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You, Again

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an opposites-attract, enemies-to-lovers rom-com full of New York City nuance. Recommended for fans of Emily Henry, Tessa Bailey, and Amanda Aksel.

The Breakaway

Will appeal to listeners seeking a moving novel about building relationships, body positivity, and being true to oneself. Recommended for fans of Christina Lauren, Emily Henry, and Jo Wilde.

Congratulations, the Best Is Over!: Essays

The multi-talented Thomas will appeal to listeners who like excellently narrated personal stories with deep feelings sprinkled with joy and humor. This delightful collection is highly recommended for all audio memoir collections.

The Sullivanians: Sex, Psychotherapy, and the Wild Life of an American Commune

While the narrative trajectory will be familiar territory for those who’ve read with cult-centered nonfiction, Stille’s detours into pop-culture scandals and New York City history set this title apart.

The Dead Take the A Train

Fans of urban fantasy, cosmic weirdness, and tough-as-nails protagonists should enjoy this work that’s the best of both authors.

Do Tell

Give to fans of Jerome Charyn’s Big Red and those interested in stories set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Burn the Negative

One doesn’t need a Needle Man to poke holes in the plot, but Winning has created an immersive love letter to late-20th-century horror cinema that will draw fans of supernatural slashers like flies to corpses.

To Catch a Storm

Recommend to readers of fast-paced domestic thrillers.

The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis

Meticulous research paired with exceptional narration makes this timely account of a public health emergency, labor shortage, and enduring discrimination an essential addition to all nonfiction collections.

The Love Plot

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a steamy, spirited play on Pretty Woman or The Wedding Date (sans sex work). Recommended for fans of the humorous rom-com romps of Katherine Center, Sarah Adams, and Elena Armas.

The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp

Fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy this outlandish yet heartfelt mystery set in a quiet English village.


Jarhead meets All You Need Is Kill in a refreshing look at near-future warfare. A superb recommendation for military sci-fi fans.

Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night

A deeply affecting look at a tragedy involving three families. True crime fans will be enthralled and deeply moved by this impeccably researched account.

At the Edge of the Woods

Recommend Bromwich’s completely original slow burn of a novel with its beguiling protagonist, so perfectly captured by narrator Dawson, to those who appreciate gorgeous prose, unique narrative structures, and feminist themes.

The Rooster House: My Ukrainian Family Story

A timely audio, highly recommended for those wanting to learn more about Ukraine’s tumultuous history and resilient culture.


A story of pain, survival, and community set in a lyrically described, intricately built world. For readers of Jesmyn Ward’s Let Us Descend.

Somebody’s Fool

While this series wrap-up will generate holds, it is best for established fans of the trilogy. Share Russo’s series with those seeking a leisurely listen featuring strong character development and introspective storytelling.

Black Sheep

Harrison (Such Sharp Teeth) magnificently balances humor against psychological dread and familial trauma in this tale of a most unusual homecoming. Listeners who appreciate sarcasm and a dry sense of humor will hugely enjoy this audio production. Uncover more dark family secrets in Grady Hendrix’s How To Sell a Haunted House and Catriona Ward’s Sundial.

Forget Me Not

Dalton and Hamilton’s performance of Soto’s debut contemporary romance will charm fans of Mia Sosa’s and Tessa Bailey’s recent works. This skillfully narrated enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance does not disappoint.

The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial

A thorough history outlining how deniers cast doubt on global warming and the U.S. government’s repeated failures to take action. Readers and listeners of Kate Aronoff’s Overheated will want to snap this story up.

The Seven Year Slip

Poston (The Dead Romantics) deftly weaves the magical apartment into the story and pulls off a spectacular happily-ever-after. For fans of Emily Henry and Abby Jimenez.

The Hunt

An absorbing, suspense-filled novel for true crime and podcast fans. Share with fans of S.A. Cosby, Eli Cranor, and Megan Abbott.

The Secret Hours

Fans of Herron’s “Slough House” series and Apple TV’s adaptation, Slow Horses, will race for this audio.

The Madwomen of Paris

A beautifully written and compelling work for historical fiction fans and those interested in the history of medicine and psychological treatment.

Murder and Mamon

Manansala and Cabanela excel at creating a welcoming community that mystery lovers will want to visit again and again.

Wild Things

Though the romance is a bit slow to ignite, patient listeners will be rewarded with an enjoyable sizzle at the end. An excellent fit for those seeking a low-key queer romance full of fun and engaging characters.

Unorthodox Love

Shertok’s observations on faith and the Orthodox Jewish community are appealing, but the mediocre audio production makes this an optional purchase.

