As we near the end of every month, we at THP always get excited to share the latest audiobooks we’ve been listening to! August has been full of summer thrillers and fantasies. One of those fantasies is the must-read Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim, the prequel to the Six Crimson Cranes duology.
We know what you’re here for, so let’s get to it. Now it’s time for the latest edition of Sweet Listens, our monthly roundup of new audiobook releases. Here are our three August audiobook recommendations!
Content warning: The Honey POP encourages mindful listening and checking the author’s website for any additional content warnings.
The Narrow By Kate Alice Marshall
If you’re a fan of dark academia and queer romance, Kate Alice Marshall’s The Narrow is tailor-made for you! We dive into the Atwood boarding school known for the cursed river behind it called the Narrow. Anyone who’s fallen in has never survived. Until someone did. The Narrow follows Eden White, a girl who becomes involved in a decades-old murder mystery with plenty of twists and supernatural beings. It’s a spooky listen that’ll definitely get you in the Halloween spirit!
Release date: August 1
Make A Move, Sunny Park! By Jessica Kim
We love a good middle-grades novel! And Make A Move, Sunny Park! By Jessica Kim is a heartwarming listen. Sunny is a lovable character who, like many of us at THP, would do anything to see her favorite K-Pop group perform live. So when she joins her school dance team and learns to overcome her social anxiety, Sunny also realizes that it’s time she and her best friend Bailey let each other go. Sunny learns that she shouldn’t feel ashamed for being who she is. Friend breakups can be brutal, indeed.
Release date: August 15
My Father, The Panda Killer By Jamie Jo Hoang
And for our last pick of the month, we recommend Jamie Jo Hoang’s My Father, The Panda Killer. This audiobook is a very raw and emotional coming-of-age story about growing up as a daughter of Vietnamese immigrants. It alternates between the point of view of Jane, a girl struggling to understand her father’s temper, and Phúc (pronounced /fo͞ok/), a young boy seeking refuge after the Vietnam War. This story is a beautifully written journey toward understanding your parents more without making them relive their trauma.
Release date: August 29
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