Audiobook Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

Hi guys, welcome! While I was away on hiatus I decided to give Scribd a try. I subscribed to it through a referral link, so I got 2 months free. And I used this two months really really well by listening to a lot of audiobooks. Before Scribd I was not really a fan of audios but now I have totally completely fallen in love with them. Even though I had to cancel my subscription to Scribd for money reasons, I am definitely planning to subscribe back to it in future just for the audiobooks, they are so so good. I promise I am definitely going to make a whole post talking about why I am enjoying audios so much very soon, but now I really need to start this review, this introduction has already become way too long. So, let’s begin.

Upright Women Wanted

by Sarah Gailey

Narrated by Romy Nordlinger

Source: Scribd

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Publication Date: 04/02/2020

Genre: Western, Dystopia, LGBTQIAP+

Rating: 4.5 stars



“That girl’s got more wrong notions than a barn owl’s got mean looks.”

Esther is a stowaway. She’s hidden herself away in the Librarian’s book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her—a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.

My Thoughts

I loved this book. The queer rep was great, I loved the main character, Esther and the book was really entertaining, which was something I didn’t expect while going into the book. Upright Women Wanted is the perfect book to read when you just want something quick, short and entertaining but also something that has a little bit of substance in it. Highly Highly recommend this book.

I think the only issue I have with Upright Women Wanted is that I wish it were a whole novel, because sometimes it felt like opor opor diya chole jachche, meaning the book was lacking depth in few places. I wanted a few more things/situations to have been explored more.


Lastly I just want to say a bit about the audiobook (that is how I read Upright Women Wanted). If you are planning to read this book, I will highly recommend you to listen to the audiobook, because it is just awesome and it really brings out the essence of the book. The one I listened to was narrated by Romy Nordlinger on Scribd. If you are on Scribd, you know what you need to do right now!!!!

That is all for this post. Thank you so much for reading!!!!

But, before I sign off,

Have you read Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey? If yes, did you love it as much as I did or did you hate it?


6 thoughts on “Audiobook Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

    1. Yeaaah! What do you use to listen to audiobooks? I am currently searching for affordable alternatives to Scribd. Actually Scribd is not very costly in US, but in India after rupee conversion it is totally out of budget for me. If you have any suggestions it will be very much appreciated. Thank you!


  1. Great review! I hadn’t heard of this book before, but I might give it a try since I’m also trying to get into audiobooks more!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s