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#1: One Billion Americans
The Case for Thinking Bigger
What would actually make America great: more people.
If the most challenging crisis in living memory has shown us anything, it’s that America has lost the will and the means to lead. We can’t compete with the huge population clusters of the global marketplace by keeping our population static or letting it diminish, or with our crumbling transit... Read more »
#2: The Lying Life of Adults
Soon to be a NETFLIX Original Series.
A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.
“There’s no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year.”—Elle
Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly,... Read more »
#3: All We Can Save
Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson, Sherri Mitchell, Catherine Pierce, Kate Marvel, Adrienne Maree Brown, Jacqueline Patterson, Janine Benyus, Camille T. Dungy, Mary Anne Hitt, Abigail Dillen, Leah C. Stokes, Joy Harjo, Maggie Thomas & Marge Piercy
Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection,... Read more »
#4: Star Daughter
Narrated by Soneela Nankani / 13 hours 5 minutes
“Shveta Thakrar's prose is as beautiful as starlight.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black
This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy.
The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be... Read more »
#5: The Lazy Genius Way
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done
7 hours 8 minutes
Being a Lazy Genius isn't about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.
“I could not be more excited about this book.”—Jenna Fischer, actor and cohost of Office Ladies podcast
The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go... Read more »
#6: One by One
By Ruth Ware
“Even when the world gets back to normal, you'll never trust your coworkers again. Snoop, a hot tech company that gives music fans the ability to follow along with what others are listening to in real time, is built around the pleasures of voyeurism. But what if the person you think you know has a hidden past? When an avalanche hits and confines these coworkers to a fancy chalet, they'll be picked off one by one as the killer fights to keep their secrets hidden from peering eyes.”Christy, Avid Bookshop
#7: The Switch
By Beth O'Leary
10 hours 11 minutes
This program is read by British actors Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones, star of Hulu's Normal People.
A grandmother and granddaughter swap lives in The Switch, a charming, romantic novel by Beth O’Leary, who has been hailed as “the new Jojo Moyes” (Cosmopolitan UK)...
When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical... Read more »
#8: Cemetery Boys
By Aiden Thomas
13 hours 47 minutes
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.
A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking."
Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.
When... Read more »
#9: You Belong
A Call for Connection
Narrated by Sebene Selassie /
From much-admired meditation expert and Western Buddhist thought leader, You Belong is a social and spiritual call to action, exploring our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other
To belong is to experience joy and freedom in any moment: to feel pleasure, dance in public, accept death, forgive what seems unforgiveable, and... Read more »
#10: Transcendent Kingdom
By Yaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.
Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and... Read more »
#11: Silver in the Wood & Drowned Country
By Emily Tesh
Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies / 5 hours 50 minutes
Silver in the Wood
There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads.
When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry... Read more »
#12: Do What You Want
The Story of Bad Religion
By Bad Religion & Jim Ruland
Narrated by Rob Shapiro /
From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, Do What You Wanttells the whole story of Bad Religion's 40-year career in irreverent style.
Do What You Want: The Bad Religion Story reveals the ups and downs of the band's forty-year... Read more »
#13: Finding Freedom
Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family
10 hours 29 minutes
The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met.
When news of the... Read more »
A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women
By Lyz Lenz
Narrated by Natalie Peyser / 6 hours 45 minutes
In Belabored, Lyz Lenz will "make you cry in one paragraph and snort-laugh in the next." (Chloe Angyal, contributing editor at MarieClaire.com)
Written with a blend of wit, snark, and raw intimacy, Belabored is an impassioned and irreverent defense of the autonomy, rights, and dignity of pregnant people. Lenz shows how religious, historical, and... Read more »
#15: Ready Player Two
By Ernest Cline
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the “ridiculously fun and large-hearted” (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film.
Praise for Ready Player One
“Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today
“An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger... Read more »
5 hours 49 minutes
For fans of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, comedian and Emmy award–winning writer Sara Schaefer’s hilariously honest memoir follows Sara’s trip through the Grand Canyon with her sister that causes her to reflect on her childhood and the scandal that changed her family forever.
When Sara Schaefer is in... Read more »
#17: News of the World
Narrated by Grover Gardner /
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Tom Hanks
National Book Award Finalist—Fiction
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that... Read more »
#18: Ink & Sigil
From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles
By Kevin Hearne
10 hours 11 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns to the world of his beloved Iron Druid Chronicles in a spin-off series about an eccentric master of rare magic solving an uncanny mystery in Scotland.
“Ink & Sigil is escape reading, and I loved every word.”—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of A Longer Fall
Al... Read more »
#19: Magic Tree House Collection: Books 25-32
Stage Fright on a Summer Night; Good Morning, Gorillas; Thanksgiving on Thursday ; and more
Magic Tree House (R)
Narrated by Mary Pope Osborne /
Enjoy this collection of eight Magic Tree House audiobooks!
