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Sex, Lies and Sensibility

A sexy and sensitive update to Sense and Sensibility, perfect for fans of Sonali Dev’s Incense and Sensibility.

Parasol Against the Axe

Because of the absurdity of Hero’s and Thea’s plotlines, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish between a scene with one of them and a segment from Paradoxical Undressing. While the audiobook may require a few relistens to grasp all the plot points, Swallow’s entertaining narration makes this a pleasurable experience.

How To Dance

While listeners learn much about Nick, little is said about Hayley beyond her love of dance. Regardless, the overall story is pleasant enough that fans of grumpy-sunshine couplings will enjoy.

Say You’ll Be Mine

Unfortunately, the abundant misunderstandings and miscommunications that befall the couple for most of the novel evaporate Nankani’s positive vibes. Best for fervent fans of the fake-dating trope.

Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame

Listening to Crawley feels like sipping hot chocolate on a cold day, welcoming and sweet. Give to listeners who enjoy cozy stories with happy endings.

Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me

Told mostly in chronological order, this breezy and moving memoir portrays a close-knit family that includes a daughter who is also a celebrity. A fine addition to biography collections.

My Black Country: A Journey Through Country Music’s Black Past, Present, and Future

Randall’s knowledge and respect for the performers and musicians who came before her permeates this lyrical memoir/music history hybrid. Country music fans will relish reading it.

There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension

Beautifully written. Fans of Abdurraqib and basketball will enjoy the book.

The List

For her keen insights about society on and off the internet, listeners who enjoyed Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid should also enjoy Adegoke’s novel.

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