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Modern Mrs Darcy's Summer Reading Guide

Modern Mrs Darcy's Summer Reading Guide

All the books from Modern Mrs Darcy's 11th annual Summer Reading Guide.

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To Night Owl From Dogfish

By Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
Narrated by: Imani Parks, Cassandra Morris, Michael Crouch, Sullivan Jones, Bahni Turpin, Renata Friedman, Cassandra Campbell, Robbie Daymond, Giordan Diaz, Alexandra Harris, Johnathan McClain, Emily Rankin & Various
Length: 6 hours 13 minutes

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.

Avery Bloom, who's bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives... Read more »

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Wayfarers: Book #1

By Becky Chambers
Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
Length: 14 hours 23 minutes

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

“This gripping, diverse novel, set well after Earth's residents have scattered to Mars, other planets, and itinerant spacecraft, is as scientifically and sociopolitically plausible as any science fiction I've ever read or listened to. The characters, from a variety of alien species along with AI, have wide-ranging journeys that speak to our current reality and to issues of immigration, xenophobia, colonization, economic class, technological advancement, environmentalism, and more. The members of one species are all born female and becomes male later on, of another all use "they" pronouns, and of another are free with their touch and affection and find amusement in human hangups about touch. In the midst of all this complex representation emerges a story that stands alone as cohesive, meaningful, and powerful.”

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The Patron Saint of Second Chances

A Novel

By Christine Simon
Narrated by: Tim Frances
Length: 7 hours 54 minutes

The self-appointed mayor of a tiny Italian village is determined to save his hometown no matter the cost in this charming, hilarious, and heartwarming debut novel.

Vacuum repairman and self-appointed mayor of Prometto, Italy (population 212) Signor Speranza has a problem: unless he can come up with 70,000 euros to fix the town’s pipes, the water... Read more »

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Harry's Trees

By Jon Cohen
Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
Length: 15 hours 7 minutes

Harry's Trees

“Harry's Trees is a satisfying, multifaceted story that makes you believe that there is magic in ordinary things.”

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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

Lessons in Chemistry

Lessons in Chemistry is a story of Elizabeth Zott: a brilliant female chemist in a man’s lab during the early 1960’s. She continuously faces challenges with grace and intellect. She rather begrudgingly hosts a cooking show which causes a ripple effect of women standing up for themselves, knowing their worth, and seeking higher education and pay. This quirky fictional book certainly challenges us not to just accept the 'status quo' and reach higher!”

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Garden Spells

By Sarah Addison Allen
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 7 hours 43 minutes

The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden....

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The Lazy Genius Kitchen

Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before

By Kendra Adachi
Narrated by: Kendra Adachi
Length: 6 hours 3 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way comes a fresh perspective for getting the most out of your kitchen!

“An empowering, transformative, and slightly sassy guidebook.”—Jenna Fischer, actress, author, and producer/cohost of Office Ladies podcast 

You want your kitchen to be the heartbeat of the home, but you’re... Read more »

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I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet

Discovering New Ways of Living When the Old Ways Stop Working

By Shauna Niequist
Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
Length: 6 hours 21 minutes

Read by the author with an audio-exclusive interview of Shauna about her family's move to New York.

When everything we've been clinging to falls apart, how do we know what to keep and what to let go of? I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet, now a New York Times bestseller, is a clear-eyed look at where we go from here--and how we can transform our...

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Now What?

How to Move Forward When We're Divided About Basically Everything

By Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers
Narrated by: Beth Silvers & Sarah Stewart Holland
Length: 5 hours

From friendships to Facebook to far-off countries, what do we do when our lives seem mired in conflict? How do we find connection when our differences are constantly on display and even exacerbated by algorithms and echo chambers? How do we build a kinder society?

If you are tired of the anxiety, frustration, and fear that pervade your... Read more »

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Tell Me Everything

The Story of a Private Investigation

By Erika Krouse
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

Tell Me Everything

Tell Me Everything is a smart and disturbing look at sexual assault and a system that encourages it. It's part investigation of a culture of rape in a university's football team, part memoir of the author's childhood trauma as she investigates the college, and the journeys of both towards justice. And in this world we live in, what does 'justice' even look like? It's a hard read due to its subject matter, but I flew through it in one sitting... I would circle the block in my car when I got home because I couldn't bear to (figuratively) put it down. This is investigative journalism at its finest.”

