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June's Bookseller-Recommended Audiobooks

Libro.fm offers recommendations from real people: the dedicated indie booksellers working in our 1,400+ partner bookstores! In celebration of Pride, June's picks are all by LGBTQIA+ authors. Below, find the audiobooks that booksellers are loving this month!

The House of Impossible Beauties

A Novel

By: Joseph Cassara
Narrated by: Christian Barillas
Length: 15 hours 35 minutes

“Joseph Cassara's debut novel follows the life of Angel, a young transgender woman who goes on to become the "House Mother" of the legendary House of Xtravaganza. Gritty, yet always tender, House of Impossible Beauties explores the 1980's Harlem drag ball scene made famous in Jennie Livingston's documentary Paris is Burning in a way that is... Read more

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

A Novel

By: Sara Collins
Narrated by: Sara Collins & Roy McMillan
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes

“Drawing on her experiences of growing up in the Cayman Islands, attending university in London, and practicing law, outstanding debut author Sara Collins has drawn a character one will not soon forget. Told with evocative language, Frannie Langton’s confession is a life story not to be missed. Raised on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, then... Read more

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown

A Novel

The Brown Sisters: Book #2

By: Talia Hibbert
Narrated by: Ione Butler
Length: 10 hours

“Le swoon. I feel so healed. This book is pure and wonderful and and hilarious and utterly charming. Talia Hibbert has made a fake-dating trope convert out of me - her execution was just that perfect. Dani Brown is the career-focused nerd so many women have been told not to be and I felt so seen in her struggles to balance her needs in a... Read more

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The (Un)Popular Vote

By: Jasper Sanchez
Narrated by: TL Thompson
Length: 11 hours 48 minutes

“"All we owe to each other is the best we have to give." This is now underlined along with several other lines like "God, this boy's laugh could eclipse the sun." I flew through this book, but did pause a couple of times to look up a few unfamiliar-to-me words. This is the first book I've read about a transgender teen, and it won't be the last.... Read more

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The Death of Vivek Oji

A Novel

By: Akwaeke Emezi
Narrated by: Yetide Badaki & Chukwudi Iwuji
Length: 7 hours 38 minutes

“I am staggered by the immersive, fluid, irresistible prose Emezi has perfected in their third novel, The Death of Vivek Oji. This tale follows the captivating, curious Vivek through the aftermath of his mysterious death, while simultaneously examining the people and relationships closest to him. Vivek, his cousin Osita, and a distant... Read more

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Pizza Girl

A Novel

By: Jean Kyoung Frazier
Narrated by: Jeena Yi
Length: 5 hours 33 minutes

“Jean Kyoung Frazier’s Pizza Girl breathes honesty into narratives surrounding pregnancy and motherhood, and faces the desperate ambivalence that often accompanies these experiences but is left unspoken. We explore this through characters who cling to one another in an attempt to escape the disappointment and stresses of their own personal lives.... Read more

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Something to Talk About

By: Meryl Wilsner
Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie & Xe Sands
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes

Something to Talk About is an incredible debut about a Hollywood showrunner, Jo, and her assistant, Emma, who realize the tabloids may be correct in thinking there is something romantic between the two of them. The slowest of slow-burn romances in the best possible way, Something to Talk About touches on the #MeToo movement, the meaning of... Read more

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Broken Horses

A Memoir

By: Brandi Carlile
Narrated by: Brandi Carlile
Length: 10 hours 2 minutes

“First of all, I would recommend this book based on the number and quality of songs she sings throughout - Brandi Carlile has an amazing voice and it really stood out. Additionally, she is a wonderful storyteller and has some crazy adventures that she shares from her life. There is a lot of namedropping, but I feel that if I had the opportunity... Read more

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Girl, Woman, Other

By: Bernardine Evaristo
Narrated by: Anna-Maria Nabirye
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

“The twelve Black British women who are the central characters in Bernardine Evaristo's GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER are so vastly different that when their connections are slowly revealed, like a spider web you didn't see until the light hits it just so, you'll settle in and become entranced. I loved this deep dive into a part of British culture that... Read more

