Summer Reading List
The Books of Jacob
In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas begin to sweep the Continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, Jacob Frank traverses the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Book Length: 35 hours 40 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB106615
The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Book Length: 4 hours 8 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB107007
Still Just a Geek: An Annotated Memoir
In 2001, the former child actor who was a cast member of Star Trek: The Next Generation began sharing personal stories on his blog. This revised and updated collection of essays and blog posts addresses his acting career, the abuse he suffered as a child, and his love of all things geek. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Book Length: 23 hours 54 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB108108
This Time Tomorrow
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice's life isn't terrible. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Book Length: 8 hours 33 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB108110
Cutthroat literary agent Nora Stephens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, when her sister Libby begs her to accompany her on vacation. Surprisingly, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish, brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute, if not for the fact that they've met many times and it's never been cute. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.
Book Length: 11 hours 26 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB107926
Whitney, Annette, and Liza have raised their children together for fifteen years. Their friendship is as safe as the Austin neighborhood where they've raised their sweet little boys. Or so they think. One night, the boys share a secret that will shatter the perfect world their mothers have so painstakingly created. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Book Length: 8 hours 44 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB107638
Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Biography of oceanic cartographer Marie Tharp (1920-2006), whose work with Bruce Heezen proved the existence of the Mid-Oceanic Ridges. Explores the intricacies of being a woman in a male-dominated field, her professional and personal relationships with Heezen, and the impact of her work on the field of geology. 2012.
Book Length: 13 hours 25 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB075236
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
Classic of nineteenth-century speculative fiction relates the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail beneath the world's oceans as prisoners of the fabulous electric submarine Nautilus under the command of the deranged Captain Nemo. 1869.
Book Length: 15 hours 22 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB057020
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
After being evicted upon their father's death, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are sent to an island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars while Marianne is courted by a man-monster. Violence. Commercial audiobook. 2009
Book Length: 11 hours 1 minute
Digital Book Number: DB069427
On Ocean Boulevard
It's been sixteen years since Cara Rutledge has been back to the barrier islands off South Carolina, but she heads there now to prepare for her second wedding. Meanwhile, Cara's niece Linnea also returns to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
Book Length: 11 hours 40 minutes
Digital Book Number: DB099725