The Brandyn Library

These are books I hope you’ll love.

I do.

This page is under construction. The list is constantly being added to. I will update existing titles with images and links to soon! Thank you!

The Prophets
by Robert Jones, Jr.

Karen Chilton knocks this audiobook out of the park, y’all.

The Road Home
by Michael Thomas Ford

The Power of Vulnerability
by Brené Brown

This audiobook was more of a recorded workshop and might(?) vary from printed text.

Full Circle
by Michael Thomas Ford

Let Love Have the Last Word
by Common

The Cooking Gene
by Michael W. Twitty

Audiobook narrated by the author, whose extensive expertise clarifies pronunciations that would be difficult to know in print.

The Art of Living
by Thich Nhat Hanh

One Native Life
by Richard Wagamese

by Toni Morrison

White Fragility
by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo

Parable of the Sower
by Octavia Butler

Counting Coup
by Joseph Medicine Crow

One Mississippi
by Mark Childress

This audiobook is well-narrated.

Complex PTSD
by Pete Walker

This one is more clinical but offers profound insights. If you’re not living with CPTSD, you’re working with someone who has CPTSD. Learn to recognize the signs.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
by N.K. Jemisin

Casaundra Freeman narrates this audiobook with world-class skill and attention.

The Broken Kingdoms
by N.K. Jemisin

Casaundra Freeman excels again!

A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
House Like a Lotus
An Acceptable Time

by Madeleine L’Engle

Show Up Hard: A Roadmap for Helpers in Crisis
by Shannon Weber

Audiobook narrated by author whose social work background makes you feel like sitting down with the boss you need, rather than the boss you have, for a pep talk.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short
by Terry McMillan

The Color of Water
by James McBride

JD Jackson is one of my favorite audiobook narrators. Susan Deneker pulls together a stellar performance with JD to tie two histories into one present, impeccably.

Radical Acceptance
by Tara Brach

Long Walk to Freedom
by Nelson Mandela

Appropriately titled, Michael Boatman does this 27-hour and 39-minute audiobook a tremendous service.

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

Teaching to Transgress
by bell hooks

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
by Henry David Thoreau

by Henry David Thoreau

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Clayborne Clayson – editor

This Is Just My Face
by Gabourey Sidibe

This one is worth audiobooking.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank

If Beale Street Could Talk
by James Baldwin

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars Club
by Christopher B. Teuton

The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother
by Gabriel García Márquez

Ain’t I a Woman
by bell hooks

Sister Outsider
by Audre Lorde

Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear
by Frank Luntz

The Gift of Fear
by Gavin De Becker

The Dialectic of Sex
by Shulamith Firestone

Many Lives, Many Masters
by Brian Weiss, M.D.

Religion & Spirituality for Diverse Women
by Bryant-Davis, et al.

Nectar in a Sieve
by Kamala Markandaya

Inner Revolution
by Robert Thurman

Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann