It’s time for November and December’s wrap-up of Libro audiobooks. If you haven’t seen this type of post from me before, I’m a member of Libro.fm’s ACL program which gives me access to a number of free audiobooks from month to month. Every two months I show you what I’ve picked out, and that’s what we’re going to do right now. So let’s jump into it.
Even Though I Knew The End by C.L Polk
I was immediately drawn into the cover of this one—I don’t know why but it just grabbed me, and then the moment I read it was a sapphic historical fantasy, I knew I had to get it. The blurb mentions monsters, mystery and magic which are all completely up my alley as well. By the time I saw this was set in 1930s Chicago, I was totally sold on it. I hadn’t heard of it before then but I’ve still a little hype about it lately, and it seems like it’ll be a really interesting read. I’m trying to go into it mostly blind of the actual plot but I’m probably not going to end up getting around to it before the end of the year anyway. I think it’ll be something I try to pick up in early 2023.
Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon
I have to admit that I didn’t love Blackout, which is the previous short-story-connected-into-a-novel put out by all these authors, but I’m such a huge fan of both Tiffany D. Jackson and Angie Thomas that I couldn’t pass this one by. I think I might enjoy this one a little since I’ll be going into it knowing what to expect of the form and all that. I also just think this will be a sweet thing to read around Christmas, and I’ll definitely be trying to listen to it in December to get those cute, cosy and snowy feels even though it’ll most likely be ridiculously hot down here in Melbourne. A girl can dream though, right?
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
Nothing really grabbed me from December picks, apart from this one. This is a YA contemporary that follows a teenage girl who moves to the town her mum grew up in to look after her terminally ill grandmother. It’s a sapphic romance but seems to be equally about friendship and family. From the blurb, the main theme seems to be looking at racial violence and injustice and trauma and how that can cause a ripple effect through generations of a family. It shows like it might be a bit of an emotional book, but it sounds absolutely fantastic, and it has some pretty high praise already. I don’t see myself getting to this one by the end of the year, but I’m excited for when I do.
So that’s it for my Libro picks for these last two months. I think I’ll definitely be looking through everything I picked up this year and putting together a list of things to get to in 2023. But for now, I’d love to hear what you might’ve picked up yourselves!