By: Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
Narrated by: Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
Length: 5 hours 21 minutes
Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.
Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black... Read more »
By: Rachel Hawkins
Narrated by: Emily Shaffer, Kirby Heyborne & Lauren Fortgang
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes
A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins's The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda.
Meet Jane. Newly arrived to Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a gated community full of McMansions, shiny SUVs, and bored... Read more »
By: Ijeoma Oluo
Narrated by: Ijeoma Oluo
Length: 10 hours
From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.
What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual... Read more »
By: George Saunders
Narrated by: George Saunders, Phylicia Rashad, Nick Offerman, Glenn Close, Keith David, Rainn Wilson, BD Wong & Renée Elise Goldsberry
Length: 14 hours 43 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.
For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA... Read more »
By: Robert Jones, Jr.
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 14 hours 52 minutes
"A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly." --Entertainment Weekly
A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they... Read more »
By: Ashley Audrain
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK
“Taut, chilling….Audrain has a gift for capturing the seemingly small moments that speak volumes about relationships.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end.”
—Good Morning America
A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the... Read more »
By: Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes
International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.
If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that... Read more »Learn more
By: Sanjay Gupta
Narrated by: Sanjay Gupta
Length: 10 hours
Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top... Read more »
By: Torrey Peters
Narrated by: Renata Friedman
Length: 12 hours 31 minutes
“An unforgettable portrait of three women, trans and cis, who wrestle with questions of motherhood and family making . . . Detransition, Baby might destroy your book club, but in a good way.”—Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
“Emotionally generous, richly textured, and deeply intelligent.”—Claire Lombardo, New York... Read more »
By: Paraic O'Donnell
Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes
With all the wit of a Jane Austen novel, and a case as beguiling as any in Sherlock Holmes's casebook, Paraic O'Donnell introduces a detective duo for the ages, and slowly unlocks the secrets of a startling Victorian mystery. London, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window. So begins the swirling,... Read more »Learn more
By: Seanan McGuire
Narrated by: Annamarie Carlson
Length: 4 hours 3 minutes
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 »
By: Eley Williams
Narrated by: Kristen Atherton & Jon Glover
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
"Delightful...Underneath this novel's extremely bookish mystery is the idea that our identities are as improvisatory as the words we affix to them, and that even the dictionary, the most seemingly staid and impartial arbiter of truth, is an 'unreliable narrator.'"
--The Wall Street Journal
An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut novel from a... Read more »
By: Mateo Askaripour
Narrated by: Zeno Robinson
Length: 11 hours 12 minutes
A crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.
There’s nothing like a black salesman on a mission.
An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mother, who wants... Read more »Learn more
By: Una Mannion
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes
A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong.
“The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence.”
It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The... Read more »Learn more
By: Elise Bryant
Narrated by: Jordan Cobb
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes
Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Nicola Yoon, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life.... Read more »Learn more
By: KJ Dell'Antonia
Narrated by: Xe Sands & Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
"A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon
Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.
In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and... Read more »
By: Stina Leicht
Narrated by: Maria Liatis
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes
Hugo awardnominated author Stina Leicht has created a take on space opera for fans of The Mandalorian and Cowboy Bebop in this high-stakes adventure. Persephone Station, a seemingly backwater planet that has largely been ignored by the United Republic of Worlds becomes the focus for the Serrao-Orlov Corporation as the planet has a few secrets... Read more »Learn more
By: Lama Rod Owens
Narrated by: Lama Rod Owens
Length: 9 hours
In the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation?
White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of... Read more »
By: Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 15 hours 35 minutes
“A harrowing tale of the lies of omission and the lies of commission that can break a family apart, What Could Be Saved is a delicious hybrid of mystery, drama, and elegance: rich with detail, lush in language, and capable of keeping you on the edge of your seat.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light
Washington,... Read more »
By: Michelle Buteau
Narrated by: Michelle Buteau
Length: 6 hours 34 minutes
From the stand-up comedian, actress, and host beloved for her cheeky swagger, unique voice, and unapologetic frankness comes a book of comedic essays for fans of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling and We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union.
If you’ve watched television or movies in the past year, you’ve seen Michelle... Read more »
By: Devon Price
Narrated by: Em Grosland
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes
From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a fascinating and thorough examination of what they call the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough—filled with practical and accessible advice for overcoming society’s pressure to “do more.”
Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks. Side... Read more »
By: Greer Macallister
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 12 hours 4 minutes
A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition?and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don't come back. Eccentric Lady Jane Franklin makes an outlandish offer to adventurer Virginia Reeve: take a dozen women, trek into the Arctic, and find her husband's lost expedition. Four parties have failed to find him, and Lady... Read more »Learn more
By: Deesha Philyaw
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 4 hours 6 minutes
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double... Read more »Learn more
By: Alexi Pappas & Maya Rudolph
Narrated by: Alexi Pappas & Maya Rudolph
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams.
“Heartbreaking and hilarious.”—Mindy Kaling • “A beautiful read.”—Ruth Reichl • “Essential guidance to anyone dreaming big dreams.”—Shalane Flanagan • “I couldn’t put... Read more »