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Staff Picks for June 2022

These are our recent favorite reads (even though they aren't all recently published).

Daisy Jones & The Six (TV Tie-in Edition)

A Novel

By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by: Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer & Pablo Schreiber
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes

“Oh man, what a ride! I guess I’m the right demographic for this book: I love rock and I grew up in the ’70s, so I wanted to like it...instead, I loved it! Yes, it’s sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, but it’s also got wonderfully complex characters that I cared about even if I didn’t like how they acted. It’s a peek into the formation of a band, how... Read more

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Happy Place

By: Emily Henry
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 11 hours 2 minutes

“Emily Henry does it again! This story spills over with so many incredible moments between friends and lovers. You will not be able to escape the charm and warmth of this circle of friends, who upon finding out that their summer home will be sold, desperately cling to their memories of all the times spent there. While they are navigating these... Read more

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Sun Damage

A Novel

By: Sabine Durrant
Narrated by: Sofia Zervudachi
Length: 10 hours 26 minutes

“Filling a book with less than likable characters is always a gamble. Sabine Durrant handles all of them with a deft hand. Spoiled rich kids, well off sisters, writers who fear being one hit wonders, and con people with complicated backstories all grasp the reader's attention. Ali is a fantastic, if not a trustworthy, narrator. Durrant also pulls... Read more

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Really Good, Actually

A Novel

By: Monica Heisey
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 10 hours 13 minutes

“Heartbreaking, hilarious, hopeful- this is a story that anyone in their late twenties/early thirties can relate to even if they aren't going through a divorce. Maggie is messy and unlikable for most of the book, but Heisey's writing made me root for her the entire time- even though I knew it was going to be a painful journey, I kept coming back... Read more

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Pineapple Street

A Novel

By: Jenny Jackson
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 8 hours 32 minutes

“Funny and full of heart, this book follows three women in an affluent Brooklyn Heights family. While the Stocktons have extreme privilege, author Jenny Jackson has somehow made them relatable, and I found myself rooting for their happiness. Against the backdrop of an opulent home, the novel poses important questions about how wealth shapes a... Read more

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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy

A Novel

By: Jamie Ford
Narrated by: Jennifer Lim, Cindy Kay, Mirai, Natalie Naudus, Sura Siu, Emily Woo Zeller, Nancy Wu & Jamie Ford
Length: 13 hours 28 minutes

“Besides the excellent historical research Ford incorporates, what makes this book unusual is Ford's compassion for his characters, from Dorothy Moy back through her ancestry. As Dorothy reaches back through generations, finding life-changing events that turn out to be echoes of even earlier events, she begins to realize that along with the... Read more

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The Fortunes of Jaded Women

A Novel

By: Carolyn Huynh
Narrated by: Vyvy Nguyen
Length: 9 hours 28 minutes

“The book starts with a curse, but evolves into a realistic and recognizable story of family dynamics. Longstanding disagreements and grudges keep three adult sisters from talking with each other, and from talking with their mother. The sisters' children, all female cousins who are scattered around the world, have sporadic contact with each other... Read more

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The Cloisters

A Novel

By: Katy Hays
Narrated by: Emily Tremaine
Length: 10 hours 16 minutes

“In this twisty thriller, the listener is transported to The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where medieval art and secrets hide. The author's description of setting places the listener into this world and you can physically inhabit this museum and all of its nooks and crannies. Using the history of tarot cards as a guiding... Read more

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The Personal Librarian

By: Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 12 hours 22 minutes

“I dearly loved this historical fiction based on the life of J.P. Morgan's personal librarian. My favorite combination of entertaining and educational! Read more

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Sea of Tranquility

A novel

By: Emily St. John Mandel
Narrated by: John Lee, Dylan Moore, Arthur Morey & Kirsten Potter
Length: 5 hours 46 minutes

“Incredibly crafted mystery through time & space that attempts to answer if we exist in a simulation, or the reality that we have always accepted. Read more

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Lessons in Chemistry

A Novel

By: Bonnie Garmus
Narrated by: Miranda Raison, Bonnie Garmus & Pandora Sykes
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes

“Character-driven and quirky, this book made me angry at what Elizabeth faces, yet at the same time, the fact that she faces it with such aplomb that it also filled me with joy to witness her journey. Reading this one at the same time as When Women Were Dragons made me wonder if Elizabeth would be dragoning pretty soon ;) but this one is set in... Read more

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The Four Winds

A Novel

By: Kristin Hannah
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 15 hours 2 minutes

“A brilliantly woven narrative set during the Dust Bowl years on the High Plains of Texas, The Four Winds is a story of survival that inspires us to persist. Hannah extensively researched the devastation of this climatic and agricultural phenomenon and its toll on communities, which seamlessly informs the deftly woven narrative of the life of... Read more

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Minor Feelings

An Asian American Reckoning

By: Cathy Park Hong
Narrated by: Cathy Park Hong
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER• ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE• A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness

“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen


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