To Be Read: Audiobooks #2

I did one of these posts a while ago, basically as a filler (sorry) but it actually made me want to listen to the audiobooks I have downloaded. I’ve definitely been neglecting my Audible subscription lately and it’s time I get into listening to books again. 

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han

I already mentioned this in my February to be read, but I’m planning to listen to this very soon. After watching the show I told myself I wasn’t bothered about reading the books, but then I saw that the audiobook is narrated by Lola Tung (who plays Belly) and I suddenly really wanted to read it. 

Synopsis: Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer—they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

When Harry Met Harry by Sydney Smyth

This is one of the longer Audible Originals that I haven’t got around to yet. I’ve completely exhausted its catalogue of under three-hour listens, so now onto the longer ones I suppose. 

A few months ago I listened to Bridesmates by Sydney Smyth and I wasn’t blown away by it, but I think this one has a better average rating so I’m willing to give it a go. 

Synopsis: Ever since their chance encounter as seatmates on the plane ride from hell, Harry “Harrison” Fields and Harry “Henry” Lee have had a love-hate relationship. But every time their paths have crossed over the years, they’ve grown to like each other more and more, even developing an unlikely friendship.

Now, Harrison is a fun-loving music teacher who wears his heart on his sleeve, and Henry is a hard-driving business man who’s still striving to get out of his father’s shadow.

As they go through life’s inevitable heartaches and losses, their friendship only deepens. Sure, there’s always been a simmering attraction between them but nothing worth threatening their friendship over…until one of them takes things too far. But when a valuable friendship hangs in the balance, is a chance at romance worth the price?

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta

I LOVE books about cooking/baking so when this popped up on Audible Plus I had to download it. I’ve never heard of the author before so I have no idea what I’m in for, but the synopsis sounds adorable – magical baking, yes please!

Synopsis: “What’s done is done.”

Unless, of course, it was done by my brownies. Then it’s getting undone.

Syd (no pronouns, please) has always dealt with big, hard-to-talk-about things by baking. Being dumped is no different, except now Syd is baking at the Proud Muffin, a queer bakery and community space in Austin. And everyone who eats Syd’s breakup brownies . . . breaks up. Even Vin and Alec, who own the Proud Muffin. And their breakup might take the bakery down with it. Being dumped is one thing; causing ripples of queer heartbreak through the community is another. But the cute bike delivery person, Harley (he or they, check the pronoun pin, it’s probably on the messenger bag), believes Syd about the magic baking. And Harley believes Syd’s magical baking can fix things, too—one recipe at a time.

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