While I think audiobooks are perfect for every season, I know some may find it more practical to listen during the summer. You can listen on the beach or while on a family road trip. (The Sync YA free summer audiobook program is perfect for this!) If you’re not traveling to any exotic locations you can live vicariously through audiobooks too.
Here are the Summer 2015 audiobook releases I have my eye on:
Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, read by Joy Osmanski, Simon & Schuster Audio, On sale now- A bride-to-be flees to her family’s home in the wine country when she discovers her fiancés big secret.
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume, read by Kathleen McInerney, Random House Audio, On sale now – This adult fiction book is based on 3 real-life plane crashes that took place in the 1950s.
The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows, read by Ann Marie Lee, Tara Sands, and Julia Whelan with a supporting cast, Random House Audio, On sale June 9 – This West Virginia Depression-era story features several POV and has a full-cast audio to match.
Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras, read by Christy Romano and Vikas Adam, Audible Studios, On sale June 23 – This popular New Adult book is new to audio. It’s about two people that have a second chance at romance.
Weightless by Sarah Bannan, read by Andi Arndt, Macmillan Audio, On sale June 30 – A teen moves from New Jersey to Alabama and deals with bullying at her new school.
Armada by Ernest Cline, read by Wil Wheaton, Random House Audio, On sale July 14 – The Ready Player One dream team is back together again with the “nerdtastic adventure” Armada!
Bennington Girls are Easy by Charlotte Silver, read by Rachel Fulginiti, Random House Audio, On sale July 14- This coming-of-age novel is about the up and down friendship of two Bennington College graduates.
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica, read by Cassandra Campbell, Jorjeana Marie, Tom Taylorson, Blackstone Audio, On sale July 28 – This psychological thriller from “The Good Girl” author is about a woman who takes in a homeless teen and her infant. But “what starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.”
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day, read by the author, Simon & Schuster Audio, On sale August 11 – I’m familiar with Day from her Joss Whedon projects, and her memoir sounds like it will be very entertaining.
Another Day by David Levithan, narrator TBD, Listening Library, On sale August 25 – I really liked Every Day and look forward to reading this companion novel. It includes the events of Every Day through Rhiannon’s POV.
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford, read by Katherine Kellgren, Macmillan Audio, August 18 – Looking at early reviews, this seems like a book you’ll either love or hate. It’s about a social climber who gets caught in a web of lies in order to be accepted by her wealthy new friends.
We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, read by Emma Bering, Robbie Daymond, Random House Audio, August 18 – A young mother has to be the responsible parent for the first time when her parents return to Mexico. Told from the POV of the mother and her 15-year-old son.
Are you planning to listen to any audiobooks this summer? Let me know what you’ll be listening to!