barefoot Contessa Family Style

Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Eat Like a Gilmore: The 2nd Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

Book Discussion of When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (30:48)

Meet Author Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Science of Doctor Who

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Horse Sense by Bonnie Bryant (The Saddle Club book series)

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Newbery Honor Books in 2010 (1:05:47)

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

The Evolution of Calpernia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

Next Month’s Book Is… (1:08:20)

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