Part of Pop Sugar’s 2016 reading challenge is to read a book starring a protagonist who shares your profession. Librarians face a lot of stereotypes. We’re often shown transforming from prudish spinsters to sexy temptresses, but rarely anything in between or multidimensional. It can be a cringe-inducing experience to watch a movie or reading a book with a cardboard cut-out of a librarian stamping books, shushing kids, or somehow knowing everything. Most people I’ve met who view librarians this way haven’t set foot in a library in years, or read/watched much online about how librarians currently engage their communities. Do you find yourself nitpicking a character whose profession you share?
That being said, I’m searching for audiobooks featuring lesbian librarians. I was browsing Audible this morning (because the avalanche of books I’m reading somehow just isn’t enough ^^) and found a handful to get me started. The Lesbrarian Books list on Goodreads gave me a helpful boost, though sadly not all of the books listed have audiobook versions.
- Taken by Storm by Kim Baldwin, narrated by Coleen Marlo.
- A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend, narrated by the author
- Jericho (and its sequel, Aftermath) by Ann McMan, narrated by Christine Williams
If you have any recommendations to add, please let me know in the comments. Thank you!