How To Love Your Daughter

Share with literary-fiction fans and those who enjoy stories laden with psychological tension, like Sarit Yishai-Levi’s The Woman Beyond the Sea. Listeners will be entranced and will look forward to more from the best-selling Blum.

Land of Milk and Honey

Zhang’s sophomore novel (following the multi-award-winning How Much of These Hills Is Gold) is as delicious to devour as the feasts prepared within.

The Graveyard Shift

Despite the predictable ending, Lewis’s (Mockingbird) latest should appeal to horror film fans and suspense and romance readers who don’t mind a bit of gore.

The Girls Who Fought Crime: The Untold True Story of the Country’s First Female Investigator and Her Crime Fighting Squad

A solid purchase for libraries seeking to broaden their coverage of women in history. Share with readers of Katherine Sharp Landdeck’s The Women with Silver Wings, which offers a similarly heartening account of women’s accomplishments in the military.

Sleeping with Friends

This audio will appeal to cinephiles seeking a fast-paced amateur-sleuth mystery full of flawed characters and their sinister secrets. Recommended for fans of Tarryn Fisher, Lisa Scottoline, and Colleen Hoover.

Ghost Tamer

A paranormal thriller that offers thrills and chills in addition to a touching exploration of grief, love, and moving on.

The Goodbye Cat

Stories featuring pet death are not for everyone, but Arikawa’s poignant tales ring true. Perfect for listeners who enjoy novels exploring the intersection of animals and community, such as Beth Morrey’s The Love Story of Missy Carmichael.


A winning satire, sure to please fans of Christopher Moore’s zaniness, Grady Hendrix’s grim humor, and the sentiment behind the slogan “eat the rich.”

The Dragon Reborn

A superior creation to be purchased by libraries that have acquired Pike’s new recordings of the first two books or those looking to provide a version for fans of the popular television series.

Hemlock Island

A thrilling story, laced with horrors both real and otherwise; recommended for audiences who loved Nick Cutter and Andrew F. Sullivan’s The Handyman Method and Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s Echo.

Dust Child

This deeply affecting audio is a triumph and an essential purchase everywhere.

Unrealistic Expectations

Contemporary romance fans who enjoy steamy stories featuring reformed rakes will savor this expertly narrated, uplifting story of finding true love in unexpected places.

Perfectly Nice Neighbors

This riveting thriller delivers plenty of twists alongside incisive social commentary. Great for book groups.

Medusa’s Sisters

An excellent addition to retellings of ancient myths and perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker.

Hell If We Don’t Change Our Ways: A Memoir

A heartbreaking yet uplifting memoir of a woman recovering from past wounds and embracing healing and hope. For readers of Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle.

The Possibilities

Goldstein-Love delivers an inventive and satisfying blend of genres and narrative elements exploring the anxieties of parenthood alongside quantum physics. Recommended for fans of fiction integrating science in a manner similar to Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time or Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred.

Kick Out the Jams: Jibes, Barbs, Tributes, and Rallying Cries from 35 Years of Music Writing

For listeners interested in reexamining musical gatekeeping, Marsh’s writing and Boutsikaris’s delivery provide a portrait of the music industry that goes well beyond the usual fare.

The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts

An excellent purchase to appeal to listeners who enjoyed Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures. Of particular interest to readers of Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars, which offers a different perspective on a history that might have been.

Beastly: The 40,000-Year Story of Animals and Us

Carew’s study makes a strong case for balanced ecosystems to support all Earth’s animals, including people, while sharing the often shameful history of humans’ lack of consideration for other species’ inherent rights. A natural selection for listeners who loved Ed Yong’s An Immense World.

The Darkness Surrounds Us

This atmospheric, evocatively narrated audio will captivate fans of gothic mysteries in the vein of Rhiannon Ward’s The Quickening.

Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets

A heartfelt memoir of a woman trying to better understand her parentage and herself. It is a must-have for all biography collections.

How To Say Babylon: A Memoir

This book is an audible joy and will have wide appeal to memoir readers.

King Me

Highly recommended for listeners who want a madcap mixture of Stephanie Plum, Veronica Mars, and Magnum, P.I.

The Young Man

Although this audio is brief, listeners will be riveted by Ernaux’s exquisite insight and heartfelt memories of a precious year in her life. This latest addition to Ernaux’s oeuvre is a must-purchase for all nonfiction audio collections.

Foolish: Tales of Assimilation, Determination, and Humiliation

Cooper’s strength as a performer makes this audiobook an enjoyable listen. Recommended for libraries where interest in celebrity memoirs is high.

