We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon; Narrated by Carly Robbins
Simon and Schuster Audio
Release date: June 8, 2021
Wedding harpist Quinn has just graduated high school and her life has been laid out for her: attend business school nearby while continuing to help out with her parents’ wedding planning business, just as her older sister did. But Quinn is burnt out on love, especially after last summer when she confessed her feelings for wedding caterer Tarek and he vanished off to college without a reply. This summer he’s back and they keep getting thrown together to solve wedding emergencies, all while Quinn navigates telling her parents she doesn’t want to be a wedding planner and learning to build harps.
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This is a super fun summer romance that deals gracefully with complicated mental health topics like depression, anxiety, and OCD. Robins delivers Quinn’s (often very) big feelings fully and the narration encourages investment in her dilemmas.
Fans of Sarah Dessen (particularly Once and For All), Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Tweet Cute by Emma Lord will enjoy We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This.
Other Nominated Titles
- Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer; narrated by Reba Buhr (September 29, 2020)
- The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe; narrated by Tess Sharpe (January 26, 2021)
- In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner; narrated by Michael Crouch (August 10, 2021)
- The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore; narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya (June 14, 2021)
- Time Travel for Love and Profit by Sarah Lariviere, Narrated by Kristen Sieh (January 26, 2021)
The Selected Lists teams read throughout the year in search of the best titles published in their respective categories. Once a book is suggested (either internally or through the title suggestion form), it must pass through a review process to be designated an official nomination.
Each week, the teams feature a review of one of the officially nominated titles. Additional titles to receive this designation are listed as well. At year’s end, the team will curate a final list from all nominated titles and select a Top Ten. The previous years’ lists are available on The Hub.