Books Unbound

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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#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
57:05
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
46:50
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
42:33
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
49:15
October 18, 2019