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Books Unbound

By Ariel Bissett & Raeleen Lemay
Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
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Book History: Book Curses! 🔮
In this episode of Book History, Ariel dives into the world of book curses. Used by scribes to protect books from theft, what were these curses all about? Support this monthly series on Patreon: Patreon.com/booksunbound Bibliography: Great curses: https://www.medievalists.net/2015/09/top-10-medieval-book-curses/ CBC report: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/haruki-murakami-toronto-theft-used-books-used-book-store-1.3923235 Info about early scribes: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/ancientbooks/2016/05/24/medieval-book-production-and-monastic-life/ Chains and chests: https://medievalbooks.nl/2015/07/10/chain-chest-curse-combating-book-theft-in-medieval-times/ Earliest book plate: https://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?id=3185 Book plate history and examples: https://lithub.com/a-brief-history-of-personalized-bookplates/ Famous book plates: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/ex-libris-the-bookplates-of-31-famous-men/ A list of great book curses: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/536874/9-curses-book-thieves-middle-ages-and-beyond
12:28
January 15, 2021
#64 - What Do We Think About Reading Challenges?
After our updates on our currently reading, we had a question about reading challenges and had a great conversation about our thoughts!
36:33
January 10, 2021
#63 - OUR 2021 READING RESOLUTIONS!
What books do we NEED to read in 2021? Most anticipated releases? Raeleen is doing a book buying ban? And we share some new podcast updates! CMON, 2021, WE'RE READY! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
55:56
January 3, 2021
#62 - Surprise Christmas Book Haul!
We thought it would be lovely to sit down for a bonus episode at the end of the year to share the books we got around the Christmas period! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
27:40
December 31, 2020
#61 - OUR BIG 2020 WRAP UP!
Our top 5 books! Best re-reads! Cat books! Books unfinished! Statistics! Mashed potato books conquered and created! It's our big 2020 wrap up! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
57:10
December 27, 2020
#60 - Books To Read While Being Tattooed!?
One of our listeners is getting a tattoo and needs a very specific type of book! Plus it’s time for Japanese fiction, middle grade graphic novels, books like the Goldfinch, and Orwell essays! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
44:02
December 20, 2020
#59 - Penguin Buys Simon? Big Publishing News!
Raeleen has books to haul and shares so many books she read! Ariel has lots of book news including some big information: Penguin is buying Simon & Schuster.. what does that mean for books?  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
52:46
December 20, 2020
#58 - BOOK CLUB: Before the Coffee Gets Cold!
We loved this one! It's time to talk about, without spoilers first and then diving into them part way through, about our last book club of 2020! Thanks to everyoen who sent in a clip! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
43:09
December 17, 2020
#57 - Raeleen is Engaged!!!!
Our chattiest episode ever! We had a lot to update you on and because of Ariel’s move she hadn’t read much so we decided to do a more chatty episode (with a few books mentioned, for good measure)! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
39:56
December 6, 2020
#56 - BOOK CLUB: Dig!
Our third book club episode featuring voice clips from YOU!! In this book club episode we discuss Dig by AS King. Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
50:05
November 30, 2020
#55 - Where To Start With Fantasy!
Answering recommendations from our listeners! Books about characters escaping isolation? Romance with good character development? Raeleen shares where to start with fantasy and Ariel has a very specific recommendation for a book like the movie “We Bought A Zoo”! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
34:55
November 22, 2020
#54 - Raeleen Is An Overachiever and Ariel Has More Secret Graphic Novels
This update episode is full of graphic novels and a lot of book news! As always, Raeleen has some new books to share and we’re both excited to share our new merch! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
38:48
November 15, 2020
#53 - The Strangest Books We've Ever Read
Do you need a Goodreads goal booster? Uncommon retellings? Re-readable books? Or want to hear about the weirdest books you've read? This is the episode for you!! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
47:56
November 8, 2020
#52 - Ariel Gives Raeleen A Bunch of Books
This is a big one: a plant adoption tale, we announce our new book club book, many books are hauled, Ariel reveals she secretly read a graphic novel many months ago, and Raeleen shares one of the most beautiful covers we've ever had. Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
55:29
November 1, 2020
#51 - Times We've Met Book Celebrities!