#25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night
The show must go on! That's what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There they meet William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! But Mr. Shakespeare's having a hard time with... Read more »
#20: Once a Warrior
How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home
By Jake Wood
The powerful story of one Marine who found healing and renewed purpose after returning from combat, for himself and tens of thousands of fellow veterans.
When Marine sniper Jake Wood came home in 2009 from grueling tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, his country asked yet more of him: to compartmentalize his traumatic memories, put his elite military... Read more »
#21: Better Than People
By Roan Parrish
It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire…
Simon Burke has always preferred animals to people. When the countdown to adopting his own dog is unexpectedly put on hold, Simon turns to the PetShare app to find the fluffy TLC he’s been missing. Meeting a grumpy children’s book illustrator who needs a dog walker... Read more »
#22: Squeeze Me
By Carl Hiaasen
11 hours 9 minutes
From the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious new novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida's gold coast.
It's the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there's a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally), and be... Read more »
#23: Hitler's Northern Utopia
Building the New Order in Occupied Norway
Narrated by Suzanne Toren / 9 hours 4 minutes
The fascinating untold story of how Nazi architects and planners envisioned and began to build a model Aryan society in Norway during World War II Between 1940 and 1945, German occupiers transformed Norway into a vast construction zone. This remarkable building campaign, largely unknown today, was designed to extend the Greater German Reich... Read more »
#24: A Chance to Fight Hitler
A Canadian Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War
By David Goutor
Narrated by Braden Wright / 9 hours 5 minutes
In late 1936, as Franco’s armies stormed toward Madrid, Stalin famously termed the defence of Spain “the common cause of all advanced and progressive mankind.” As a German emigrant to Winnipeg, Hans Ibing recognized the importance of the Spanish Civil War to the struggle against worldwide fascism in a way that most people in Canada did... Read more »
#25: War Beneath the Sea
Submarine Conflict During World War II
Narrated by Chris MacDonnell / 25 hours
Sweeping from the frigid waters of the North Atlantic to the steaming South Pacific, this riveting chronicle of submarine warfare is the first to cover all the major submarine campaigns of the war, describing, in detail, the operations of the British, American, Japanese, Italian, and German submarine and anti-submarine forces.Beginning with a... Read more »
#26: When These Mountains Burn
By David Joy
7 hours 22 minutes
Acclaimed author and "remarkably gifted storyteller" (The Charlotte Observer) David Joy returns with a fierce and tender tale of a father, an addict, a lawman, and the explosive events that come to unite them.
When his addict son gets in deep with his dealer, it takes everything Raymond Mathis has to bail him out of trouble one last time.... Read more »
Alex Verus: Book #11
Narrated by Gildart Jackson /
Alex Verus faces his dark side in this return to the bestselling urban fantasy series about a London-based mage. To protect his friends, Mage Alex Verus has had to change—and embrace his dark side. But the life mage Anne has changed too, and made a bond with a dangerous power. She's going after everyone she's got a grudge against—and it's a long... Read more »
#28: Crank Palace
Maze Runner: Book #5
Narrated by Mark Deakins /
Newt has been to hell and back with his friends.
The Glade. The Maze. The Scorch. The inner halls of WICKED. But now he has a burden that can't be shared with Thomas and the others—the Flare. And Newt can't bear the thought of his friends watching him descend into madness as he succumbs to the virus.
Leaving only a note, Newt departs the Berg... Read more »
#29: The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal
The Political Economy of Saving the Planet
Narrated by James Patrick Cronin /
An engaging conversation with our most respected public intellectual around how a global Green New Deal has the potential to save humanity and the planet The environmental crisis under way is unique in human history. It is a true existential crisis. Those alive today will decide the fate of humanity. Meanwhile, the leaders of the most powerful... Read more »
#30: The Girl and the Bombardier
A True Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied France
Narrated by Karen White /
Susan Tate Ankeny was sorting through the belongings of her late father—a World War II bombardier who had bailed from a burning B-17 over Nazi-occupied France in 1944—when she found two boxes. One contained her dad's Air Force uniform, and the other an unfinished memoir, stacks of envelopes, black-and-white photographs, mission reports, dog... Read more »
#31: Fighting Words
6 hours 30 minutes
A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
"Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." --Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of... Read more »
#32: How Ike Led
The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions
12 hours 24 minutes
This program includes an audiobook exclusive introduction written and read by Susan Eisenhower and a newly remastered version of President Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address.
How Dwight D. Eisenhower led America through a transformational time—by a DC policy strategist, security expert and his granddaughter.
Few people have made decisions as... Read more »
#33: Straight Up
Honest, Unfiltered, As-Real-As-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges
Trent Shelton is a motivational speaker, former NFL player, and founder of the non-profit RehabTime. Trent reaches millions of followers of all ages each week with his videos and messages about relationships, personal success, life, and faith.
