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Book Club Better with Audio

Two days out from your book club gathering and you haven’t so much as glanced at the table of contents? Reimagine your TBR with audiobooks. Listen while you commute, listen in the bath, listen to these chat-worthy books wherever you choose. Thanks to audiobooks, you’re making it to that book club meeting…and you may even have time to make the cheese plate.

Author: Abi Daré
Read By: Adjoa Andoh

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows she wants an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a “louding voice”—the ability to speak for herself. Instead, Adunni’s father sells her to be the wife of a local man, forcing Adunni to flee to the city in hopes of a better life. But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it.

“Heartbreaking and inspiring…A moving story of what it means to fight for the right to live the life you choose.”—Kirkus

Author: Liz Moore
Read By: Allyson Ryan

In one of the most anticipated debuts of 2020, police officer Mickey never stops worrying about her addict sister, Kasey, even though the two don’t speak anymore. Then Kacey disappears, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey’s district.

“Impossible to put down, impossible to forget.” —Library Journal (*starred review)

Author: Clare Pooley
Read By: Anna Cordell

“Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?”

This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist poses within a pale green notebook that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica’s Café. Thus starts The Authenticity Project’s life: Monica and a quirky cast of characters all add their truest stories to Julian’s book.

Raised by her father, owner of New York City’s glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina Gregory was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. But when Nina’s father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core. As her world falls apart, Nina begins to see the men in her life in a new light. Read by the author, More Than Words is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live.

*A Jenna Bush Hager Book Club Pick*

One morning, Edward Adler, his older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you find meaning in your life? Cassandra Campbell reads this transcendent coming-of-age story.

Topics of Conversation is about desire, disgust, motherhood, loneliness, art, pain, feminism, anger, envy, guilt–written in language that sizzles with intelligence and eroticism. The novel is composed almost exclusively of conversations between women–the stories they tell each other, and the stories they tell themselves.

“Bedazzling…a slender volume with the power of lightning.”–BookPage

In the late 1930s, When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the Spanish government, a young widow named Roser is among the thousands forced to flee her country. Soon, her life intertwines with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor—in order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. As unlikely partners starting over on a new continent, their trials, hopes, and joys are just beginning.

Need to build out your 2020 book club schedule? Check out the rest of our picks.