One of our listeners asked us to share our book celebrity memories! We had a blast answering these! We also recommend graphic novel adaptations, books with mentors, and books for people who love YA! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
51:18
October 25, 2020
#50 - Fugitive Tales and Farm Stories!
It's time for a new reverse recommendations! Before our weekly reading update and a book haul, we ask for books about fugitives running away from the law and books that take place on farms! Link to the spreadsheet (also available on our patreon): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10Zx1nasUNfO7Ses-wQGruDLrpTVKNkGb2Jgfz0b2bis/edit?usp=sharing Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
50:31
October 18, 2020
#49 - Perfect Autumn Reads! 🍂
Another round of answering your requests! This week Raeleen and Ariel find a Halloween/fall time book, a very low-stress book, short books, and audiobooks for moving! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
33:42
October 11, 2020
#48 - It's Ariel's Birthday!
Recorded on Ariel's birthday, it's time to catch up on our reading! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
53:04
October 4, 2020
#47 - Books For The Reluctant Reader
Join Ariel & Raeleen as they answer questions like: which books would they recommend to those who are trying to get into Graphic Novels but don't know the genre very well? Which book to screen adaptation makes the most sense for Ariel & Raeleen to act in? And more! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
33:29
September 25, 2020
#46 - Ariel Officially DNF’s a Book!
Raeleen is making serious progress with 1Q84, Ariel has started a biography, and both of them discuss Beck Albertalli’s piece on Medium! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:05:59
September 18, 2020
#45 - Where To Start With Stephen King
Focusing on recommendations, Ariel & Raeleen answer several different Dustjacket inquiries such as: Where to start with Stephen King, books with mixed race main characters, and books that reflect who you are as a person! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
48:17
September 10, 2020
#44 - The Fabled Return
Ariel & Raeleen are back! Fresh off a month long no-internet retreat, Ariel and Raeleen get right back into things discussing what they've been reading, slight updates to the podcast format, performative reading and becoming free of it, and anything else that happened in August. Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:05:19
September 3, 2020
#43 - The Racing To Read Book Tag!
Ariel & Raeleen drop by mid-Reading Rush to try their new Racing to Read book tag! Including prompts like: A book you read really quickly, favourite long books, and favourite books that had ups and downs, this episode covers tons of bookish areas! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
26:44
July 23, 2020
#42 - Competitive Book Reading
With the Reading Rush only a few days away, Ariel and Raeleen have books on the brain! Raeleen presents evidence in the groundbreaking theory that the best course of action for someone moving from YA to Adult Fiction lies in reading fiction that is about young characters! And as if that wasn't already enough, Ariel drops a bomb when coming clean about her disdain for musicals, and follows that shocking revelation by failing her first ever recommendation! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
54:08
July 21, 2020
#41 - The One Where Ariel Tries Reading & Walking
After Ariel gets dizzy trying to read and walk at the same time, she ups the ante by reading out a few poems on the air. Meanwhile, Raeleen tries to recommend manga like Deathnote, and succeeds?! Interspersed with book hauls, book malls, and book WITHDRAWALS, this episode has it all! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:15:08
July 14, 2020
#40 - Book Hauls & Failed TBR's
Raeleen buys too many books, Ariel fails her TBR challenge (and considers quitting social media), and they both give recommendations for books that would make good boardgames, video games, and books that Miranda's husband might like! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:23:38
July 7, 2020
#39 - Classics and Getting Ready to Go OFFLINE!
This is such a great episode with a NEW SEGMENT and talk about a NEW Goodreads! Ariel and Raeleen discuss nature books ( books taking place in the forest and near water), as well as classic literature and high school English experiences! Join Books Unbound as we go offline for the month of August! (but don't worry, the podcast will continue as normal!!) Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:16:28
June 30, 2020
#38 - Summer Books and Books NOT From the Perspective of Humans!
Ariel and Raeleen discuss the books they associate with Summer and those sweet Summertime vibes as well as books told from a different kind of perspective!? Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
57:15
June 23, 2020
#37 - Recommending Books that Have Been Recommended!
