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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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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And look for each of us on Goodreads!

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Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


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

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound

 

 

 

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

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And look for each of us on Goodreads!

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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

 

 

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

Our personal contact info: 

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And look for each of us on Goodreads!

Team Friendship Reads Goodreads Book Club

Lauren

Leah

Mandalay

List of Newbery Medal Books


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

Interval Music: “Carefree Kevin” MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Ending Music: “Ukelele” by Royalty Free Music from Bensound