Lessons in Chemistry
“Formidable Elizabeth Zott will capture your heart as she, Six-Thirty, Mad and others did me. It’s 1960 and Elizabeth is a woman in a man’s field – she experiences sexism, inequality, and abuse. I found this heartwarming, fun, with a sense of intelligent humor, and full of charm and hope.”Karin, Bookworm of Edwards
Thank You For Listening
If you enjoyed Book Lovers, then you’ll love Thank You For Listening.
“Julia Whelan is the Meryl Streep of audio so it’s no surprise that her sophomore novel is feast for the ears. It’s meta. The characters are audiobook narrators finding themselves in trope after trope but fighting against it. It’ll make you swoon. It’ll make you cry. It will definitely make you laugh.”Lissa, Book Club
“Emily Henry’s Book Lovers is just plain awesome. Meet Nora Stephens, her whole life is books-she’s been unlucky in love but her career as a literary agent is flourishing. When her sister Libby convinces her to take a month off and accompany her to a small town in North Carolina to slow down and unwind she has no idea it’s the hometown of publishing nemesis, Charlie Lastra. Will sparks fly or will Nora run away back to the city? This is the PERFECT summer read!”Kathleen, A Great Good Place for Books
Nothing to See Here
“I never expected to enjoy this book as much as I did. I broke my cardinal rule of only listening to books while I walk. From the moment I turned this book on I did not turn it off until I finished it. I don't know whether I would have liked the book as much if I read it. The narrator did an outstanding job reading. I highly recommend this delightful book.”Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys
Really Good, Actually
“There are books about it, songs about it, endless poetry written all about the tragic, heart-wrenching, vulnerable experience of losing love. It's difficult, however, to capture the full physical and mental ramifications of such events. Monica Heisey has shown that, though it is difficult, it is not impossible. In an honest, realistic view, Heisey writes this story of Maggie who is embarking on not just a lost love or a break up, but a divorce after a 9 year relationship. I loved how relatable Maggie is, whether you have experienced this or not. I especially love the feeling I got as I read that there is support in surprising places, and even though it may seem like you'll feel this sad and broken forever, things WILL get better. The audiobook experience is exceptionally engrossing with a narration from Julia Whelan. I strongly recommend. ”Kalli, Rediscovered Books
How to Be Perfect
The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question
“Who doesn’t need a little guidance on this topic, right? Michael Schur discusses what can be a weighty topic (that is often presented somewhat dryly) with wit and humor. I have to say, I prefer the audio version of this book. The tone and style are so engaging, and that aforementioned humor is highlighted in a way that I sometimes missed reading in my own voice. And, my 12- and 16-year-olds gathered around to listen as well. A true endorsement.”Tina, Powell's Books
“Happy-Go-Lucky is another bang up group of essays of Sedaris' hilarious life, including family and partner stories deliciously presented. His Oberlin Commencement Speech, alone, is worth the book price! An upper for anyone down or ailing!”Roxanne, Bookstore1Sarasota
“At its simplest, we could just say this is a story about the human condition. Backman’s wry and deceptively simple storytelling provides us an exquisite and astute study of the little complexities that fills our lives with joy and pain. Through his rich story exploring second chances, missed opportunities, and unintended consequences, he captures the essence of what it means to be human and the complexities of navigating relationships with each other by exploring what we say and do not say to one another. The audio version is absolutely spectacular. The narrator brings each character to life with unique and spot-on personalities that I cannot imagine creating myself in my head. Her delivery of the dialogue and story is spot on and kept me laughing throughout.”Cori, Bright Side Bookshop
After All the Feels and Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade once again delivers a warm and wonderful romantic comedy about two co-stars who once had an incredible one-night stand—and after years of filming on the same remote island, are finally ready to yield to temptation again…
Maria’s one-night-stand—the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left...Read more »
Love on the Brain
“Ali Hazelwood has done it again! This is NOT a novel that you can read a few pages here, a few pages there — it demands one sitting. With expert pacing, witty humor, and loveable characters, Love on the Brain is this fall’s hot romantic comedy!”Stefanie Lynn, The Kennett Bookhouse
“So enjoying listening to the audio book of Beach Read by Emily Henry. The story revolves around two writers. January who writes romance and Gus who writes fiction. Over one summer they come up with a challenge: January challenges Gus to write romance and Gus challenges January to write a fiction novel. What happens next makes for a great story, a perfect summer book. Beach Read is a must-listen-to on Libro.FM.”Karen, Anderson's Bookshop
Take a Hint, Dani Brown
The Brown Sisters
If you enjoyed The Hating Game, then you’ll love Take a Hint, Dani Brown.
“Take a Hint, Dani Brown is the most fun I’ve had reading a book all year. The banter between all of the characters was hilarious and relatable. The moments of compassion between Dani and Zaf on which their relationship is built emphasize the power in vulnerability. Zaf’s struggles with anxiety and Dani’s struggles against her own insecurities are so familiar and understandable. Hibbert has entirely embraced the friends-to-lovers and fake-dating tropes to create the most heart-warming book, and she will be an automatic-buy author for me in the future. This is a great book for adults looking for some diverse romance and a comfort read. Some content warnings include anxiety, racism, death of a parent, death of a sibling and explicitly sexual content, but none of these topics are the focus of the story.”Endya, Beausoleil Books
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
The Brown Sisters: Book #1
“This is a beautifully inclusive novel that made me cry and laugh harder than I’d like too. Chloe and Red were amazing characters that I didn’t want to leave when the story ended. I can’t get over Chloe being a larger lady and the story not focusing on that. I was bracing myself so many times for her to feel sad about her weight or talk about how much she might eat to de-stress herself but the story never gave me that, and I appreciated it so much. She was fine with her appearance and it’s that type of attitude and writing that made me love Chloe even more. I also loved how determined Chloe was to not let her disability take over her life. It’s important to me to see stories like this getting written because representation is huge as a bookseller. I believe everyone deserves to be seen and this was a pure gem.”Macey, Penn Book Center
The Love Hypothesis
“If, like me, your catnip is the taciturn, brainy, hot hero who is secretly a big squishy marshmallow at heart, look no further than this awesome debut!”Angela Trigg, The Haunted Book Shop
Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize)
“When novelist Arthur Less learns that his longtime boyfriend is marrying another man, he accepts every invitation he's received and travels around the world. This novel of a man facing 50 and looking back at his life and love is an utter delight.”Cathy, Blue Willow Bookshop
The Dead Romantics
If you enjoyed Meet Me in the Margins, then you’ll love The Dead Romantics.
“A very funny charming take on the rom-com. I expected something a bit darker when the description included a romance ghost-writer who no longer believes in love, a family owned funeral home with a death in the family, and a clash with a new publisher. The protagonist does break the romance wall a bit by mocking her own distrust of HEA and the pull ghostly romantic interests. NO spoilers just a heads up--you will laugh, with fingers crossed!”Lindalu, Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail
“I think I loved this book even more than Delilah Green Doesn’t Care. There is something so comforting about returning to a group of characters for a second book. I can’t wait to read Iris’ story next!”Aedan Richter, Nowhere Bookshop
People We Meet on Vacation
“What fun! This delightful book should be in every beach bag this summer. A hilariously comedic rom-com with memorable characters, set in varied vacation spots in various years. I enjoyed the changing timeline and seeing the relationship as it grew through the years.”Shelley Lowe, Monkey and Dog Books
“Big Swiss is the sort of strange and beautiful novel that you have to read to believe. It's utterly shocking, absolutely hysterical, and beautifully cynical. I laughed out loud on every other page, rolled my eyes at the pervasive hipster things Big Swiss pokes fun at, and thoroughly enjoyed the quirky atmosphere. Raging feminism, bunk psychology, and bisexuality all mix with ennui, infatuation, and humor in Jen Beagin's newest novel, Big Swiss. It's a book you won't want to leave and one your mind will probably still be puzzling over long after you've finished reading it.”Emily, The Violet Fox Bookshop
“The Bodyguard is the perfect comfort read. You’ll feel your shoulders drop in the safety of the world of this book. There’s great chemistry between the characters and it’s a joy to get to know them. I’m already rooting for a movie version.”Tiffany Phillips, Wild Geese Bookshop
“David Sedaris’s storytelling capabilities are only strengthened through the audiobook, in which the author himself leads us through his gut-busting tale of his vacations in beach homes. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then you’ll listen to the audiobook forty times over again.”Ella, Parnassus Books
Kiss Her Once for Me
“Love can be a messy affair, especially when you agree to fake marry an attractive man for money and have to spend the holidays with his family, not knowing that his sister is your ex and the sister's best friend was your fiance's ex. Oh boy! Love is in the air, holiday traditions are everywhere, and everyone is a bit of a mess. This is a fun holiday romance with a love trapezoid, magical snow days, a welcoming family, and an arrangement gone wrong. I loved every one of the Kim-Prescotts! This was a fun audiobook to listen to from Libro.fm!”Anna Rose, The Well-Read Moose
Delilah Green Doesn't Care
“Have you ever run into someone from your childhood, someone that you thought you had all figured out and maybe even disliked, only to find out that you never really knew them at all? Then this is the book for you. Delilah Green the social pariah of her small hometown comes back to Bright Falls to photograph her uptight stepsister, Astrid's wedding. Since she has never felt welcomed by her stepfamily, her game plan is to amuse herself by pushing all of Astrid's buttons. Her plans go awry when she spots Claire (Astrid's BFF) and sparks fly. Suddenly, everything she thought she knew isn't anything like how she remembered. Well-written with wonderfully real/messy characters, vibrant and dynamic female friendships, hilarious shenanigans and a steamy tremendous sapphic romance to boot!”Zinna, A Great Good Place for Books
Ten Steps to Nanette
A Memoir Situation
If you enjoyed Hunger, then you’ll love Ten Steps to Nanette.
“My first exposure to Hannah Gadsby was watching Nanette on Netflix. Nanette is funny, witty, heartbreaking, and excruciatingly well crafted. Gadsby’s memoir about the experiences that led her there is no different. Ten Steps to Nanette is many things. Gadsby elegantly synthesizes the narrative threads of her childhood, family, queerness, and neurodivergence to tell the story of how Nanette came to be. Listening to Gadsby’s expert narration, I was in awe of the complexity and nuance of her craft. Her approach to writing is unique. She does more than tell a story. Rather, she leads her reader through an experience, communicating through form what goes beyond just words on a page. As Gadsby states throughout the memoir, “there is no straight line through trauma.” I felt this in my core and will be thinking about Gadsby’s illustration of the different ways trauma weaves its way in and out of experience for a long time to come.”Jenni, Mysterious Galaxy Books
Less Is Lost
If you enjoyed Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize), then you’ll love Less Is Lost.
“Laugh out loud as hapless, endearing Arthur Less once again encounters roadblocks to joy, this time in a cross-country trek told in an omniscient narration by his patient partner, Freddy. A sequel to his Pulitzer-winning Less, Andrew Sean Greer includes a pug named Dolly, an unreliable camper van, hilariously mangled German, and a poignant quest for Less' father. Listeners new to Arthur will enjoy his tale as much as those who met him in the first book.”Cheryl, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
Act Your Age, Eve Brown
If you enjoyed Boyfriend Material, then you’ll love Act Your Age, Eve Brown.
“Hibbert continues the tale of sisters with Eve and her love him/hate him romance with Jacob, a B and B owner. Butler's reading captures every moment of wonder that signposts falling in love, infusing a little bit of awe in each tiny epiphany. It was touching and real to see these characters' neurodiversity as part of what makes them perfect for each other. We all have our quirks. Sometimes, love is just one of them.”Charity, Schuler Books
A Man Called Ove
Now a major motion picture A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks!
#1 New York Times bestseller—more than 3 million copies sold!
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the... Read more »
Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own.
Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on...Read more »
Have I Told You This Already?
Stories I Don't Want to Forget to Remember
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and the New York Times bestselling author of Talking as Fast as I Can comes an “insightful, honest, funny, and moving collection of captivating stories” (BuzzFeed).
“Graham is fast and furiously funny in her latest collection of essays. . . . Where Graham leads, we will definitely... Read more »
I'll Show Myself Out
Essays on Midlife and Motherhood
The eagerly anticipated second essay collection from Jessi Klein, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling debut You’ll Grow Out of It.
“Sometimes I think about how much bad news there is to tell my kid, the endlessly long, looping CVS receipt scroll of truly terrible things that have happened, and I want to get under the bed and never...Read more »
The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
“It might be that Lindy West talks during movies, but you wouldn't shush her. She's better than the movie. This audiobook is read by the author and she is hilarious. Smart, funny, irreverent and feminist. I'll take that with a bowl of popcorn. PS. I really, really want West's Hermione-lead HP remake.”Robin, Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West
Exes and O's
The Influencer Series: Book #2
An International Bestseller!
One of Amazon's Best Romances of January · A January LibraryReads Pick · One of Buzzfeed's Romance Books To Look Out For In 2023
A romance novel-obsessed social media influencer revisits her exes on her hunt for true love in this romantic comedy from the author of Set On You.
Romance book connoisseur Tara Chen has... Read more »
It Happened One Summer
“This story opened its broad arms and admitted me into the recharging station that I needed so badly in 2021. It was cute. It was sweet. It was heart-wrenching. It was steamy. It was everything!”Stephanie Arrache, Waterwheel Gifts and Books
Something in the Heir
In Something in the Heir, smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home; and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family’s silly inheritance rules! But now her little fib means that she and her completely unsuspecting husband are going to inherit big―and very...Read more »
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Crazy Stories about Racism
If you enjoyed A Promised Land, then you’ll love You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey.
“In this eye-opening, horrifying, and hilarious book, Amber Ruffin and her sister, Lacey Lamar, share stories from Lacey's life where she has encountered racism in Nebraska. From racist donuts to being mistaken for Whoopi Goldberg, they share everything from the everyday examples of racism to the downright scary, while making you laugh out loud the whole time. And if you aren't familiar with Amber Ruffin from NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers or Peacock's The Amber Ruffin Show, this book will leave you obsessed.”Will, Newtown Bookshop
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by BuzzFeed ∙ Paste Magazine ∙ Southern Living ∙ and more!
A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.
Harriet and Wyn have been the... Read more »
Pride and Protest
A Phenomenal Book Club pick for November 2022!
A woman goes head-to-head with the CEO of a corporation threatening to destroy her neighborhood in this fresh and modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by debut author Nikki Payne.
Liza B.—the only DJ who gives a jam—wants to take her neighborhood back from the soulless property developer... Read more »
Bad Vibes Only
(and Other Things I Bring to the Table)
From the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking—called “a gift” by The New York Times—a raw and humorous essay collection in the spirit of Jenny Lawson and Samantha Irby.
Nora McInerny does not dance like no one is watching. In fact, she dances like everyone is watching, which is to say, she does not dance at all. A... Read more »
Everything I Know About Love
“Everything I Know About Love was a joy to read and relatable to me as a young woman in her early 20's. Dolly Alderton gives a transparent, brutally honest look at herself at the various stages of her 30 years of life. She accurately depicts the hedonistic nature of being young, somewhat clueless, and attempting to navigate through life's complexities. Mixed with that famous (and charming) British wit, this memoir is unequivocally a masterpiece.”Jennifer, Changing Hands
The Charm Offensive
“While Dev believes in fairytale romances, Charlie most certainly does not. That doesn’t stop the two of them from stumbling into their own romantic comedy that will leave you absolutely charmed.”Lauren Homza, Rediscovered Books
Red, White & Royal Blue
“Fresh, irreverent, and funny, Red, White & Royal Blue is a delight and a treasure. With subtle jabs, Casey McQuiston pokes fun at both the public face of the British monarchy as well as the back-door politicking that dominates the U.S. political scene. The story follows the self-centered Alex Claremont-Diaz (America’s First Son) and his interactions with British Prince Henry of Wales. As hostility increases between two political scions forced into a sham friendship, we see the framework of political destiny and duty begin to fray. Little by little, hostility turns to something else entirely. This is a story about happiness — and, more importantly, honesty — for those who live their lives in the public eye.”Todd Ketcham, The Book Cellar
“Mary Jane is 14 in 1975 and her summer nannying job is filled with surprises, spontaneity, and love as she is pulled into the family of the little girl she watches. A sweet and funny story of discovering yourself, your loved ones, and where you fit in. It really hit home for me.”Courtney Boches, Reads & Company
Weird but Normal
“I adored this book! I laughed until I cried, I cringed in shared embarrassment, and I read entire essays out loud to anyone who would listen. Although almost any reader will find something to relate to in Mia Mercado’s writing, she will speak directly to the hearts of millennials who still remember their hilariously terrible first AIM screennames. For all the laughs, Weird but Normal also delivers heartfelt truths about issues ranging from racism in America to depression. Can’t wait to see what Mercado does next!”Kate Storhoff, Bookmarks
“Well this was just delightful. Unlikely Animals is a heartfelt, touching story filled with an unforgettable menagerie of characters, both human and animal. Annie Hartnett’s razor sharp wit leaps from each and every page. I dare readers not to fall in love with the members of the Everton community, and the lengths they will go to comfort and heal one another in the most unexpected ways.”Anderson, Page and Palette
“Little Weirds, a collection of essays by actress and comedian Jenny Slate, is pure magic—a joyous, thoughtful, and deeply gorgeous peek into the soul of an extremely bright and unique individual. Jenny’s mastery of the English language, the way she arranges words to tell a story, the vulnerability with which she does it, and the purity of her heart is so astounding at times that reading a paragraph once or twice is simply not enough. Little Weirds cuts deeply into what it means to be a woman here on this earth. It is about friendship and growth and learning to love ourselves in all of our tender and wild strangeness.”Jenna Schenk, BookTowne
Written in the Stars
“Take two opposites: Elle, a bright, optimistic social media astrologer and Darcy, a cynical, no-nonsense insurance actuary. Elle is avidly looking for her soulmate, while Darcy, who has been badly burned by love, doesn't know if she believes in soulmates anymore. Add a disastrous first date, a meddling brother, a disapproving family dynamic, and a fake dating plot. And what do you have? All the makings of a really amusing love story. This is my favorite of the series, an easy delightful read!”Zinna, A Great Good Place for Books
The Ex Hex
“In line with Halloween classics such as Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic, The Ex Hex is a funny, witchy rom-com about a hex gone so wrong. Main characters Rhys and Vivi have good banter as they work out the many curses affecting the town. A quick and entertaining read. My favorite character is, of course, Sir Purrcival the cat.”Sofia, Phoenix Books
Vine Mess: Book #1
From Tessa Bailey—#1 New York Times bestselling author, TikTok favorite, and "the Michelangelo of dirty talk" (Entertainment Weekly)—comes a steamy small town rom-com about a starchy professor and the bubbly neighbor he clashes with at every turn...
Hallie Welch fell hard for Julian Vos at fourteen, after they almost kissed in the dark vineyards...Read more »
Evvie Drake Starts Over
“Evvie Drake is young and newly widowed, but no one knows that on the day her husband died, she had finally worked up the nerve to leave him. Dean Tenney is a major league baseball pitcher who has inexplicably lost the talent that made him a star. When Dean moves to Evvie’s small town to escape the humiliating sports headlines, their friendship proves to be just what both of them need. This is an absolute treasure of a novel — big-hearted, funny, sweet, and utterly satisfying. I cannot wait to sell this charming gem.”Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop