Good Night June by Sarah Jio – Audio Review

Sarah Jio, Goodnight June, Audiobook, Katherine Kellgren, Narrator, Book Journey

June Anderson is a professional.  Her job as Vice President of Finances at her bank is fulfilling and she has found that she has a gift for being able to close doors on struggling businesses saving her bank a lot of money.  It’s not personal, it’s business, is her motto and struggling mom and pop shops do not have a chance to win her over.

When June receives a letter that her beloved Aunt Ruby has passed away she is devastated.  Ruby owned a Children’s Book Store called Blue Bird Books in Seattle and June is surprised to learn that the store has been left to her.  Taking a planned short leave from her job, June heads to Seattle to plan the selling of the book store.  However, the quaint book store floods her with memories from her childhood… and June soon finds out that Ruby still has a few surprises for June as well.  Perhaps June’s future is not at all what she thinks.



What a beautiful listen!  I absolutely love books with book references and Goodnight June is filled with them.  Plant the setting in the center of a beloved book store and you have me hooked!  Reading this book was like spending a day with a dear friend. At the spa.  In Jamaica.  🙂

Goodnight June reminded me of the movie You’ve Got Mail, another struggling book store and every time I see the movie I cry when they have to close the doors.  In fact I tear up as I type this… egads… what a wimp!

The storyline is sweet and feels real in today’s economy and struggling small businesses.  Put a good-looking guy as owner of an Italian restaurant next to the book store and we have the makings of a pretty amazing read.

Sarah Jio is a fairly new author to me but one that I want to spend more time with.  This is my second book by her and I loved them both.  Narration of this audio book was by Katherine Kellgren and was a smooth fit. Kellgren had just the right mix of vocal skills to make this an excellent listen.  I do not think I have heard Kellgren’s narration before but found I enjoyed her very much.



  • Audible Audio Edition
  • Listening Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Release Date: May 27, 2014



26 thoughts on “Good Night June by Sarah Jio – Audio Review

  1. I loved reading this during 2014, I think it would have been even better on audio. I think some of the bloggers I follow will have this in their top reads for 2014.

  2. Sheila, this does sound wonderful. I have a different book by this author, waiting to be read. (My challenge in 2015 is to read more of the books I already have.) Have a safe and happy New Year’s!

  3. I actually just finished readin this book yesterday. I loved reading it! It was a very emotional book to me when reading it. I think Sarah Jio’s books are always like that when you read them.

  4. I loved this book…and the movie You’ve Got Mail. I may have to watch it again tonight, that’s how much I want to sob and cry…LOL.

    A good cry always makes me feel good, if that makes sense.

    Bookish themes and that Seattle setting in Goodnight June did it for me….completely. (Sleepless in Seattle sounds like another good movie for tonight!).

    Okay…enough already. I’m done.

  5. I believe this book is on my TBR. I like the simile you likened it to. I don’t remember that tidbit about that movie. I just may move this up on my list. I don’t think I’ve read this author yet.

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