Who do you have in your life who’s not afraid to tell you the honest-to-God truth? Who do you have who’s... Read more »
#34: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
By V. E. Schwab
“Schwab has a masterpiece on her hands with this title. I loved it from the beginning, and that love grew until the very end. Addie needed to find a way to escape the life she is supposed to live as a woman in France, 1714. “No matter how desperate or dire, never pray to the gods that answer after dark.” As the sun sets, she is praying to any god that will listen to help her be free, someone eventually hears her... and they answer. 300 years later Addie walks into a bookstore to find a young man at the counter. Upon her return she realizes he remembers her...”Maxwell, Paragraphs Bookstore
#35: Battle Ground
Dresden Files: Book #17
By Jim Butcher
THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET SERIOUS FOR HARRY DRESDEN, CHICAGO’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL WIZARD, in the next entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.
Harry has faced terrible odds before. He has a long history of fighting enemies above his weight class. The Red Court of vampires. The fallen angels of the Order of the Blackened Denarius.... Read more »
#36: When No One Is Watching
By Alyssa Cole
Narrated by Susan Dalian & Jay Aaseng /
“This is a must-read thriller rooted deeply in Brooklyn and its racist past. As the neighborhood makes plans for the annual block party, Sydney ends up battling more than the microaggressions from her new white neighbors. When her best friends go missing, her mom's prized garden is threatened, and a fake meter reader breaks into her home, she will put everything on the line to get out alive. At least she's got a semi-charming, well-meaning Theo by her side.”Christy, Avid Bookshop
#37: Winter Counts
Narrated by Darrell Dennis / 8 hours 17 minutes
An addictive and groundbreaking debut thriller set on a Native American reservation and hailed by CJ Box as "a hell of a debut"
"Winter Counts is both a propulsive crime novel and a wonderfully informative book." —Louise Erdrich
Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by... Read more »
#38: Rhythm of War
The Stormlight Archive: Book #4
The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.
After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a... Read more »
#39: Murder on Cold Street
The Lady Sherlock Series: Book #5
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, investigates a puzzling new murder case that implicates Scotland Yard inspector Robert Treadles in the USA Today bestselling series set in Victorian England.
Inspector Treadles, Charlotte Holmes’s friend and collaborator, has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at... Read more »
#40: All the Devils Are Here
Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: Book #16
By Louise Penny
13 hours 58 minutes
In All the Devils Are Here, the 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light.
On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home... Read more »
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt /
“Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era.” —Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles
Award-winning author Tiffany D.... Read more »
#42: The Memory of Souls
A Chorus of Dragons: Book #3
By Jenn Lyons
27 hours 27 minutes
The Memory of Souls is the third epic fantasy in Jenn Lyons’ Chorus of Dragons series.
WHAT IF YOU'RE THE ONE WHO HAS TO DIE?
Now that Relos Var's plan to free the dark god Vol Karoth has been revealed and with more demons rampaging across Quur every day—the end of the world is closer than ever.
To buy time for humanity, Kihrin, Janel, and... Read more »
The Raybearer Series: Book #1
13 hours 48 minutes
“Immerse yourself in a rich fantasy world with wishes to cheat death, struggles for power, and hopes to find love. Jordan Ifueko has given us the start of a series where peace may not be as it seems and who you are vs. who the world tells you to be can have life-threatening and history-shaping consequences. One of my favorite aspects is the chants, prayers, and songs that are essential to the story and the narrator rhythmically enriches the reading.”Jessica, Once Upon A Time
#44: I Have Something to Tell You
Narrated by Chasten Buttigieg /
A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America’s future.
Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his... Read more »
#45: Across the Green Grass Fields
Wayward Children: Book #6
A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire's Across the Green Grass Fields, a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-wining Wayward Children series.
“Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.”
Regan loves, and is loved, though her... Read more »
#46: I Would Leave Me If I Could.
A Collection of Poetry
Grammy Award–nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me if I Could, she reveals never-before-seen poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder.
In this debut collection, Halsey bares her soul. Bringing the same artistry found in her lyrics,... Read more »
#47: American Royals II: Majesty
American Royals: Book #2
Is America ready for its first queen? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan and Will and Kate, you'll love this sequel to the New York Times bestseller that imagines America's own royal family--and all the drama and heartbreak that entails. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal... Read more »
#48: Under the Whispering Door
By TJ Klune
Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy with TJ Klune's signature “quirk and charm” (PW) about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with
When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.
Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the... Read more »
#49: Wild Sign
Alpha and Omega: Book #6
Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham must discover what could make an entire community disappear--before it's too late--in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series.
In the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. It's as if the people... Read more »
#50: His Truth Is Marching On
John Lewis and the Power of Hope
By Jon Meacham & John Lewis
An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America
John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund... Read more »