What to listen to next: Try these digital audiobooks

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

Sheltering in place got you feeling a little cooped up? Open the window, turn up the volume, and let your imagination roam with these audiobooks. Happy reading, Oak Park!

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Audiobooks to listen to while being socially distant


The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Why you should try it: Let this historical drama sweep you away and into a past where legends are real and souls wander.

Description: A vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy in order to protect his late master’s soul.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & LibbyHoopla

The Kissing Game by Marie Harte

Why you should try it: We may not be able to go out for dates, but that shouldn’t stop us from living vicariously through Rena and Axel.

Description: Tired of waiting for Axel Heller to notice her, diehard romantic Rena Jackson decides it’s time to forget about him and find her own Mr. Right until Axel makes her a bet that involves the hottest kiss she’s ever had. Original.

Stream & download with: Hoopla

How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N. K Jemisin

Why you should try it: Jemisin is a three-time Hugo award-winning writer. Get a taste of why here, then dive into her longer works.

Description: Offers a collection of the author’s short fiction, including “The City Born Great,” where a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis’s soul

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

Why you should try it: Manly men reading and enjoying romance novels, expressing love, and trying to be good people. What’s not to love?

Description: To win back his wife, who wants a divorce, desperate Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott finds help from an unlikely source—a secret romance-reading club of Nashville’s top alpha men.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen N. Arnett

Why you should try it: You’ll be caught up in the levels of dysfunction within the Morton family. They probably should’ve tried social distancing.

Description: Taking over her family’s failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father’s suicide, grief-stricken Jessa-Lynn Morton pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & LibbyHoopla

The Best Bad Things by Katrina Marie Carrasco

Why you should try it: This book has everything: romance, double agents, undercover work, smuggling. Also, fisticuffs. A lot of fisticuffs. 

Description: Dismissed from the Pinkerton Detective Agency for her penchant for going undercover as a man, 19th-century espionage agent Alma Rosales navigates multiple complex identities while tracking stolen opium for an alluring mastermind smuggler.

Stream & download withMedia on Demand & Libby, Hoopla

Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis

Why you should try it: It’s funny, and we could all use a laugh right now. If you like this one, you should also try American Housewife.

Description: Presents a humorous collection of essays on the art of living as a “Southern Lady” that explores subjects ranging from marriage and manners to women’s health and entertaining

Stream & download with: Media on Demand & Libby

Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph

About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.  

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