Every time a new LibraryReads list is published, we share the titles here on The Booklist Reader along with links to Booklist reviews. (Click here to see the July 2015 LibraryReads.) But what about those of you who prefer to listen rather than read? As a service to you, I hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have providing the ordering information below. I won’t be so bold as to rechristen these LibraryListens—these titles were selected as books, not audios—but I’m hoping this will be music to audio fans’ ears. If the response is positive, I’ll do this every month, providing you a handy tool for both personal listening and collection development. (Please note that we have not yet had time to review these new and forthcoming audios.)
FAVORITE: Kitchens of the Great Midwest. By J. Ryan Stradel. Narrated by Amy Ryan and Michael Stuhlbarg. 2015. 10hr. Penguin Audio, CD, $40 (9781611764352).
Circling the Sun. By Paula McLain. Read by Katharine McEwan. 2015. 12.5hr. Random House Audio, CD, $40.00 (9780307989901).
Crooked Heart. By Lissa Evans. Narrator to be announced. 2015. 9.5hr. Harper Audio (download only); Blackstone Audio, CD, $59.99 (9781504625456).
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/day. By Leanne Brown. (This is a cookbook; it won’t be on audio.)
Kiss Me. By Susan Mallery. Read by Tanya Eby. 2015. 9hr. Brilliance Audio, CD, $54.97 (9781491504499); MP3, $12.99 (9781491504505).
Love Lies Beneath. By Ellen Hopkins. (This Simon & Schuster hardcover and ebook has no audio planned—yet.)
Maybe in Another Life. By Taylor Jenkins Reid. Narrated by Julia Whelan. 2015. 10hr. Dreamscape Media, CD, $59.99 9781681413600; MP3, $29.99 (9781681413648).
Second Chance Summer. By Jill Shalvis. Narrated by Karen White. Hachette Audio (download only); Blackstone Audio, CD, $89.99 (9781478933656); Playaway, $59.99 (9781478933670).
Speaking in Bones. By Kathy Reichs. Narrated by Katherine Borowitz. 2015. 10hr. Random House, CD, $40 (9780804147828).
Those Girls. By Chevy Stevens. Narrated by Jorjeana Marie, Emily Woo Zeller, Nicol Zanzarella. 2015. 12.5hr. Blackstone Audio, CD, $90 (9781504608718); MP3, $29.99 (9781504608725); Playaway, $79.99 (9781504637206).