The Book Eaters
by Sunyi Dean (Tor, 2022); audiobook read by Katie Erich (HarperCollins, 2022)
A dark, feminist, magic realism fairy tale told through chapters alternating between present day and backstory. The book eater premise is well developed and The Family push all the right (ie. domineeringly wrong) buttons in Dean’s wider condemnation of oppressive patriarchal society.