Take a dark and thrilling trip down The Amazon river in Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder, our October Book of the Month!
Dolen Perkins-Valdez follows the rabbit hole of historical footnotes, adds robust, nuanced characters, rhythmic dialogue, and intricate subtexts, and produces some of the best historical fiction around. She took the time to speak to me about both books over the phone, while she was visiting her home state of Tennessee.
If you already follow Amanda Palmer, author of The Art of Asking, on Twitter, then you probably know that lately she’s been busy grieving, battling Lyme Disease, recording with her father, and preparing to have her first baby with her husband Neil Gaiman. So we were incredibly pleased that she took time out from her nonstop, go-go-go life, to answer a few questions for us via email.
Classics can be an intimidating genre. But Audiobooks bring classics to life in new and interesting ways. To make it even easier for you to get started, we’ve discounted these books for the month of August!
We’ve chosen The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer as our August Book of the Month. Filled with energetic music, intimate stories of her life, and down-right-good advice, there’s a little something for everyone in this memoir.
Already through your summer reading list? These engrossing books will keep you occupied until Labor Day. Kick your feet up and have a listen to some of our favorite audiobooks perfect for those lazy beach afternoons.
Politics are ruled by narratives, whether it be on television or in print, so it’s essential to supplement and challenge common knowledge by listening to people’s own stories.
Celeste Ng’s debut book Everything I Never Told You not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it. It’s a devastatingly beautiful about love, loss, dreams, and just trying to find your place.
If you could live your life over again, would you? Kate Atkinson explores life, death, and chance in her acclaimed novel Life After Life. Her brilliantly told story captures the power in the choices we make and the moments that can change our lives forever. Beautifully written and gripping, this novel is a must read for anyone who isn’t afraid to ask big questions.
Go Set a Watchman is the most hotly anticipated book of the year, but it’s not without controversy. Here is why you need to listen to this book.
There’s nothing better than to close your eyes, nestled under the cool shade of a tree, listening to a good book. These authors would hardly disagree.
Drivers, this one’s for you. Keep your eyes on the road and your brain on the move by listening to some of the brightest minds and most entertaining narrators to grace the literary world.