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Winter Reading Forecast

We're reading along with the BookSparks Winter Reading Forecast. Grab these books from your local bookstore, and let them know what you're reading all Winter by tagging @BookSparks on Instagram in your posts. We can't wait to see your #WRC2021 forecasts!
Psst! You can get 2 audiobooks for the price of 1 ($14.99) when you start a monthly audiobook membership with the code SparkAudio!

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Be Dazzled

By Ryan La Sala
Length: 8 hours 1 minutes

Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making?for creation. He's always chosen his art over everything?and everyone?else and is determined to make his mark at this year's biggest cosplay competition. If he can wow there, it could lead to sponsorship, then art school, and finally earning... Read more »

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Too Good to Be True

A Novel

By Carola Lovering
Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Andi Arndt & Stephen Dexter
Length: 12 hours 19 minutes

ONE LOVE STORY. TWO MARRIAGES. THREE VERSIONS OF THE TRUTH. An obsessive, addictive love story for fans of Lisa Jewell and The Wife Upstairs, from the beloved author of Tell Me Lies.

Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips—she’s... Read more »

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Just as I Am

A Memoir

By Cicely Tyson
Narrated by: Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis & Robin Miles
Length: 16 hours 8 minutes

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only exceeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony

"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. Here, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been... Read more »

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If I Tell You the Truth

By Jasmin Kaur
Narrated by: Jasmin Kaur
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes

Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo and Rupi Kaur, this heartrending story told in prose, poetry, and illustration weaves together the stories of a mother and daughter’s lives.

In this stunning sophomore novel, acclaimed writer Jasmin Kaur explores trauma, fear, courage, community, and the healing power of love in its many forms.

Kiran flees her... Read more »

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Faker

By Sarah Smith
Narrated by: Donnabella Mortel
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

Debut author Sarah Smith nails this fun and sexy multicultural romance where two office foes fight to hammer out their differences and build a love that will last....

Emmie Echavarre is a professional faker. She has to be to survive as one of the few female employees at Nuts & Bolts, a power tool company staffed predominantly by gruff, burly... Read more »

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Simmer Down

By Sarah Smith
Narrated by: Donnabella Mortel
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes

A PopSugar Must-Read for October!

In this finger-licking good rom-com, two is the perfect number of cooks in the kitchen.

Nikki DiMarco knew life wouldn’t be all sunshine and coconuts when she quit her dream job to help her mom serve up mouthwatering Filipino dishes to hungry beach goers, but she didn’t expect the Maui food truck scene to be so... Read more »

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The Four Winds

A Novel

By Kristin Hannah
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 15 hours 2 minutes

The Four Winds

“A brilliantly woven narrative set during the Dust Bowl years on the High Plains of Texas, The Four Winds is a story of survival that inspires us to persist. Hannah extensively researched the devastation of this climatic and agricultural phenomenon and its toll on communities, which seamlessly informs the deftly woven narrative of the life of Elsa, a woman who finds that she has more tenacity and resourcefulness than she had been raised to believe — and then some.”

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The Wife Upstairs

A Novel

By Rachel Hawkins
Narrated by: Emily Shaffer, Kirby Heyborne & Lauren Fortgang
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes

The Wife Upstairs

The Wife Upstairs is a spine-tingling domestic thriller that will keep the reader guessing until the bitter end. The story begins with a woman named Jane, who is a dog walker in an elite neighborhood. She resents the women she works for and takes her frustrations out by pocketing some of their jewelry. One evening, her path crosses Eddie's, who just happens to be a handsome, charming widower. Immediately sparks fly. In a matter of weeks, Jane is living with Eddie, and she is best buddies with the neighborhood women that she used to despise. As Jane settles into her new life, she begins to hear strange sounds coming from the attic. I think that you can pretty much figure out who is making the sounds. The story is fast-paced, and I kept thinking that I had things figured out and then would change my mind. The narration was very well done. ”

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Social Purpose Annual Report

Social Purpose Annual Report

As we look to the future as a Social Purpose Corporation, we’re committed to serving readers and independent bookstores. Read our 2020 Annual Report to see an overview of the year.

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Waiting for the Night Song

By Julie Carrick Dalton
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 11 hours 26 minutes

A startling and timely debut, Julie Carrick Dalton's Waiting for the Night Song is a moving, brilliant novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed.

Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn’t she always know her... Read more »

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

A Mystery

By Elle Cosimano
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

IT’S MURDER BEING A HIT-MOM

"Getting the job done" for one single mom takes on a whole new meaning in Finlay Donovan is Killing It, a deliciously witty adult debut—the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.

FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT . . . except, she’s really not. The new book she promised her literary agent... Read more »

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The Survivors

A Novel

By Jane Harper
Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
Length: 11 hours 56 minutes

If you enjoyed The Guest List, then you’ll love The Survivors.

“I was much anticipating Jane Harper's newest work and it certainly did not disappoint. All her books fulfill their objective: exciting, hold-your-breathe thrillers with complicated characters and emotions. I've listened to them all on audio and they have cemented Stephen Shanahan as one of my favorite narrators. His smooth, sexy Australian accent adds so much to the books and allows me to escape for the many hours I listen. Shanahan's voice keeps me totally engrossed and listening becomes my only objective for the next few days. When I got The Survivors from Libro.fm, I literally dropped everything else I was reading and doing so I could immerse myself in this story. My all time favorite thing about Harper's books is her sense of place. Sure, her human characters are fun and complicated but her choice of setting is the true star of the show. The angry sea and the mysterious caves combine for a super thrilling locale, adding to the excitement of the book. ”

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