Wednesday, June 02, 2021

by Emilyn Linden

There’s no shortage of daily or monthly celebrations to note in the library world. We’ve got National Library Week, National Library Lover’s Month, Library Card Sign-up Month, National Poetry Month, and so many more. One of my personal favorites is Audiobook Appreciation Month in June. Most of my reading is done by listening to audiobooks since I can listen to them while I’m driving, doing dishes, taking a walk, petting my cats, knitting, etc. (I really lean into those librarian stereotypes, apparently). I wrote a post for those getting into audiobooks last year and thought this year I’d offer some more recommendations of recent books that are amazing on audio. The links below are to the Wisconsin Digital Library.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, narrated by Marin Ireland

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour, narrated by Zeno Robinson

Devolution by Max Brooks, narrated by a full cast

When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole, narrated by Susan Dalian and Jay Aaseng

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Emma Lowe

The Guest List by Lucy Foley, narrated by a full cast

Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, narrated by T. Ryder Smith

Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson, narrated by the author

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, narrated by Anisha Dadia

Dolly Parton, Songteller by Dolly Parton, narrated by the author

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, narrated by Nicole Lewis

All Systems Red by Martha Wells, narrated by Kevin R. Free

Emilyn Linden is a librarian in the FDL Public Library Information and Outreach Services department.