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Peace Is a Practice

An Invitation to Breathe Deep and Find a New Rhythm for Life

By Morgan Harper Nichols
Narrated by: Morgan Harper Nichols
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes

Read by the author.

When you breathe in all the grace available to you and release everything that is outside of your control, you'll discover peace that surpasses your circumstances. All it takes is practice.

If you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about the future, you're far from alone. For many of us, when we're not worrying about what is to...

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Finding Me

A Memoir

By Viola Davis
Narrated by: Viola Davis
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

Narrated by Viola Davis

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in...

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Bomb Shelter

By Mary Laura Philpott
Narrated by: Mary Laura Philpott
Length: 7 hours 2 minutes

If you enjoyed Happy-Go-Lucky, then you’ll love Bomb Shelter.

“Philpott has a wicked sense of humor. In Bomb Shelter she deftly balances humor with very personal topics, such a serious medical condition that is affecting her teenage son and a revelation from her father regarding the nature of his job when Philpott was a child, which inspires the title of the memoir. Bomb Shelter is not only a book that I enjoyed immensely and will recommend widely, but it is book that I will purchase to give as gifts to friends.”

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Like a House on Fire

By Lauren McBrayer
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 9 hours 1 minutes

A JULY 2022 BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK

What would you do if you found the spark that made you feel whole again?


After twelve years of marriage and two kids, Merit has begun to feel like a stranger in her own life. She loves her husband and sons, but she desperately needs something more than sippy cups and monthly sex. So, she returns to her career... Read more »

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What the Fireflies Knew

A Novel

By Kai Harris
Narrated by: Zenzi Williams
Length: 8 hours 35 minutes

What the Fireflies Knew

What the Fireflies Knew is a fantastic, powerful debut that tackles difficult themes with empathy and respect. KB's voice is funny and heartbreaking. I expect this to be taught in schools someday alongside Toni Morrison.”

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What We Were Promised

By Lucy Tan
Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

Set in modern Shanghai, a debut by a Chinese-American writer about a prodigal son whose unexpected return forces his newly wealthy family to confront painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.

After years of chasing the American dream, the Zhen family has moved back to China. Settling into a luxurious serviced apartment in Shanghai, Wei, Lina,... Read more »

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French Braid

A novel

By Anne Tyler
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 9 hours 4 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning author—a funny, joyful, brilliantly perceptive journey deep into one Baltimore family’s foibles, from a boyfriend with a red Chevy in the 1950s up to a longed-for reunion with a grandchild in our pandemic present.

The Garretts take their first and last family vacation in the... Read more »

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Olympus, Texas

A Novel

By Stacey Swann
Narrated by: Karissa Vacker
Length: 10 hours 16 minutes

Olympus, Texas

“A gripping debut that takes all of the skeletons out of the Briscoe family closet and throws them on the front lawn. The depth of character development speaks to my own east Texan family, which feels disconcerting and scandalous. A page-turning read that you won’t want to end.”

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Memphis

A Novel

By Tara M. Stringfellow
Narrated by: Karen Murray, Adenrele Ojo & Tara Stringfellow
Length: 9 hours 23 minutes

Memphis

“Centering Black joy above all, Stringfellow’s life-affirming debut follows three generations of unforgettable women in a gifted but tested family. Readers will cry, laugh, and sing. I hope we read Stringfellow for a long, long time.”

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A Place for Us

A Novel

By Fatima Farheen Mirza
Narrated by: Deepti Gupta & Sunil Malhotra
Length: 16 hours 38 minutes

If you enjoyed Mariam Sharma Hits the Road, then you’ll love A Place for Us.

“A Place For Us By Fatima Farheen Mirza is a truly powerful story about family relationships and how the strength of culture and religious beliefs can unite as well as tear families apart. Beautifully written from different family members’ perspectives, Mizra presents all the sides of the various stories that make up the formation of this unforgettable Indian Muslim family. Haunting and realistic. Likewise, Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim wrestles with the choices the younger generation must make to reconcile the beliefs and desires of their parents with their own individual desires and personalities. Both both novels explore the growth of the individual and western choices in contrast to Muslim traditional beliefs. Both are thoughtful and provocative.”

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