069: Happy (Summer) Reading!

Welcome back to the Book Squad Podcast! This time around we're talking all things Summer Reading, including all of the cool prizes. (Spoiler alert: WE HAVE TOTEBAGS). We'll also be giving recommendations for a few of our favorite audiobooks, to help you reach your summer reading goals. Listen to this episode to hear which audiobook narrator Polli thinks is the emotional equivalent of butter, and to hear some of Adam's recent reads, none of which are horrifying and/or sad. 

Happy reading!

The Book Squad Podcast is recorded in the SOUND+VISION Studio at Lawrence Public Library. A big shout out to the incredibly talented Heidi Gluck for composing our jingle, and for Joel Bonner for editing the show. 


All the books mentioned...

Stardew Valley

Born A Crime

Narrated by: Trevor Noah / 8 hrs 44 min

Good Omens

Narrated by: Martin Jarvas / 12 hrs 32 min


Narrated by: January Lavoy / 14 hrs 44 min

Finding Me

Narrated by: Viola Davis / 9 hrs 15 min


Narrated by: Billy Porter / 12 hrs 22 min

The Eye of the World

Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer / 30 hrs 2 min

Fairy Tale

Narrated by: Seth Numrich, Stephen King / 24 hrs 6 min

Fairy Tale

The Monsters We Defy

Mad Honey

Narrated by: Key Taw, Carrie Coon,  Jennifer Finney Boylan,  Jodi Picoult / 15 hrs 12 min

Mad Honey

The Raven Boys

Narrated by: Will Patton / 11 hrs 10 min

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh (aka Lady Danbury) / 10 hrs 41 min

Get A Life, Chloe Brown


Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh / 8 hrs 51 min

(One of Adam's recent favorite books!)

Scattered Showers

Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Euan Morton / 7 hrs 57 min

Carry on

Narrated by: Euan Morton (Adam's favorite audiobook narrator!) / 13 hrs 30 min

Carry on

Wayward Son

Narrated by: Euan Morton / 8 hrs 58 min

Wayward Son

Any Way the Wind Blows

Narrated by: Euan Morton / 15 hrs 3 min

The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Narrated by: Gemma Whelan / 11 hrs 

The Night Circus

Narrated by: Jim Dale / 13 hrs 40 min

The Night Circus

A Game of Thrones

Narrated by: Roy Dotrice / 33 hrs 47 min

A Game of Thrones

Remarkably Bright Creatures

Narrated by: Marin Ireland, Michael Urie / 11 hrs 16 min

Daisy Jones & The Six

Narrated by: Pablo Schreiber, Benjamin Bratt,  Judy Greer,  Jennifer Beals, and more! (Robinne Lee narrates the character Simone Jackson) / 9 hrs 4 min

Daisy Jones & the Six

The Idea of You

Narrated by: Robinne Lee / 11 hrs 57 min

Lincoln in the Bardo

Narrated by: Megan Mullally, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key, Carrie Brownstein, Lena Dunham, Nick Offerman, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Susan Sarandon, Kirby Heyborne, Ben Stiller, David Sedaris, Don Cheadle, and more! / 7 hrs 25 min

Lincoln in the Bardo


Narrated by: David Sedaris / 6 hrs 39 min


Narrated by: Robin Miles / 15 hrs 10 min


Broken Horses

Narrated by: Brandi Carlile / 10 hrs 3 min


Narrated by: Susan Cain / 7 hrs 35 min

Raw Dog

Narrated by: Jamie Loftus / 9 hrs 38 min

(Not included in our episode, but Adam recently read this and LOVED it!)

Girl, Woman, Other

Narrated by: Anna-Marie Nabiyre / 11 hrs 7 min

(Also not included in the episode, but this is top of Adam's TBR.)