A meta recommendation moment where Ariel and Raeleen talk about books that have been recommended to them in the past that they have loved, as well as recommending books by Black authors!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
59:34
June 16, 2020
#36 - #blacklivesmatter
Please click here to learn more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Raeleen and Ariel discuss the importance of the #blacklivesmatter movement and what they've been reading to try and educate themselves! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:09:21
June 9, 2020
#35 - Books That Are "Hideous to Look at But Great to Read!"
Please click here to learn more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Ariel and Raeleen recommend books that you shouldn't judge by their terrible covers and the books that they've most recently added to their 'Want to Read' shelf on Goodreads!   Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:06:14
June 2, 2020
#34 - Oatmeal Books and Dark Books WITH LITTLEBOOKOWL!
An exciting guest episode with Caz from LittleBookOwl! Ariel, Raeleen, and Caz discuss books that are full of sweetness and substance as well as books with darkness and mystery inspired by an emergency room vibe! They all plan out a COSPLAY adventure together!!? More Caz: https://www.youtube.com/LittleBookOwl Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:00:58
May 26, 2020
#33 - Reviewing AS King’s Favourite book WITH AS KING!
In this special episode, Ariel sits down and discusses God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut with the wonderful A.S. King! Check out AS King: https://instagram.com/as_king_?igshid=ocji1ty4j6yc Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:15:49
May 22, 2020
#32 - Green Books and Books That Deserve a Second Chance!
Ariel and Raeleen discuss books with the most beautiful green spines and books that they're so glad they read again despite not enjoying them the first time!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
46:42
May 19, 2020
#31 - Books That Should Be Retold From Another Character's Perspective!
Ariel and Raeleen discuss books that were popular on Booktube before 2016 and books, like Stephenie Meyer's upcoming novel, that they would like to read from the point of view of one of the other characters!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:05:46
May 12, 2020
#30 - Hard-Hitting Books and Books to Make You Ugly Cry!
Soooo much emotion! Ariel and Raeleen have exciting book news about up-coming bookish things as well as heartbreaking book news, discussions about very emotional books, and the books that have made them cry the hardest! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
57:24
May 5, 2020
#29 - BOOK CLUB: The Memory Police!
Our second book club episode featuring voice clips from YOU!! In this book club episode we discuss The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
55:54
May 1, 2020
#28 - It Comes in Threes!
Ariel and Raeleen talk about how the Reading Rush went for them! They also discuss the best stand-alone novels that should become a tv series and which books would make great documentaries! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
54:02
April 28, 2020
#27 - MORE Graphic Novels and Bedtime Books!
Ciders and Bangs!! Ariel and Raeleen discuss their belated Reading Rush TBR piles, books that should become graphic novels, and late night tea candle books! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
58:42
April 21, 2020
#26 - Books That Would Make Great Studio Ghibli Films!
We bring you rants about The Hunger Games and The Memory Police. Ariel and Raeleen also discuss a great book about books, books that could be Ghibli films, and books that just make you feel good.  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
41:30
April 14, 2020
#25 - Intense Topics and Plot Twists!
Ariel and Raeleen talk about some books with intense topics, including mention of the movie Bombshell. But there's also lots of fun talk about plot twists, a new and exciting manga, and books with similarities to Twilight (but feminist)!! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
56:53
April 7, 2020
#24 - The Animal Crossing Book Tag!
Animal Crossing is here and Raeleen and Ariel are SO EXCITED. After discussing our islands and reviewing New Horizons, we had to answer these Animal Crossing book questions!  Questions found at: https://bookishthingsandtea.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/animal-crossing-book-tag-original-book-tag-sunday/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1FFS7lF4E Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
44:36
April 6, 2020
#23 - Graphic Novels and Casting Actresses in Books!
Can there be too much Fall in one book!? Discussing lots of graphic novels and casting Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan as characters in books. Ariel also goes on rants about magic and Animal Crossing! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
53:25
March 31, 2020
#22 - Great Audiobooks and Recommending Books We Haven't Read??
Raeleen finishes a few books and Ariel has started a bunch of others... what's new?! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
43:53
March 24, 2020
#21 - Reverse Recommendations and Books We Didn't Like (But You Might)!!
