Three of LibraryReads’ February 2019 picks are on our audio list! Each of the three picks are from female authors who are focusing on sharing stories about women who are heart-warming, funny, strong, and complex.
The books are sure to spark discussion among patrons so make sure you have the audiobooks in your collection to help alleviate your holds list.
View the full list of February LibraryReads picks and check out our LibraryReads Make Great Listens collection to see all of our BOT LibraryReads picks since the program began. Now, see why our February BOT LibraryReads picks are must-listens.
LibraryReads review: “A beautifully written novel told from the viewpoints of three sisters whose dysfunctional childhood has left deep wounds. Family also serves as a source of strength as the women face the damage done and try to heal. For readers who enjoy Tayari Jones and Jessmyn Ward.” —Janine Walsh, East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, NY
Why try the audio? Since the novel is told from each of the sisters’ viewpoints, it’s only natural that the audiobook has multiple narrators. Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman, Adenrele Ojo, and January LaVoy are all experienced and very talented narrators who are able to vividly bring the characters to life, firmly drawing the listener into the complex relationships explored in the story.
Praise for THE CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS:
“Gray manages a large cast of characters with ease.” —Kirkus
“[An] engrossing and moving debut novel.” —Booklist
By Elizabeth Letts
Read by Ann Marie Lee & Elizabeth Letts
LISTEN TO A CLIP: FINDING DOROTHY
LibraryReads review: “In examining the meeting between Judy Garland and Maud Baum, Letts weaves two narratives: Hollywood in 1938-39, and Baum’s childhood and marriage to L. Frank Baum, author of the book that inspired the movie. A fascinating behind-the-scenes story for Oz fans.” —Lauren McLaughlin, Wilton Library Association, Wilton, CT
Why try the audio? Ann Marie Lee’s narration captures the sense of setting and the characters in the book; listening really enriches how readers experience the story. Additionally, the author narrates the afterword; it’s always a treat to hear an author’s voice her own words!
Praise for FINDING DOROTHY:
“Readers looking for an inspiring true story will be delighted…[and] will surely be a popular choice for book clubs.” —Library Journal
“This is a poignant, absorbing tale of the life and love story that led to the creation of a beloved classic.” —Booklist
“A breathtaking read that will transport you over the rainbow and into the heart of one of America’s most enduring fairy tales.” —Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours
I OWE YOU ONE
By Sophie Kinsella
Read by Fiona Hardingham
LISTEN TO A CLIP:I OWE YOU ONE
LibraryReads review: “Kinsella is back with a sweet, thoughtful book about family loyalty and breaking out on your own. Fixie Farr is trying to keep her family’s store afloat while her siblings plot expensive plans to modernize. Meanwhile, Fixie is juggling two interested suitors. For readers who love the work of Meg Cabot and Marian Keyes.” —Kathryn Neal, Skiatook Library, Skiatook, OK
Why try the audio? With zippy, delightful dialogue, Kinsella’s latest book begs to be listened to. And, luckily, award-winning narrator Fiona Hardingham is the perfect voice to bring the story to life. She absolutely sparkles!
Praise for I OWE YOU ONE:
“Kinsella again provides a delightful, irresistible romp.” —Booklist
“A charming story full of quirky characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue.” —Kirkus