Here we are today with my first round of Libro.fm audiobooks for 2023. I’m a part of their ACL program which gives me access to a selection of free audiobooks each month. I didn’t end up picking anything from the January selection, but there were four that grabbed me this month and we’re going to get straight into them.
NerdCrush by Alisha Emrich
I’m not really reading that much YA contemporary these days, and I haven’t really been for a while, but they still grab my attention from time to time. This one seemed cute, and I like some nerdy stuff in my YA. I started listening to it the same day I downloaded it—I only made it to chapter two, but it’s okay so far. It didn’t really grab me, and some of it felt a bit forced or cheesy, but I will push through with it at least for a little while longer. It’s got a couple of mixed reviews on Goodreads so far, but it’s also a debut and doesn’t technically release until tomorrow. Hopefully, I can make time for it this month.
VenCo by Cherie Dimaline
I picked this one up the second I saw it. A while ago I was recommended another of Cherie Dimaline’s books—The Marrow Thieves. I still haven’t read it but I still think about it often. So when I saw this, I knew I had to get it. I know it’s a sort of witchy thing (which I always love), and I saw a Goodreads review saying it’s basically got the vibes of The Golden Girls but witches. That sounds kind of fantastic and I need to know how that works. I don’t see myself having time to get to this one in February, but I might try and slip it onto my TBR for March.
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi
I’ve only ever read one other thing from Roshani Chokshi, and I kind of hated it. But this is her first foray into adult, and I thought I’d give her another chance. I believe this has a sort of fairytale element to it, which doesn’t always work for me either, but I’m willing to give it a shot. It’s not really that high up my priorities list right now, but I think once I hear more people talking about it that it might end up being bumped up the list. I’m a little nervous, but still excited to give Chokshi another chance.
I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai
This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so obviously, I had to get it. Makkai’s previous book The Great Believers is one of my top three books of all-time so I’m excited for this one. I’m trying not to buy any books in February so I’ll be waiting until March so I can pick up the physical book alongside this. I’m considering rereading The Great Believers before then tooit absolutely destroyed me the first time around and I don’t know if I’m mentally ready to go through that again right now, so we’ll see about that one.
But that’s it for this month. What audiobooks have you picked up lately?