Play for Me

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an upbeat, engaging rom-com with mostly closed-door romance and a varied cast of characters. Recommended for fans of Sarah Adams, Kate Bromley, and Elle Cook.

Murder by Degrees

Listeners will find much to love in this story that weaves social commentary and descriptions of period medical practices into a taut mystery. Mukerji is an author to watch.

Misfit: Growing Up Awkward in the ’80s

Gulman’s profession as a performer translates into an excellent audiobook. This is unmissable and highly recommended for all audio memoir collections.

One of the Boys

Listeners will be riveted by this complicated family drama that wrestles with the ethical implications of profiling and experimental medical treatments. Share with fans of Delilah S. Dawson’s The Violence or Naomi Alderman’s The Power.

The Only Purple House in Town

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a brilliantly bewitching paranormal romance about found family and fitting in. Recommended for fans of Sangu Mandanna, Sally Thorne, and Jessica Clare.

The Midnight News

Baker’s atmospheric tale of friendship, love, and self-discovery should appeal to readers of character-driven, suspenseful historical fiction.

New Adult

Give to listeners who enjoy some whimsy with their romances.

The Murder Wheel

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an atmospheric historical mystery, fast-paced and full of detail, that culminates in a delightful denouement to rival Poirot. Recommended for fans of Martin Edwards, Fiona Davis, and Sophie Hannah.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

McBride has an uncanny ability to let the good in people shine through his writing; this latest book is no exception. Listeners familiar with Hoffman’s narration of McBride’s previous novels will be satisfied.

California Golden

An atmospheric novel that transports readers to sunny southern California and through the complicated times of the 1960s. Pair with Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Malibu Rising or Erica Abeel’s Wild Girls.

Dark Water Daughter

A great addition to the recent spate of pirate-themed fantasy, such as S.A. Chakraborty’s The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi.


Listeners may be intrigued by this creative exploration of Herman Melville, but the content might be better experienced in print.

Young Queens: Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power

Recommended for lovers of European history focused on women, by authors such as Alison Weir and Nicola Tallis.

My Darling Girl

Full of twists, turns, and plenty of suspense, this slow-burn horror novel has depth and plenty of holiday chills. Fans of McMahon’s other works will not be disappointed.

Labyrinth’s Heart

Recommended for those who enjoy fantasy in the vein of Lee Bardugo’s Six of Crows, Foz Meadows’s “Tithenai Chronicles,” or E.E. Holmes’s “Riftmagic Saga” series.

The Last Applicant

Fast-paced, layered suspense with shocking reveals listeners won’t see coming.

Role Playing

Yardley’s (Ex Appeal) latest is a perfect fit for patrons looking for heartwarming, slow-burn romances featuring middle-aged characters.

Everything’s Fine

Everything is far from fine, and perhaps that is ultimately the point. Rabess’s thought-provoking debut will leave few on the fence.

Through the Snow Globe

With a tidy ending wrapped up in a bow, this emotional listen satisfies. Share with fans of Josie Silver and the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.

Text Appeal

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an upbeat friends-to-lovers rom-com with a techy love-triangle twist. Recommended for fans of Lauren Forsythe and Christina Lauren.

My Roommate Is a Vampire

This is a sweet and sexy paranormal romance with the perfect amount of silliness. For fans of Sarah Hawley’s A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon.

Schrader’s Chord

Music and horror fans who like their ghost stories gooey and their music loud should give this story a spin.


Brimming with Brown’s cinematically described action and complex, layered characters, this audiobook will appeal to science fiction fans on a scale that matches Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn and George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.


Though the subject matter is disturbing, Clake’s window into the horror wrought by abusive relationships resonates. A haunting literary horror for fans of Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

An engaging production of Raspe’s outlandish work. Recommended for any audio classics collection.


This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a witty workplace rom-com that turns competition into chemistry. Recommended for fans of Christina Lauren and Katherine Center.

Fit for the Gods: Greek Mythology Reimagined

Highly recommended to those who loved Madeline Miller’s Circe, Natalie Haynes’s Stone Blind, or Genevieve Gornichec’s The Witch’s Heart for giving voices to the ignored and maligned.

Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir

This strong memoir about intersectionality and acceptance will be at home in any library.

At the End of Every Day

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking atmospheric, unsettling horror that blends otherworldly chills with childhood nostalgia. Recommended for fans of Megan Collins, Kiersten White, and Jennifer McMahon.

I Did It For You

A good pick for those seeking engaging suspense about small towns, sisterhood, and unsettling secrets. Recommended for fans of Ruth Ware, Kate Robards, and Kelly J. Ford.

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