National Book Award Nominees
National Book Award Longlist Nominees

In 1950, the literary community came together for the first-ever National Book Awards. Created to “celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America,” the National Book Award is one of the most prestigious honors a writer can receive. Read more

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Four Books That Celebrate Reading

“Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.”  ‒UNESCO Director-General

International Literacy Day was founded in 1966 to promote the idea that literacy can empower communities and individuals. Celebrate the power of words and books by picking up one of these meaningful reads.

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Fall Book Adaptations for TV and Film

If you’re like us, you want to be clued in on a book before you see it on screen. Listen to these five books before you watch them on TV or in theaters this fall. Read more

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First-in-a-Series Audiobooks That Should Be on Everyone’s List

As we go into fall and winter, you’ll be staying indoors more often than not. Now is the perfect time to start a new series to keep you going through these cooler months. Whether you enjoy cozy small-town stories or nail-biting mysteries, there’s a series waiting for you. Read more

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Parent Child Thrillers
Suspenseful Stories About Parents and Children

Heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers aren’t all about detectives and serial killers: Parents and children are at the heart of the suspense in these five audiobooks. How strong is the familial bond? How far would you go for the ones you love? Read more

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Summer Literary Fiction Listening
Exploring Relationships with These Smart Novels

One of the most explored themes in literature is relationships and how they shift, change, and evolve. Whether it’s marriage, friendship, or family, the connections explored in each of these fiction audiobooks will grab you and have you looking at the relationships in your life. Read more

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This Is The Author | Michelle Kuo

“My book, Reading with Patrick, is about a student of mine named Patrick, and this remarkable literary and intellectual awakening we experienced together in a county jail in Arkansas. He was a student in my class who was incredibly bright, really quiet, and just had trouble coming to school. I really encouraged him to come to school to write and to read and we had this incredible year together where he improved incredibly. Three years after this, I’ve left Arkansas—it’s a place where a lot of people leave—I agonize about it, I decide to go to law school. My parents are like, “what the heck are you doing in Arkansas?” Three years later, I’m in law school and I find out from a friend that Patrick had gotten into a fight and killed someone. I was totally devastated. I was shocked. I went back to Arkansas to visit him in county jail and I discovered that his reading skills had regressed. They were worse when I first met him in the eighth grade, and it’s because he had dropped out of school the year after I left the Delta. The heart of the book is really about us reading together in jail for seven months while we’re waiting for his trial, and about the incredible agility and the power of reading together and writing together. And it’s also about me grappling with my own failures and trying to think about the legacy of racism and poverty in the Mississippi Delta.”

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Plan Your Summer Road Trip!

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your summer road trip. Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time when in the car for long stretches, whether you are by yourself or with family or friends.  Here is a selection of several different types of audiobooks to keep you (and your passengers) entertained the whole way!

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