We pick one of YOUR recommendations to read! Ariel goes on a rant about pronouncing a name and Raeleen talks about a play she probably will never see.. it's a good time! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:03:31
March 17, 2020
#20 - Addressing the Elephant WITH BOOKSANDLALA!
Kayla from BooksandLala joins us! Ariel talks about her love for authors who address the elephant in their books! Everyone discusses books full of dialogue, translated books, and lots of Stephen King! Kayla asks for recommendations of short, weird books! Having Kayla on the podcast was so fun and we'll be dying to know how she feels about her book suggestions from Ariel and Raeleen! More Kayla: https://www.youtube.com/booksandlala Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
1:12:55
March 10, 2020
#19 - Books You Desperately NEED People to Read!
Ariel is extremely excited about Raeleen's new current read! Ariel and Raeleen discuss disappointing books, the books you never want to stop talking about, magical realism, and books from the 80s!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
52:23
March 3, 2020
#18 - Boarding Schools and Big Cities!
Introducing the idea of reverse recommendations! Ariel and Raeleen discuss book covers, books about schools both magical and abroad, and books set in New York City and Paris!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
45:28
February 25, 2020
#17 - Library Book Nightmare and Raeleen's New Slogan!
Ariel has a big conundrum at the library and Raeleen speaks the truest wisdom she has ever uttered. Raeleen also finally gets to share some manga recommendations, orphan characters, and isolation as a theme?  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
54:38
February 18, 2020
#16 - Books That "Freak Us Out in an Exciting Way!"
Ariel and Raeleen went on their first Books Unbound field trip and share all about it! They also discuss books that are safe for work and books with clever and mind-twisting concepts!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
58:07
February 11, 2020
#15 - How to Get Out of a Reading Slump and "Your Name" Books!
Book collections are mentioned along with great recommendations for getting right back into the swing of reading! Ariel and Raeleen also discuss books with a similar dream-like atmosphere and theme of separation as the movie "Your Name."  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
57:29
February 4, 2020
#14 - Books That Make You Go "HMMM?" and Rare Stolen Books!!
What books make you go "HMM?" just by listening to the synopsis? Are you looking for a book about a tight group of friends? Raeleen and Ariel have the books for you! We also discuss some crazy book news including some rare stolen books! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
47:06
January 28, 2020
#13 - WOMEN! WOMEN! READ ALL ABOUT THEM!
Accidentally we kept discussing women... but when is that ever a bad thing!? Raeleen discusses tidying and Ariel rants about the Oscars, it's a good old time!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests and see our book lists at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
59:07
January 21, 2020
#12 - Introducing Book News and Books That Would Make Great Black & White Movies!
Has Ariel already found her favourite book of the year!? In the first episode of 2020, we discuss supporting libraries, reading another George Orwell novel, black and white books and books that take place in bookish settings! Raeleen and Ariel take on a new segment: Book News! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
47:25
January 14, 2020
#11 - Magical 2019 Wrap Up Extravaganza!
To end off our first year of podcasting, Raeleen and Ariel decided to share their 2019 mashed potato books, favourites, book to movie adaptations, and more! Honestly one of the funniest episodes yet. Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
44:15
January 4, 2020
#10 - BOOK CLUB: On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Our first book club episode featuring voice clips from YOU!! In this book club episode we discuss On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong!  Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound
51:17
December 25, 2019
#9 - Xmas Books, Motivational Teachers, and Books to Read in One Sitting WITH STORIESFORCOFFEE!
We have the wonderful Olivia from StoriesforCoffee in this episode! She launches another impassioned speech about 1984 from Ariel, Raeleen tries to make us all read a book she wishes more people picked up, and Ariel is still traumatized from an encounter with a mouse that happened right before recording this episode. It's a good one! Unbinding books to get to their heart with Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay! Submit your book requests at booksunboundpodcast.com and support the podcast on patreon! patreon.com/booksunbound Check out Olivia! https://www.instagram.com/storiesforcoffee/ Books mentioned: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
 On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer The Vegetarian by Han Kang The Only Woman in the Room by Heather Terrell Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Miracle, and Maureen Johnson My True Love Gave to Me Edited Stephanie Perkins Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty With Malice by Eileen Cook The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Secret History by Donna Tartt I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver
1:01:59
December 17, 2019
#8 - Queer Women, Mysteries, and Retellings!
