As you may know, I’m a part of Libro.fm‘s influencer program, which means I get to choose from a selection of audiobooks to post about and review every month! Libro.fm is an audiobook service that makes it possible for readers to buy audiobooks and support physical bookstores (you could even choose which store to support if you wanted to), and their service is available worldwide (although their membership is limited to the US).
At the start of every month, I share the audiobooks I chose from the selection and explain what made me pick them up. Maybe you’ll find some audiobooks you’ll enjoy too!
Last month, I chose no less than 7 audiobooks. Of course I haven’t been able to read all of them yet, so I’ve chosen only 2 this month to give myself some time to catch up.
George M. Johnson – All Boys Aren’t Blue
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.
Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren’t Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson’s emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.
I was so hyped to see this book in the selection, because it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the month! I’ve heard amazing things about this, and I’m hoping to listen to it very soon. It sounds like it will be a very special read.
Abby Jimenez – The Happy Ever After Playlist
Two years after losing her fiancé, Sloan Monroe still can’t seem to get her life back on track. But one trouble-making pup with a “take me home” look in his eyes is about to change everything. With her new pet by her side, Sloan finally starts to feel more like herself. Then, after weeks of unanswered texts, Tucker’s owner reaches out. He’s a musician on tour in Australia. And bottom line: He wants Tucker back.
Well, Sloan’s not about to give up her dog without a fight. But what if this Jason guy really loves Tucker? As their flirty texts turn into long calls, Sloan can’t deny a connection. Jason is hot and nice and funny. There’s no telling what could happen when they meet in person. The question is: With his music career on the rise, how long will Jason really stick around? And is it possible for Sloan to survive another heartbreak?
I’ve been reading a lot of feelgood novels lately, and I think this will be another one that will help me take my mind off things.
What audiobooks are you planning to listen to this month?
The links in this post lead to Libro.fm’s website. The general link is a referral link, but the links to the specific books aren’t.