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Docile

By: K.M. Szpara
Narrated by: Mark Sanderlin & Vikas Adam
Length: 16 hours 31 minutes

“People will often refer to a book as one that’s ‘unlike anything they’ve ever read before,’ but for maybe the first time in my reading life, I can honestly say that about K.M. Szpara’s Docile. This erotic speculative science fiction novel takes place in a frighteningly plausible future where people become ‘dociles’ — essentially indentured... Read more

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One Last Stop

By: Casey McQuiston
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

One Last Stop really came alive off the page. I was here for the romance and stayed for the sci-fi aspect, lgbt found family, and well crafted witty banter. The chemistry just cant be beat, and it's clear McQuinston is well versed in plucking the strings of reader's hearts. Absolutely thrilled to read more by them! Read more

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Sorrowland

A Novel

By: Rivers Solomon
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 12 hours 1 minute

“Vern is a captivating protagonist from page one: gritty, determined, flawed, clever, and resourceful. The story slowly fills in all the details of a life that wasn’t what it seemed, and offers an ending you can’t predict. Sorrowland is beautiful, ugly, engaging, and awe-inspiring. Read more

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The Bright Lands

By: John Fram
Narrated by: Luis Selgas
Length: 12 hours 41 minutes

“Excuse my French here, but The Bright Lands is one scary-ass book. Think Friday Night Lights rewritten by Stephen King. Set in where else but high-school-football-obsessed Texas, the story revolves around the brutal murder of the Bison's quarterback. When his brother comes back for the funeral, the homophobic culture of his hometown seems to... Read more

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Broken People

A Novel

By: Sam Lansky
Narrated by: Sam Lansky
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

Broken People tells one man’s deeply personal story of confronting insecurities, obsessions, and frustrations while challenging many current cultural constructs. The pain and self-doubt will be recognized by many a reader, who will in equal measure cheer and thank Lansky for sharing a hopeful journey to forgiveness. Read more

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How We Fight For Our Lives

By: Saeed Jones
Narrated by: Saeed Jones
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes

“Saeed doesn't hold back any details, and his chapters often read like biographical poetry. This book is a window into a different life, and a different soul. It also makes a great listen. Read more

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The Third Rainbow Girl

The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

By: Emma Copley Eisenberg
Narrated by: Emma Copley Eisenberg
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes

“The facts are that in the summer of 1980, two young women were hitchhiking in Pocahontas County, West Virginia en route to the annual Rainbow Festival. Their murdered bodies were found in a remote clearing on a remote road. Over the years, multiple people confessed to the murders. Was it a local as many thought? Or an itinerant mass murderer... Read more

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Sasha Masha

By: Agnes Borinsky
Narrated by: Agnes Borinsky
Length: 3 hours 30 minutes

Sasha Masha is an #OwnVoices queer coming-of-age story featuring Alex, who might be trans. By the end of the story, he’s not sure of his pronouns, but he knows his name—it’s Sasha Masha. Sasha Masha, who wears dresses and lipstick and dances and feels beautiful. This book—warm and sweet, with a few cringe-worthy high school stumbles that turn... Read more

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The Wicker King

By: K. Ancrum
Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes

“This book hurt. It still hurts. But it was so good. It took me on a whole journey, and brought me to my destination just like it intended the whole time. The author’s note at the end made me cry! The sheer NEED from this book, the way the main relationship develops and shifts, and how you PERCEIVE the main relationship develops and shifts. I’m... Read more

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Mostly Dead Things

By: Kristen Arnett
Narrated by: Jesse Vilinsky
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes

“After her father commits suicide, Jessa is tasked with saving her family’s taxidermy business from going bankrupt. She also has to take care of her family’s strange problems — including her mother’s affinity for turning their taxidermy into risqué works of art. Mostly Dead Things is a fun, eccentric book with a steamy lesbian romance, ongoing... Read more

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