Raeleen finished a book and got deja vu, Ariel hasn't finished anything, but we both get excited to recommend books about queer women, a mystery, some retellings, a book with dual timelines, and essays about women! Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Books mentioned:
 Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong The Vegetarian by Han Kang The Hike by Drew Magary The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline In the Woods by Tana French Fly on the Wall by e. Lockhart Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay Ask the Passengers by A.S. King Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With My by Mariko Tamaki Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid How to by a Woman by Cailtin Moran
49:27
December 10, 2019
#7 - Baking Bread and Weird Books!
The story of why the novel Ariel is currently reading is making her bake bread, plus we recommend weird books, a book about mental health, and some poetry! Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Books mentioned: Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast Sourdough by Robin Sloan The Hike by Drew Magary Our Dreams at Dusk by Manami Tasogare Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel The Cat's Pajamas by Ray Bradbury One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Dear Boy by Emily Berry Blue Horses by Mary Oliver Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
50:16
December 3, 2019
#6 - Books All 20 Year Olds Should Read!
Our first podcast episode recorded in the same room! Raeleen rereads a favourite book and Ariel gets another George Orwell book...  Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Books mentioned: Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast Sadie by Courtney Summers The Book Thief by Markus Zusac Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Animal Farm The Graphic Novel Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon Mu Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson Very Good Lives by JK Rowling Hatchet by Gary Paulson Misery by Stephen King
29:29
November 26, 2019
#5 - Deckled Edges vs Normal Pages and Underhyped Books!
It’s time for our first ever debate: we are tackling deckled edges versus normal pages… what side are you on?! We also recommend under hyped books, books with beautiful writing, and stories that have small town vibes like Gilmore Girls! This was a good one
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November 19, 2019
#4 - Puzzling Books and Intense Stories WITH JESSETHEREADER!
It's our first guest! We go through our episode with our long time pal Jesse from JessetheReader and discuss puzzling books that don't have mysteries (sort of...), books with intense plots, and cozy books to warm your heart! We loved doing this episode with Jesse and definitely hope to have him back soon! Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Go follow Jesse! https://www.youtube.com/jessethereader Books mentioned: Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab   The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs The Outsider by Stephen King My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China by Rao Pingru The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel We Were Liars by E. Lockhart The Martian by Andy Weir Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 1984 by George Orwell Wonder by R. J. Palacio Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too by Jomny Sun The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
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November 12, 2019
#3 - Time Travel, Stand Alones, and Books About Being Lost!
In episode three we Ariel is still reading the same thing but we manage to have a great time regardless! We find books for people feeling lost, books that have weird uses of time, and stand alones that aren't contemporary. Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Books mentioned: Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast The Long Walk by Stephen King Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Anne of Green Gables illustrated by Brenna Thummler The Outsider by Stephen King Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley Giant Days by John Allison Radio Silence by Alice Oseman The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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November 5, 2019
#2 - Witchy Books, Morally Grey Characters, and Mashed Potato Books??!
Welcome to episode two! We're only a few days away from Halloween so we recommend some witchy books! We also try to find some books with morally grey characters NOT written by Victoria Schwab, and both recommend a book that "hit us hard". Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Books mentioned: Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast Sheets by Brenna Thummler Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Skin and Other Stories by Roald Dahl Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed If You Find Me by Emily Mudoch All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Pale Fire by Vladimir Nobokov Sadie by Courtney Summers
52:48
October 29, 2019
#1 - Our New Podcast, What We're Reading, and Books with Unconventional Formats!
Welcome to Books Unbound! In our first episode we introduce ourselves a bit and then dive into what we're currently reading and the last book we finished before jumping into recommending you some books! This week we were asked for books with unconventional formats, magical realism, and adult books with middle-grade adventures! Submit your book requests to booksunboundpodcast@gmail.com and support the podcast on patreon! https://www.patreon.com/booksunbound Books mentioned: Our goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/141358.Books_Unbound_Podcast The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup The Testaments by Margaret Atwood My Boyfriend is a Bear by Pamela Ribon Sick Kids In Love by Hannah Moskowitz Night Film by Marisha Pessl A Little Something Different by Sally Hawkins Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
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October 18, 2019