Well, here we are there, ready to share my Libro.fm books for February and March!
If you haven’t seen one of these posts before—every two months (or so) I share with you the audiobooks I’ve picked to download from Libro.fm’s ACL program and share with you my thoughts. I have to say I was feeling a little disappointed with the selection we’d had for a few months, but February and March definitely picked up. Now I just have to, you know, listen to them.
But without further ado…
A Brush With Love by Mazey Eddings
When I first heard this title, I honestly thought it was an artist romance—as in one (or both) of the characters was an artist. But in fact, this is a dentist romance? I didn’t realise there was a market for that, but I’ll give it a go because, as you might have seen, I’ve definitely been on a contemporary romance kick in the last few weeks. I think like everyone else on the planet, I hate the dentist so this could end up either being a really different and cute romance or a very boring and uncomfortable one, I guess only time will tell on this one.
Recitatif by Toni Morrison
This was definitely the one I was most excited about in February. I’ve only ever read The Bluest Eye, but I’ve always wanted to read more of Toni Morrison’s work. I already had plans to read Beloved in the next few weeks, but since this is just a short story, I might try and slip this in first just for some extra Toni Morrison in my life. This is just under two hours long, so it’d be a super quick read for me one afternoon. Hopefully, you’ll see this in one of my five most recent reads posts sooner rather than later.
Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour
I don’t really know too much about this one other than it’s Nina LaCour’s adult debut. I’ve never read anything from her before, but I’ve always wanted to. Going off the synopsis on Goodreads, this looks like it’s got a bit of sapphic romance alongside the two women trying to discover where their places in the world are just as things in their pasts catch up with them. Honestly, it’s not the usual sort of thing I’d go for but it has lots of positive reviews and I know Nina LaCour has built quite the following in YA so I’m excited to give this a chance and see how I go with it.
Unraveling by Brandon Leake
I was so excited to see some poetry in the options for March. I absolutely love hearing poets read out their work, whether that be in spoken word or in an audiobook format like this. There’s just something so special about hearing them read it the way they meant it to be read—in terms of pauses and emphasis and etc. I’m not familiar at all with Leake—I noticed the cover says that he was a winner of America’s Got Talent but as an Aussie, that’s not something I’ve ever paid attention to. Maybe if I enjoy these, I’ll go on and have a look into what else he does (which I’m assuming is singing?) but we’ll have to wait and see.
The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta
I have to admit that it was the cover that first drew me into this one—it’s kind of simple but eye-catching as well. But when I looked into this, I found out that it’s a YA fantasy set in an ancient Mesoamerica-inspired world about a linage of seers whose lives are threatened by the patriarchal state they live in. I have no idea how all of that is going to come together based on the rest of the synopsis, but it does sound incredible. Also, Lizz Huerta is Mexi-Rican and I’ve been trying to focus lately on authors and books from different countries and I’ve really been enjoying that.
So that it’s for February and March. Are you excited about any of these?