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Awards & Recognition Listen to LibraryReads for June is Audiobook Month!

You can’t go wrong recommending these LibraryReads on audio. From Hall of Fame favorites to please thriller and romance fans, to a #1 pick that reimagines the classic gothic suspense novel…not to mention a new oral history-style listen from Max Brooks, a multi-reader suspense listen from Emily Giffin, and a powerful family story from Brit Bennett—these listens will keep patrons engaged long after Audiobook Month is over. But do share how you plan to celebrate June is Audiobook Month by tweeting @PRHLibrary with #loveaudiobooks. Happy listening! To view the full list of this month’s LibraryReads picks, click here.

Hall of Fame

Home Before Dark
Author: Riley Sager
Read By: Cady McClain and Jon Lindstrom
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of USA Today's Best Books of 2020 “A haunted house story—with a twist….[Sager] does not hold back”(Rolling Stone) in this chilling thriller from the author of Final Girls and Survive the Night.
Party of Two
Author: Jasmine Guillory
Read by: Janina Edwards
A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking in this New York Times bestseller. Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar and they spend the entire night flirting, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell.

Top Pick

Mexican Gothic
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Read by: Frankie Corzo
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion).
The Lies That Bind
Author: Emily Giffin
Read By: Brittany Pressley, Will Damron and Vikas Adam
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this irresistible novel from the author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . .  It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life.
The Vanishing Half
Author: Brit Bennett
Read by: Shayna Small
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.
You can also find more on these picks over at the Penguin Random House Library blog.

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