Awards & Recognition, Collection Development August Audiobook Alert: 5 LibraryReads Your Patrons Will Love Listening To!

Summer loving is in full swing with these August LibraryReads picks! Our list this month includes a top pick by romance heavy hitter Ali Hazelwood, a witchy romance with a librarian love interest (swoon!), and two hall of fame entries! Plus, LibraryReads’ first-ever bonus pick!

For a full list of LibraryReads August 2022 picks, click here.

August LibraryReads on Audiobook from BOT

Top Pick

Love on the Brain
Author: Ali Hazelwood
Read by: Brooke Bloomingdale

LibraryReads review: “Bee’s worked hard to get her big break leading a NASA project. However, she learns that she’ll be working with Levi, an old acquaintance who detests her. Or does he? Hazelwood’s done it again with another fantastic romance filled with the real-world struggles of being a woman in STEM. For fans of Helen Hoang and Christina Lauren.”—Brenna Timm, High Plains Library District, Greeley, CO

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
Author: Sangu Mandanna
Read by: Samara MacLaren

LibraryReads review: “Mika is one of the few witches secretly living in Britain when someone reaches out for help teaching three young witches. She becomes entangled in the lives of her pupils and the household, including the handsome yet grouchy librarian Jaime. A cozy romance for fans of The House in the Cerulean Sea.”—Danielle Geiger, Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, TN

Hall of Fame

Carrie Soto Is Back

LibraryReads review: “With fierce determination, Carrie Soto comes out of retirement to claim her title as the GOAT of tennis. Will she also use this opportunity to repair relationships with her father/coach and the other players on the tour? Jenkins Reid is at the top of her game with another winning page-turner.”—Stacy Lienemann, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System, Waseca, MN

Hall of Fame

Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club
Author: Roselle Lim
Read by: Annie Q

LibraryReads review: “Sophie Go can see red threads extending from everyone’s heart—threads that show how ready a person is for love. Despite her mom’s disapproval, Sophie aspires to use her gift to become Toronto’s premier matchmaker. When she corrals a group of elderly Chinese men in her apartment building as potential clients, she has the chance to realize her dream and break free from her overbearing mother.”—Maureen Rothenberg, Clayton County Public Libraries, Jonesboro, GA

Bonus Pick
Each month, LibraryReads will feature a title that comes highly recommended by one of their board members.

“Watkins skillfully depicts in beautiful yet straightforward language the stories of four family members as they come home to Jerusalem, Texas to say goodbye to their dying matriarch, Helen Jean. In alternating chapters, Helen’s daughter and three grandchildren reveal the painful experiences of their pasts, from family violence to racism. These four distinct voices will pull the reader into an often heartbreaking story of a family’s fight not only to survive but also maybe to forgive.”—Michael Santangelo, LibraryReads Board Chair 2021-23
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