I’ve become a pretty big fan of audibooks in the past year due to being so busy with school. I found that as a student (and now as a graduate), I had little time to sit down and read. There was always something else to do. But I can listen to audiobooks as I walk to my car, wash the dishes, fold laundry, sweep the floor, make dinner, etc. It’s a win-win.
The prompt for this Top Ten Tuesday is an audio freebie, so I thought I’d list some audiobooks that I loved and those I plan to listen to in the future.
Audiobooks I loved
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I listened to this one in a single day. When I ran out of things to do, I just sat at my desk listening to it because I was so hooked.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This one solidified my love for audiobooks. It was the first one that I really liked, and I proceeded to listen to the entire series and companion books afterwards. The narrator does such a great job.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I’ve talked about this one a lot, I know. But the language is so gorgeous that it needs to be read aloud. It reads like poetry. It wouldn’t be the same if the words just sit on the page. They need to be spoken.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Honestly, I was kind of let down by this story. I didn’t feel like it lived up to the hype. HOWEVER. It had three lovely British narrators and that worked really well. I love British narrators, and I think listening to the different perspectives brought another element to the story.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This one started off really rough and was hard for me to get into, but the last half was excellent. Since there are alternating narrators, it was nice to listen to their voices. You could really see the differences in their personalities come through.
Audiobooks I plan to listen to
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
I know pretty much nothing about this but it came out kinda recently and the cover looks really cool.
Every Day by David Levithan
I read Boy Meets Boy back in the day and loved it, but haven’t really read a David Levithan book since. I’ve heard countless good things about this one, though.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I’ve been trying so hard to get into Neil Gaiman. I read Stardust first and absolutely hated it. Then I listened to The Graveyard Book and liked it okay. So then I tried listening to American Gods because it was recommended to me and I caught it on sale. I got to about 40% before I had to give up. But I’ve decided to give Gaiman another chance with this one. So we’ll see.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
This was kind of an impulse buy because there was a “buy one of these books and get another one free” sale on audible and this one has a pretty cover so yeah.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
And this was the other one I got for free. =)
Please tell me how you feel about audiobooks! Do you find them convienent? Do you have any awesome recommendations? Let me know. =)